Back in 1997 I began attending meetings. I am trying to pinpoint the date but in order to do so have to look something up in the bound volume (which I don't have). The first Watchtower magazine I ever got was in the summer of 97, (probably between May and August). The cover was somewhat orange in color and had a picture of a little girl and a tank (end times related I believe).
If anybody can find that magazine and see when the study articles were used that would be very helpful!