For The Week Of Jan 12-19
60 Years Ago
• Lillington’s Masonic Lodge inducted new officers. Arthur Whittington, Robert Parker, Johnny Todd, R.B. Leonard, Wilson Farrell, John Womble and W.H. Randall.
• The Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA) of Erwin First Baptist Church was organized at the home of Mrs. Forest Maxwell. The group met every second and forth Monday. Guests enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate.
• Campbell College Board of Trustees announced that Earl Westbrook of Dunn was appointed to serve as chairman of the college executive committee for the calendar year 1958. The Rev. Ernest P. Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church, was re-appointed to the committee.
• The Harnett County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the home of Mrs. M.M. Jernigan. Guests enjoyed refreshments in the dining room of the home. The table was covered with a lace cloth and held a centerpiece of flowers and grapes and a candelabra which held white candles.
• Pink and white carnations decorated the home of Mrs. Howard Godwin as she entertained book club readers.
• The Coats Home Economics Department, under the supervision of Evadeane Ingram, held the first of six adult classes for women in the community.
• The Louis Hill Circle of the Erwin Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. B.F. Patterson. Mrs. Joe Tyndall, Circle chair, presided over the meeting. The devotional was given by Mrs. Wilbert Tyson and Mrs. Patterson. A program on the study of Home Missions Fields was presented by Mrs. Tyson, Mrs. Obie McLean and Mrs. Herbert McLamb.
50 Years Ago
• The lunch menu for Jan. 11, 1968, at area schools included: At Magnolia Avenue — Meat loaf, buttered rice, steamed cabbage, pickled beets, rolls, butter and applesauce; Wayne Avenue — Hamburger steak, rice and gravy, green beans, sliced tomato, chocolate cake, rolls and milk; Mary Stewart School — Sausage patty, green beans, buttered grits, orange juice, cookies, biscuits and milk; Dunn High School — Pork sausage, buttered grits, steamed cabbage, hot rolls or muffin bread, applesauce, cookies and milk.
• The Rev. Carlton E. Best, pastor of Hood Memorial Christian Church, was named president of the Dunn-Erwin Ministerial Association.
• Campbell College honored the founder of the college during Founder’s Day. Dr. Leslie H. Campbell gave the invocation.
40 Years Ago
• Lillington annexation included 800 new residents in the southeast part of town.
• Coats United Methodist Church dedicated their new church facility. The dedicatory service was in celebration of the church paying off all existing indebtedness. The church was built in 1969 and in eight years paid off all debt.
• Dunn Mayor Abe Elmore showed his support of the Jaycees’ annual jelly drive, which benefited the North Carolina Burn Center by proclaiming Jan 15-21 as Jaycee Jelly Week.
30 Years Ago
• Bobby R. Hall of Sanford was elected to the Presidential Board of Advisers at Campbell University. He was president of National Finance Company.
• Councilman Carlyle McLamb was appointed to the Memorial Board of Trustee of Betsy Johnson Hospital.
20 Years Ago
• Mayor Oscar Harris filed for North Carolina State Senate.
— Melody Brown-Peyton