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From the Front Page Celeste Courier
May 19, 1972

Four 1972 graduates of Celeste High School, Billy Barnard, Russell Compton, James LaFavers, and Steve Armstrong were honored with a buffet supper and bingo party on Thursday night, May 11, 1972, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Armstrong. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Bobby Compton, Mrs. Bill Barnard, and Mrs. Haskell LaFavers.

Those who made donations to the Celeste Cemetery were Mrs. J. M. Passons, Mrs. ViAvia Lanier, Jewell Perkins, Mrs. O. B. Sinclair, Sarah Adams, Mrs. J. B. Thomason, Dick Saye, Mrs. E. L. Alexander, M. D. Statzer, Mrs. F. C. Daniel, Edna Luna Roach, Estalee Rath, Verge Tatum, Mrs. H. H. Puckett, and Maulden Cemetery Service.

Claud Hunter, Jr., was home after undergoing surgery last Friday. Mrs. Winnie Hunter, his mother, and Mrs. Bernice McCurley visited.

Mrs. Tim Gilliam was honored with a baby shower on Tuesday night in the home of Mrs. Jack Hutcheson. Hostesses were Jo Willess, Gwen LaFavers, Jessie LaFavers, Doris Adams, Donna Henslee, Sybil Hutcheson, and Jan Bailey.

The Kingston 4-H Club and their leaders are proud of the senior members of the club as they made plans for State Round-up in June. The contests are on the Texas A&M campus each year.

The team is composed of Ricky Sanders, Melody Chambliss, John Cawthon, and Angela Sanders. Ricky Sanders was high scorer at district in Denton. The Kingston Club is studying and collecting insects to be used in the study of entomology.

Jan Chambliss, Nanette Chambliss, Sandra Sanders, and Roy Chambliss are the junior members.

Mrs. Carl Lamm has trained this team all the way and will accompany them to College Station.

New subscribers to the paper were Mrs. E. T. Davis, Elwood Jones, Mrs. Benny Abell, Estelle King, J. K. Jackson, Edna Roach, M. S. Babers, G. W. Tillerson, A. H. Newman, Johnnie Lyon, Charles Luna of Arlington, VA, Fred Stevens of Seagoville, N. R. Jones of Hereford, W. R. Tillerson of Celina, F. L. Huffman of Electra, Charles Tillerson of Irving, Joe Tillerson of College Station, Annie Katherine Norris of Dallas, Mrs. W. S. Morris of Dallas, Mrs. Ted West of Greenville, and Miss Ruth Granberry of Dallas.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Childress were honored by a house warming by the Celeste Church of Christ members.

Jeffrey Babers, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mackie Don Babers is confined to his home after suffering injuries from a fall at his home Monday night. Thirty-five stitches were required to close the wound on his leg.

Happy birthday to Sybil Hutcheson (May 22), Mrs. L. W. Harless and Karen Lipsey (May 23), Tommie Furr (May 24), Leah Compton, John L. James, and Mrs. Odie Pyle (May 26)

Locals Receive Degrees at ET

Dr. Paul W. Barrus, English professor, addressed the eight hundred thirty-three students who received diplomas during spring graduation at East Texas State University in Commerce on Saturday evening, May 13, 1972.

In addition to the 665 bachelor's, 157 master's, and eleven doctoral degrees conferred, ETSU also awarded three honorary doctor of law degrees.

Local recipients were Michael L. Akins and Howard L. Roach, Jr., B. S. degrees.

(May 19, 1972, The Celeste Courier)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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