The 1974 Monarch
Year Book of Blooming Grove School
Navarro County Texas


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Snap Shots of Seniors

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1974 Monarch – Volume 31

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Monarch Staff – Group –
Betty R. Morris, Jamie McGraw, Lula Roberts, Deniese Southard, Pam Putman, Peggy Charters, Debbie Collier, Karen Cunningham,; Vickie Walther, Roy Mendez, Betty Jo Warren; Photographer – Roy Mendez-----Sponsor – Mrs. Barbara Ralston; Personality Editor – Betty R. Morris, Assistant – Betty Jo Warren

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Monarch Staff – Class Editor –
Debbie Collier, Assistant – Peggy Charters; Business Manager – Deniese Southard, Assistant – Leigh Reynolds; Editor – Vickie Walther, Assistant – Jamie McGraw; Activities Editor – Sherry Ledbetter, Assistants- Karen Cunningham & Lula Roberts; Sports Editor – Pam Putman  (pictured with Coach Melba Manley)

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A Time for remembering- (Picture -
School Entrance), punishing ( Picture- Anita Raymer & students), resting (a dog) , planning (pictured- Marcus Melton & others)

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A Time for  – learning (
Picture of group of students), striving - ( Touchdown for Lions-snapshot), dreading- (Mrs Lorene Trussell & Robert Griffin) Eating – (lunchroom group ), spirit – (pep-rally group)

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A Time for – practicing –
(Alan Barnes at the drums), playing (picture of children at play), surprising – (Larry Drew Gillen, David Richards, Leigh Reynolds) Being together – ( seniors – Charles Michael Harris,, Craig Ryno, Billy Harold Burleson, Pamela Kay Putman, Sherry Lynn Ledbetter, Jimmie Eugene Lee, Gussie Gee, David Richards, Larry Drew Gillen, Gordon Griffin, Charles Michael Harris, Marc Bryant, David Burroughs, Lawrence Gregg Jr. , Jimmie Faye Ingram, Leigh Reynolds, Jamie McGraw, Tim Bowling, Karen Cunningham, Peggy Diane Charters,  Roy Mendez, Betty Jo Warren, Betty Ruth Morris, Tina Jo Armstrong, Debbie Collier, Mary Ruth Burroughs, Vickie Marie Walther

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School Board – President – Wayne Nelson, J.K. Melton, Harold Don McGraw, Alva Lynn Smith, O. M. Bailey, Jimmy Nicholson, Noel Furra

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Superintendent –
Charlie L. Uselton,    Secretary – Virginia A. McGraw

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A Time for Guidance – Principal –
Don Nimmo, Tax Assessor – Doris Ray; Nimmo’s helpers ?  - Patti June Gillen, Debra Jones, Charlotte Richards, Cathy Ledbetter, Leigh Reynolds; Helpers or Snoopers??? – Danny Andrews & OTHERS

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Faculty –
Greg Bailey, Jane (Mann) Bailey, Grady Barnes, Melba Coker, Dave Garrett; Snap Shots – Top Left – Barbara Ralston,   Top Left – Dave Garrett,   Bottom Left – Coaches- Melba Manley, Greg Bailey, Stephen Watson, Bottom Right – Dorothy Martin

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Faculty –
Thecil Horine, Dorothy Martin, Ralph Page, Barbara Ralston, Anita Raymer, Lorene Trussell, Stephen Watson; Snap Shots – Top Left – Anita RAymer,  Top Right – Ralph Page,  Bottom Left – Lorene Trussell & Jane (Mann) Bailey,  Middle – Grady Barnes – Bottom Right – Thecil Horine

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Faculty –
Renee Holmes, Candyce Wylie, Kathy Rhea, Jo Delle Nesmith, Lula Carroll; Left – Renee Holmes,  Top Right- Lula Carroll, Bottom – Alma Bridges

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Faculty –
Myrle Floyd, Dorothy Branam, Polly Downs, Grace Jones; Snap Shots – Top – Kathy Rhea & Candyce Wylie; Middle – Jo Delle Nesmith,       Bottom Right - Myrle Floyd,  Bottom Right – Dorothy Branam

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Faculty –
Anne Nimmo, Patsy Smith, Mary Springer; Snap Shots – Top Right – Mary Springer & Children, Middle Left – Polly Downs,  Top Left – Grace Jones,  Bottom – Anne Nimmo & Patsy Smith

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Snap Shots –
Top Left – David Richards, Marc Bryant, Derwood Cleveland, James Ingram, Larry Drew Gillen & others  Top Right – Group of Girls----Middle Right –Pep rally group; Middle – Marc Bryant & Debbie Collier,    Middle Right – Deniese Southard        Bottom Right – Cheerleaders – Deniese Southard, Debby Collier, Rita Russell, Marie Dobbins, Kathy Herrin-Sweetheart, Leigh Reynolds,        Bottom Left – Mary Ruth Burroughs

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Seniors  Class Officers -  President
- Roy Mendez,  Vice President - Mike Harris, Secretary – Pam Putman, Treasurer- Leigh Reynolds, Reporter – Jamie McGraw, Student Council Rep.- Peggy Charters

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Seniors – Snap Shots –
Group of Seniors at School Entrance; Seniors – Tina Jo Armstrong, Terry Michael Bowling, Billy Marc Bryant, Billy Harold Burleson, David Hort Burroughs, Mary Ruth Burroughs, Peggy Diane Charters; Debra Kay “Debbie” Collier

