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80 Years Ago

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70 Years Ago

December 20, 1937
January 1, 1938

Livingston Academy
plays Sparta High School
with 12-12 deadlock

   Sparta High School Warriors and Livingston Academy fought to a 12 to 12 deadlock in an Upper Cumberland Conference battle at Sparta Friday.
    Both squads took the serial bombardment to secure all their touchdowns but were smothered on the extra points.
    Sparta at the offect of the tilt shoved over the first tally when England grabbed a shovel pass. The Cadets came right back to knot the Sparta aggregation six-all as Aimy spared a heave.
    Edwards finished the scoring for Sparta in the second after snatching a pass. T. Stevens took a spiral late in the fourth quarter to romp over with the tying touchdown. Richards, Vaughn, and Goddard, stood out for Sparta.
    Today, beginning at 2 p.m., the Wildcats will engage the Gordoneville High eleven in a match that will virtually determine Academy’s claim to a conference championship, its team having been undefeated by any Upper Cumberland team so far.
    Admission to the game is 25 cents. Everyone is urged to come and support the team.

Julia Cook honored with
87th birthday party at the
home of her son-in-law

   Mrs. Julia Ann Terry Cook was the honor guest at the home of her son-in-law, Lewis K. Bilbrey, of Route 1, on Sunday, November 7, when the eighty-seventh anniversary of birth, November 3, was celebrated by more than 250 people. Two tables 50 feet long had been erected in the front yard which was too small to care for the great number of tables of food prepared by the visitors and her children.
    Mrs. Cook, daughter of Lieut. Elijah W. Terry, was born and reared six miles north of Cookeville, but has been a resident of Hilham community of Overton County since her marriage to John Cook in 1873. She has been quite active, showing kindness to all, and is recognized as an outstanding citizen of her entire community, as well as being the oldest.
    Her father served during the War Between The States, and fought to a surrender with General George G. Dibrell at Washington, Ga., on May 6, 1865. Her husband also served in the Civil War with General Robert E. Lee.
    All her surviving children were present, there being two daughters, two sons, nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
    More than fifty other relatives and friends were also there. The devotional was conducted by James Murphy, a great-great nephew.

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