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The Monroe Journal News Flashback for November 2015

Alabama legislator Lister Hill
NOV. 13, 2003

On a sunny Tuesday morning at Veterans Memorial Park in Monroeville, some found it hard to choke back tears and others didn’t try as thoughts turned to soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
About 150 people, including many veterans, attended the Veterans Day ceremony held in honor of all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. All were remembered, and special mention was made of Sgt. Troy Jenkins of Repton, who died just a few months ago after suffering injuries in Iraq.

MC cruises into Round 2: EUTAW - Sometimes bigger is not better. Such was the case here Friday when Monroe County High School played the role of David and slew its Goliath, Greene County High School, 42-6, in the state playoffs.
Senior tailback Kevin Adair racked up 128 yards on 21 carries to pace the offense, running for three touchdowns and passing for another. He also kicked five extra points.
(Other standout MCHS players in that game included Taylor Anderson, Justin Finklea, Tyler Hunt, Nick Madison, Jerrell, McMillan, Reco Nettles, Tyler Richeson and Sheldon Wilson.)

Ruling could impact liquor vote: A Cherokee County circuit judge’s ruling could impact the potential sale of alcoholic beverages in Monroe County.
Judge David Rains ruled that a local bill approved by the state legislature and governor providing for the sale of alcoholic beverages in Cedar Bluff is unconstitutional.
In September, the legislature and governor approved a similar municipal option bill for Monroeville and Jackson.

NOV. 5, 1998

Ronnie Philen and Lynn Lowery Powell cut the ribbon on their new business, Village Pharmacy, Monday of last week. Despite bad weather caused by Hurricane George, the pharmacy opened for business Mon., Sept. 28.

Frisco City senior fullback John Tucker and Excel junior linebacker Al Black are The Monroe Journal’s Players of the Week. Tucker had 109 yards on just eight rushes Friday in the Whippets’ 44-12 whipping of McKenzie in Frisco City. Black led Excel’s defense with 15 tackles Friday in the Panthers’ 27-20 win over Flomaton High in Flomaton.

The Monroe County High School marching band wins superior rating in a marching band competition in Bay Minette. It received superior ratings for drum major, color guard, majorettes, drum line and overall band. Section leaders are Mary Jo Dailey, Billie Watson, Joey Grabill, Jodi Kirchharr, Sarah Sawyer, Brandy Stacey, Josh Dewberry, Tiffany Willis, Keri Eddins, Chris Allen and Stephanie Pulfrey.

Voters in Monroe County Commission District 2 gave Commissioner Carlisle McClure four more years on the commission in Tuesday’s general election.
McClure defeated Independent challenger Bill Dailey by a margin of about 200 votes.
The 12-year incumbent (McClure) said he appreciates all the support… he also had complimentary words for Dailey’s campaign.

NOV. 16, 1995

George Elbrecht was elected president of the Monroe County Board of Education and C.P. Carmichael was chosen vice-president at the regular November meeting, held at 6 p.m. last Thursday in the Resource Center in Monroeville.
Member Alfred Nall of Excel nominated Elbrecht; Tony Powell of Uriah seconded the motion; and the vote was unanimous.

Frisco City High School turned the tables on Houston Academy Friday in Dothan, whipping the Raiders 20-0 in the first round of the Alabama High School 1A state football playoffs.
Frisco’s victory over the Area 7 champion stunned some, because the Whippets had suffered an 18-6 loss to the Raiders just three weeks ago in a regular season game in Frisco City.
(Standout Frisco players in the playoff game included Jimbo Cave, Randy Coleman, Walter Lambert, Eddie Logan, Bryne Malone, Ronald Parker, Quamie Richardson, Johnny Sirmon and Ken Sirmon. John Harper was Frisco’s head coach.)

A newly formed firing squad participate in Veterans Day activities Saturday on the Courthouse Square. The Rev. Tom Butts presented the invocation. Squad members are Commander Eddie Everette, Walt Bentley, J.V. Lundy, Allen Biggs, Alvin Bayles, E.C. Reid, Robert Sims and Bill McDonald.

NOV. 8, 1990

778th leaves Fort Rucker: Following a brief send-off ceremony early Tuesday at Fort Rucker near Dothan, family members waved goodbye to Monroeville’s 778th Maintenance Co. as the National Guard unit left to join Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia.
By dawn Tuesday, the 240-member support company of Monroeville and Jackson, along with the 851st Service and Support Co. of Abbeville, stood in formation wearing tan desert uniforms and heavy gear. By 7 a.m., unit members had boarded buses and left for Fort Benning, Ga.

