Bathing Was Not Considered a Necessity

Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell Early immigrants to America often spoke of the filthy people they encountered along their journey.  There was evidence that many didn’t bother to bathe weekly or monthly.  Some believed that the oily coating on their skin helped to ward off all manner of ills that...

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Character Building, Morals Begin at Home

Members of the Franklin High School basketball squad in 1943-1944 were, from left, seated, Bobby Jack Sites, Stanley Elyard, Dewey Mullenax, Robbie Eye and Keith Allen; and standing, Dona Propst (coach), John Sites, Elwood McCoy, Junior Murphy, Alton Crigler, Lacy Moyers and Irvin S. Propst (manager). Sugar Grove By Paula...

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Fathers Deserve Respect and Honor

Silas and Vada Smith Wilfong and Phil and Jane Downs Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell These late spring mornings are a balm for the soul.  Before daylight, the song birds are turning up the volume into a full-fledged orchestra. The sun struggles to break through the early morning mist that...

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Nursery Rhymes Are a Fun Way of Teaching

Sugar Grove By Paula Mitchell Nursery rhymes and lullabies have traditionally been used as a way to teach children about history.  Many a time, they were an accepted way to calm restless children.  Do the children of today learn any of the traditional rhymes that were once well known in...

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Grandparents’ Sayings Have Impact on Grandchildren

The photo is of the Franklin Elementary School’s 1970-1971 second-grade class. Mattie Adamson taught until January, with Paula Schulz Mitchell finishing out the year. Students were, from left, first row, Mark Hevener, Jay Mallow, Larry ‘Chip’ Harper, Mark Glover, David Waggy and Carl Hevener; second row, Gary Rexrode, Greg Moyers,...

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