The 1968 Monarch
Year Book of Blooming Grove School
Navarro County Texas


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Front Cover

Inside Left Cover Page
Volumes of Yearbooks- pictured –
1963, 1959, 1948, 1947, 1941, 1958, 1951, 1957, 1954, 1956, 1928

Inside Right Cover Page
Volumes of Yearbooks- pictured –
1950, 1955, 1952, 1966, 1953, 1965, 1967, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1949, 1942

Page 1
Monarch  Vol. 25 – Year 1968

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25 Year Celebration – Pictured -
Patty Mae Harris George editor of 1928 Bloom & Melissa McCormick Editor of 1968 Monarch

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Dedicate to
– Mrs. Ruth Ramsey

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25th Staff – Editor
Melissa McCormick, Assistant Editor – Tina Humphries; Staff Members- Gale Ann Gillen, Marilyn Springer, Doris Putman, Brenda McCain, John Nicholson, Jeanne Owen, Marsha Gaines, Nona Vest, Susan Eddlemon, Janis Rhodes, Nickey Burleson, Mitchell Owen

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Picture of Whole Blooming Grove School –
Superintendent Lance Graham & Principal Jack Edwards at entrance; Picture of New Auditorium – Mr. McKeehan & Les at entrance; Picture of Gym – Coaches Easton Batton & Bobby Doyle Tipping at Entrance; Picture of New Addition- Geneva Worsham & Helen Butler in front

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School Board – President –
G.W.Patterson, Dean Melton, Charlie Rhodes, Jack Armstrong, Wendell Warren, J. T. Bryant, Frank Seely, Jr.

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Superintendent –
Lance L. Graham

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Principal –
Jack Edwards , Counselor – Wanda Gillen, Secretary – Opal Allmon

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New Overhead projector –
Melissa McCormick; New Handy Library Nook; New Reading Room; New Thermo-Fax Copying Machine – Marilyn Springer

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Faculty – Grade School Principal -
W.A.Haden, 3rd Grade – Clelialee Page, 2nd Grade – Helen Butler, 1st Grade – Lena Neal, 1st Grade – Bessie James

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Faculty –4th Grade –
Bee Pitts, Band – Billy McKeehan, Teacher’s Aid – Les the Dog, 5th Grade – Wanda McKinney, 7th Grade – Doris McKeehan

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Faculty –Coach, Science –
Max Hibbitts, Math, Coach – Bobby Doyle Tipping, History, Jr. High Coach – Keith Tunnell, Spanish, Coach – Easton Batton

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Faculty – Agriculture –
Ralph Page, Homemaking – Dorothy Martin, Commercial – Barbara Ralston, English – Ruth Ramsey

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Faculty – Librarian –
Lorraine Carroll, Piano – Varue Mason, Nurse – Ethel Wheeler, Remedial Reading – Geneva Worsham, Remedial Reading – Jerrene Graham

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Senior Class Officers – President-
John David Phillips, Marsha Gaines, Janis Rhodes, Marilyn Springer, Susan Eddlemon; Class Favorites – Tina Humphries & Dale Haws

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Seniors –
Nickey Burleson, Mary Allen, Susan Elaine Eddlemon, Jack Douglas Armstrong, Dean Fuller, Shirley Beam

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Seniors -
 Terry Michael Gillen, Marsha Gaines, Debbie Golden, Buford Gee, Dale Haws, Gale Ann Gillen

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Seniors –
Brenda Gayle McCain, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Melissa McCormick, Tina Humphries, John Nicholson, Carolyn Larremore,

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Seniors –
Janis Elaine Rhodes, Jeanne Gale Owen, Linda Gail Ryno, Mitchell Owen, Marilyn Springer, Doris Putman

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Seniors –
Nona Lynn Vest, Roland Southard, Linda Lou Watson, Steve Tipping, Linda Ruth Whitener, Glenda Trussell

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Senior Variety Show – Snap Shots

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Junior Class officers –
Susie Warren, Vicki Harris, Barbara Boswell, Larry Graham, David Page;Junior Class Favorites – Barbara Boswell & Gary Bailey

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Juniors –
Gary Bailey, Sam Bailey, Mike Barham, Barbara Boswell, Carol Bramall, Frances Carson, Larry Graham, Gary Grounds, Jack Haden, Vicki Harris

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Juniors –
David Page, Donnie Patterson, Linda Phillips, Sue Phillips, Kay Reid, Donna Stewart, Susan Warren, Billy Watkins, Kay Wilson; Snap Shots

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Sophomore Class Officers – President –
Donna Gaines, Kenneth Brooks, Pam Gillen, Ken Haws, Billy Ford; Sophomore Class Favorites – Donna Gaines & Ken Haws

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Sophomores –
Charlie Boyd, Kenneth Brooks, Kenneth Bruce, Elaine Campbell, Eunice Collins, Billy Ford, Cindy Fultz, Valerie Gaines, Pam Gillen, Lou Ann Guthrie, Josephine Hampton, Ken Haws

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Sophomores –
Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle, Carol (North) Jordon, Patsy Larremore, Wanda Mahoney, Annette Loftis, David Miller, Pat Neville, Clara Owen, Debbie Reagan, Walter Swan, Mollie Vernon, Rose Williams, Nell Williams

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Freshman Class Officers –
Gary Armstrong, Mary Frances Carroll, Barney Gaines, Allan Sanders; Freshman Class Favorites – Margie Watson & Paul Gillen

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Freshmen –
Gary Armstrong, Cathy Barham, Vernell Baxter, Larry Boswell, Buster Bramall, Dennis Bryant, Mary Frances Carroll, Wallace Collins, Elizabeth Conger, Mary Alice Fuller, Barney Gaines, Paul Gillen, Della James, Bobby Larremore, Larry Loper, Dennis Melton; Snap Shot

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Freshmen –
James Minefee, Craig Page, Gary Patterson, Donna Phillips, Eddie Putman, Jimmy Putman, Patrice “Patty” Putman, Zuelena Rohus, Allan Sanders, Jennifer Seely, Mack Solomon, Jo Ann Ward, Margie Watson, Obie Watkins; Snap Shots

