May 13, 1949
Dr. A F Harrison was elected President and Dr. M. E. Buchwald was elected sec.-treas., of the Madison County Medical Society last week.
Miss Martha Cave was crowned Queen of the May Friday afternoon at the annual May Fete sponsored by the Madison Woman’s Club in the Court House park. Miss Cave is a member of the senior class of Madison High School and was chosen Queen by a popularity vote. Tommy Beggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. T J Beggs, Jr., reigned with the Queen as King consort. He is also a member of the senior class.
Adeline Johnson, one of the oldest citizens of the Pinetta community, died April 19, 1949. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church near Cherry Lake, April 24. The deceased was the mother of nine children. As far as is known Adeline was 90 years old. She has spent her entire life in the Pinetta community.
May 19, 1950
Piggly Wiggly prices of the week (prices good thru Saturday, May 20): Del Monte Yellow Cling Peaches, 19 cents per can; Fresh Florida Corn, 25 cents for four ears; Prime Rib Roast per pound, 69 cents; Brisket Stew per pound; 35 cents; and hamburger meet per pound; 55 cents.
The May Day program held last week at the school was a gala affair and one of the outstanding events of the year in which every student of the school took an active part. There was a large audience. Court Jesters, Brenn Clayton and Edwin Fender, made way for the royal carriage and procession to enter the court. Miss Frances Dugan was crowned and reigned Queen of May, with Sidney Bass as May King with many attendants.
Heavy hail fell in several sections of Madison County Wednesday. Tobacco was badly damaged in the Cherry Lake and Harmony sections. A 4-acre patch of Jim Surles was riddled by the hail stones which were said to be as big as good-sized marbles. Jack Lamb of the Hopewell section also reported heavy hail in this section.
May 18, 1951
The Board of Public Instruction of Madison County has elected Mr. Oscar A. Beck, Jr., as Principal of the Madison Elementary School. He will succeed Mr. J. Donald DeLong, who recently resigned to accept a position elsewhere.
Mrs. J A Dickens was elected president of the Junior Woman’s Club at the annual officers’ banquet Tuesday night in the club house. Other officers chosen were Mrs. J L Studstill Jr., 1st vice president; Mrs. Bob Browning, 2nd vice president; Mrs. Henry Dickinson, treasurer; Mrs. E P sanders, Jr., Cor. Sec.; Mrs. Claymore Schnitker, rec. sec.; and Mrs. W B Clark, parliamentarian.
With U.S. 1st Cavalry Division on Korean Battlefront-Master Sergeant Stanley E. Goodman, husband of Mrs. Juanita Goodman, Greenville, Florida, has been awarded the Combat Infantry man’s Badge in Korea while serving as an Infantry man with the 7th Cavalry