90 YEARS AGO…
October 31, 1931: Special Music At Hot Springs
The combined choirs of the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches of Hot Springs gave a concert at the Presbyterian Church here on Thursday evening.
Mrs. George Louison and Mrs. Milton Housetter, of Covington, were invited to assist. They also sanf two very beautiful duets which were highly appreciated.
The concert took place at 8:15 o’clock and a large number of people from Hot Springs and Covington attended. The event proved to be one of the most successful and enjoyable musical treats that has been presented at Hot Springs in a long time.
75 YEARS AGO…
October 30, 1946: GAUF Total $67,577
The Greater Alleghany United Fund had achieved a total of $67,577 or 72 per cent of the goal of $93,470, as of the report meeting held at GAUF headquarters on Hawthorne Street, according to Delbert G. Hepler, campaign director.
Next Friday, Nov. 5 will be the official closing day of the campaign. The office will be closed as soon as possible after that date for the 1971-72 campaign.
Hepler commented: “If all reports, when completed, fall as short of their goals next week as they did this week, we will still be short of our expected goal next Friday. All division heads are urged to complete their assignments by Nov. 5.
50 YEARS AGO…
October 30, 1971: AWRT Discusses Radio’s Future
A panel discussion of the future of broadcasting topped the agenda this morning at the three-day conference of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) here.
25 YEARS AGO…
October 30, 1996: Boy Stops School Bus After Driver Passes Out
Joey Hendrix was sitting in the back row of the school bus when he heard a thump. Then another student screamed, and Joey saw the driver slumped on the floor.
Then he realized the bus was moving, and no one was at the wheel.
“I was pretty scared,” said the 13-year-old seventh-grader at Dozier Middle School. “I jumped up and yelled, ‘Stop the bus. Stop the bus. Stop the bus.”
But no one aboard the half-full vehicle that was taking students home Friday made a move for the driver’s seat, and the bus began veering into oncoming traffic as it rolled along at approximately 20 mph.
“I knew I had to stop the bus,” Joey said. So he ran down the aisle “in about two seconds,” grabbed the steering wheel with one hand and used the other to push the brake pedal to the floor.
10 YEARS AGO…
October 31, 2011: Brewery Not Locating In New River Valley
Virginia’s Montgomery County is out of the running as the site for a new plant from craft beer giant Sierra Nevada Brewing.
The California-based brewery had the area high on its list for a planned $70 million East Coast headquarters.
But county officials told The Roanoke Times that brewery took Montgomery County out of consideration because the location that it was eyeing is now under contractwith Utah based Backcountry.com.
The online outdoor gear, clothing and equipment retailer announced plans in October for a distribution center.