110 years ago
april 15, 1909
April 24 is a great day coming. It is Field Day for the high schools of Florence, Burns, and Marion. Track events will be held at the ball park on the east of the city and the debates will be in the evening at the Auditorium. A special train will be run to Marion from Burns to accommodate the people from the south.
The Methodist Ladies Aid Society held a corn festival Wednesday evening at Hargett’s bakery. Corn was served in about every way possible, except on the cob.
The Society cleared about $25 as well as furnishing a pleasant social gathering.
A new law that becomes effective March 30 provides for a bounty on pocket gophers, crows, crows’ heads, and crows’ eggs.
County boards must, at their April meeting place, pay a bounty of five cents on each of the above if caught, taken or killed in the county.
The law is compulsory and will provide a fine source of revenue for the country boys.
Plans are underway for the establishment of a bank in Aulne to be ready for business by June 1. Mr. Byer of Peabody is president of the company.
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