The 1962 Monarch
Year Book of Blooming Grove School
Navarro County Texas


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Front Cover

Inside Front Inside Left & Inside Right Cover Pages
Group picture of Seniors

Title Page

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Table of contents—snapshots of students

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Hershel Minatra

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The Monarch Staff – Editor
–Jo Carolyn Owen, Assist. Editor –Katherine Armstrong,  Class Editor- Betty Coker,  Activities Editor  -Sue Farmer, Assist. Activities Editor – Jimmy Haden, Sports Editor  -Roger Seely, Assist. Sports Editor – Edd Hill,  Snapshot Editor – Jimmy Nicholson,  Publicity Editor – Betty Bramall, Business Mgr. – Mary North, Assist. Business Mgr - Janice Vest

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Superintendent –
Grady A. Finch, Jr.

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Faculty – Superintendent –
Grady A. Finch, Jr., High School Principal – Ralph Dean Vinson, Grade School Principal –W. A. Haden, 1st Grade  - Geneva Worsham, 2nd Grade –Helen Butler, 3rd Grade – Clelialee Page, 4th Grade – Bee Pitts, 5th Grade – Ollie Campbell, Coach & 7th Grade – Bobby Doyle Tipping

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Faculty – 8th Grade -
Beatrice Price, Music Department – Lula Westbrook, Librarian- Ruby Thornton, English Department – Ruth Ramsey, Agriculture Department – Ralph Page, Commercial Department – Wanda Gillen, Homemaking Department – Opel Allmon, Science Department – W. P. Orme, Math Department – Mary Ann McSpadden

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Senior Class Officers – President
– Roger Seely, Vice President – Jimmy Haden, Secretary – Janice Baggett,  Treasurer- Katherine Armstrong,  Reporter – Jo Carolyn Owen                      

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Seniors –
Katherine Armstrong, Janice Baggett, Jerry Bell, Betty Jean Bramall, Betty Kay Coker, Ray Dean Ellis

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Seniors –
Sue Farmer, Larry Green, Jimmy Haden, Don Helms, Edd Hill, Glenn Hodges

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Seniors –
Jimmy Nicholson, Mary Ruth North, Jo Carolyn Owen, Johnny Pattison, Jimmy Pinales, Eddie Rhodes

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Juniors Class Officers – President –
Joyce Minatra, Vice President – Robert “Junior” Luther, Secretary - Billy Tipping, Treasurer- Charles Worsham,  Reporter – LaVonne Fitzgerald

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Juniors –
Brenda Allen, Terry Brown, Billy Ray Bell, Sarah Britton, Walter Biggar, Carolyn Bryant, Carolyn Carroll, Jackie Lynn Farish, LaVonne Fitzgerald

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Juniors –
David Frederick, Joe Helms, Garland Gantt, Robert “Junior” Luther, Jill Haden, Pat Miller, Carolyn Minefee, Patsy Minefee, Ogla Pinales

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Juniors –
Sue Richards, Ronny Stewart, Linda Slater, Billy Tipping, Melba (Staggs) Blissett, Gloria Vyers, Betty Whitener, Marcus Williams, Charles Worsham

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Sophomore Class Officers – President
Mike Drain, Vice President- Doug Holliefield, Secretary – Pat Seely,  Treasurer-  Patsy Boyd, Reporter – Marsha Childress

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Sophomores –
Patsy Boyd, Sue Britton, Harold Burleson, Marsha Childress, Mike Drain, Stan Dugan, Dwayne Grounds, David Haden, Gayle Hobbs, Doug Holliefield, Ronald Hollingsworth, Jerry Lee Jones

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Sophomores –
Danny Mahone, Doris Ann McGraw, Jerry Mack McGraw, Sherry Meadows, Oda Lee Minfee, Tommy Neville, Gloria Phillips, Pat Seely, Jimmy Stewart, Sharon Watkins, Ray Whitener

