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70 Years Ago

April 4- April 10, 1936
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Marriage licenses issued for March ╩
Twenty marriage licenses were issued by H.C. Swallows, county court clerk for Overton County, for the month of March. They are as follows: ╩ ╩

Willie H. Weens and Nellie Ogletree, Preston P. Gore and Bessie L. Key, Sevier Padgett and Margaret Sisco, Cecil Duncan and Sarah Looper, Harlis Reeder and Pauline Roberts, John Dennis and Pearl Johnson, Herman Hutchinson and Beulah Roam, Palo Dennie and Ruby Sells, Casper C. Rangley and Thelma Beaty, Mose Ledbetter and Hallie Holman, Dewey Conaster and Eunice Threet, Hershell Ray and Ressie Qualls, Mahue Crabtree and Eunice Hammock, Wilie Cates and Fannie Roark, Jessica Sidwell and Auda Cates, Rile Brown and Jossie Hawkins, Hooper Stone and Mable Hall, Levi Campbell and Grace Clark, Clarence Miller and Millie Martin, and Fred Maynord and Lola Hunter.


Three-act comedy drama set for May 1st
"The Blundering Herd", a comedy-drama in three acts, will be presented in the high school auditorium here on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., by the junior class of Livingston Academy. ╩ ╩

The cast is composed of the following students: Donald Qualls, Robert Matthews, Dick Mitchell, Thomas Julian, Bill Estes, Johnnie Marie Averitt, Milliscent Almonrode, James Myers, Mary Alice Jernigan, Earsy Bilbrey, and Lucille Murphy.


Crawford road to be reconditioned with gravel
Twenty-three car loads of gravel have been received for the reconditioning of the road from Monterey to Crawford. Ten car loads are being unloaded at Monterey, ten at Love Joy, and three at Crawford. ╩ ╩

The road is in very bad condition, caused by winter freeze and heavy traffic. ╩ ╩

Mr. Allen, highway engineer, reports that before the gravel is put on the road, he will re-ditch╩ and prepare the road bed. He expressed hopes of getting more gravel before next winter, because twenty-three car loads are not sufficient to hold the road with the heavy traffic. This road accomodates several small coal mines and heavy trucks are a continuous line when the coal season is on.


Mrs. Silas Smith dies at her home
Mrs. Silas Smith, of Tinsley Bottom, died at her home. She is survived by her husband, several children, and granchildren. ╩

Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery Monday, April 6.


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