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Wayne County News
June 16, 1927


Allie Booth is building a new store building next to the new residence which he recently completed in Newtown Addition, at Wayne.

The Huntington Lodge of B. P. O. Elks will establish their summer camp at Kellogg, this county. The camp will open July 1st and continue throughout the summer.

J. M. Clay, former Wayne County man who now lives in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, is a candidate for railroad commissioner of Boyd County on the Democratic ticket at the primary to be held in August.

The new highway bridge across Big Sandy River at Kenova is expected to be open to traffic about next week. The concrete floor is now being poured. The next structure will be known as the Mayo- Midland Bridge.

P. P. Lester, principal of the Wayne graded school, has assigned the teachers to the following grades: F. W. Taylor, seventh; Mildred Smith, sixth; Spice Adkins, fifth; Irene Wilkinson, fourth; Helen Newman, third; Alma Walker, second; and Hazel Mosser, first.

Local young people who have been away at school are returning home, among them being Jack Osburn and Newman Newhouse, State University; Dorsey Ketchum, Richmond Medical College; Jack Thompson, Bethany College; Earl Burgess, Columbia; Helen Newman, Madge Staley, Ernestine Tabor and Opal Matthews, Marshall College.

Robert Burchett, age 13, son of Tom Burchett of Deephole, near Louisa, was shot with a .22 cal. rifle through the right lung accidentally by a playmate, Edgar Rice, age 12, last week. The boy was brought to Fort Gay and rushed to the Marting Hospital at Ironton, Ohio, where he is under treatment. They were out hunting when the accident happened.


Flossie Mills of Wolf Creek recently visited friends here. ***Lee Curry and his family are moving to Tennessee, where Mr. Curry will enter law school. ***Dewey Curry is ill with mumps. ***Anna Damron of Glenhayes is visiting Nadine Little. ***Mrs. Maude Curry recently visited relatives in Ashland. ***Anna Little has returned from an extended visit with relatives in Huntington and Logan. ***Marie Parsley of Donithon recently visited her grandparents here. ***D. G. Harmon of Portsmouth was the week end guest of friends here.


Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mullens of Huntington were visiting Mrs. Wilbur Wilson last Sunday. ***Emma Workman, who has employment in Huntington, visited home folks last Saturday. ***Mrs. J. D. Workman, who has been visiting her sister in Huntington, has returned home.***George Rutherford, who has been sick for the past week, is able to be out again.***Mrs. Miles Jackson is on the sick list.*** Rev. A. W. Damron of Wayne will preach at the Twelve Pole Valley Church June 18 and 19. ***Mrs. Sidney Wilson, who has been ill, is able to be out again.


Mr. and Mrs. Russell Buckingham and son of Huntington spent last week end with relatives here.*** W. L. Banfield, Allen and Golden Banfield and Jennings Cyrus made a business trip to Huntington last Saturday. ***Mrs. E. A. Buckingham recently visited relatives in Huntington.***Rev. W. B. Bias will fill his regular appointment at Spurlock Church next Sunday, June 19. ***Dr. Banfield of Huntington recently visited his brother here. ***Mrs. J. D. Poindexter, who has been visiting friends in Huntington, has returned home. ***Mr. and Mrs. Charley Lockhart and children visited friends in Huntington last Sunday.

Transcription by June White

Wayne County News