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Seniors –
Karen Jean Cunningham, Gussie Curlie Gee, Larry Drew Gillen, Lawrence Gregg Jr., Gordon L. Griffin Jr., Charles Michael Harris, Jimmy Faye Ingram, Mary Lou Kirk; Senior Snap shots – Top - Mary Lou Kirk & Charles Michael Harris,  Bottom Left – Gussie Gee , Bottom Right – Deniese Southard, Betty Ruth Morris, Gordon Griffin, Debbie Collier

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Seniors – 
Sherry Jeanne Ledbetter, Jimmy Eugene Lee, Jamie Elaine McGraw, John Lewis McIntosh, Roy Mendez, Betty Ruth Morris, Mary Yvonne Putman, Pamela Kay Putman; Snap Shots – Top Left – Lawrence Gregg Jr., & others, Top Right – Roy Mendez,    Bottom – Yvonne Putman & others

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Seniors – Leigh Anne Reynolds, David Wayne Richards, Lula Mae Roberts, James Craig Ryno, Sharon Deniese Southard, Vickie Marie Walther, Betty Jo Warren; Snap Shots – Top right – Marc Bryant,  Top Left – Senior Group Picture,  Middle – Karen Cunningham, Bottom Left – Jimmy Eugene Lee; Bottom right -  Betty Jo Warren, Sherry Ledbetter, Pam Putman

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List of Senior Achievements -  

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Snap Shots –
Top Right – Vickie Walther & Jamie McGraw,  Middle Left – Pam Putman,   Center – David Richards,   Middle Right – Leigh Reynolds, Bobby Ralston; Bottom Left – Deniese Southard,  Middle Bottom – Larry Drew Gillen,  & others

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Junior Class Officers -  President
- Donald Kelly, Vice President- Mike Wisdom,  Secretary – Marie Dobbins, Treasurer – Mike Jordan,; Reporter- Rita Russell,  Student Council Rep. – Cindy Vest; Juniors – Billy Anderson, Danny Andrews, Robbie Andrews, Becky Armstrong

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Juniors –
Jimmy Clyde Armstrong, Joe Mark Armstrong, Judy Atchley, Thelma Bailey, Carolyn Barham, Karen Barham, Alan Barnes, James Batson; Top Left – Reporter – Rita Russell; Snap Shots

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Juniors –
Kathy Bryant, Derward Cleveland, Loy D. Collins, Bill Davis, Marie Dobbins, Jeannie Ellington, Ethel Faulk, Lucy Ferrer, Larry Hugh Gillen, Pam Green, Kathie Herrin, Chris Hoffma, Steve Hunt, James Ingram; Snap Shots- Derwood Cleveland, Bill Davis, & others

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Juniors –
Janita Johnston, Helen Jones, Mike Jordan, Donald Kelly, Kathy Ledbetter, Becky Lindeman, Bobby Lindeman, Rodney Lusk, Raymond Marr; Marcus Melton, David O’Rear, Janice Phillips, Kelly Page, Steven Raper Snap Shots – Top Left – Marie Dobbins,    Top right – Alan Barnes & James Ingram

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Juniors –
Mark Reynolds, Rita Russell, Elizabeth Searcy, Terry Thompson, David Tipping, Melanie Tipping, Henry Vasquez, Lydia Vasquez, Cindy Vest, Debra Williams, Mike Wisdom Snap Shots – Top Left – Kathy Ledbetter,  Right – Larry Hugh Gillen, Kelly Page & others, Bottom Left – Jimmy Clyde Armstrong & others

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Sophomore Class Officers – President –
Loran Seely,  Vice President –Wayne Putman,  Secretary – Lyndal Gillen,  Reporter – Billy Smith, Student Council Rep. -  Debra Jones

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Sophomores –
Steven Adams, Dennis Arnold, Gina Atchley, Joe Bailey, Debbie Barham, Janet Barham, Debbie Braddock, Tim Carney, Steve Cavender, Bennie Collier, Keith Cunningham, Joy Dobbins, Mike Dunaway, Barbara Ann Faulk, Bobby Gantt, Danny Gillen, Lyndal Gillen, Patti June Gillen, Donna Gillentine, Angelo Gonzales; Snap Shots – Right – Jennifer Page, Charlotte Richards, Carol Hoffma, Patti June Gillen & others Left – Group of Boys

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Sophomores –
Charlotte (Richards) Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, James Gregg, Robert Griffin, Carole Hoffma, Margaret Harwell, Dana Holland, Archie Hunt, Debra Jones, Joyce Larremore, David McGraw, Steve McGraw, Jennifer Page, Mike Pullin, Wayne Putman, Cindy Rainwater, Loran Seely, Billy Smith, Cindy Smith, Ira Swan, Patricia Terry, Debbie Watkins, Kenneth Watkins Snap Shots – Left - Carol Hoffma & others,  Right – Gina Atchley, Joy Dobbins, Margaret Harwell

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Freshman Class Officers – President –
Dusty Ledbetter,  Vice President –    Kelly Russell, Secretary – Donna Jones, Treasurer – Jerry Brooks, Freshmen – William Armstrong, Charles “Chucky” Barham, Billy Barham, Beth Barham, Connie Barnes, Debbie Batson, Bob Blake, Kirk Briggs, Jerry Brooks, Michael Charters

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Freshman Class Officers - Reporter –
Donna Smith, Student Council Rep –Chris Tipping Freshmen – Ricky Collier, Baldomaro Ferrer, Edward Fullerton, Ricardo Granado, Kathy Gillen, Diana Gonzalez, Paul Johnston, Donna Jones, Peggy Jordan, Benny Lindeman, Dusty Ledbetter, Jerry Madera Snap Shot – Debbie Batson & Jerry Brooks  