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Freshman Class Officers – President -
Bobby Brown,  Vice President – Donny Minefee, Secretary – Jane Garrison,  Treasurer  - Gilda Reed, Reporter – Sandra “Sandy” McClure

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Freshmen -  
Mary Jo Anderson, Patsy Barham, Bobby Brown, Donald Lloyd Boyd, Judy Burleson, Barbara Collier, Carol Dyess, Jane Garrison, Bill Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Pat Green, Linda Hall, Toni Humphries

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Freshmen –
Alvin McClure, Sandra “Sandy” McClure, Virginia Mestas, Donny Minefee, Johnny Minefee, Barbara Morgan, Hugh Nicholson, Eddie Page, Delores Pinales, Gilda Reed, Linda Reid, Marguerite Rhodes, Dianna Riley

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Freshmen –
Pat Scales, Willie Sendejo, Jo Ann Tipping, Carlos Warren, Gary Watkins, Kay Watson, Jean Whitener, Bonnie Whitfield

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Eighth Grade Officers – President -
Verlan Ewing, Vice President -  Ronald Lynch, Secretary - Jimmy Fuller, Treasurer – Royce Haggard,  Reporters – Charles Collier & Frankie Horton; Seventh Grade Officers – President – LaVon DeRusha, Vice President – Vicki Barham, Secretary – Judy Kitchens, Treasurer – Peggy Farmer,  Reporters – Brenda Raley & Linda Minefee

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Eighth Grade -
 Jane Armstrong, Polly Bramall, Marilyn Bryant, Bill Carroll, Jerry Carroll, Charles Collier, Verlan Ewing, Jimmy Fuller, Judy Green, Royce Haggard, Frankie Horton, Danny Jones, Ronald Lynch, Gary McGraw, John McGraw, Joyce Phillips, Brenda Minze, Danny Nicholson, Tommy North, Eusevia Ortega, Mary Pricer, Paulette Raley, Diane Ragan, Ross Rhodes, Jerry Taylor, David Tipping, Dean Vinson, Donna Warren, Phyllis Williams, Donald Whitener

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Seventh Grade –
Vicki Barham, Maggie Boyd, Ruby Boyd, Danny Cobb, LaVon DeRusha, Peggy Farmer, Tommy Gantt, Loyd Gillen, Judy Kitchens, Deborah Luther, Sherry Mahone, Linda Minefee, Danny Patterson, Clark Putman, Brenda Raley, Lou Richards, Glenda Trussell

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Sixth Grade –
Jack Armstrong, Nickey Burleson, Susan Eddlemon, Carl Fuller, Marsha Gaines, Sandra Garner, Gale Ann Gillen, Debbie Golden, Dale Haws, Billy Joe Hill, Tina Humphries, Melissa McCormick, Mike Mimms, Bobby Mitchell, Jerry Morgan, John Nicholson, Jeanne Owen, Travis Parrish, John Phillips, Doris Putman, Shirlene Rasco, Janice Rhodes, Linda Gail Ryno, Roland Southard, Marilyn Springer, Stevie Tipping, Nona Vest, Linda Watson, Linda Whitener

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Fifth Grade –
Ann Anderson, Michael Barham, Jim Bob McGraw, Barbara Boswell, Carol Bramall, Gary Grounds, Jack Haden, Deborah Harrell, Vickie Harris, David Page, Donnie Patterson, Linda Phillips, Sue Phillips, Wavis Kay Reid, Jane Slater, Donna Stewart, Susan Warren, Sandra Wilson

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Fourth Grade –
Charlie Boyd, Billy Ford, Cynthia Fultz, Donna Gaines, Kenneth Haws, David Miller, Eddie Minze, Patricia Neville, Carol North, Michael Raley, Teresa Slater, Suzanne Sparks, Dale Vinson

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Third Grade –
Gary Armstrong, Cathy Barham, Buster Bramall, Danny Brown, Dennis Bryant, Larry Boswell, Mary Frances Carroll, Elizabeth Conger, Mary Alice Fuller, Elijio Garza, Lorenzo Garza, Paul Gillen, Jack Griffin, Patty Longhibbler, Larry Loper, Dennis Melton, Charles McBay, James Minefee, Craig Page, Donna Phillips, Jimmy Putman, Zuelena Rohus, Jennifer Seely, Sherri Sparks, Jo Ann Ward, Margie Watson

