May 7, 1943

Word has just been received here of the graduation with the highest average of his class of William Angrave, son of Mrs. Rena Angrave of Galt. With his diploma from Glendale, Bill also received special recommendations and a diploma from the Curtis-Wright Institute, the first diplomas of this kind to be issued. The information states that he has been made a corporal and transferred from Glendale to the Army Air Base Technical Training Command at Inglewood.

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Last Sunday was a day that will long be remembered by Mrs. Mary Wood when her daughter, Mrs. Mary Bradford, entertained at a dinner party for 20 relatives at her home on Oak Avenue in honor of Mrs. Wood’s 80th birthday.

May 14, 1953

“The Red Roses” is the name that the third grade Bluebird group voted to call themselves at a meeting of the newly-formed organization held last Friday. Marilyn Drum was elected president. Others present were Carolyn Goldsmith, Carol Young, Patricia McWilliams, Margaret Gretts, Janet Fair, Wanda Schmierer, Gloria Jean Aguilar, Carol Ehrlich, Arlene Steiner and new member Sharon Fernandez.

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Richard Peterson was elected president of the Galt chapter of Future Farmers of America at a meeting last Thursday. Other officers are Jack Johnson, vice president; Ronnie Armstrong, secretary; Allen Meyers, treasurer; Lester Fuqua, reporter; and Kenneth Hieb, sentinel.

May 9, 1963

All the business places closed for the afternoon Monday as the town of Thornton paid its last respects to Miss Jessie C. Thornton, 84, who died Thursday morning after a lengthy illness. She lived almost her entire lifetime in the town which bore her father’s name. Arthur and Emma Thornton founded Thornton in 1862.

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Pratton, Galt, are the proud parents of a boy, Matthew Calvin, born at Lodi Memorial Hospital April 24 weighing 7 pounds 6½ ounces.

May 10, 1973

The Bank of Alex Brown will hold a ground-breaking for their new branch in Galt today, Thursday, at the corner of Lincoln Way and C Street.

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Mr. and Mrs. Erick Spiess of Galt are announcing the engagement of their daughter Meladee Dawn to Donald George Dodds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dodds of Sacramento. She is currently working on her master’s degree in education and is a speech therapy instructor in Oxnard. Her fiancé is teaching science and wrestling in Oxnard.

May 5, 1983

Mayor Marian O. Lawrence today gave her whole-hearted support to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy Campaign which will be held on May 20 and 21. Said Lawrence: “The prompt help given to our disabled and needy veterans, the magnificent care given the orphans and widows of our honored war dead, the fostering of true Americanism – these are some of the highly commendable things being done by the VFW through our unselfish support of the Buddy Poppy Sale.”

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A couple of local horsemen will become famous sometime in July when they are shown on national television as part of a show dealing with the horse industry featuring Appaloosas. Grant Gibbs who has his ranch on Joy Drive in Galt is nationally known for his handling of Appaloosas and this show will show Gibbs in action, along with Tom Simmons of Simmons-Kennedy.