The Glenwood Herald News Briefs

Headline: The Clement’s Move to Nashville, Ark. Thursday, May 30, 1940, Vol. 15, No. 16
Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Clement left last week for Nashville, Arkansas to make their home. They are among the oldest residents of Glenwood and it is with much regret the announcement is made of their departure. For many years both have been among the leading citizens, working for the growth of the church, school, and social life of the town.

Mr. Clement has been a practicing Attorney here for many years, and is known perhaps as well as any citizen of the State. He served as Pike County representative for four years and has served on many important committees, and boards of the State Administration and also has held important assignments in Federal branches. He is a member of the Methodist church where he has served for years on the official Board of Stewards, a member of the American Legion, has served as secretary of the School Board during his term as member of the Board. Also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mrs. Clement, equally as prominent, has given many years to study and work for the progress of her home town. She has worked in all departments of the Methodist church and left as her last work there, as teacher of the Woman’s Bible Class. She has served as president of the Glenwood Study Club, helped organize the Cemetery Association, the Glenwood Garden Club, the Home Demonstration Club, and served four years as Pike County Better Homes chairman. Chairman of the Red Cross work and Tuberculosis Association, and by her efforts brought the first Health Clinic to Glenwood. She has served on many important committees of district and state Club and Public Health work. Has also been active in the Woman’s Democratic Organization.

Their lovely country home was sold to Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Bagley of Delight and the new owners have already moved in.

Mr. and Mrs. Clement have three sons, F.B. Clement, Jr., who resided in Little Rock, William Clement, of Philadelphia, PA., and Edgar Clement, student in Arkansas Tech, Russellville. All three boys are graduates of the Glenwood High School and were prominently identified with all school and social activities here.

Mr. and Mrs. Clement said: "After having made this our home for over a quarter of a century, we are leaving Glenwood with regrets, and with malice toward none and charity for all. Here our children were born and reared. Here we have experienced joy and sorrow, success and adversities during times of prosperity and depression. Here we have found the most loyal friends and neighbors, who have our very best wishes."


Headline: Four Hurt in Auto Accident Thursday, Jun 20, 1940, Vol. 15, No. 19
Saturday evening the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Chambers were returning home from Glenwood and met with a head on collision as they turned into their home at the Assembly of God Church, on Highway 70. The other car was driven by Roy Walters and accompanied by Carl Williams both of Forester. All were so badly hurt that they were removed to St. Joseph Hospital in a Kelley ambulance. Last report was that Walters and Mrs. Chambers were getting along alright, but the Rev. Mr. Chambers and Williams were in a critical condition.


Headline: Family Reunion Thursday, Nov 14, 1940, Vol. 15, No. 40
A family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Edge on Sunday, November 10th with a chicken dinner and all the trimmings, served at noon. Those present were J.L. Edge, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Edge and children, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Bates and son, of Waldron, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thrash and Verna Jo, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Thrash of Forester, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cox of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. D.B. McMurrian of Idabel, Okla., Mrs. And Mrs. Harrison Edge, Clint Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Edge and Betty. Two daughters in Texas were not present.


Headline: Junior Stone Sustains Broken Leg July 7, 1927, Vol. 2, No. 20
Thursday evening of last week, Junior Stone had the misfortune to sustain a broken leg, as the result of being run over by a motorcycle, being driven by a negro who lives at Rosboro.

The incident occurred on Broadway street near the Thompson hotel, when Junior had dropped some money, and had stooped down to recover it when he was struck by the motorcycle. Junior sustained as broken leg as the result of the incident, with Dr. Pate rendering treatment.

Thursday of this week, Junior was carried to Hot Springs for an ex-ray examination of the leg, and we hope for him a speedy recovery.


Headline: Pike County Hit by Tornado Thursday, Feb. 12, 1942, Vol. 17, No. 1
A tornado struck Pike County about 7:30 Thursday night and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to residences, barns, livestock, and timber in the vicinity of Langley, Athens, and Kirby. Path of the storm was from one mile to 12 or 15 miles before it left the county.

