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Harkening Back

News from Clarissa's Past

25 Years Ago

December 23, 1998

Dear Santa, Please bring me a ping pong game and a hockey table. Travis and I want roller blades. Have a nice trip, Your Friend, Sam Cook.


Dear Santa, Please bring me a green and black bike. We all need bikes. You are nice. Hope to see you! Melvin Thornberg.

50 Years Ago

December 20, 1973

The Clarissa High School Choir will be heard over the radio and TV four times this holiday season. The first presentation will be this Friday, December 21, when they will appear on KMCT TV in Alexandria at 5 p.m.


Santa came to town last Saturday afternoon on his traditional visit and was assisted by a Clarissa Commercial Club member. They handed out nearly 400 bags of goodies to kiddies who came to visit him.



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