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Freshmen –
Jerry Massey, Duane Melton, Beverly Moore, Sherman Putman, Mark Randall, James Richards, Kelly Russell, Howard Seely, Donna Smith, Joe Smith, Karen Smith, Chris Tipping, Johnny Vaclavik, Victor Walther, Wanza Warren; Snap shots – Top Left – Sherman Putman, Charles “Chucky” Barham, Kelly Russell, Billy Barham, Edward Fullerton & others, Top Right – group of boys; Bottom left – Howard Seely, James Richards, Edward Fullerton, & others,  Bottom Right – Donna Smith, Beverly Moore, & other

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Junior High

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Junior High Class Officers – Eighth Grade – President –
Steve Mendez, Vice President – Tim Bowling, Secretary – Cherryl Crouch, Treasurer – Terri North, Reporter – Jo Anne Ewers,  Representative  - Carol Armstrong Seventh Grade – President – Liz Andrews, Vice President – Linda Ingram, Secretary – Ricky McGraw, Treasurer – Cathy Ingram, Reporter – Robin Ralston, Representative  - Laurie Saunders

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Eighth Grade –
Debbie Andrews, Carol Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Anita Barham, Tim Bowling, Mike Bryant, Sharon Carpenter, Simon Carrizales, Milton Collins, Cherryl Crouch, Darla Derden, Richard Ebbinga, Jo Anne Ewers, Carolyn Felder, Letitia Ferrer, Donna Furra, Paula Gillen, Terry Gregg, Tim Hatley, Jimmy Ingram, Wayne Lusk, Joey McClure, Tonja McGaha, Monica McGraw, David Madera, Dudley Madera, Becky Marr, Steve Mendez, Wayne Minatra, Sherry Moore, Horace Neal, Jesse Neal, Gary Nelson, Terri North, Jackie Phillips, Sharon Rainwater, Roger Richards, Debbie Smith, Randy Springer, Billy Sullivan, Joe Vasquez, Ernest Walker, Marie Woods; Eighth Grade Class Favorites – Jo Anne Ewers & Randy Springer; Snap Shot – Cherryl Crouch & Joey McClure

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Seventh Grade – Liz Andrews, Belinda Armstrong, Becky Armstrong, Lester Bailey, Gary Barham, James Barham, Kevin Batson, Michael Bowen, Tim Butler, Randy Charters, Benny Collins, Regina Ebbinga, Elvin Faulk, Cynthia Ferrer, Danny Ferrer, Donna Fullerton, Doug Furra, Janice Gillentine, Joe Green, Cathy Ingram, Linda Ingram, Jill Johnston, Anthony Kelly, David Larremore, Debbie Larremore, Tracy McGaha, Ricky McGraw, Benny Melton, Karen Melton, Randy Melton, Monroe Moore, Karen Morgan, Don Morton, Tina Murray, Mike Nelson, David Peters, Robin Ralston, Randy Richards, Laurie Saunders, Cory Smith, Karen Smith, Vikki Uselton, Kenneth Walther, Sharon Williams, Carole Worsham; Seventh Grade Class Favorites – Vikki Uselton & Ricky McGraw; Snap Shot – Benny Melton, Laurie Saunders, Benny Collins, David Peters, Donna Fullerton

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Seventh Grade Football Team – Lester Bailey, Anthony Kelly, Benny Collins, Joe Green, Elvin Faulk, Doug Furra, Kevin Batson, Randy Richards, Ricky McGraw, Kenneth Walther, Don Morton, Manager – Tracy McGaha, Danny Ferrer, Cory Smith, Mike Nelson, Randy Charters, David Peters, Tim Butler, Gary Barham, James Barham, Benny Melton Randy Melton, Manager – David Larremore Eighth Grade Football Team – Randy Springer, Wayne Lusk, Ernest Walker, Horace Neal, Milton Collins, Jesse Neal, Tim Bowling, Manager – David Larremore, Joe Vasquez, Gary Nelson, Gary Armstrong, Steve Mendez, Terry Gregg, Joe McClure, Dudley Madera, Manager – Tracy McGaha Coach – Don Nimmo Cheerleaders – Liz Andrews, Becky Armstrong, Jo Anne Ewers, Cherryl Crouch, Carol Armstrong  Sweetheart – Debbie Anderson

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Cubs Boys Basketball – Coach – Greg Bailey, Dave Garrett, Terry Gregg, Randy Melton, Benny Collins, Mike Nelson, Gary Armstrong, Horace Neal, Joe Green, Manager – Doug Furra Tim Butler, Gary Barham, Wayne Minatra, Ricky McGraw, Jesse Neal, Elvin Faulk, Ernest Walker, Joey McClure, Randy Richards, Tim Bowling, Wayne Lusk, Jimmy Ingram, Horace Neal, Milton Collins,  Gary Nelson; Cubs Girls Basketball – Coach – Melba Manley, Marie Woods, Sharon Williams, Cathy Ingram, Linda Ingram, Monica McGraw, Tonja McGaha, Donna Furra – Manager – Sherry Moore; Becky Marr, Terri North, Debbie Larremore, Paula Gillen, Carolyn Felder, Carol Armstrong, Robin Ralston, Debbie Anderson, Cherryl Crouch

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In Memoriam of Mrs. Lena Neal

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Sixth Grade –
Jimmy Anderson, Dolores Barham, Tammy Blissett, Randy Borgeson, William Bray, Tim Campbell, Nancy Charters, Debra Crouch, Teresa Gonzales, Frank Gonzales, Betty Gregg, Pamela Hope, Evonne Hughes, Kim Johnson, Wendy Ledbetter, Linda Lusk, Ted Marr, Ronald McGaha, Charlotte McGraw, Donna McGraw, Richard Mendez,Jerry North, Rusty Potter, Melanie Russell, Karen Seely, Keith Smith, Jamey Tipping, Sherri Uselton, Conselo Vasquez, Treasa Walther, Wendell Warren, Benjamin Williford; Snap shots

