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May 1, 1953
As a climax to the evening, the FPC presented the Women’s club of Madison with a handsome General Electric refrigerator. Mrs. McChesney president of the Woman’s Club, Mrs. J L Studstill, president of the Junior Woman’s Club, and Mrs. Jack Wade, president of the Business Woman’s Club, were called to the stage and accepted the handsome gift on behalf of their organizations. Mrs. Henry Shackelford was honored with a shower Thursday afternoon, given by Mrs. Phillip Smith and Mrs. S P Odom at the home of Mrs. Phillip Smith. Eustance (Bo) Vinzant was charged with driving a car while intoxicated in the crash of two automobiles on State Road 360 about 12:20 Saturday night. He was released on bond to await trial in County Court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tuesday morning about 1:30, sixteen miles east of Madison on US 90 Vincent F Giarratano Sr., driving a 1949 Chevrolet sedan, a National Guard vehicle, headed west, was blinded by the headlights of an oncoming car, ran off the road on the right side, lost control and turned over one time. No one was hurt, but the car was damaged about $800.

April 30, 1954
Entries in the Madison County Livestock Show to be held near the Stock Yards in Madison May 18 have been coming in very well, up to Monday of this week, eighty pens have been asked for. This will exceed the number of pens available and some screening will be necessary. However, anyone wishing to exhibit can still make an entry until May 1. The committee desires to have as many individual participants in the show as possible and most of the screening will be among the participants that have entered several animals in the show. A man said to be from Live Oak turned his truck over last Friday afternoon about 4 o’clock three miles east of Lee, causing quite a bit of damage to the truck. He had several ribs broken, and was bruised up badly. A few days before, a little further down the road a lady turned her car over, damaging it quite a bit.

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