The Gazette - 25 Apr 1991 Dear Editor: All across America the "old timers" gather in the local cafes to begin their days. Admittance to these groups is by word-of-mouth and RETIREMENT is the common characteristic. On a recent visit I discovered that Bernice is no different. At The Kitchen last Friday morning I observed … Continue reading Letters to the Editor
Written by Molly Liggin Rankin Helen Maxine Liggin, born 12-30-1917 and died 9-29 2008. She was 5 years younger than my dad. I'm not sure if she was the oldest girl in the family or not. She went to nursing school at Confederate Memorial, probably in late 20's, early 30's. She became a nurse … Continue reading Helen Maxine Liggin
This is the mural on the side of the Bernice Bank honoring Willis Reed. A big Thank You to Molly Liggin Rankin for the picture.
Mollie Liggin Rankin explains V Mail also known as Victory Mail that was used during WWII. There was no real secret to the v-mail process; in fact it was simple, the soldiers wrote their letters on a form provided and it was then photographed onto microfilm which was simply flown to the USA. A … Continue reading Victory Mail
submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin My daddy, Malvin, drove a school bus and he'd use the bus to haul groups of people to nearby destinations, like Vicksburg MS and Hot Spring AR. Here's a Bernice newspaper clipping about the group he took to Hot Springs, sometime in the late 1930's or early 40's (before WWII)