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Fifth Grade – David Armstrong, Gina Armstrong, Mark Barham, Lynda Batson, Gary Batson, Teena Blissett, Rhonda Bryant, Dawn Butler, Christine Carrizales, Darlene Carrizales, Delia Ferrer, Timothy Ferrer, Jimmy Guy Garrison, Rhetta Gillen, Pedro Gonzales, Johnny Gorden, Kimberly Gorden, Denise Harris, Teresa Herrin, Timothy Kindrick, Nancy Lusk, Shirley McCarter, Regina McGraw, Penny Melton, James Moore, Joni Murray, Cedric Nelson, Gary North, Diana Owen, Leslie Prickett, Lynn Pyle, Janith Russell, Kenia Smith, Tommy Stewart, Robert Toten, Louis Vasquez, Lucy Vasquez, Donald Williford Snap Shots

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Fourth Grade – Lee Sol Armstrong, Steve Armstrong, Charles Barham, Brad Barham, Sherry Barham, Mark Batson, Perry Borgeson, Tammy Bowen, Gandy Bray, Stephanie Chesser, Sherman Collins, Patricia Conway, Rhonda Dixon, Chuck Dover, David Gantt, Marilyn Gowan, Billie Jean Green, Rae Jeana Gullatt, Bill Heathco, Cynthia Heathco, Mykle Hughes, Dale Jordan, Deborah Lynn McGraw, Fredric “Freddy” McGraw, Melanie McGraw, Donna Morgan, Dina Nimmo, Dale Nix, Robert Prickett, Amanda Jane “Mandy” Richards, Tommy Richards, Kelly Smith, Kimberly Smith, Alicia Frances Southard, Tammy Thornton, Randy Uselton, William Watkins, Sherry Williams; Snap Shots

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Third Grade – Elvira Barajas, Harold Barham, Terry Blissett, Richard Bradley, Sloan Brown, Lonnie Cantrell, Roy Cantu, Dora Charrizales, Wade Derden, Ernest Ferrer, Patricia Ferrer, Timothy Gonzales, William Gowan, Milton Gregg, Loren Gullatt, Robbie Haggard, Suzanne Hollifield, Jeffery Larremore, Sherri Lusk, Deborah Massey, John McDaniel, Billy Todd McGraw, Myra M’Lis Melton, Paula Melton, Lee Ann Missildine, Sonya Mlynarski, James Prickett, Fran Pyle, Eddie Richards, Paula Sanches, Richard Glynn Saunders, Shirley Lynn Saunders, Tina Sisk, Lisa Smith, Johanna Tipping, Scott Tucker, Marie Vasquez, Vanetta Walker, Lutricia Watkins; Snap Shots

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Second Grade –
Criselda Aragon, Rudy Barajas, Patti Bray, Daniel Butler, Ronda Chesser, Vera Collins, Lynn Crouch, Dana Dawson, Dawn Garrison, Randy Gillen, Molly Gonzalez, Lisa Gorden, Jack Heathco, Kimberly Faith “Kim” Hiler, Terri McGraw, Elizabeth Mendez, Kevin Mitchell, Timothy Nicholson, Robert Nimmo, Larry North, Wayne Owen, Thomas Sisk, Teddy Ray Southard, Ladona Taylor, Penny Thorneberry, Fabian Vasquez, Marie Vasquez, Deborah Warren; Snap Shots

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First Grade – Carlos Aragon, Ace Andrew Armstrong, Teresa Barajas, Leonard Barham, Sammy Bass, Dawn Boyd, Samantha Bridges, Stacey Brown, Sonny Caldwell, Warren Caldwell, Nancy Carrizales, Darrell Cobb, Jennifer Elmore, Kathryn Ferrer, Mary Gregg, Tracey Harris, Kevin Kindrick, Toni Larremore, Jessica McGraw, Kyle Mitchell, Alyn Nix, Tammie Prickett, Mona Ralston, Jimmy Russell, Terry Slater, Shelby Southard, Sheryl Smith, Audra Thornton, Teresa Thornton, Chinessa Walker, Stephen Warren; Snap shots – Top Left – Sonny Caldwell, Warren Caldwell, & others     Top Right – Warren Caldwell & Teresa Thornton; Bottom – Dawn Boyd, Terry Slater, Nancy Carrizales, Stacey Brown, Jennifer Elmore, Mona Ralston,  & others

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Kindergarten – Christy Boyd, Renee Bradley, Trever Bray, Helen Caldwell, Dione Dawson, Janessa Dover, Gwendolyn Edmerson, Steven Felder, Wendy Glenn, Domingo Gonzales, Michael Hiler, Leslie James, Beverly Johnson, Donald Kindrick, Jeffery McGraw, Scott McGraw, Billy Murray, Johnny Nix, Michael Smith, Steven Smith, Timothy Sullivan, Kenneth Thorneberry, Charles Walker, Jr., Robbie Warren, Bryan Weaver, Douglas Worley, David Worsham, William Youngblood; Snap Shots – Top Left – Scott McGraw, David Worsham, Steven Smith,  & other; Bottom Left – Steven Felder, Dione Dawson, Gwendolyn Edmerson,  & others; Bottom Right – Bryan Weaver & Douglas Worley

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Elementary Coronation Court Picture; Queen – Dione Dawson, King – Les James

