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80 Years Ago

Archives 12-14-2005

70 Years Ago


December 7 - December 13, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Posse Searches Woods For Miner's Murderer
With feeling running high here, Deputy Sheriff Robert Ledbetter and posse took to the woods Wednesday armed with a warrant for the arrest of a man believed to have been the slayer of Lawrence Winningham, 19, miner.

Winningham's body was found Tuesday morning. A shotgun, said to have been borrowed by the man sought, was reported to have been found near Winning-ham's body.


Wayne Ramsey has moved to his farm in Okolona.

Miss Eunetta Andrews of Rickman spent last week with Misses Ethelene and Annadean Copeland.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harris and daughters and Millard Harris of Coal Creek have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Harris.

The Rev. H.C. Grieger, of near Alpine, preached here last Sunday.

Haskell Copper, of near Algood, visited Mr. and Mrs. Burr Qualls Saturday.

Misses Ethelene Copeland and Erma Hammonds were joint hostesses for a miscellaneous shower Saturday for Mrs. Will Carr who teaches here.

Rockford Spicer has moved from Burr Qualls' farm to Dr. Qualls' farm.

John Dishman has moved to the house recently vacated by Andrew Flatt.


Home Economics Club Held Meeting Recently
The Home Economics Club met to reorganize and officers were elected as follows:

Ada Dean Brown, President, Ruth Crabtree, Vice President, Loverta Lollar, Treasurer, and Jeannette Julian, Secretary.

The initiation was planned and those wishing to become members met Monday night, Dec. 9th. There were 22 new members who were very effectively initiated. The club was late in getting organized this year but expects a successful year.



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