4H Club News

The GazetteFebruary 15, 1939 Bernice Grammar 4-H Club The Bernice Grammar 4-H Club met February 7, 1939. The house was called to order by the president, the roll was called, and the minutes were read and adopted. Mr. Kennedy gave us our 4-H Club year books. He explained the contents of the book to us. … Continue reading 4H Club News

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Mrs. Morton Writes Short, Interesting History of the Town of Bernice from Its Foundation Nearly Forty Years Ago

Written by Mrs. C. J. Morton The GazetteFebruary 22, 1939 The site where the town of Bernice now stands was originally a huge forest known as "the big woods." There large virgin pines stood and it was only natural that the lumber industry looked upon this site, together with those that surrounded it with a … Continue reading Mrs. Morton Writes Short, Interesting History of the Town of Bernice from Its Foundation Nearly Forty Years Ago

Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice

Bernice Historical Society People and Places Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice Introduction:  A 1939 article on the history of Union Parish states “Dr. George Carroll was the first physician to take up residence in Bernice.  He was shortly followed by Doctors Dendy and Garland.” The census of 1900 ( the first taken in … Continue reading Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice

G. E. Lindsey Has Five Gins Located In This Section

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 G. E. Lindsey of Bernice has long been an active businessman in that section. Starting in 1901, Mr. Lindsey entered the mercantile business. He became associated with the firm of Gray, McDonald & Lindsey. In 1906, Gray dropped out of the firm and in 1908 the business became G. E. Lindsey … Continue reading G. E. Lindsey Has Five Gins Located In This Section

Bernice Dots #31

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #31 By Cathy Buckley In the early 1960’s the Bernice Industrial Development Corporation was developed in Bernice with the hope of attracting new businesses to help the town grow.  Dr. W.C. Reeves served as president of BIDCO during its earliest years and the group sported a membership of 85 members … Continue reading Bernice Dots #31

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