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25 years ago
Jan. 9, 1989
MILFORD — A new Cloverbud 4-H Club has formed in the Milford-Goodyear Lake area. Calling themselves the Milford Lakers, the 4-H club is led by organizational leader Lynn Stafford, assisted by Henry Stafford. There are six members: Jessica Allen, Lisa Eggler, Laura Kandtzke, Leah McDonald, Jennifer Stafford and Kim Weir. Units on star gazing, ice fishing, weather, swimming and safety and a neighborhood clean up are planned.
Cloverbud 4-H clubs are designed for children 5-8 years old and are part of the Otsego County 4-H Program.
50 years ago
Jan. 9, 1964
LAURENS — Almost one fifth of the Laurens Central School pupils in grades five through twelve are cigarette smokers, according to the results of a recent survey conducted in those grades by the LCS Student Council.
Principal Reginald G. Kierstead announced the results of the questionnaire-survey Wednesday. He said the student council is currently conducting a campaign against cigarette smoking in conjunction with an all-school smoking-education program.
The questionnaire was obtained from the local American Cancer Society unit in Oneonta.
Of the 268 students answering the questionnaire, 45 admitted they were smokers. Of these, 22 students are in seventh, eighth and ninth grades; 20 are in 10th, 11th and 12th grades and the remaining three students are in fifth and sixth grade.
Non-smokers in the school numbered 223 students.
Of these non-smokers, 11 of them — 56 girls and 55 boys — admitted they “have experimented” with cigarettes.
Boys smokers outnumber girl smokers almost three to one, with 34 boys on the habit as compared to 11 girls.
Twenty-four pupils smoke between one and fie cigarettes a day; 14 pupils smoke just one cigarette a day; six pupils smoke between 10 and 20 cigarettes a day and one pupil said he smokes more than 20 cigarettes a day.
Twenty five said they are allowed to smoke int eh presence of their families; 20 said they cannot. Twenty-nine said they smoke in public; 16 said they don’t.
Of the 536 parents involved, only 295 were reported smokers by their children — 121 mothers and 174 fathers.