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Rapid Settlements
Very few villages in the Western country can probably exhibit so rapid a growth as the town of Chillicothe .  Fourteen years ago the region where it stands was a wilderness, inhabited only by Indians.  According to the census just taken, it now contains thirteen hundred and sixty four inhabitants, and nearly five hundred houses. – Chillicothe Supporter  [The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA,  November 7, 1810 - NP, Sub by FoFG]

Junior WBA Offers Entertainment At Meeting of Lodge
Mrs. Ina Hoover was a guest at the meeting of the Woman's Benefit Association on Monday evening at the Eastern Star Temple, 40 members were in attendance.
After the business session, conducted by Mrs. Lori Hawk, the Junior Woman's Benefit Association presented an entertainment.  Refreshments were served by Nancy Borland, Joan Dearth, Winfred Zeisler, and Joan Kourt, assisted by Mrs. Thomas Borland and Mrs. Harry Kourt.  ___ corn game was played during the evening and prizes were awarded to Mrs. Frank Griesheimer, Mrs. William Sowers, Mrs. Charles Hayward and Mrs. Frank Braley.  Club announcements were: Get Together Club meeting, March 18, at the home of Mrs. Rufus Wiseman of, 255 Maderia Avenue, with Mrs. Willard Zeisler assisting: Starlight Club meeting, March 20, the place to be announced.  On March 8, the lodge will have its annual birthday dinner.  [Chillicothe Gazette Tuesday, March 11, 1941]

Tournament Winners are Dinner Guests
Twenty-four members of the Story Place Garden Club concluded their annual bridge tournament with a dinner Monday evening, at the Town House.  Winners of the tournament were guests of the losing team.  After the dinner, served at a table centered with an arrangement of spring flowers, flanked by white tapers in crystal holders, awards were presented to Mrs. Harry T. Coppel, who received high score in the tournament and Mrs. E.A.  Moats for low.  Tables of bridge were assembled for play during the remainder of the evening.  Mrs. W.E.  Beeler and Mrs. Ford Benbow were chairmen of arrangements. [Chillicothe Gazette Tuesday, March 11, 1941]

Name Mrs. Black Head of Party Committee
Eighteen members of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority in session Monday evening at Inter 'sorority Council room discussed plans for a party after the March 24th meeting.  Mrs. Edwin Black was named chairman of the committee, with Mrs. Bertha Story, Miss Florence Dearth, Mrs. Orland Copley and Miss Helen Waldon as members of her committee.  Report of the council meeting was given by Miss Betty Schmitt and of the skating party, February 24th by Mrs. Robert E. Schaefer.   [Chillicothe Gazette Tuesday, March 11, 1941]

Evangelistic Services Announced by Churches
An evangelistic campaign at Everybody's Tabernacle began on Monday evening and will continue each evening at 7:30 PM with the Rev. J.W. Sullivan, pastor of the Church of God of Richmond Dale, is the guest speaker.  The public is invited.  Beginning on March 23d revival services will be conducted at the Wilson Run Church, near Omega, by the Messrs.  Hardy Shull and Ernest Claytor.  The public is invited.  [Chillicothe Gazette Tuesday, March 11, 1941]

Priests' Assistants Changed Here
Change in an assistant pastors at the two local catholic churches are included in the list of 40 reassignments announced Saturday for the Columbus diocese by patient Michael J.  Ready.  The Rev. Michael Wellnitz, assistant to the Rev. S.J. Kreuskamp at Saint Peter's, goes to Saint Mary's Church, Shawnee, to replace the Rev. Hugh Gilbert who moves to Dennison.  Assigned to Saint Peter's as assistant is the Rev. Robert Klee, who has been assistant pastor at Saint Francis De Sales, Newark.  The Rev. John Soltis, who has been assistant to the Rev. Raphael D. Dodgers at Saint Mary's Church here, as well as serving as catholic chapel and at the federal reformatory, will continue his work at the reformatory, but take residence at Saint Peter's.  The Rev.  Lawrence O'Connor, newly ordained, becomes assistant pastors at Saint Mary's Church.  [Chillicothe Gazette. June 12, 1950. Submitted by Carla Mascara].




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