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Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Egg Nog – The most exquisitely mixed egg nog ever drank was prepared by Mr. Lewis Meyers, the handsome brunette, who presides over the liquid refreshment of the Ormsby House. What made the egg nog taste so much better was, we presume, the fastidious style in which Mr. Meyers dealt it out.

110 Years Ago

The next issues of the Appeal will be under the management of H. R. Mighels who is the eldest son of the original founder who started it in 1865. The reason for the change is so that the present editor and proprietor (Sam Davis) can devote his time to the State Controllers office.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theatre – ‘Five of a Kind’ with The Dionne Quintuplets and actors Jean Hersholt and Claire Trevor”

50 Years Ago

Moscow radio reported that the Soviet Union has launched a rocket to the moon, after the launching of Sputnik on October 4, 1957.

20 Years Ago

Nevada has a $140 million budget surplus with a certainty of raising another $70 million. and takes a tip from President Bush, “no new taxes.”

10 Years Ago

Governor Guinn keeps two appointees from the Miller administration – Prison Director Bob Bayer and Human Resources Director Charlotte Crawford.

– Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.