As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago on Thursday, September 17, 1964.
Columbia County Fair to open
The Columbia County Fair will open Sept. 29, 1964, in Harlem. It will have exhibition shows, rides and fun for all. It will run through Oct. 3, 1964.
FFA and 4-H agricultural rules for entries have been circulated throughout the county. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: field crops, beef cattle, dairy calf, community exhibits, sewing and models.
Top prize in the fair will be awarded for educational display arranged by a county organization. A $40 cash prize will be awarded to the winner; $30 for second; and $20 for third. First prize in the beef cattle and dairy calf classes is $10. Field crops such as yellow corn, white corn, wheat and oats, each carry a first prize of $2, second of $1.50 and first of $1. Prizes for sewing carry approximately the same prize as canning awards.
New doc in town
Dr. George H. Nelson has opened a general medicine practice at 3907 Washington Road, Martinez.
"Many people do not know I am here," Dr. George said last week. "I have been relatively busy, but the office entrance is on the side of the building and some folks have missed it."
Dr. Nelson teaches and performs research at Talmadge Hospital. He is 33-years-old and a graduate of West Virginia University.
Public service commission run-off scheduled
A run-off election for a seat on the public service commission will be held.
Competing will be incumbent Allan Chapelle against Alpha Fowler. Chapelle polled the grater number of votes in the state. In Columbia County, however, Fowler tallied 438 to Chapelle's 306.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Plan for Teen-Town building proposed
Members of the Harlem Women's Club heard a nine-member panel discuss the need for a local Teen-Town building Sept. 10.
Several reasons were presented as to why Teen-Town should not be housed in the Women's Club building. Because of the large membership, Teen-Town could not have functions for all of it's members because of the limited space at the club's building . The club building is not always available and needs to be reserved weeks in advance.
If available everyday, it would help the school by giving children a place to gather instead of spending time on the streets.
Mrs. W.C. Culpepper showed an architectural drawing adding a wing to the existing structure. The group has received a $1,000 anonymous donation for the construction.
The group endorsed the plan. Cost and funding of the project were discussed. Club members will vote at the next meeting whether to go ahead with construction.
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