Lemoore Flashback: Avalon Opening, New Kmart, Vietnam, and More | Lifestyles
Clarence Atwell, Jr., spiritual leader of the Tachi-Yokuts, and Mike Cisco, tribal administrator, offered prayers and tobacco to the East as part of the inauguration of the new member of the Palace Indian Gaming Casino. The new extension opened to the public on Monday October 8th and features a three-story escalator for easier access to restaurants and games on the third floor. The 13,000 m² extension allows for a larger gaming hall space, new toilets, a better flow of traffic to a new information desk and 100 more slot machines.
A gala opening from Avalon, a unique new Lemoore parish, was held on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Starting in the mid-$ 90,000 range, Avalon offers a unique setting, classic architecture, and enough options to meet almost all buyers’ needs. Located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 41 and Cinnamon Drive, Avalon offers the best of yesterday and today. Nestled behind a five-foot-high berm, lushly planted with a multitude of trees and shrubs, Avalon is shielded from the noise and hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets and highways.
Kmart announced last week that its new 86,500 square foot Kmart discount department store, currently under construction in Lemoore at 215 West Hanford-Armona Road, is expected to open in November.
Some congressmen are loudly complaining that President Nguyen Van Thieu’s administration in South Vietnam has failed to build real democracy and that he should therefore either be ousted or forced to postpone a national election that has long been planned. Congressmen are urging that this be done under threat that otherwise American troops will be withdrawn immediately and completely.
On October 1, 1966, Ensign Howard C. Wolf, a young pilot in Attack Squadron 23, turned 24NS Birthday with an unwanted present from the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. In preparation for a major attack on Thanh Hoa, the air was full of flak. He rolled in, dropped heavy bombs, and started a high-speed pullout. Before he could congratulate himself, he heard a loud explosion in the cockpit and felt a stab of pain as a bullet struck his right leg below the knee. He radioed the ship to prepare for an emergency landing. On the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea, rescue workers prepared to do whatever was necessary to help the wounded pilot. The pilot realized he was losing blood, so he took the elastic strap that held his notepad to his thigh and wrapped it tightly around his leg. The makeshift tourniquet undoubtedly helped save his life, as did the smelling salts in the emergency kit. The ship’s doctor said after the miraculous landing: “It was a miracle that such a large bullet no longer caused damage. If it hadn’t been slowed down by the fuselage and missed all vital arteries and nerves on impact, he would have likely lost his leg or enough blood to cause unconsciousness during the flight. ”With a two-ounce piece of metal as a birthday present from the North Vietnamese ENS Wolf was looking forward to its 25thNS Date of birth.
“Look, Gals, on top of the shoulder, exactly where, if he were an admiral, there would be epaulets. If you see a gold bar, it’s a 2nd lieutenant, if it’s a silver bar, it’s a 1stNS Lieutenant. Two beams make him a captain, and if it’s oak leaves he’s a major. If you see stars, that’s a general. And that’s enough for the first lesson. “
Another addition to Lemoore’s dairy industry is the entry into the local division of Western Condensing Co., headquartered in Eureka. The old winery south of the city limits on Lemoore Avenue has been leased and will be converted and equipped to produce dry milk for poultry feed under the direction of WH Ward, a representative of the company.
The attention of our readers is drawn to the invitation on another page from CF Stockdale of Lemoore Battery Works to attend a screening on the Atwater-Kent radio on Saturday morning at 10:30 am. The baseball game of the world series is covered from game to game.