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Members of the Class of 1956 at Cottage Grove High School met Aug. 3 at Carmack’s Fish Barn in Como for their 63rd anniversary reunion. Pictured are (front row, from left) Sara Hudgins Champine, Shirley Orr, Maureen Crowder Evans, Bobbie Ridgeway Davis, Carol O’Daniel Wallace and Sue Call; (…

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The Grove High School Class of 1959 had its 60th anniversary class reunion June 1 at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. The class includes (on floor, from left) Bob Crockett, Ray Harding, Andy Hooper and David Lowery; (seated) Raymond Van Dyke, Patsy Hudson Barnes, Peggy Williams, Gl…

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North American Caviar Inc. in Paris is a licensed wholesale fish dealer that processes fish to sell to buyers all over the nation.

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Barry Flood of the Paris Board of Public Utilities was the guest speaker at the July 25 meeting of the Paris Quota club at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. Flood provided some interesting pointers on how to save money on energy bills. He reminded everyone to turn off the lights whe…

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Clockwise from left, Anthony French, Rhonda French, Devora Wright, Reba Wright, Wesley Wright and Connie Scurlock get ready to enjoy a summer/luau theme for Family Night recently at Eiffel Gardens Assisted Living. They were among a large crowd of residents and family members who enjoyed the …

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Faith Brinkley of Fort Myers, Fla., and Blaine Patrick of Collierville were married in a June 23 ceremony in the chapel of Bonne Terre Country Inn in Nesbitt, Miss. The bride is the daughter of James Brinkley of Fort Myers and is the granddaughter of Ray and Kay Houston of Paris. The groom i…

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Alexandra Nanney and Jacob Barton were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 15 at Southside Baptist Church in Knoxville.

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You may remember that we wrote here some weeks ago, actually on Feb. 27, of the old game of pick-up sticks, sometimes known as jackstraws. The game works thusly: a bundle of sticks is dropped from a round can and lands haphazardly on a table or other surface. Contestants attempt to see who c…

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Four generations of the Smith family recently gathered for a family homecoming. Family patriarch Johnny Earl Smith, who turns 84 next month, of Paris is seated in front. His descendants (seen standing from left) include his grandson, Shane Normandin of Smyrna; his son, Lee Smith of Dyersburg…

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Former Paris resident Curtis Davis recently celebrated his 95th birthday. Davis’ birthday on June 2 was marked with a gathering with family members in Chino Hills, Calif.­

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If the prolific ragwort clogging fields and byways, as we reported last week, hasn’t got your gardening genes aflutter, we’ll talk about two more wildlings almost as rife that grace our wastelands each May. Correction, they’re not wastelands when oxeye daisies and wild coreopsis are prevalen…

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Several of the senior citizens at the Conger Senior Citizens Center helped Lottie Smith celebrate her 98th birthday on April 12. Smith is the oldest person who is very active at the center, according to Reginald Caldwell, Henry County Office on Aging director. Smith still takes part in daily…

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Hannah Williams Robison of Springville and Gavin Lee Shellnut of Franklin announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

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Lois Dunlap and Charles Bates, both of Buchanan, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage at 1 p.m. Saturday at Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Buchanan. The reception will be at the AMVETS banquet hall in Buchanan. Dunlap is the daughter of Linda Hoy of Ozark, Ark., and the late Wil…

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The junk catalogs in the mail have made a resounding rebound since a momentary lull after Christmas when the count dropped to perhaps six a day. They’re back now to dozens and our home incinerator (fireplace) has a backlog (no pun) of such material for stoking hearth fires now that the need …

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The Paris Quota club welcomed a new member, Cassandra Perry, sponsored by Gina Olds, at its April 10 meeting in the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts.

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Jean Painter and David Hunter announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding will be at noon April 20 at New Bethel Baptist Church located on Old Paris-Murray Road. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Paris Convention Center, room 2, 1510 E. Wood St. in Pari…

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It’s one thing to be featured on the state’s public television series, “Tennessee Crossroads,” but quite another to be spotlighted on a national television show. Sally Lane’s Candy Farm has done both, as well as having been featured in several regional magazines.

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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Paris Woman’s Club met Feb. 13 at First United Methodist Church, with eight members present and one guest.

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Mary Ann Crowder (seated, center) wears a tiara to mark her 100th birthday during a party at Paris Health Care Center. She was joined by six of her children, (from left) Wilma Key, Donna Farris, Judy Shankle, Alicia Galindo, Sam Crowder and Jeanette Dodd (seated, right.) Two other daughters,…

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Bethel Williams answers a question about her 55 years in the Paris Quota club during last week’s meeting at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. Williams, who just turned 101, is the oldest member of the local club and a year older than Quota International. She told about the many time…

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The Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club has been designated as a Distinguished Club for the 2017-18 Kiwanis year. From left are Butch Powers, club president for that year; John Fry, Kiwanis Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District Division 1A lieutenant governor; and Rita Reed, the current club …

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Trivia question for today: Of the two cities of Buffalo, N.Y., and Paris, Tenn., which has the most potholes per capita?

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Brittany Nicole Hicks and William Boyd were married Dec. 14, 2018, at a private ceremony in Jackson. The groom is the son of Roy and Karol Boyd of Puryear. The bride is the daughter of Linda Sue Hicks of Murray. The bride lived in Louisville, Ky., for most of her life until moving to Murray.…

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The late, lamented November stole in on balmy conditions, as is its wont. It then segued toward mid-month into a severe cold that was well below normal for days on end.

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The Class of 1948 at Grove High School had its 70th class reunion Sept. 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Paris. Following a luncheon, memories were shared by those present. Nine class members and three spouses attended. Pictured are (seated, from left) Emily Orr Shipper, Elaine Compton Mel…

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