April 27, 1917
Madison County Democrat — The Woman’s Society of the Baptist Church will hold a market in the church basement on April 28. (At that time the Baptist Church was located on Main Street on the southwest corner with Center Street. It had been built in 1887.)
• The Domestic Science Club was entertained Thursday afternoon by Mrs. W. E. Booth. Mrs. L. C. Dick and Mrs. Betty Quinn had charge of the program, which was humorous throughout. A dainty lunch was served. (I’ve often wondered what a dainty lunch consisted of.)
• The editor of the Columbus Monitor will speak at the men’s meeting next Sunday afternoon, April 29, at the First Baptist Church, West Jefferson.
• The Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority of Columbus was entertained at the home of Misses Ruth and Helen Murray, Saturday afternoon.
• Miss Belle Gregg and Mrs. Homer Johnson, who have been spending the winter at Clearwater, Florida, will be home Tuesday.
The Madison Press — June 28, 1956 — The Marysville Journal Tribune reports that a West Jefferson soft drink salesman tried to add a new Marysville customer. David Shockley was in Marysville to contact the place when police cited him for failure to have his auto car plates transferred. Coming for his mayor’s court hearing he blew two tires. He got one break when $35 of his fine of $50 was suspended. That left him owing $19.70. Waiting for his 30 cent change from a $20 bill he began adding up his court cost, his tire cost and gas. He shook his head “It really cost me,” he said.
• The officers of the West Jefferson Band Boosters Club met Wednesday evening of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stratton. All officers were present. Mr. Santee suggested some items which are needed such as, uniform accessories, majorette hats and snare drums. Mr. Stratton challenged everyone to work to beat the bad. Refreshments were served.
• Sunday, June 24 was Family Day at the First Baptist Church, West Jefferson. There were 15 families whose entire household were present. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stewart with their children were the second largest family present.
• Mrs. Mildred Stormant of New Rome was the hostess at a luncheon at The Everglades Restaurant for the West Jefferson Past Matron’s Club of the Order of the Eastern Star. Those present were: Mesdames Cora Bradley, Emma Bradley, Alice Smith, Lillian Eisele, Helen Horn, Addie Baker, Nellie Arganbright, Helen Pasika, Bess Olney, Elsa Hutson, Frances Palmer, Edith Bridenstine, Jane Sidner, Mary Strother, Odessa Johnson, Florence Kell and Fern Thomas.
Charlie Miller is the former mayor of West Jefferson and local historian. He has been writing West Jefferson 100 years ago off and on since 1976. He can be reached at Charlie_m_miller@yahoo.com.