Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of the Week

Farmerville Gazette, February 1, 1939Written by Edna Liggin as Uncle Lige (Ma Substitoothin) Oh, my goodness, but pa took thet bathe las' week and fer varous reasons he ain't able to writ this week. First, he went to bed sniffin; got up snortin' and chokin; by dinner he had a temper and temperture; an' by night … Continue reading Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of the Week



The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 There will be preaching services at the Methodist church here next Sunday and Sunday night. Mr. J. W. Thompson of Baton Rouge spent the week end with relatives here. Miss Norma Stewart left Sunday for Bastrop, where she will resume her duties in the Bastrop High school. Mr. and Mrs. Max … Continue reading Marion

Downsville Junior Homemakers Do Social Service Work

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 In continuing their social service this year, the Downsville Junior Homemakers packed two boxes for needy families. Fresh fruits were bought for the boxes and canned fruit and old toys were brought by the girls from home. The club bought paints and the girls showed much enthusiasm while remodeling and painting … Continue reading Downsville Junior Homemakers Do Social Service Work

Parish Educational System Rapidly Moving Forward

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 PROJECTS AT HIGH SCHOOLS NEARING COMPLETION; SCHOOLS RANKING HIGH A bright, promising future now looms ahead of the educational system in Union Parish, thinks Elton J. Upshaw, Parish Superintendent. He is joined in this opinion by members of the parish school board and others connected with the system in the parish, … Continue reading Parish Educational System Rapidly Moving Forward


The GazetteJanuary 18, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Murray Green and children of Farmerville visited relatives here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kyle and children of Alton were the weekend guests of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Max P. Watson of Monroe spent Sunday with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd K. Watson, Jr. spent the ween … Continue reading Marion

Eight from Union Parish Attend Meeting at Calhoun

The GazetteJanuary 18, 1939 By S. D. Reech, County Agent More than 200 farmers and farm women gathered at the Calhoun Experiment station last Saturday to get new and important information on the care and management of the home orchard. Dr. Morgan in charge of the Horticultural work at that station, demonstrated proper methods of pruning, … Continue reading Eight from Union Parish Attend Meeting at Calhoun

Linville Junior Homemarkers

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 The Linville Junior Homemakers met December 20 for the purpose of initiating the following new members: Ernestine Parks, Inez Nale, Lurlene Halsey, Nellie Brantley, Kathleen Pardue, Julia Ford, Edna Reppond, Gladys Brantley, Margaret Thomas, Marvis Thomas, Louise Reppond, Rubye Reppond, Rufaye Pardue, Myrtis Mitchel, Dot Malone, Ione Daye, Mary E. Crow, Kathryn … Continue reading Linville Junior Homemarkers

Serenade and Gift Tree Featured at Rocky Branch

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 An enjoyable event of the holiday season was a program and gift tree given by the Sunday school pupils of Rocky Branch, under direction of Mrs. Myrtle Dodd. The program follows: Song, "Praise Him," directed by W. M. Pace.Prayer, by Elzie Howard.Origin of Giving, by Robbie Lee Pace.Song, "Hark, the Angels Sing" … Continue reading Serenade and Gift Tree Featured at Rocky Branch

S. S. and B. T. U. Convention to be Held at Zion Hill

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 The following program of the Everett Association Sunday School and B. T. U. convention to be held at Zion Hill church ten miles north of Farmerville on January 15, has been announced. Theme: "The Value of Trained Workers in our Churches." 2:45 P. M. Devotional The value and need of a religious … Continue reading S. S. and B. T. U. Convention to be Held at Zion Hill

Downsville O. E. S. Elect and Install Officers

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 Downsville, La.,January 10, 1939 The Downsville O. E. S. met Monday night, January 9, for a regular meeting and to install the following officers for the ensuing year. Worthy Matron, Mrs. Janie Bryan; Worthy Patron, R. W. Bryan; Assistant Matron, Miss Grace Jones; Assistant Patron; Cecil Albritton; Secretary, Mrs. Vera Bachman; Treasurer, Mrs. … Continue reading Downsville O. E. S. Elect and Install Officers

Union Parish Boy Making Good At Southwestern

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 By Donald Bordelon Raymond Sawyer, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Sawyer of Farmerville, is making good at Southwestern Louisiana Institute. Mr. Sawyer graduated from Farmerville High school in the class of 1933. Realizing that his parents were unable to send him to college, Raymond enrolled in the CCC. Here … Continue reading Union Parish Boy Making Good At Southwestern

From Marion

The GazetteJanuary 11, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Powell and Mrs. Alice Hopkins visited relatives in Mer Rouge Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Edwards and Mrs. Emma Wheelis have returned to Rusk, Texas, after several days with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kilpatrick of Farmerville were the Sunday guests of relatives here. Miss Reita … Continue reading From Marion


The GazetteJanuary 4, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Dougan Edwards of Houston, Texas, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Edwards last week. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Parnell of Choudrant spent Tuesday with Mrs. J. W. Read. Miss Willard Brashier, who teaches at Merryville, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Add … Continue reading Union