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Football Team Group Picture  12-A DISTRICT “CHAMPS”–  REGIONAL CHAMPS; Back Row - 
Sherman Putman, Rodney Lusk, David Tipping, Derwood Cleveland, Mike Wisdom, Craig Ryno, Steven Adams; Third Row – Coach – Steve Watson, Keith Cunningham, Gordon Griffin, Marc Bryant, Billy Burleson, David Wayne Richards, Larry Drew Gillen, Gussie Curley Gee, Donald Kelly, Charles “Chucky” Barham, Manager - ? Coach – Greg Bailey; Second Row – Manager – Danny Gillen, Mark Armstrong, Danny Andrews, Chris Tipping, Mark Reynolds, Wayne Putman, Tony Gonzales, Kelly Russell, David McGraw, Angelo Gonzales, Kelly Page; Bottom Row – Duane Melton, James Gregg, Tim Carney, Dusty Ledbetter, Loy D. Collins, Loren Seely, Steve Cavender, Paul Johnston, Bobby Gantt, Steve McGraw; Captains – Billy Burleson, Larry Drew Gillen, Marc Bryant, David Richards; Coaches – Greg Bailey & Steve Watson

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Football Team – David Wayne Richards, Billy Burleson, Gussie Curley Gee, Gordon Griffin, Larry Drew Gillen, Marc Bryant , Manager – Danny Gillen; Snap Shots – Lion Fans – Bill Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bridger, Sadie Hill, Doris Gillen, Mary Gillen, Jane Smith & many others; Lions - #75 Charles “Chucky” Barham, #46 Tony Gonzales, #87 Mark Armstrong, #33 Donald Kelly & others

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football Team –
Craig Ryno, Derward Cleveland, Mark Armstrong, Donald Kelly, Kelly Page, Rodney Lusk, Snap Shots – Top Left – football player; Top right – Coach Greg Bailey; Bottom – David Richards, Larry Drew Gillen, Billy Burleson & others

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Football Team – Mike Wisdom, David Tipping, Danny Andrews, Mark Reynolds, Tony Gonzales, Wayne Putman; Snap shots – Score Board; Run Through Sign; football players; football program

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Football Team –
Keith Cunningham, David McGraw, Angelo Gonzales, James Gregg, Bobby Gantt, Loran Seely; Snap Shots – Left Top – Players in action, Top Left – Tony Gonzales # 46; Bottom – Loren Seely, Kelly Russell, Gordon Griffin, David Tipping, Craig Ryno, Tony Gonzales, David Richards, Keith Cunningham & others

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Football Team – Steve McGraw, Steven Adams, Tim Carney, Steve Cavender, Charles “Chucky” Barham, Chris Tipping; Snap Shots – Top – Donald Kelly #33 running the ball, #86 Larry Drew Gillen & others; Bottom – Team in line-up and on side line

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Football Team – Dusty Ledbetter, Kelly Russell, Sherman Putman, Duane Melton, Paul Johnston; Snap Shots - #74 Rodney Lusk, #80 Mark Reynolds, #78 Billy Burleson; Bottom Left – Coach Greg Bailey, #20 Chris Tipping & others; Bottom Right – Many BG Lion Fans

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Snap Shots – Top Left – Player pile-up; Top Right - #86 Larry Drew Gillen,  #44 Derwood Cleveland & others; Bottom Left - #46 Tony Gonzales with ball; Middle – Player pile-up; Bottom Right – Lion with ball

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COACH OF THE YEAR -  GREG BAILEY; Snap Shots of Team in Action & Lion Mascot

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Cheerleaders – Head –
Deniese Southard, Debby Collier, Rita Russell, Marie Dobbins, Kathy Herrin

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Majorettes – Head –
Cindy Vest, Karen Cunningham, Melanie Tipping, Patti June Gillen; Drum Major – Steven Raper

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Donald Kelly, Billy Burleson, Larry Drew Gillen, Mark Wisdom, David Wayne Richards; DEFENSE – Rodney Lusk, Donald Kelley, David Wayne Richards; HONORABLE MENTION – Marc Bryant, Larry Drew Gillen, Billy Burleson, Kelly Page

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Boys Basketball – A Team –
Mark Armstrong, Donald Kelly, Larry Drew Gillen, David Wayne Richards, Marc Bryant, Gordon Griffin, Loran Seely, Tony Gonzales; Coach – Steve Watson; B Team – Rodney Lusk, David Tipping, Bill Davis, Joe Bailey, Larry Hugh Gillen,; Steve McGraw, Mark Reynolds, Billy Phillips, Kelly Russell, Chris Tipping; Coach – Steve Watson; Manager – Debby Collier

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Boys Basketball – A Team – Captain – David Wayne Richards, Gordon Griffin, Larry Drew Gillen, Marc Bryant, Donald Kelly; Action Snap Shots –

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Boys Basketball – A Team –
Mark Armstrong, Tony Gonzales, Loran Seely, Derward Cleveland; Action Snap Shots

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Girls Basketball – A Team – Managers –
Kathy Ledbetter & Melanie Tipping, Dana Holland, Patti June Gillen, Jeanie Ellington, Debbie Braddock, Margaret Harwell, Donna Jones, Becky Armstrong, Marie Dobbins, Robbie Andrews, Manager – Leigh Reynolds, Coach – Melba Manley; Rita Russell, Pam Putman, Debra Jones; B Team – Coach – Melba Manley, Joy Dobbins, Gina Atchley, Beth Barham, Debbie Watkins, Janet Barham, Wanza Warren, Kathy Gillen, Debbie Batson