Monroe Academy cruised to its ninth straight win of the 1990 season Friday in Mobile, dumping 4A West Region rival Faith Academy 52-6 in a private school game.
MA’s Volunteers churned up 366 total yards on offense and held Faith to 107 total yards to improve their record to 9-0 on the year.
(Standout MA players in that game included Nick Ackerman, Shannon Baggett, Dallas Gamble, Chris Hare, Shenandoah McLaurin, Shane Stafford, Jerrod Thompson, Keith Tucker and Mitchell Turberville. K.J. Lazenby was MA’s head coach.)

Mike Potter, administrator of Monroe County Hospital, announced yesterday that he is resigning effective Dec. 7 to take a job in Ennis, Texas.

NOV. 27, 1986

First Baptist Church of Monroeville celebrated its 160th anniversary with two services and dinner Sunday. More than 600 people attended, including former staff members and church workers who came out of First Baptist.

The Monroe County High School Tigers were eliminated from the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Class 5A football playoffs Friday when they were upended 7-0 at Eufaula High.
(MCHS head coach Howard) Busby commended the defensive play of Mark Williams, Steve Ramer, Jerome Betts, Robert Howard, Art Owens, Manning Williams and George Coker.
(Other outstanding MCHS players in that game included Sidney Carmichael, Willie Kidd, Torey Kimberl, Cale Lindsey, Tony McPherson, Allen Richardson and John Tomlinson.)

A committee will be appointed by the Monroe County Commission to oversee and raise money for the renovation of the old courthouse.
Probate Judge Otha Lee Biggs told the commission Tuesday, during its regular meeting, that he would like for each commissioner to recommend two persons from his district to serve on the “blue ribbon” panel. He also said he would ask the county’s municipal governments to recommend one member each. With four districts and five municipalities, the committee would have 13 members.
“When this building is restored, I want it to be the showplace of Monroe County,” said Biggs.

NOV. 3, 1983

Darrel Ledkins has been promoted to chief deputy from assistant chief deputy in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and two other deputies also have received promotions, Sheriff Lenwood Sager announced Tuesday.
Ledkins, who joined the department in October 1975 and was promoted to assistant chief deputy in 1978, fills the position of former Chief Deputy Alvin Royster.
Also receiving promotions were Steve Griffis, who was named assistant chief, and James Prevo, who was named sergeant.

Monroe Academy clinched another berth in the Alabama Private School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs Friday with a 49-27 win over Macon Academy in Monroeville.
The Big Orange’s ground game rolled up 355 yards rushing as senior halfback Tim Carter rambled for 130 yards on just five rushes and junior halfback Donald Foster piled up 129 yards on 16 carries.
(Other standout MA players in that game included Jody Brannon, Keith Dees, Hudson Hines, Brent King, Steve Lambert, Keith Langham, Michael McCrory, Steven Simmons, Don Smith, Todd Stacey, Richard Tippy, Gene Wiggins and Troy Wilson. Rob Kelly was Monroe’s head coach.)

An early morning fire, thought to have been caused by an electrical short-circuit, gutted the main building of The Garden Center at Ollie Saturday and caused heavy damage to a greenhouse, according to Monroeville Fire Chief Wilbert Pickens.

NOV. 20, 1980

Arvin Industries’ Monroeville plant will cease production Dec. 19, and local officials are already looking for another industry for the site.
Plant manager T.I. Sparks yesterday attributed the closing to the high cost of transporting the plant’s products to Indiana, the sagging condition of the automotive replacement parts industry and the fact that the plant was not selling what it was costing according to the company’s cost-accounting system.
He said there was no chance the plant would reopen. Built in 1966 and expanded twice, the plant makes automotive exhaust systems and employed between 200 and 300 people at its peak.

Shields falls short in final 7 seconds: A crucial call in the last seven seconds of the game went against the J.F. Shields Panthers Friday night in Silas as the Indians of South Choctaw High held off a Panther rally and won 36-35 in the first round of the state 2A playoffs.
Panther back Lloyd Tucker seemingly had scored on an extra point try, but the official saw it another way and said the Indians’ defense had stopped Tucker in time.
Shields had scored with seven seconds left on a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Larry Nettles to end John Davison.
(Other standout Shields players in that game included Calvin Stallworth, Darrell Stallworth and Jerry Stallworth. John Wiley was Shields’ head coach.)

