25 years ago The local food bank received 2,700 cans of food paid for in lieu of paid admission at Paris on Wheels skating rink. Pictured unloading the food were Boy Scouts Tyler Kuykendall and David Craig as rink owner George Yeck looked on. The Rev. William O. Lowe Sr., presiding elder of the Nashville District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, was pictured receiving a Marquis de Paris award from Vice Mayor Samuel Tharpe. Lowe’s district included Paris and he welcomed delegates to an all-district lay workshop at Allen Temple CME Church here. Two Paris Boy Scouts, Tay Joslin and David Craig, were honored with officer designations in the Bedford Forrest District chapter of the Order of the Arrow. 50 years ago Dunlap Bus Lines resumed service here. The company advertised service to Memphis, Martin, Trenton, Alamo and Brownsville and shipping by bus. The buses had air conditioning and restrooms. Lucille Hagler Sensing, 56, died when fire swept the mobile home where she lived at Mansfield. The mobile home was next door to the house where she was born. Joan Bell’s column, “We Hear,” told of the Christmas holidays at the home of Katherine Warren. Holiday visitors were her son Bill and wife and their sons, Alexander and John. Bill was a lawyer at the public defender’s office in Nashville. After their departure, her other son, Mitchum Jr., who was a teacher at Peabody College, arrived with his family, wife Norma and sons Mitchum III and Thomas. 75 years ago The Dorcas Sunday school Class of First Methodist Church enjoyed a social hour with Mrs. M.W. Younkin, one of the members. Others attending were Mmes. M.L. Andrews, T.W. Neese, Mary Veltman, O.B. Keenan, Demmie Hunt, R.H. Compton and Katie Watkins, and Minnie Dudley and Annie Nichols. Capt. James C. Williams left for Fort Bragg, N.C., to report for duty. He was a veteran of the European campaign and held the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for gallantry in action in a tank destroyer unit. He had re-enlisted after the war. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Enoch of Detroit were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wade Enoch of Lone Oak Road. Bill Dale had returned to the University of Tennessee after spending the holidays here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Dale. 100 years ago Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic was advertised to restore energy and vitality by purifying and enriching the blood. Leach-Diggs Motor Co. advertised the new Dodge Brothers four-door sedan, claiming the sedan had become a permanent part of the domestic life of the nation. Gas consumption was said to be unusually low and tire mileage unusually high. T.F. Norwood of Mansfield reported a strange snake story. Norwood had found a large snake crawling through the snow, flicking his tongue out and apparently licking moisture from the snow.

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