Shannon Purcell was Nut Tree scarecrow contest winner

By: From the files of the Colfax Record
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10 YEARS AGO Oct. 24, 2002 – Enjoying Halloween carnival activities at Colfax Elementary School was student Kiefer Hackney, who got her face painted by Barbi Ivey. Having fun at Placer Hills Elementary School were students Amanda Estep, Richard Hazard, Jackie Hazard and Ryan Mulkin. Like a gathering storm, the Colfax High football team is starting to build up a head of steam for the stretch run of the Pioneer League season. The high-flying Falcons rolled into Roseville last Friday night and combined a dose of pressure defense and steady offense to grind up Oakmont’s Vikings, 39-15. In the first-ever meeting between the two schools, the Falcons used Chris Pulver’s first quarter, 55-yar return of an Oakmont fumble for a touchdown as the catalyst to build a 19-0 advantage by intermission before cruising home to the victory. The win left Colfax unbeaten at 3-0 in the PVL and a spotless 6-0 overall. Pulver, who also had a pass interception to go along with hs fumble return, and free safety Wyatt Covich led the Falcons’ defensive showing. But they had plenty of help from the likes of Jared Woolworth, Blake Hoffman, Rory Williams, Brad Collier, Wayne Lambeth and Chris Del Sarto. Colfax quarterback Ben Galbraith helped jump start the Falcons offense as eh finished 13-of-15 htrough the air for 265 yards and three touchdowns. The Gold Country Lioness Club welcomed 11 new members this month. They are Barbara Wilson, Nilda Duffek, Serene Owens, Ed Duffek, Rose Walsh, Maxine Barnett, Joan Lundberg, Betty LaDue, Rita Owens, Valerie Sussek and Ellen Kummer. 20 YEARS AGO Oct. 28, 1992 – Colfax High School Soroptimist Students of the Month for October are Maya Price and Chris Bean. Bean and Price have been classmates since kindergarten, completing Colfax Elementary School together before going to Colfax High. Colfax High School 1992 Homecoming Queen and King are Craig McDonald and Sarah Sutton. Other royalty included Cira Cantisano, senior princess; Missy Stocks, senior princess; and Amy Hanrihan, junior princess. Graduation day at Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. of San Rafael was a proud one for Sarah Nester of Colfax and her dog, Tokyo. The local 4-H Club member presented the golden retriever Linda Webb of Carrollton, Texas. Future Business Leaders from Colfax High School attending the annual Executive Leadership Conference in Fresno Oct. 24-25 included Christo Sims, Peter Sims, Ben Bueno and Beth Dixon. Shannon Purcell of Colfax won a $1,000 prize in the youth division of the Nut Tree Great Scarecrow Contest for her entry, the “Drifted Scarecrow.” The 16-year-old said she would spend her prize on a new car. 50 YEARS AGO Oct. 25, 1962 – James Norton, acting manager of the Colfax Fruit Growers Association, this week announced that the cold storage plant is one of the most popular places for storing Christmas trees that are cut in the higher altitude and brought to Colfax for storage. The firms will store their trees in the local plant. Last year, between 30 and 40 thousand trees were iin the fruit growers gold storage plant. A grease fire on the cooking ranges of Canyon Inn Sunday evening damaged the kitchen to the extent of approximately $1,200. The Division of Forestry answered the alarm and found the blaze under control upon arrival. The kitchen was operating the next day but some repair work will have to be made. Mrs. Richard Nixon, wife of the former vice-president of the United States and candidate for governor, will meet the public at a community reception between the hours of 11 and 1 o’clock at the Stella Irving Memorial Building, Auburn Recreation Park. Airman Dale Callaghan, son of Mrs. and Mrs. T. Dale Callaghan of Weimar, is being assigned to Amarillo AFB, Texas, for technical training as a United States Air Force aircraft maintenance specialist. He is a 1961 graduate of Colfax High School.