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Historical Society selling local author's book

| Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003

Well, it has been a slow news week here in town. Everyone must still be reeling from the cold weather and hoping to see a little more sunshine! Before long, we will be complaining about the heat!

Community News

The Dunbar Presbyterian Church activity committee will be sponsoring a Kid's Balloon Dartball night on Feb. 14 at the social hall of the white church located next to Dunbar Post Office. Balloon dartball is baseball played with regulation darts on a regulation dartboard using balloons, which are broken to score homeruns. In addition to our Sunday school students, kids from the community ages 5-12 are welcome to take part. Admission is free and there will be refreshments. Spectators welcome!

Residents are reminded that the Dunbar recycling center will be closed during the months of January and February. The center will reopen in March on its regular schedule.

Dunbar Historical Society Treasurer Mike Bell would like to remind all those who sold calendars that the money should be turned in as soon as possible.

The Historical Society would also like residents to know that they have for sale a few copies of local author Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln's latest book, titled "Autumn Song." The cost is $22. If anyone is interested in purchasing one, contact us at the number below or call Mike Bell at 724-277-4442.

The next meeting of the 2003 Community Fest committees will be Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Presbyterian Church social hall.

A Lost Family

Chris Ryan recently contacted us about a letter received at the Dunbar Post Office from a woman living in Australia. She is seeking information about her family who purportedly lived in the Dunbar area around 1880. According to the letter, a Liddle Jackson was born in Trimdom, England, and died in this area around 1920. He was reported to have invented some type of mining device. His wife's name was Barbara and they had at least one daughter named Catharine. If anyone has any information about this family, contact us. Ryan will then make sure the information is passed on to the lady who inquired.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthday wishes go out this week to: Stephanie Wolf, Johanna Wolf, Dennis Howarth, Charles Lowery, Jeremy Lowery, Dawn Basinger, Ronnie Anderson, Peg Hardy, Joe Renze, Bonnie Wingrove, Jocelyn Callahan, Dorothy Bell, Joshua McKnight, Brandon Leeder, Don Homer, Alex Dixon, Andy Soberdash III, Debbie S. Bunting, John H. Williams, Michael Watson, Devin Gallis, Peggy Rice, Dale Clawson and Andy Lowry.

Anniversary wishes go out this week to: Don and Diana Homer and Charles and Cecilia Neighbors

Dunbar History Moment: A Quiz

This week we thought it would be fun to give our readers a little quiz called "What's There Now?" Dorothy Bell sent us a list of stores that once were located here in town. We are going to give you the name of the store and see if our readers know what is now located where the store once stood. The answer could be a private home, another business or an empty lot. So get out a piece of paper and pencil and write down your answers. Then check next week's column to see how many answers you got right. 1. Kerwin's Store 2. Hardy & Porter's Feed Store 3. Ciamacco's Bar 4. Buzzelli's Fish Market 5. Smith's Meat Market 6. Wishart's Bakery 7. The oldest house in Dunbar 8. Callahan Pool Room 9. William "Doak" Gaddis Grocery 10. Post Office location (1894). We want to thank Dorothy Bell for taking the time to send us this information. Until next week!

Dunbar Trivia Question

Did you know the answer to last week's question, "Who was called the "Flying Ace," and in 1931 helped form the Flying Club in Connellsville, now known as the Allegheny Flying Club headquartered in Pittsburgh?" The answer is: O'Neal A. Medore, born Aug. 9, 1900, son of Rocco and Elisa LaRove Medore. He died at the age of 91 on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1991.

Let's see if you know the answer to this week's question, "Do you know who built the Central Bank of Dunbar?"

Phone us at 724-277-8448 or e-mail at myers@zoominternet.net or bonz@zoominternet.net . All announcements for this column should be received by noon Sunday for publication the following Wednesday. If you have an interesting article or bit of history you would like to share, please mail to Dunbar Column, P.O. Box 366, Dunbar, Pa. 15431.

Until next week, remember to say "hello" to your neighbors!

Zurick and Myers are Dunbar-area residents.

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