Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1916

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Arkansas Gazette

Monticello March 12, 1916:

The Rev. C.H. Daniels of Atlanta, Ga., visited his mother, Mrs. Effie Hyatt in this city the latter part of last week.

Miss Maggie Belle Wright attended a meeting of the chief operators of the Southwestern Telephone Company at Pine Bluff the first of the week.

Dozier Gabbert of Shreveport, La., visited relatives in this city the first of the past week.

J.H. Beasley of DeSoto, Mo., was in this city the past week, the guest of R.D. Wells.

The following ladies from Monticello attended the annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Methodist church at Warren last week. Mesdames W.C. Davidson, R.L. Hardy, J.M. O'Bannon, G.F. Spencer and T.O. Owen.

Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hoover visited at Plainview, Ark., the last part of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Thompson of Warren were called to this city last week by the death of R.A. Dozier.

Miss Katherine Duke has returned from a visit to Little Rock.

Mrs. C.L. Hoover of Lincoln, Neb., is visiting Dr. and Mrs. S.A. Hoover at Plantersville, near this city.

One of the most enjoyable affairs of the social week was a rook party given at the home of Mrs. E.A. Cason last Friday afternoon, by Mrs. R.W. Jones, assisted by Mrs. C.C.Whittington. The cardrooms were tastifully decorated with hyacinths, jonquils and ferns. Dainty score card, napkins and favors were shamrocks, quaint Irish figures an bottles supposed to contain "Irish whiskey." At the conclusion of the games a two-course luncheon was daintily served by Misses Crystabel Finn and Mildred Cason. About 24 guests were present.

Mr. R.G. Raoul last Tuesday afternoon very delightfully entertained about 24 guests at her beautiful home with a rook party. After many interesting games Misses Jane Hammock and Crystabel Finn assisted Mrs. Raoul in serving an elegant two-course luncheon.

May 7, 1916: Monticello May 6 - Eight students will graduate from the Fourth District Agricultural School this year. They are: Misses Eva Floyd, Nettie Rogers, Ardell Grubbs, Frances Cason, Effie Edwards, George Palmer, Effie Nichols and Herman Lamb. J.H. Miller, dean of the agricultural extension department of the University of Arkansas will deliver the commencement address.

May 2, 1916: Monticello May 1 - Monticello High School graduation exercises will be held May 26 when 25 will receive diplomas. This is the largest class in a number of years. The commencement address will be delivered by J.W. Campbell of Shreveport, La. The class is composed of Misses Katie McQuiston, Ouida Nichols, Louise Dickey, Grace Dilday, Elinor King, Christina Craig, Stella Coker, Labonne Finch, Georgia Evans, Anna Adams, Ruby Biggs, Anna Hunter, Georgia Matthews, Josephine Davidson, Velma White, Emma Hankins, Myrtle Conrad, Mary P. Hankins and Fred Coker, Robert Manees, Ed Bulloch, Ashton Adcock, Frederick Causey, William Spencer and Levi Curl.

May 2, 1916: Mr. Dan Harris, the mail carrier of Barkada, had the misfortune to have his buggy badly torn up in a runaway at Wilmar Saturday. Mr. Harris himself was not in the buggy when the horse became frightened and scattered his buggy over various parts of Wilmar------Barkada Correspondent of the Monticello Advance. The mail will be delayed so long as Mr. Harris gathers it and the horse scatters it, but if the horse can be induced to do the scattering before Mr. Harris does the gathering all will be well.

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