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P. O.  Box  310,  Paris, TN.  38242-0310



squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the March 2, 2005 Edition ~ 75  YEARS  AGO

Second of a lecture series sponsored by the young people of First Methodist Church was held. The speaker was Dr. Clovis Chappel of First Methodist Church in Memphis. Chappel was a former Parisian, having served as the first principal of Grove High School.


squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the February 15, 2005 Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

The Paris Independents basketball team whipped the Tennessee Travelers 83-69 in a game played at Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Dan King ('50) netted 24 points followed by Stanley Cooper ('46) with 19 points and Chick King ('50) with 18.

About 120 members of the First Baptist Church's Training Union enjoyed a Valentine Banquet. Among those helping entertain were Don Ridgeway ('66), Joe Routon Jr. ('61), Beverly Jelks ('61), Jerry Roberts, Patsy Hutson ('59), Dan Roberts ('66) and Jane Roberts ('56)

Announcement was made of the engagement of Myrtice Jean Taylor of Dunedin, Florida, to the Rev. Carlos Owens ('48) of Paris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Owens of Paris. The wedding would take place in June.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the February 28, 2005  Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

GO  HERE  for "Shipping Out," Jimmy Turner ('55), Tilly Latimer ('54), Mervyn Norwood ('55) and Teddy Jenkins ('52.)

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the February 22, 2005  Edition ~ 25  YEARS   AGO

Bill McCutcheon ('60) of the Lions Club was guest speaker at a meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Club. He spoke of the Lions sight conservation programs and the Helping Hand radio auctions. The auction had just ended and McCutcheon announced almost $15,000 had been raised.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the February 22, 2005  Edition ~ 50  YEARS   AGO

The Rev. and Mrs. O.E. Turner of First Baptist Church returned from Georgetown, Kentucky, where they attended a performance  of "Tartuffe," in which their daughter June ('52), had the lead feminine role, June was a Junior at Georgetown College.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the February 22, 2005  Edition ~ 75  YEARS   AGO

The Lee School faculty honored the faculties of Atkins-Porter and Fairview Schools with a Heart party at the Greystone. High score at the game of Hearts was made by Mrs. J.Q. Adams. Honored guests were Professor and Mrs. H. L. Smith, Mrs. Bandy Brookshire, Ruby Cloys Krider and Inez Burch.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the February 23, 2005 Edition ~ 75  YEARS  AGO

The Grove School band led a big parade prior to the opening of the annual inter-class contest. Entrants were Elizabeth Porter, Martha Morris, Julia Sensing ('31), Eleanor Denslow, George Mims, Leon Presnell, Jimmy Diggs ('31) and William Duvall.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the February 1, 2005 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Carol McDaniel ('55) and Theresa Owens ('55) were in Columbia, Missouri, where they were visiting Stephens College. The two were students at Grove High School.

squig.gif (237 bytes)  From the February 1, 2005 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Sixty-four seniors were registered at Grove High School for the spring semester. The graduating class would be that number, unless some were to quit of fail to achieve academic standards.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the January 26, 2005  Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

Ann Corbett ('54) and  DIANA  DIGGS ('52)  were home from Murray State during a week between semesters.

squig.gif (237 bytes)   From the  January 26, 2005 Edition ~ 75  YEARS  AGO

E. W. Grove Henry County High School was again listed among top secondary schools in the state. The rating meant Grove graduates could enter virtually any college in the country without an entrance examination.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 15, 2004 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Post-Intelligencer editor and publisher Bill Williams ('52) was elected vice president of the Thennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Association at a metting at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He would be in line for the president's post in another year.

Project Scope, an outdoor teaching and education facility, was taking shape at the west end of Barton Field. A 10-acre plot was being furnished with monkey bars, steps, bridges and trails, with most of the work being done by students at Grove Junior High School.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 15, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The Paris School Band received its greatest recognition ever when it was named among the country's top 200 high school bands from 15,000 entries nationwide. Some members of the band were pictured: John Owen ('55), Ralph Veazey ('55), Gayle Ross ('55), Jerry Humphreys ('55), Richard Azwell ('55), Pete Perry (), Sidney Boone ('55), Tommy Barfield ('55), Davis Lee Weston ('55), Jane Burke ('56), Camilla Cox ('57), Joyce Hutson ('56), Dickie Bray ('57), Carol Bailey ('57), Mildred Luckey ('57), Eddie Martin ('57), Wanda Jackson ('56) and Jean Bedwell ('56).

