Wednesday, November 24, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - November 27, 1985

Toombs County was number one in attendance at the Million Pines Festival with figures double that of second-place Laurens County.  Treutlen was third, and Emanuel was fourth.  Appling County was 5th, and Jeff Davis County was 6th. Treutlen County accounted for less than 10 percent of the total attendance.

Aetna Insurance Company paid off the $10,000 rain insurance claim to the Festival.  It was the fifth year that the Festival carried rain insurance.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morris celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jordan, Sr., celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Ricks's column about telephones stated that mobile phones could be bought for $2,000 to $3,000 and operated for $100 to $300 per month.

Mrs. Mamie (George) Ricks, who operated the boarding house for many years, died at age 89.  Her homemade pies were scrumptious!

Former Soperton teacher Blanche Sykes died at age 82.

FFA member of the month was Barry Norris.

Windsor's column: "A man in love is incomplete until he is married.......
    .........Then he is finished." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

William A. Ricks 
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