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In spite of bad weather, oysters prepared for shipping

115 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 7, 1907from the Mathews Journal

Hicks Wharf: The prominent oyster men are busily engaged in barrelling oysters this morning under the gentle showers of hail.

Miss Alma Lear is visiting her aunt, Mrs. P.W. Hicks, this week.

We are sorry to report that Mrs. J.W. Green’s little girl sick with pneumonia.

Dr. Porter of Newport News delivered an excellent lecture at the Old Baptist Church last Thursday night to a very appreciative audience.

110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 8, 1912from the Mathews Journal

Some of the Susan fishermen are blue over the situation here. The ice prevents them from making necessary arrangements for the fishing season. It would seem, though, that the cold that holds the fishermen back in their work will also hold the fish back in their run, and the catch may be just as good but the season later.

According to the ground-hog theory we are to have some five or six weeks of bad weather yet. We may have the weather, but the wr...

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