CORNING , ARKANSAS

A HUSTLING TOWN

SOLIPHONE

MAY 21, 1902

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

 

CORNING PUTTING ON AIRS AND MOVING FORWARD IN MATERIAL PROGRESS

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NEW $ 10,000 SCHOOL BUILDING - ELDER ROGERS HOLDS A SUCCESSFUL REVIVAL AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

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OUR NEIGHBOR TOWN OVER IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF CLAY COUNTY, IS GRADUALLY PUTTING ON METROPOLITAN AIRS. A NEW $ 10, 000 BRICK SCHOOL BUILDING IS JUST BEING COMPLETED , THAT WILL BE A CREDIT NOT ONLY TO THE TOWN BUT ALL THE GOOD CITIZENS OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT. SATURDAY THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS TOOK PLACE , AND THE ANNUAL REPORT RENDERED, WHICH SHOWED A HEALTHY EDUCATIONAL SPIRIT AND CONDITION.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR A NINE MONTHS' TERM OF SCHOOL COURSE PREPARATORY FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY. A COMPETENT FACULTY OF SIX EDUCATORS WILL BE EMPLOYED .

YHE HISTORIC OLD KENTUCKY SALOON BUILDING , THE PLACE OF MANY STIRRING SCENES DURING THE DAYS OF LEGALIZED LIQUOR IN CORNING , WAS RAZED TO THE EARTH A FEW DAYS SINCE. THE CITIZENS ARE REJOICING OVER THE DEMOLITION OF THE OLD EYESORE.

A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL REVIVAL MEETING CLOSED AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH SATURDAY NIGHT, AFTER CONTINUING THREE WEEKS . THIRTY-ONE ADDITIONS AND A GREAT REVIVAL OF SPIRITUALITY WERE THE RESULTS OF THE MEETING , WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY ELD. R.O. ROGERS OF PARAGOULD . ELD. ROGERS WAS UNANIMOUSLY CALLED BY THE CONGREGATION TO SERVE AS PASTOR FOR THE COMING YEAR , FILING ONE APPOINTMENT EACH MONTH. THE MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS MANY OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF CORNING.