Thursday, August 7, 2008

Interesting School Notes

The old Weston School house in it's later years. In the year 1914 it was a vital part of the Weston community and the scene of many fun activities.
From The Crittenden Press, Nov. 26, 1914, a reporter for one of the schools shares with the readers what is going on with the county schools.

At Green Chapel is Miss Edith Davis, acting as chief promoter of knowledge. At Dempsey we find Miss Nellie Nunn telling the children how to get an education and setting a good example of pure, upright, honest and industry before her pupils.

At Baker school we find J. P. Samuels as an instructor of sufficient ability. At Applegate Miss Mae Drury is doing leading act in the educational line. At Gladstone is Prof. Fred McDowell, doing good work for the community.

At Moores, Prof. A. A. Fritts is holding the fort and doing the work of a veteran. While at Oakland T. F. Newcom is to be found imparting his great knowledge to the young with untiring energy. At Post Oak Miss Ina Vaughn is succeeding in impressing both parent and pupils as to her ability to overcome the hardest of educational problems.

At Seminary we find C. C. Newcom doing whatever he can for the upbuilding of the educational cause. While at Heath we find the invincible Miss Wanda Marvel doing a work, of which, all in her district should be proud.

At Going springs Miss Addie Maynard is to be found drilling the young in the way which they should go and at Weston we behold Miss Bertha Rankin doing a work that will stand as did "the house built on the rock."The Teachers Association at Seminary Springs was a grand success, while the Field-Day at Post Oak was something that is not beaten every week, but others should write these meetings up and not leave it to visitors to do that work.

Division number three at Weston school, taught by Miss Bertha Rankin, gave a box supper and also gave a delightful program consisting of songs, monologues and dialogues by the children and excellent music was provided by the Fords Ferry String Band. The house would not hold the people although it is a large one, it was crowded to the limit and the old saying "there's always room for one more," was for once not true.

The boxes were sold by J. B. Hughes, who proved himself to be an excellent auctioneer. The result of this sale was $13.40, but to the surprise of all, the sale was not to end here, for the energetic little teacher had determined to spring a surprise upon the audience. This she did, by announcing that there was an enormous, fine cake to go to the most beautiful girl. To determine who this was, was indeed quite a task. The people were to cast votes which would cost them who voted one cent a vote.

The candidates were Misses Mamye Garrett of Weston; Anna Brewer, of Fords; and Miss Scott, of Cave-In-Rock. The contest was lively and interesting. The battle for the "Maid Beauty" waged for one hour and fifteen minutes between Miss Garrett and Miss Scott, both candidates having many friends, who admired them and worked for their success.

"Old Kentucky" has long been noted for beautiful women, but for once lost her reputation and the prize went to Miss Scott, for Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. The total sum of the profits, $59.05 all go for the benefit of the school at Weston.

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