Alva Review-Courier -

100 years ago from The Western Star on Nov. 20, 1897

 

January 12, 2018



(The Western Star is a Coldwater, Kansas, newspaper.)

Diptheria has closed the public schools of Alva, Oklahoma.

Fall sown wheat is looking well. Henry White has 50 acres that he claims to be six inches tall. There is a greater demand for lumber here now than there has been for several years past. Besides what is being used in town, many farmers in the vicinity are improving their homes.

Arrangements have been completed for a grand time at the masked ball next Thursday night, November 25. Admission will be 50 cents for gentlemen spectators and maskers. Ladies free.

The train east Monday morning was several hours late owing to a very slick track – ice having formed on the track the night previous.

The oyster supper given at this place (New Eden), announced in last week’s paper, on Thanksgiving evening, will be changed to the preceding evening, Wednesday, Nov. 24.

According to the monthly report of the Coldwater public schools, there is a total of 123 students enrolled – 58 in the primary department, 32 in the intermediate department, and 38 in the principal's department.

The annual Thanksgiving oyster supper will be given at New Eden this year, as usual. The proceeds will be added to the Red Cross fund. The school will present a good program.

Quite a number of Coldwater Odd Fellows went to Protection on last Friday afternoon and attended the dedication exercises of the new Odd Fellows hall in that city. In the evening some fine degree work was put on by the different lodges present. The Coldwater lodge put on the initiatory degree, and the work was done well.

A turkey pie supper will be held at the Nauvoo school house, Miss Mildred Hadley, teacher, on Wednesday evening, November 28. Everybody is cordially invited to be present and share in the enjoyment of the occasion. A program will be given.

 

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