As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1957:
Girls in recital
It is of interest to people here in Columbia County that Miss Jackie Eubank and Miss Ellie Ruth Morris, both of whom are now juniors at Tift College in Forsyth, will present a joint recital on March 24 in the college auditorium.
Miss Eubank, who is majoring in speech, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Eubank, and Miss Morris, who is majoring in music, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morris. All are from Thomson.
Mr. and Mrs. John Williams have returned from overseas and are the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Means in their home in Appling. Mrs. Williams is the former Miss Jane Means, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Means.
The young couple have had a most interesting experience in Germany where he has been stationed. They have had the pleasure of visiting London, Holland, Germany, Rome, Austria and France since leaving the States several years ago. They traveled by plane.
The Evans PTA held a Founders' Day program during its regular monthly meeting.
Program Chairman Mrs. R.A. Templeton presented the program commemorating the founders of the national PTA. Evans PTA President Mrs. Sam Baston spoke of the progress the Evans PTA has made since it was chartered in 1952.
It was announced that the new school would soon be ready for occupancy, and that a dedication program will be held. Mrs. Templeton moved that a committee be appointed to investigate ways and means of increasing school funds for teachers pay and textbooks.
Rev. J.E. Cook announces the results of the 1957 March of Dimes which, he states, almost reached the 1956 fund drive results. He feels that the response has been wonderful. Here are the totals according to the communities:
Appling, $159; Evans, $226; Lewiston, $70; Central, $81; Grovetown, $264; Harlem, $468; Furys Ferry Road, $51; Leah-Phinizy-Hazen, $81; Martinez, $129; Marvin, $89; Winfield, $101; Stevens Creek, $41; black drive, $272.
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