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Fayette County Leader

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 May 12, 1938


A new sheet iron front is being placed on the north part of the Fox furniture store, replacing the old one which had been adversely affected by weather. E. H. Carley, Duncan Harley and Frank Graham are doing the work.



The Missionary Society members and many friends met at the Methodist parsonage Wednesday afternoon, May 4, in regular session and when all were assembled after the cordial greetings from Mrs. Clinton, who received her guests in the hall, Mrs. Collett in her usual fine way, made all feel welcome in presenting the program numbers. The larger share of time was given to the "Message from India"-a personal message by Margaret Paine, assisted by her sister, Louie Blagg.

The group of listener were held almost an hour as the tragedy, pathos and needs of that pitiful land became a vivid reality as related by Margaret. While a very great deal has been done to make life more bearable there, yet one can sense as never before the anguish and dark new of these souls so burdened by the curse of superstition and poverty, and underneath all of the message:  the brave sweet living of our missionary-Mildred Simonds-the days of seeing actual service and the joy of the few friends in their glad reunion so close to the shadow of the jungle there breathed the spirit and promise of the loving One who once said "I will never leave thee:  I will be as the shelter of a great rock in a weary land." At the close of this remarkable presentation of a glimpse of India as seen by an American girl-traveler in the Orient, the guests examined the fine display of brass brought home-each piece done in exquisite hand work; and then a social time was enjoyed in a friendly happy way during the dispensing of frappe and wafers, served by Mrs. Helen Stanahan and Mrs. Gertrude Fox. About 40 ladies were in attendance.

~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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