Talco Times (Talco, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 13, 1991 Page: 1 of 10
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By Nanalee Nichols
The scene lakes place way
back in time. Wayyyy back.
Early man (or at least one
representati ve thereof) arises and
stumbles to the entrance of his
primitive shelter. Knuckling his
eyes he wanders over to where
he had left off knapping a par-
ticularly nice flint point the day
before. Suddenly, all thoughts
of sleep are gone as he roars the
neanderthal cquivlcntof "Some-
body gotmy flint knapping tools,
I left them RIGHT HERE last
• night. Who’s the blankety blank
kSo and so who took em".
* Stomping around in a major
huff, this primitive human growls
and snarls as he prowls around,
searching for the culprit.
Then, in sudden understand-
ing, he locates his tools and the
point, not where someone has
; taken them, but over by the shel-
ter of that pretty young gal whom
he had spent the evening trying
to impress with his skills and
boasting of his hunting ability!
Embarasscd, he slinks away,
quietly trying to keep anyone
from knowing what a fool he had
made of himself.
It’s ben like that since the dawn
Whether it’s the clay tablets
early Egyptians used, the bronze
•stylus of later ages, or the favor-
ite pen of today's businessman,
our tools and articles, cleaning
supplies and jewelry tends to be
'taken by "someone” or "some-
A friends swears that every
time they go out of town for a
night "someone" comes into their
home and drags all the clothes
out of the closet, throws them
around until they are dirty, then
leaves them. Then they fill the
sink full of dirty dishes and leave.
At our office any time my
Exacto knife or favorite sissors
comes up missing, or when Bar-
bar's pica pole is out of place, we
always say that "someone came in
the dark of n ight and stole it away".
"Someone" does so many
things. Someone afflicts those who
work, those who keep house, those
who sew, and even children, who
Tind that "someone” has taken their
i. It's just human nature to imme-
diately reject the idea that it is
possible something missingcould
have been milaid by ourselves!
i So, folks, watch out....always
remember "someone" is lurking
around, ready to take those things
you need the most and hide them.
And it is so humiliating to have to
admit we did it ourselves!
And Local Businesses For 56 Years
56TH YEAR, No. 18
TALCO, TITOS COUNTY, TEXAS
Thursday, June 13,1991
SOME OF THE ITEMS to be
rallied off to earn money for the
Save The Children program in
Talco are shown here. All the
proceeds from the raffle will go
toward building a City Park in
Talco. (Staff Photo by Nancy
MELBA REED is our first fea- Faces Column. (Staff Photo by
tured guest in Talco's Familiar Nancy Brown)
Melba Sprucll Reed has been
working at the Talco School as secre-
tary to the principal for 24 years,
since the school year of 1967-68. She
graduated from Talco High School in
Melba was married to the late
Sonny Reed, and they had two sons,
Mike of Mt. Vernon and Lyndon
(Pinkcy) Reed of Duson, LA. Melba
has six granddaughters and one grand-
son. Mike graduated from Talco High
School and Pinkcy graduated from
Rivercrest High School.
Melba is the Girl Friday at the
school, she is not only the Principal s
secretary, she docs all the school's
business from lunch money on up.
She always helps with the P.T.O. and
their activities, is the nurse when one
of the students is sick, and if you go
to the school, she is the one that
answers your questions.
Melba enjoys Canton Trade Days,
she and friends attend various gospel
and other musical events. Butmostof
all, she enjoys her grandchildren.
BIBLE SCHOOL was held thi
week at Maple Springs Church.
Teaching and helping with the
program were Linda Parish,
Vickie Waldrum, Bro. and Mrs.
Clarence Moore, Myra
Fletcher, Staci Hinton, Tiffany
Parrish, Doris Logan, Frankie
Brown, Nona Moles, Susie
Moles, Velma Franks, Zoenetta
children attended on Monday.
(Staff Photo by Nancy Brown)
Library Has More
programs Coming Up
W Doylene Young protrayed
"Susanna of the Alamo” Tuesday,
June 11 at the Talco School Library.
It was a very interesting story. IShe
told abuot the old west of Texas.
Doylene is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Arkansas, member of the
Trinity Baptist Church of Mt. Pleas-
ant, and is presently working on her
fifth play where she will be protray-
ing the character of "Weezie " in
Steel Magnolias. _ ______
Next week on June 18 the Library
will present a lady for the Johntown-
Bogata community. Lee Hood will
cad a discussion on the life of the
• "good Old Days". She will touch on
Amill making and other areas of inter-
On June 25 Doylene Young will
She will te talking and telling sto-
| lies about he "Roaring 20's". She will
be dressed like a gangster. Come and
enjoy the fun.
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CALVARY BAPTIST Church
in Talco held Vacation Bible
School this week. Helping and
teaching are Bro. Brett Castle,
Sue Nolen, Darla Ottinger, Pat
Bond, Laura Deaton, Karen
Jones, Sabrina Tucker,
Charlott Brumbalow, Jane
Cox, Carol Cox, Julie NOIen,
Brett Castle, Jennifer Bong,
Rivercrest Starts Summer
Summer League Basketball began
at the Rivercrest gym on Monday
June 10. Participation this year ex-
ceeds the 1989-90 season.
There are eight teams in play each
Monday and Thursday nights begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. with the last game
beginning at 9:45 p.m.
Seventy-two players from River-
crest, ML Vcmon, Prairiland, Suphur
Bluff, North Lamar are participating
in the second season of this league.
Everyone is invited to come out
and support local youth and see some
exciting basketball action.
Amie Haley and Eric Hall.
Thirty-four attended on
Monday. (Staff Photo by Nancy
An Antique Car Tour will be in
Sugar Hill at the school at 2 p.m.
Friday, June 14. The group will enjoy
a demonstration by Chainsaw Willie.
Everyone is invited to come out and
enjoy the cars, ranging from 1929 up
and the carvings of Mr. Holt.
Plan to attend the Youth Led Re-
vival June 30-July 3 at the Calvary
Baptist Church in Talco.
Youth at Calvary Baptist Church
need to have pre-registration for youth
camp in by June 16. A $10 fee is
required. For information, call Bro.
MAPLE SPRINGS reunion
was held June 8 at the church.
Attending and enjoying a
covered dish lunch were Mary
Lynn Blalock Emery, Bettie
Blalock, Charlene Black,
Verbeth Wyatt, Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Fry, Opal McAnally,
Luenona Blalock, Otis
McPeters, Charles McPeters,
Andy Holmes, John Holmes,
Brad Loyd, Jennifer Cannon,
Louise Loyd, Paula Harbour,
Nina Harbour, Lois Moore, Mr
and Mrs. Carl Smith, Rayford
Pittman, Mike Pittman, Bro.
and Mrs. Clarence Moore and
Kristy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Graf and Katherine, Mrs.
Nancy Brown, Kim and Jack,
Agnes Keith, Cliff and Blanche
Phillips, Otis Fry, Maxine
Harrell, Frankie Brown, Betty
Phillips Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Hal
Strahan, Thelma Westerman,
Ila Williams, Janie Wilson,
Jackie Crowley, Jolee
Kirkland, Connie Merrick and
Merl Flanagan. (Staff Photo by
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Nichols, Thomas & Nichols, Nanalee. Talco Times (Talco, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 13, 1991, newspaper, June 13, 1991; Deport, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth922884/m1/1/: accessed February 22, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Red River County Public Library.