Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1910

Contributed by Jann Woodard.


Drew Advance July 26, 1910

I was too busy to report last week and some of my news may be a little old but will send it on.

Our singing class was invited to sing the second Saturday at New Hope in Bradley County. They went in wagons to the river, crossed in boats and were met there by wagons and carried out to the church. All report a fine dinner and a pleasant trip.

Mrs. S.K. Ozment who has been an invalid for years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Knowles. "Aunt Sook" as she was known, has been a member of the Methodist Church for years and was a devoted Christian. She leaves four children and a number of other relatives to mourn her loss.

Robbie Baker of Lake Village is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Baker.

Robert Jolley and Miss Clarence Barbre are visiting Rest in Lincoln County.

Willie Hartley who has been sick for some time is with his brother, Simon Hartley.

Our people are still canning and putting away fruit and vegetables. As I stated before, if our readers ever get real hungry, come to Possum Valley, the garden spot of Drew County, but don't, like the R.F.D. Correspondent, think the first thing you will meet in the road will be a baked possum and a dish of potatoes.

Rev. Stephenson preached to a large audience in the Valley on his way home from Conference at New Hope Church.

Barkley and Melvin White are attending a twenty day's Singing school near Draper, taught by Prof. Lawson.

Lee McDaniel recently visited home folks.

Mrs. A.L. Oslin, after spending two weeks with the family of J.P. Baker has returned to her home at Wilmar.

Walter Blackwell and wife visited his mother near Milo last Saturday, returning Monday.


The Dumas News Dec. 17, 1910

Florence, AR

Elbert Mauney made a business visit to Tillar Tuesday.

We hear A.L. Owen has been wrestling with the chills again.

J.F. Willis made his usual weekly visit to Monticello last week.

Ed Carter and Ed Myhand of Rose Hill were here on business last week.

Roman Mullis was at Monticello trading Wednesday and Thursday.

Our young people had a nice entertainment at Mrs. A.L. Peacok's Saturday night.

C.W. McGregor was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Hogue, at Warren last week.

Roman Mullis and wife were visiting relatives at Selma Sunday night.

Johnson McClendon, Sr., and Thos. Naugher made a trip to Monticello Monday.

Willbern Peacock came down from Cornerville Saturday to visit home people.

Walter Burks and Johnson McClendon, Sr., made a business trip to Star City Thursday.

Thomas Chancellor has contracted to carry the mail from Florence to Tillar until Christmas.

John Mullis moved from Selma on his place two miles north-west of Florence last week.

Rev. W.C. Kimbro of Tyro was here Sunday and preached for the people at the Baptist church.

Dolf Chambers and family were visiting relatives at Coleman a day or two last week, returning home Monday.

S.E. Aycock was at Rose Hill and Montongo attending business a day or two last week.

Johnson McClendon has sold his farm to Walter Burks and will leave this week with his family for Mississippi.

We are told we have a young man in our town so polite that when he stubs his toe against a grub, he turns around, raises his hat and says, "excuse me, please."

Wm. Willis accepted a position in a large hardware store at Dermott and left a few days ago for that place. We are glad to see our young men coming to the front, and hope William may live a hapy and prosperous life.

Rev. J.Y West of Rest (?), Lincoln County, was here Sunday and preached for the people at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The hogs are dying with some unknown disease a few miles southeast of this place. Mr. Neal Moore says he has lost 35 head and others are losing considerably. Joseph Graves, who lives near Florence says he has lost one that would have weighed something over two hundred pounds.

From the looks of your paper and supplement, I don't think you need the Florence locals, but as I have only one stamped envelope will send it in. I have been away from home and failed to write for two weeks.


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