As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Feb. 22, 1962:
Appling cooking school scheduled
Martha Day, home improvement specialist for the Georgia Power Co., will conduct a cooking school in Appling on Thursday, March 1, 1962, under sponsorship of the Home Demonstration Council of Columbia County.
The cooking program will be held at the Appling Community Center at 7:30 p.m. There will be an admission fee of 50 cents.
Harlem gets check
A check for $1,965 was delivered to the city of Harlem by E.G. Strauss Jr., district manager of the Georgia Power Co. Dearing received $677, and Thomson received $7,503.
These payments represent 3 percent of the gross receipts in 1961 from the sale of electric power to commercial and residential customers of the company under the Municipal Part-nership Plan.
More than $2.5 million is being paid to the communities in Georgia for 1961 in gross-receipt taxes.
Trees dedicated at Appling school
Local forest rangers Lonnie Morris and Morris V. Veneklasen, along with pupils from Appling Elementary School, presented an Arbor Day program Friday, Feb. 16, 1962.
Morris and Veneklasen planted five Arizona cypress trees on the school grounds and dedicated them to the late Mrs. Reid Guillebeau, who was a faculty member of the Appling School for a number of years.
Fallout shelter survey planned
A survey of Columbia County is being made by Mary B. Nagy, Civil Defense director, in order to determine where public shelters should be provided. It is necessary to know where the public will be at a given time, and how many there will be at a given place. An attempt is being made to locate its population by night and day.
Public and private buildings and other enclosures will be evaluated to determine which could be used by 50 or more persons against radioactive fallout resulting from a nuclear detonation.
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