Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1926

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Drew Advance

August 31, 1926: Miss Lena Adcock, and Mr. John D. Logan, both of this city, were quietly married in the presence of intimate friends last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the parsonage of the Methodist church at Pine Bluff, the Rev. J.H. Henderson, presiding elder of the Pine Bluff District, officiating. Mrs. Logan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Adcock, and is a graduate of the local High School. Mr. Logan is a valued employee of the Advance Printing Company and has made Monticello his home for the past several months, coming here from Clarksville. Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Scott and Miss Vinnie Adcock, of this city attended the wedding from here.

While taking a 50 pound block of ice off the running board of her car, Miss Lille Higgason, dropped the ice on her foot, severely injuring one toe, and Miss Frances Cotham is taking her place in the post office for the present.

Miss Agnes Jackson will re-open her classes in Piano and harmony at the beginning of the fall term of school. For the benefit of new pupils desiring further information call number 123.

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Selma Bush of 427 West Block Street and R.M. Warren of Amarillo, Texas, on July 5, at the Episcopal Church of Camden, with Rev. R.R. Caliborne officiating. Mrs. Warren is the daughter of Mrs. B. Bush of El Dorado and formerly resided at Wilmar, Ark. Mr. Warren is employed by the National Drilling Company and is formerly of Smackover, recently going to Amarillo, Texas to live. Mrs. Warren will remain in El Dorado for the present.

Paradise News

Nov. 16, 1926: Mr. Joe Griffith and family and Mrs. William Boykin attended church at Pleasant Grove, Sunday and took dinner with Mr. Ralph Barnett.

Mrs. Ed Flemister and family spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. John Foy, then attended church at Pleasant Grove, Sunday returning to their home north of Monticello Sunday evening. They use to live here and we are always glad to see them.

Mr. Lee Pritchard has bought the timber on sixty acres joining him. He has hired Wes Martin to help him and they are making the chips fly. There will be about six hundred ties.

The families of Mr. Baldwin's, Mrs. Warren's and Miss Clara Flemister had Sunday dinner with Mr. Jim Noland's family. They had plenty to eat and a good time.

Mr. Joe Griffith is a late purchaser of a new Ford roadster. You can't touch Joe now with a ten foot pole. That makes five cars bought in this school district this year.

Mrs. Mary Pritchard is now the owner of two fine gilts bought with money she earned picking cotton down in the swamps. They are beauties, they have some hazel splitters of the same age. It will pay anyone who wishes to raise hogs to look at the difference. This county needs more Mary's.

Cotton is all picked and money mostly spent. Quite a number have from one to seven bales stored for a better price. Most every farmer around here has raised enough corn to raise another crop, also have put up lots of other feed.

Mr. J.J. Parsons has built a large poultry house.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mayers have returned home from the Arkansas Valley, where they have been picking cotton. Both are enjoying good health.

Rogers Article

I was unaware there were so many different Rogers connections within such a small area so will post the article hoping it will connect with someone's family.

Aug. 31, 1926: A wedding of interest to friends throughout Arkansas and Louisiana was that of Miss Euist (sic) Rogers of Wilmar and David Oscar Porter, Jr., of Dumas, Ark. The marriage was solemnized Tuesday morning at nine o'clock at the family home in Wilmar, in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives, with Rev. Roy E. Fawcett of Crossett officiating. A temporary chancel was lovely in its decorations of tall wicker baskets of blooming clematis and lighted tapers against a background of palms and ferns. The ____ decoration was a bowl of clematis swung from the ceiling, from which fell markers of white tulle caught with love knots and flowers. Preceding the ceremony "Because" and "All for you" were sung by Miss Rubye Rogers, sister of the bride with piano accompaniment by Miss Dell Rogers, youngest sister of the bride, who also played "Mendelssohn's Wedding March" for the entrance of the bridal party and "Flower Song" during the ceremony. The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Elvin Rogers of Alexandria, La., was lovely in her traveling dress of navy blue crepe romaine, trimmed with fawn and silver embroidery and accessories to match. She carried a shower bouquet of sweetheart roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Rubye Rogers gowned in chanel red satin back crepe and large black velvet hat, carrying an arm bouquet of white Carnations, was the bride's only attendant. Eugene Nunn of Dumas served the groom as best man. Little Miss Mary Elizabeth Moss in orchid crepe de chine trimmed with orchid satin ruffles carried the ring in a miniature bouquet of tube roses. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. M.E. Rogers, and has been for the past five years a popular teacher in the school at Dumas. She has studied music and voice extensively. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Porter of Dumas and a graduate of Castle Heights Military academy. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to Vicksburg, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, New Orleans and other southern cities and will be at home in Dumas after September the first. Among the out-of-town guests of friends and relatives were: Mrs. L.E. Hall of New Orleans, La., grandmother of the groom; Mrs. and Mrs. Joe Lee McKennon, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berry, Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Porter, Sr., Misses Cornelia Lee, Sadie Fish, Frances King, and Mr. Newton Chandler of Dumas; Mrs. A.J. Moss and children of Greenville, Miss., Miss Georgie Adine Bradford and Mr. and Mrs. Littleton Sailes of Pine Bluff, Mr. And Mrs. A.L. Miller of Parkdale; Mrs. W.J. Steel, Mrs. B.H. Hargis, and Miss Virgian Darby of Warren; Miss Bertha White of Star City; Mrs. Roy E. Fawcett of Crossett; and Mrs. J.B. Jackson of Helena.

