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The DeFuniak Herald – October 4, 1923

Santa Rosa News

Mr. Herman Weston moved his family into town last Friday so it would be handier or the children to attend school. He also moved his sawmill last week out on the Jack Martin place near the Gulf where he expects to put in a busy season.

Mr. Ward S. Paham and Mr. Moore motored here from Crosby, Ala., last Tuesday bringing the sad news that a sister of Vernie Shivers had died the day before and took Mr. Shivers back with them.

Miss Ruby Mathews of DeFuniak Springs spent a few days in town on business

F. S. Stallworth the West Florida Grocerie man transacted business in town last Friday.

We were pleased to see the smiling face of W. F. Hall of Freeport in town last Friday.

Jack Stringer went to DeFuniak last Monday where he will resume his studies in the T. I. I.

Rev. John Garnett of Camp Walton was in town most of last week to assist with and oversee the painting of the M. E. Church and also to conduct services Saturday evening and Sunday.

Mr. Fred Crookshank has just about completed the painting of his residence on Wilson Ave., and it certainly looks fine.

Have you seen the latest style for mules? We have a pair of mules in our town that is wearing pantaloons. Now we are not making fun of the mules. We rather think it is a very bright idea and one that it would be well for others to imitate.

Somebody, [presumably] some [n—–s,] got away with some of Mrs. Greens chickens last night. Its a pity if people must steal that they can’t pick out somebody besides a widow lady to steal from. But woe! unto them if they are caught at it.

“Dad” Butler and D. W. Shunk drove over to Grayton Beach last Sunday on a tour of inspection.

Mrs. Bessie Noyes our former Postmistress arrived here from Mobile, Ala., last Sunday evening on the “Sarona.” Mrs. Noyes has many friends here who are glad to see her again.

The Civic League held a meeting at the home of Mrs. E. T. Ziel last Friday. Among other business transacted it was decided to give a fox social at the school house on Friday evening Oct. 19th, the proceeds to be used for the school. It was also decided to have a “Bazaar” sometime in December the date to be set later.

We have two Women’s Clubs here and we are all working together for one purpose. Thats to raise money for two more months of school. We have six months but we feel that eight months would be better. We did not have any trouble in raising the money last year and we feel confident that it can be done again. Now we are not writing this for the sake of handing ourselves a bouquet. But it might help others. As we happen to know that there are other communities where they don’t have as much as six months school. Don’t just fold your hands and say, “It’s a shame our children can’t have more school, but we just can’t help it.” Just put your heads together and raise the money as it is surprising how quickly a sum of money can be raised if everybody will work together.

The Breeze – December 29, 1910 – Page 1

Little Son of Newt Martin Meets Horrible Death.

A four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Newt Martin living near the planning mill was so terribly burned last Wednesday night that it died the next day.

From the best information obtainable it seems that Mrs. Martin left the little fellow by the fire while she went outside to attend to some household duties, and returned to find his clothes blazing evidently having caught from a splinter with which he was playing in the fire. While the fire was immediately extinguished the child was so severely burned that it died the next afternoon and it was buried Friday Rev. Chester Sprague of the Christian church conducting the funeral.

The bereaved parents have our deepest sympathy.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – June 16, 1910 – Page 1

Among the prettiest of the early June weddings was that of Miss Sadie Rowland Donalson to Mr. Henry v. d. Hart Roelofs, which occurred at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. S. E. Donalson, on Tuesday evening June seventh at Point Donalson, Parker, Florida, on St. Andrews Bay, in the presence of a few relatives and friends.

The large front parlor was beautifully decorated in green white and pink, and oleanders were never more beautifully blended making one glad that oleanders bloom for June brides. The large lower hall and dining room carried the color scheme in a charming way.

The bride wore an exquisite gown of soft white satin fashioned in draped effect with trimmings of spangled net with veil, her only ornament being a string of pearls the gift of the groom’s mother and carried a bouquet of roses and ferns.

She was attended by Miss Grace Spencer of Wewahitchka, Fla., as maid of honor, and Miss Katherine Martin of Parker, and Miss Katherine Gillis of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., as bridesmaids, the color scheme being carried out in their costumes and arm bouquets.

Many beautiful presents were received attesting to the popularity of the young couple.

Delicious refreshments were served after the ceremony, and following the reception amid showers of rice and good wishes the wedded pair left for St. Andrews, and Wednesday morning took the train for Marianna. There Mr. Roelofs is in charge of the survey for the Jarratt Lumber Company’s Railroad.

Their many friends wish them “Bon voyage” thru life.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

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