As reported 35 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Thursday, March 29, 1972:
Twelve enter pageant
The Martinez-Evans Jaycettes, sponsors of the 1972 Little Miss Columbia County Pageant, are still accepting contestants for the April 14 event. The pageant will be held in the cafetorium of South Columbia School in Martinez at 7:30 p.m.
Twelve girls have entered so far, and they are: Crystal Ann Knapp, Jennifer Chivers, Cheryl Becton, Beth Wilkes, Cynthia Elizabeth Dozier, Amy Carter, Sonya Holley, Jennifer Morris, Mandy Moore, Melissa Ann Copeland, Geinger Wheatley and Channon Coley.
Trailers need permit
All owners of mobile or re-locatable homes must obtain a permit from the Tax Assessors Office in order to comply with House Bill 217. The permits, which authorize the location of each of these homes within the confines of the county, may be purchased for a price of $3 until March 31.
Forty join Lions Club
A new Lions Club has been organized in Harlem, with 40 charter members. The club held its Charter Night on Saturday, March 18, in the Harlem High School lunch room.
The main speaker of the evening was International Director Don W. Schmidt, M.D., of the Cedartown Lions Club.
District Governor Emory Sayre, of the Augusta Lions Club, presented the charter to Henry B. McNorrill, president of the newly formed club.
Land contest held
The Annual Land Judging contest sponsored by the Supervisors of the Little River Soil Conservation District was held in Warren County on March 23.
The Future Farmers of America team from Evans High won first place and received a prize of $25. Evans student Barry Mullis won a $25 savings bond for the highest individual score. Teacher Victor Simpson coached Mullis and the other team members.
District Supervisor Henry Montgomery presented the awards to the teams.
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