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London School Reunion

NEW LONDON –   The London Wildcats will hold their biennial school reunion on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.  Registration begins at 10:00 Saturday, at the West Rusk High School auditorium, followed by a general meeting until 12 noon.  A barbeque lunch will be served at the school cafeteria from 12:00 until 1:30.  Class reunions […]

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London School Remembrances offered

London School, March 18, 1937 The Overton Press will remember next week. Anyone wanting to place a special memory to an individual or all involved or affected by that event can contact the Press at 903-834-6178 or

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Juana Toennis visits Memorial

              By J. M. Jones   NEW LONDON – New London Explosion survivor Juana Fay Toennis visited the London Museum and Tea Room Nov. 23. Escorted by her two daughters and son-in-law, Toennis also dined at the museum, looked over old New London School yearbooks and visited the London […]

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Laura Holt

NEW LONDON VOL. Laura Holt is the newest Volunteer Worker at London Museum and Tea Room. “Today I learned how to make milk shakes. I’ll learn the cash register tomorrow.” She is the daughter of Lynn and Dr. Rene’ Holt of New London, is a 1990 graduate of West Rusk High and earned a 1993 degree in […]

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Boy Scout troop devastated

     Of the 33 members of a Boy Scout troop active at London, 21 will never again don the uniform which they had so proudly worn as they attended Scout meetings, camps, did special patrol duty, or been of service in so many ways that we have come to depend on them, for a score […]

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Claude Kerce, New London Survivor

     DESOTO, TX – Claude Joseph “Joe Bo” Kerce worked his boyhood summers in the New London cotton fields through the day, served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater in World War II, labored for major oil companies after the war and is retired from a former airline company.      He was also […]

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