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Looking Back

News from Bertha and Hewitt's Pasts

25 Years Ago

November 25, 1998

The Bertha-Hewitt School observed National Chemical Awareness Week last week. During the week, members of the B.R.A.G Team (Bears Resistance Against GAC-gangs/guns-alcohol and chemicals) handed out red ribbons and tied them onto cars at school and downtown Bertha, gave mints to students, lifesavers, suckers, coloring and comic books and pamphlets. On Friday, they had a ghost out. Thirteen students were ghosted out to represent the number of people who would possible be killed in a drunk driving related incident. Students were ghosted every 25 minutes throughout the school day. Students then answered questions about how they died.


The hurricane may be over, but Central Americans still need help in overcoming the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch. Several local churches are working with the Godchild Project to help the victims. The churches are: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Clarissa, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Bertha, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha and the Church of God in Bertha. They are acting as collection points for the Godchild Project.

50 Years Ago

November 25, 1948

Because of the popular demand to hear them, the Rust College Singers of Holly Springs, Mississippi, have rearranged their itinerary and will appear at the Bertha School Auditorium on Saturday evening, November 27.


75 Years Ago

November 29, 1923

The sale of Christmas Seals started November 30. Dr. C.L. Scofield, president of the Minnesota Public Health Association, called to the attention of the people of Minnesota the wonderful progress in the fight against tuberculosis. He stated that in the past 20 years the death rate in the United States, as a whole, from this disease has been cut in half.

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