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“Old Hickory,” a local correspondent from Ferrellsburg in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Lincoln Republican printed on Thursday, December 21, 1911:

Mrs. Brook Adkins is teaching one of the best schools in Harts Creek district. She is a faithful teacher.

Misses Maud Toney and Maggie Fry of Rector, were visiting Mrs. Ward Lucas last Sunday.

A.G. Adkins and wife, and M.C. Farley were calling on Misses Maggie and Lottie Lucas Sunday.

Miss Minerva Dingess was visiting Mrs. A.G. Adkins Sunday.

Everett Dingess has just returned from a flying visit to Big Hart. He reports a fine time.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ward Lucas on last Monday morning, a boy. The mother and child are doing well, and Ward says the boy will be a republican.

F.B. Adkins on returning from the Toney lodge on last Saturday night lost his hat.

M.C. Farley has returned from Big Buffalo, Logan county, where he has a good job of work.

Mrs. Martha Farley, mother of M.C. Farley, died at the home of her youngest son, David Farley, on Dec. 5th. She had been a member of the Methodist church since early life and was ever faithful to the teachings of that church. She was past 74 years of age. The remains were interred at the place selected by her on the home farm.

A small child of Allen Nelson, of Sand Creek, caught its clothes on fire the other day and was burned to death.

Hazel, the six year old daughter of F.E. Adkins, caught on fire the other day and was badly burned.

M.C. Farley went to Hamlin last Monday.

The boys of this vicinity are preparing for a lively time. Xmas and the children are looking for Santa Claus.