Piatt County, IL
- Attendance at the Pierson Sunday School Sunday, Jan. 2, was 29 and offering was $16.45. Thad Harned sent his birthday offering.
- Mrs. Inez Schoby and Mrs. Helen Kendal of Decatur were Sunday guests of Mrs. Florence Mosley and Eunice.
- Mr. and Mrs. Guy Elder and family were Christmas Eve guests of Mrs. Dorothy Elder and Mrs. Opal Maxey.
- Mrs. Dorothy Elder and Mrs. Opal Maxey spent Christmas Day with the Guy Elder family of Lovington.
- Sunday Dorothy Elder and Opal Maxey visited their brother, Lowell Daris and family of Decatur.
- Miss Joe Smith, who teaches at McArthur High School spent the holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrews and their six-week-old daughter, Margo Paige of Washington, spent from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23 with Frank's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Perkins. Frank and Margo have another daughter, Lyla Bell, 3 years old, who was staying with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Steward of Utah. The Andrews had been in Alabama where Frank attended Officers Training School for three months. They stopped by the Perkins on their return to their home in Washington.
- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Day and family were Christmas Day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Day.
- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Perkins entertained at a Pre-Christmas dinner on Dec. 19. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andres and daughter of Washington, Mrs. Betty Renken and family of Decatur, John and Bonnie Finfrock of Urbana, Dave and Gwen Day and children of Atwood and Joe and Wilma Fortorice of Decatur.
- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Day and Dawn of Normal visited Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Day Sunday, Dec. 19.
- Christmas Day visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Hig Day were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schuchman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Krummel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Welch and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Riggs and family of Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. bob Sharp and family of Atwood and Charles Sharp of Sycamore.
- Christmas morning Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones were breakfast guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jones and family, dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lee Jones and son of Monticello and Saturday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones and sons.
- Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jones and family of Atwood, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lee Jones and son of Monticello and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones and sons.
- Mrs. LaVerne Jones and Mrs. Marjorie Jones were Tuscola shoppers Monday.
- Mrs. Blanche Harrison entertained her family with a Christmas dinner on Sunday the 26th. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hale the girls of Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hale and family of Bellville, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hale and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Behrend and sons of Atwood, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Pride and son Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pride and son of Decatur, Mr. and Mrs. Gary McElfresh of Champaign and Rose Fleener of Hammond.
- Mrs. Blanche Harrison attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Diane Kay Pride and Gary O. McElfresh of New York. Diane and Gary were married on Friday, Dec. 17 in St. John's Episcopal church in Decatur. They are making their home in Champaign where Diane is a practical nurse at Mercy Hospital and Gary is attending the U. of I.
- Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Day, Mike, Darrell and Ricky of Cerro Gordo were New Year's Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Day. New Year's day, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Welch, Heath and Curtis, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Krummel, Billy and Amy were dinner guests of the T.H. Days.
- Guests on Christmas Day of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown were Mrs. Dora Murray and sons of Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. James Beasly and family and Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of Maroa.
- Mrs. Ethel Brown and Mrs. Dora Murray shopped in Mattoon Thursday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown visited the James Beasly family and the James Brown family of Decatur Monday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wilkerson and Wayne Fleming of Champaign spent Christmas evening with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming, Randy and Billy.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wilkerson attended the annual Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jess.
- Christmas Eve visitors of the Pucketts were Mr. and Mrs. William Puckett of Sidell.
- Christmas Day visitors for the Pucketts were Mr. and Mrs. Goad and family of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Puckett of Philo.
- Susan Chambers spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Chambers, Don, Dean and Carol.
- Mrs. Helena Badger is visiting with George Parks and family of Decatur.
- Mike, Gary and Ricky Jones of Mt. Zion spent Thursday and Friday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones.
- Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones spent New Year's Eve with Mr. and Mrs. Orville Scott.
- Mrs. Donaldean Bristol and Linda, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams of Tuscola, Mrs. Maude Bristol of Plymouth, and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jones were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones Wednesday evening. Ice cream and cake were served in honor of Donaldean's birthday.
- Guests of the Roy Jones on Christmas day were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones and family of Mr. Zion, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Harshbarger of Decatur, Mrs. Donaldean Bristol and Linda of Atwood. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams of Tuscola and Mrs. Maude Bristol of Plymouth.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hanks and Jimmie spent Christmas Eve with Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clark and family at Hume.
- Carol and Cheryl Hale of Arthur spent Saturday night with their grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Harrison.
- Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hale and daughters and Mrs. Blanche Harrison visited Mrs. Sarah Hale of LaPlace.
