25 years ago
Larry Conger entertained members of the Woman’s Club. Conger played several numbers on a dulcimer. He was noted for handcrafting the musical instruments and for performances throughout Tennessee and Arkansas.
Unordinary awards were presented to two school teachers, Henry County High School geometry teacher Joyce Jones and Buchanan School fifth-grade teacher Glenda Jones.
Paris Landing State Park manager Steve Wright said a new convention center to be built north of the park’s inn would provide some 15,000 square feet of meeting space.
A new scholarship at Henry County High School was initiated in memory of the late Douglas Paschall, who had died Dec. 22. An anonymous donor had given $10,000 to start a fund to support annual grants to graduating HCHS seniors who planned to major in English.
50 years ago
A New Jersey couple purchased two resorts on Kentucky Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stoll gave up their farm in New Jersey to move south and buy Antioch Harbor Resort and Pine Point Dock & Restaurant at a combined price of $192,000.
Lee M. Greer was elected president of the Rotary Club here. He would succeed Robert Dowland. Other officers were Val Umbach, Elmer Brandon, Carl Redmon and Clem Krider.
Duck season ended on a happy note for two young hunters. Tom and Paul Minor, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Minor, were pictured with a bag of 11 ducks they and their father and grandfather took in Springville bottom on the last day of duck season.
75 years ago
Girl Scout Troop III met with leaders Mrs. William Burton and Mrs. L.D. Thompson. Games were played under direction of Lamar Roberts. A portion of a letter was read from Lt. L.D. Thompson from “somewhere in England,” requesting the troop to send boxes of candy to the area where he was stationed for distribution to poor children. The troop immediately complied.
Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Dale received a Purple Heart medal awarded to their son, Bill Dale, for injuries received Nov. 9 while on duty in Nancy, France while serving with the Third Army. He was hospitalized in England and was said to be making remarkable progress.
From the Post Congratulates: Coach and Mrs. R.M. Jelks on the birth of a son January 4, named Robert Moore.
100 years ago
Rufus A. Rice and Son advertised a good farm three miles south of Mansfield, with 135 acres, three-room house, tobacco barn, good stables and good orchard. Price was $3,500.
Annie Wimberly, age 46, died Sunday, Dec. 14, at her home near Antioch Church of tuberculosis. She was survived by her husband, D.G. Wimberly, and one son, Homer. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Point Pleasant.
The 1920 number plates for automobiles were on sale at the office of the County Clerk. Each machine was required to be registered. Numbers printed on pasteboard or other counterfeit plates was considered a misdemeanor. The rate of registration prices was 50 cents per horsepower, which made the price for Fords $11.75.
The highest price for a baby beef ever sold was $1 a pound at the Nashville fat stock show.