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May 22, 2014

Step Back in Time: May 22, 2014

25 years ago

May 22, 1989

DELHI — Pro basketball’s Chris Mullin, pro football’s Joe Morris and pro racing’s Davey Jones are among the sports stars scheduled to attend the third-annual fundraiser hosted by a Delhi construction company and Kiwanis club.

The all-day, bigtop-style barbecue will once again be held at the Clark Company grounds on state Route 10, and will feature clams, open bar, live bands and a disc jockey, said Chris Maney, event spokesman. This year, it is set for Saturday, June 17, from 2 to 10 p.m.

“We’re going to have the same circus-type atmosphere,” said Maney. “Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s a really good time.”

In two fundraisers, the Clark Company and the Kiwanians have raised $25,000 and distributed it to local charities and non-profit groups. Last year, of $17,000 raised, the Delaware County Children’s Christmas Fund, O’Connor Hospital Respiratory Fund and the United Way each received $5,000. Delaware Academy’s Students Against Drunk Driving chapter, the Delhi Fire Department and the Delaware Academy sports program received the rest of the funds.


50 years ago

May 22, 1964

STAMFORD — Next week 20 Afghanistan students, enrolled in graduate work at Teachers College, Columbia University, will visit nine schools in the East Delaware-Schoharie Supervisory district.

The students will be assigned host families for their visit here.

On Thursday, May 28, Melvin C. Carpenter, district superintendent of schools will preside at a dinner in honor of the delegation at the Delaware Inn. School principals, Board of Education members and local residents will be present.

Interviews between the group of delegates and residents will be recorded on an Ampex video tape machine under the direction of Paul L. Reed, owner of Stamford Video. The recorded interviews will be shown the same evening on one of the channels received through the cable system in the village.

Telephone conferences with the Afghanistan ambassador to the United Nations and the president of American Telephone and Telegraph are being arranged.

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