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Birthdays Keep Together Group from Long-Gone Greene Co. School

PARAGOULD, AR - Several people who grew up in a tiny Greene County town have found birthdays can be useful for getting together.  The group who all attended a long-gone one-room schoolhouse in the Clark's Chapel community numbered about 20 when they gathered recently at a Paragould restaurant.

Betty Lyerly says it all started with herself and three sisters who celebrated their birthdays together, and later expanded the group to include cousins, and still later, just friends.  They get together once a month to celebrate the birthdays of whoever is having one that month.

Participants in the gathering said the one-room schoolhouse closed down in the early 1940s and consolidated with Greene County Tech.

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