By Diana Shaw
December 19, 2013
Dec. 19, 1913
Madison County Democrat — Luther W. Johnson and sons purchased while at the International Livestock Show at Chicago, 150 head of feeding cattle. One hundred head are of the Black Poll Angus breed. Mr. Johnson has two silos filled with ensilage for spring feeding.
— Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Crager, of the East Pike, are pleased over the arrival of a new daughter at their home. (This was Jane Crager (Sidner).
— The members of the First Baptist Church Sunday School will hold their Christmas entertainment on Christmas Eve.
— Mrs. Francis Conklin and Dr. H. F. Jackson and wife and three sons, Conklin, Ellis and Harry Jackson, were entertained at the home of the formers’ son, John Conklin and wife, at Columbus. (Dr. H. F. Jackson was the town dentist at that time. Harry Jackson always claimed that they were relation to Andrew Jackson.)
— Mrs. George Mitchell will have a sale of hand painted china at her residence, commencing Monday, Dec. 22.
The Madison Press, March 29, 1954 — Although the West Jefferson Players Club some time ago, decided against setting a definite date for presenting a production, the members still meet to discuss club affairs. Just such a meeting was that of last Tuesday night when members took their suppers to the club room and made plans for the annual dinner for May 16. Attending were: Mrs. and Mrs. Phil McDaniels and daughter Pat, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. William Culp, Mrs. and Mrs. Benner Edwards, Mrs. D. N. Richeson Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Feddern Jr., Mrs. Jane Gesner, Mrs. Marshall Gibboney, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Poulson, Mrs. Dale Porter, Miss Ruth Murray, Miss Annis Shepherd, Miss Winifred Feddern, Miss Helen Murray, Miss Penny Shepherd and Albert Clark.
— The Home Room Mothers of the Freshman and Sophomore classes of Jefferson High School went all the way in making plans for a party for the young folks in the high school gym Saturday night. Mrs. P. O. Harbage, Mrs. P. E. McDaniels, Mrs. Esther Chambers, and Mrs. Bryson Evans designated that it was to be a “Hard Times Party” and the guests replied in kind by hunting out their most dilapidated costumes and arriving decked out in same. Lunch was served in paper pokes to members of the two classes. Mrs. Ethel Jacobson, Mrs. Eleanor Overturf and Miss Mary Mooney, teachers, were special guests.
— Charles Shoemaker is in Mount Carmel Hospital for treatment following a stroke he suffered March 19. (Charles “Shoey” Shoemaker was the town barber for many years and later worked with Mel Neff.)
— Mrs. Albert Engle entertained the Past Noble Grands of Coral Rebekah Lodge at a six o’clock dinner, with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Engle assisting. Devotionals were present by Miss Dessa McCoy. Attending were: Mrs. Albert Hockenbery, Mrs. Harold Siebold, Mrs. Herbert Kell, Mrs. Glenn Robinson, Mrs. Richard Hockenbery, Mrs. Orville Rings, Mrs. Mervin Bidwell, Mrs. Paul Laferty, Mrs. Claire McNutt, Mrs. James Hockenbery, Mrs. Evans Elliott and Miss Dessa McCoy.