As reported 52 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 1, 1955:
New 4-H officers
The Columbia County 4-H Council, composed of the officers of all the 4-H Clubs in the county, held its organization meeting for the new year at the courthouse in Appling.
Council officers for the new year are as follows: president, Joe Dozier; girls vice president, Frandith Heath; boys vice president, John Rhodes Jr.; secretary, Richmond Harriss; treasurer, Edna Ruth Marshall; and reporter, Lewis Whitaker.
The Council's plans for the year include two barbecue suppers at which they plan to make enough money to finance the program for the year.
The response to the polio serum has been disappointing on the whole in Columbia County. Harlem and Grovetown have responded fairly well, which applies to both the White and Negro schools. There has been little response in Appling and Leah, and the best cooperation in the county has come from Martinez and Evans.
Visitors to Harlem's Rotary Club Monday night heard a talk from E. Kelley Barnes of Toccoa.
Barnes had been in the Middle East and talked on the problems which were responsible for the fighting between the Israelis and Arabs. He was familiar with this troubled spot in the world and had studied conditions existing there.
He had gone over as a representative of LeTourneau and his farming equipment, manufactured in Toccoa.
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