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Second Grade –
Pamela Armstrong, Kenna Barham, Lamar Blake, Rose Childress, Maryanna Finch, Sherri Gillen, Phil Golden, Rex Haggard, David Hall, Tony Hatley, Cathy Harrell, Pamela Harrell, Doyle Haws, Charlene Hollingsworth, Charles Martin, Denise Melton, Johnny Mendez, Pamela Minze, Bill Mimms, Darlene Nevill, Kevin O’Brian, Bill Page, Janet Patterson, Carol Richards, Debra Smith, Nate Vinson, Mark Watson

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First Grade –
Leah Ann Barham, Donald Brooks, Shirley Collins, Larry Farish, Jessie Ferrer, Juanita Ferrer, Jimmy Longhibbler, Vicky Lynn Loper, Henry Mendez, Ronnie Putman, Joe Miller, Benny Raley, Stephen Nicholson, Charld Ramsey, Diane Putman, Pamela Rhodes

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Football -  Coaches –
Ralph Dean Vinson & Bobby Doyle Tipping, - Co-Captains – Jimmy Haden & Edd Hill, - Managers – Ronald Lynch, Jimmy Fuller, Jimmy Pinales

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Football Co-Champions District 21-B –Group Picture of Team;
Edd Hill, Jimmy Haden, Robert “Junior” Luther, Billy Tipping

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Football –
Ray Dean Ellis, Roger Seely, Jackie Lynn Farish, Jimmy Nicholson, Stan Dugan, Terry Brown, Doug Holliefield, Billy Bell, Mike Drain

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Football –
Marcus Williams, Charles Worsham, Walter Biggar, Ronald Hollingsworth, Jerry Mack McGraw, Pat Seely, Bobby Brown, Hugh Nicholson, Eddie Page

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Football –
Donny Minefee, Danny Mahone, Johnny Minefee, Alvin McClure, Ray Whitener, Dwayne Grounds, Jerry Lee Jones, Donald Loyd Boyd, Bill Gillen

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Cheerleaders – Head Cheerleader –
LaVonne Fitzgerald, Betty Coker, Marsha Childress, Jody Owens, Carolyn Bryant; Group picture of Pep Squad

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Flaggers –
Jo Ann Tipping, Melba Staggs, Betty Whitener; Drummers – Jean Whitener, Joyce Minatra, Linda Slater, Jill Haden, Jane Garrison

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Girls Basket Ball Group Picture; Co-Captains –
Linda Slater & Jody Owens; Coach – Ralph Dean Vinson

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Boys Basket Ball Group Picture – District Champions – Coach –
Bobby Doyle Tipping; Action Snap Shots

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Jr High Pep Squad – Group Picture; Jr. High Football – Group Picture – Coach
–Bobby Doyle Tipping; Jr. High Girls Basketball Group Picture – Coach – W. P. Orme; Jr. High Boys Basketball Group Picture – Coach – Bobby Doyle Tipping
Jr, High Pep Squad  -  Top row – Maggie Boyd, Brenda Minze, Lou Richards, Judy Kitchens, Paulette Raley, Judy Green, Mary Pricer, Jane Armstrong, Joyce Phillips, Polly Bramall
Middle Row – Marilyn Bryant, Donna Warren, Ruby Boyd, Lavonne DeRusha, Sherry Mahone, Linda Minefee, Glenda Trussell
Bottom row – Brenda Raley, Diane Reagan, Betty Brown, Phyllis Williams, Vicki Barham
Jr. High Football team  - Top row – Danny Ray Jones, Tommy North, Don Whitener
2nd from top row
– Clark Putman, Charles Ray Collier, Danny Cobb, Loyd Gillen, Tommy Gantt, David Tipping
3rd from top
– Danny Patterson, Verlan Ewing, Royce Haggard, Dean Vinson, Dan Nicholson, Ross Rhodes, Gary McGraw, Jimmy Fuller, Ronald Lynch
Bottom row
– Coach Bobby Doyle Tipping, Bill Carroll, John McGraw

