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June 24, 1949
Miss Joanne Browning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Browning of Tampa, and granddaughter of Mrs. L O Tyson of Madison, was among the recent graduates of Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Miss Browning graduated with honor and was on the staff of the school paper. Mrs. Tyson and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Moore of Lake City attended the graduation exercises.
Notice to beginning first grade students at Pinetta on June 30th beginning at 9 o’clock the Pinetta P.T.A. will sponsor the pre-school summer round-up at Pinetta school building conducted by Dr. J L Wardlaw, County Health physician.
Charles Sims of Pinetta brought a 51-lb. cannonball watermelon to The E-R office Tuesday morning. Mr. Sims, whose farm is 4.5 miles SE of Pinetta, planted 4.5 acres of melons this year. The drought retarded the melons this year in his section, but it is still not too late for a good rain to bring out tobacco crop.
Mrs. C E Jackson of Perry will be in Madison Wednesday and Thursday, June 29th and June 30th, with her famous spraying machine. Call 115 for an appointment for your home or store to be sprayed for insects of any kind. Satisfaction guaranteed.
June 23, 1950
Ten Scout from the Madison Troop attended the Boy Scout Camp the past week at Semalachee, Fl. Included in the party were Tommy Howerton, J P Morrow, Jimmy Bevan, Burt Jones Hardee, Freddy Burnette, Arnie Tate, Billy Bunker, Billy Paschall, Robert Andrews and Marvin Edmiston.
Jimmy Hardee and Carlton Wells will attend the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge, Penn., in July. More than 40,000 scouts are expected to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. A B Southall of Nashville, Tenn., are spending this week with Harold Hamilton and family. Mr. Southall and Harold were prisoners together in Germany during the war.
Mrs. A G Herring, primary teacher at the Elementary School, is attending the summer semester at Florida State University, Tallahassee.
June 22, 1951
Pvt. Francis C Buchanan, 20, son of Mr. R P Buchanan, Pinetta, has completed his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Classes began Monday morning in the Fellowship Hall and will continue daily through Friday for two weeks, at the Methodist Vacation Bible School.
Mr. and Mrs. J B Davis were hosts Sunday to the annual family reunion of Mrs. Davis’ family, the Langfords and other relatives. A bountiful picnic lunch was served at noon in the back yard garden at the Davis home.
Miss Margaret Ratcliff, who will become the bride of Kenneth Klein on June 30th, has announced her wedding plans.
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