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MURRAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
(Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 21, 2004)


SCHOOL YEAR 1978-79


THANKS TO
DALE LOWERY
FOR LENDING HIS ANNUAL
FROM WHICH THIS INFORMATION
WAS TAKEN.

Arrowhead 79


DEDICATION


Somebody once said if you love your work it shows. It shows through your dedication, patience, kindness, and your ability.

Dedication means trying and then trying again - going one step further just to make life a little easier for someone else.

Patience means not losing your temper even under very trying circumstance. It means saying "no, that's not right, but I'll show you again."

Kindness means a genuine concern for the people around you. It shows compassion and a belief that everybody has an equal amount of potential.

As for ability, it takes ability to combine all of those other characteristics and still have the strength and force of presence to convey new ideas to dusty minds.

It takes a combination of these virtues and much, much more to be a good person and teacher, and it's because of all the extra things you are, Kenneth Ross, that we, the 1979 Murray Arrowhead Staff, dedicate this year book to you...

MCHS

ARROWHEAD '79 WAS DEDICATED TO KENNETH ROSS.


COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION


Ray Bagley, T. P. Ramsey, B. V. Ozment, Charles Spivey, Arnold Grey, Doug Griffin, Macky Holcomb, Paul Ross, Gus Thomas, Mike Elrod.

School Superintendent was Doug Griffin.

MCHS STAFF AND FACULTY


Principal: James Davis
Assistant Principal: France Adams
Vocational Director: M. D. Jackson
Librarian: Eulola Robinette
Counselors: Reba Daniel, Jerry Jordan


Teachers


Margaret Adams - math, phy. ed., tennis coach
Rodney Bailey - biology
Sharon Bailey - biology
Ginger Baker - government
Troy Beasley - English and French
Tom Black - agriculture
Anita Bowman - band
Calvin Buttram - football
J. M. Campbell - independent study
Susanne Crow - English
Mike Davis - agriculture
Solomon Douhne - chemistry
Janice Durocher - home economics
Doug Ellis - English
George Fowler - construction
Charles Garner - psychology
Amos Green - math
Gene Hannah - metals
Danny Harkelroad - football, track, wrestling
Jesse Howard - phy. sci., physics, earth science, football, baseball
Ron Hunnings - English
Garry Jones - earth science, chemistry, basketball
Hazel Langford - math
Bob Lawrence - special ed., football, basketball
Nolan Lee - U.S. history
Robert Leonard - math
Margaret Longmire - health occupations
Nell Ruth Loughridge - home economics
Linda Lunsford - English
Kevin McHugh - industrial arts
Gary Mealer - learning disabilities, football, basketball
Glenn Mimbs - graphic arts
Ron Moore - chorus
Jim Morton - English
Brenda Penland
Peggy Quarles - English
Dean Ratledge - p.e., math, wrestling, football
Margaret Raber - typing
Randell Richards - drafting
Walter Riley - ROTC
Ray Ridley - transportation
Frank Ross
Kenneth Ross - health, p.e., basketball
Larry Sampson - U.S. history
Janice Smith - typing and shorthand
Harold Tankersley - ROTC
Johnny Tucker - drivers ed., p.e., football, track
Becky Waters - business math
Renee Whitfield - art
Frank Witherow - economics


MCHS


MCHS STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS

Left to right: Eric Kendrick, Parliamentarian; Chuck Richards, President; Rhonda Roper, Secretary: Gary Jones, Advisor; and David Witherow, Vice-President.

Cindy Forrest, Treasurer, not pictured.

SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

The newspaper, Smoke Signals, is published bi-weekly. Typing students type the articles, the graphic arts department prints the paper. Approximately 250 copies are printed per issue.

ON STAGE AT MURRAY HIGH


The Murray County High School Thespians presented the musical "Oliver!"

"Seven Wives for Dracula," a one-act play, was staged in the "round." Annual paid tribute: "Our applause and special recognition to Mr. Tim Townsend for his last minute performance, which is the mark of a true artist."

MCHS


SCENE: "YOU'VE GOT TO PICK A POCKET OR TWO, BOYS!" FROM "OLIVER!"


MCHS


DRACULA (William Boling) SPREADS HIS WINGS IN A SCENE FROM "SEVEN WIVES FOR DRACULA."

