10 Years Ago - 2009

The Magazine Club met at the beautifully decorated home of Judge Teresa Daniel, Cedar Hall. President Pam Salter called the meeting to order and teh club collect was read. Thirteen members answered roll call by remembering their favorite doll. Elizabeth Smithart read the book, “All I Want for Christmas,” by Patricia McKessick.

Tameka Johnson, daughter of Bernard and Cora Jackson of Fitzpatrick, AL graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a major in Finance and a minor in Computer & Applied Technology.

Ellyssa Yanine Cobb, Bullock County’s 2009 Junior Miss, will leave for the state competition on Friday that will be held in Montgomery.

25 Years Ago - 1994

The home of Mrs. Brian Agnew was the lovely setting for the Green thumb Garden Club’s Christmas meeting. Mrs. Gene Combest, president, called the meeting to order and the roll was called by Mrs. Joe Varner. Twenty members answered roll call with their most cherished Christmas memory.

First National Bank President and CEO Joseph Davis announced today the promotion of Elizabeth Mahaffey from Administrative Assistant to Operations Officer. Liz has been employed by the bank since April 1989 serving as Receptionist/New Accounts Representative, Operations Assistant and them most recently, Administrative Assistant.

50 Years Ago - 1969

Price 10c per single copy

Happy New Year Greetings from the following advertisers: Anderson Hardware, American National Bank, Bullock County Insurance and Real Estate Agency, Bonnie Plant Farm, Bradberry Grocery, Builders Supply Co. and Springs Lumber Company, Bert’s Floral, Beauty and Fashion Shop, Bryan’s Dept. Store, Cowikee Mills, City of Union Springs, M. Cohn & Son, City Barber Shop, Carroll-Bozeman Motor Co., Dixie Bullock Hardware Co., Dixie Tire & Automotive Service, Dot’s Florist, Dixie Electric Coop., Dixie Grocery & Service Station, Edwards & Foster Insurance Company, Fowler’s Barber Shop, First National Bank, Firestone Home & Auto Store, Franklin’s Floral & Gift Shop, Farmer’s Hardware, Farm Bureau Insurance, The Fair Company, Floyd Plumbing Company, The Fricke’s, Green’s Cafe, Green Construction Company, Genuine Auto Parts, Green’s Furniture Store, The Grill, James Grady Shoe Shop, Herald Staff, Hinson’s Village, Hembree Furniture Store, Holmes Cafe, Johnson’s Grocery & Market, Jordan Drug Store, K & M Gin & Feed Company, Locklar’s General Merchandise, Loving, Cochran and Powell, Madelon’s Beauty Shop, McDaniel Distributing Company, Main Drug Store, Melba’s Beauty Salon, May’s Gulf Service, McGowan Brothers Std. Service, Parr’s Amoco Service Station, Renfro’s Ice Company, REA Express, Roughton Flower Shop, Renfroe’s Std. Service Station, Rosenstihl’s, Rogers Fertilizer Co., Russell Shoe Shop, Sim’s Brothers Feed Co., Singleton’s Grocery and Market, Southern Building Co., Sewell’s Barber Shop, Thomas 82 Service Station, W. H. Turner, Union Springs Motor Co., Union Springs Pharmacy, Union Springs Country Club, Union Springs Furniture Co., U.S. Auto Parts, U. S. Grocery and Market, U. S. Truck and Tractor, Welsh Co. of the South, Wayne Poultry Co., Western Auto Store, Wood’s Cleaners, and C. B. Williams Oil Co., Inc.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Varner was the setting for a lovely dinner party on Thursday evening when they were hosts with Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Blow in honor of Mrs. Alto Lou Springer and Mr. Sidney Bledsoe, whose marriage will take place in early January. The home was attractively decorated in a Yuletide motif. Mrs. Springer was presented a lovely orchid corsage, grown by Mrs. Varner in her greenhouse and a gift of cut glass was presented the couple by the host couples. Thirty guests were included.

New Year’s Day is the most important January holiday, and the only one the entire world observes, regardless of race or religious belief.

75 Years Ago - 1944

Corp. Billy Orr of the Army Air Corps, stationed at Boca Raton, Fla., is at home for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Emmie P. Orr and family.

Misses Elizabeth and Alice Pickett have returned to their school duties, after spending the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Pickett.

Keep barrels of water, buckets, sand, and ladder handy so that if fire should occur in the home you can fight it without delay.

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