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Archives 11-24-99

80 Years Ago

November 20,1919 to November 26, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Happy the child who is content to be a child while childhood lasts. Happy the parent who does not force artificial manners, precocious feelings, premature religion.

The Democratic primary is less than two weeks off, but we hear little said about it. Tom Williams, who stands for re-election to the office of assessor, has been declared the nominee, not having any opponent. Will Burgess, Walter Collins and Oliver Matthews are making a pot leg race for sheriff; and Tom Coffman and Charlie Verble are mated in the race for trustee.

Coming Next Saturday Night
To the Dixie Theater, the great special attraction, "The Midnight Partol."
The picture represents a current issue that confronts our Nation by the imigration of the Chinaman into our land. The picture has caused much comment in the large cities. Don't forget the date, Saturday Nov. 29, 1919. Admission, children 15, adults 25.

Turley Knight spent Sunday in Nashville with his uncle, Herman Estes.

Robert Williford is moving to the Bill Ayers farm.

Corn gathering and wheat sowing is about over.

Bedford Reid will move to his farm near Maxwell's Chapel next week.

W.M. Phillips and Ruthie Boles were married last Sunday.

George Hargis and wife are visiting home folks near Hanging Limb.

Miliard Oakley was in town Saturday on business.

Simy Pharis and Cleo Bilyeu joined hands in holy wedlock Sunday.

Lee Brady is building a new house on Fate Carwille's farm.

C.C. Parsons is home from Illinois.

Oscar Story and wife returned to Monterey Sunday.

John and Reubin Reeser went to Nashville last week and brought back two trucks which will be used on the roads.

Miss Rebecca Lee, who has been teaching at Shepherd, returned home Saturday.

Mr. Cherry, who recently bought a farm from B.L. Speck, is remodeling his house.

T.F. Stephens Grocery is in the market for a few fat hogs dressed.

Arthur Williams of Butler's Landing entered school here this week.

Grover Peek of Cookeville was here the first of the week.

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