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Junior High

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Junior High
Officers – Eighth Grade – President –
Bill Page, Janie Angela Hinkle, Sherri Lynn Gillen, Doyle Haws, Janet Patterson; Seventh Grade – President – Steve Nicholson, Jamye Russell, Larry Farish, Susan Smith, Leah Barham

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Eighth Grade –
Alice Allen, Homer Andrews, Kenna Sue Barham, Isaac Baxter, Barbara Bennett, Danny Brown, Charlotte Buckner, Jimmy Buckner, Rose Childress, Eligio Garza, Lorenzo Garza, Sherri Lynn Gillen, Phil Golden, Rex Haggard, Tony Hatley, Doyle Haws, Janie Angela Hinkle, Charlene Hollingsworth, Cathy Horton, John James, Terry Loftis, Claire McGraw, Denise Melton, Johnny Mendez, Darielene Nevill, Bill Page, Janet Patterson, Brenda Pullin, John Putman, Carol Richards, Pat Sanders, Tommy Thomas, Dorothy Vernon, Joe Lee Watkins, Mark Watson

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Seventh Grade –
Helen Bailey, Sherri Bailey, Leah Barham, Lamar Blake, Donald Brooks, Eddy Collins, Larry Farish, Jesse Ferrer, Juanita Ferrer, Lawrence Gregg, Jerry Guthrie, David Hall, Janice Hollifield, Nathan, Kelly, Gary Larremore, Vickie Loper, James McGraw, Henry Mendez, Joe Miller, Steve Nicholson, Eleson Owen, Diane Putman, Ronnie Putman, Pam Rhodes, Jamye Russell, Susan Smith, Ruby Stevenson, Denise Swan; Snap Shot

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Dedication of this section to –
Helen Butler

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Sixth Grade -
 Darilene Allen, Tina Armstrong, Donna Barham, Mary Blake, Terry Bowling, Marc Bryant, Billy Burleson, Debbie Collier, Juanita Cotton, Karen Cunningham, Louise Dozier, Gussie Gee, Larry Drew Gillen, Mike Harris, Jimmie Ingram, Andy Loftis, Jamie McGraw, Roy Mendez, Diane Peppers, Pam Putman, Terry Lou Ralston, Cicilio Reyes, Craig Ryno, Denise Southard, Kenneth Watkins, Marilyn Williams; Snap Shots – Larry Drew Gillen is posing

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Fifth Grade –
Danny Andrews, Robbie Andrews, Becky Armstrong, Jimmy Clyde Armstrong, Joe Mark Armstrong, Thelma Bailey, Lonnie Bennett, Kathy Bryant, Loy D. Collins, Ethel Faulk, Lucy Ferrer, Anita Garza, Gloria Garza, Larry Hugh Gillen, Anthony Peter “Tony” Gonzales, Judy Graham, Pam Green, James Gregg, Linda Herrera, Johnny Hollifield, James Ingram, Donald Kelley, Jerry Loper, Jesse Lyons, Raymond Marr, Marcus Melton, Charles McGraw, Alva Nixon, Kelley Page, Kathy Sullivan, E. B. Thomas, Willie Thomas, Terry Thompson, David Tipping, Melanie Tipping, Alicia Vasquez, Henry Vasquez, Lydia Vasquez, Cindy Vest

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Fourth Grade –
Steven Adams, Joe Bailey, Debra Barham, Lora Mae Carter, Keith Cunningham, David Evans, Barbara Ann Faulk, Rose Garza, Danny Gillen, Lyndal Gillen, Patti June Gillen, Timothy Golden, Angelo Gonzales, Cruz Herrera, Debra Jones, Joyce Larremore, Benoise Lyons, Donny McCain, Mary McGraw, Steve McGraw, Alton Nixon, Jennifer Page, Michael Pullin, Wayne Putman, Loran Seely, Cynthia Smith, Ira Swan, Katherline Thomas; Snap Shots

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Third Grade –
William Armstrong, Bobby Bailey, Charles Barham, Bob Blake, Timothy Bowling, Jerry Brooks, Michael Bryant, Ronnie Denson, Gene Dozier, Baldomaro Ferrer, Jr., Edward Fullerton, Kathy Gillen, Diane Gonzales, Doris Gregg, Wayne Gregg, Aubrey Horton, Donna Jones, Cheryl Loper, Jerry Madera, Johnny Melton, Carolyn Mitchell, Sherman Putman, Cyrilio Reyes, James Richards, Roger Richards, Kelly Russell, Howard Seely, Billy Sullivan, Christopher Tipping, Camille Wright, Nancy Reyes; Snap Shots

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Second Grade –
Carol Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Eddie Bracken, Sharon Carpenter, Simon Carrizales, Milton Collins, Elvin Faulk, LaDonna Furra, Sammy Garza, Paula Gillen, Terry Gregg, Timothy Hatley, Wanda Hawkins, David Herrera, Immie Ingram, Helen Ruth Lewis, Joey McCLure, Tonja McGaha, Monica McGraw, Becky Marr, Steve Mendez, Wayne Minatra, David Madera, Dudley Madera, Horace Neal, Jesse Neal, Terry North, Jackie Phillips, Brenda Reid, Randy Springer, Joe Vasquez, Jerry Williams

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First Grade –
Elizabeth Andrews, Belinda Armstrong, Rebecca Armstrong, Lester Bailey, Gary Barham, Dana Bell, Chester Brackens, Benny Collins, Larry Cyrus, Zelmo Davis, Brenda Dozier, Tammy Dozier, Danny Ferrer, Donna Fullerton, Douglas Furra, Sherman Graham, Betty Gregg, Frank Gonzales, Cathy Ingram, Linda Ingram, Anthony Kelley, David Larremore, Debbie Larremore, Angela Lewis, Ricky McGraw, Tracy McGaha, Benny Melton, Karen Melton, Randy Melton, Mackey Michael, Don Morton, David Peters, Robin Ralston, Randy Reid, Gloria Reyes, Janie Reyes, Cory Smith, Mary Thomas, Jamey Tipping, Connie Vasquez, Ray Charles Williams, Sharon Williams, Judy Wilson

