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Out of the Past Thursday, Oct. 20, 1960

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THE BEGINNINGS OF A SCHOOL BAND. This group represents the first attempts to have a band taught by a qualified instructor in Community Consolidated School District 104. The group of youngsters were assembled with their instruments in the new addition to Elizabethtown Grade School by Galen Talley, band instructor. Front row left to right: Shelia Embree, John Bryan, Billy Paddock, Richard Vaughn, Stan Embree, Jimmy Keaster; middle row: Paula Patton, David McGan, Lowell Gowins, Marvin Rash, Floyd Waggoner, Steve Embree, Jim Caraker, Sandra Austin; back row: Grace Patton, Mary Beth Herrmann, James Vaughn, Richard Reed, Douglas Winters, Larry Saxby, Galen Talley, instructor.
BASS ARE HITTING. Using a “Lucky 13”, a top water lure, J. B. Dale, Elizabethtown, caught a bass weighing 3 1/4 pounds Sunday, in one of the local ponds. A week ago Sunday, he landed a bass weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces with the same lure.
GOING UP. A view of the new post office building in Elizabethtown as it appeared last Friday afternoon. The outside walls of the building are completed with the exception of the front wall, on which Fowler Curtis, Sr., the contractor, is working, assisted by his son, Fowler Curtis, Jr. The building is being financed by the Elizabethtown Lions Club and must be completed by December 1. The post office department will install all new mailing equipment and furniture in the building. Yesterday at noon, two large crates containing fixtures for the new post office arrived by truck and were unloaded and stored in the lobby of the present post office.
CENSUS REPORT SHOWS 365 FARMS IN HARDIN COUNTY. The 1959 Census of Agriculture, conducted in Hardin County last fall, counted 365 farms, according to a preliminary report just issued by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce. Total land in farms was 55,349 acres. The average size of farm was 151.6 acres. The average value of farms (land and buildings) in the county was $11,103.00.
Of the county’s farm operators, 255 owned their farms, 87 owned part of the land and rented additional acreage, and 23 were tenant farmers. The average age of farm operators in the county was 51.6 years. There were 61 farm operators 65 or more years of age. Of the 365 farms in the county, 141 were commercial farms.
TO LAY CORNERSTONE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Members of the Masonic Lodge will conduct a cornerstone laying ceremony at the New First Baptist Church building in Cave-in-Rock, Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Masonic Lodge at Cave-in-Rock has been given special permission by the Grand Lodge of Illinois to present the traditional ceremony.
TWO GRADUATE AS L.P.N’S. Two women from Hardin County, Mrs. Helen Caraker, Elizabethtown, and Mrs,. Euna Jennings, Rosiclare, graduated in a class of nineteen from the Harrisburg Practical School of Nursing last Thursday in ceremonies      Click here to read more


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