CLASS  OF  1952 ~ 50 YEARS  AGO ~ Page 2



squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 4, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The Paris Elks Lodge held an annual rabbit barbecue and initiation. New members of the lodge were Virgil E. Baker Jr., Keith H. Roberts, C.G. Ross, Charles “Chick” King ('50), Guy C. Walker, Baxter Perry, Glen Douglas, Kersey Blackwood, “Buck” Abernathy, Hal Bomar, John Barnett ('35) and James Vincent Jr ('52).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the September 6, 2007 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Robert Adams ('52) of Paris graduated with honors from the Gradwohl School of Labratory Technique in St. Louis. He would be a laboratory technician in Mayfield. Adams, a Grove High School graduate had been instrumental in forming a student council at Grove and was
its first president.

Mrs. Jimmy Vincent, Jr. ('52) and Elizabeth Swinney ('52) honored Amanda Hurdle ('52), bride-elect of Bob Hailey ('52), with a dinner party. An evening of bridge followed dinner. Attending were Anne Nelson ('52), Mrs. Virgil Wall ('45), the honoree and the hostesses.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the  May 24, 2006 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Nine Henry County students graduated from Murray State College. Included were William Marbin Bigham Jr. ('52), Joseph Edward Casey,
Newell Benjamin Dunlap ('52), Mary Amanda Hurdle ('52), James Harry Vincent Jr. ('52), Kathryn Riley Williams,
William Bryant Williams Jr. ('52), Frank Ralph Gallimore and Tilford Lax.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the  May 16, 2006 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Diana Diggs ('52) of Paris was chosen to the honorary society Tassel at Memphis State College. Members were selected on the basis of
service, scholarship and leadership.

Bill Williams ('52) was named outstanding senior boy at Murray State College. A faculty committee made the choice and Williams also
was named one of the outstanding journalism students.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 22, 2006 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Five students from Paris received degrees from the University of   Tennessee in Knoxville: Patsy Hill ('52), Aileen Parkhill, Ann Shivers ('52),
Mary June Smallwood and Paul Douglas Jackson.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the May 3, 2006 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Mittie Jo Ellis ('55), Patsy Hill ('52) and Ann Shivers ('52) were named to the dean's list at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the April 11, 2006 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

June Turner ('52) of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. spent the Easter break here with her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. 0.E. Turner

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From  the  March  15, 2006  Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Robert Don Riley ('52) was named to the regimental staff of the Army ROTC unit at the University of Tennessee. Riley was a Cadet Major.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the October 18, 2005 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Airman First Class Cleland R. Bedwell ('52) was spending a 15-day leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bedwell.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the March 17, 2004  Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

Bill Bigham ('52) of Paris was chosen assistant director of Campus Lights, annual stage production at Murray State College. Other Parisians on the staff would be Bill Williams ('52) and Bill Mann ('53).

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the January 28, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Two Henry County students at the University of Tennessee Martin Branch received honors. Patsy Hill (‘52) was elected Miss UTMB and June Smallwood was named a campus leader.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the October 2, 2003  Edition

"Five Paris Boys -- Bill Bigham ('52), Richard Wall ('53), George Luckey ('53), Billy Mann ('53) and Bill Williams ('52) -- were selected for the Murray State College marching  band."

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the March 6, 2002  Edition

A dancing chorus of Paris beauties would be a part of an upcoming Elks minstrel. In the group were Barbara Boyd, Vi Anne Hudson,
Hilda Reese, Clydean Elmore, Jeanene Marcus and Dixie Adams. The chorus would be under the direction of  Frances Maddox.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the February 27, 2002 Edition

Three members of theTrades and Industry Club at Grove High School placed first in their divisions at contest in Jackson. Billy Michael won spelling, Bill Hailey in extemporaneous speech and Duane Lacy in Current events.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the February 20, 2002 Edition

Honor students were named at Grove High School. On the honor roll were senior Clarice Allen; sophomores Robert Covington, Nancy Matthew's and June Rushing; and freshmen Bobbye Sue Cherry and June Crosser. No juniors were on the list.

