January 17, 1941
Will Smith, who recently had his eye removed, is getting along nicely at this writing.
Mrs. B.M. Kent is announcing the marriage of her youngest daughter, Walter Belle, to Joseph A. Doyle, of Jersey City, N.J. The ceremony took place in Jacksonville on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Lee High School defeated Madison High School in two games of basketball at the local court Tuesday night. Lee girls won 53-9 and Lee boys won 15-10.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pinson spent Sunday visiting friends at Camp Blanding, Ga.
January 12, 1951
Mr. W.W. Dice reported this week that he saw a sight last week he had never seen before in his life: that of six rattlesnakes plowed up by Mr. Allan Sessions, who was breaking land on Mr. Tucker Bass’ place. Two were uncovered one day and four the next. They were sizeable snakes, having from six to 16 rattles each.
Jean and Margaret Gay accompanied their father to Moultrie, Ga. on Sunday.
Louise Brown had her tonsils removed during the holidays.
The Saturday double feature at the Woodard Theatre will feature Bill Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy in Silent Conflict and John Payne and Sonny Tufts in The Crooked Way.
January 13, 1961
The Beggs building, at the corner of Base and Range Streets, formerly known as Hancock Hotel and later Town Square Inn, has been sold by Mrs. W.E. Winter and Mrs. Ralph Reddick to Mr. and Mrs. O.J. McNeil. Final papers were to be negotiated this Thursday afternoon.
Edward B. Musser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Musser, is now stationed in Little Rock, Ark. He graduated from Air Force Technical School in Amarillo, Texas, with a 97 percent average and was a candidate for the American Spirit of Honor Award.
Howard Studstill, Thed Fraleigh and Mellous Moore have spent about five weeks in Jacksonville on federal grand jury.
Rev. O’Neal McCullough left Friday for Miami, where he has been assigned to gospel work with Cuban refugees.
January 15, 1971
Bernard Wilson, Blalock Raines and W.B. “Jargo” Clark were recognized at Rotary for their perfect attendance during 1970.
Dr. Stanley Marshall, FSU president, will make a brief tour of the North Florida Junior College campus before he speaks at the Woman’s Club luncheon.
R.E. Cowart has been in Jacksonville this past week with his brother, Stanton, who is seriously ill.
Winn-Dixie price check: two dozen large eggs, 89 cents; roast, 47 cents a pound; eight cans of Campbell’s soup, $1; Saltine crackers, one pound box, 22 cents.
Way Back When
January 17, 1941