More recent photo of the Nicut School.
All students - Bottom row: (L-R) Denver Helmick, Junior Talkington, Bucky Sears, Dwayne McCumbers, Mike Lane, Sharon McCumbers, Janet Metz; 2nd row: Nancy Lane, Sherry Chenoweth, Roger McCumbers, Sandra McCumbers, Judy King, Merle K. Sears; 3rd row: Ronnie Lane, Helen Talkington, Sue Talkington, Ruth Lane, Joan McCumbers; Top row: Connie McCumbers, Denzil McCumbers (behind her), Pete Sears (hidden), Charles Lane, Louise King, Gary Hall, Paulette McCumbers, Eddie Barker (hidden), Pearl Sears, Buck McCumbers.
Mountain musician Buck McCumbers found photos of his old country school at Nicut, Calhoun County, and recently dedicated a new Christmas CD "My Christmas Dream" in their honor and the memories that still linger.
He says, "Our teacher was Mae Hoover and she took the pictures. We tried to identify everyone, but if we made a mistake we are truly sorry."
Boys - Bottom Row: (L-R) Denver Helmick, Bucky Sears, Junior Talkington, Dwayne McCumbers, Mike Lane; 2nd row: Buck McCumbers, Ronnie Lane, Roger McCumbers, Pete Sears; Top row: Gary Hall, Denzil McCumbers, Eddie Barker, Charles Lane.
Girls - Bottom row: (L-R) Merle K. Sears, Nancy Lane, Janet Metz, Sandra McCumbers, Judy King, Sharon McCumbers, Brenda Lane; 2nd row: Sherry Chenoweth, Sue Talkington, Connie McCumbers, Ruth Lane, Helen Talkington, Joan McCumbers; Top row: Pearl Sears, Louise King, Paulette McCumbers.
Moms and guests - Bottom row: (L-R) Goldie Talkington, Linda McCumbers, Jeannie Talkington, Irene Metz, Chessie Talkington, Betty (Helmick) Bourne, Miss Newell, Fay Chenoweth, Marie Arnold;
Top Row: Hallie Sears, Pearl McCumbers, Dora King, Unidentified, Alma King, Arlie Lane.
See Â MCCUMBERS RELEASES SPECIAL CALHOUN CHRISTMAS CD