60 years ago
Bigger 'n' Better Prediction for Lion Carnique: Brentwood Lions are set to go all out in providing more fun, more prizes more entertainment for all who attend this year's Carnique and Fourth of July Celebration.
Carnival booths will operate from noon to midnight featuring bingo, hammer and nail booth, dart and balloon booth, dunk tank, hay rides and more.
Hot dogs, ice cream and soda will be sold.
For those who want to cool off, there will be swimming in the high school pool at a reduced rate.
All proceeds form the Carnique go into the Lions Club community welfare fund.
25 years ago
Youths to seek adventure and better understanding in U.S.S.R.: If Chris Carpenter and Darshaun Nadeau need to write How-I-Spent -My-Vacation essays next September, they won't lack for ideas. By then the Antioch High School sophomores will have stories aplenty from participation in the American-Soviet Youth Ural Mountain Exchange Program that features a seven-day rafting trip down the Vishera River with their Soviet peers through an area previously closed to foreigners.
"Rafting isn't the whole point of the trip, though," says Carpenter, explaining the pair will spend almost three weeks interacting with their counterparts in the program, which is called Project Raft -- Russians and Americans for Teamwork. The program's intent is to promote cooperation, to strengthen the positive relationship between the two nation's peoples.
His and Nadeau's once-in-a-life-time adventure will start June 17, when they arrive in Moscow with 12 other Americans. A day of cultural touring follows before the entourage flies to Perm for home visits with the Soviet delegation.
After the raft trip, the group will travel by steamboat to Solikamsk, and the next day they will go via hydrofoil, to Perm. After a bus ride, they will hike to ice caves. The travelers expect to return with only a few souvenirs.
-- Brentwood and Daily Ledger news files