Bernice Dots #30

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #30 By Cathy Buckley In April of 1957 an organization was formed in Bernice that is still alive and well 61 years later.  The Bernice Garden Club was formed in the home of Mrs. W.C. Reeves with 49 ladies present.  The first motto of the club was “Gracious Living Through … Continue reading Bernice Dots #30

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Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #24 By Cathy Buckley An article appeared in the September 5, 1948 Dallas Morning News entitled, “Pastor’s Prayer Finds Faith Kept”.  The article told the story of Reverend Henry Washington Jordan, whose first pastorate was at the Bernice United Methodist Church in 1923. “On November 1, 1923 I took charge … Continue reading Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #23 By Cathy Buckley The air war against Germany led by the 8th Air Force dropped almost 5,000,000 bombs and destroyed almost 16,000 enemy aircraft.  A Bernice pilot would go down in history as being the American who shot down the last Nazi fighter plane on April 25, 1945.  Hilton … Continue reading Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Dots #21

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #21 By Cathy Buckley 1940 - 1941 Bernice began its 41st year with both excitement and sadness.  The town had a reputation from its earliest years of being a town where drunkenness often ended badly for the consumer of such substances.  On this particular night a 25 year old resident … Continue reading Bernice Dots #21