Thursday, December 23, 1971
About ten days ago, a powerful bird hit a storm window at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee McMann on Lower Second Avenue. Going out, they found a bloodied and battered hawk of some kind, lying in the snow. They put it on the fence at the feeder and before too long it was gone. It had a tremendous wingspread and the McManns think it was a red tailed hawk.
Benton Smith sends word to his friends that he “finally caught a bragging size fish” – a bass, 25 inches long and weighing nine pounds and six ounces – in Florida.
Paul Burks, Stanley Wooddell, with Tony Molley, of Lewisburg, went hunting around Kingstree, South Carolina. They brought back some nice mistletoe as well as a nice lot of quail and dove.
Mrs. Ernest White, of Minnehaha Springs, heard the frogs singing carols last Wednesday night. Saturday was a different story – cold, snow and high wind.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Ralph Goode, Sr., of Beard, a son, George Ralph, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barb, of Hillsboro, a son, named Richard Ray.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Roy, of Weston, a son, named Ronald Eldridge, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gingerich, of Bartow, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robert Brewer, of Durbin, a daughter.
On behalf of the Pocahontas County Board of Education and all employees, “We Wish You the Merriest… Happiest Christmas.”
Ask yourself this question:
What is it that so distinguishes the Christmas Season from any other time of the year?
Is it a gaily decorated tree peering through a frost spattered window?
Is it the anticipation reflected in the faces of small children trying desperately to be good?
Is it a gathering of friends and family joyfully reuniting?
Is it being at peace with yourself and God, whatever you, as an individual, conceive him to be?
We think it is all these things, and considerably more. Of all the holidays in the year, there’s none like the Yuletide season. The spirit that prevails is perhaps best defined as an attitude – a state of mind. Our spirits are lifted and our hope for all mankind is renewed.
It is the season for remembering good friends, such as you, to whom we wish the merriest of all Christmases, and a New Year filled to overflowing with an abundance of the good things that faith and life can bring…