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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

August 21, 1919 to August 27, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


We pay 4% on Time Deposits. Farmers Bank, Livingston Tenn.

The suffragettes are having trouble in getting women to register in order to vote in coming elections.

You can't judge a woman's courage by her attitude toward a mouse.

Miss Madge Barnes spent last week in the Nashville market buying goods.

Frank Smith and son and daughter spent part of last week on their farm near Gallatin. They were accompanied by W.C. Deck.

Good heavy shoes - $2.75 and $2.98 the pair. Overton Supply Co.

Due to repair work and painting of school buildings, school will not open until September 15.

Cora Barnes and Forrest Stockton visited homefolks near Livingston last week.

Maud Bilbrey is visiting friends at Crawford.

For kidney and bladder trouble, try "Buchu - Diuretic Elixir." It's guaranteed by Burks Drug Co.

Peaches are plentiful and everybody seems to be canning this week.

Dudley Hunter, of Florida, is visiting his mother and father.

Mable and Sydney Bilbrey are visiting relatives in Cookeville.

The weather is still dry, but everybody seems to be feeling fine.

J.B. Duncan is having a dwelling put up at Taylors X Roads.

With an enrollment of more than a hundred pupils, Allons has a real school.

Courage puts a man over the top. He may be down, but he is never out until he thinks he is.

Herman Reynolds has a calf that put on 335 pounds - 2.8 pounds per day - during a feeding period of 120 days.

Cookville Fair
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 28, 29, & 30
New Premiums, New Attractions, Automobile Shows, and Motorcycle Race,
Soldier Contests, Wild West Shows, Carnivals,Etc.

Careful study has established the fact that mental activity in the human race really begins at twenty-four, but convincing young people of this truth is another proposition.

Perhaps it was Mrs. Jonah who established the custom of branding as fish stories any excuse put up by truant husbands.


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