70 years ago
july 29, 1948
Entries have been pouring in for the annual Cottonwood Saddle Horse Association horse show and races to be held next Thursday. An estimated 100 horses may be entered to vie for $1,000 in prize money.
Due to recent continued wet weather, the city sanitary service collections have been delayed in some locations. According to city clerk Keith Kelsey, the mud in some alleys has made it impossible to make collections.
Mrs. Fred Meisinger, correspondent from South of Town, writes in her column: “The new 77 highway is a grand road to drive over. It’s a real boulevard. During the recent flood when the roads across the bottom were under water, the new highway really proved its worth.”
Tne mail messenger job at the Marion post office, that has been handled for the past twelve years by Silas Weidenbener, has been awarded to Art Klein on a low bid of $1,200, acting postmaster Nettie Williams announces.
Connie Sue Long was honored at a party Wednesday afternoon to celebrate her 10th birthday. The guest list included Karen Becker, Karen and Molly Brodhead, Billie Herbert, Patricia Dixon, Vicki Black, Kay Navrat, Judy Coons, Nancy Keazer, Carmen Siebert, Jeanette Russsell, LeNore Wheeler, Alda Ratts, and Sandy Kay Long.
L. King left Monday afternoon by bus for Clarksville, Texas, because of the serious illness of his sister, Sally King, 95.