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Archives 06-16-2010


The last fire call for a burning house was March 10, more than three months ago. The lapse in fires might be the prevention program carried out in Livingston Grammar School. Livingston Fire Chief E.B. Gray Jr. said, “Much credit must go to the youngsters who even cause adults to be more careful about fire hazards.” Junior Ledbetter, Joe Frost, Ralph Masters, Paul Johnson and Fire Chief Gray received credit cards for attending fire fighting school.
Livingston Shirt Factory will resume full production before the end of June. Manager Louis Badami said as many as 100 more workers are required at once.
The following officers were installed by Overton County Lions Club Tuesday, June 19 at the Overton Motel: President, Raleigh Needham; First Vice President, W.E. Linder; Second Vice President, C.C. Parsons Jr.; Third Vice President, Bedford McDonald; Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Fred T. White. Tail Twister, Clois Winningham; Lion Tamer, Vasco Bilbrey; Directors, C. Ward Brown, Rev. Robert H. Spain and Dr. Wynn Easterly.
Matilda Lee, 81, of the Oak Grove community of Clay County, died of a heart attack at the home of her brother-in-law Luke Goad, Friday morning, June 8. Bro. C.E. Burnette conducted services at the home Saturday morning. Burial was at Clementsville Cemetery. Miss Lee is survived by sister, Mrs. Luke Goad of Red Boiling Springs, Route 2. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.
Mrs. Thomas Drake, counselor for the intermediate Byrdstown Girl’s Auxiliary and her group, Judy Crouch, Nellie Sue Crouch, Barbara and Nancy Bilbrey are attending Camp Linden this week.
Etta White, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Houston Wright of Monroe Route 1, and Doyle Savage, son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Savage of Monroe, were married at the home of Bro. Ralph Prather in Livingston Saturday afternoon, June 9.
Only one birth, Teddy Eugene, boy of Mr. and Mrs. Teddy E. Aaron, was registered during May in Pickett County.
Rosetta Means Poore died June 15, at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 7 days. Thomas Kerns and Benton Smith conducted services Sunday afternoon, June 17 at her home in Livingston. Burial was in the Smyrna Cemetery in Pickett County. Mrs. Poore was born December 8, 1870. She married Sam Poore June 20, 1903. Five children were born to this union, two died in infancy. Those surviving are Henry of Detroit, Eva and Nellie of Livingston. She was a member of the Christian Church, making her confession when 21 years of age.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up that makes us rich. --- H.W. Beecher.


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