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80 Years Ago

Archives 04-15-2009

70 Years Ago

Local Happenings
Mrs. Ruth Cobb is visiting relatives here.

Roy Elton Bennett spent Tuesday with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Johnson.

John Thompson and daughters spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Buren Brown.

Mrs. Joan Lane and daughter Nola, were in Livingston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Corbett Smith are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Ruth Brown Bilyeu spent Monday night with Mary Ruth Johnson.

Julienne Copeland and Etta Lou Ayers wee in Livingston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlis Langford of Albany, Ky, were in Hilham Sunday.

Miss Myrtie Brown, Verble Bilyeu, Marie and Earl Huffine were in Hilham
Sunday visiting friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Maxwell visited Mr. and Mrs. Jess Farmer Sunday.

Ruth Chapel
For the information of some who may not know exactly where Ruth Chapel is located, we’ll say it is about one mile west of West Livingston, on Route No. 4, and in the fork of Highway No. 85, passing Hilham, and the gravelled road to Windle.

Mrs. Ernest Reed, who has recently had measles, is also reported ill otherwise.

Carlie Brown has gone to Robertson to engage in work.

Miss Laura Bledsoe is engaged in public work at Livingston.

Former squire Fred Tayes of Windle and his wife, passed through here Wednesday evening to attend the closing exercises of Livingston Academy, when his daughter, Wania, graduated.

County Judge, L.D. Bohannon, who has been a very ill man the last few weeks, is gradually improving. His son, Bird W. Bohannon and Mrs.

Bohannon, of New York, who have been visiting him, returned to their home Thursday. His son, Howard Bohannon and Mrs. Bohannon, and two little sons of McAllen, Texas, arrived a few days ago. His daughter, Geneva Bohannon, who is employed in Nashville, has been with him. Also his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Bohannon and son, Shirley, Jr. of Nashville, were here Sunday. Mrs. Bohannon is a sister of Judge Neal of Nashville, and a former teacher here in Livingston Academy. She is now principal of a leading school in or near Nashville.

Overton Board
Tucker, principal; Arlie Poston, Elizabeth Myers, Jesse Davis, Callie Fivash, Robbie Lee Goolsby, Lyda Speck, Thomas Parragin, Lucille Windham and Margaret Mofield.

Allons, Malilar Harris, Margaret Miller, Bonzie Spurrier and Martha Stewart; Fairview, Ruth Lee Mitchell, Mrs. Bonnie Bilbrey and Clara Broom; Fiske Academy, Pearl Ayers, Bill Boles, Rita Little and Nola Lane; Oak Grove, Cleto Hill, Pearl Bilyeu, and Bertha Dillon: Alpine, Edgar Hancock, Alline Winton, Grace McDonald and Florence Mullins; Wirmingham, Wilba Austin, Glennis Dishman and Beulah Clark.

Teachers for the Livingston Academy and the Alpine Institute were not selected.

Fire Destroys Amon Austin’s Barn, Contents
The barn of Amon Austin of the 16th district of Putnam county was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night. Four cows, two mules and 70 bushels of corn in the barn burned, also farm implements valued at $1,000 were destroyed. There was no insurance to cover the loss.

Bible Conference meets at Gainesboro

The Gainesboro Baptist Church is sponsoring a Bible Conference May 8-13/inclusive; the object being to encourage Bible study; and to promote fellowship and love among the leaders and members in general. The principal speaker for the week is Dr. C.F. Clark of Chattanooga. He has been one of the leading Baptist pastors there for many years. Leading pastors, laymen, and women of Enon, Wiseman, Stone, Stockton Valley and Riverside Associations are expected to be present and take part in the discussions.

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ton, Tennessee 38570
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