Twenty-five high school seniors will compete for the 1981 Monroe County Junior Miss title Saturday night beginning at 6:30 in the Patrick Henry Junior College auditorium.
(Contestants that year included Diane Brake, Pamela Ann Brown, Lyn Byrd, Sheryll Arlene Chandler, DeLois A. Clausell, Pamela L. Corbett, Angie Crawford, Linda Godwin, Debra Lynn Horton, Cathy Kelly, Lisa Lloyd, Genevelyn Yvonne Logan, Lori Lynne Moore, Jennifer Anne Nettles, Lisa Faye Nettles, Gwendolyn Elaine Odom, Collins Denise Parker, Kelli Elena Reynolds, Marcia Stallworth, Emily Swift, Fairy Watson, Margaret Kay Watson, Mary Beth Whiddon, Sharon Denise Wiggins and Tammy Lynn Wiggins.)

NOV. 14, 1974

Southtown Plaza Shopping Center in Monroeville will open the day after Thanksgiving, its developer announced Tuesday.
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Fri., Nov. 29, in the parking lot of the new center on the Highway 21 Bypass at Mayfield Street, said Don Sewell, district manager for Arlen Shopping Centers Co. of Chattanooga.

Excel unbeaten, misses playoffs: Coach Lee Holladay’s Excel High School Panthers got their 33rd consecutive season win Friday night as they upended a powerful McKenzie team 26-0 to complete their third straight undefeated season.
The Panthers ended the season tied with Lyeffion for the Area 2 championship but will not go to the state playoffs, losing to the Alabama High School Athletic Association tie-breaking rule.
(Standout Excel players that season included Rhett Barnes, Butch Grissette, Al Hall, Johnny House, James Jordan, Rex McCants, Keith McMillian, Mike McQueen and Darrell Wiggins.)

J.U. Blacksher School at Uriah will celebrate its 50th anniversary and homecoming Saturday with a parade, alumni meeting, supper and homecoming football game.
At 4 p.m., an alumni meeting will be held in the gym and the Class of 1925, Blacksher’s first graduating class, will be given special recognition. Former student A.G. “Buddy” Simmons of Decatur will be the guest speaker.

NOV. 25, 1971

The Excel Baptist Church took on a new look as a vestibule and steeple were added to the church. Other improvements made included carpeting the floor and painting the auditorium. A pulpit railing also was added. Rev. Ernest Thomas, pastor, invites everyone to visit the church.

Monroe Academy, the defending state private school champions, won an easy 40-20 first round victory over Glenwood Academy at Vanity Fair Park last Friday night.
Leading the Vols in one of their most outstanding games was Rob Kelly, 190-pound junior quarterback. Kelly passed for 286 yards, completing 20 of 27 passes, five of them for TDs.
(Other outstanding Monroe players in that game included Doug Boswell, Johnny Mack Hollinger, K.J. Lazenby and Danny Wilson.)

Construction of Monroeville’s new office building at the intersection of South Alabama Avenue and Drewry Road has begun and is expected to be completed by Feb. 1, 1972.
The complex, which will consist of 3,000 square feet, will house five offices. The outside of the building will be brick, featuring columns and a mansard roof design.
“The complex is being built because there is a tremendous demand for office space in Monroeville,” said Ron Bates, spokesman for the project.

NOV. 7, 1968

The Excel City Council met for the first business session of the new term Tues., Oct. 22. Lower insurance rates and a new water well for the city were among the matters of business discussed.
(Excel Mayor Coy Stacey presided over that meeting, and the members of the Excel council included Quinton Mixon, Fred Kinsey, L.S. Hancock, Bernard Brown and Jerald Jordan.)

Tauscher Returns To Duty In Vietnam: Army Capt. Edward R. Tauscher, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Tauscher, 716 Pamela Drive, Monroeville, was assigned Oct. 18 to the 4th Infantry Division near Pleiku, Vietnam as an air operations officer. Capt. Tauscher visited his parents here earlier this year after returning home from a tour of duty in Vietnam.

