As reported 35 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1973:
Cattlemen hold beauty contest
The Miss Columbia County Cattleman Beauty Contest will be held Nov. 1, 1973 at 7:30 p.m. at Martinez Elementary School on Flowing Wells Road. Admission will be $1 for adults and 50 cents for students.
Contestants are Judy McManus, 18; Marla Ergle, 16; Debbie Postell, 17; Pamela O'Neal, 17; Theresa Warren, 16; Vicki Eubanks, 16; Cathy Pileggi, 17; Shelby Davidson, 16; and Barbara Heard, 16.
There will be guitar-playing and banjo-picking as part of the entertainment program.
Chiefs beat Roughriders
The Harlem Chiefs defeated the Appling Roughriders 43-0 Monday night. James Ealy scored twice, while Marion Jones, Teddy Sharp, Ben Wells and Jack Lee had one touchdown apiece. Mike Grimes had two extra point runs.
The Chiefs did a "first" in midget football when Marion Jones kicked three extra points. It was the first time any midget team has ever successfully kicked an extra point.
The Appling Roughriders were held to minus yardage throughout the game.
Jimmie Lewis is the coach of the Harlem Chiefs.
Hospital holds grand opening
Grand opening ceremonies for Doctors Hospital of Augusta will be Nov. 2-4, 1973.
The public is invited to attend the gala event Nov. 4, 1973, at which Dr. James H. Cavanaugh, associate director of domestic council in the White House, will be the principal speaker.
The ceremonies include a flag-raising and ribbon-cutting, and will take place in front of the main entrance. They will be followed by guided tours of the six-story hospital.
Doctors Hospital is a 300-bed acute care facility built by American Medicorp Inc. It is the first investor-owned hospital in the Central Savannah River Area.
Groundbreaking for the facility, located on 10 acres at Wheeler Road and the Bobby Jones Expressway, took place Feb. 6, 1972.
Barn party held
More than 100 people attended the annual Barn Party at Walking J Stables and were introduced to the new trainer and his family.
Everett Majors, his wife Glenna and daughter Renonda joined Walking J Oct. 19, 1973. Majors has a long association with Tennessee Walking horses. His father trained some of the more famous horses, such as Talk of the Town, three-time World's Champion, and Midnight Mary, famous for many years.
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