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Early files for the week of November 23, 2015


Compiled by Patsy Young

118 years ago: 1897
A team ran away with Eph.
Butts Wednesday night and he
was thrown from the wagon
about a mile from town and
suffered a broken collar bone
and several bruises.
Claude Ferguson and
Homer Turner, of The News
force and Guthrie Sain, Dave
Bryant and Amos King spent
Thursday hunting ducks on
Coleman Creek, but had very
poor luck.
(Adv.) Lost- a fine, large
case of the chills. Supposed
to have been carried off by
Cheatham’s Chill Tonic. No
reward offered; it is gone for
good. Tasteless 50 cents.
110 years ago: 1905
J.D. Setliff found $37 in
silver Wednesday morning
which had been burned in
the stove in the office of G.W.
Morris. $25.00 had not been
melted and were in fairly good
condition, but twelve of them
had melted and run together
so tight that they could not be
separated. The money was
found in the street where Mr.
Morris had thrown the ashes
from his stove. Mr. Morris
placed the money in his stove
for safe keeping one day last
summer when he went to
leave the office for a few minutes
and forgot all about it,
and when he made a fire in the
stove a few mornings ago the
money was burned.
(Adv.) 100 teams to work
on grade on Dequeen and
Eastern railroad 8 and a half
miles north-west of Centre
Point. Good wages and plenty
of work. L. H. Sater, Contractor
74 years ago: 1941
The work of moving the
bodies buried in cemeteries
in the area now occupied by
the Southwestern Proving
Ground has been completed.
It has been announced by the
War Department. More than
1,100 bodies were removed
from the area and reinterred.
The women of the Methodist
Church of Mineral Springs
will serve a Thanksgiving
dinner Thursday at the Magic
Grill in Mineral Springs for 25
cents. Come and bring your
family and friends.
Homer Northum brought
a huge turnip to The News
Monday morning. The turnip
with its top of greens weighs
eight pounds. It is a perfect
specimen and it’s solid.
(Adv.) Mrs. T.L. Alston of
Amity will be at City Hall here
next Friday the 28th with rose
bushes for 10c.
27 years ago: 1988
Four Nashville ballet students
are among 30 area girls
and boys selected to appear
in “The Nutcracker” on Thursday,
Dec. 1. Kristi Cooley and
Rebecca Alford will be mice
and Holly Ramage and Paige
Cooley will be angels in the
production. All four were
selected this fall during auditions
for southwest Arkansas
ballet students. The popular
Christmas ballet features the
Shreveport Symphony and
Ballet Mississippi.
Two Nashville students,
both members of Future
Homemakers of America,
received ThreeSTAR awards
in sub-district competition at
Ouachita Baptist University.
Korland Simmons, a ninth
grader at NJH and Dana Howard,
a junior at NHS received
the highest award in competition
Saturday, November
5 at Nashville Elementary
Auditorium. Both competed
in STAR (Students Taking Action
for Recognition) events
at Ouachita. Simmons participated
in the junior job
interview event and Howard
participated in the senior illustrated
talk’s event.