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Jim uncovers Hooterville newsletter ca. 1964, he says
A note to readers: This looks real enough, doesn't it? Most will know. The masterful work of literature is presented here for your enjoyment, with one certainty, we can vouch for sure that, 'Yes Virginia, there really is a Hooterville Road in Adair County, Kentucky, USA, Planet Earth, smack dab east of and near the Center of the Universe.' -CM
After hours of delving into dusty old newspapers and clippings thereof, I found only one reference to Hooterville in a yellowed, undated clipping, possibly - probably - from the early to mid 1960s.
I am not at all certain though that this is the Hooterville to which Mr. Robertson referred, as a line mostly obliterated by a crease appears to read "The World Guardian, S. Drucker, Editor."
Just in case, however, this is the Hooterville of Eastern Adair County, not far removed from Santo, I have transcribed the clipping for the edification of all interested parties.
Hooterville community newsletter (ca. 1964)
Drucker's General Store is laying in a fine stock of spring goods. We're mighty lucky to have a fine merchant like Mr. Drucker in our midst.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Douglas have recently removed to the Haney old place, just outside Hooterville. We welcome them to our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Ziffel and son, Arnold, recently visited relatives in Pixley.
Mrs. Kate Bradley and her lovely daughters, Billie Jo, Betty Jo and Bobbie Jo, were visitors in our town Friday past and shopped at Drucker's. Mrs. Bradley reported that Uncle Joe Carson's double-detached slipped disc is acting up again.
Eb Dawson bought of Mr. Haney a truck load of postholes, price unknown.
Mr. Oliver W. Douglas was in town one day last week to consult with Mr. Kimble, our county agent. It is unknown where Mr. Kimble was at the time.
This correspondent has just learned the entire Ziffel clan has come down with swine flu.
Our efficient carpenters, Alf and Ralph Monroe, are installing a front door for Mr. and Mrs. Douglas. The completion date is unknown.
Charley Pratt and Floyd Smoot started to Pixley a few days ago but got derailed. What happened, boys?
The Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department Band has perfected playing "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight."
Sarah Hotchkiss Trendell, our telephone operator, is now certified to place and receive long distance calls.
Arnold Ziffel won the county-wide spelling bee for the third year in a row. Arnold is a fine boy.
Success to the Guardian!Thanks to "Jim" for this delightful work of fiction (or is it?) -CM
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