25 years ago

Buchanan School eighth-grader Laura Matlick won the county spelling bee for the fifth straight year. Runner-up was Kyle Veazey. 

Cody Pierce was pictured with his grandfather, Arnold Pierce, as the elder Pierce pushed his grandson in a swing at Ogburn Park. The two were enjoying unusual warm weather after days of below-freezing temperatures. 

New officers were named for the Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad. Pictured were Capt. Monte Starks and Donnie Archie, Sammy Simmons, Kathy Goodman, Diann McGuire, George Girard, Carlton Pope and (not pictured) Bruce Harris.

Welcome Wagon International recognized Paris-Henry

County representative Shirley Flanagan for outstanding performance. 

 

50 years ago

A Paris student at UT Martin was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for “exceptionally meritorious” service in Vietnam.

West Paris Baptist Church members Ed Reynolds, Doug Kibbons, Cecil Burke and Wayne Kibbons were pictured working on an expansion of their church building. Pastor was the Rev. Buck Morton. 

The Spring Hill news report by Lucy Parrish noted a big crowd at church and Sunday school the previous Sunday, with several visitors. 

The daily temperature rose above freezing here for the first time in five days. During the cold wave, the night-time temperature was below zero four times. 

 

75 years ago

W.O. Inman of Paris was elected president of the Tennessee Education Association at a meeting of the group in Nashvlle. Other Henry Countians attending the meeting were Charles Pitner, W.W. Wallace, Mildred Allbritten and Nelle Silvey. 

Staff Sgt. Leon S. Bucy of Routon was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for “extraordinary achievement” in the European Theater of Operations. He was a turret gunner on a B-17 Flying fortress. 

Jimmy Williams celebrated his eighth birthday at his home on Lake Street. Games were played and the guests were served ice cream and cake. The guest list included Rita Humphreys, Theresa Owens, Carolyn and Elizabeth Carter, Gerald Redmon, Waldo Lockhart, Don Sloan, Billy Williams and Ernest Williams. 

 

100 years ago

A new elixir for colds and flu was advertised. Aspirinol was made with the latest scientific remedies and was said to be better than whiskey. It was endorsed by European and American Army surgeons to shorten a cold. Any druggist in the United States was instructed to refund the price if relief did not come in 2 minutes. 

The “Grove Notes” column said the Browning members furnished chapel entertainment. Minnie Miller sang “Tell Me” and Elizabeth Aden and Loren McGehee brought a duet, “Gypsy Love Song.” The writer said two or three other numbers were scheduled but the performers failed to appear. 

The Dixie Theater presented Frederick V. Bowers in his latest musical comedy, “Kiss Me Again,” with singers, dancers and comedians.

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