MCHS


THE SCHOLAR'S BOWL TEAM


Pictured: Benjie Thomas, Jimmy Haynes, David Witherow, Charles Longmire (seated on floor), Jonathan Howard and Melinda Russell (in desks), and Mark Green, Donnie Bradley, Miss Linda Lunsford, and Mike Humphrey (standing).

MCHS


THE MCHS LIBRARY CLUB

Left to right: Mrs. Ruth Howard, librarian; Charlotte Hooper, aide; Denise Slude, aide; Marie Elrod, aide; Mrs. Eulola Robinette, librarian; Gayle Johnson and Kenneth Smith, student aides. Not pictured: Starr Gragg, Jennifer Justice, Susan Pritchett, Ann Epperson, Mary Sosebee and Joyce Strikland.

MCHS


MISS ARROWHEAD

ANGIE JONES


MCHS


JUNIOR MISS

DARLENE GARLAND (center),
LINDA HARRIS (2ND RUNNER-UP) ON LEFT,
ANGIE JONES (1ST RUNNER-UP) ON RIGHT.


MCHS


JOHNNY REB and MISS DIXIE
DEWAYNE YOUNG AND LISA WINKLER


MCHS


HOMECOMING QUEEN 79


Although the annual had 5 pictures of her on a single page, none of the pictures gave her name.
REBA YOUNG


MCHS


FRESHMAN CLASS FAVORITES

Left to right: William Boling, Sheri Walker, Carmen Brown, David Green.


MCHS


SOPHOMORE CLASS FAVORITES

Left to right: Kenny Wagnon, Tracy Ridley, Tammy Dunn
Not pictured: Tony Patterson


MCHS


JUNIOR CLASS FAVORITES

Left to right: Suzanne Green, Rhett Griffin, Lisa Garland, Angie Jones, Billy Hudson


THE SENIOR CLASS

President: Chuck Richards
Vice-President: Angie Jones
Secretary: Reba Young
Reporter: Allison Ross
Treasurer: Rhonda Timms


MCHS


BEST ALL AROUND

KAY STAFFORD, CHUCK RICHARDS


MCHS


MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED


TIM HAHN, ANGIE JONES


MCHS


MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST HANDSOME


DWAYNE YOUNG, MICHELLE MOSTELLER


MCHS


MOST TALENTED


LINDA HARRIS, TIM TOWNSEND


MCHS


MOST ATHLETIC


REBA YOUNG, DANIEL KEMP


MCHS


MOST STUDIOUS


DAVID WITHEROW, DEE DEE WALKER


MCHS


WITTIEST


LISA WINKLER, DANNY ASHE


MCHS


BEST DRESSED


DEBBIE ROBINSON MARTIN, RANDY GOSSAGE


MCHS


MR. AND MISS M.C.H.S.