J.U. Blacksher High School lost the statistics but won the football contest with Lyeffion last Friday night.
The Bulldog defense recovered from the first half scare and dug in while the scoring combination of Bohannon to (Joe Dale) Harris to McGee went to work. (Howard) Metts ran the extra point on both scores. Final score was 21-12.
(Blacksher head coach Buddy Rhodes) says the Bulldogs feel they put in a good night’s work last week as they remembered the 26-0 drubbing Lyeffion handed out last year.

NOV. 18, 1965

NEARS REALITY – The first three buildings of the Patrick Henry Junior College are now under construction and are expected to be completed next spring. The buildings will be the administration, the library and the science buildings. Classes will be held in the First Baptist Church and the Methodist Church until the buildings are ready for occupancy.

MCHS Raps Frisco City, Takes Monroe Crown: The Monroe County High Tigers, displaying its greatest offensive showing of the season, downed the Frisco City Whippets 38-0 in the season’s finale for both teams.
The win also gave Monroeville the county championship with wins over all three of the other county teams and put the Tigers record at 8-1-1.
(Standout MCHS players in that game included Frank McCreary, Randy McDonald, Tommy McMillon, Mike Segers and Larry Wiggins. Standout Frisco players included Pat Boothe, Donnie Griffey, Wayne Ikner, Mike Johns, Jim Kelly and Donnie Wiggins.

NOV. 12, 1959

Strange Disappearance Of Uriah Family Remains Unsolved After Month’s Hunt: A month’s widespread search over several states has failed to produce any evidence as to the whereabouts of a missing Monroe County family.
Mystery still shrouds the sudden evanescence of the Fred Hayles family of Uriah.
The Hayles family has been missing from their home near Uriah since Oct. 10. The Hayles home was found soon after the disappearance unlocked with the family gone. Vanishing with Hayles, a farmer, were his wife, four children and father.

Trailing until the fourth period, the Beatrice High School Eagles flashed back to tie McKenzie, 6-6, in Friday’s grid match in Beatrice.

Outstanding defensive men for Beatrice, in on almost every tackle, were left tackle John Ray Pipkin, right tackle Jessie Owens, right end Ben Luker, defensive linebacker Jimmy Suttle and left guard Edward Wiggins.
Outstanding offensive man for Beatrice was left halfback Charlie Owens, back in action for the first time in several games.

Frisco Textiles Inc. in Frisco City, badly damaged by fire on Wednesday night, Nov. 4, will be back in full operation around Nov. 20.
Loss to the company, which manufactures women’s sportswear, was estimated in excess of $150,000. The vast stock of inventory destroyed by fire and smoke accounts for the loss.
Cause of the fire has not been determined, the plant manager said Wednesday.

NOV. 24, 1955

Dr. W.W. Eddins, prominent Monroeville physician and Monroe County Health Officer, announced Friday he had leased Monroeville Hospital from Mrs. T.E. Nettles, widow of the late Dr. T.E. Nettles.
Mrs. Nettles has been operating the hospital on a temporary basis since the death of Dr. Nettles in an automobile accident in September.
Dr. Eddins said Wednesday he plans to assume operation of the hospital sometime around Dec. 1.

The Monroeville County High Tigers of Coach LeVaughn Hanks finished the 1955 football campaign strong as they topped the Whippets of Frisco City by a 19 to 12 margin in Frisco City Friday night.
Congratulations to every MCHS Tiger senior who has each done his job in every victory during the 1955 season. Leaving the Tiger line-up will be: Co-Capt. Grayson Simmons, Co-Capt. William Nettles, Danny Morgan, Hank Williams, Ray Sirmon, Boone McNorton, John Fowler, Aubrey Tatum and Gilbert Jernigan.

Inauguration of carrier mail delivery service for municipal Monroeville will begin around the middle of January, according to a report made at a meeting of the local Chamber of Commerce Monday night.
Commerce officials stated the tentative time for the beginning of the service was obtained from the Post Office Department and is pending on completion of a number of details.
They include the erection of letter boxes and the possible procurement of a delivery truck.

NOV. 5, 1953

Lt. Windell Owens, Monroeville attorney, has been appointed commanding officer of Monroeville’s Battery D of the 108th National Guard Antiaircraft Battalion, effective Nov. 1.
Lt. Owens will replace R. Jeff Martin in the position, which he resigned at the end of last month.
Lt. Owens stated Wednesday he had received his appointment via telephone from State National Guard headquarters in Montgomery.

