C.C. Starcher holds the prize for raising sweet potatoes. In
digging his crop last week, he found a potato that measured 3 feet, 9 inches,
and it wasn’t a good year for sweet potatoes.
R.C. Hardman returned on Saturday from Louisville and other
points of interest, where he purchased the greatest bunch of Hereford cattle
ever seen in this country. Newspaper reports indicate that he parted with a
bunch of money when he came into possession of these cattle.
Contractor Morgan has been at work for the past week on the
Smith lease on Leafbank No. 2, which has been making water for some time,
destroying its usefulness as a gasser. He will more than likely have to re-case
the well before the gas can be used again.
F.S. Wilson, progressive Big Springs merchant, is at
Parkers-burg taking treatment for a lame leg and for stomach troubles. It is
nothing serious and he expects to return inside a month, as sound as a trout.
His many friends in this county hope to see him that way.
One of the secrets of life, which we must learn before it is too
late, is that happiness is not the result of material things, but a mental
You have probably often seen people who are in the most humble
circumstances and are completely happy, and get much out of life and much out of
people. No doubt, you have also encountered those who have almost limitless
sources of money, but who are not happy, who are continuously chasing rainbows,
and who have few friends and get very little out of life.
It is true that money does not necessarily bring happiness. A
great many wealthy men will admit that the richer they became, the less serene
and the less fruitful their lives became.
In summary, the lesson of life is to learn to be happy with what
nature has endowed us. We need not be the richest man or woman in our community,
nor do we have to have great riches at all.