REBA YOUNG AND CHUCK RICHARDS


SENIORS


Linda Allen
Angie Arnold
Danny Ashe
Randy Ashe
Debbie Baxter
Kim Baynes
Shirleen Beareden
Glenn Beavers
Gene Bingham
Mike Bishop
Dale Blankenship
Donnie Bradley
Angela Brewer
Jeffery Brooks
Michelle Brooks
Dale Brookshire
Rocky Busbee
Mike Cagle
Kaye Campbell
Donald Cantrell
Donald Carney
Jealanie Champion
Ricky Chapman
Mona Cloer
Vicki Cochran
Tammy Coker
Dewayne Collins
Terry Craft
Reed Crook
Irving Crow
Diane Davenport
Angie Davis
Charles Davis
Johnny Davis
Terry Davis
Todd Deal
Wanda Dentmon
Vickie Dooley
Annette Dunn
Faye Dunn
Keith Dunn
Jeff Dyer
Nancy Earley
Linda Elliot
Jannette Elrod
Marie Elrod
Sandra Elsberry
Terry Ensley
Cindy Eslinger
Russell Findley
Chris Fowler
Mitch Fraker
Pam Gallman
Shelia Gallman
Darlene Garland
Randall Gossage
Tim Gossett
Angie Gowin
Karen Graves
Brenda Green
Carol Greeson
Tim Hahn
Robert Hall
Billy Hampton
Barbara Harris
Linda Harris
Jim Hawkins
Melissa Headrick
Curtis Hedges
Charlene Henry
Todd Hensley
Pat Hindman
Kathy Hogan
Craig Holcomb
Pam Huffman
Terry Hughes
Robin Hullender
Mike Humphrey
Mary Ann Johns
Donna Johnson
Gayle Johnson
Joyce Johnson
Kathy Johnson
Angie Jones
Mary Jones
Daniel Kemp
Jeff Kendrick
Ronnie Kilgore
Kenneth Kinsey
Christ Langston
Joan Ledford
Marvin Ledford
Carl Loudermilk
Chris Luffman
Allan Lyles
Joyce Maddren
David Malone
Sherry Maloney
Ann Manis
Wayne Mantooth
Kathy McBee
Susan Mitchell
Bruce Morrison
Michelle Mosteller
Greg Nelson
Tim Newport
Joy Noland
Teresa Noland
Sherry Norwood
Labronn Parker
Ronnie Parrott
Lisa Patterson
Donnie Payne
Ronnie Payne
Troy Peden
Ricky Phillips
Johnny Plemons
Lisa Plott
Mike Poole
Dwayne Postell
George Poteet
Dennis Prock
Gerald Prock
Billy Ray
Bruce Reed
Linda Reid
Kym Rice
Chuck Richards
Kay Richards
Alan Ridley
Carol Ridley
Karen Ridley
Walter Riley
Jeanette Roberts
David Robinson
Debbie Robinson
Mike Robinson
Denise Rogers
Seteria Rogers
Allison Ross
Vickie Saylors
Bill Scarbrough
Donnie Scott
Judy Scott
Randy Scott
Mickey Silvers
Denise Sluder
Chuck Smith
Frances Southerland
Janice Sparks
Steve Sparks
Mike Springfield
Kay Stafford
Perry Stanley
Robin Stanley
Cynthia Stevenson
Tammy Stevenson
Teresa Stone
Pam Teem
Benjie Thomas
Gloria Thompson
Johnny Thompson
Rhonda Timms
Tammie Timms
Tim Townsend
Dee Dee Walker
Donna Weaver
Sharon Weaver
Tony Welch
Billy White
Charles Willis
Ricky Wilson
Lisa Winkler
Mike Winkler
Pam Winkler
Vickie Winkler
Christ Witherow
David Witherow
Lynda Wright
Dwayne Young
Reba Young


SPORTS


MCHS


M.C.H.S. BASEBALL TEAM

SEASON RECORD 6-12


Front: Mike Jones, Scott Ross, Tony Blankenship, Steve Southers, Kenny Wagnon, Jerry Baggett, Mickey Silvers, Tony Patterson, (Manager) Randy Collins

Back: Coach Buttrum, Coach Howard, Doug Bryson, Anthony Ross, Junior England, Tony Long, Terry Ensley, Steve Loughridge, Mike Brown, Mike Pokole, Randy Bronso, Rhett Griffin, Bryan Dill

SPORTS


MCHS


BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL

SEASON RECORD 22-4


Front: Junior England, James Kemp, Eric Kendrick, Tim Beavers
Back: Coach Kenneth Ross, Daniel Kemp, Keith Dunn, Greg Nelson, Terry Ensley, Mitchell Long, Mike Poole, Rhett Griffin, Coach Gary Jones.

MCHS


GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

SEASON RECORD 8-16


Front: Lynn Campbell, Lisa Winkler, Allison Ross, Reba Young, Sue Plott, (manager) Lisa Walker

Back: Nancy Barns, Lynn Walker, Tammy Bingham, Karen Kemp, Laura Greeson, Rhonda Smith and Coach Lawrence.

MCHS


BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS


Top down, left to right: Darlene Garland, Tammie Timms, Diane Campbell, Vicki Dooly, Suzanne Green, Lisa Weaver, Lisa Garland, Melissa Headrick.

Picture of the Football Team is not being used here because it is very difficult to see faces in it.

FOOTBALL TEAMS SEASON RECORD: 5-5


MCHS


FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS


In front: Dianne Campbell

Standing: Jackie Smith, Denise Rogers, Suzanne Green, Lisa Garland

Top: Lisa Weaver, Tammie Timms, Vickie Dooley.

MCHS


BOYS TENNIS TEAM

SEASON RECORD: 5-5


Front: David Burchfield, Terry Hughes, Kirk Hemphill, Tim Townsend, Tony Parker

Rear: Eric Kendrick, Bobby Huffman, Kenny Wagnon, Glenn Nichols, Chuck Smith, Chuck Richard, Coach Margaret Adams.

