Looking Back

100 Years

January 24, 1919

Farm Loan Association Elect Officers

The following stock-holders of the Olney National Farm Loan Association were elected member of the Board of Directors at their annual meeting in this city last Tuesday afternoon:

E. V. Kunkel, W. R. Farmer, Herman Keng, A. L. Collins, F. W. Dieter, and W. L. Miller. All of these gentlemen are of Olney except Mr. Collins, whose address is Elbert.

Immediately following the stock-holders meeting the Board met and elected the following officer:

E. V. Kunkel, president.

W.L. Miller, vice president.

Chas. P. Nance, sec’y-treas.

These officers were all re-elected to their former positions.

E. V. Kunkel, W. R. Farmer, and W. C. Collins, of Elbert were re-elected members of the Farm Committee.

Federal Land Bank appraiser will inspect lands monthly from this date instead of quarterly as heretofore. The date fixed for appraisement in this territory is the 22nd of each month or about that date. All Parties interested hereafter in filing application for loans will please take notice of this change and have their applications properly on file with the Secy-Treas. not later than the 15th of the month in order to get quick action.

E. V. Kunkel, Pres.

Chas. P. Nance, Sec’y-Treas.

50 years

January 23, 1969

Annual Chamber Banquet Set Saturday; Wilson To Speak

Justin Wilson, nationally known after dinner speaker and Cajun humorist, will be the featured speaker at the annual Olney Chamber of Commerce banquet at 7 Saturday evening in the Olney High School gymnasium.

A few tickets for the banquet are available from the chamber office. A limit of 600 tickets to the banquet are available and none will be sold at the door the night of the affair. Deadline for purchasing tickets is today (Thursday).

Richard Lunsford, a chamber director, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will introduce out-of-town guest and special guests invited to the banquet. Luther May, outgoing and incoming president, will introduce the officers and directors of the chamber, make his remarks on the progress and plans and introduce the featured speaker. Mrs. Betty Langford, chamber director, will present the special annual awards. Invocation will be made by Rev. Troy Frazier, pastor of the Assembly of God Church and the benediction will be Rev. Clarence J. Hutson, minister of the Southside Baptist Church.

Dinner music will be provided by Edwin Key at the organ. The banquet will be catered by Vance Godbeys of Fort Worth.

Officers and directors of the chamber include May, president; Dwight Hamilton, first vice president; Mrs. Langford, second vice president; Wayne Davis, treasurer; Bud Miller, manager, Mrs. Helen McNutt, office secretary; and Richard Higginbotham, Lunsford, Dave Harris, Don Lassiter, Milton Humphries, Dewayne Strealy, Charles Mitchell and Herb Pettle.

Wilson is making his second appearance as featured speaker in three years. He is a safety consultant by profession, but found several years ago that he could captivate an audience with his ability to project the dialects of his Cajun neighbors.

His humor is “gaw-ronteed” to have everyone in the audience laughing.

Directors will greet the guests attending the banquet and all persons have been asked to use the southwest door of the gymnasium.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374


Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992