For The Week Of April 21-27
60 Years Ago
• The Oakdale Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Glenn Morris. Mrs. Morris presided and appointed the nominating committee that included Mrs. Garland Coats, Mrs. Alonzo Coats and Mrs. Rob Adams.
Congratulations went out to Mrs. Delmar Ennis, newlyelected chairman of the 10th District Federation that included Harnett, Lee, Montgomery and Moore counties. Mrs. Alonzo Coats announced the safety project “Teen-Age Safety” in driving cars.
Mrs. Edward Ennis led the devotional for the club and Mrs. Garland Coats gave a book report on the bookmobile stopping on the 25th of each month at her home. An iced dessert was served to members and their guests.
• The Junior Class of Plain View High School honored the seniors at the annual Junior-Senior Banquet. The theme was “Fairyland.” Pink and white flowers along with pink candles decorated the tables.
Seventy-five guests enjoyed a delicious meal. The menu items were fried chicken, creamed potatoes, butter beans, tomato salad, rolls, strawberry shortcake, ice cream and iced tea.
• Mrs. Joe Jackson at 106 S. Hodges Ave., Dunn, was hostess to members of the Women’s Missionary Council of Glad Tidings Church. Decorations for the occasion consisted of spring mixed flowers.
Mrs. Almon D. Jackson, president, presided and the meeting was opened by prayer led by Mrs. Joe Burnette.
An inspiring devotional was presented by the guest speaker, Mrs. Fenton Jones, wife of the state secretary of the Assemblies of God. The period of devotion was closed with prayer by Mrs. Henry Godwin. The minutes of the last meeting were read and a financial report given by the secretary.
At the conclusion of the business session the hostess served refreshments consisting of chicken salad sandwiches, cake squares, Easter candies and coffee.
Guests included: Mrs. Joe Burnette, Mrs. A.B. Cameron, Mrs. Preston Campbell, Mrs. Henry Godwin, Mrs. James Hartley, Mrs. Almon D. Jackson, Mrs. Robert Palmer, Mrs. Dalton Pope, Mrs. James Moore, Mrs. Richard Tripp, Mrs. Lofton Tart, Mrs. E.M. Whittenton, Mrs. Cleon Wilson, Mrs. Ray Wood, Mrs. Willard Wood, Miss Blanche Paul, Mrs. J.H. Allen and Mrs. Fenton Jones.
50 Years Ago
• The G.A.’s of the Second Baptist Church held a pajama party at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. C.W. Driver.
During the evening the group enjoyed games and later in the evening were served refreshments.
On Saturday morning sausage and biscuits with cookies and orange juice were served.
Guests included Ellen Strickland, Phyllis Knox, Waverly Driver, Debbie Randolph, Debbie Knowles, Sherry Knowles, Gloria Johnson, Joan, Debbie and Pam Ketter, Cindy and Becky Hodges, Pam Strickland and Sylvia Barefoot.
40 Years Ago
• Town of Coats opened a new city hall. The purchase price was $38,000.
30 Years Ago
• Christie Vann of Midway Elementary School received honorable mention at the North Carolina State Science Fair.
• UNC Basketball star Michael Norwood signed autographs for students at South Johnston High School.
20 Years Ago
• Miah Smith, a graduate of Triton High School, studied international business abroad in France.
— Melody Brown-Peyton