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Jul 3, 1953 Ivey’s F-R-M Feed Store, owned by Henry N Ivey, opened this week in the building formerly occupied by the Farmers Mutual exchange of Madison. Miss Clara Nell Wells, popular bride elect whose marriage was a lovely June event was feted prior to her wedding with numerous lovely parties including a morning party Wednesday, June 17th given by Mrs. S H Moore and the Misses Monteen and Frances Moore at their home. Twenty guests enjoyed the morning with the hostesses and honoree. Agnes Morrow of Madison was elected Sheriff of the mythical county of Miami at Girls’ State the past week. W T Coody took over management of the Suwannee Store here Monday. He succeeded Mrs. Cater Burns. Mr. Coody is an experienced grocer and was previously a manager for the A and P Store in Madison.

July 2, 1954 Russell Hughey of Hanson has our thanks for a big watermelon brought to the newspaper office Tuesday. The melon tipped the scales at 42 lbs. 3 oz. Miss Carolyn Hudson is a patient in Brooks Co. hospital, suffering a fractured wrist, laceration of the head, bruises and abrasions, which she received in a highway accident, Saturday night when the motorcycle on which she was riding and a truck collided on US Highway 55, north of Greenville. Lonnie Davis was elected sergeant-at-arms of the state 4-H Boy’s Council at the University of Florida last week, Jimmy Hardee was elected city police at Boy’s State, in Tallahassee, this week. A fire about three o’clock last Friday morning totally destroyed seven tenant houses and largely ruined two others in the Studstill-Looper quarters on South Orange street.

July 1, 1955
New officers of the Lions’ Club along with Dr. J A Davis president were installed at the Lions’ Club meeting Tuesday. Retiring president C R Watson conducted the installation. Mr. and Mrs. John Truszowski honored the bride-elect, Miss Patsy Baker, with a party Sunday afternoon, June 12, on the lakefront. Friends were sorry to hear that Miss Betty Show suffered a fractured arm Saturday when she fell from a horse when she was riding. Katrine Lanier entertained thirty-five friends of the younger set Friday afternoon at her home in celebration of her seventh birthday. The usual juvenile games of pinning the tail on the donkey resulted in the prize being won by Judy Livingston.

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