For The Week Of Aug. 11-17

60 Years Ago

• The Ulene Caber Circle of First Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. Fannie Altman with Mrs. Archie Burns serving as co-hostess. Mrs. Furman Turnage gave the devotional. The thought was “Keys of Stewardship.” Mrs. Lillian Draughon taught the third and fourth chapter of the book “Sacrifice.” Mrs. Ed Boyette presided over the business session.

The hostesses served congealed salad, pimento cheese sandwiches and punch. Those present were Mrs. H. Paul Strickland, Mrs. Ray Horrell, Mrs. I.W. Keene, Mrs. Hurz Duncan, Carl Parnell, Mrs. Turnage, Mrs. Edwin Boyette, Mrs. Lillina Draughon and Mrs. Charles Skinner.

• The cheerful Helpers Class of First Baptist Church had a picnic at White Lake. Those who enjoyed the picnic were Jeanette Rowles, Carolyn Caudle, Grace Gregory, Pauline Bryson, Cynthia Lynch, Mrs. K.M. Wood and son, Benny.

• Members of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church in Erwin met at the church for their monthly meeting. Mrs. Jack Brock served as hostess. Mrs. Gordon Ennis, president, presided over the meeting. A routine business session was followed by a program on “Missionary Work.” Guests enjoyed a delightful social hour followed by the meeting and the hostess served potato chips, cookies and soft drinks.

• Mr. and Mrs. Braston Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

50 Years Ago

• Members of the Dunn Extension Homemakers Club held their meeting at the Barbecue House. Ruby Parker, home economist for Harnett County, gave the invocation before the meal which consisted of barbecued pork and chicken with all the trimmings. Following the meal, Mrs. Melvin Weeks gave the devotional using “Love” as her topic.

• Mrs. Mahlon Parker was honored for 41 years of service with Carolina Telephone during a retirement celebration.

• The MYF of Erwin Methodist Church enjoyed a cookout and swimming party at Chicora Country Club. Hamburgers with all the trimmings were served along with assorted cookies and soft drinks.

40 Years Ago

• Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lillington met at Clinton Bullock’s pond to honor their wives and to give special recognition to boat race winner Steve Worrell.

• Myra Bell was named Miss Harnett County Indian Princess.

• Members of North Clinton Avenue Baptist Church welcomed their new pastor, the Rev. George F. Magill.

The former city manager of Erwin, J. Edwin William, was re-elected to a third four-year term as a national director of Woodmen of the World.

• The annual dinner meeting for the Dunn Extension Homemakers Club was held at the Pig ‘n‘ Chicken Restaurant.

30 Years Ago

• Dennis Butler of Dunn was honored for 32 years with the Dunn Post Office.

• Mr. and Mrs. John William Coleman of Route One, Erwin, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

• Piggly Wiggly sold 32-ounces of ketchup for 69 cents, Downy fabric softener for $2.99 and Jimmy Dean Sausage for $1.79 a pound.

• The North Carolina Board of Transportation awarded a $4.7 million contract to a Tarboro firm to widen U.S. 421 between Lillington and south of Buies Creek in Harnett County.

20 Years Ago

• Members of Clement Class of 1954 held their class reunion at Fann’s Restaurant.

— Melody Brown-Peyton



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