Almyra Gleanings: Mr. D. B. Harrover and wife, of Louisville, Ky., were at the Dunlap Orphanage last Sabbath. They came over the L. & N. railroad to Arlington, and drove out from Arlington in a buggy. Mr. Harrover is a substantial friend of the Orphanage, and always leaves some substantial remembrance on each visit.
Mrs. Elizabeth Spain is on a few week’s visit to her sister, Mrs. W. A. Ellison, and nieces, Mrs. A. B. Blaydes and Mrs. R. W. McDaniel, all of Memphis.
Miss Gladys Rodgers, who has been teaching the Flatwoods school in the western part of the county since Christmas, and who has been sick, is visiting friends in the Sharon community this week, recuperating, and hoping to be able to resume duties in the schoolroom next week. Miss Rodgers’ friends are always glad to have her visits.
Mr. J. M. Huey is juror in circuit court in Covington this week. There are others attending court this week either as litigants or witnesses.
The following clipping taken from the Wrens (Ga.) Reporter, may be of interest to some readers: “The many friends of Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Kerr will learn with sadness that Mr. Kerr has given up his pastorate at this place, and will move to Tennessee. They have added much to our town while here, and we will miss their influence when they are gone. They will leave for their new home the first of March.” Mr. Kerr is to take charge of Sharon A. R. P. church at Dunlap Orphanage, and is expected to begin his work there Sunday week, the third Sabbath of this month.
The young people of Sharon reopened their Y. P. C. U. work last Sunday night, after having been suspended for two months on account of cold weather and want of fuel. Although the church has no pastor now, and the evening was threatening rain, there was a good congregation present, and a splendid program was carried out. Sharon has a noble set of young Christian workers.
Last Tuesday night Mr. J. W. Darby and Mr. L. E. Gwinn spoke in the Almyra schoolhouse on the war situation, with special emphasis on the food situation and our patriotic duty.
[Almyra Gleanings, The Covington Leader, 7 Mar 1918]