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From the May 27, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Diplomas were presented to 60 seniors at Grove High School's 47th annual commencement. A group discussion included Frank Mason, Larry McGehee, Patricia Muzzall, Gaynelle McClain, Gayle Guthrie, Dorothy Jean Owen, Ramelle Grace and Peggy Odom. Robert Covington was valedictorian and Nancy Matthews salutatorian. (All listed are Seniors, Class of 1954.)
The eighth-grade class of 115 members at Atkins-Porter School was entertained with a party at the city auditorum. Mrs. L.F. Wahl was chairman, assisted by Mmes. W.H. Carter, Winifred Lee, Aaron Brown and Jack Hamilton.
From the May 27, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
About 45 students were enrolled for summer school at Atkins-Porter. Tutition would be $24 for the full summer's curriculum. Teachers would be Mrs. J.Q. Adams, Perry Alexander and Grace French Hatler.
From the May 18, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Pupils of the Osage School presented a one-act play. " Not Quite Perfect." The cast included Ethel Rose Rushing, Linda Lemonds, Betty Sue Clark, Joel Clark, Darrell Lemonds, Janice Wade, Mary Ruth Hill and Jerry Clark.
From the May 18, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
A play, " I Love Lucy," was presented by Grove High School students under the direction of Ruby Krider. Lead roles were played by Allen "Bubba" Myrick as Ricky Arnaz and Helen Kibbons ('56) as Lucy. Others in the cast were Joseph Nairon ('56), Jimmy Williams ('55), Jane Burke ('56), Nancy Adams ('56), Bobby Glover ('57) and Leon Ridgeway ('57).
From the May 11, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Robert Covington ('54) was named Valedictorian of the Grove High School Class of 1954. He had a four-year average of 96.75. Nancy Matthews ('54) was Salutatorian with an average of 95.87. The class consisted of 64 seniors.
From the May 11, 2004 Editiion ~ 75 YEARS AGO
For the first time in school history, the two top graduates at Grove High School were boys. Paul Crosswy was Valedictorian and Malcolm Pierce Salutatorian from a group of 54 graduates. In previous years, girls had taken most top honors.
From the May 6, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Bobby Glenn Scott was named Valedictorian of the graduating class at Henry High School. He had a four year average of 93.67. Salutatorian was Ruby Lee Crosser with an average of 93.49.
From the May 6, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
Grove Boulevard was being beautified by students of the school. Boys were busy with shovels and hoes planning a solid border of blue irises along both sides of the walk to the school and all around the building. They were working under the bossmanship of agriculture teacher Charles Pardue. Pearl Routon had donated all of the iris roots. The Delphian Society had initiated the project.
From the May 4, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Principal Julian Brewer announced names of honor students at Cottage Grove High School. Valedictorian of the graduating class would be Wynelle Hart, with a four-year average of 96.06. Salutatorian was Alice Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barrett, with an average of 95.34. The class consisted of 13 graduates.
From the April 15, 2004 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO
After 43 years in Coaching Henry County High School girls assistant basketball coach Lamar Roberts announced she would retire after one more year. She was awarded a special presentation and flowers by the team.
From the April 15, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
A group of Grove High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. Included were Gail Ridgeway ('55), Gayle Guthrie ('54), Jo Ann Gaddy ('55), Patsy Mustain ('54), Dorothy Owen ('54), Winnie Prince ('54), Patricia Muzzall ('54), Gaynelle McClain ('54), Dan Bundy ('55), David Brown ('54), Franklin Cate ('54), Frank Littleton ('54), Jim Key ('55) and Diana Rhodes ('55).
From the April 6, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
Emmett Pritchett, a vocational agriculture student of Charles Pardue at Grove High School, made a profit of $333 on his sweet potato crop. Pardue and Pritchett followed sound rules of fertilizing, planting in new soil and treating plants before setting out with corrosive bichloride of mercury to prevent black rot.
From the March 25, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
The annual Grove High School Ye Olde Ministerial was ready for a two-night performance at the city auditorium. Robert Covington ('54) would be the interlocutor. End men included Frank Mason ('54), Larry McGehee ('54), James Turner, Dan Bundy ('55), Gerald Hill ('55), Dan Brown ('54), Warren Brown ('54) and Charles Franklin ('55). End women were Nancy Norman ('54), Donna Veazey ('54), Barbara Brown ('55), Nancy Ledsinger, Becky McClain ('56) and Ruth Futrell ('56).
