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July 22, 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Ancle Pickles are the proud parents of a baby girl weighing 10 ½ lbs. She has been named Barbara Jean.
About 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, while Madison was having a pouring rain, a baby sized tornado followed by a momentary deluge visited Cherry Lake.
The Hamilton County tobacco market located at Jasper, Florida, is planning a big celebration of the opening of the market here. They have invited Governor Fuller Warren of Florida to be present and auction off the first basket of tobacco and officially open the market.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hicks, of Lee, announce the birth of a son, born July 13, at the hospital. The baby was named Kyle Bryce Hicks.
July 21, 1950
Jacksonville, Fla. – Two Jacksonville men charged with kidnapping a Georgia filling station operator May 4, were given prison terms in U.S. District Court when they entered guilty pleas.
Rev. Jack Powell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. Donald DeLong and son, Greg, and Miss Jean Lanier left Monday for Montreat, N.C., to attend the Presbyterian Leadership Training School sponsored by the Presbyterian general Assembly’s Board of Education for 10 days.
James Hardee, District Governor of Lions International, is attending the International Convention in Chicago this week.
Mr. R L Crafton had the misfortune of having his tobacco barn and his Stoker Curer destroyed by fire last Saturday. Mr. I E Reeves who recently lost his barn was curing some tobacco with Mr. Crafton.
July 20, 1951
Lightning struck a large pecan tree on the Paul Ragans farm near Lee, during an electric storm Wednesday afternoon, and killed 23 of his finest hogs which had gathered for shelter under the tree.
The Waring family enjoyed a picnic reunion last Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at Blue Springs, honoring Mrs. J W Powell and two daughters, Frances and Jane of Panama City. About 28 to 30 members of the family enjoyed the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. George Keyes and two children, Rocky and Sista, left Monday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Flick in Miami.
The 4-H Club boys and girls and leaders of Madison County will be joined by the Suwannee County 4-H Members and leaders August 6th for their annual camp at Cherry Lake 4-H Camp.
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