As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago, Thursday, Feb. 14, 1957
Blanchard on History Committee/Chairman of Red Cross
John Pierce Blanchard, Columbia County School Superintendent, has been appointed to the History Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention, according to a recent announcement.
Mr Blanchard has also received a congratulatory letter on his being named 1957 Campaign chairman of the Columbia County Chapter of the American Red Cross from Oby T. Brewer, National Vice Chairman, of the 1957 Campaign for Members and Funds.
Mr. Blanchard is chairman of a local committee of the Baptist Church at Appling which has been working with the officers of the Baptist Convention in an effort to have a permanent committee appointed to be responsible for the preservation, restoration, and development of the old Kiokee Baptist Church located near Appling.
HD Council Hold First Yearly Meeting
The first yearly session of the Columbia County Home Demonstration Council was held in the Sunday School rooms of the Harlem Methodist Church Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Mrs. Thomas Lane opened the meeting with the use of the new gavel which Mr. Frank Heath made and presented to the Club. Mrs. Frank Heath is the retiring president.
In the absence of Rev. James Griffin, who was detained, Mrs. Dees, president of the Harlem club, brought the devotional, using as her Scripture the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians.
The Club count on attendance was as follows: Appling, three; Winfield, 11; Central, 14; Harlem, 15.
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Evelyn Gay was recently honored by the Grovetown School Faculty in being selected as the "Teacher of the Year".
Mrs. Gay has been a public school teacher for 15 years, 11 of which have been in the Grovetown School where she has been a faithful, loyal, and cooperative member of the school faculty.
Mrs. Gay is said to have outstanding ability to work well with adolescents. She has given untiringly of her time to 4-H Club work in Columbia County. For ten years she has accompanied the youth of the County to 4-H Camp.
Cotton Farmers Apply For Allotment
Farmers who have had not cotton planted on their farm for the past three years, and have no allotment for 1957, but wish to plant cotton this year may make application at the County ACS Office in Appling, Georgia, prior to Mar. 1, 1957, for a new grower cotton allotment, according to an announcement by Harry E. Blanchard, Chairman of the County ASC Committee.
Chairman Blanchard states that there are certain eligibility requirements which must be met by the applicant.
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