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Sequachee Valley News – July 9, 1903 – Selected Items



Special to the News.

A. D. Stewart has changed his appointment from the 2nd to the 3rd Sunday in July. He changed his appointment on account of the two weeks meeting at Dunlap. It will begin the first Sunday in July. Rev. Hunt and some others will conduct the services.

Don’t forget A. D. Stewart’s appointment the 3rd Sunday in July. Let everybody come and bring a full basket.

Frank Barker and V. L. Smith are sick this week.

Canning black berries is the talk of the day.

Your old scribbler has been making some blackberry wine this week. Let me tell you how I make it. I gather the berries, mash them up and let them stand one night. I then strain the juice out of them and to every quart of juice add a quart of white sugar. I put spice and nutmeg in it and put it in a cool place until ready for use. If you will make it that way it is hard to beat. Friends call around and try some of my wine.

We have fine gardens. Potatoes are good and the prospects for corn are also good. Farmers are pushing to get done laying by crops.

The Mansfield mill is making fine flour. Mr. Rigsby is a fine miller and an accommodating man.

M. E. G.

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