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Blooming Grove Lions 23-A District Champs – Coach –
Max Hibbitts, Manager – James Minefee, Donnie Patterson, Dean Fuller, Gary Bailey, Roland Southard, Jack Haden, Mike Gillen, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Kenneth Brooks, Mike Barham, Paul Gillen, Dale Haws, Steve Tipping, Larry Graham, Billy Ford, Barney Gaines, David Page, Coach – Bobby Doyle Tipping, Larry Boswell, Buster Bramall, Charlie Boyd, Jimmy Putman, Dennis Bryant, Craig Page, Ken Haws, Gary Armstrong, Danny Patterson, Jack Armstrong, John Nicholson, John Phillips

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Head Captain –
John Nicholson, Co-Captains – Jack Armstrong, & John Phillips; Managers – Tony Hatley, Doyle Haws, Phil Golden & James Minefee; Coaches – Max Hibbits & Bobby Tipping

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Football Team –
Jackie Armstrong, John Nicholson, John Phillips, Steve Tipping, Mike Gillen, Dale Haws

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Football Team –
Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Roland Southard, Dean Fuller, Gary Bailey, Donnie Patterson, Sam Bailey

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Football Team –
David Page, Jack Haden, Larry Graham, Billy Ford, Kenneth Brooks, David Miller

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Football Team –
Charlie Boyd, Ken Haws, Paul Gillen, Craig Page, Gary Armstrong, Gary Patterson

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Football Team –
Dennis Bryant, Larry Boswell, Jimmy Putman, Buster Bramall, Barney Gaines, Wallace Collins, Bobby Larremore

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All District Football Players – 1st Def. & 1st Off. –
John Nicholson, 1st Off. – Jack Armstrong, 1st Def. & 2nd Off. –John Phillips, 1st Def. – Steve Tipping; 1st Def. – Gary Bailey, 1st Off. – Sam Bailey, 2nd Def. –Mike Gillen, 2nd Off. – Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, 2nd Def. – Roland Southard, 2nd Def – Dale Haws

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Marching Band- Group Picture; Snap Shots

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Sweethearts – Homecoming Queen –
Tina Humphries, Football Sweetheart – Susan “Susie” Warren, Band Sweetheart – Margie Watson

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Majorettes – Drum Majorette –
Jeanne Owen, Gale Ann Gillen, Susan “Susie” Warren, Linda Gail Ryno

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Cheerleaders – Head –
Donna Gaines, Marsha Gaines, Tina Humphries, Nona Vest, Valerie Gaines

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Drill Team – Captain –
Susan Eddlemon, Lieutenant – Pam Gillen, Lieutenant – Doris Putman, Lieutenant –Kay Reid; Snap Shots

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Drill Team Group Picture; Jr. High Football Team – Coach –
Keith Tunnell, Nathan Kelly, Bill Page, John Putman, Danny Brown, Eddy Collins, Joe Miller, Terry Loftis, Rex Haggard, Steve Nicholson, Donald Brooks, Tony Hatley, Phil Golden, Dale Haws, David Hall, Mark Watson, Jesse Ferrer, Ronnie Putman, Larry Farrish, Jerry Guthrie, James McGraw; Jr. High Pep Squad – Sweetheart – Janie Angela Hinkle, Cheerleaders – Leah Barham, Janet Patterson, Kenna Sue Barham, Jamye Russell, Brenda Pullin, Ruby Stevenson, Helen Bailey, Denise Melton, Susan Smith, Juanita Ferrer, Rose Childress, Pam Rhodes, Claire McGraw, Sherry Bailey, Charlene Hollingsworth, Patricia Sanders, Sherri Lynn Gillen

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Snap Shots

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Boys Basketball – Captains –
Donnie Patterson & Steve Tipping; Basketball Team – Coach – Max Hibbitts, Steve Tipping, Billy Tom Watkins, Jack Armstrong, John Phillips, Allan Sanders, Roland Southard, Mike Barham, Jack Haden, Sam Bailey, Gary Bailey, Donnie Patterson, Manager – Gary Patterson, & Dennis Melton, Paul Gillen, Larry Graham, David Page, , Jimmy Putman, Dennis Bryant, Bobby Larremore,  Buster Bramall, Charlie Boyd, Gary Armstrong, James Minefee, Dean Fuller, Manager – Rex Haggard , Sweetheart – Barbara Boswell

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Girls Basketball – Captains –
Doris Putman & Jeanne Owen, Beau – Jack Armstrong; Team –Carol Bramall, Pat Nevill, Patrice “Patty” Putman, Doris Putman, Marilyn Springer, Coach – Easton Batton, Pamela “Pam”  Gillen, Valerie Gaines, Donna Gaines, Jo Ann Ward, Gale Ann Gillen, Barbara Boswell, Jeanne Owen, Marsha Gaines, Margie Watson, Mary Frances Carroll, Susan “Susie” Warren, Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle, Mary Alice Fuller

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Basket Ball Team – Jeanne Owen, Marilyn Springer, Susan Warren, Doris Putman, Marsha Gaines, Barbara Boswell

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Basket Ball Team – Donna Gaines, Mary Alice Fuller, Margie Watson, Valerie Gaines, Carol Bramall, Gale Ann Gillen

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Basket Ball Team – Mary Frances Carroll, Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle, Pat Nevill, Pamela “Pam” Gillen, Jo Ann Ward, Patrice “Patty” Putman; Managers – Tina Humphries & Melissa McCormick

