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By Charlie Miller Contributing Columnist

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May 8, 1914

Madison County Democrat — Pastures are making a fine growth and all farm animals are in good condition, except mares in foal, and a great many have lost their colts. This is the first case of this kind we ever heard of. The loss falls upon the owners of the horse bred to. They insure the colt to stand and suck.

— The ladies of the First Baptist Church will serve the supper for the Juniors to the Seniors Friday evening.

— The Women’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Lilly Chapel Methodist Church, is preparing a program for their Thank offering service on May 14. All are cordially invited to attend.

— Frank Olney, the contractor, and builder, is building a house at Rome. He has all the work he can attend to for the season.

— Farmers are busy planting corn. With the late rains crops of all kinds age growing nicely.

— J. S. Irion over in Oak Run Township attended the funeral of his mother Mary Hardley, aged 79 years. She was the mother of 10 children. Her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Plymaile, born March 17, 1812, making her 102 years of age, is residing at Gallipolis and enjoys fair health.

Part II

The Madison Press, June 14, 1954 — Betty Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hamilton of Route 1, was recently promoted to WAC Corporal at Fort Belvoir, Va. Corporal Hamilton entered the Army in September of 1952.

— The West Jefferson Businessmen’s Association met Thursday, June 10 in the high school cafeteria. After dinner had been served the meeting was called to order by President, Francis Baker. It was announced that the next “Under the Stars” dance will be held June 19 at the high school grounds, it will be a 50-50 dance, with dancing from 9 p.m. till midnight and admission 50 cents a person. These dances will be held every two weeks during the summer.

— A double ring ceremony, uniting in marriage Miss Helen Myers and Clinton Gallis was performed Friday, June 11th at half after seven o’clock by the Reverend Delmar Case in the parsonage of the West Jefferson Baptist Church. The witnesses were Miss Rita Chenos and William Voss. During the reception, through the cooperation of Mayor Braithwaite and Night Officer, Tom Lowe, the bride and groom were hauled into court by Officer Lowe for “disturbing the peace, and tried in mayor’s court before approximately 100 onlookers peeping in. The fine and costs were suspended and after the furore had died down, the newlyweds went on their way to Harrisburg, Pa., for a short honeymoon.

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