Members of the Willie and Janet Holladay family had their mobile home wracked by fire and their Christmas plans ruined. All their Christmas gifts were destroyed but there were no injuries.
For the second time, the Flamingo Club headed by Wed Kabler was planning another public Christmas dinner, “for young and old, rich and poor.” The first dinner for “food and fellowship” the previous year had been hit by heavy snow and bitter cold but still more than 225 took part. An even better turnout was expected in 1984.
Gary Adams farm in the Baldwin area had a Shangri-La Buffalo Ranch which was designed as an 88-acre version of Walden Pont. He had a bull and five cows and planned to have calves in the spring, which could be sold in two years.