Thursday, March 26, 1914
The tacky [taffy] party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Sharp last Friday in honor of their son, Henderson, and daughter, Miss Ruth, was greatly enjoyed by all who attended it.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Moore was badly scalded last Sunday by pouring boiling water in a pan and the pan slipped and scalded her.
W. N. Buzzard lost a fine cow last Tuesday.
We have been having some winter.
Blow, winds of March, ye wild winds blow, you have my full permission; but give us, once a week or so, a little intermission.
Joe Fertig had the misfortune to get his foot very badly mashed. We hope he will soon be out.
Clay Dreppard and Aaron Sharp were in this part looking for feed.
A very enjoyable taffy stew was given to the young folks Saturday night; music on the graphophone.
J. F. Shrader is hauling corn from the Hills for J. A. Cleek.
We are having some nice weather at this writing.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McLaughlin, a 16 pound son.
Joe McLaughlin is at home from work suffering with his ankle which was knocked out of place. We hope he will soon be out again.
It begins to look like Jim McCutcheon has killed the groundhog. The robins have come and right now the roads should be worked some, especially the mud holes filled with stone, gravel and concrete. Most of our roads have one good ditch and that is in the center of the road. Look at the Jesse Noel Hill; you don’t have to go any further to get stuck.
There never was as many wagons seen in one day as there was at Sitlington last Monday. Two car loads of grain and some fertilizer was hauled away.
We don’t know whether Robt. Oliver went west to buy a home or to get married.
Ed Galford lost a $250 horse. There is a good deal of sickness among horses; Dr. Geigers is kept pretty busy.
The literary society was largely attended Friday night. The judges decided to let the women keep out of politics.
J. B. Sutton is boosting for women’s rights.
Misses Marjorie Wooddell and Jessie Bridwell have had gripp this week, but are better now.
By all reports the last snow made the total depth of over one hundred inches for the winter, the most snow that has been for years.
Orrin Gillispie is home from Detroit, Michigan, where he has spent most of the winter. He says he is not particularly fond of wading mud.
W. B. Hill, of Renick, was in town a few days ago, buying fur.
We have had the most snow to fall here in March. Two feet deep and drifted 5 feet or more in places.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lovie Vaughn, a daughter.
Not much sugar made here yet as the weather has been too cold for the trees to run.
Mrs. Sallie Cash died very suddenly of heart disease in Klein’s store Monday morning. She had come from her home in Baltimore but a few days before, and had gone to work that morning for the first time as the head of the dressmaking department in Klein’s store. On Tuesday her remains were taken to her former home in Virginia for burial.