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Archives 05-03-2011

A Brief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Five Pickett Countians were in the group of 125 or more at the sessions of the Good Roads Rally held in Cookeville on Thursday. They were Everett Asberry, W.M. Huddleston, Hiram Armstrong, Glen Koger, and Benton Harding.
An all day Pickett County singing at Bloomington will be held Sunday. Musical groups from a large area of Kentucky and Tennessee will perform. A free lunch is being provided for all those who attend the singing. Floyd Smith of Midway is chairman of the Pickett Singing Convention.
Mrs. Allyne Clark has arrived in Livingston to assist the Fire Department in presenting “Hometown Jubilee” in the L.A. auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Carole Ledbetter will play Dinah Shore. Clay Holman will be Bing Crosby. Clay Masters will play the part of Toby, who comes to see Bob Hope. Six girls from the high school will compose a singing and dancing group. A contest in conjunction with the show will be held to select Little King and Queen of Hometown Jubilee. Anyone wishing to enter their child in this contest call Mrs. E.B. Gray Jr. at her home or the store. Voting jars and pictures of candidates will be placed in various places in town. The fireman hope that every person in town will buy a ticket as the equipment is badly needed. The show promises to be one of the best local talent productions seen in recent years.
Four teenage boys have been apprehended and charged with breaking into three Byrdstown businesses last week. It is reported that when the Highway Patrol officer went to arrest the boys he found them already in the custody of the Fentress County sheriff with similar burglaries in Jamestown. All the boys are Fentress County residents.
Mrs. D.E. Benson has announced Monday as the final meeting of the school year for the Livingston Parent-Teachers Association. The meeting will be held in the Livingston Grammar School Auditorium at 2:30 p.m.
Millard V. Oakley will be installed as president of the Livingston Jaycees along with new state officers at the annual dinner to be held in the Livingston Academy cafeteria Tuesday. Oakley will succeed Tim Pangle as president. Carvel Cope and Ralph Masters are new vice presidents, Ralph Dotson, secretary, and Grover Brown, treasurer.
A musical recital will be given at Allons School Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited. Mrs. Homer Robinson.
Mrs. Elizabeth Twyman of Livingston will assume her duties as nurse with the Overton County Health Department on Monday. For the past two months, she has been taking a refresher course in public health at Bledsoe County Health Department in Pikeville.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
Mohandas Gandhi.

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

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