From the archives of The Celeste Courier:
30 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 27, 1981
M - S Offers New Auto Service
M & S Repair, of Celeste, manufactures trailer cable assemblies and has now opened a new business that offers complete auto and truck service.
Charles Millican, President of M & S Co., stated that they have offered some auto service in the past, but they have now added a hydraulic auto lift and have added to the service they can give.
The service center is located just north of uptown Celeste in the M & S building. They are an authorized and licensed State inspection center plus have several lines of new tires and batteries to sell.
S. J. Douglas, manager of the center, stated that with the new hydraulic rack they can now give complete lube jobs and oil changes. They have purchased new tire repair equipment and can now repair and, or sell all types of car, truck and farm implement tires.
Besides the new Service Center facilities M & S Co. now manufacture hay hooks. Not just the common ordinary hay hook but left and right hand hay hooks.
That's right, left and right handed hay hooks. They will show you the advantage of using a right handed hook if you are right handed, or vice-versa.
The hooks were originally manufactured, and patented, by Charles Millican's father, Bill Millican, some years back.
Charles Millican and S. J. Douglas invite everyone to stop by and visit the new Service Center and don't forget to ask for a demonstration of the hay hooks.
PTA Open House Tue.
The Celeste Parent Teachers Association will have their regular meeting Tuesday, March 3 at the high school auditorium. Following the meeting there will be open house for all classrooms.
Hog Eye Stew Supper Sat.
A Hog Eye Stew Supper will be held Saturday, February 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The price will be $2.00 which will include stew, pie and a drink.
Come and enjoy fellowship.
Art and Crafts Club
The Arts and Crafts Club will meet Tuesday, March 3 in the home of Mrs. Maggie Martin.
50 YEARS AGO
FEBRUARY 24, 1961
Pink & Blue Shower Honors Mrs. Lacy
Mrs. James David Lacy of Dallas was honoree for a pink and blue shower in the Celeste School Library.
Hostesses for the affair were Mrs. Solon Milton, Mrs. William Harrell, Mrs. Haskell Lafavers and Mrs. R. C. Gilliam.
Mrs. Lacy received many nice gifts.
Celeste Defeated By Alba-Golden In Bi-District Play
Celeste's boys basketball team lost to Alba-Golden in Greenville Tuesday night in a dual for the bi-district championship. The score was 55-38. The winner will compete in the regional tournament in Kilgore this week end.
Celeste had a 13-9 first quarter lead, falling behind 18-26 in the third quarter. Alba-Golden held a 36-31 third quarter lead and Celeste failed to score in the final quarter.
Donnie Evans scored 15 points and Joe Tillerson 10, Pat Terry scored 15 points for Alba-Golden.
Gober School Girl Fatally Injured
Deronda Goodwin, 8 year old third grade student in Gober school, was fatally injured when struck by a car as she darted out from between two school buses at the school Monday about 4 p.m. The child died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in a Bonham hospital from internal injuries.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Wise Funeral Home in Bonham.
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