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Girls Basketball – Captain –
Pam Putman, Rita Russell, Becky Armstrong, Marie Dobbins; Action Snap Shots

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Girls Basketball –
Robbie Andrews, Jeannie Ellington, Debra Jones, Debbie Braddock, Action Snap Shots

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Girls Basketball –
Patti June Gillen, Margaret Harwell, Dana Holland, Donna Jones; Action Snap Shots

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Boys Track Team –
Top Left – Mike Pullin, Marcus Melton, Craig Ryno & other; Top Right –Coach Greg Bailey, Mark Armstrong, Donald Kelly, Mike Pullin, Billy Sullivan & others--- Middle Left – Kelly Russell, David Richards, Roy Mendez; Middle Right –Donald Kelly, Wayne Armstrong, & other   Bottom Left –Roy Mendez, Larry Drew Gillen, Mike Pullin, Wayne Armstrong & other; Bottom Right – Mark Armstrong, James Ingram, Donald Kelly, Derwood Cleveland, Tony Gonzales, Derwood Cleveland

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Group Band Picture – Drum Major –
Steven Raper, Alan Barnes, Cris Hoffma, Donald Kelly, Becky Armstrong, Terry Thompson, Terry Bowling, Lyndal Gillen, Jamie McGraw, Monica McGraw, Janita Johnston, Pam Green, Sherry Moore, Donna Furra, Becky Armstrong, Karen Morgan, Karen Melton, Paula Gillen, Jennifer Page, Majorettes – Melanie Tipping, Patti June Gillen, Karen Cunningham, Cindy Vest; Band Officers – President – Jamie McGraw, Vice President – Donald Kelly, Secretary – Lyndal Gillen, Treasurer – Melanie Tipping, Reporter- Janita Johnston

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Band Snap shots –Middle – Drum Major Steve Raper ,  3rd down on Right – Band Director Grady Barnes,    Bottom Left – Band Beau – Chris Hoffma, Band Sweetheart – Patti June Gillen,

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Stage Band Snap Shots –
Top Right – Gussie Gee, Donald Kelly & others Middle Left – Patti June Gillen & others; Beginner Band Snap shots – Middle right – Director Grady Barnes & students; Bottom right – Janith Russell & others

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Future Van Cliburns –
Belinda Armstrong, Lyndal Gillen, Mrs. Mason, Melanie Tipping, Becky Armstrong, Beverly Moore, Dana Holland, Vikki Uselton, Tracy McGaha, Jennifer Page, Tonja McGaha, Joyce Larremore, Sherry Uselton, Donna McGraw, Charlotte McGraw, Karen Morgan, Terry Gonzales, Randy Uselton, Debbie McGraw, Lee Armstrong, Rhonda Bryant, Alicia Southard, Rhonda Dixon, Gina Armstrong, Melanie McGraw, Karen Seely, Monica McGraw, Marilyn Gowan, Janith Russell, Patti Bray, Debbie Smith, Johanna Tipping, Donna Morgan, Kim Smith & many others; 4-H Group Picture; 4-H Officers – Randy Springer, Raymond Clyde Marr, Carol Armstrong, Jennifer Page, Robin Ralston

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FHA President -  Rita Russell, 1st Vice President – Robbie Andrews, 2nd Vice President –Tina Jo Armstrong,  3rd Vice President – Ethel Faulk, 4th Vice President – Karen Cunningham, 5th Vice President – Peggy Charters, Secretary – Debra Jones, Treasurer –Patti June Gillen, Historian – Lyndal Gillen; Parliamentarian – Cindy Vest, Reporter – Melanie Tipping; Snap Shots – Top Left – Rita Russell & Pam Putman; Middle Right – State Delegates – Peggy Charters & Karen Cunningham; Bottom Left – Roaring 20’s Candidate; Middle Bottom – Advisor Mrs. Dorothy Martin             

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FFA President  - Larry Drew Gillen, Vice President- Kelly Page, Secretary- Mark Armstrong,  Sentinel – Billy Burleson; Tresurer- Rodney Lusk,  Reporter – Marc Bryant; Snap Shots – Middle Left – Larry Gillen, Mark Armstrong, Marc Bryant; Top Right – Mr. Ralph Page & students – Middle right – Mr. Ralph Page & students; Bottom Left – Group of Students; Bottom Right – Kelly Page, Rodney Lusk, Lawrence Gregg & others

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National Honor Society Officers – President –Mark Reynold,  Vice President –Rita Russell, Secretary – Jeannie Ellington, Treasurer – Pam Green; Top Left – Mary Burroughs, Raymond Clyde Marr, Jamie McGraw, Deniese Southard, Pam Green, Melanie Tipping, Debby Collier, Gordon Griffin, Steven Raper; Top Right – Debby Collier, Jamie McGraw, Sherry Ledbetter, Pam Putman, Melanie Tipping; Middle – Officers - Jeannie Ellington, Mark Reynolds, Rita Russell, Pam Green; Bottom Left – Becky Armstrong, Sherry Ledbetter,  Judy Atchley, Raymond Clyde Marr, Rita Russell, Pam Putman; Bottom Right – Mark Reynolds, Thelma Bailey, Jeannie Ellington, Larry Drew Gillen, Leigh Reynolds, Marc Bryant; Page Sponsored by – Navarro Savings Association

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Student Council Officers – President – Larry Drew Gillen, Vice President – Debby Collier, Secretary –  Lyndal Gillen, Treasurer – Roy Mendez; Top Left – Group of Student Council; Top Right – Group at Homecoming Dance; Middle Left – officers – Debby Collier, Lyndal Gillen, Larry Drew Gillen, Roy Mendez; Middle Right – Cheerleaders at Bon-fire – Debby Collier, Deniese Southard, Kathy Herrin, Rita Russell   Bottom – 2 pictures of Bon Fire Page Sponsored by – Corsicana Twin Theater

