For Miss Ebey

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, August 9, 1917

Last Saturday night Miss Martha Scholl entertained in honor of her guest, Miss Kate Ebey of Athens.  Games and music furnished the diversions of the evening, and a delightful time was enjoyed by all.  At a late hour, refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake were served.  Those present were Misses Kate Ebey of Athens, Katie Pearl Badgett of Blooming Grove, Lela Miles of Wichita Falls, Maude Gilmore, Ruby Knutson and Grace Swanson, Messers. Hobart and William Riddlesperger, Fonzo Dodson, Nuel Vandagriff, Curren Dodson, George Finney, Maynard Fowler, Tillman Payne, and Louis J. Scholl, Jr.


Former Coach Here Enters Real Estate Business in Athens

from The Malakoff News
Friday, August 5, 1955

E. B. Bishop, former athletic coach for the Malakoff Public Schools since his recent removal to Athens, has entered the real estate business in that city.  His association with the Ed Blansitt Insurance and Real Estate Agency was announced on July 30th.


E. B. Bishop

In making the announcement, Mr. Blansitt said that Bishop, who is now employed in the Athens schools, will work during the summer months and in his spare time.

Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, both former members of the local school faculty, now reside at 120 West Cayuga Drive in Athens.

Evangelist Isbell Holds Revival Here

from The Malakoff News
August 6, 1955


A. V. Isbell, revivalist from Midland, Texas, will be in Malakoff for the next ten days while conducting a summer revival campaign at the Church of Christ.

The meeting will get underway this evening at 8:00 in the first of the series  of gospel services and will continue through Sunday evening, August 14th.  Only evening services, it was announced will be held.

The public is invited to attend these servcies.

Business Co-Operation

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, August 4, 1921

Forward looking men realize the value of information on current events.  We cannot keep up with progress without knowing what is going on in the world and how the leaders of men are meeting their obligations and responsibilities.  For this reason, farmers need and welcome the assistance of businessmen who know business problems and can give helpful information on the solution of them.

As a rule, business men like to talk over farm problems with farmers and are always to give advice and assistance on financial and industrial matters.  Farmers know farming better than business men, but business men know commercial, industrial, and financial matters better than farmers, as a rule.  For this reason, each should be on closer terms and give the other the benefit of his information.

Theresa Willbanks Weds Jas. E. Wallace in Dallas Ceremony

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 4, 1950

Miss Theresa Willbanks, formerly of Malakoff and daughter of Mrs. Eva Willbanks of thisWillbanks and WallaceJPG city, and J. H. Willbanks of Dallas, was united in marriage on Saturday evening to Mr. James E. Wallace.  The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Wallace of Paris.

The wedding took place in the Urbandale Methodist Church in Dallas, with the Rev. John C. Cook officiating.  The double ring ceremony was used.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, J. J. Willbanks, wore a suit of skipper blue with cocoa associates, and her flowers were white camellias.

Mrs. Michael O’Neal, the brides only attendant, was also dressed in skipper blue and wore a corsage of pink gladioli.  Mr. Michael O’Neal served as best man.

Mr. Robert Kelly, organist, played the wedding music and accompanied the vocalist, Mr. Elmo S. Giles, who sand “Because” and “I Love You Truly.”

Only a few close friends and relatives of the couple were in attendance at the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will make their home in Dallas, and are now at home at 221½  South Edgefield.

School Band Practice To Start Next Monday

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 2, 1957

Charles Wetzel, band director for the Malakoff schools, announces band practice for high school members, beginning Monday, August 5th in the high school auditorium.  Practice for high school beginners will follow on Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Charles Wetzel

Charles Wetzel

According to Mr. Wetzel, regular rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of school.  All members and those wishing to play in the school band are urged to attend.

Misses Delores McLain and Deanna Poole will begin classes on Monday, teaching “twirling.”  Classes are to be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, according to Mr. Wetzel.

Popular Young Couple Weds in Dallas Sunday

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 31, 1930

An item which will be of interest to Malakoff people will be found in the wedding of Miss Aline Gentry to Mr. Hobart Riddlesperger, which took place in Dallas at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carl C. Gregory, Methodist pastor, of Dallas.


Stella Aline “Scrap” Gentry

The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gentry of this city and is an accomplished young lady.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Riddlesperger and is a very promising young business man of this city.  He now holds the position as cashier of the First National Bank of Malakoff.

This young couple is very popular among the younger set, and they both enjoy a great host of friends who join the News in wishing them the greatest of happiness and success as they go through life together.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Riddlesperger departed on a short honeymoon trip to points in Colorado after which they will be at home to their friends in this city.