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July 23, 2009

July 1997

The new area code, 785, went into effect in Kansas. It was made necessary because of Kansas' population growth and the increased use of fax machines, computer modems, pages and cellular phones. All those factors exhausted the quantity of 913 telephone numbers.

• Jason Hamlin, 10, placed third with a shot-put throw of 23 feet 6-7/8 inches in the bantam boys class at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics regionals in Emporia. Hamlin's throw qualified him for nationals later in the month in Baton Rouge, La.

From the Eudora News

July 1974

Newly elected officers for the Eudora Lions Club were Lowell Henderson, president; Tom Jerome, first vice president; Alf Oleson, second vice president; Clobert Noble, third vice president; A.J. Morriss, tail twister; and Marvin Beem, Lion Tamer. Board of directors were Vernon Mott, William Nichols and Ben Ravins. Darrell Abel was also installed as a new member.

• Air Force Captain Ronald C. Williams graduated from the Strategic Air Command's missile combat crew operations readiness training course at Vandenberg Air Force Base in

California.

From the Eudora Enterprise

July 1930

Lettie White had the balance of her teeth extracted.

• The new Kansas slogan was "Eat one more slice of bread and help the wheat farmers."

From the Eudora Weekly News

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