Forty years ago:

Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor News July 25, 1974

Palmer Lake Creator(s): Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. Summary: A man rows his rowboat, "Lizzie" across Palmer Lake at Palmer Lake (El Paso County), Colorado; shows water squirting from a fountain in the lake and the Denver & Rio Grande railroad depot, tank, and train. Date:[1895?] Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library.
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Little Log Church will be having Vacation Bible school July 29-Aug. 2. Children ages 4 through sixth grade will are welcome. VBS runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Bobbi Pierce and Dale Parsons are the directors.

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The Monument Homemakers Extension Club met July 11. There were only six members present because of the many conflicting activities.

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John Keyes, son of retired Air Force Lt. Col. and Mrs. Arthur Keyes of Monument completed a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps field training encampment at McConnell AFB, Kansas. Cadet Keyes is a 1972 graduate of Lewis Palmer High School and a student at University of Northern Colorado.

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Lettuce farmers only get 3.7 cents from a head of lettuce that costs 43 cents. Harvesters and field packers’ get 6.3 cents; wholesalers get 15.8 cents including 6 cents for transportation and retailers 17.2 cents.

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Patrick Rowland Henderson, infant son of Major and Mrs. E DeVere Henderson, received the sacrament of baptism through the Rev. Douglas Wassam, pastor of the Church of Woodmoor. Patrick has two brothers, Mark and Matthew. Patrick was born May 24, 1974, at the USAFA hospital.

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Cane St. John Cotton was born July 10 to Hollister and Catherine Cotton of Palmer Lake. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Harland Close of Denver.

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From Yolks by Bunny-Duck: What’s a boo-bee elephant? An elephant that stands behind a bee and says “boo! bee! Thanks to Bob Greubel, Tucson, Ariz.

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Singing cowboy Rex Allen will be at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs Aug. 7-10. The rodeo will be held at the new Spencer Penrose Stadium. The rodeo street breakfast will be July 17 in the center of downtown Colorado Springs Highlighting the pre-rodeo activities will be the Pageant Parade of the Rockies on Aug. 8.

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Visit White’s Indian Jewelry and Record Shop in the building by John Reddy’s $ Saver Gas Station at Wolfensberger Road — Exit 80 — West Castle Rock. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The shop features authentic Indian jewelry handmade by Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Santa Domingo Indians. Pottery is handmade by the Acoma, Hopi and Sanindelfanso Indians. Sand paintings and Indian rugs are also available. “Beats DENVER Prices.”

— Compiled by Linda Case