Washington County News February 3, 1908

Littlefield, AZ, Feb. 3- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Metzger of the big bend`passed through here the 30th, they having just returned from St. George, UT, where they had been to get married. We offer congratulations.

Bishop J.L. Earl and his first counselor, Nephi N. Hunt, have been up from Bunkerville, NV attending to business. They gave us a very interesting talk. Come again.

David Terry and wife are going to leave tomorrow for Terry’s ranch on the Beaver Dam Wash. Mr. Terry will go from there to his new home at Melvill, Millard County, UT.

Samuel Reber Jr. and wife have been to Bunkerville, NV to attend a social given in honor of returning bishop Edward Bunker.

Deputy Sheriff Albert Frehner expects to leave for St. George on the 4th to attend a meeting of the stock association.

Some of our public spirited citizens have been busy making a gravel sidewalk this week. Good work.

Joseph Frehner has been to Santa Clara on special business. This is a case in which the heart is involved.

Miss Millie Frehner, who has been on the sick list for some time is able to be about again.

Joseph Earl of Enterprise, UT passed through here on his way to bunkerville, NV.

Rain, rain and more rain.


Washington County News Feb. 6, 1908

Bunkerville, NV, Feb. 3- Saturday afternoon, the first, a meeting was given in honor of our ex-bishop, Edward Bunker Jr. The time was spent in speeches, songs, recitations, and toasts, and at the close a beautiful watch, chain, and locket was presented to him as a token of the respect and love this people have for him. Altogether we had a glorious time, it also being his 61st. birthday. Bp Bunker has served this people faithfully for 23 years but owing to ill health he wished to resign. In his stead, Joseph I. Earl was chosen with J. Nephi Hunt and Henry D. Leavitt as counselors. With the exception of one bishop, Bp Bunker has served the longest of any bishop in the church.

Our primary school commenced again this month, the third. It has been discontinued a month, caused by the absence of the teacher, Miss Maud Bigler, who has been out to Pioche to the examination.

Mother Nature has decided to give us rain and rain we have had for the last two weeks and it still continues, much to the delight of the farmers and stockmen.

New boys have come recently to James S Abbott and Harmon Witwer and a girl to Jesse Waite.

Isiah Cox has filed on 160 acres of land in Arizona that can be watered by the Bunkerville ditch.

People are plowing up the soil preparing for their summer gardens.



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