This Week in Canton History

Feb. 23, 1961: Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Pruitt will be honored at open house Sunday, Feb. 26, at their home in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Pruitt was born in New Marker, Ala. and came to Texas in 1904. Mrs. Pruitt, the former Sarah Hobbs, was born at Martin Mill. They were married Feb. 26, 1911. They have resided in Canton since 1914. Mr. Pruitt is a retire mail carrier, having served as carrier on Route 3, Canton for 39 years. Hosts for the reception will be their children Dr. B. H. Pruitt, of Athens and Mrs. W. W. Ashworth of Mineola.

This and That -This issue of the Canton Herald is dedicated to the Canton Future Farmers of America…We would like to join other Canton firms in extending to D. D. Mitchell and his VA boys our hearty congratulations for the splendid work that is being done in our school…Just keep up the good work!

Since the Canton Chapter of Future Farmers of America received their charter, they have had five Loan Star Farmers.

Howard B. Heard, Jr. was the first one from Canton to receive this award in 1948-49 and he is working for Abbott and Pritchett Tax Evaluating Company. The second to receive his award was Jordan Heard in 1952, attending college at Commerce. Jerry Chambless received the award in 1959 and is now working in Dallas. Billy Whitton and Ronnie Phillips received it in 1960 and or stillness attending school in Canton. Billy Mack plans to go to work in Dallas, and Ronnie plans to attend Sam Houston State College in Huntsville.

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