Seeking their third intersectional win of the season, the Monroe County High Tigers will travel to Brewton Friday night to meet the T.R. Miller eleven.
Coach Levaughn Hanks stated the local squad is generally in good condition to meet the Escambia group.
Starters for the Tigers will otherwise be the same as they have been for most of the season, as follows: Left end - Bert Nettles offensively and Paul Fowler, defensively; left tackle – William Nettles; left guard – Nicky Manning; center – Grayson Simmons; right guard, Baby Ryland; right tackle, Billy Parker; right end – Johnny Finklea; quarterback – Wayne Jones; left half – Jeff Sirmon; right half – Freddy Hayles; and fullback – Robert Wiggins.

One man was killed and another injured in an accident involving the above pictured automobile near Monroeville at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24.
The car, a 1952 model Cadillac convertible, was being driven by its owner, Hugh Dickson, prominent Monroeville businessman, who received critical injuries. Jimmy Lyons, 22, a passenger in the car, died later of head injuries. – One-minute Polaroid Photo.

NOV. 16, 1950

In a move which, it is hoped, will help alleviate the shortage of post boxes here, Miss Emma Yarbrough, postmistress announced this week that approximately 125 new boxes are begin installed at the (Monroeville) post office.
Installation work is expected to be completed in approximately 30 days. There is no mail delivery service in Monroeville, and with the rapid growth of the town, the shortage in post office boxes had been acute.

Led by the brilliant running of left half Bruce Petty, the Excel gridders romped home a 20-0 victory over J.U. Blacksher Thursday night for their seventh win against two setbacks.
Petty played perhaps his outstanding game. He netted 210 yards rushing.
Fullback Evans McGhee and quarterback Bobby Grissette paced the Blacksher gridders, both on offense and defense.
(Other outstanding Excel players in that game included Gene Brown, Nelson Mosley, Ray Scruggs and Charles Stacey.)

County authorities reported this week that practically all the private papers taken during the burglary of the W.M. Thompson general store at Fountain the night of Nov. 6 have been recovered, although the thugs who looted the store are still at large.
The papers were recovered last week in a small creek near Greenville, Monroe Sheriff E.E. Nicholas stated. A school boy spotted part of the papers floating down the creek and most of the papers taken from the safe, with the exception of some bonds and stocks, were recovered after the youth notified Butler County officers of his discovery.

NOV. 11, 1943

Monroeville Flooded By Rain Sunday: The rain storm that hit Monroeville early Sunday morning flooded the town from one side to the other and those living in low places got busy moving their belongings and themselves to higher ground.
The rain started about 4:30 and by nine o’clock all low places in the town contained more water than at any time since the 1929 flood. At that time, rain fell for 36 hours.
The water was about 30 inches deep in the Sheffield Repair Shop and continued to rise until one o’clock. The safe in the office was submerged in water and it proved a difficult task to open it in time to save the books and other contents from being completely ruined by the water. A quantity of carbide stored in the shop was a complete loss.
In the pasture of H.L. Lazenby, located west of the Golf Course, the water rose to within a few inches of the first limbs on the pecan trees. It is estimated that the depth was about six feet.
Many streets over the town were impassable throughout the day. The rain extended to all parts of the county and in many sections roads were damaged.

Mr. Berry Upton of Uriah was in Monroeville Saturday.

Merchants To Close Armistice Day: As has been the custom since the first World War, the merchants of Monroeville have signified their intention to close their places of business on Armistice Day.
The five banks in the county, it is understood, will also close for the day.

NOV. 27, 1941

Miss Alice Lee of Birmingham and Edwin Lee of Auburn spent this weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Lee.

Mr. Wade Johnson of Excel killed a 10-point buck on the T.R. Miller property in Cedar Creek swamps last Saturday morning. The buck weighed 160 pounds when dressed and carried a perfect set of antlers. Mr. Johnson was hunting with Mr. Jess Beasley of Brewton when the deer was killed.

Alabama has ginned 146,391 more bales of cotton this year than had been ginned to the same date, Nov. 1, of 1940. According to recent federal and state ginning reports, 733,349 bales have been ginned in the state from the crop of 1941. Monroe County ginned 7,133 bales this year as compared with 10,050 bales ginned in 1940.

Senator Lister Hill advised The Journal in a telegram last Friday that President Roosevelt had approved a paving project for the town of Monroeville in the amount of $72,275.
In an interview with Mayor Hendrix, he stated to a Journal representative that these funds, when available, will be added to the $30,000 borrowed by the town of Monroeville some months ago, and will be applied on material and labor for paving the streets of the town. The mayor also stated that county road machines would be used on projects and work would probably begin on the street running north from the J.A. Lazenby property.