Grove High School Senior Melvin Humphreys ('55) published a story in the Post-Intelligencer telling of his adventures at national 4-H Congress.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 1, 2004 ~ Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Sidney Boone ('55), a senior at Grove High School, won a $25 merit award from the Lion Oil Company, for an essay he wrote on the subject, "Why I Want A College Education." He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Darrow Boone of Dunlap Street.

George Kalagan's weekly column covering Biddy Basketball revealed the McCartney Produce team, under the coaching of Aubrey Hunt ('50), had lost only two games out of 30 over the past two years and were undefeated in the new season. League leading scorers from the various teams included Larry Brogdon ('60), Scotty Hamilton ('61), Tommy McCutcheon ('60), Richard Wall ('60), Walter Veazey ('61), Ronnie Chesemore ('61) and Dan Murphey ('60).

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the December 1, 2004 ~ Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Crawford Chambers, scribe of Boy Scout Troop 86, made a report in the paper. He related that Frank Chambers ('34) had passed his woodcraft requirements as part of his First Class Work.

Three Henry County students at Murray State Teachers College were members of the Sock and Buskin Club. Included were Margaret Richardson ('35), Lona Muriel McSwain and R. B. Chrisman (note: R.B. Chrisman, Jr., was on the faculty (English) at Grove High School in 1934.)

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the November 24, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Seven candidates had filed papers as candidates in an upcoming Paris Commision election. Included were Aaron Brown, Paul Newman, Virgil Wall ('45), Lawrence King, J.J. Thompson, J.W. Barton and George Dinwiddie ('42).

Army Sgt. 1st Class Doyal Reese ('51) arrived in Korea on assignment. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reese of White Street, was a radio repairman.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the November 24, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Martha Brock Akin ('44), winsome little 3-year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.A. Akin, celebrated her third birthday with a party at the country club. Forty little tots were in attendance to enjoy ballons and all-day suckers.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the November 9, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Grove High School continued its undefeated football season with a 7-0 victory over Woodland Mills. The opponents had not been beaten in two years and were West Tennessee champions. Arthur Dunlap made the dramatic play in the second quarter with a 70-yard punt return for the only touchdown. The game was played in a downpour of rain.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 22, 2004 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

The new Patriot Stadium at Henry County High School opened with Henry County taking a 26-0 football victory over Memphis Tech. A chilling rain fell throughout the game, which contributed to 11 fumbles. All Patriot touchdowns were scored on the ground.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 22, 2004 Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Ruby Cloys Krider, dramatic art teacher at Grove High School, was guest of the Lions Club Tuesday and entertained with several readings.

The Henry County High School Athletic Association was formed and the first order of business was scheduling outdoor basketball games for the season, which would run until Thanksgiving, when tournament would be held. Prof. W.E. Morgan was elected president of the association and C.W. McGehee, secretary.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 29, 2004 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Southern Baptist missionary Carlos Owens ('48), a Henry County native, was pictured greeting a volunteer worker from Tennessee in Tanzania as he arrived to help Owens with building a church there.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 29, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

"First Chair of America," the national yearbook for outstanding high school bands, recommended the Paris School Band for inclusion into its 1955 edition. William Crosswy was director of the band.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the October 26, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The Grove Speech Department continued a tradition of excellence by taking awards at a National Forensic League Congress in Nashville. Charles Franklin ('55) was named outstanding speaker of the Senate. Charles and Jerry ('55) Humphreys also were represented in the Senate. Other Grove speech students at the meeting were Terri Tribble ('56), Don Noble ('58), Mildred Luckey ('57), Barbara Brown ('55), Camilla Cox ('57) and Frank Hudson('57.)

