Always fun and interesting to remember are the school days from yesteryear. With items from the old Crittenden Presses we can enjoy once again the simpler days of our local community schools, the good times they shared and he memories that were made. Here are some 1937 school items.
Mattoon School March 1937 - The Senior class gave an interesting chapel program recently. The program was opened by the school singing "America." The class then gave a brief history of the flag and showed how it should be displayed.
The 7th and 8th grades have been practicing on the filed day events for the fair that will be coming up shortly.
Those on the honor roll are: First Grade, Everett Ray Marvell and Jackie Riley; Second Grade, Douglas Brantley, Leon Cook, LaRene McMurrey, Willie Jewell Walker, Georgia Tudor,Georgia McDowell, Kathleen Walker and Alberta Marvell; Third grade, Grace Arflack, Irene Brantley, Charles Conyer, Dorothy Kappler, Anna Katherine Railey and Helen Joe Stone; Fifth grade, Harold Stone, Glenn Newcom, Burnie Perry Howerton; Sixth Grade, Evelyn Lowery and J. C. Howerton; Eighth Grade Geneva Gahagen, Glenna Nunn, Jane Truitt, J. C. Little, Robbie McDowell and Henry Vanhooser.
Sept. 1937 - The regular monthly meeting of the Crayne P. T. A. was held Friday afternoon. Mrs Cozette Scott is president. The ladies were entertained with singing by some of the girls and the children enjoyed a fish pond very much.
The ladies are patching an apron at the present time to raise funds for the school. A small sum of money is placed under each patch.
We are having a fine school with Mrs. Opal Wicker Scott a teacher.
October 1937 - Frances School - The basketball boys have been doing unusually well under their new instructor, Mr. Gardner. They are expected to play some good games in the near future.
The junior class are working on the play "Wild Ginger" which will be given some time during the month of November.
Miss Virginia Wallace from Symsonia, Ky., has taken John Yandell's place as teacher of the intermediate grades here. She is a graduate of Murray State Teachers College.
At an official class meeting Monday the seniors decided to wear caps and gowns at their commencement exercises.