1962 Junior High Girls Basketball Team
Back row
– Coach W. P. Orme, Judy Kitchens, Debbie Luther, Paulette Raley, Diane Reagan, Betty Brown, Mary Pricer, Brenda Minze, Vicki Barham, Sherry Mahone
Front row
– Joyce Phillips, Jane Armstrong, Glenda Trussell, Brenda Raley, Marilyn Bryant, Peggy Farmer, Donna Warren, Polly Bramall

1962 Junior High Boys Basketball Team
Back row
– Coach Bobby Doyle Tipping, Don Whitener, Charles Ray Collier, Dean Vinson, John McGraw, David Tipping, Jimmy Fuller, Bill Carroll
Front row
– Danny Cobb, Tommy Gantt, Ronald Lynch, Royce Haggard, Tommy North, Danny Patterson, Loyd Gillen, Clark Putman

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Football Snap Shots

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Who’s Who –
Billy Tipping, Katherine Armstrong, LaVonne Fitzgerald, Pat Seely, Robert “Junior” Luther

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Who’s Who –
Roger Seely, Mary North, Jo Carolyn Owens, Stan Dugan, Glenn Hodges

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Football Sweetheart –
Sue Farmer , Co-Captains – Jimmy Haden & Edd Hill

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D.A.R. Good Citizen –
Jo Carolyn Owens

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F.F.A. Sweetheart –
LaVonne Fitzgerald

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Queen of High School –
Betty Kay Coker

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Freshman Favorites –
Marguerite Rhodes & Bobby Brown

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Sophomore Favorites –
Marsha Childress & Pat Seely

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Junior Favorites –
Joyce Minatra & Billy Bell

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Senior Favorites –
Mary North & Johnny Pattison

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Most Representative Boy –
Roger Seely

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Most Representative Girl –
LaVonne Fitzgerald

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Lion’s Club Good Citizens –
Glenn Hodges, Billy Tipping, Terry Brown, Roger Seely, Billy Bell, Jimmy Nicholson, Jimmy Pinales, Charles Worsham, Marcus Williams

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Youth Fair Queen –
Mary North, Future Homemaker of Tomorrow – Betty Bramall, Alpha Rho Future Teachers – Betty Bramall & Jo Carolyn Owens

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The Legend of Instant Postum ---Snapshots

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Student Council Group Picture – President –
Roger Seely; Book Finders Club Group Picture – Head Librarian – Betty Kay Coker; Music Club Group Picture – President – Marguerite Rhodes

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Speech Club Group Picture – President -
Betty Bramall; Chemistry Club Group Picture – President – Edd Hill; Lions Roar Staff Group Picture – Editor – Janice (Vest) Baggett

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F.F.A. Group picture – President –
Edd Hill; F.H.A. Group Picture – President – Marsha Childress; 4-H Club Group Picture

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F.F.A. – President –
Edd Hill, Vice President – Roger Seely,  Secretary – Jimmy Haden, Treasurer – Billy Tipping, Reporter – Marcus Williams, Sentinel – Jimmy Pinales, Advisor – Ralph Page

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Grade School Coronation Snap Shots

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High School Coronation Sanp Shots

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Drama Efforts – Snap Shots

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Snap Shots

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American Heritage Teacher Award – Blooming Grove Winner –
Mrs. Wanda Gillen

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Snap Shots

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Snap Shots

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Snap Shots

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Snap Shots

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Ad –
Sam Carroll Hardward, pictured : Owner Sam Carroll and friends, Bill Carroll

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Ads –
Frank Seely & Son, Picture; C. J. Armstrong & Son , Picture; Barry Beauty Shop,  Picture; Grove Café, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dean Cobb –Picture

