HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!!
Feb. 14, 1935
Signs of Spring – the boys have been playing marbles the last two weeks
This is a photograph from the 1870s but I like it so much I had to use it
Mrs. BB Minor barely escaped serious consequences for herself when she tried to close the door of her car while it was in motion. The force of the wind created by the speed of the car was strong enough to push the door open, throwing her to the ground where she rolled 15 feet.
Frank Brewer of Wentworth has drawn 17,516 two-gallon buckets of water from the well on his grandmother’s farm in the last two years. The water has been for stock and for the house and he had a rope and pulley for drawing it. He kept account of it just for a lark.
Nov. 13, 1884
Miss Ellen Irving hasn’t done so bad. She has had three regularly ordained husbands and one Platonic attachment. Anything, so it wears trousers.
Feb. 13, 1925
When the bridge across Little Capps Creek is completed and the bridge at the old Wilson place widened we will have a real road to Bricefield and the Eagle-Picher mines. The bridge between the city limits and Cowan’s corner is completed and traffic will be allowed to cross it next week.
June 7, 1935
Mrs. W.O.R. Smerdon suffered a deep laceration on the forehead and a broken nose as well as bruises to her back and side when she was injured by a cow last Saturday evening. She was helping milk. The cow’s head was between stanchions when it became frightened. It kicked and jumped and knocked Mrs. Smerdon unconscious.
Traditional American patriotism is displayed by the AB
Carver family. Though the eight members of the family are separated by war, they are united in their all-out effort to finish the war and win the peace. Five sons are in the service: Albert, the Aleutians, Robert is fighting in the European theater of operations, Clyde is “somewhere in the South Pacific” and Ray and Harlen are stationed in training camps in the US. Miss Mable Carver, the daughter, is helping build B-29 superfortresses in the Boeing plant at Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. Carver are producing food for victory on their 139-acre farm in Dry Valley.
Thieves entered Gossages’ and Stone’s dry goods stores early Wednesday morning. The Black Brothers’ bloodhounds were brought to the scene of the robbery and gave officers a clue which leads them to believe that the robbery was done by local talent.
Sunday, Sept. 21, a large number of relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. WW Ferguson gathered at their home near Ritchey in commemoration of Mr. Ferguson’s 67th birthday. Mrs. Ferguson kept the matter from her husband, thus proving that a woman can keep a secret, for several days at least.
Sept. 2, 1884
Oscar Wilde now announces to the public that he always writes his poems on an empty stomach. This kindly corrects the impression that the business is done on an empty head.
The windows and doorframes of the Decatur House are being painted today.
Citizens of Lawrence County have purchased war bonds totaling $2,813.00 since July 1941 according to RLB Brown, county chairman, Missouri War Finance Committee.
Pfc. Ralph Chapman is missing in action since Jan. 9. Private Chapman was serving in the infantry with the Rainbow division somewhere in France.
May 11, 1955
15 friends and neighbors met at the Bill Jackson home last week and cut wood for the family, while Bill recovers from a broken jaw.
Feb. 25, 1965
A break-in at Stotts Pharmacy early Tuesday morning is believed to have netted the burglars only an old electric razor and three fifths of whiskey.
Look out for him: a man with a greasy white hat, blue shirt, gray pants, black moustache, riding a bay pony 14 ½ hands high. Any information should be addressed to LM Landreth.
December 6, 1934
Pleasant Valley pie supper was a brilliant success. The box of chocolates for the most popular girl went to Miss Loeda Robinson, the goose to Mrs. Perry Sullinger, the sack of meal to Ed Gorman and Miss Florence Hunter for the mushiest couple and the jar of pickles to Joe Elbert.