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Jr. High Basketball –
Jamye Putman, Alice Allen, Janet Patterson, Kenna Sue Barham, Sherri Lynn Gillen, Helen Bailey, Sherri Bailey, Charlene Hollinsworth; Manager – Larry Hugh Gillen, Rose Childress, Janie Angela Hinkle, Leah Barham, Darielene Nevill, Patricia Sanders, Janice Hollifield, Pam Putman, Dorothy Vernon, Manager – Joe Mark Armstrong; Jr. High Boys Basketball – Manager – Larry Hugh Gillen, Lamar Blake, Larry Farish, Nathan Kelley, Eddy Collins, Danny Brown, Tony Hatley, Phil Golden, Jerry Guthrie, Jesse Ferrer, Manager – Joe Mark Armstrong –Coach – Keith Tunnell

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Snap Shots

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All District Basketball –
Jeanne Owen, Doris Putman, Marilyn Springer, Mike Barham; Snap Shots

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Most Representative Girl –
Marsha Gaines

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Most Representative Boy –
John Nicholson

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Homecoming Queen –
Tina Humphries

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Football Sweetheart –
Susan “Susie” Warren

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F.F.A. Sweetheart –
Donna Gaines

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Mr. Leap Year ‘68 –
Dale Haws

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Queen of High School –
Jeanne Gail Owen

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High School Coronation Court – Prince
– Barney Gaines, Princess – Margie Watson, Prince – Billy Ford, Princess – Valerie Gaines, Prince – Gary Bailey, Prince – John Phillips, Princess – Doris Putman, Duke – David Page, Duchess – Linda Phillips, Duke Craig Page, Duchess- Jennifer Seely,  Duke – Dale Haws, Duchess – Melissa McCormick, Duke – Kenneth Brooks, Duchess – Pam Gillen

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Best Dressed –
Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle & Jack Armstrong; Friendliest – Valerie Gaines & Roland Southard

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Most Likely to Succeed –
Marilyn Springer & Donnie Patterson; Most Athletic – Jeanne Owen & John Phillips

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D.A.R.  Good Citizen –
Marilyn Springer; Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow – Marilyn Springer

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Youth Fair Queen Candidates –
Linda Gail Ryno & Marsha Gaines; Band Sweetheart – Margie Watson

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Who’s Who –
Jack Armstrong, Tina Humphries, Marsha Gaines, Melissa McCormick, Jeanne Owen, John Nicholson, Janis Rhodes, Marilyn Springer

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Lions Club Good Citizens –
John Nicholson, Marilyn Springer, Jack Armstrong, Tina Humphries, Gale Ann Gillen, Melissa McCormick, Donnie Patterson, Elaine Campbell, Sam Bailey

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Personalities Through the Years –Personalities of 1914—Group Picture of entire school 1914; 1935 – 1962 , Picture of Isbell Hall names for C. C. Isbell Superintendent; Picture 1957 Cheerleaders –
Belva Daniel, Mary Frances Tipping, Reba Nell Daniel, Clara Ann Montgomery; This Younger Generation – pictured – 1966 – Gary Raymond McGraw & Jamie Sharon Hinkle

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Student Council – President –
Jack Armstrong, Jeanne Owen, John Nicholson, Marsha Gaines, Gary Armstrong, Donna Gaines (in background James McGraw); Lions Roar Staff – Editor – Susan “Susie” Eddlemon, Glenda Trussell, Melissa McCormick, Janis Rhodes, Doris Putman, Debbie Golden, Nona Vest, Shirley Beam, Linda Gail Ryno, Carol Bramall, Brenda McCain, Gale Ann Gillen, Tina Humphries, Barbara Boswell

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National Honor Society – President –
Donnie Patterson, Melissa McCormick, Tina Humphries, Elaine Campbell, Gale Ann Gillen, Jack Armstrong, Marsha Gaines, Jeanne Owen, Sponsor – Jack Edwards, Janis Rhodes, Marilyn Springer, Pam Gillen, Donna Gaines; Ruth Ramsey F.T.A. – President – Marsha Gaines, Tina Humphries, Marilyn Springer, Melissa McCormick, Doris Putman, Marsha Gaines, Janis Rhodes, John Nicholson, Susan Eddlemon

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Ruth Ramsey F.T.A.  – Snap Shots

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F.T.A. In Action – Snap Shots

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Band Officers – President –
John Nicholson, Linda Gail Ryno, Tina Humphries, Jack Armstrong; Concert Band – Group Picture

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Future Homemakers – President –
Sue Phillips, Kay Wilson, Elaine Campbell, Jenne Owen, Susan Warren, Annette Loftis, Barbara Boswell, Kay Reid, Nona Vest; Beau – John Phillips, Susan Eddlemon, Debbie Reagan; Future Farmers – President – John Nicholson, Mitchell Owen, Mike Gillen, John Phillips, Sweetheart - Donna Gaines, Donnie Patterson, Gary Bailey, Jack Armstrong

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Future Homemakers – Installation –
Linda Phillips, Vickie Harris, Cindy Fultz, Patricia Nevill, Gale Ann Gillen, Debbie Golden; Installation – Linda Gail Ryno & Sue Phillips; Bake Off Winner – Elaine Campbell; Area & State Delegates – Cindy Fultz, Suzanne Sparks, State -Annette Loftis, State – Nona Vest, Project Pre-School – Annette Loftis & Pre-School Children; Dress Review Fair – Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle, Cindy Fultz, Valerie Gaines, Elaine Campbell, Carol Bramall, Susan Warren, Barbara Boswell

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Future Farmers of America honors Senior Members:  President –
John Nicholson, Mike Gillen, Mitchell Owen, John Phillips, Jack Armstrong, Dean Fuller, Roland Southard, Steve Tipping, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Nickey Burleson, Buford Gee, Dale Haws

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Jets – President –
Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Tina Humphries, Jeanne Owens, Gary Bailey, Donna Gaines; Speech Club –President - Linda Gail Ryno, Tina Humphries, Dean Fuller, Janis Rhodes, Doris Putman

