The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Linn Jeffreys is now a member of the regimental band at Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with an advance of $9 a month on his salary.
Curtis and “Bunt” Hathaway were in town on Monday after material
for a trunk line telephone between Grantsville and Hur arrived. Work began at
The Anderson sawmill will soon be moved from Raccoon Run to
Bennett Run of Steer Creek, where they will saw a large amount of timber for
Several strangers are in town this week.
W.T. Kelly of near Five Forks upset a tractor on himself
Saturday. He has a bruised leg and several bruises on his body.
Fortunately, the accident happened in a muddy place, and he was
able to dig the mud out from under his leg, which was pinned by the tractor. He
wore his fingernails quite deep and his fingers were bleeding. His wife had to
go quite a distance for help.
He was under the tractor for more than one and a half hours. He
is resting at home and it is thought that he will recover nicely.
A groundbreaking ceremony for Brooksville Missionary Baptist
Church was held on Sunday, Apr. 8, at 2:30 p.m. An impressive crowd of about 110
people gathered in the meadow that fronts Rt. 5 in Big Bend, where the new
building will be situated on land donated by two families in the church.
The ceremony was attended by people of all ages and visitors
from various churches. Several speeches touched on the present and future
endeavors of the church.
A history of the church was related by Starling Bartlett,
chairman of the Deacon board. His talk covered some of the dates related to the
church building, as well as information about past ministers and salaries, and
status of the church treasury at various stages of its history.
Following the ceremony, most of those present moved to the
multi-purpose room of Brooksville Elementary School for a period of fellowship
and a covered dish dinner.