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Yesterday is Already a Dream – Memories of another Year; Top – Wee Coronation Attendents – Mary Ann Southard – Mary Ann Southard, Nikki Nicholson & other; Bottom – Band Beau Chris Hoffma, Band Sweetheart Patti June Gillen; Bottom – Rodney Lusk & other

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Snap Shots - Top Left – Leigh Reynolds – Top Right – Group of Girls; Middle – Mrs. Mason & student; Bottom right – Grady Barnes & students

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Snap Shots –
Top Left – Band, Debby Barham, Janita Johnston, Pam Green, Patti June Gillen & others; Middle top – James Ingram & Loy D. Collins; Top Right – Gina Atchley & others   Second top right – Marcus Melton; Second row left – Karen Cunningham, Tena Armstrong, Cindy Vest, Melanie Tipping, Patti June Gillen, Rita Russell, Debra Jones; Third Row Left – Cindy Vest Judy Atchley & children; Third Row Middle – Karen Cunningham & Steven Raper; Third row Right – Billy Burleson; Fourth Row Left – Alan Barnes & his drums ; Fifth Row – 3 pictures; Bottom Left – Judy Atchley; Bottom Middle – Edward Fullerton, Howard Seely, Baldomoro Ferrer, & others; Bottom Right – Leigh Reynolds, Debra Jones, Kathy Ledbetter & other

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Mr. B.G.H.S. –
Larry Drew Gillen

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Miss B.G.H.S. –
Deniese Southard

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Most Representative Boy –
Larry Drew Gillen; Most Representative Girl – Jamie McGraw

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Most Likely to Succeed –
Roy Mendez & Jamie McGraw

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Who’s Who –  Based on Scholarship, Friendship, Leadership, Cooperation -
Jamie McGraw, Becky Armstrong, Larry Drew Gillen, Roy Mendez

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Best Dressed –
Leigh Reynolds & Mark Armstrong

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Friendliest –
Billy Burleson & Pam Putman

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Most Athletic –
David Richards & Pam Putman

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Most Lion Spirit –
Gussie Curley Gee & Marie Dobbins

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Homecoming Queen – Deniese Southard escorted by Billy Burleson; First Runner-up -  Leigh Reynolds, escorted by David Richards; Second Runner-up – Debbie Collier escorted by Marc Bryant     

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Football Sweetheart –
Leigh Reynolds

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High School Queen – Leigh Reynolds; High School King – Marc Bryant; Wee Attendants – Nikki Nicholson, Mary Ann Southard, Sheila Nicholson & others

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Blooming Grove High School Coronation Court – Senior Class – Princess –
Betty Morris, Prince – Gordon Griffin, Duchess –  Peggy Charters, Duke – Mike Harris; Junior Class – Princess – Becky Armstrong, Prince –Kelly Page,  Duchess –  Becky Lindeman, Duke – Mark Armstrong; Sophomore Class – Princess –Debbie Braddock,  Prince – Steve Cavender,  Duchess –Margaret Harwell,  Duke – Tim Carney

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Blooming Grove High School Coronation Court – Freshman Class -  Princess –
Donna Jones,  Prince – Kelly Russell, Duchess –Donna Smith,  Duke – Chris Tipping; Eighth Grade – Princess – Carol Armstrong, Prince – Randy Springer, Duchess –Debbie Anderson,  Duke – Gary Nelson; Seventh Grade – Princess – Vikki Uselton, Prince –Ricky McGraw, Duchess – Becky Armstrong, Duke – Randy Richards

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Fair Queen Contestants – Queen Representative –
Pam Putman, 1st Runner- up – Betty Warren

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FHA Beau –
Billy Burleson; FFA Sweetheart – Deniese Southard

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Band Beau & Sweetheart –
Chris Hoffma & Patti June Gillen

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Senior Class Favorites –
Karen Cunningham & Roy Mendez

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Junior Class Favorites –
Marie Dobbins & Mark Armstrong

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Sophomore Class Favorites –
Debra Jones & Benny Collier

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Freshman Class Favorites –
Chris Tipping & Donna Smith

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Lions Club Good Citizens –
Top Picture – Raymond Clyde Marr, Steven Raper, Roy Mendez, Becky Armstrong, Lyndal Gillen, Larry Drew Gillen, Mark Armstrong; Marc Bryant, Jeannie Ellington, Thelma Bailey; Middle Picture, Raymond Clyde Marr, Steven Raper, Becky Armstrong; Bottom Left – Roy Mendez, Jeannie Ellington, Thelma Bailey; Bottom Right – Larry Drew Gillen & Marc Bryant

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Betty Crocker Award – Mary Burroughs; D.A.R. Good Citizen – Jamie McGraw

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Ad –
Southard Bros. - Senior Class Group Picture –                                                 

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Ads –
Frost City Cafι; The Nelsons, Wayne Judy, Gary & Mike; Martin Thurston Automotive Supply, Charlie Ellington Plumbing, Frank Seely & Son; Par Gas; Joe York Furniture Co.

