Awards News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 26, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

The Randolph-Henry FFA judging team won the Federation judging event at Worsham on Wednesday, May 18.  The counties participating were Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, and Prince Edward.
Three of the four Randolph-Henry teams were high scorers, the fourth high team was from Cumberland, the fifth team winner was Buckingham and the sixth place team was Worsham.
The six high individuals on the Randolph-Henry teams will go to the State FFA Convention June 20-23, in Blacksburg.  The names of these students are as follows:  Edward Dobbins, of Charlotte C.H.; P.A. Robinson Jr., Phenix; Jack Shook of Ontario; Bob Moore from Madisonville; F.B. Newcomb, Jr., of Saxe; and Frank Metcalf of Cullen and John Fears of Charlotte C.H. tied for 6th place.
Other members of the Randolph-Henry teams were:  Tucker Tharpe of Randolph; Mercer Garnett near Charlotte C.H.; Ned Edwards near Charlotte C.H.; Kent Newcomb of Saxe and Kenneth Jones, Charlotte C.H.
The exhibits judged were:  corn, hay, orchard grass seed, lespedeza seed, wheat, oats, and soybeans.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 2, 1955.
Submitted by
:  Bea. Adams King

C.B. Adams, III, won first prize in the Talent Show, sponsored by the Charlotte County Farm Bureau, on April 29.  He played a trombone solo, "The Holy City."
June Grey and Michael Holt rated second place.  Brett Watson won third place.  Brett also accompanied several of the other performers.  Margie Weston took fourth place with a vocal solo.  Becky Crouch placed fifth in the show. 
Carlyle Pillow and Eugene Baines with a piano duet were sixth; while Jo Ann Van Horn was seventh with a piano solo.
The first place winner, C.B. Adams, III, will represent the County Farm Bureau in Richmond this fall at a state contest.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 28, 1955.
Submitted by
:  Bea. Adams King

Joyce Anne Duffer, District III public speaking champion, won a superior rating at the State Forensic Contest held at Charlottesville, April 22.
Joyce, a freshman at Randolph-Henry High School, spoke on "Democracy."  In the State Forensic Meet, winners from the eight Group II school districts in Virginia were creditable, superior, and distinguished. The state champion in girls' public speaking is Mary Nichols from Princess Anne School, Lynnhaven, Va.
Joyce, who attended Wylliesburg Elementary School, is now an excellent student in high school.  In addition to the forensic work, she takes an active part in school programs, and in FHA work.  Last month she was elected cheerleader for the year 1955-56 at Randolph-Henry.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.I. Duffer, of Randolph, Va.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 14, 1874.
Submitted by
:  Bea. Adams King

 IN LUCK - It appears the Charlotte was not entirely neglected in the distribution of the prizes of the Norfolk Gift Concert.  M.A. Cawthorn, of this village, drew $250, and we understand, Mr. P.V. Adams, $75.

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 5,  1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

The following Resolution was adopted by the Local Board of Health of Charlotte County, on September 18th, 1944:
The members of this Board were inexpressibly shocked and grieved to learn of the death of Dr. James Reginald Bailey, for many years a most valued, faithful and useful member of this Board.
His generous nature and love of humanity made him responsive to every call of the sick and unfortunate and in addition he gave of his time and talents freely and willingly to promote all programs conducive to the betterment of public health and sanitation.
He was beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know... in addition to his fine mind and great professional skill, he was possessed of a warm and attractive personality which made, not only his patients, but likewise all his acquaintances, his friends.
Both as a Public Board and as individuals we deplore and mourn his death.