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June 10, 1949
The Cherry Lake American Legion Auxiliary will have as their representative at Girls’ State this year, Miss Barbara Ann Lamberson.
Nat Norfleet, manager of Smith’s Drug Store, is receiving congratulations from his many friends on passing the State Pharmacy examination held recently in Gainesville.
There will never be a better baseball game played in Lee than was played last Sunday. The local boys were on the ball every minute, also the Lake City boys. Lee won by a score of 5 to 4. The crowd was large, but the collection bad. The Lee club will be playing away for two games, next Sunday in Lake City and the next in Cross City.
Mrs. S A Smith and three small daughters, Nancy, Deedee and Susan, and Mrs. Smith’s mother, Mrs. N A Adkinson, of Punta Gorda, left Tuesday on a two weeks’ vacation trip to Caesar’s Head, S.C.
June 9, 1950
Rev. W L Windsor, who has been pastor at Carabelle, is the new pastor of the East Madison Methodist churches and will preach at Pinetta Sunday morning and night. He will give a Sunday to each of the churches, Pinetta, Hanson, Lee and Hickory Grove, in the circuit, and will likely give each place a morning service by using lay speakers.
Presbyterian Bible School is having an attendance of about 26 pupils each day. Mrs. James Copeland is superintendent assisted by eight teachers.
Bill Wilson, driver of a Columbia Baking Co. truck, narrowly escaped death Wednesday about midnight when the semi-trailer he was driving was struck and demolished by the G&F engine at the railroad crossing on U.S. 90 in Madison.
Mrs. G W Hale and son, J P Suggs, attended the graduation of Mrs. Hale’s grandson, Charles Drill, Jr., from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., a few days ago. Mr. Drill, who has completed his premedical work, will enter a medical school in September.
June 8, 1951
Madison pitcher Rutherford struck out eight Monticello batters here Sunday afternoon to win a 6 to 4 victory in a Twin Rivers league game. Madison made 17 hits, with Sanderson, Duward Smith, Quimby and Ken Smith leading procession. Monticello was held to five hits.
Linda Maie and Barbara Jean Hawley, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hawley of Muhlenburg, Pa., recently celebrated their first birthday.
Miss Beth Mathis and W Otis Bailey of Miami are to be married June 24 in Miami. Miss Mathis is a graduate of the Lake City High School, and has been teaching four years in Miami. Mr. Bailey who five years in the Navy is now employed by Pan American. He is the son of Mrs. Cordie Bailey of Gainesville and Mr. W C Bailey of Madison.
Greenville, May 30 – Jody Tuten has been selected by the Greenville school faculty to attend Boy’s State in Tallahassee this summer. This honor is given by the Madison County Legion post.
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