From the March 15, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
The Alethian Society of Grove High School presented a musical comedy at the Strand Theater in McKenzie. The event was under the direction of Ruby Cloys Krider, expression teacher at Grove.
From the March 15, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
Grove High School basketball coach Charles Wilson started spring practice. Captain of the team would be Albert Snow. Among veterans returning to the squad were Neil Andrews, Ted Snow, Malcolm Pierce, Joe Sensing and Jimmie Mansfield.
From March 24, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Joy Norwood ('55), sponsored by the Pleasant Hill community club, was the first entrant in a beauty review to be held in conjunction with the World's Largest Fist Fry in April. She was a junior at Grove High School and president of the Future Homemakers of America.
From March 24, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Grove High School senior Larry McGehee ('54) was awarded a Tennessee State scholarship to Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky.
From 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 staff were Bill Williams (52) and Bill Mann ('53).
From the March 17, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
A trio of Paris beauties were among a large cast practicing for the annual "Ye Olde Tyme Minstrel," presented by the Grove High School students under direction of Clem and Ruby Krider. In the vocal trio were Jean Caldwell ('54), Linda Adams ('56) and Sue Beth Crews ('54).
From the March 17, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
Professor C. U. Matthews, principal of E.W. Grove Henry County High School for six years, resigned to accept a position as schools superintendent in Newnan, Georgia. He said he only accepted the post because it was a larger field and he could return to the state of his nativity.
From the March 5, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
The Grove Blue Devilettes whipped Trezevant, 46-43, to take the District 28 basketball trophy at the Grove gym. Patsy Mustain ('54) scored 22 points for the winners. In the boy's contest, Trezevant beat Grove 67-48. Gordon Taylor of Trezevant dropped in 30 points to bring his season total to 970, a new state record, surpasing Humboldt's Doug Atkins with 944 in 1949.
From the March 5, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
An annual Grove High School inter-class contest was won by a senior and a junior. All four classes were represented in the specach competition. Senior winner was Nelom Jackson ('30), son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson of India, and junior Elione McCutchan ('29), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCutchan of Head Street, was the second winner. The event was held at the Capitol Theater.
From the February 19, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Grove High School classes were dismissed early to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of teacher Mary Lou Diggs, who had died at the age of 61. Born in the Palestine community, she had taught at Grove since 1934. Survivors include two sisters, Sarah Diggs, a teacher in Belle Grade, Florida, and Corinne Diggs, society editor of the Post-Intelligencer.
the February 19, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
A.D. (Dickie) Sensing ('50) was assigned to the USS Burton Island off the west coast with headquarters in San Diego. The ship would make two trips annually to the north pole.
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.
From the February 5, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
The Chi Rho and Christian Youth Fellowship of First Christian Church were observing youth week. Frank Mason III (54) had charge of the evening worship service and Larry McGehee (54) was speaker. Nancy Myrick (53) and Ann Corbett (54) also participated in the service.
From the February 6, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Amy Martin (55), Gayle Ridgway (55) and Ruth Futrell (55) hosted a pary in honor of Mary Ellen Mischke (55) on her 17th birthday. Guests received at the Martin home included Betty Jo Johnso (55), Betty Gayle Ross (55), Sidney Boone (55), Wright Pillow (54), Dan Bundy (55), Tippy Dennis (55), Maurice Field (56), Teresa Owens (55), Bobby Dortch (55), Eloise Berry (55), Ed Tayloe (55), Bill Culley (55) and Mittie Jo Ellis (55).
From the January 29, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Beta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met and planned a benefit dance, with proceeds to go to the March of Dimes. Tom Lonardo and his orchestra would play for the event. Grove High School student Mickey Norman (57) entertained the club with a humorous rendition of "Man On A Raft."
Grove High School boys and girls took victories from Huntington in basketball. Leading scorers in the boys game was Bobby Underwood (54) and Patsy Mustain (54) led the girls.
January 8, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Anne Corbett ('54) entertained with a slumber party at her home on West Wood Street. Guests enjoying the occasion and breakfast the next morning included Carolyn Brisendine ('53), Dotothy Owen ('54), Dorothy Civils ('54), Bettie Thompson ('53), Nancy Myrick ('53) and Sue Beht Crews ('54).
