Bernice Local News

The Bernice Journal
March 6, 1930

Baptist Training School

A training school will be conducted at the Baptist church beginning Monday night March 10th.

Rev. Willbanks, pastor of Temple Church, Ruston and wife and Mrs. J. L. White of Dubach will give their assistance in this school.

Rev Willbanks will teach the first division of the Sunday School Manual. Mrs. J. L. White will teach the second division: Rev. Morgan, Studies in New Testament; Mrs. Morgan, Junior Manual; Mrs. B. F. Copes, Intermediate Manual; Mrs. Willbanks, Senior Manual.

All prospective members see Mrs. Morgan for books. Classes 7:00 to 9:00.


FOR SALE Eggs for sale thorough bred Reds. 50c for setting. Mrs. W. W. Robinson.

Mr. Charlie Tabor and family have moved to Homer.

Candidate For Marshal

In our announcement column this week you will find the name of Mr. Elza Grafton as a candidate to succeed himself as marshal.

Mr. Graton has served in this office for the past two years and everybody in Bernice know his record. He has tried to treat every one in a fair friendly way and never at no time when he was forced to arrest a person did he mistreat his prisoner in the least. He is always on the job ready and willing to do his duty as an officer.

Mr. Grafton is so well known among the people that it is hardly necessary to tell you about him, but he solicits your support and will appreciate all you will do for him in the coming primary election, which will be held Tuesday, April 8th.


Methodist W. M. S.

The Methodist Woman’s Missionary society met Monday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Billy Cade.

The society opened with scripture reading by Mrs. Allen Mabry, 5th chapter of Joshua Prayer by Mrs. Moreland. Prayer by Mrs. Moreland. After a short business session the society took up the Bible Study, being taught by Mrs. W. H. Tanner in the absence of the regular teacher. The society is taking Bible Study this quarter and the lessons are all very interesting and all members are urged to attend each week. Next week the society will meet in the home of Mrs. F. J. Booles, March 10th.

Rev L. P. Moreland will preach at the Weldon “Alabama” Methodist church Sunday afternoon March 9th at 3 o’clock. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.


Mrs. D. W. Denham is visiting Mrs. G. W. Denham this week.

Mrs. Jones of Magnolia, Ark. is visiting her brother Mr. H. E. Wallis and family.

Mr. F. F. Johnson attended the funeral of Mr. W. W. Poer in Farmerville Sunday.

Shiloh School

The following students have made between 90 and 100% on all subjects the past six weeks:

1st grade – Ida B. Barham and James Boatman.

2nd grade – Mary Buckley and Margaret Reeves.

3rd grade – Dewitt Barham and Stinson Heard.

4th grade – Marie Stirling, R. B. Mabry and Mary Beth Heard.

5th grade – Raymond Buckley and Clyde Moore.

Mrs. Beulah Moore Goss, Teacher

W. W. Poer

Mr. W. W. Poer died at his home in Farmerville Saturday night after an illness of about three months. The deceased was 84 years old and one of the old settlers of the parish. The body was laid to rest in the Farmerville cemetery Sunday afternoon. Rev. Young preached the funeral. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lee Springs, of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Sue Atkinson of Farmerville, and several other relatives.

DUKE – NICKS Mr. Jesse J. Duke and Miss Myrtle Nicks were untied in marriage Tuesday. Justice of the Peace G. E. Carroll preformed the ceremony.

Messrs. Dayton Harrell, Jake Patterson, John Newton Bowen, and Alvin Jennings were visitors to Monroe Sunday.

Mr. Joe Bowlin, who is a student of Draughn’s Business College, Shreveport, spent the week end at home.

There were 32 in the prayer meeting Wednesday night.

Political Announcements We are authorized to announce MR. ELZA GRAFTON as a candidate for office of Marshal of the town of Bernice, subject to the action of the voters in the Democratic primary, election to be held on Tuesday April 8, 1930.

Mr. W. W. Rockett of Camp Creek was a business visitor here Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pickins, of Mt. Union, were here Sunday enroute to El Dorado for a visit.

Rev. ? R. Morgan and family Mrs. T. Edd Thompson and son, Billie and Miss Lois Burns were visitors in El Dorado, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tanner left for their home in Houston, Texas Sunday.

Rev and Mrs. R. L. Cook and little son, Bobbie, of Gilbert, La. were guests of Mrs. T. Edd Thompson the past week end.

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Cater of Junction City visited the latters sister Mrs. G. W. Denham Sunday.

Mr.and Mrs. Dewey Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Porter were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kelley Sunday.

Uncle Pack Mabry returned Wednesday from a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Honeycutt at Fort Worth, Texas.

Mrs T. T. Stewart has accepted the position as store manager at the The Model Variety Store.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Porter and daughter, Gene, of Farmerville spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Porter, Sr.

Miss Nettie Colvin, of Summerfield, Mrs. Will Andrews and baby of Monroe, spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Colvin.

Misses Mona Lee Odom and Alline Tanner, spent the week end in Farmerville with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Phillips and daughter, Miss Allegra, attended the funeral of W. W. Poer in Farmerville, Sunday afternoon.

The Quarterly W. M. U. was well attended at Pisgah last Wednesday. The next meeting will be at Bernice, April 18th.

Miss Christine Adcock was a visitor in Junction City Saturday.

Mrs. J. T. Porter Sr. is on the sick list this week.

Miss Avis Fuller celebrated her 13th birthday Monday evening from seven till nine, several young people being present.





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