Way Back WhenOct 10th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: History
October 15, 1943 John Cherry and John Henry Plant made a shipment of 5,000 pounds of pecans Wednesday, their first of the season. Mr. Cherry reports a good crop of the nuts this season. The friends of R.M. Johnson will be glad to know that he has been promoted to corporal. R.M. has been on desert maneuvers for some time near Los Angeles. Mrs. Gladys Clemons received a letter from her husband, Pvt. Leroy D. Clemons, on Oct. 10, stating that he had landed safely in Africa. He writes that he is just fine and hopes to get a letter from home soon. Robert E. Keeling has been promoted from private to corporal at the Stuttgart Army Air Field in Stuttgart, Ark.
October 9, 1953 Pvt. Alfred E. Pinkard, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pinkard, of Madison, has been assigned to Headquarters Battery, 136th FA Battalion, Camp Polk, La., for basic training. Miss Annette Newman is attending FSU. She was a recent visitor with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Newman. County Agent O.R. Hamrick and H.D. Agent Mrs. Mamie Daughtrey are in Gainesville this week, attending the State Extension Meeting. The Madison Tigers of the Madison County Training School opened their 1953 football schedule by defeating Howard Academy of Monticello 31-0.
October 11, 1963 There are 524 students registered at North Florida Junior College. 400 are full-time students and 124 are part-timers. Mrs. John Thigpen was honored with a birthday party last Friday with her family and friends at her home. Dr. and Mrs. John G. Stradler leave next week on a vacation visit with their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Womack, in Monroe, N.C. Sandy Howerton is taking basic training in the Army at Fort Jackson, S.C.