A teen rally for the campaign of  Estes Kefauver was postponed by a snowstorm, but plans were made for rescheduling the event. Floyd Berry was the advisor for the group and Mitch Warren Jr. was president.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the February 13, 2002 Edition

A court of honor highlighted Boy Scout Week in Henry County. The court, at First Christian Church, featured the coveted Eagle award being presented to Billy Williams. Tommy Snow, Bobby Dortch and Don McKinnon received merit badges and Jere Moore was awarded First Class rank.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the February 12, 2002 Edition

The Westminster Guild of First Presbyterian Church met with Diana Diggs on Highland Street. Mrs. Robin Eaker met with the following girls: Mary and Alice Meals, Phyllis and Sylvia* McEvoy, Diana Diggs, Betty Cowan and Diana Rhodes.
*Class of 1954

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the January 24, 2002  Edition

The annual inter-class contest was held at Grove High School, when students competed  in speech performance. Sophomore Robert Covington won in oratorical declamation, senior Diana Diggs took first place in dramatic declamation, and freshman Dan Bundy topped the field in humorous declamation.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the January 2, 2002  Edition

An annual Grove High School Thespian banquet was held at the Governor's Room of the Greystone Hotel. Robert Covington entertained with piano music and Tom Minor and Gardner Rhea gave a humorous debate. Diana Diggs was Thespian president.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the November 15, 2001  Edition

The Henry High School chapter of the Future Homemakers of America elected officers:
President was Ann Williams, Others were Nona Faye Robertson, Lenesta Martin, Shirley Ann Bucy, Betty Jane Perry, Rufalene Hastings,
Ruthie Alexander¹, Ann Townsend, Martha Dowdy, Linda Ann Provine, Jean McBride and Mary Lou Kemp.
¹ Ruthie was an earlier member of the Class of '52.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 19, 2001  Edition

Mary Beth Morris' English class at Grove High School was given an assignment to write essays concerning some of the history of Henry County. A work by Sarah Nealon was published in the Post Intelligencer. It told of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest bivouacking on the front lawn of  Will Blanton on Dunlap Street before his famous raid on Johnsonville. Blanton was temporary employed by Forrest as a guide to Paris Landing.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 17, 2001  Edition

The Paris Junior League All-Stars were preparing to open their season at Big Sandy. Team Members were Donald Laster, Dickie Reynolds, Ed Tayloe, James Turner, Connie Greer, Bobby Underwood, Jimmy Kimmons, Billy Johnson, Bobby Spaulding, Billy Mann, Jerald Hill, Teddy Janes, Elray Stockdale and Charles Fowlkes.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 8, 2001 Edition

Senior and Intermediate Departments of first Methodist Church presented a Christmas play, "Why the Chimes Rang." The cast included John Evans, Mickey Norman, Billy Mann, Mac Luckey, Tommy Higgs, Franklin Cates, Elizabeth Swinney, Gerald Sykes, Gale Guthrie, Maurice Fields and Sarah Nealon.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the November 21, 2001 Edition

Grove football captain Max Williams and co-captain Don Laster were pictured before the homecoming game with Martin placing a crown on Amanda Hurdle, the 1951 Grove Football Queen.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the October 23, 2001 Edition

The senior young people of the Presbyterian Church enjoyed a canasta party in the home of  Diana Diggs. Others present were Jack Lasater, Billy Bigham, Jimmy Key, Betty Cowan, Sylvia McEvoy* and Bill Williams.
*Class of 1954

And... Who would expect to find Jack's dad in the same edition, in the 75 YEARS AGO feature:
Seven men received degrees in the Paris Chapter 129, Royal Arch Masons. Included were Ray Williams, C.T. Pardue, J.P. Lasater, Jr., Wendell Roberts, H.A. Carter, Lee Collins and John Porter Thompson.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 21, 2001 Edition

The Grove Blue Devils edged a stubborn McKenzie team 13-12 in the season football opener before 2000 fans. Billy Michael, 120-pound wingback, skipped six yards around left end for the opening score and Jack Lasater rambled 56 yards off tackle for the clincher.

And in the same Edition...
A sports page sketch on Grove Blue Devil blocking back Bobby Hailey said the 130-pound senior, "red headed and freckled faced," took the ribbing from his teammates for his size but was as "hard as a scalybark hickory nut," and refused to back down from any opponent.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the August 23, 2000 Edition

Mitchum Warren and Anne McGehee won the boys and girls singles tennis championships at the city courts. Warren outlasted Jack Lasater 6-3, 6-3; while Miss McGehee skipped over Elizabeth Ann Swinney 6-1, 6-1.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the August 4, 1997 Edition       

Fay Underwood was honored with a birthday party at her home in the James Monroe Apartments. Refreshments were served to Sylvia Wilson, Mary Ann Coursey, Patty Wright, Reginia Underwood, Barbara and Loretta Underwood, Robert Adams, Billy Mustain, Jimmy McGehee, J.D. Underwood Jr. and Curtis Freeman.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the June 3, 1983 Edition

Births announced: Mr. and Mrs. Porter Manning, Route 7, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Petty, Cottage Grove, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Chilcutt, Buchanan, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. James Dancy, 208  East Wood Street, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Snow, Hudson Avenue, a daughter Delores Jeanette.


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