Out and About
Decoration day is on Saturday, May 30. Let old and young, rich and poor, let everybody celebrate this day , by helping to keep green the memory of those who were willing to lose their lives for their country’s sake. Let it be also a day when flowers shall decorate not the graves of our soldiers only but also the graves of our loved friends who have gone on before us. [Our Best Words, May 16, 1891 p 5 1]
Efforts are being made to have some manufactories of various kinds located in Shelbyville. This is what our town needs. Something to keep our young folks from leaving town as soon as they are old enough to work. [Our Best Words, May 16, 1891 p 5 1]
There will be a teacher’s examination in the courthouse May 22. No official notice is given our readers. Nearly 3,000 of them voted against the present county Superintendent, and for this reason, we suppose, he proposes to snub them in his administration of the people’s schools. That’s democracy with a vengeance. [Our Best Words, May 16, 1891]
Ball playing in the streets is prohibited by city ordinances. [Our Best Words, May 16, 1891]
STANDARD OIL COMPANY SALESMEN MEET
The Standard Oil Company of Indiana had their monthly sales meeting for this district in the dining room of the Christian church Wednesday evening of last week. Thirty-seven were present, which included most of the sales representatives from all parts of Eastern Illinois, as well as officials from Decatur and the managers from Mattoon and Effingham. After the dinner a business meeting was held. [Shelbyville Democrat, April 9 1931 vol LVII No. 41 p 1 col 5]
KASKASKIA CLOSED COMMERCIAL FISHING
In order to take steps toward the preservation of fish the State Department of Conservation has closed the Kaskaskia river to commercial fishing. While this may seem a hardship now to a few who have made a livelihood of fishing, it will not in fact be so in the end since the steps taken will enable the supply to be replenished so that it will require years to exhaust it. [Shelbyville Democrat, April 30 1931 vol LVII No. 44 p 1 col 5]
Celebrate Okaw Trail Opening
A luncheon was given in the dining rooms of the Methodist church here Wednesday, Jan. 13 by the people of Holland and Clarksburg townships in celebration of the completion of the Okaw trail. Members of the board of supervisors, county officials, and high way officials were guests at the luncheon.
J. C. Willard, democratic county chairman, was the toastmaster.
The Okaw trail, 14 1/2 miles of graveled road, has just been completed. It runs south from Shelbyville to Fancher and Mode, and gives the people of Holland Clarksburg townships an all-weather road. The road, which was started three years ago, was completed under the supervision of County Superintendent of Highways C. O. Brownlee. [Shelbyville Democrat, January 21, 1937 v LXIII No 31 p 1 Col 6]
Doctor, Artist Listed Among Shelby Jobless
A doctor and an artist are numbered among the 1, 278 unemployed men and women who have registered for re-employment with Raymond Mose, Shelby county re-employment director.
Also registered are several female nurse and one man nurse who would be glad to spell off the jobless doctor.
Mr. Mose believes that his files will contain more than 3,000 names when all the unemployed have registered. They are coming in every day.
The jobless include about 240 skilled laborers and 882 unskilled. One hundred fifty-six women are enrolled.
Members of the building trades appear to be most affected by the depression, Mr. Mose says. Carpenters, painters, and brickmasons crowd his records.
Calls for employes are few just now, Mose says. Though he has occasional requests for farm hands and unskilled laborers, shop and factory owners have not learned to use the re-employment office. [Shelbyville Democrat, April 4, 1935 vol LXI No. 41 p 1 col 5]
Tom Shaw Will Hold the Revival.
Tom Shaw, of Tulsa, Okla., plans to arrive in Stewardson October 7, to take charge of the evangelistic services at the Christian church for two weeks. Mr. Shaw is a former Stewardson boy, who started in the Stewardson school at the age of thirteen. After graduating here he attended college, came back to Stewardson as Superintendent of the high school. He graduated from a law college and is practicing law in Tulsa, Okla.
As a lecturer and evangelist, Mr. Shaw has gained wide renown, and his sermons are always an inspiration to all who hear them. He is eager to have full co-operation of the churches, schools and community. Everybody Welcome to All Services.
[STEWARDSON CLIPPER, October 18, 1934 vol 48 No. 6]
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