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Signs point to a mild winter

115 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 12, 1907From the Mathews Journal

Some of the weather prophets have been saying that we are to have a mild winter, pinning their faith to the short crop of persimmons and other wild fruits and up to this time it looks like there may be some truth in their statements, but we must not be sure. Keep the wood pile up and lest we should have a late spring, let someone be ready with rifle in hand on Ground Hog Day, and shoot that animal before he has the chance to see his shadow and run back.

110 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 12, 1912from the Mathews Journal

Soles: Hello central, give us The Journal office. Is that you, Mr. Editor? Don’t know where Soles is? Ha! Ha! Can’t blame you very much for I don’t believe there’s a reporter from our town. What’s the news?

We are all preparing for Christmas and Santa Claus. Wedding bells are ringing in this vicinity. Mr. William Callis is still on the sick list. Mr. “Winter” is paying us another call.

Mr. Atwood Lewi...

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