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80 Years Ago


ABrief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Steve Smith spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Smith of Livingston. Steve is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Mrs. Roy Keisling is ill in the Lady Ann Hospital.
Mrs. Florence Chilton was in Livingston on Saturday.
Shirley Gillentine of Hilham visited Mrs. Florence Chilton and Mrs. Hattie Ray in Allons this weekend.
Toy Lee of Hilham has moved to B.B. Garret’s farm.
Mrs. Wade Ray has returned home from Vanderbilt Hospital and is much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wisner were in Celina on Saturday.
Duncan Reese has been on the sick list, but is better.
T.L. Chilton visited Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ray this weekend.
Walter Dickerson visited Tom Hall on Sunday.
Mrs. Ida Davis who has been sick for some time is improving.
Spud Ledbetter has rented Artford Mayberry’s farm.
Mrs. Glee Fletcher has been on the sick list, but is better.
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Fletcher were in Livingston one day last week.
Mrs. Eva Burkes has improved after an illness.
Several from Allons will attend court in Livingston this week.
Elbert Neely of Timothy was in Livingston on Saturday.
Virgil Bilbrey is improving.
FALL: Season of the year when a straight A student is rated below the split T quarterback.         
Rosie Thompson is in the General Hospital in Nashville.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ray have been sick for some time, but are slowly improving.
Benton Hall is visiting his son Claude Hall in Indiana.
Mrs. Lorene Gentry is much better.
L. Bilbrey is better after being sick for some time.
Overton Real Estate Transfers: J.C. Ferrill and wife, to Katherine Sells, eight lots in Livingston. Mrs. Eula Ledbetter, to J.C. Ferrill and wife, a farm in the 6th District. Artie Hodges and wife, to Frank Twyman, 7-8 acres in the 6th District. Castle Garrett, Register.
Pickett County High School News: The annual staff finished their work on the school annual for distribution March 15. Norma Rich and Jane Smith ate supper with Nancy Vianna Keisling Friday Night. Margaret Rich is sporting a new hair-do. Col. Maurice Haste of Tennessee Tech visited Pickett County High School Friday. He is helping with the Music Festival to be held in our county. The Byrdstown Bobcats had a split decision in their games with Red Boiling Springs last Friday Evening. Scores were: P.C.H.S. Girls: 41. Red Boiling: 35. P.C.H.S. Boys: 48. Red Boiling: 53.
“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.” Blaise Pascal.


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