25 years ago Pictured were the winner and other finalists in the fifth-grade countywide 4-H public speaking contest. Winner was Katherine Smith and the other finalists were Chance Young, Robby Whitfield and Christina Lexa. Steve McCadams’ outdoors page featured a picture of Grand Ole Opry stars Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens with mallards they had killed on a hunting trip to Kentucky Lake. Naomi Owens announced winners from two bridge competitions of the Alpha Duplicate Bridge Club. Included were Joni Martin, Ruthie Jenkins, Wilda Collins, Velma Yates, Bob and Carolyn Rogers, Minnie Bess Williams, Arlene Drexler, and Joe and Margie Van Dyke. Team captains in an upcoming Chamber of Commerce membership drive were pictured receiving instructions from Ramay Winchester and William “Sputt” Garnett. Included were Stephen Watson, Kris Bailey, Lisa Hill, Bob Miller, Gary Odom, Larry Ray, Tommy Kesterson, Jo Lynn Pierce, Brad Ridgeway and Bill Wilson. 50 years ago A 5-inch snowfall closed schools and caused hazardous driving here. The snow was followed by bitter cold, with a low of 1 degree below zero. Mrs. David Riddle, president of the Paris-Henry County Youth Center, was pictured discussing upcoming projects with the center’s new director, Jerry Smothers of Jackson. Joan Bell’s column, “We Hear,” congratulated Aaron Brown Jr. on his appointment as federal magistrate in Memphis. He and his wife, Brenda, and daughter, Molly, would leave shortly for their home in Memphis. James H. “Jim” Jimerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jimerson of Paris Route 2, received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Army at ceremonies at Murray State University 75 years ago The Post-Intelligencer advertised genuine Scotch tape was back in stock since the war. Markwell staplers and staples were also available. An old-fashioned box supper was held at Henry High School, sponsored by the PTA there, with proceeds going to help buy a piano for the school. A full-page advertisement announced Boy Scout Week. Sponsors of the ad were the Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Salant & Salant, F.W. Woolworth Co., National Stores and the Board of Public Utilities. Cpl. William J. Throgmorton of Paris Route 5 was discharged from the Army at Fort McPherson, Ga., after 41 months service. 100 years ago Leach-Diggs Motor Co. advertised the Nash Six auto with cord tires for $1,695. The Toggery Men’s Clothing Store advertised seven $3 shirts for $10. Edwards and Currier were proprietors. It was reported that a man met a little girl on the street and asked her why she was not in school. She said it was Columbus Day, and added, “Columbus discovered America. It was yesterday, I think.” McSwain Bros., prescription druggists, advertised all kinds of valentine cards for Valentine’s Day. They were priced from 3 cents to 25 cents. A racy comedy, “A Poor Married Man,” was presented at the school house at Springville, with proceeds going to the school.

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