A little current news and then some bits from the past. First, the new Dollar General store is open, but I'm waiting until the parking lot and landscaping are finished before I take a new photo. The grant process is still progressing and we are on schedule to start the new sidewalks this summer. A new beauty shop will open soon and I'll post the information on Caddo's website. Another new business is under construction. Trash-off is scheduled for April 14 and more information will be posted as it is available.
Bits of news from the Caddo Herald:
August 14, 1914
Notice to Ice Customers- The delivery wagon goes home at 7 o’clock each evening and no deliveries will be made after that time. If you want ice in the evening, phone us before that time. We like to accommodate our customers as much as possible, but there is a limit to the physical endurance, even of a mule team. Johnson & Petty
Sept. 14, 1914
Superintendent George C. Rorie arrived in Caddo Monday and actively began his duties as superintendent of the Caddo public schools.
Deputy Sheriff Terry of Caddo and Policeman Bob Bell after following the trail of a horse thief from Kenefick Monday morning arrested Carl Cardeel, a young man about 18 years of age within a few miles of Bennington.
Oct. 9, 1914
A called meeting of the Masonic Lodge will be held in Caddo Monday night, October 12th to confer degrees both for the local lodge and for Kenefick. Refreshments will be served. All members are urged to attend. Art Wright, S.W.
January 22, 1915
Indian Found Dead
Last Friday morning section hands found the body of a dead Choctaw on the right-of-way near the Atoka county line, three miles north of Caddo.The body was identified as that of one Thompson, who lived near Boggy Depot. He had come from Atoka to Caddo Thursday and must have started to wak home. His head was split and bruised as if with an axe. Papers and blood were found some 300 yards from the body.
Basket Ball Game
Last Friday afternoon the basketball teams of the High School and the Grammar School played a game at the Grammar School grounds. The score was 12 to 24 in favor of the older girls. The High School girls are planning to play the girls at Atoka Saturday night.
Scott Powell went to Kemp Wednesday in the interest of the W.O.W. lodge, of which he is district deputy.
February 12, 1915
Kelso House Burns
Last Friday night about 8:30 o’clock, the home of W.W. Kelso in the south part of town was burned. The family was all away at the time and when the fire was discovered by neighbors the house was enveloped in flames so that none of the contents were saved.
Card of Thanks
We desire to offer our sincere thanks to the many friends who so willingly came to our help in the great loss of our wife, mother, and grandmother. Especially are we grateful to the ladies who so tenderly helped to alleviate her suffering and to Dr. Rappolee whom God alone can reward. Bro. Crain and his true family have been a source of the deepest comfort to us in all our trouble. We deeply appreciate the many floral offerings and the kindness shown by the Eastern Star. May we all live to follow where his footsteps lead.
Mrs. Blanche Holt
W. E. Holt
Sunday School Attendance
The attendance increase some last Sunday as will be noticed. The weather was better, and people were able to get out.
Last Sunday This Sunday
Methodist 149 169
Baptist 89 84
Christian 31 49
Presbyterian 42 49
The people are getting interested in the Sunday School work and as weather permits the attendance will increase so that the capacity of the building will all be taxed to seat them. An effort is now being made to run the total attendance in town up to 500.
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