Page 99
4-H Club Group Picture – Presidents –
Bill Page & Jo Ann Ward, Cathy Barham, Jamie McGraw, Terry Lou Ralston, Cathy Gillen, Diane Peppers, Johnnie Hollifield, Tina Armstrong, Jerry Guthrie, Larry Hugh Gillen, Mike Harris, John Putman, Rex Haggard, Larry Drew Gillen, Leah Barham,  & others; Librarians – Head Librarian – Lorraine Carroll, Marilyn Springer, Donna Phillips, Linda Gail Ryno, Cindy Fultz, Susan Eddlemon, Debbie Golden, Gale Ann Gillen

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Mrs. Mason’s Piano Group –
Janet Patterson, Mary Frances Carroll, Jennifer Seely, Margie Watson, Denise Southard, Cindy Fultz, Sherri Lynn Gillen, Charlene Hollingsworth, Brenda Pullin, Jamye Russell, Patricia Sanders, Jamie McGraw, Becky Armstrong, Cindy Smith, Pam Green, Patti June Gillen, Tonja McGaha, & others; Teacher – Varue Mason; American Heritage Program – Snap Shots – Tina Humphries, Susan Eddlemon, Melissa McCormick, Nona Vest & others

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Snap Shots

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Grade School Coronation Group Picture – Queen –
Cindy Vest, King – Joe Mark Armstrong. Randy Melton, Robin Ralston, Ricky McGraw, Elizabeth Andrews, Steve Nicholson, Diane Peppers, Larry Drew Gillen, Randy Springer, Donna Furra & others

Page 103
Autumn Magic – Announcer-
Rex Haggard, Snap Shots

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Way – Out Wedding –
Center Picture, Groom – Mitchell Owen, Bride – Roland Southard –  Top Left picture - Attendants – John Nicholson, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Dale Haws, Top Right picture Dean Fuller, John Nicholson, Roland Southard, Dale Haws, Mitchell Owen, Mike Gillen, Jack Armstrong, John Phillips, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Nickey Burleson; Middle Left Picture – Billy Joe “Bill” Hill & Gale Ann Gillen , Middle Right Picture – Doris Putman, Roland Southard, Bottom Left Picture – Dean Fuller, Steve Tipping, John Phillips, Mike Gillen, Jack Armstrong,  Right Bottom Picture – Buford Gee, Roland Southard, Mitchell Owen, Nickey Burleson

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Seniors Present “It Happens Every Christmas” – Snap Shots

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High School Coronation Court –
Barney Gaines, Margie Watson, Billy Ford, Valerie Gaines, Gary Bailey, Kay Reid, John Phillips, Doris Putman, King- John Nicholson, Queen – Jeanne Owen, Melissa McCormick, Dale Haws, Linda Phillips, David Page, Pam Gillen, Kenneth Brooks, Jennifer Seely, Craig Page

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It’s A Man’s World – Announcer-
Marilyn Springer – Dance Foursome -  Gale Ann Gillen,  Susan “Susie” Warren, Linda Gail Ryno, Susan Eddlemon; Men in Uncle Sam’s Life – Roland Southard, Mitchell Owen, Nickey Burleson, Donnie Patterson, Buford Gee, Jackie Armstrong, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill; Music Makers – Buford Gee & Mary Frances Carroll; “Men in My Little Girl’s Life” – Nickey Burleson, Jack Haden, Mike Barham, Gary Armstrong, Mary Alice Fuller, Catherine Ann “Cathy” Hinkle, Mary Frances Carroll, Barbara Boswell, Jo Ann Ward, Dennis Bryant, Ken Haws,  & others; Seven Ages of Man – Larry Graham, Walter Swan, Donnie Patterson, Carolyn Larremore,  Dean Fuller, Gary Armstrong & others

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Swinging Christmas – Snap Shots

Page 109
First Year Book –1928, The Bloom

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Picture of 1928-Blooming Grove School;
1928 Bloom Staff –  Back Row – Feature -
Beatrice Robinson, Under Classes - Louise Thompson, Athletics – Suenell Melton,  Senior Editor – Nettie Duncan; Humor – William “Son” Campbell, Snap-Shots – John A. Christie, Jr.; Front Row – Editor-in-chief- Patty Mae Harris, Art Editor – Kermit Cumpston, Advertising Manager – Zama Griffin, Business Manager – Jay Sewell, Jr.

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Reception for 1928 Bloom Staff –
Top Left picture – Tina Humphries, Middle Top – Marilyn Springer & Melissa McCormick , Top right – Marsha Gaines; Middle Left – Nickey Burleson & Mitchell Owen, Center – Doris Putman, Bottom Left – 1928 Grad & Jack Edwards, Bottom Right – 1928 Grad, John Miller Reid; Ruth Ramsey, 1928 Grad, Beatrice (Robinson) McCormick

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Summer 1967 –
Top Left – Susan Eddlemon, John Nicholson & others , Top Right – Gale Ann Gillen, 2nd row – Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Jackie Armstrong, Mitchell Owen; Middle Right – Linda Ruth Whitner & others, Bottom Left – Dean Fuller, Jackie Armstrong, Jeanne Owen, Susan Eddlemon; Bottom Right – Dean Fuller, Jackie Armstrong, John Nicholson, Nona Vest & others

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Homecoming Editor’s Tea –
1928 Patty Harris, 1953 Carolyn Hinkle, 1942 Melba Jean Page, 1966 Polly Bramall, 1951 Tommy Farish, 1961 Carol McSpadden; 1958 Shirley McSpadden, 1962 Jody Owen, 1948 Wanda Westbrook, 1947 Wynell Gillen, 1959 Donna Richardson, 1941 Jean Crawford; 1955 Mary Bess Spencer, 1965 Sandra “Sandi” McClure,  1957 Reba Nell Daniel, 1968 Melissa McCormick, 1967 Sherry Mahone

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Happiness is Homecoming – Registration –
Marilyn Springer, Gale Ann Gillen, Margaret (Barham) Jordan, & others; Snap Shots