- Friday night Blance had her two grandsons, Jeff and Gregg Behrends of Atwood, as overnight guests.
- Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schable spent from Friday until Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson and son of Joliet.
- On Christmas Day the Schables and Wilson enjoyed dinner with the Wilson's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Selix of Joliet.
- Mr. and Mrs. Willie McDade and girls visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baughman and family of Trilla New Year's Day.
- Dawn Clark spent Wednesday night with Kimberly McDade.
- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Link and Danny entertained at dinner on Christmas day for Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDade and girls and Mrs. Lola Thompson.
- Floyd and Dorothy from Spencer, Ind., from Monday until Wed. this week with Dorothy __ther, Mrs. Lola Th___.
- Supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harrison New Year's Day were Mr. and Mrs. Don Warner and ___ of Garrett and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wells. Tom ___ who is home on furlow as honored guest.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wilkerson were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orville New Years Day.
- Arthur Mosley of Greenview ____ Christmas with his mother and sister, Florence and ___e Mosley.
- On Dec. 19 Mr. and Mrs. __st Wells entertained their children and families at the Christmas dinner. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Je___ Wells and family of __er, Mrs. Beverly Peeler children of Lovington, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Warner and __ly of Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. James Benner and family. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Postawaite and daughter of Tuscola, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Jewell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harrison and grandchildren Keri and Kregg Harrison of Oreana.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wells and Mrs. Flossie Harrison spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harrison and family of Oreana.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wells spent New Year's Day with Mr. and Mrs. James Benner and family of Tuscola.
- Beth and Sue Chenoweth were Tuesday night guests of the Willie McDade's.
- Carol Chambers entertained at a Slumber Party at her home New Year's Eve for the following girls, Debbie Dick, Keri Yedtman, Linda Foreman, Barbara Hamilton, Nancy Personett, Barbie Bishop, Becky Greek, Karen Brooks, Karol Suhl, Jody Kramer and Karen Ingrum.
- Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Morris and son of Sullivan and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Betts and family of Turkerman, Ark., were Christmas Day guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Morris and Linda called in the afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wait, Lanny, Vickie and Debbie have returned home after spending a week in Tyler, Texas, with Mr. and Mrs. Jan Wait and son Jeremy.
- Mr. and Mrs. Larry Waggner and son Jonathon visited last Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wait and family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones and family hosted a family Christmas supper at their home on Dec. 18. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barcus and family of Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barcus of Lovington, and Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Eyestone of Urbana.
- The Eyestones left for a vacation in Florida Dec. 22.
- Christmas Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barcus and family were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Schindler of Monticello.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones and family spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barcus and family. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. James Barcus and Mrs. Beulah Griffin.
- On New Year's Eve Mrs. Beulah Griffin entertained Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barcus and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones and family to a supper at the Omana Restaurant.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown of Monticello on Sunday.
- John Blair of Lerna was a New Year's Eve guest of Miss Joe Smith and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith and Mike.
- Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith and family were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Adams of Decatur and John Blair of Lerna.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Horsley and Mrs. Doris Schroeder were Christmas Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harshbargen and family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Kuhns, Joe, Mike and Tracy of Atwood spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harshbargen and family. Richard Perkins and Karen Appleby called in the afternoon
[January 6, 1972, VILLAGE PUBLICATIONS, Atwood, IL, Pg 10-13. Transcribed by Dania Ward]
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bussey and little Velma Ruth were dinner guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Karr and family.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cunningham were dinner guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Howe.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Chloras Hilliard, with the family of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Tibbs, made a call at the home of Mrs. M. E. Croughan Saturday evening to listen in on the radio.[Source: " The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
W.R. McCormick, one of our esteemed Triplett subscribers, has sold his farm of 156 acres, two miles south of Triplett, to Chas. Holderle, of Piatt county, Ills., for $32.50 an acre. Mr. Holderle will rent out the place next year and will not move to this county before next fall, if then. Mr. McCormick will probably attend school with the view to making a lawyer of himself. [Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), 06 Sept. 1895.]
Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Osterdock, and daughter Thelma, were shopping in Flora Saturday. They also called to see her uncle, Tom Marshall, who is very poorly.[Source: "The F lora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Governor Altgeld has restored the rights of citizenship to Reuben Sparling, of Hammond, Piatt county, Ills. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 27 Oct. 1894]
Mrs. Ella Stoddard and son, Horace, were shopping in Flora Saturday.[Source: " The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Miss Ollie Tibbs was shopping in Fairfield last Saturday.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
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