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The 1925 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic: April 16, 1925

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Beckett sisters and their guest, Mrs. Alma Bellinger of Arcadia, Nebr. were guests of Mrs. May Morgan.  Mrs. Sarah Wilson was confined to her bed by an attack of illness but is able to be up and about again.  Mr. W. H. Cross and family moved to Media where he will preach the coming year for the United congregation.  The Henderson County Farm Bureau has organized a baseball league with Lon Clark of Bald Bluff as captain for the north enders and Chas. Pogue of Media as captain of the south enders. 

BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS:  Mrs. Kate Gibb and daughter, Ruth, spent Saturday with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Marian Wauchaus in Burlington.  The annual congregational meeting of the United Presbyterian Church was held last Thursday evening.  Owing to the rainy evening only a small attendance was present& A miscellaneous shower was held last Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Alva Martin in honor of her sister, Miss Ella Lyons, who is soon to be the bride of James Redmond of Monmouth.  Forty-five guests were present to enjoy the occasion and the following program was presented:  piano duet-Mrs. .Daisy Babcook and Mrs. Laura  McHenry; reminiscences-Mrs. Mable White; vocal solo-Mrs. H. B. Kelly and a toast to the bride by Mrs. S. F. Rowley.  At the close of the program, a wagon decorated in pink and white and bearing a cargo of presents was brought in and present to Miss Lyons.  Many beautiful gifts were unwrapped by the bride-to-be who expressed her thanks.  A lunch of pink and white ice cream, pink and white cake and tea were served.  Out of town guests were Miss Mary Watt of Burlington and Mrs. Bertha Keck of New Windsor, Ill. 

G. C. Foster is putting a new roof on the front porch of his home and making other improvements.  Robert McDill of Joliet was a weekend visitor here with his family; they have moved their household goods into the Sam Holmes house where they expect to live. A food sale was held Saturday afternoon as a benefit for the Women's Cemetery Society by a committee composed of Mrs. John Gibb, Mrs. John Kennedy, Mrs. John Gibson and Mrs. Sam Beebe, the proceeds being $44.00. 

MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Mrs. Norman Grossman delightfully entertained a number of her friends in honor of her birthday.  The color scheme of yellow and white was carried out in the home and table decorations, favors, place cards and refreshments. The afternoon was passed very pleasantly and Mrs. Grossman received a number of beautiful gifts.  Those present were the following: Mesdames Downs and L. Steele of Monmouth, J. P. Riggs, Herman Dixon, Everett and Bryan Lamb, Charles Stanbary, Ralph McIntire, Robert Sullivan, Phonzo Beall, John Pogue and Norman Grossman.  At the school election Mrs. Charles Pogue and Mrs. Maude Yaley were elected as members of the high school board.  Harold Graham was chosen as director of the grade school board.  Oscar Larson, who is stenographer for the E. G. Lewis Seed Co., drove to his home at Montrose, Iowa to spend Easter Sunday.  Thomas Ridge of Carthage visited the high school and arranged for the students to make their annual drive for subscriptions to the Country Gentleman; the money will add a neat sum to the high school fund. H. O. White, who recently bought the Farmers elevators here is having the east elevator nicely repaired and enlarged.  The west one is to be discontinued and torn down.  The ground for the track to be used for the County Track Meet to be held here in May is being surveyed and will be put in shape immediately, Coach Dixon and the high school boys are busy each evening after school practicing for this event. 

CARMAN CONCERNS: Dave Waterman and helpers of Hopper, Ill. are still busy in the town papering and painting for J. Fred Clover and Wm. Dixon.  Miss Irene Hoots who teaches the primary room here spent the weekend at her mother home in Nauvoo.  She was accompanied b her sister Hulda and two lady friends from Burlington.  Mr. Stevens, representing the J. I. Case Co. of Minneapolis, was calling at the Dannenberg Bros and neighboring farm homes.  At the school election, Fred Clover was re-elected school director for three years.  Mr. Wm. Babcook has been confined to his home suffering from having a couple of teeth extracted which were ulcerated.  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bundy are the proud parents of a baby girl. 

LOMAX LINGERINGS: D. J. Willis of Canton, Mo. came here last week and is employed at the broom factory; his family will not come to Lomax at present.  I.E. Gamble who had pneumonia is improving.  Walter Scott's children who have been quarantined for scarlet fever, are over the disease.  There are no more cases reported and the village is clear of the malady.