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Days Gone By: Feb. 7, 2018

This day in local history for February 7.

Published on February 6, 2018 1:17PM

Last changed on February 6, 2018 1:45PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 7, 1918

Organization of a Junior Red Cross with auxiliaries in as many schools in the county as possible will be undertaken at once, in conformance with a nation-wide plan outlined by the American Red Cross and approved by President Wilson. Judge G.W. Phelps, who was appointed by the county chapter of the Red Cross as chairman of the chapter school committee, will have charge of the organizational work and will announce his committee members soon. The activities of the Junior Red Cross will include the making of surgical bandages and supplies, courses in first aid, home nursing and dietetics for older pupils, instruction in the history and purposes of the Red Cross, instruction in how to save and above all the teaching of those things which develop good citizenship.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 7, 1968

T. Sgt. James P. Bouchey of the 636th Radar Squadron has been nominated as a candidate for the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Airman of the Year Award. Bouchey has been member of the squadron since Dec. 30, 1966, and served as radar operations crew chief and operations training NCO. Since his recent assignment to the duty of squadron unit training NCO, this unit has received the Fourth Air Force On-the-Job Achievement Award each of the three quarters. Sgt. Bouchey has been the recipient of several cash prizes as a result of military suggestions he has made.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 7, 1993

Charles Rochat can speak his mind all over the world. The Blue Mountain Community College foreign language instructor is fluent in four languages, easily switching among French, German, English and Spanish. He also understands and reads Italian. Born in Switzerland to a French-speaking father and a German-speaking mother, Rochat grew up tied to two tongues. Both languages are spoken in the small European country, as are Italian and the low-Latin dialect of Romanche. He became a full-time instructor at BMCC in 1971 after traveling and teaching in other parts of the U.S., Europe and off the coast of Africa. Rochat, 62, is scheduled to retire at the end of the school year.


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