MCHS


GIRLS TENNIS TEAM

SEASON RECORD: 6-4


Front: Manager C. Ridley, T. Kilgore, S. Hall, D. Jones, T. Grant, M. Burgess, D. Gallman, K. Walls, L. Walker, manager.

Rear: Coach M. Adams, K. Newport, M. Belcher, C. Forrest, C. Thompson, J. Ross, M. Hall, M. Swanson, S. Green.

MCHS


BOYS TRACK

SEASON RECORD: 11-9


Front: Paul Bennett, David Green, Glenn Nichols, Phil Weaver, Chuck Smith, Jeff Hansird, Tony Garland, Rhett Griffin, Tom Plott, Coach John Tucker

Rear: Kenney Wagnon, James Tipton, Billy Ward, Billy Hudson, Mitchell, Greg Nelson, Junior England, Eric Kendrick, Alan Coyle, Mike Sitton.

MCHS


GIRLS TRACK

SEASON RECORD: 15-3


Front: Karen Bartley, Lynn Campbell, Allison Vick, Robbie Baldridge, Tracy Ridley, Sherri Walker, Cindy Deal, Laquita Carr

Middle: Sandy Cochran, Denise Pritchett, Debbie Dunn, Patricia Gallman, Tina Carney, Paula Huffman, Margaret Dilbeck, Michele Parker

Rear: Coach Johnny Tucker, Sue Plott, Tammy Dunn, Tammy Bingham, Yvette Dunn.

MCHS


WRESTLING TEAM

SEASON RECORD: 3-5-1


Front: Johnny Craig, Baul Bennett, Wayne Sailors, Allan Reed, Anthony Robinson, Donnie Scott, Allen Coyle, Joe Reed, Roger McGinnis, Mark Ridley

Rear: Mike Fouts, Chuck Smith, Allan Lents, Sammy Burger, Chuck Richards, Ricky Champman, Bubba Deal, Mark Green, Marty Banks, Kenny Ridley, Coach Dean Ratledge.

ADVERTISEMENTS


The following Murray County businesses placed advertisements in Arrowhead 79:

Southland Music Studio
Chatsworth Tufting Machinery
Howard Carpet Mill, Inc.
Cohutta Banking Company
Majestic Carpet Mill
The Fig Tree
R. T. K. Service Station
Explorer Carpet Mills
Springdale Superette
MECO Builders
Leonard Brothers Construction
Cohutta Lodge
Mountain Lakes Golf and Country Club
Chatsworth Cabinet
Brian's Book Mark
Zeb's Radio & TV Service
Ledford's Men Shop
Fort Mountain Luber Company
Swanson Marine, Inc.
Chatsworth Drug
D & W Carpets
Spring Place Motors
Prestige Finishing Inc.
Kin's Restaurant
Harts Automotive Parts
Biscuit Box
Cumberland Mills
Eton Recreation and Eton Auto Parts
Creative Home Supplies
The Village Cafeteria
Otasco
Brown Coal Company
Lana's Carpet Co.
Kendrick Carpets, Inc
B & B Body Shop
Triple A Loopers & Clips
Fort Mountain Drive-In
Carlton's Pharmacy
Chatsworth Sporting Goods Shop
Pin Cusion
Baggett's Pharmacy
Fort View Cleaners
Young's Standard Service
Indian Springs Carpet Mills
Chatsworth Appliance & Service Company
Murray County Memorial Hospital
Chatsworth Suzuki
Neil Ingle Hardware
Carol's Fashion
The Furniture Place
Chatsworth Auto Parts
Carpeton Mills, Inc.
Leon's Quik Check
First National Bank of Eton and Chatsworth
Diamond Rug & Carpet Mills
Ed Burger's Gulf
John C. Kenemer State Farm Ins.
Chatsworth Office Supplies
Playfield Industries
Emerald Rug Company
Bradley Builder's Supplies
Keropi Carpets
Mosteller Chevrolet
Sherwalson Carpet Mills
Babb's Body Shop
Dixie Dime
Paula's Flower Shop
Today's Tufters
Butler's Men's Shop
Corner Drugs
Jesse Jones Funeral Home
Piggly Wiggly
Sewing Nook
Sound Around Tape Center
Western Auto


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