by complied by Amanda Deats-Coello

April 19, 1945

Ozona's three churches joined Sunday morning in a memorial service at the First Baptist Church honoring the memory of the late president Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose sudden death late Thursday afternoon in Warm Springs, Ga., shocked the world. The special service was held at the 11 o'clock hour, the Methodist and Church of Christ congregations joining the Baptists for the union service in tribute to the man who had served the nation as president twelve years. Special music for the occasion was provided by a mixed quartet composed of Miss Mary Francs Bradley, Mrs. Fred Wright, M. E. Corbell and Ross- Hufstedler. The choir also sang a special anthem with Mrs. H.B. Tandy singing the solo part. A tribute to Mr. Roosevelt was offered by L.B.T. Sikes, principal of the Ozona High School. The memorial sermon was by the Rev. Wm B. Waldrop, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

April 14, 1955

Chandler Heights, a new residential subdivision for Ozona became an official reality this week when the Commissioners Court granted W.H. Chandler permission to file his map and plat of the subdivision, dividing a portion of Survey 25, Block OP, into town lots and dedicating streets and alleys for public use. The new subdivision, on the hill just west of downtown Ozona, has been in process of planning for several months and work was to begin sometime this week in laying out streets and alleys, cutting ditches for water and sewer lines and making ready for the actual beginning of construction of new homes in the subdivision. A number of lots have already been sold in the new residential area.

April 15, 1965

Initiating the bright, shiny new Ozona civic center as the first function within its beautiful auditorium since its official acceptance by the county from the contractor, six hours before, the Ozona Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night staged its first annual banquet for the membership and guests with approximately 125 persons present for an entertaining evening. John Heid Jr., Ozona café owner, newly elected president of the Chamber, presided at the banquet and introduced visitors from San Angelo, Big Lake and Odessa and read a telegram of congratulations from the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

April 17, 1985

Alma Kay Ramos, 17, was killed instantly here Saturday night when the late model sports car she was driving went out of control under the I-10 underpass on Highway 163, crashed into a traffic light pole, overturned twice and crashed into another metal light pole. She was traveling south on Hwy 163 at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, according to witnesses to the accident, who saw the brake lights come on before the car entered the underpass. Justice of the Peace Raymond Davee pronounced Miss Ramos dead at the scene at 10:15. Firemen attempting to get the scene with the “Jaws of Life’’ tool were hampered by vehicles of on-lookers which created a dangerous situation.

April 20, 1994

Ozona school kids got a treat when the Shannon Medivac helicopter arrived on the parking lot of FESCO. A Shannon employee is explaining the features of the new life-saving equipment to the young visitors at the 1994 Crockett County Health Fair held Thursday.

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