The Caddo Herald
May 3, 1912
The writer is very much pleased with the outcome of last week’s news items. It speaks well for Pleasant Hill, and I am proud of the opportunity to represent our community as reporter.
We are all applicable to mistakes and for that reason I am spending my time in a way that, perhaps, I may improve in the matter of composition.
The box supper at Pleasant Hill last Saturday night was a success. Jim Moore, of Caddo, was auctioneer, and I am sure he was well paid for his work, for he bought two large boxes and the writer has proof that each box was filled with something good to eat. The occasion was a pleasant one, wasn’t it, Mr. Moore?
Amos Smith went to Durant last Thursday to take the examination for school teacher. Here’s wishing you success Mr. Amos.
W. T. Barker lost twelve sacks of feedstuffs last Friday night. I am proud to state that he was successful in finding all of his feed except one sack of chops. The parties seem to have committed an “owlish” instead of a neighborly act.
Crop conditions are good at present. Some few farmers are through with planting cotton, while some were waiting for the rain that came Saturday night to dissolve the clods that were caused by plowing the ground too wet. So it is supposed the rain met the requirements of these farmers.
Cecil Barker, Victor and Henry Folsom, hitched up a team of young mules belonging to their fathers, W. T. Barker, and J. D. Betts last Saturday afternoon and thought they would haul some wood. They made it safely to the woods and began to load their wagon; just about the time they were in a big way loading the wood, Henry Jr. slipped upon one of their turkeys that happened to be nearby and caught it by the tail; the turkey began to flop its wings to get loose, but Henry, full of fun, is supposed to have shut his eyes and held on. The team became frightened and ran away with the wagon; no one was hurt but the wagon was damaged considerably.
Leroy Arrington went to Durant on business Saturday.
The singing at Charley Smith’s last Sunday night was enjoyed by all. Pleasant Hill has some good singers and if they keep improving their musical talents we will soon have affine choir. The Doc