The tornado did the worst damage in the Langley community and on to Athens in Howard County. Mrs. Leslie Golden, was killed as her home was completely destroyed and her two daughters, Oma and Estelle Golden, were badly injured. Oma suffered a broken leg and cuts and bruises, and Estelle a fractured hip, sprains and bruises. Others seriously injured were Allen McGehee, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Miller and son, Donald, aged 14 months. Calvin Golden also, with a broken hip. All were taken to the hospital in Mena, where they are recovering. Mrs. Golden was brought to Glenwood by Kelley Funeral Home.

Among the 31 homes completely destroyed in the area were Jim Golden, Eldus(?) Golden, Oscar Ralls, Winfred Miller, Ed Aleshires(?), Calvin Golden, B.W. Miller; and in the Athens community, the home of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Logan, pioneer settlers in that community, was completely destroyed with many others.

The storm was so sudden, many did not have a chance to get to a storm cellar and those who did, had timber blown on them, until it is nothing short of a miracle that they were able to get out alive. One family sought shelter in a large truck, and they say the truck was switched round many times during the few minutes of the wind and they were very thankful they stayed on the ground and were alive to get out and help find the injured. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Grice was another destroyed and he was not at home when the storm struck, and when he got back soon afterwards, he found only a pile of boards where his home was when he left.

Brooder houses were blown away, and thousands of chickens killed. At the home of Mrs. Thornton, some of their stock was alive when the storm was over, and they sawed the logs out from round them and got them out.

Because of the electrical and hail storm here and all over the county, the wires were all out and no telephone service was available, but as soon as J.A. Jones could leave the work there he rushed into Glenwood for help and soon many were on their way out to help. Red Cross workers were notified and were on the job early.

Besides the homes, livestock, and other losses in the tornado, the timber loss was great. Only to see it could one really know what it looks like. Trees uprooted, turned in every conceivable direction. Thousands of dollars are lost in the timber.

At Kirby, the following homes were destroyed or badly damaged: Clifford Orrick, Claudie Ray, Jim Foshee, Alion Dingler, ? Dingler, Forrest Tolleson, Ola Ray, John W.W. Foshee, John Wesley Foshee, Egbert Paslay, Claude Mitchell, Herschel Adams, and Ocie Babbitt. No one was injured or hurt there and in addition to many homes, barns and timber were destroyed.

Rescue crews from Mena and adjacent community reached the center of the disaster area between Athens and Langley, Friday after CCC men, directed by Supervisor Orville Lewis, had cleared roads leading into the areas. The men in the community worked all night Thursday night clearing the road and getting the injured to safely. This is the worst storm in this section in the history of the county. Hundreds of people drove out there Sunday to see the storm section, and many were out there Saturday.

Hundreds of people drove out there Sunday to see the storm section, and many were out there Saturday.

In the Athens section, the homes of Mr. and Mrs. John Sirmon, parents of Mrs. Walker Logan(?), formerly of Kirby, and her two brothers, Ivan and Winston Sirmon both lost their homes. Also there, the Logan estate lost heavily in timber. Sunday, Walker Logan and Iris(?) Lively walked across 40 acres of timbered land, without touching the ground. The loss was heavy in property and household goods at Athens, but no lives lost.

Building has begun in Langley and Kirby sections.

Funeral of Mrs. Leslie Golden was held Sunday morning at the Hall near Athens.


Headline: A Bad Accident September 13, 1928, Vol. 3
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wall and daughter, Robertta, aged 10 years, had a narrow escape from drowning Monday as they were crossing the low water bridge on the Amity-Glenwood highway.

The accident occurred when the wagon fell through the bridge and the team became frightened and turned the wagon over in the river, pinning the family underneath where they remained until passersby came to their assistance.  The Wrecker from Lawless Brooks Motor Co. pulled the wagon out of the river.  Many of the business men responded to the call for help and assisted in getting the contents of the wagon from the river.  Mrs. Wall and daughter were taken to their home by Mrs. Vaught and Mrs. Homer Ligon.  They were moving from Amity to the County Line community and had a large quantity of household goods, fruit, etc. on the wagon and the entire load was dumped in the river.  No one was seriously injured but Mrs. Wall and Roberta suffered greatly from shock.

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