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By Charlie Miller Contributing Columnist



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June 26, 1914

Madison County Democrat — The members of the First Baptist Church Sunday school will hold their annual Sunday school picnic on the Fourth of July at Bradley Camp.


— J.H. Sceva and Charles H. Phellis, of Mechanicsburg, were in attendance at the Grand Army of the Republic meeting at East Liverpool the past week along with the West Jefferson G.A.R.


— We have been having some stiff flurries of wind, and the fruit has been blown from the trees. We will, however, have enough left to make a good crop. Cherries of the early sorts are being gathered. They are not large and as good as they would have been if we had had more rain.


— Old Aquaries, who is chief man on the water works board, made an early start on our place and in the neighborhood. This is of incalculable benefit to all our crops, but we need much more. The weather is very hot and it will require a great deal of moisture to keep everything as it should.


— We believe all farm animals are healthy and in good condition. There has been no hog cholera in this neighborhood for quite a long time.


Part II

The Madison Press, Aug. 5, 1954 — The Willing Workers Class of the Methodist Church was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. Ray Welsh on Aug. 2 with a picnic supper. This being the annual meeting the following officers were elected: Mrs. Charles Truitt, president; Mrs. David Major, vice president; Mrs. Forrest Bentley, secretary; Miss Jennie Heath, treasurer; Mrs. Clarence Kidwell, librarian; John Evans, teacher; Herbert Kell, assistant teacher. The Program Committee is Mrs. E. W. Johnson, Mrs. Starling Hamilton and Mrs. Ruth Campbell. The Reporter is Mrs. E. W. Johnson.


— The Box Car of Voiture 477, 40 et 8, was driven to the 36th annual convention of the Ohio Department American Legion at Cincinnati, Saturday. Legionnaires attending from the Jefferson Post were Charles George, Robert Logan, Richard Ater, Joe Lamb, Tom Long, Roderick Morehart, Gerald Poulson, Richard Meriman and John Stalder.


— The members of the Official Boards of the Methodist Churches that comprise the Lilly Chapel Charge, set up a schedule for the worship service in the churches, at a business session Monday evening. 10:30 a.m. was set for worship every third Sunday in Lilly Chapel, Big Plain and Georgesville churches which comprise the circuit. The congregations of the three churches are expected to come together for these services in the various churches, according to Reverend B. Hammons, pastor of the charge.


— The Vanity Shop Clearance, all summer dresses 1-2 price, West Jefferson, Ohio.


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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