There was a dedication for the naming of Ossie Street near City Hall in honor of the late Ossie Ball, who served as Patterson’s fire chief for 36 years.
A Santa Rosa man, Bryan Wilson, plans to open an artist studio in the old Carnegie library building across from the fire station. He plans to purchase the building.
Two Patterson High FFA members, Jaime Reyna and Anastacio Bolanos, have each received the State Farmer degree. Reyna is president of the local FFA chapter.
50 years ago — March 19, 1959
Ray Armstrong is a gold award winner in the recent FFA project competition sponsored by the American Trust Co. Three other Patterson High students, Jack Nelson, David Abbott and Ray Washburn, won silver awards.
Bob Bronzan stole second, third and home Tuesday afternoon against Gustine to give the Patterson baseball team a 6-5 victory. Outfielders Don Richardson and John Avila threw out Gustine runners at the plate. Stanley Bowers started on the mound for Patterson and hurled three solid innings until weakening in the fourth.
Dave Tamo and Roger Bloom anchor the Patterson High tennis team. About 30 boys are out for the spring sport.
75 years ago — March 23, 1934
The flower show being planned by three local organizations is only a week away, despite an early season that has already brought spring flowers to their peak. The show will be in the high school gym under the sponsorship of the 20-30 Club, women of the Patterson Farm Center and the Chamber of Commerce.
Picnics ranging from large group gatherings to small family outings have kept the Del Puerto Canyon road busy with traffic. The Agricultural Commission staff, 20-30 Club, County Council of the American Legion and others have enjoyed the wildflowers with picnics, games and social gatherings.