C.B. Shaffer, who fell and hurt himself so badly, has so far
recovered as to be able to get around on crutches.
Jas. Kerby and Mrs. Petit of Barnes Run are indisposed at this
writing. Rumors say Jim is going to leave us and locate at Parkersburg, where he
will work in a shovel factory. We lose one of the strong supports of Democracy
when we lose Jim.
Two of E.K. Morgan’s children of Philips Run are dangerously ill
with lung fever, as is Doud Stump’s children.
Ballard Douglas made a flying trip to Minnora one day last week
to see his father, who is quite sick.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Starcher of Sycamore,
which has been so very sick for some time, died Friday after an operation had
been performed in hopes to give relief. The child never recovered from the
influence of the chloroform.
Deputy sheriff Howard Waldo went to Parkersburg last week and
brought up Harley Hunt, who is wanted in our court on a charge of playing a
little poker under the gas light at the mouth of Leafbank several months ago.
Harley paid his bond and intimates that he will stand trial and believes he will
According to local health department records, the number of
cattle dying from rabies is increasing. Since Dec. 1, 10 cows in Calhoun County
have died with this dreaded disease.
One or two animals represent a serious economic loss to the
owner, and it can be prevented, according to county agent Bill Amick. He
suggested that if foxes are known to exist in an area, that it would be good
insurance against loss for farmers in that area to vaccinate cattle.
He said that the cost of vaccinating cattle is just
slightly more than the cost of vaccinating a dog against rabies, and it is
equally effective. The loss of one good animal, he said, costs the farmer about
the same as vaccinating 70 head of cattle. This may be inexpensive insurance
against loss for those living in a questionable area.