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Days Gone By: Jan. 22-23. 2018

This day in local history for January 22-23.

Published on January 23, 2018 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 22-23, 1918

Ladies, save your old pieces of muslin. The Red Cross wants all of the old muslin it can get for use in wrapping up the surgical bandages and sponges which are being made at the workroom. Another new supply of knitting yarn has been received and can be had by calling Mrs. F.E. King who has charge of the yarn. So many ladies of the city and county are plying their knitting needles these days for the Red Cross that it has been a job to keep supplies of yarn on hand. The chapter has just sent 90 sweaters and some wristlets and scarfs to Camp Lewis where practically all of the garments knitted here are sent.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 22-23, 1968

Bruce Bradshaw, 23, a senior on the Oregon College of Education basketball team, died Sunday after he was injured in a Saturday night game in La Grande. It was the first athletic-caused death in the college’s history. The fatal accident happened when OCE was moving the ball down the floor in a fast break in a game against Eastern Oregon. Several players collided near the basket. Bradshaw slammed into a wall and hit his head near the base of the skull. He never regained consciousness.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 22-23, 1993

For Julie Taylor, returning to Blue Mountain Community College after an eight-year absence has meant a lot of hard work, but it’s been labor of love. Taylor, who played basketball at BMCC as a freshman in 1984-85, is working for an associate degree in office management. She’s also a guard on the women’s basketball team, where she’s averaging about 13 points and half a dozen assists and rebounds per game. During the past eight years, she’s been working, raising two children and playing tournament basketball on an inter-tribal women’s team and in the Pendleton men’s city league. When BMCC assistant coach Paula Nirschl asked her if she would like to return to school with a basketball scholarship, Taylor, now 26 years old, jumped at the chance.



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