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Memory Lane (Nov. 8)

Memory Lane (Nov. 8)


Searching the Press Archives, we find that the following happened in …


• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Smith was the setting a Nov. 6 meeting of the Dirty Dozen Rook Club.

• Robert Hicks of South Fulton escaped serious injury when his truck collided with another truck driven by Henry L. Adams of Route 2, Martin. The accident occurred on Highway 22 east of Martin.

• Mayor Cliff Weldon was pictured on the front page of the Press buying the first ticket to the following week’s Westview Band Parents Club spaghetti dinner. Making the “sale” was Westview Band Club president Billy Newby.

• Linda Bell was the public relations chairman for the Martin Pilot Club.

• Judy Bradford was crowned UT Martin homecoming queen at halftime of the Skyhawks’ 17-16 win against Florence State.

• In one night, vandals smashed gas pumps and damaged some 31 mailboxes in the Latham, Palmersville and Dukedom areas. Juveniles were the suspected culprits, Sheriff Jerry Riggs said.

• Henry County beat Westview 35-8 in a football game. The loss dropped Westview’s record to 1-7 for the season.

• Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Morris, an elderly couple in rural Dresden were killed when their home exploded.  The cause of the blast was unknown, though it was suspected that Mr. Morris had pumped propane gas into the home a few hours earlier.

• Chris Moore was president of Sharon’s fifth grade 4-H club, which met Nov. 7. Forty members were present, including Steven Horn, who led the 4-H pledge, and Misty David, who read the thought for the day.

• Westview High School’s Honor Society had recently elected officers for the 1973-74 school year, including President Greg Moore, Vice-president Beth Simmons, Treasurer Jenny Trevathan and Secretary Karen Dodson.

 • Edgar Floyd, the Girl Scout fund drive chairman in Gleason, was recently honored by the Reelfoot Girl Scout Council for his outstanding leadership in fundraising drives.

• Bob Smith and his son Greg Smith, of the Gardner community, both harvested deer on a hunting trip at Land Between the Lakes. Greg slightly outdid his dad with an 8-point deer that field dressed at 166 pounds. Bob’s deer was a 7-point buck.

• Navy Seaman Recruit Timothy W. Gearin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Gearin of Route 2 in Gleason, had recently graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Fla.

• Pam Wright Buckley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dessel Write of Martin, was one of 43 Harding College seniors doing nine weeks of supervised teaching in Arkansas schools for the semester.

• For the November meeting of the Gardner Ladies Club, the home of Mrs. Grace Brightwell and her sister, Miss Jessica Meadows, was thrown open to its members and a most enjoyable meeting was held, with club president Mrs. W.B. Ennis in charge.

• Larry Jolly was president of the Weakley County Farm Bureau.

• The mission study group of Sharon Baptist Church met Nov. 12 in the home of Mrs. Dimple Newsom.

• The November meeting of the United Methodist Women was held at the home of Mrs. Jeter Thompson on Martin Highway.

 • A tornado passed through the northern part of Greenfield on Nov. 26. No injuries were reported, and damage to the Church of Christ on Highway 45E was listed as minor.

• UT Martin English major Kenneth E. Turner, of Martin, was one of three UTM seniors to be nominated for Danforth Fellowships.

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