As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago on Thursday, March 5, 1964.
Roper will represent Georgia in 4-H meet
Columbia County's David Roper was chosen as one of four Georgia delegates to attend the 1964 National 4-H Club Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is the top delegate trip in 4-H, said Dr. T.L. Walton, the cooperative extension service leader.
The program features citizenship as the main topic of study. Those attending will meet congressional and other government leaders, visit historic sites in the capitol and see government in operation at the six-day meeting. All four delegates have had strong 4-H leadership projects and have done superior work in one or more projects.
David, 17, is an Evans High School senior. He combines his after-school job as a meat cutter at his father's market with his school and 4-H work. He is president of the Student Council, Beta Club and Science Club at Evans and has been president of the Columbia County 4-H Council and the Northwest District Council in addition to carrying out eight projects.
Terrain changes for this year's Masters
Fifteen improvements have been made to the Augusta National Golf Club course for this year's Masters golf tournament.
The improvements include: shortened No. 1 bunker; fairway No. 5 improved; enlarged spectator mounds on No. 7 and new ones on No. 5; new scoreboard on No. 8 and No. 10; an observation stands on No. 9 and No. 14 tees; new bench seating on No. 10; the photographers' stand behind No. 13 was eliminated; and a larger scoreboard on No. 14.
The most drastic change is the removal of a mound behind No. 15. Spectators will not be allowed behind the green so players have a view of an island - water in front of and behind the green.
On the Par 3 course, No. 9 green had been regarded to create an amphitheater that can handle approximately 5,000 people.
Barbecue planned by Martinez parents and teachers
The Martinez-Evans Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association is holding a barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The barbecue will be prepared by Mrs. Jeff Barton. Homemade cakes will also be for sale.
All proceeds go to improvements at the school.
Tickets are available from PTA members or at the door.
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