Almyra Gleanings – 27 Nov 1919: Farmers have made good use of the past two weeks of beautiful weather in gathering crops, especially cotton. Another week of such weather and farmers will all be about through gathering this year’s crop.
The Almyra and Orphanage schools opened up last Monday for the winter term, after a couple of month’s vacation to pick cotton. Miss Clara Fleming is principal of the Almyra school, while Miss Mary Wright is in charge of the Orphanage school.
Miss Janie Huey, of the Almyra community, left Saturday morning to take charge this week of the Hill school, in the southwest part of this county.
Miss Lottie Kestner, who was an assistant in the Dunlap Orphanage during the summer, but who, for the past two months, has been at her home in Nashville, returned to the Orphanage last week.
Mrs. J. M. Huey, of Almyra, visited her sister, Mrs. John Lauderdale, and family in Memphis the latter half of last week, returning home Saturday morning.
Two new orphans – Bessie McBride and Roy McBride – of Detroit, Tipton county, aged nine and four respectively, were put into the Dunlap Orphanage last Saturday.
The Y. P. C. U. service at Sharon Sabbath night was of a Thanksgiving nature. While the principal speaker of the evening was absent, two others on the program – Mrs. J. M. White and Mrs. Floyd Kelley – responded and each read splendid papers on Thankfulness, followed by some impromptu talks from others, after which a good sermon was preached by the pastor on the same subject.
The winter moving and changing of homes for another year in this community commenced last week. Mr. E. Q. Strayhorn and family moved into the home of Mr. F. P. Spain and occupy part of their home, and Mr. and Mrs. Spain are boarding with Mr. Strayhorn and family.
[Almyra Gleanings – 27 Nov 1919, The Covington Leader, November 27, 1919]
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