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Homecoming –
Patty Mae (Harris) George, Ruth Ramsey---Past Football Sweethearts ---Wayne Frederick, Maureta (Spivey) Taylor, J. O. McSpadden (50th Golden Anniversary Class) Gerald Simpson, Elton McGlure & others----------Class of 1942 , Malda Jane Goodrich, Melba Jean Page, Billy Lamar Gillen, Imogene Shell, & others; Cousins 3 Band, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Jack Armstrong & John Nicholson

Page 116
Homecoming Game – B.G vs. Hubbard – Queen –
Tena Humphries, Billy Gillen, Home Coming Queen Runners – up – Marsha Gaines, Jeanne Owen, Nona Vest; Snap Shots

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Congratulations –From Editor of 1928 Annual-
Patty (Harris) George

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Honoring Mrs. Ruth (Edmundson) Ramsey –
Jim Roger & Margaret Ramsey, Judy & Steve

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Snap Shots

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Congratulations from 1939 Graduates –
Jean (Griffin) Wilkinson, Mary (Warren) Armstrong, Evelyn (McClure) Minatra, Dean Minatra, Sadie (Hiler) Hill, Macie Lee (Perry) Sykes; Naomie Crecelious, Genell (Farmer) French, Lurene (French) Green, Helen (Crocker) Watkins, Janie Sheppard, Catherine (Wiggs) Armstrong, Frances (Carroll) Holderman,  Geraldine (Holditch) Letzer, Helen Brooks, Annis Butler, E. J. Glenn, Blake Gillen, Bruce Meador, Sidney Moore, Elmer Mosley, Maurice Darden, Eady Spain, Herschel Minatra, Richard Cheek, Lottie Tillman, Billy Brooks, Johnny Russell, Helen Ruth (McCulloch) Widener,

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Congratulations from the Class of 1947 –
Sponsored by Benny Hinkle

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Congratulations from Daddy Drew Gillen, Bertha & Family –
Gale Ann Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Billy Gillen, Karen Gillen, Bill Gillen, Jimmy Gillen, Doris Gillen, Blake Gillen, Jim Patterson, Kenny Patterson, Larry Drew Gillen, Sherri Lynn Gillen, Carolyn Jane Gillen, Patti June Gillen, Charles Drew Gillen, Maxine Brown, Nolan Brown, Betty Brown, Jan & Stacie Brown, Bobby Brown, Randy Patterson, Wynell Patterson, Bertha Gillen, Drew Gillen, Mary Gillen, Kevin Patterson, Karen Patterson, Sloan Brown, Gay Gillen

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In Memory of John Dennington by Class of 1950; In Memory of Meta Ann (Hargrove) Clark –Class of 1956 –
Carolyn (McCormick) Gilbert, Virginia (McCormick) Brackett, James Jones, Wendell Lee “Peb” Richards, Peggy (Flovin) Gillen

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Congratulations from B.G.Class of 1930 –
James C. Sewell, District Judge

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Congratulations from Marcus Williams, Editor 1963, Carolyn Carroll , Assistant Editor 1963; Congratulations from Bill Carroll , Valedictorian 1966 –Verlan Ewing – Salutatorian 1966; Congratulations from Blooming Grove Times –
E.D. McCormick 1926,  Beatrice (Robinson) McCormick 1928, Virginia McCormick Monarch Editor 1956, Adelaide McCormick Valedictorian 1961, Melissa McCormick Monarch Editor 1968

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In Memory of Nadine Dorsey by Mother Mrs. Emma Born

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In Honor of Past Teachers – By
Jimmy Nicholson 1962, Dan Nicholson 1966; Congratulations – by Charles Drew Gillen 1951, Carolyn (Hinkle) Gillen 1953, Congratulations – by Harry E. Simpson 1922; Many Happy Returns – by Mr. & Mrs. R. E. (Earn) Williams, Marcus Williams 1963,  Phyllis Williams 1966; In Memory of Our Brother Jimmy L. Crawford, President of Class 1951,  by Jean (Crawford) Tatum & Mack Crawford

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Congratulations from W. E. (Sam) Carroll Family –
Sam 1936, Lorraine (George) Carroll 1935, Carolyn Carroll 1963 , Bill Carroll 1966, Mary Frances Carroll 1971

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Congratulations from E. O. Barham
(a B. G. Ex) , Patricia (Barham) McGraw 1961, Dr. Bobby Gene Barham 1959, Billy Wayne McGraw 1959

Page 130
First State Bank honors its Blooming Grove School Exes –
B. L. Ralston, President,  Fern (Hiler) Woodland class of 1936, Jean (Sheppard) Hinkle Class of 1950,  Mary Springer

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Honoring B.G.’s Favorite Teacher- Coach –Beatrice Price  -
by her girls; The Fullers Say “Happy 25th” – Jim Fuller, BG Ex—Alice Fuller, BG EX----Myrtle Fuller 1960,  Nellie Fuller 1961,   Jimmy Fuller  1966,,  Carl Dean Fuller  1968, Mary Alice Fuller 1971; Billy King honors first Grade 1928—Robbie Fulton, Mildred Rogers, Mary Wyche, Fay Dixon, Mary Adkinson, J. E. Kagler, H. D. Thompson, Ray Green, Mable Sheppard, Ruby Davis, Mellie Bryant, Frank Tippen, Ray Dixon, Travis Fuller, Doris Cagle, Evelyn McClure, Sadie Hiler, Elizabeth Wiggs, Edna Boyd, Fae Foster, Estell Barham, Gus Willeford, Fred Griffin, Ralph George, Billy King, Hal (Cowtail) Brown, S. D. Thompson, Thomas Campbell, Teacher – Miss Alyne Youngblood; Kermit Cumpston T.V. Radio & Repair honors 25 th Annual –Kermit Cumpston  class of 1928 & Nettie (Duncan) Cumpston class of 1928 Hiler Motor—Doug Hiler class of 1956,  Mary (Tipping) Hiler class of 1958 ,, daughter Kim