Martha Scogins

Jan. 29, 1926: While thinking over the spiritual life we enjoyed together and the many times dear sister Scogins stood by my suffering bed, I write these few lines.

Since God in His great love has seen fit to call sister Martha Scogins from a world of trouble to a heavenly rest, He said He was gone to prepare for her and all who love His appearing as sister Scogins did. She patiently waited for that sweet peace and rest that the Savior promised her in her earthly profession. She lived a true Christian, a faithful companion and a loving mother until death. She was to you a sweet flower with its melody and love but now she is called to heaven to rest in that sweet home. To you this word is given, that you shall share that home so fair and meet sweet companion and mother over there.

Dear friends, remember as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
And as I am now you must be.
Prepare for death and follow me.

Written by a sister and friend, Lottie Speer

Jan. 29, 1926: On Friday afternoon Miss Frances Raoul entertained at her home for Miss Josephine Deal of Little Rock. About 25 children enjoyed the afternoon, which was spent in playing games, finding the missing half of their Mother Goose rhyme, etc. Those present were: Josephine Deal, Mabel Whiteside, Marguerite Bell, Bessie Ratterree, Keats Henry, Ailene Ratteree, Sarah Irvin, Nannie Drinketh, Jerry Stephens, La Fran Hankins, Joy Summerville, May Nell Hudspeth, Virginia Davis, Elizabeth Farbridge, Frances Raoul, Dean Sue Shelton, Merl Shelton, Jack Shelton, Hern Owens, Dallas Miles, Charles Kimbro, Charles Jackson, James Jackson, Dick Davis.


Nov. 16, 1926: Here we are again. Farmers are about through harvesting their crops.

Mr. Chris Handley and sister, Miss Ruth, of Pine Bluff visited Mr. M.E. Handley and family, Sunday.

Miss Amanda McKeown of Star City spent the week-end with home folks.

Mrs. Brooks Handley and baby of McGehee visited relatives and friends here the past week.

Mr. Bruce Ross and family of near Pine Bluff visited relatives here last Sunday.

Our school is progressing nicely. The Juniors have organized a literary society and expect to have some good programs soon.

Miss Lucille Robertson spent last Saturday and Sunday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Summers in Monticello.

Johnie Akin and Clay Robertson of the A. & M. College were home visitors Sunday.

Miss Loyce Lambright spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. R.J. Crouch.

Mrs. Ed Boston of Relfs Bluff was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery last Wednesday. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

The Plantersville Women's Club met at the School House, November 4th, as we did not have a full attendance we did not organize. Other business was attended to, and at our next meeting December 2, we hope all members will be present. We will meet with Misses Ruby and Duane Miller.

Green Hill Locals

Nov. 16, 1926:

Hello everybody, don't think just because we were absent last week we have gone out of existence. No, we are still here and everybody is enjoying the fine weather we are having.

Miss Leota Laffoon spent Sunday with Miss Audrey Johnson.

Miss Mattie Haynes of near Monticello spent the week-end with Miss Monette Harris.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wilson spent Sunday with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wilson of New Hope.

Rev. E.A. Baker of this place attended Conference at Rector last week-end.

Mrs. C.E. Dunlap was on the sick list the past week.

Miss Estelle Davis of near Wilmar spent the past week with her sister, Mrs. Bert Watts of this place.

Mr. Wallace Hogue and family of this place have moved to Wilmar.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Haney and children attended services at New Hope Sunday.

Sorry to report little Fay Scogins is very ill with Catarrhal fever.

Mrs. Erb Scogins and family spent Thursday and Friday with homefolks.

Little Merleen Stephenson has been ill the past week, but glad to report she is better.

Mrs. Curtis Wilson spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs. C.W. Burks.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Collins of this place visited the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Collins of Rose Hill.

Miss Merle Watts and two of her friends from Warren called on her brother, Mr. Bert Watts, Sunday afternoon.

Misses Esther and Addie Haney of this place spent last Sunday at New Hope.

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