NOV. 3, 1938

Miss Alice Lee of Birmingham spent the past weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Lee.

Canaries Also Shipped From Monroeville: News comes from Thomasville, over in Clarke County, that shipping Canary birds has just started over there. This singers have been shipped from Monroeville for the past three years, and it has proved to be profitable to several of our citizens.

The Monroeville High School football team defeated the Frisco City High eleven here last Friday night by a score of 6 to 0.
The game was witnessed by the largest crowd ever to attend a game in Monroeville and was packed with thrills from start to finish, many plays being of the sensational variety.
Neither team had lost a game this season up to this time, and as the championship of the county was probably at stake, the players on both teams put on a real exhibition of football, and it was the middle of the last quarter before Monroeville scored the only touchdown of the game. Feagin, end, for Monroeville, intercepted a Frisco City pass while running at full speed, and after some nifty broken field running, crossed the goal line standing up.

A report on the cotton ginnings in Monroe County just issued by the Bureau of the Census shows that there were 18,404 bales of cotton ginned in Monroe County from the crop of 1938, prior to Oct. 18, as compared with 25,336 bales ginned to the same date in 1937.

NOV. 21, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Lee and Mrs. W.A. Duke spent Tuesday of this week in Montgomery.

The Ralph Kennedy residence was badly damaged by fire Sunday morning. The alarm, sounded about 10 o’clock, brought the volunteer fire department and others to assist fighting the blaze, and eventually the flames were put under control, but not until serious damage had been done, including the destruction of the roof and the second story of the house. The fire is thought to have caught from a defective chimney in the main part of the building.

Pneumonia Takes Life Of Perdue Hill Physician: Dr. George Walter Gaillard, well known Monroe County physician, died at his home in Perdue Hill shortly after 10 o’clock Friday night.
Dr. Gaillard had a record of service which is rarely equaled. For more than 50 years he had practiced his profession in this county and was highly esteemed by everyone.
The son of Dr. S.S. Gaillard and Mrs. Sue Frye Gaillard, George Walter Gaillard was born at Perdue Hill on Nov. 5, 1857 in the same residence in which he died. He was graduated in medicine from the Louisville Medical College in 1882 and served his internship at the Louisville City Hospital in 1883. The following year he located in Monroe County and until the day of his last illness had been active in his profession.

NOV. 25, 1926

Rev. J.O. Bledsoe of Mineola was among Monroeville friends Tuesday. He informed us that rural delivery service has been established, covering his neighborhood which is proving a great convenience to the people of that section.

Syrup mills throughout the county are busy manufacturing sugar cane syrup. The cane crop is not quite up to normal, but is much better than for the last two or three years. Last year the cane was a practical failure, barely enough being produced to furnish seed for this year’s planting.

Miss Mary Moore English of Perdue Hill has been employed to fill the vacancy in the faculty of the Monroe County High School, taking up her duties a few days ago.

THANKSGIVING: Today we celebrate the annual Thanksgiving festival and it is great and proper that we call to remembrance the many blessings vouchsafed to us individually and collectively throughout the year. Whether the board around which we assemble be spread with bountiful or frugal feast, let us partake with good cheer. If perchance disappointments have been met or sorrows befallen, let us remember that such are but the common lot and through them He to whom we owe allegiance is able to work out for us exceeding benefit.

Tuesday. He informed us that rural delivery service has been established, covering his neighborhood which is proving a great convenience to the people of that section.

Syrup mills throughout the county are busy manufacturing sugar cane syrup. The cane crop is not quite up to normal, but is much better than for the last two or three years. Last year the cane was a practical failure, barely enough being produced to furnish seed for this year’s planting.

Miss Mary Moore English of Perdue Hill has been employed to fill the vacancy in the faculty of the Monroe County High School, taking up her duties a few days ago.

THANKSGIVING: Today we celebrate the annual Thanksgiving festival and it is great and proper that we call to remembrance the many blessings vouchsafed to us individually and collectively throughout the year. Whether the board around which we assemble be spread with bountiful or frugal feast, let us partake with good cheer. If perchance disappointments have been met or sorrows befallen, let us remember that such are but the common lot and through them He to whom we owe allegiance is able to work out for us exceeding benefit.

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