25 years ago
Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ was having a gospel meeting and singing. Preaching was by Earl Robertson of Glasgow, Ky.
The Henry County Patriot football team spotted Clarksville High School seven points early in the Clarksville homecoming game, then went on to smash the opponents 54-7, putting the Patriots’ record at 6-1 on the season. Henry County’s quarterback Woody Winchester was pictured running away from a Clarksville defender.
Ray of Hope Christian Fellowship advertised a clothing exchange. Those with unwanted clothing could come and exchange it for something else.
A Tim Forrest photo depicted Sadie Wilson of Puryear with several gourds she’d grown. Two plants alone yielded 80 gourds.
50 years ago
The Midland-Ross factory here cut the work week to four days because of slow economic conditions. The work week would return to five days as soon as conditions improved.
A Paris Coast Guardsman, Kent May, received recognition for saving a fellow Guardsman’s life when the man suffered a severe electrical shock. May was pictured receiving an award from Inspector General James R. Meeker of St. Louis.
The Uncle Lee Discount Store on the lake highway advertised a new shipment of duck and goose decoys and a camping trailer with two mattresses and hubcaps for $229.
The first election of the entire student body at Henry County High School placed Ernie Greer as president and David Snyder as treasurer of the student council.
75 years ago
The Grove Blue Devil football team scored a crushing win, 32-12, over Martin High School on the UT Junior College field in Martin. The Martin team had not been scored on previously. The Jelksmen line was much improved.
Lowell Littleton Post No. 8 of the American Legion inducted two women as members, post commander Tommy Vaughn announced. Maude Tayloe Lamb, a radio operator in Army Air Force, and Lt. j.g. Martha I. Combs, the former Lucille Dinwiddie, were made full-fledged members.
An impressive candlelight service of installation for new officers of the Ann Snyder Sunday school class of First Baptist Church was held in the church parlor with the teacher, Louise Underwood, in charge. New president was Mrs. George Lee Perry and other officers were Rilda Dickson and Mmes. Paul Hert, Charlie Olive, J.D. Kimble, E.R. Moore, W.E. White and H. D. Burns.
100 years ago
A tobacco stalk more than 9 feet tall was on display in Paris. It was a volunteer on the farm of F.F. Ray near Old Antioch. The leaves measured 25-by-10 inches.
Mrs. Alex Yates’ pupils at Shell’s Academy School held a box supper with proceeds going to playground equipment.
A.G. Brookshire and daughters, Lizzie Mae and Mary, returned from Smithland, Ky., where they had visited friends and relatives over an extended time.
The Five Hundred Club met with Volla Rudolph on Washington Street. Mrs. A.O. Tatum made high score in several games of five hundred and was awarded a dainty handkerchief.