A. Y. Owen, editor of the Roger Mills Sentinel announces that due to economic conditions, he will have to close the newspaper and has sold that paper to the editor of the Cheyenne Star, who will honor subscriptions, which the Sentinel held. The editor of the Cheyenne Star has Spanish flu, which has caused the Cheyenne school and many others to close due to the Spanish flu epidemic.
Churches and other organizations have ceased their meetings as to not spread the disease. Soldier boy from Strong City, Ira Campbell has been killed in action in WWI. Mrs. Handy of near Crawford, has died. One of her children is Minnie Blurton of Crawford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery at Durham. J.C. Nebhut was born 4APR1858 and died 2OCT1918 and buried in Cheyenne Cemetery. School has begun at Clear Springs and Miss Emma Stauber is teacher. West School has Miss Mae Rorabaugh is teacher, and Lola Tracy is teaching at Roll. Olive Stauber will teach at Grimes. Four year old son of Mr. White died at home. Dr. W.H. Bell died at Altus who had done dental work here in our county. W.H. Little, old timer died October 16, 1918 at the age of 79 years, who came here in 1897. Three business houses in Cheyenne burned October 24, 1918 in spite of the heroic work of the Volunteer Firemen. The fire caught from the roof of L.W. Pate’s Grocery and Hardware Store on Broadway and Fourth Street. A crew of workmen was doing some repair work on the roof, which required the use of asphalt, the heating vat was fixed on the roof in a manner that would seem perfectly safe. The Pate building was a two story building of reinforced concrete. The building also housed the Cheyenne State Bank, the Local Draft Board, J.W. Eaton’s Dentist Office, different Odd Fellow Lodges, also operating tools belonging to Dr. G.H. Wallace, who recently entered the service to the government. Besides the Pate building in two departments, the O.R. Prestridge Building was also burned. In this building was the Prestridge Hardware on the ground floor and the second story was occupied by Modern Woodmen of American Lodge. On the upcoming election ballot is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing women the Right to Vote. The Cheyenne Star October, 1918