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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago


April 29, 1920 to May 5, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Air Castles are sometimes profitable ventures. For the man who does not dream seldom achieves.

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Sweat, of Oak Grove, spent Sunday with Mrs. Sweat's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Linder, at Monroe.

Mrs. Luther Lewis has rheumatism and is unable to work.

Miss Etchell Ledbetter spent part of last week with her uncle, J.C. Ledbetter, at Olga.

A.J. Winningham died at his home near Eagle Creek Tuesday morning after several days sickness. He leaves a wife and several children. Some time ago Mr. Winningham had a splinter to stick into his hand, from which blood poison resulted.

Farmers are about done planting corn.

Billie Buck's children have diphtheria, but are not dangerously sick at the present.

Miss Josie Hunter is visiting her cousin, J.A. Hunter, at Willow Grove.

Born to J.T. Garrett and wife on the 5th, a boy.

Gattis Liver Pills is one of the finest Liver Pills on the market. 25 cents, Ray Burks, Druggist.

"Aunt" Serena West, who has been living with Mrs. F.G. Bilbrey, has gone to spend the summer at the home of Fletcher Bilbrey near Olga.

Dr. Qualls reports a girl baby at the home of John Daniel and one at John Deck's at Henard.

Dr. Capps reports a new girl at the home of Irwin Eldridge.

Take Gattis Worm Oil - The worm oil with a reputation - 713 worms from a 3 year old child is its record. The one they all buy. Price 25 cents. Ray Burks, Druggist

Mrs. T. Gillentine is reported very sick at her home near Monroe.

Mrs. Etta Bullock and children spent Sunday with her uncle, Sam Beasley, at Nettle Carrier.

Sid Hudson, the insurance man from Algood, was here this week.

As a sequel to the accidental killing of little Edmond Taylor a few days ago, the City Council has passed an ordinance prohibiting the carrying of a loaded gun within 250 yards of any building. Boys under fifteen years of age are prohibited, by the ordinance, from carrying or firing a gun within the town.


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