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50 years ago: Boatswain Bay Presbyterian church welcomes new pastor

In the May 3, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Fire sweeps through Mount Pleasant

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Una Yates hosts visitors, PTA has cancer talk

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Weekend guests of Miss Una Yates have been her cousin Mr. Herbert Yates of the P.O. Department in Miami and his wife Jean, his wife’s sister Ms. Ruth Brown of Illinois, and his aunt Mrs. Geraldine Read of Toledo, Ohio"

50 years ago: Florence Tatum congratulated on 13 prize wins at Ag Show

In the March 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Mrs. Hebe Massias, dental nurse, returned from Jamaica where she went for medical aid, and is feeling much better. Her husband returned from his job at National Bulk Carriers."

50 years ago: Valentine dinner raises funds

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “The Christian Endeavour society sponsored a Valentine dinner on the 14th in the United Church Hall."

50 years ago: Capt. Robert Ebanks passes

In the Jan. 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. William Ebanks (Bill) became the happy parents of a son on the 8th named Elvis McLurn, weighing 6 pounds."

50 years ago: Iris Rivers and Allenby Bodden welcomed home

In the Jan. 11, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “James Anthony Bodden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Bodden of West Bay, happily celebrate[d] his birthday on the 4th."

50 years ago: Sailors head to Curacao

In the Nov. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Messrs. Tracey Bodden, Lawrence Bush, Orville Powery, Ellard Ebanks and Cedric Bodden left on the 17th for Curacao via Jamaica, to join a ship for National Bulk Carriers.

50 years ago: Girls’ Brigade visits Galleon Beach Hotel

In the Oct. 19, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “On the 14th the leaders of the Girls’ Brigade accompanied the girls on a cycling trip to Galleon Beach Hotel where they received a warm welcome from the manager, Mr. Ainsley. Some of the girls went sea bathing. They report an enjoyable time.

50 years ago: Bad conditions spur PTA threat to close school

In the Oct. 12, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “At a recent meeting at the West Bay Primary School, the parents and teachers expressed their dissatisfaction over the way in which the school building is being treated by the public and also the deplorable condition of the toilets."

50 years ago: Travelers arrive from Swan Island; Charles Orrett passes

In the Sept. 21, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Woman’s Guild fundraiser fun includes mock wedding

In the Sept. 14, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Emmie Bush visits from Bonacco

In the July 20, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Heavy machinery a district first

“Miss Willene Byers, artist and gospel singer left on the 31st for her home in Cullman, Alabama. She spent 7 weeks here, most of her time was spent in Mt. Pleasant in the home of Mrs. Roy Ebanks.

50 years ago: Work picks up for seamen

On Feb. 12, 1966, Mr. Robert L. Ebanks took as his bride Miss Sheila Maria Cuff of Bridgeton, N.J. Mr. Rupert Ebanks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ackermon, also of Brooklyn, all formerly of West Bay, Grand Cayman.

50 years ago: Truck hits house, one man hospitalized

In the March 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported: “On Feb. 22, a dance sponsored by the members of the P.T.A. was held in the Hub theatre, which Mr. Graham Ebanks gave for the occasion. The purpose was to raise funds for Cayman Preparatory School."

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