From the Andes Recorder
November 1914 saw the formation of a fire district in Bovina Center, made possible by the creation of the water district. And William Strangeway learned that you shouldn't hit a horse in the leg.
November 6, 1914
• The Center school is closed on account of the epidemic of measles.
• Frank Kinch, on the Soper farm, had a sheep killed by dogs Thursday night.
• Two drinking fountains have been installed in the Center school house, one for each room.
• There was a “bee” last Thursday to lay a sidewalk along the front of the Methodist church lot. [This is the lot across from the Community Hall]
• A fire district will be formed at Bovina Centre. The water pressure is strong and will throw a stream onto any building.
• Election – 180 votes cast. Governor – Whitman, rep, 101; Glynn, dem, 20; Sulzer, prohibition and American, 50; Davenport, prog, 2.
November 13, 1914
• Alex Hilson is in New York City this week.
• Thermometers went as low as three above zero here Tuesday morning.
• James W. Thomson has moved from Tunis Lake to the Charles R. Lee house which he recently purchased.
• Ralph Burns died in Meredith last week from tuberculosis. He was son of James Burns, formerly of Bovina.
• Dogs have killed six sheep for Frank Kinch, on the Soper farm. One of the dogs has been shot but the other is yet at large.
• Bovina town audits, as allowed by town board, for year 1914, amounted to $1,391.78. The amount paid for sheep killed was $60.
November 20, 1914
• Sloan Archibald has taken out a license and started a milk route.
• A representative of the State Tax Commissioners was here Thursday.
• H.A. Ayers, butter-maker at the Center creamery, has moved from Jas A. Gow’s house to the Phinney house, now owned by Dixon Thomson. [This is the Virga house to the left of Brushland Eating House. 42.2623°N 74.7842°W]
• The Ladies Aid of the M.E. church will hold a Bazaar in the town hall on Tuesday afternoon and evening, November 24. An oyster supper will be served.
• About 40 of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinch made them a visit Wednesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their marriage. The company left a substantial purse as a reminder of the occasion.
November 27, 1914
• Bovina schools are closed this week, owing to a teacher’s conference and Thanksgiving.
• From a bazaar and supper held on Tuesday the Methodist congregation realized $63.80.
• Earl Harold Miller, son of John M. Miller of Bovina, and Miss Rachel Mary Sullivan, of St. Paul, Minnesota, were married November 25.
• Sloan Archibald bought an old horse formerly owned by Jas W. Thomson, and was unable to get it home and had to shoot it while enroute.
• William Strangeway, who lives with his brother-in-law, Charles A. McPherson, on the S.G. Bramley farm, had the misfortune to have his leg broken below the knee. Both bones were broken. Mr. Strangeway hit a horse on the leg and it retaliated by kicking him. [William was the son of Rev. William Strangeway and his wife Margaret Dunn. His sister Rosa was married to Charles McPherson.]