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Homecoming Snap Shots

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Fred Southard scores 3 touchdowns with 3 sons –
Freddy class 1957,  Kenneth class 1959,  Roland class 1968; The McSpaddens – Justin O. Sr. class of 1917,  Mary Ann McSpadden ex-teacher,  Justin O. Jr. class of 1953, Danny class of 1956, Shirley class of 1958, Carol class of 1961; Town & Country Candy honors teachers – pictured --Bobby Doyle Tipping, W. A. Haden, Lorraine (George) Carroll, Bee (Mabry) Pitts

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Happy Birthday from the class of 1942 –
Donated by : Maxine (Gillen) Brown, J. C. Fulton, Geneva (Page) MacDonald, Jimmy Patterson, Helen (Yates) Warren, J. W. Frederick, Jackie Dale Jordan, Ellis Montgomery, Y. M. Putman, Glen Wiggs

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Class of 1958 – Sponsored by Dr. Roland Haden –
pictured : Tommy Huff, Sandra (Mahone) Huff, Virginia McGraw, Sandra (Hiler) Callicutt, Jack Callicutt, Billl Newell, Linda (Turner) Newell, Mary Frances (Tipping) Hiler, Doris Annette Eddlemon; Jack Armstrong Class of 1944 honors his son Jackie Class of 1968 – pictured, John Nicholson, Billy Joe “Bill” Hill, Jackie Armstrong  --Snap shot

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Honoring Mayor McGaha – Picture -
by his wife Freda (Dale) McGaha a BG Ex –and their children—Tonja, Tracy, Ronnie; Congratulations from class of 1962 –Jody (Owen) Worsham, Edd Hill, Janice (Vest) Baggett, Jimmy Nicholson, Katherine (Armstrong) McKennon; Happy Birthday from the Leone Reeds from Barry; Editor of 1958 Monarch –Virginia (McCormick) Brackett commends the staff of ’68 on a job well done; Mary (Spencer) Brown editor of 1955 Monarch; Capt. & Mrs. Gorden Winfield (Melba Jean Page) class of 1942 –children Janis & Page

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Congratulations from Seniors of 1957—
paid by – Reba (Daniel) Ferrell, Judy (Gillen) Saunders, Rachel (McGraw) Haden, Raymond Gorden, Lucy (Brister) Leach, Virginia (Trussell) McGraw, Clara (Montgomery) Hollingsworth; Happy Birthday –Sandi McClure Editor of 1965 Monarch---Picture; Class of 1967 –picture; Beat Hubbard----we did!!!  District 23-A Champs, Dr. Charles H. Carter; Best Wishes—Brand Ranch, Owners Mr. & Mrs George Crider (Adrelyn “Babe” Westbrook,,BG Graduate)

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Class of 1960 –picture -
Jean Brister, Jimmy McClure, Jimmy Garrison, Nancy Hatley, Eldon “Bubba” Hiler, Pat Woodland, Darrell Northern, Richard Hinkle, Barbara Coker, Emma Thompson, Wanda Ruth Dozier, Judy Carolyn Haden, Carolyn Dugan

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Birthday Greetings from BG Exes-
Katie (Hope) Crocker 1909,  Derwood George 1922, Inez (Campbell) Bouton 1923, Sue (Harris) George 1923, Louise (McCormick) Ramsey 1923, Adelaide Robinson 1923, G. E. Ramsey Jr. 1925, Edward McClure 1926, Jewell (Green) Ramsey 1928, John Miller Reid 1928, Ruth (Holland) Blue 1930; Douglas L. Magee 1930,  Sue (Wilkinson) Magee 1930,  Katie B. (McAdams) Smith 1930,  Helen (McCormick) Michaelson 1934, Evelyn (McClure) MInatra 1939, Jesse (Smith) Melton 1940,  Zelda (Brown) Mayo 1941, Jean (Crawford) Tatum 1942,  Billy G. Baggett 1943; John W. Frederick Jr. 1943,  Theresa (Furra) Cunningham 1945, Frances (Frederick) Green 1945, Macel (Hiler) Nicholson 1945; Mary (Lane) Ryno 1947, Gerald Simpson 1948, Betty Jean (Gardner) Frederick 1949, Bruce R. Lane 1950, Darlene (Melton) Beckler 1951; Joyce (French) Melton 1951, Tommye (Trussell) Gilliam 1954, Robert C. Lane 1954, Wanda (Barham) Hambrick 1955, Patsy (Dozier) Lane 1957; Deannie (Trussell) McGraw 1957, Dr. John Reid 1957, Alice (Barham) Bell 1959, Bob Bell 1959, Carolyn (Ward) Andrew 1961, Danny Mahone 1964; Frankie Horton 1966, Vivian Ruth “Bibbs” Ward 1966, Bobbie Jean (Varnell) Beam,ex,  Carl David McGraw ex , Herschel Minatra ex

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Message from Editor-
Melissa McCormick

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AD –
Joe Humphries & Family—Picture- Tina Humphries

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Ads –
Beauty Box –Picture- 1967 Cheerleaders; Blooming Grove Lumber Co- honors – Clovis Haden 1930, Roland Haden 1958, Jimmy Haden 1962, David Haden 1964; New Corner Drug – picture – Ernestine Williams, Lena Thompson, Violet Dunaway—honoring Emma Thompson 1960,  Jerry Thompson 1961

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Bruce McCormick Insurance Co.; McGraw & Parks Filling Station ; Billy Hargrove , commissioner of Precinct 4

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Ad –
Saunders Food Store – picture- owners Carroll Lee & Fayrene Saunders

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ad –
Magee House – picture – owner – Jewell Magee, honoring Dwayne Magee class of 1934

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Ads –
Loyd Simpson’s Palace Barber Shop; Pullins Sinclair; McCormick Funeral Service; Fay’s Beauty Shop; Compliments of Sammie & Viola Saunders; Shell’s Variety Store - picture

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Ads –
H. S. Whorton Feed Store; Looney’s Gro & Mkt; City Café, owner Bobby McCamey; Massengale Texaco honors Billy Wayne Massengale-picture- Roy Massengale; J. R, Patterson Pharmacy; Seniors 1968

