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Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102
Dorothy Nell Harper, a self taught poet and musician, passed away Monday at 102.
Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102

Dorothy Nell Harper passed from this world to the next at her home on Harper Road yesterday. In her 102 years of life, she touched many of us with her wit, her charm and her kindness. She was a wife, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and toward the end of her life, a great-great grandmother..

Of all those roles, for me, she was a poet. Her poetry was a simple and straightforward as the life she lived..

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Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days
Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days

Hickman County will celebrate Heritage Days from Tuesday September 3 to Saturday September 7th. The county, state, nation and world of 1919 will be the focus this year. A loosely organized series of events will celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars, the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote among other events.

Artist Elizabeth Jewell created the collage poster "1919" currently on display in the lobby of the Clinton post office. The collage depicts the major events of the year: marching soldiers, WW I African American infantrymen and suffragettes in their white dresses and protest signs.

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