Page 79
 - First State Bank – R.C. Smith President,  B. L. Ralston Vice President, --pictured President R. C. Smith, Bill Gillen

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Ads –
Fire & Casualty Insurance, R.S. High Agency, Mack Crawford & Jimmy Crawford—picture; F.L.U. Co-op Gin—picture; Shell’s Dry Goods-Variety – picture; The Blooming Grove Times, Mr. & Mrs. L. J. Sparks,  Picture

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Ads –
Magee House – pictured Owner Jewell Magee & Mary North

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Ads –
Saunders Food Store – Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Lee Saunders – pictured : Owner, Fayreen Saunders, Jill Haden & Stan Dugan Whorton’s Service Station – H. S. Whorton – Picture

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Ad –
Quality Food Store, Dorsey McGraw & Son – Pictured : Owner Dorsey McGraw, Ricky McGraw, Susan Eddlemon, Ray Dean Ellis

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Ads –
Barry Farmers Co-op Gin – B. Robinson, Mgr.  –Picture;  Reid’s Drug stores, J. M. Reid, Druggist—Picture; Texaco Service Station, Lacy McGraw, Manager –Picture

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Ads –
Earth Moving Contractors – Gillen & McGraw—Picture; Gillen & Lusk Motors – Picture

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Ads –
Grove Gin, Jack Armstrong, Manager –Picture; Williams Upholstering, Mrs. Lillian Williams – McCormick Funeral Service, E. D. McCormick

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Ads –
Barry Gro & Mkt, R. O. Hobbs –picture; Massengale Bros Service Station – Picture; Joe McGraw Sinclair Service Station ---Swint Huling Grocery & Mkt. ---Hartford Insurance, R. B. McCormick

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Ads –
Williams & Griffis Gin – Picture J. R. Patterson Pharmacy---Navarro Hotel Barber Shop---Rhoad’s Jewelry Store

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Ads –
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. –Mayo’s Office Supply ---Metzgers Dairy—Humble Service Station, Erwin McGraw---Goodman Tire Shop

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Ads –
McLellan Store—Roy’s Café ---People’s Finance Co---Cooper’s Shoes---Miles Furniture

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Ads –
State National Bank –Alton Eddins Humble Station –Brodie Koowtz Ford Sales –V’s Café---Hilltop Feed Co

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Ads –
Texas Power & Light Company –Stroube Implement Co—Ridenour Piano & Organ Co.—Chuck Wagon—Watkins Sinclair Station

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Ads –
First National Bank –K. Wolens—Little Steak House

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Ads –
Liquigas System –Oak’s Golf Course, Paul J. Rash –Ellis Studio –M. Evans Jewelers –O’Neal Seed , LTD

Page 95
Ads –
Whiteselle Brick & Lumber Company –Western Inn –F. W. Woolworth—Maynard Phillips Motor Co---Green’s Shoe Shop, W. W. Green

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Ads –
Wolf Brand Products—Collin Street Bakery—Dairy Queen

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Ads –
Stewart Motor Co –Oil City Iron Works—Johnson’s Pharmacy—J. M. Dyer Co—Harris Lumber Company

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Ads –
Butane – Propane Service, I. J.Bigony—Sam Daiches Jewelers –Sammie Saunders, Navarro County Commissioner Precinct 4

Page 99
Ads –
Paymaster Oil Mill Co. ---Dr. Pepper Bottling Co—Sears—W. M. Forester Chevrolet

Page 100
Ads –
The Texan—Park Lanes Bowling Center, Harrison & Booker –Corsicana Farmer’s Supply ---Boswell’s Milk–Compliments of : J. C. Penney—Golden Brothers—McColpin Feed—Red’s Pharmacy—J. A. Penney—Jack Shults Phillips 66---Gibson’s Discount Center, Hutson Automotive Parts & Supplies—The Coffee House—Taylor’s Studio—Paul Mitchell—Looney Grocery

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Ads –
Navarro County Electric Cooperative – Snapshots

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Group picture of Seniors

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