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Aug. 14, 1914

Madison County Democrat — Rev. P. W. Drumm and family moved with a portion of their household goods to the Lancaster camp meeting grounds last Thursday. They will remain at their cottage in camp with other families. The regular camp meeting will occur shortly, after which the family will return. (Rev. Drumm was pastor of the Methodist Church here in West Jefferson.)


— It is easy to get one’s system out of order; it is often hard to get it straight again. Therefore take no liberties with it when you go off for the weekend. This means that one should try to live then as nearly as possible according to his regular routine. If he is used to a light breakfast, it is easy, without attracting special attention, to take it at a friend’s house no matter now much more is served. If a noon dinner is provided instead of your usual light lunch, eat sparingly of it. It is almost always safe to eat less than you are used to, rather than more. Be careful that the fruit you take is ripe. Don’t eat heartily just before or after swimming, mountain climbing or violent tennis. Be moderate about everything. If you fall ill, you will not only spoil all your own pleasure, but also that of others as well.


— Mrs. Albert Liester, of Toledo, and Mrs. Bruce Jackson and daughter, Millicent, of Columbus, called on John Hoe and family, Sunday evening.


Part II

The Madison Press, Sept. 23, 1954 — The Darby Grange elected officers at the Sept. 13 meeting before the lecture and which was given over to a flower and corn contest. Glen Straley was elected Master with Paul (Red) Calloway overseer; Viola Murray, lecturer; Cecil Gaver, steward; Fred Simpson, assistant steward; Peggy Calloway, chaplain; Martha Gaver, treasurer; Shirley Hart, secretary; Alfred Burrell, gate keeper; Lydia Forrest, Ceres; Carrie Kent, Pomona; Jennie Roberts, Flora; Hazel Simpson, lady assistant steward; Cecil Forrest, Alfred Burrell, trustees; Shirley Hart, pianist. In the flower show, prizes were awarded to Shirley Hart, Phyllis Bush, Martha Gaver and Jennie Roberts. In the corn show, Glen Straley, Cecil Gaver and Levi Kent, took the prizes.


— Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ingles, London-West Jefferson Road, received a call last Wednesday that their son, Cpl. Carl R. Ingles, had arrived in Seattle, Wash., after 15 months with the field artillery in Korea. He will proceed to Camp Sheridan, Illinois, to be discharged.


— The senior class of West Jefferson High School elected the following officers: President, Eugene Ellinger; vice president, Bob Bidwell; secretary, Beulah Stuckey; treasurer, Barbara Hockenbery; student council, Connie Newberry and Melvin McClaskie; intermural sports representative, Lee Holland and Karen Wolfe.


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.


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