Memory Lane: August 24, 1961

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From the August 24, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:

LOVINS IS CITED FOR OUTSTANDING ARMY SERVICE
Specialist 4th Class Thomas D. Lovins, son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lovins of Swainsboro, received a Certificate from the commanding general of Fort Sill, OK. The letter was presented to Specialist Lovins at the U.S. Army Reception Station at Fort Jackson, SC, on temporary duty with the Classification and Interview Section. The award was presented to him by Lt. Col. B.R. Ulmer, Commanding Officer of the Reception Station. He was given the certificate for outstanding performance of duty during Dec. 18, 1959 to May 4, 1961, while serving as a Personal Management Specialist for the 3rd Missile Battalion, 32nd Artillery.

OGLESBY IS FIRST TO GIN 1961 COTTON
Moses Oglesby was the first to report a ginned bale of cotton to The Swainsboro Forest-Blade, but he was first apparently by the “skin of his teeth”. Only a couple of hours after Mr. Oglesby drove his truck to Hooks Gin Co., Lamar Youmans reported to J.D. Fields and the Coleman Gin Co. with a load ready for bailing. Mr. Oglesby’s cotton was of the Empire variety and the bale weighed 386 pounds. It was purchased by Hooks Gin Co. for $.50 a pound.

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