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Archives 05-28-2003






Livingston Academy graduation held Friday
Congressman Gordon's field representative to visit
Memorial Day ceremony held on Livingston square


Livingston Academy graduation held Friday

Rachel Smith/OCN staff

Livingston Academy graduates of the Class of 2003 celebrate with the traditional toss of the cap at the conclusion of graduation ceremonies held Friday, May 17. Parents, family, and friends of the almost 180 graduating seniors packed the Livingston Academy gymnasium to watch the class receive their diplomas.

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Congressman Gordon's field representative

U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon is sending his mobile congressional office to Livingston on Thursday, June 5.

"My field representative Billy G. Smith will be at the Overton County Senior Citizens Center at 9 a.m. to meet with those who need help with the federal agency or who would like to talk about their concerns," Gordon said. "This helps me stay in touch with Overton County, and it makes it easier for people to keep in touch with me.

"Since coming to Congress, I have worked hard to ensure Middle Tennessee residents have a strong voice in their government. My mobile congressional office is one more way for me to find out what's on your mind and help those needing to cut through government red tape. Helping is one of the most important parts of my job. My staff and I will always do our best to assist you," the congressman added.

No appointment is necessary to meet with Gordon's representative.



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Memorial Day ceremony held on Livingston square

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Christian Brown reads the names on the veterans monument on the courthouse square moments before Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26.


This year's Memorial Day program, held on Livingston's town square, was, as always, a magnificent event to honor all of those who have served the country, as well as those who are currently serving in the U.S. military. Despite unusually cold temperatures, many people turned out for the event.

The event featured a wreath- laying, as well as a 21-gun salute by local VFW Post 5062.

Also, Mindy Davis, daughter of Joe Davis and Billie Akers, was crowned the 2003 Poppy Queen by last year's Poppy Queen, Brandi Keisling.

The national anthem, as well as America the Beautiful, was performed by Sarah Dingwall.

The keynote speaker for the event was Chaplain Jim Rennell.

A gold star mother pin was presented to Mrs. Ruth Hicks by Anna Ruth Qualls.

This year's closing prayer was given by Pete Peterman. At 94, Peterman is Overton County's oldest living veteran.


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