Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

In an OBSERVER photo, Josie Christopher, founder/director of the Christopher Wellness Center, displays the Sabres flag the non-profit cancer support facility won as part of a contest with Westinghouse/ West Valley Nuclear Services. There were only 50 winners in the contest and the center was chosen as one. Ms. Christopher said she and the center’s staff were proud to be chosen as the recipient of such a “priceless gift.”

Forty years ago — 1979

“It’s just getting to be a dirty, dirty game,” Homer “Chum” Bowker, owner of Chum’s Sunoco, Main Street, Forestville said about the cutbacks in gasoline allocations in service stations. Chum’s is the only service station in Forestville. The next closest station is five miles away. Mr. Bowker has had to set the maximum gasoline purchase at $5 as have many other service station operators. He said that he is being shorted about 18,000 gallons of gasoline for the month of July.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Dunkirk Kiwanis Club essay contest winners accepted their prize money from Joseph C. Gullo, chairman of the contest. They are Karen Sage, first prize and Molly Dew, second prize, both of Dunkirk Junior High School; and Audrey Dudek (third place winner from St. Hyacinth’s School). The three girls were guests of the local service club during a luncheon at the White Inn. The three winning essays were selected from more than 200 entries.

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