Reeses News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Reeses Community League held its adjourned meeting April 17th with a large attendance. The secretary reported $72.65 spent on the improvement of the schol during the school year 1927-28.  The following equipments were added:
100 books for library, 3 lamps
1 chart for primary room
1 globe for grammar grade room 
Seats for auditorium
Window guards put on windows
Locks and bolts put on doors
This league, those small in number, is doing splendid work in behalf of the school and welfare of the community.

Reeses school closed April 18th, 1928, having made a very good average for the term.  The following pupils did not miss a single day: Louise Newton, Marion Dunn, Elsie Hall, Neva Garnett, Dorothy Tuck, Irene Hall, Virginia Green, Cloyce Comstock and Harold Tuck.
We hope these pupils will continue this record on through their school days.  Prize are awarded these pupils.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Newton entertained a number of friends last Wednesday night, April 18th, in honor of their guest, Miss Maggie Layne.
Miss Layne returned to her home Thursday, accompanied by Miss Louise Newton.  She will be missed during the summer months, but we hope to have her back with us again in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Newton and daughter, spent the week end with relatives near LaCrosse.  They stopped over in Chase City a while to see friends there.
Mr. Overby is conducting a Mission Study Class at New Hope church every Thursday night, which is enjoyed by those attending.
The Ladies Aid Society of New Hope church will have its regular monthly meeting at New Hope church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 P.M.  Your presence is desired.
Sunday is a good day to start to attend Sunday school.
We are glad to report Mrs. W.A. Garnett improving.
We are very sorry to report Mr. Z.R. Goode continues on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Garnett and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Garnett's mother at Crystal Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Robey entertained a number of friends and relatives in their home on the 22nd of April.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 12, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

The faculty and pupils of Reese's School gave an Easter egg hunt on Friday afternoon, at the school, which was enjoyed by all present. Three hundred eggs were hidden.  Prizes were awarded Miss Margaret Garnett and Master Sidney Shuford for finding the most eggs.
Miss Maggie Layne, the primary teacher, spent Easter at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Newton and daughter Louise spent the week end with relatives in Chase City.
Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Garnett and family spent Easter with relatives at Crystal Hill.
We regret very much that Mrs. W.A. Garnett and Miss Aline Tharp continue on the sick list but we wish for them a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Nichols entertained a number of young people Monday afternoon with an egg hunt all reporting a fine time.
Rev. E.L. Overby preached an inspiring sermon Sunday to an appreciative audience.
Mrs. J.R. Wilkins, William Wilkins, Miss Mariah Tuck and Miss Malissie Wilkins motored to North Carolina on Friday to visit relatives and friends.
Reeses Civic League will meet at Reeses School April 17 at 8 P.M.  All the patrons of the school are invited.
Eyes of Love" will be presented by local talent from Aspen at Reese's School April 14th, at 8 P.M.
Mr. R.H. Newton had the misfortune to lose a fine horse this week.

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, August 26, 1893.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Notes from Reese's
J.T. Gilliam, principal of the Graded School here, commenced the session on Monday, the 9th inst.
Our Sabbath School, W.D. Beasley, Supt., closed for the winter on Sunday, the 8th inst.  It was decided to hold a Christmas tree on Christmas day.
Messrs. A.B. Rice, R.W. Lawson and W.C. Morrisitte and wife attended the State Fair.
Miss Clara Dunn met with quite a painful accident on Friday last, running the needle entirely through one of her fingers while engaged at work on her sewing machine.
"Echo Valley" is the name given by Mr. Pleasant Lipscomb to his residence, for the reason, he says, that the hills and bottoms are so situated one's voice roams up and down and around them in a continuous echo.
Mr. Lipscomb is very found of possum hunting, and has some of the best possum dogs in these diggins.  He sys "old Jonah," in Echo Valley make as much music as a full pack, and for an hour after the dog has ceased to bark, you can apparently hear a large pack of hounds in full cry.  The only trouble arising from this peculiarity is the difficulty of finding old Jonah after he has treed a possum.  As it is utterly impossible tell in what direction he is.  Should any doubt the above, they can take a hunt with Mr. Lipscomb and be convinced.

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, May 31, 1928
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mr. George Shuford from Lawty, Florida is visiting his brothers, Messrs. John and James Shuford near here.
Mr. Shuford, from Newton, N.C., is visiting his sons, Messrs. James and John Shuford.
Mr. Jeter Tuck, of Lawty, Florida, is expected home this week to visit his father, Mr. J.A. Tuck.
Mr. G.B. Wilkins died last Wednesday at his home near Nelson, Va.  He had been sick quite a while and death was not unexpected.  He was laid to rest in the family burying ground.  Rev. Harris preached the funeral service.
Mr. Wilkins had been married three times.  He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, two sons, Mr. J.R. Wilkins, of Randolph, Va.; Mr. R.F. Wilkins, of Bluefield, W.Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Luther Snead of aJlong (?), N.C.; fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and lots of friends and relatives.  eH (He) was 87 years of age and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed in Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.
Mr. J.R. Wilkins and son, Howard and daughters, Grace and Malissa Wilkins attended the funeral of the former's father last Thursday.
Mr. R.F. Wilkins, of Bluefield, W.Va., spent last Friday in the home of his brother, Mr. J.R. Wilkins.

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday,  December 28, 1893
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Letter from Scuffletown
REESE'S, Va., Dec. 18, 1893
Scuff is in an excitable state of delightful anticipation at the near approach of Christmas, with its round of social gatherings, parties, &c.
All of the young men and women of Scuff are devoted disciples of Terpsechore, and the boys are busy tuning up their banjos and fiddles, and, "though, others' purses be more fat," for a general-all-around good time Scuff can beat the world.  And there is more of the milk of human kindness flowing through the veins of the "Scuffletonians" than can be found anywhere else on earth.
Scuff commences Christmas with a Christmas tree for the children at Reese's church, which promises to be great success.  Scuff goes heart and soul into every undertaking and for a full measure of enjoyment during the holidays. She proposes to start out by making the children happy, fully realizing that "The true secret of happiness consists in rendering others happy."  I will give you an account of the proposed festivities later.
Our esteemed fellow-citizen, Mr. Tall Lester, met with quite a painful accident one day last week.  Mr. Lester had gone to his orchard to gather a few persimmons, and ascended a tree and was standing upon a limb which projected horizontally from the trunk of the tree, when suddenly and without any premonitory signs the limb snapped off close to the body of the tree.  Mr. Lester's body, being suddenly bereft of all support, hung for a brief second suspended in mid air and then shot suddenly downward through space and struck the earth with a dull, sickening thud.  Mr. Lester miraculously escaped with his life, but sustained a severe injury to one of his feet, which, striking the ground first, in a manner broke the force of the fall.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, I remain,