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 16, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

The Grove High School Blue Devils opened football season with a 26-13 victory over a scrappy McKenzie team. The flying feet of sophomore back Landon Davis (‘57), the hard charging of senior George Atkins (‘55), magic ball handling by sophomore quarterback Mickey Norman (‘57) and the pass receiving of Bill Culley (‘55) blended with crisp blocking to spark the Grove offense. Atkins rushed for 140 yards on 10 carries. Jimmy Key (‘55) and Don McKinnon (‘55) were outstanding on defense.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From a June 2004 Edition ~ 50  YEARS  AGO

Julian Brewer resigned as principal at Cottage Grove High School to become basketball coach and a faculty member at Covington High School. Brewer had been at Cottage Grove three years and earlier was basketball coach and teacher at Grove High School. One of his boys teams at Grove had gone to the regional finals in 1950.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 3, 2004 Edition ~ 25 YEARS AGO

Funeral services were held for Ernest (Pete) Perry (1956), who died at age 41. Perry, Easter Seal Chairman for Henry County, had been disabled after an automobile accident at a young age. He was a Grove High School Graduate and attended Union University on a basketball scholarship. He had been drum major in the band at Grove.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 3, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Lt. Col. Joe W. Sensing (‘28) arrived here arrived here with his after a two-year stint in Europe. With Sensing were his wife, the former Lucille Hagler; their son James Roy, and their daughter, Mrs. Don Harvey.

Joan Evans (‘53) of Paducah arrived here for a visit with Carolyn Brisendine (‘53). She was entertained with a luncheon at the Brisendine home. Attending were Ann Shivers (‘52), June Turner (‘52), Amanda Hurdle (‘52), Gayle Guthrie (‘54), Donna Veazey (‘54), Peggy Odom (‘54), Betty Thompson (‘53), Nancy Norman (‘54), Ann Corbett (‘54) and Bobbie Black (53).

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the September 1, 2004 Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Pictured were the majorettes of the Grove High School band, who would march at the season football opener at Bruceton. Included were Sue Collins (‘58), Terri Tribble (‘56), Linda Bell (‘56), Jane Thompson (‘56), Martha Hurt ('56) and Marsha Cheek (‘58).

Charles ‘Chick’ King (‘50), 23-year-old Paris athletic, became the first local boy to break into major league baseball when he was called up to the Detroit Tigers from their Buffalo farm club. King had starred in football, baseball and basketball at Grove High School, and his football team went undefeated in 1949, when he was named most valuable player in Tennessee.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the August 25, 2004, Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Grove made a $500 donation to the domestic science and home economics department at Grove High School. The school had been endowed by Grove’s father.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the August 4, 2004, Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Dan King (‘50), son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence King of Paris, signed a professional basketball contract with the Baltimore Bullets. He would be leaving with the team soon for a tour of Japan, Korea and Guam. King gained fame in Basketball, baseball and football at Grove High School and Western Kentucky University.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 29, 2004, Edition ~ 50 YEARS AGO

Airman 2nd Class Ben Whitehead (‘51) completed a 30-day leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Whitehead of Clifty Road. The jet engineering mechanic had graduated from Grove High School in 1951.

Mr. and Mrs. Jourd White received notice their son Ensign Gerald White (‘48), would be promoted to lieutenant in Seattle, where he was stationed. He was married to the former Cynthia Hancock (‘50).

The Paris Little League All-Stars, Managed by Franklin Cate (‘54), were set to meet Clarksville in an area tournament. On the team were Harold Davis, Welton Gaddy (‘59), Mike Palmer (‘60), Bobby Arnold, Don Berry (‘60), Dickie Dunlap (‘60), Ronnie Brewer (‘59), Jerry Mustain (‘61), Ronnie Kilgore (‘60), Mike Robinson (60), Austin Perry (‘60), Raymond Van Dyke (‘60), Larry Brogdon (‘60), Terry White (‘60), Richard wall (‘60.) Alternates Jerry Scoby and Ronnie Chesemore (‘61.)

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 28, 2004, Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

Mary Beth Morris and Jane Howard returned from Boulder, Colorado, where they had attended a summer course at the University of Colorado.

The executive of the Grove PTA met to plan improvements for the campus buildings. Water fountains would be installed in the school house and cafeteria, plaster would be prepared in the home economics department and purchase of two new sewing machines and two stoves were approved.

squig.gif (237 bytes) From the July 22, 2004, Edition ~ 75 YEARS AGO

New Grove High principal W.J. Smith and his wife returned from Atlanta, where he had attended a convention of the National Education Association. They resided at Cavitt Hall on the Grove campus.

Property owners on both sides of Grove Boulevard petitioned the city to not install sidewalks along their front lines near the street. They said the wide walk in the center of the boulevard is sufficient.


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