Social News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 LEBANON H D CLUB MEETS
Mrs. Lucille Foster of Drakes Branch, opened her home to the Lebanon Home Demonstration Club on February 3 at 2 p.m.  Nine members were absent for various reasons and were greatly missed. Miss Yates, our county agent met with the club and added much to the program.
The demonstration was on Pest Control given by Mrs. Lucille Purcell.  This was very interesting and the members living in rural areas profited much from this.
The club appointed Mrs. Ruth Purcell as the Club Parliamentarian and the book "Roberts Rules of Order" concerning Parliamentary Procedure is now in circulation for all members to refer to if in doubt about this subject.
After all business, new and old had been taken care of the meeting adjourned formally.  At this time the members spent a social hour.


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

 DAIRYMEN TO MEET AT BARKSDALE FARM
A meeting of interest to all Dairymen has been planned for Friday, May 27 at the Wm. S. Barksdale farms, Randolph.  It's a "twilight meeting," so that afternoon milking and other work may be completed; and come as you are!  The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m.
Mr. Thomas Bentley, National Fieldman, Holstein Friesian Association of America, and Mr. W.N. Patterson, Dairy Dept., VPI, will  have charge of the program.  This program will include judging contest; pasture tour; fitting and showing demonstration; dehorning demonstration; and film showing.
Barbecue lunch will be served.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 10, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 KEYSVILLE JUNIOR 4-H CLUB MEETS
Monday, March 7, we had the fourth Junior 4-H meeting.  The president, Bonnie Reinhardt called the meeting to order.  We gave our 4-H pledge and sang "Roll the Old Chariot Along," Mr. Barbour helped us sing "The Poor Old Slave."  There was no old business.  The new business was about camp.  Then we divided, and the girls talked about a recipe for ice box cookies and the boys talked about mixing trees.


ource:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 10, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 CHARLOTTE ELEM. 4-H CLUB MEETS
The Charlotte Elementary 4-H Club met, on Monday, February 21.  The meeting was called to order by the President, Jimmie Bradner.  After the meeting was read by Marianne Walker, we repeated our pledge and sang the theme song. After discussing plans for attending camp this summer; Miss Yates observed our work and gave us instructions on our projects for the summer.
There were 41 in attendance.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 4, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Mr. N.E. Tharpe, Inseminator for the Charlotte County Artificial Breeders Association, will be on vacation from August 1 thru August 14.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 4, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 There will also be a meeting of Charlotte Grange, No. 4 at 9 o'clock, on the same day, the 12th inst., at the same place, for the initiation of candidates.
Per order R.V. GAINES, Master
J.B. Barnes, Secretary


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 4, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 Charlotte County Grange
The Second Regular Meeting of the Charlotte County Grange will be held at Masonic Hall, Charlotte Courthouse, on the second Friday in June, the 12th inst., at 10 o'clock.  A full and punctual attendance is requested.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 30, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 RED CROSS VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMMITTEE
The Volunteer Service Committee of Red Cross in Charlotte County is undertaking a practical service which is a phase of the work that many, almost every one may have the joy of sharing.  The County has been divided into fourteen communities for convenience in their committee work and representatives from these communities named below are willing to receive and care for any jelly, canned fruit, vegetables and soup that you want to give from your pantry for the sick and needy of our county.  The Red Cross calls this canteen service and as it a volunteer service the committee is not expecting to solicit and collect, but to receive and distribute.  The Red Cross will send labels for the jars given.

Mrs. C.W. Tucker, Drakes Branch
Mrs. A.G. Neale, Keysville
Mrs. J.B. Walker, Ontario
Mrs. W.B. Spencer, Barnesville
Mrs. Aiken, Phenix
Mrs. Will Pillow, Phenix
Mrs. Mattie Masten, Randolph
Mrs. R.M. Adams, Red Oak
Mrs. Paul Adams, Formosa
Mrs. J.C. Mills, Cullen
Miss Estelle Price, Madisonville
Mrs. Chas. Holt, Aspen
Mrs. E.C. Moon, Saxe
Mrs. Wm. R. Martin, Charlotte C.H.

FRANCIS Y. SMITH,
Chairman Volunteer Service Red Cross


Source: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, June 8, 1933
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Ontario News
Mrs. Jennie Ward has returned here from a week's visit with her son, Mr. Hinton Ward of Meherrin.

Mrs. I.W. Bell of Red Jacket, W. Virginia spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Harding.  Mr. Dennis Bell and family of West Virginia were also guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Harding.

Mrs. J B Walker entertained a few of her friends one night recently.  Those present were Mrs. Elizabeth Priddy and Mrs. M.L. Watkins of Keysville, Mrs. I. W. Bell, Mrs. Laura B. Hailey and daughter, Mr. Charles Hailey, Mrs. C.M. Hailey, Mrs. S.A. Harding and Mrs. A.E. Dickerson. The hostess served delicious ice cream and cake.  



Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Va., Thursday, March 24, 1898
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Dance at the Eagle Hotel

 On Monday, the 14th inst., a most enjoyable dance was given at the Eagle Hotel in town, in honor of Miss Eunice Clark one of the belles of Pamplins City, who is visiting relatives in town. The evening was a delightful one, and was enjoyed by those present to the utmost.  Among the ladies present were noted.
Misses Eunice Lewis and Vera Clark of Pamplins, Florence and Carrie Clarke, Celia and Maud Cary, Lizzie Dickerson, Clara Barksdale, Mary and Sallie Puryear.
The gentlemen were Messrs. J.C. Priddy, Jas. Cary, C.L. Davis, Sam Walker, and Clark Paulett, Howard Clark, Ed Williams, Matthew Clark, of Pamplins, Wesley Williams, L.H. Thompson, Harper Chappell, Scott Barksdale, Floyd Dickerson and H.E. Porter.
Among the many graceful dancers on the floor Miss Celia Cary received the compliment of being the best dancer.
C.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 29, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Other Personals

Miss Lois Tharpe is visiting her cousin, Faye, east of Danville this week.
Tucker Watkins Tharpe is spendin gthe week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Tharpe of Charlotte Court House.
Ensign Grace Collins of New York City, spent several days the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.O. Collins.
Mrs. T.W. Colgate and daughters, Misses Dorothy and Frances, expect to move to Richmond Monday.
Masters Gerald and John Hailey left Saturday for Powhoaan, to spend some time with their grandmother, Mrs. W.E. Pentzz.
Cadet Nurse Virginia Scott of Danville spent Saturday in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Scott of near Saxe.
Miss Alma Lee Newcomb spent the week end with Miss Isabel Scott.
Miss Mary Barksdale returned home Sunday after spending some time in Norfolk.
Mr. Overton Barksdale of Richmonid and Mr. and Mrs. William Barksdale of South Hill spent the wssk end here in their home.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 30, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT
The Junior Class of Drakes Branch High School will give a dance in J.C. Pauletts store building on Friday, March 31st at eight o'clock.
The admission is 35c for men and ladies free!
Refreshments will be sold!  Come and dance with us!