From the December 24, 2003 edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Several freshman and sophomore speech students of Mrs. Clem Krider at Grove High School received superior and excellent ratings in competition at Tilghman High School in Paducah. Included were Terri Tribble ('56), Ann Gaddy ('55), Patricia Taylor ('56), Linda Bell ('56), Linda Adams ('56), Wayne Schader ('57), Camilla Cox ('57), Emily Sue Daniel ('57), Mildred Luckey ('57) and Bill Warren ('57)
From the December 17, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Dan King ('50) of Paris appeared on Slick Welch's sports program on WSM television in Nashville. King had been a star athlete at Grove High School in Paris before enrolling to play basketball at Western Kentucky State College. He and a teammate appeared on the program with Ed Diddle, who had been basketball coach at Western 31 years. Western was undefeated for the season, coming off a victory over Vanderbilt.
Billy Joe McNutt ('48), son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. McNutt, Sr., received a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis. He had received pre-medical training at Murray State College and was married to the former Mary Ann Coursey ('51).
December 18, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Jeannene Marcus scored 18 points to lead Grove High School Devilette basketball team over Trezevant, 47-43. Nancy Matthews was right behind with 16 points and Patsy Mustain had 13. Outstanding at guard were Peggy Odom, Winnie Prince and Peggy Bomar. ( All the named players were in the Grove Class of 1954)
December 10, 2003 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO
Funeral services were held at McEvoy Funeral Home for Paris attorney John Kennon, who had been killed in an automobile accident north of Camden. The 1928 Grove High School graduate had practiced law here with Charles G. Neese.
From the December 10, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Ernest Williams ('49) joined The Post-Intelligencer staff after a stint in the army. The son of P-I Publisher Percy Williams, he had done duty as a linotype operator at Governor's Island, New York and in Japan while in the army.
November 13, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Tom C. Mayo ('50), son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mayo of Paris, received one of the highest honors awarded at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Mayo and 10 others were named Torchbearers. Criteria to enter the exclusive group included scholarship and campus activities. Mayo, a senior, was vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa national honorary leadership fraternity.
From the November 13, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Grove High School speech students practically swept the field in a speech tournament at Springfield, taking eight first places and one second. Particating were David Brown (54), Larry McGehee ('54), Robert Covington ('54), Barbara Brown ('55), Nancy Paschall ('55), Nancy Norman (54), Calvin Crouch ('56) and Albert Myrick.
From the November 13, 2003 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
Two carloads of Grove football players and rooters were involved in an accident while returning from the Greenfield game. Near Milan, the lead car driven by A. W. Jackson, had stopped to remove mud from the headlights when the second car, a Chrysler maching driven by Ralph Timmons, struck it in the rear, bursting the gas tank and burning both cars. A few people were slightly burned, but most only had singed hair. One car was burned up.
From the November 4, 2003 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO
Eight grand pianos were on stage at the city auditorium for a program by local
piano students from the music of Chopin and Herbert. Taking part would be Robert Covington
('54), Gayle Guthrie ('54), Frank Mason, Jr. ('54), Linda Bell ('56), Ann Gaddy ('55),
Tern (Terri ?) Tribble ('56), Eloise Berry ('55), Nancy Paschall ('54), Theresa Owens
('55), Jean Jackson ('56), Ann Davis ('57), Richard Bray ('57), Peggy Odom ('54), Diana
Rhodes ('55), Martha Porter ('58), Broeck Wahl ('58), Emily Dunlap ('58), Maxine Maxwell
('59), Betty Shofner ('59), Patty Lou Field ('59), Melvin Humphreys ('55) and Linda Adams
From the November 4, 2003 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO
A number of Parisians were attending a state parents-teachers meeting in Memphis. Prominent among them were Mrs. C.W. McGeehee, 8th district PTA chairman, and Mrs. Smith G. Grable of Henry, state PTA vice president in charge of illiteracy.
Halloween gaiety prevailed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nealon when they entertained with a party in honor of Suzanne Carter, who was spending the wunter here to attend Grove High School. An improvised graveyard marked the entrance to the home and spooky ghosts and goblins peered from basement windows. Ghosts told stories and clanking chains and creaking doors enhanced the milieu. Ginger cakes, popcorn balls and dixie cups were served.
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