From the files of the Chester County Independent
July 20, 1933
â€śCotton Acreage Campaign Is A Fair Successâ€ť by M. D. Brock, County Agent
Farmers of Chester County responded well to the governmentâ€™s proposition to destroy a part of the present growing crop in return for which farmers would be paid cash rentals on land taken out of production.
Chester Countyâ€™s quota to be destroyed was 7,260 acres. Farmers signed up to destroy a total of 4,575 acres which will bring the county within the next 30 days about $60,000 in cash. In addition to this cash growers will have options on about 1,250 bales of cotton which would give them a profit today of $25 per bale or a total of $31,250. These two items total $91,250 in pay for co-operating in the move.
There are about 700 farmers in the county who did not sign up. Had each one of these co-operated it would have brought a total of about $125,000 into the county before the regular marketing season [...].
Each grower is urged not to destroy his crop until he receives his notice. It has been suggested that farmers mow their cotton, cure it and use it for hay since it has been found to have about the same feed value as alfalfa hay. In view of these facts and since we have prospects of a feed shortage, I would urge growers to use this method of destroying their cotton on acreage signed up.
July 23, 1943
â€śSmall Attendance May Close Schoolâ€ť
County School Superintendent R.E. Henson informed the Independent this week that several county schools will be closed at the end of this month unless there is an increase in attendance. The minimum average daily attendance required to maintain a school is 25 pupils. Parents are urged to send their children to school at once.
Mr. Henson also pointed out that to be eligible to enter school this year, a child must become 6 years of age on or before June 5, 1944.
Pvt. And Mrs. Joel A. (Jack) Ward are the proud parents of a 6 pound baby boy, born July 19 at the Fitts-White Clinic in Jackson; their first child and he has been named Joel A., the third [...].
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arendall are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 18, weighing 9 ÂĽ pounds; their second child and has been named Lynda Ruth.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lynch of Montezuma are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 15, weighing eight pounds; their first child and she has been named Patsy Ernestine.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Washam are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 12, weighing 7 pounds; their fourth child and she has been named Tommie Lou.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Malone are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 15, weighing 8 Â˝ pound; their first child.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Thomas are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 12, weighing 8 pounds; their second child and she has been named Sarah Eloise.
Mr. and Mrs. Brodie Coyle are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 14; their sixth child.
Mr. and Mrs. Vaudie Smith are the proud parents of a baby girl, born July 18, weighing 8 pounds; their third child and she has been named Wanda Mae.
July 24, 1953
â€śEnrollment At CCHS Reaches All-Time Highâ€ť
The enrollment at Chester County High School reached an all-time high Monday whenÂ Â Â Â Â students reported for classes. There are 90 Seniors, 109 Juniors, 103 Sophomores and 137 Freshmen. The first day was spent in registration and dividing into class sections.
Tuesday morning the first 30 minutes were spent in orientation of all freshmen and election of officers for the upper three classes.
The Seniors elected for their officers Tommy James, President; Paul Waller, Vice-President; Cherry Mount, Sec.-Treas. and Betty Jo Horn, Reporter. Sponsors are Varnell Rankin, Mrs. E.D. Brigance and Mrs. C.H. Wilkins.
The Junior officers are Hal Bishop, President; Marlin Stewart, Vice-President; Barbara Little, Sec.-Treas. and Gail Kenner, Reporter. Sponsors are Lyman Goodwin, Miss Lela Haltom and Mrs. Leon Johnson.
The Sophomores elected Jimmy Clifford, President; Larry Bailey, Vice-President; Ann Wallace, Sec.-Treas. and Ann Carpenter, Reporter. Sponsors are Carley Orick, Mrs. Clifton Jones and Mrs. Fred Baker.
The faculty members of CCHS have spent a busy summer. Principal Williams spent his time at the high school and in Henderson. Miss Clara Sue Smith, Secretary, took a nice vacation trip to points of interest in the eastern part of the United States and Canada. Prof. T.H. Williams has been in Henderson most of the summer except for a short vacation trip to Dallas, Texas [...].
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Jones have attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville this summer and Mrs. Jones will remain there until she gets her degree in August. Miss Billie Lou Tarpley is teaching for her until she returns. Mrs. Kathryn Baker has also been at U-T this summer taking courses in home economics. Miss Rast who also teaches home economics has been attending Colorado A & M this summer.
Peabody College has been the home for Mr. Rankin, Mr. Deming and Mr. Goodwin this summer. Mr. Goodwin will receive his M.A. Degree this summer and Mr. Rankin and Mr. Deming have been working on their M. Ed. Degree.
Mr. George Toney, band director, has resigned to take a similar position at East High in Memphis. He attended Memphis State this summer. At the present no one has been elected to take his place here [...].
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Pugh of Memphis are the parents of a son born July 5. He has been named Michael Lynn.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Finley of Jackson are announcing the arrival of a daughter on July 16 who has been named Melissa Jane. Mrs. Finley is the former Miss Louise Sanford of Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanford are the proud grandparents.
July 19, 1963
â€śTwirlers Sell Subscriptions To Purchase Drumâ€ť
Beginning Thursday, July 18, Nancyâ€™s Twirlers will conduct a subscription drive for the Chester County Independent. It will continue through July 31.
Proceeds derived from the sale of subscriptions will be used to purchase a drum for the Twirling Corps. Commissions will be paid to the girls only on new subscriptions.
Leader and instructor of Nancyâ€™s Twirlers is Miss Nancy Naylor, 14 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Naylor of Henderson. Nancy, a sophomore, is the head majorette for the Chester County High School Band.
Members of the Twirlers are: Pamela Haltom, Kathy Haltom, Donna Honey, Carol Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Darnel King, Linda Patterson, Peggy Sparks, Patsy Wamble, Alicia Priddy, Joy Brewer, Debbie McPherson, Sandra Frank, Sherry Cooper, Janet Ridley and Nancy Naylor.
Born to Wayne and Leora Pack, a daughter, Veronica Maria, on July 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Burnett of Corinth, Miss., are announcing the arrival of a son, Phillip Craig on July 15. The happy grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Malone of Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett of Corinth, Miss.
Drs. McCallum and Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Gray of Selmer announce the arrival of a daughter on July 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Mansell Louellen are the parents of a son who was born July 13.
â€śIndustrial Corporation To Seek Additional Factories For Cityâ€ť
The City Board of Mayor and Aldermen have filed an application to form an Industrial Corporation for the City of Henderson. A charter will be issued by the state of Tennessee. The Corporation will name of board of seven directors, none of which will hold public office. The purpose of the Industrial Corporation will be to handle industrial prospects for the city. The corporation will have full power and authority to act if any prospect is interested in locating in Henderson.
At the regular board meeting held last Thursday night the group voted to appropriate $200 for recreational purposes in Henderson. $100 went to the colored citizens and the other $100 will be used by the Little League.
Other action included naming a new street, Bolen Avenue, in honor of Gus Bolen who served on the city board for many years. The street runs from Seventh Street south, parallel with North Avenue.
The Board has instructed City Police to enforce the registration law and arrest motorists who do not have city stickers on their cars or trucks. It is estimated that 150 citizens of Henderson have not purchased these stickers [...].
Citizens who own vacant lots in Henderson are urged to keep them mowed. If they are not mowed, the city will have the mowing done and charge the property owners for the service.
Chester County Independent archives, July 20, 1933
Chester County Independent archives, July 24, 1953
Chester County Independent archives, July 24, 1953