25 years ago

New Lakeway Kiwanis Club officers were pictured: president Bob Miller, Jim Kiser, Jim Arthurs, Larry Vickers and Greg Dale. 

Paris-Henry County Arts Council director Randy Bucy was pictured handing Debra Ann Morton Grimes a packet of

information about New York City as she boarded a bus bound for The Big Apple. A group of 27 Henry Countians left on a

four-day trip to see the sights in New York and witness Paris native Cherry Jones as she was playing in “The Heiress” on Broadway. 

East Wood Church of Christ advertised that their Northwest Tennessee Bible Lectures series would be broadcast on Paris Cablevision.

Ann Oliver hosted an annual holiday open house at her home on Stonegate Drive on a Saturday afternoon. 


50 years ago

Three men of First Christian Church were involved in an annual Laymen’s Day service. Speaking on “The Mood of Today” was Tommy Hall, executive of the Bedford Forrest Boy Scout District. Leading the worship would be Don Lance, plant

superintendent of the Celotex Co. Bobby Collins, inventory control manager of the Mitchum Company, led the communion service. 

Large numbers of ducks and geese were arriving in West Tennessee on the days just before opening of hunting. Estimates were put at 130,000 ducks and 20,000 geese in the area.  

75 years ago

The Dorcas Class of First Methodist Church had a program of Technicolor slides taken by Ancel Smith while he served in the armed forces overseas. The slides depicted scenes in Italy, France and Germany. 

Lonnie Mabron Foust was at home on Henry Route 2 for a 34-day furlough. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Foust had been in the Navy since March 1944 and spent 20 months in the Pacific. 

The Springville 4-H girls met with Mrs. Kathryn Bass, home agent. Membership was 29 and officers were president Jeanette Work, Charline Dowdy, Barbara Cox and Linda Sue Allison. Mrs. J.R. Barrett was club leader.

First Lt. Bryant Williams phoned his wife, Julia, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Williams, from Newport News, Va. He would be sent to Fort Knox, Ky., and expected to be home in about a week with a discharge. 


100 years ago

Howard Jobe was in St. Louis on a buying trip for the Howard & Jobe clothing store for the Christmas season. 

A three-act musical comedy with an entirely local cast was presented at the Dixie as a fundraiser for Lee School. 

President Woodrow Wilson announced a proclamation for Thanksgiving Day. Among other points he said people of the United States of America should be the most thankful in all the world. 

L.J. Usher and H.A. Akin, dental surgeons, advertised their services at their office in the Porter Building next to the post office. Phone number was 537. 

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