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80 Years Ago


A Brief Review of 1934 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Horace G. Loftis, of near Rickman, was in town Monday on business.
Orlan Bilbrey, who has been in the CCC camps, has returned home.
Mrs. Read, mother of E.B. Gray, is able to out again.
Callie Gunnels spent Sunday with home folks near Oakley.
Jewel Wisner, of near Allen’s Chapel, was the week-end guest of Beulah and Edna Read.
Mr. and Mrs. Winston Ledbetter have moved to the Addison Bilbrey property on Spring Street.
Turley Oakley and Lois Qualls returned to Milligan College Monday.
Mrs. James Dodd, who spent Christmas here with her mother, Mrs. Charlie Reagan, has returned home to Cleveland.
Chancery Court convened in regular term Monday, Chancellor Ernest H. Boyd presiding. At the request of the entire bar, the docket was continued because of the condition of the courthouse, which is under repair by the CWA, and will not be in usable condition for several weeks.
ODD BUT TRUE: Feet have as many racial characters as faces have.
Mrs. Milton Gunnels and children, of near Wirmingham, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Paul.
Norman and Lester Poston were in the Falling Water community on business Thursday.
Mape Brown, of Hilham, is ill.
Grover Masters is nearing completion of his barn.
Will Hawkins and family are sick with the measles.
Simmie Farris has moved back to his farm in Hilham.
Rancy Garrett gave a party last week.
Sid Eldridge has built a chimney.
Arrested for desertion, John Carreton, of Chicago, said he left home because his wife was a “Holy Terror.”
Fate Garrett, of Monterey, was in town Monday bird hunting.
The small child of Mr. and Mrs. Keeton Garrett is much better.
Juanita and Cousa Willo Gore visited Zola Hill last Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hill, of Happy Hollow, on January 1, a baby girl.
The new 1934 Chevrolet with “knee-action” wheels, 80-horsepower “Blue Streak” engine, streamlined body and an imposing list of improvements and refinements is on display in Livingston at the Chevrolet dealers’ showrooms, Bilbrey Motor Company.
Evie Tucker is reported very ill.
Louise Ray visited at Allons Sunday.
The newest canned delicacy is rattlesnake meat. It sells for $4.50 a pound.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Swallows, of Copeland Cove, visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald, of Liberty, Saturday night.
Ray Bilbrey is driving the Livingston Academy school bus for Leland Allred at present.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Watkins is improving.
The Freedonia Community had a pie supper Saturday night.
Amon Speck, W.E. Allred, and Calvin McDonald have been hunting on Gullet Mountain for the past two days.
“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” Babe Ruth.

(Readers are welcome to email columnist at northcountylines@gmail.com)

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