As reported 38 years ago in The Columbia News, March 24, 1966:
Knights to play
Spring practice will come to an end for the Evans Knights as the squads square off in the annual intra-squad tilt tonight at the Evans High School Field.
Coach Bobby Way has divided his team into equal squads for the annual affair. The "White" team will be coached by assistant Jimmy Whitehead, while coach Perry Haymore will direct the "Black" team's attack.
Margaret Reynolds walked off with the crown and the title in Saturday night's Martinez Jaycees-sponsored "Miss Columbia County" beauty pageant.
Reynolds received the judges' nod over eight other talented and beautiful young ladies, and will represent the county in the Miss Georgia Pageant to be held in Columbus.
A senior at Harlem High School, Reynolds is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Reynolds of Grovetown.
A pre-school round-up in the Evans public school area will be March 30, 1966. All children who will be 6 years old before Jan. 1, 1967 are eligible and should come to the Evans School for registration.
Carole Davis, public health nurse, will have her records available to let parents know what vaccinations the child will need for entry into first grade.
Maj. Jerry E. Conner received the Air Force Commendation Medal from Maj. Gen. Rollin H. Anthis, commander, Headquarters Command, USAF, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Conner, formerly staff judge advocate of Maxwell and Gunther air bases, is being promoted to lieutenant colonel. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Conner of Harlem.
Pvt. Cecil B. Bullard, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bullard of Appling, completed a 10-week power generation course at the Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va., March 12, 1966.
The 22-year-old soldier, a 1962 graduate of Harlem High School, entered the Army in 1965 and completed basic training at Fort Gordon.
Marine PFC Edward Richey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Richey of Martinez, is serving with Headquarters and Service Company of the 1st Military Police Battalion based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
At the first Court of Honor of the newly organized Appling Scout Troop, members received awards and badges for their year's service.
High on the list of awards was the Outstanding Scout Award received by John Davis. Another high Scout award was presented to Terry Dozier as he attained the rank of Star Scout. Terry is the first recipient of this rank in Troop 57, and he is the junior assistant scoutmaster for the troop.
Baseball funds boost
The owners of Martinez Iron Works, H.V. Kirkland and his son, Larry G. Kirkland, have offered to build and donate a section of bleachers to seat 40 people for the Community Club Baseball Field that is to be lighted for Little League play.
Although only half the money for the completed baseball field has been raised, the plans were to erect the lights for play this year. But unless poles can be obtained it appears now that the field will not be lit until next year.
The seventh grade Appling 4-H meeting was held at the school March 7, 1966, called to order by president Beverly Morris. Marjorie Bennett, Columbia County Home Demonstration agent, showed a film on how to make biscuits.
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