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Comparing eight Purchase counties in health measures
Comparing eight Purchase counties in health measures

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a nifty interactive website for studying health outcomes state by state and county by county. We looked at some of the measures for our area. Marshall County stands out as the 8th healthiest in the state.

Adult Obesity: Adult obesity is defined in this study as adults who report a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more.

Kentuckians report that 33% of adults are obese. In the Purchase, Livingston, Graves, Calloway are at 30%, Fulton at 32%, Carlisle 33%, Ballard, McCracken and Marshall at 34%, and Hickman at 35%

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Garan employees reminisce on garment factory work
Garan reunion: Laurie McMillin, Katie Wooley, Stella Johnson, Shirley Workman, Janice Dean, Peggy Hill, Betty Bradberry, Nicky McClanahan, Sue Spraggs, Glenda Jones, Laura Beshears, Judy Graham, Angie McCowan, Charlotte Burgess and Susie French. Sign over
Garan employees reminisce on garment factory work

Twenty five former Garan employees gathered at the Hickman County Historical Society to reminisce about the old days. Janice Dean brought the longevity pins she earned over the years working at the garment factory. Dean earned 85 cents an hour when she started. Other workers also commented on their paychecks. Stella Johnson remembered making a $1 an hour.

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Young Historians 2017: Studying history in 7th grade earns rewards and cupcakes
Winners in 2017 Young Historians Project: Karen Ellegood, Jessica Barnett, Wes Carter, Rhett Dalton, Garrett Ward
Young Historians 2017: Studying history in 7th grade earns rewards and cupcakes

What do Loretta Lynn, Lou Gehrig, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Secretariat have in common?

Besides all being famous, their lives were profiled in speeches and power point presentations by the five seventh grade finalists in the Young Historians Project.

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