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Ads –
Minyard’s Food Store-Picture of Store; Leland Kattner’s Western Auto; Chick Reed Enterprises; Collin Street Bakery

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Ads - 
Gibson’s Discount; Liston J. Herod Jr.’s Herod’s Radiator & Electric; Jimmy Yarber ‘s Central Monument Works; Whiteselle Brick & Lbr. Co

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Ads –
KAND Radio Station; Patterson’s Pharmacy; Furniture Barn; J. M. Dyer Co; Bowden’s Pharmacy; Mitcham’s Appliance Store; Wesley Green’s Western Wear; Woolworth Dept. Store

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Ad – Blooming Grove Times—Pictured – Newspaper Clippings

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Ads –
Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Daiches Jewelers; Sew’N Fabrics; Texas Power & Light Co. – Pictured – Debra Jones, Donna Gillentine & others

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Ads – Harris Lumber Co.; Stroube Implement Company; Tom White Chevrolet; Northern Propane; LaVeta’s –Picture; Old Mexican Inn – Picture

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Ad –
Dairy Queen – Picture of Dairy Queen

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Ads –
Helen & Annette Kirby’s Fireside Gift Shoppe; City Office Supply; Jesse Young Livestock Commission; Oil City Iron Works Inc.; State National Bank; Picture

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Ad - J. O. Williams & Clifford Williams , Williams Gin Company-Picture of Gin & Cotton Yard

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Ads –
Navarro County Tractor Co.; 3rd Ave Market; Buddies Super Market; Hutson Automotive; Beall’s Department Store- Pictured –John Lewis McIntosh, Lawrence Gregg, Donald Kelly

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Ads –
Holiday Inn; Goodyear Service Store; Withrow Furniture; Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Ad –
Wolf Brand Chili-Picture of Building

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Ads –
J. N. Haynie Wrecker Service ; Youngblood Insurance Agency; Eula Mae Boyd’s Taylor Studio; Majors & McLauchlin; Chattanooga Glass – Picture – Tina Armstrong & others; Clarence Blancet’s Navarro Paint & Body Shop – Picture – BG Boys on bicycle

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Ad – Corsicana Federal Savings & Loan Association – Picture – BG Lions on the field and side Line

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AD –
First National Bank – Pictured – Audra & Teresa Thornton   Pictured – Gary Patterson & Gussie Curley Gee

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Ads –
Lone Star Gas Company; Wakeland & Southard –Pictured – Debby Collier, Rita Russell, Marie Dobbins, #77 James Gregg, #84 David McGraw & others; Hickory House – Picture – Coach Watson

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Ads – Joe Humphries Motors; Norris-Hamilton; Hands Furniture; Lester & Maxine Easley’s Lester’s Quick Stop; Bill’s Fried Chicken

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Ad –
Taco Bell – Picture of Taco Bell

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Ad –
First State Bank – Pictured – Bobby L. Ralston, President- Gordon Griffin & other

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Ads –
Sparkman’s Bait & Tackle; Reid’s Pharmacy; Pizza Hut; Builders Supply Company; D. M. Bailey Custom Building Service & Norene Bailey Custom Sewing

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Ads –
McMinn Gulf – Pictured – Mr. McMinn & employee; Curington Cleaners; Whorton’s Feed Store; Frost Lumber Company; Clovis Haden Lumber; Shell’s Variety; Frost Lumber Company Picture

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Ad – Dorsey & Don McGraw’s Quality Food Store – Pictured – Debbie Lynn McGraw, Donna McGraw, Robert Bray, Kim Bray, Patti Bray

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Ad –
Lynch’s Grocery Store – Pictured Seniors – Lawrence Gregg, Mike Harris, David Richards, Marc Bryant, Billy Burleson, Gordon Griffin, Larry Drew Gillen, David Burroughs, John Lewis McIntosh, Craig Ryno, Gussie Gee, Lula Mae Roberts, Terry Bowling, Pam Putman, Sherry Ledbetter, Peggy Charters, Mary Burroughs, Deniese Southard, Jamie McGraw; Vickie Walther, Karen Cunningham, Betty Jo Warren, Leigh Reynolds, Roy Mendez, Yvonne Putman, Debby Collier, Tina Jo Armstrong

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Ads – McCormick Funeral Home; Mike Mikel Cows Acres Ranch; New Corner Drug – Pictured – Jo Ann Ewers & other; Barry Gro & Mkt.---Italy, The First State Bank

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Ad –
Gene Butler Electric – Pictured – Dawn, Danny, & Tim Butler

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Ads –
Young’s Texaco Station; Charlie E. Belcher’s Frost Feed Store; Corsicana Daily Sun; J. R. Patterson Pharmacy; Owen’s Hardware

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Ads –
Metzgers Dairies; Town & Country Candy; 1974 Monarch Staff –Picture; Blake Gillen’s B. G. Insurance – Picture

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Ad –
Barry Co-op Gin, Noel Furra Mgr. - Pictured - Crag Ryno & others 

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Ad –
First State Bank of Rice – President Ronald Cavender, Cashier Mrs. Ed Ellington, Assist. Cashier Mrs. Sloan Wear - Pictured – BG Lions on practice field

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Ads –
Donated by a friend; Roberts Trim & Glass; Corsicana National Bank; Corsicana Cleaners & Laundry; Navarro County Electric Cooperative Inc; Roy’s Cafι – Pictured – Roy Mendez

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Ads –
Billie & Derwood Ganitt’s Gro. Bait & Supplies; Cinderella’s House of Beauty; Magee House;  Bud & Jane Childress’ Navarro Bait House- Pictured – Tina Jo Armstrong; Snap shots – Top – Benny Collier, Lawrence Gregg, Tim Carney; bottom – Judy Atchley, Marie Dobbins, Kelly Russell, Mark Armstrong, Kelly Page

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Ad – Gerik Chevrolet – Pictured – Owner, Betty Jo Morris, Vickie Walther, Tina Jo Armstrong

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