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Turning Back The Pages - April 7

75 years ago — April 1936SALISBURY — Joyce Marston is ill with the whooping cough. SHARON — At the American Legion meeting last week, a quantity of clothing and a donation of $5 were sent to Hartford for the flood refugees. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. John L. Mott.50 years ago — April 1961LAKEVILLE — Allen Correll reported seeing 11 deer crossing the Millerton Road on the morning of March 29. They crossed in single file. Mr. Correll reports having seen three at one time before but last Wednesday’s parade set the record. Rumors have drifted eastward from the G. Campbell Beckets, who are on a skiing vacation at Aspen, Colorado, which seems to have been fraught with accidents. It is reported that Mr. Becket has suffered injuries to both knees; their son, Peter, has a separated sternum and Elise Jr. has a sprained ankle. Their son, Jim, skiing in New Hampshire, is reported also to have sustained a sprained ankle. Jack and Bonnie Brooks, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks, are also “enjoying” skiing at the Colorado resort.25 years ago — April 1986Eleven Litchfield County farmers including three from Northwest Corner towns will cease their dairy operations as a result of their acceptance into the federal herd buyout program. The federal government will pay farmers participating in the program for their potential milk production based on 100 pound units. Farmers in the program must either slaughter or export their dairy producing herds, must remain out of the dairy production business for five years, and must not sell their land for dairy production. Area farmers whose bids were accepted are: Michael Meehan of Lakeville, the Belter Brothers of Lakeville, and Wayne Zinke of Canaan. Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.

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