As reported 39 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 17, 1968:
Ties for Miss Blanchard title
Three Blanchard High School seniors have tied for the title of Miss Blanchard:
- Carrie B. Cummings is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cummings of Appling. She has been a member of the Blanchard High School Chorus for four years, and is a member of First Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
- June Cummings is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eugene Cummings of Grovetown. She received an academic letter last year for maintaining 90 in each subject, as well as in deportment.
- Frances Pullins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pullins of Harlem. She likes to sew and she makes most of her clothes.
A new organization, HOOTS, is attracting attention throughout the county. Dedicated to improving education, the group is collecting data on schooling for presentation to the populace.
Headquartered in a trailer next to Hop's in Martinez, the volunteers enthusiastically pore over statistics printed by local, state and national agencies, extracting data to determine where Columbia County schools stand in comparison to others, and what can be done to improve the situation.
HOOTS means Help Out Our Troubled Schools. Its symbol is the wise owl, and it uses the slogans "I give a HOOT," "HOOT for better schools" and "We're in ca-HOOTS."
HOOTS will endorse candidates in the upcoming School Board election.
A fall fashion show and millinery by White's of National Hills Shopping Center will be presented by the Grovetown Woman's Club at the Grovetown Community Center, Oct. 21, 1968.
All ladies are urged to be present. There will be an admission charge of 25 cents.
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