Title: Moultrie County
Newspapers: 1917

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Decatur Daily Review, May 16 1917


Lovington, May 16 -- The mine was shut down Monday and Tuesday and the men were not allowed to work on account of an excess of gas. It caught fire Sunday but was soon put out.

Mts. Charles Harned and daughter, Miss Mildred and Miss Goldia Harned of Bethany spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. Edison Hoggard.

Roads are in excellent condition here for autos.

Farmers are busy planting corn. Most of the wheat has been plowed up. Oats are looking fine.

Mr. and Mrs. William Senior returned Monday evening from St. Louis.

Olive McCann returned Monday evening from Decatur where he has been in the Decatur and Macon county hospital for three months.

Mess Hattie Pifer of Sullivan visited here Sunday with her brother, A. R. Pifer and family.

Harley Chatham, a member of the 1917 graduating class will teach the Prairie Flower school southwest of town next year.

E. S. Kirby is seriously ill at his home southwest of town, suffering with cancer of the throat.

Mrs. Steward Cochran is slightly improved.

A. R. Pifer is convalescent after a serious illness.

Frank Coward is ill at his home east of town.

Mrs. Ellen Hewitt came home from Danville Friday where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles Cafer. She was accompanied by her daughter, who spent Sunday here.

Misses Sarah and Alta Dawson were over from Decatur Sunday spending the day with home folks.

Louis Richardson and wife motored from Nokomis Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. Mary Richardson.

Ellsworth Richardson and family of Decatur spent Sunday here with relatives.

Miss Minnie DeSart was here from Sullivan Saturday.

James Randol and wife of Linter spent Sunday with the Latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Cochran.

Clarence Cook had his eye hurt by flying coal last week, while working at the mine.

Verne Briney returned Friday from Streator where he has been supplying for the Wabash.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Silvers spent Sunday with relatives in Sullivan.

Vivian Timmons was home from Springfield over Sunday.

Ruther Turner closed his school at the Prairie View the last of the week.

Miss Lorenz left Sunday for her home in Highland where she will spend the summer.

G. I. Pifer is doing telegraph relief work for the Wabash at New Lennox.

Miss Lora Naumer left Monday for her home in Altamont after closing her school here.

J. A. Idall is at Coffeen this week looking after his farm interests.

Mrs. A. A. Guldburg and son Arnold of Decatur spent Sunday here with friends.

Willard Bailey was down from Urbana visiting home folks the last of the week.

Mr. Scroggin, a state Anti-saloon representative from Lexington, preached at the Methodist church Sunday morning on prohibition.

Rev. E. H. Lugg preached in the interest of the Conference Claimants at the Bethany church Sunday morning.

The brick work on the Maxwell garage is about done and the workmen expected to have the building enclosed in a few days.

Mothers' day was observed at both the Christian and Methodist churches Sunday. Rev. D. D. Dick preached on "Mother" in the morning and Rev. E. H. Lugg in the evening on the same subject.