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Ad –
Barry Gin honors BG Graduates from Barry : Roger Bryant 1959, Nelson Grimmett 1959, Billy Wayne Massengale 1959, Ann Mitchell 1959, Floydena Monds 1959, Raymond Lee Worsham 1959, Barbara Coker 1960, Jo Carolyn Cox 1960, Henry Grimmett 1960, Billy Dan Bell 1961, Wanda Harris 1961, Lyndon Parks 1961, Patsy Worsham 1961, Jo Carolyn Owen 1962, Betty Kay Coker 1962, Jimmy Pinales 1962, Jimmy Nicholson 1962, Robert “Junior” Luther 1963, Charles Worsham 1963, Ronald Hollingsworth 1964,  Gloria Phillips 1964, Gilda Reed 1965, Kay Watson 1965, Artis Allen 1966, Dorothy Bailey 1966, Dan Nicholson 1966, Joyce Phillips 1966, Ollie Mae Edmerson 1967, Easter Buckner 1967, Judy Kitchens 1967, Debbie Luther 1967, Jerry Parker 1967, Prezell Solomon 1967; Picture – mgr. Buell Robinson & employee

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– Quality Food Store – picture – Katie (Hope) Crocker class 1909, Don McGraw 1958, Ricky McGraw

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Ad –
Barry Gro & Mkt – Picture

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Southwest Sprayer & Chemical Co. – picture – Seniors

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Ad –
William Griffis Gin

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Ad –
Walter McDaniel District Clerk –Picture

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Ads –
Reid’s Pharmacy; Taylor Studio, Eula Mae Boyd; McMinn Gulf – Picture; Putman- Raley Service Station –Picture; M. Evans Jewelry; Dairy Mart

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Ads –
Miles Furniture Store; Herod’s Radiator & Electric; Mrs. Ethel M. Still, assessor & Collector of Taxes; Cooper Shoe Store; Forbeez; City Office Supply; Central Monument Works, Roy Harrison & Jimmy Yarber; J. M. Dyer Co

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Ad –
Golden Motor Co.—Salesman Gordon W. Lee  & C. O. Golden

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Ads –
Tom White Chevrolet; Currington Cleaners; Larry D. Green Shoe Store; Sparkman’s Bait House – Picture

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Ads –
Wolf Brand Chili; State National Bank

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Ads –
Roderick’s Cleaners; Smart Shop; Cecil Griffith West End Service Station; Texas Miller Products, Inc; Oak’s Golf Course; Navarro County Tractor Co, Owner, J. W. Christie; Goodyear Service Stores; Hand’s Furniture

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Ads –
Texas Power & Light –Picture – Senior Class; Post Office Newsstand, Elmer Pryor; American Club Motel & Restaurant, Owners Mr. & Mrs. Ralph England; George F. Baum, Big 4 Shoe Store; Harris Lumber Company

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Ads –
Stewart Motor Co.; Hall’s Drugs; Stroube Implement Co.; Sears; Doolen Gulf Service; K.A.N.D. Radio Station

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Ads –
Johnny Sirman Auto Co---Picture- J. C. Penney’s Co Inc.; Collin Street Bakery; Navarro Savings & Loan Association, Lee Brookshire, President

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Ads –
Kenneth Douglas, County Judge; Pete McCain; H. Clyve Riddels County Clerk

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 Ads – Capehart’s Texaco Service Station; 3rd Ave Meat Mkt.; Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.; Hutson Automotive; City Produce; Ray Martin’s North American

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Ads –
Paul Mitchell Hardware; Fullerton Gro & Mkt; K. Wolens; Mitchams Appliance Store; Atkeisson Radio & TV Service, Billy Atkeisson & Joe Atkeisson; Western Auto Associate Store, Owner, Leland Kattner; Gibson Discount Center

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Ads –
Corsicana Production Credit Association; Joe York Furniture Co; Navarro Auto Paint & Body Shop; Dairy Queen Drive- In – Pictured – Gale Ann Gillen, Tina Humphries, Melissa McCormick, Marilyn Springer

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Ads –
Wonder Bread; Herman Youngblood’s Ins. Agency; Jack Baggett’s Enco Service Station; Louis Schwarts Cotton Co.; W. O. McClung’s Cue Club; Buck’s Appliance Store

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Ads –
First National Bank; State Farm Insurance; Bill McPhaill’s Electronic Sales & Service; United Dollar Store; Builders Supply Co

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Ads –
Rufus Pevehouse Sheriff; King’s Grocery; Carraway & Omberg Ins.; Navarro County Elec. Co-operative Inc.; O. M. Bailey’s Model Cleaners; Oil City Iron Works

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Ads –
Jack Baggett’s Enco Service Station; West Inn Drive In; Patterson’s Pharmacy; Whiteselle Brick & Lumber Co

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Ads –
Wadel-Connally Co.; Coca-Cola Bottling Co; McColpin Grain; Lone Star Gas; Yearbook Staff

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Ads –
Cabell’s Dairy; Who’s Who ? The Champions; Hickory House –Picture

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Ad –
L. G. Balfour Co –Picture

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Senior Autographs

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Taylor Publishing Co

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Inside Left Cover Page
Volumes of Yearbooks- pictured –
1963, 1959, 1948, 1947, 1941, 1958, 1951, 1957, 1954, 1956, 1928

Inside Right Cover Page
Volumes of Yearbooks- pictured –
1950, 1955, 1952, 1966, 1953, 1965, 1967, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1949, 1942

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Addendum Booklet

Page 1
Cover Page

Page 2
"Mary Stuart" One-Act Play - Buford Gee, Nona Vest, Melissa McCormick, Nickey Burleson, & Candid Photos

Page 3
Youth Exposition

Page 4
Speech Activities

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Candid Photos & Senior Trip

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Graduation Exercises & Candid Photos

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In Memory of Class of 1942: Wendall Woodall; J. F. Ballew; John Gordon; & NHS Initation; Phyllis Smith, Second Grade Teacher; Lou Ann Guthrie, Western Riders Sweetheart; Yearbook Editor

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