COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
ALLSBORO NEWS [The West Colbert News, Cherokee, Friday, 11 June 1915, p.
We “suburbans” are feeling very much elated with the idea of having a paper in our home town, Cherokee and right here lets wish for it success
On Monday morning, May 31st, little Callie Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rickard, of Tishomingo, Miss., died, after an illness of several months. The remain1 [sic] were brought to Allsboro and laid to rest in the Presbyterian cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. S. E. Maples, of Margerum. Mr. and Mrs. Rickard were at one time residents of Allsboro and hold in the hearts of the people here a place of highest esteem. The beautiful floral offering and the large concourse of friends, both of Tishomingo and Allsboro, were within themselves, an expression of the most heartfelt sympathy for the sorrowing family.
We continue to have showers and there are very good indications of a full crop of cotton and corn this year ‘tho the farmers can scarcely have Mr. Heflin’s optimistic view concerning the price of cotton, still we are hoping for the best.
Mrs. Dee Hall, of Texas, is now residing with her father, Mr. Jasper Sutton of this place. She is the widow of the late Mr. Dee Hall, formerly of Allsboro. We extend to her a cordial welcome.
Mr. J. W. Garrett made a flying trip to Iuka Tuesday, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mary.
Mrs. Chas. Martin and children, of Tuscumbia, are visiting relatives at this place.
Miss Ennis Farris, of Margerum, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Hugh Worsham.
Mr. Jno. R. Weaver, of Cherokee spent Saturday and Sunday in our little village. He says there is no flower like the “Lily.”
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Dunn spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Weaver.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas Thomas and little daughter Katie, motored to Sheffield Sunday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Malone.
We regret to say that Mrs. S. Highfield is on the sick list this week, but learn that she is some better at this writing. We hope for her a speedy recovery.
The participants of the Rook party given by Miss Mary Garett last Saturday night, report an excellent time.
We are glad to report the Sunday Schools, both of the Presbyterian and Methodist church, at this place are progressing nicely and we hope for their continued growth.
Rev. S. E. Maples, P. C., fills the pulpit at the Methodist church, 1st and 3rd Sundays. We trust the dates will not be overlooked.
Health in general, is very good at this writing.
All good wishes for “the West Colbert News.”
ALLSBORO NEWS [The West Colbert News, Cherokee, Friday, 18 Jun 1915, p. 1]
We have just been the
recipients of a much needed rain for which we are very thankful, as our gardens
were looking rather thirsty.
Mr. H. H Harris, of Margerum, spent the week end with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Blackburn of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Dunn are spending a few days with relatives at East Allsboro.
Mrs. And Mrs. Bose Thomas motored down to see Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Hardcastle Sunday afternoon, and from every appearance were very “stuck up” by the time they had gotten one mile on their journey. Fords and mud have very little in common.
Mr. W. L. Hearn, who has been on the sick list for several days is no better at this writing. We sincerely trust he will soon be himself again.
Mr. W. M. Twitty is attending Commissioner’s Court at Tuscumbia this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Martin are the proud parents of an eight pound girl both the 11th. Congratulations.
Mr. John B. Weaver, of East Allsboro, was seen in our midst again Sunday. He continues to show his preference for Lillies.
The singing given by Miss Marie Carrett [?Garrett?] Saturday night was attended by a goodly crowd, and reported a nice time.
Mr. J. W. Garrett and son, E. E. Garrett, attended the picnic at Cherokee last week.
Mrs. W. M. and Mrs. C. H. Twitty spent Wednesday with Mrs. W. L. Hearn.
Mr. and Mrs. James Christian spent Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Blackburn.
Miss Edna Twitty is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. E. Weaver, who is on the sick list this week.
Mrs. Chester Glenn, of Miss., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hearn last week.
We hear that our adjoining (?) town, Bishop, is rather a busy little “burg” these days, especially on Saturday afternoons.
The same, Juanita.
ALLSBORO NEWS. [Friday, 9 Jul 1915, p. 3]
The farmers are beginning to put on “long faces” concerning the rain proposition, however, just at this writing, (Monday) there are very good indications of a visit from “Old Sol” for a few days now.
Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Twitty, formerly of Hamlin, Texas, are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Twitty, of this place, for a few weeks, enroute to Cincinnati, which they will make their future home.
Mr. Floyd Hill who has been residing in Dallas, Texas, for the past three years, is spending his vacation with his parents here, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Hill. We are very glad to have Floyd with us again, as he was a very prominent feature in the social circle of Allsboro.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Weaver and daughter Miss Mattie, spent Saturday and Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. O. L. Dunn.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Weaver and children are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Twitty this week.
Miss Mildred Blackburn, of Tuscumbia, is spending the summer with her sister, Mrs. C. H. Twitty at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Blackburn have just returned from a two weeks visit to their son, Wm. Blackburn at Hillsboro, Texas.
Mrs. James Weaver and children, of East Allsboro, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Lucy Wood’s.
Messrs. L. O. Bishop and Sidney Russell each have recently purchased themselves a new car. We “panic stricken” people are quite ready to envey [sic] them, since it is a luxury, we dare not hope to indulge in.
Rev. S. E. Maples, P. C., filled his regular appointment at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon. Regardless of the inclement weather there was an unusually large crowd present.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Blackburn left Tuesday the 6th for an extended visit to relatives in Arkansas.
We are glad to report an improvement in heath of the community since our last writing.
The same Juanita
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