The Way We Were - 11/24

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By The Staff

Nov. 17, 1960
Alan Cooper was moved to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for treatment of burns about the body received while playing with a cigarette lighter at the home of his parents. Cooper, 5, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cooper who resided in the northwestern section of the county.
According to reports, the child’s parents were at the barn a short distance from the house when the child came screaming with his clothing in flames. Twenty percent of his body was burned by the time the clothing was removed.
His T-shirt caught first and confined the deeper burns to the upper part of his body.
Three brothers were in the house with the child at the time of the accident — one older and two younger.

Yesteryear glances
25 years ago — 1935
At a sale on the J.L. Sherwood farm on the Lock Road, 16 cows were sold at from $22 to $65; one pair of young mules, $225; one pair of yearling fillies, $245 and another pair of yearling fillies at $175.

A half-Guernsey and half Holstein cow gave birth to three calves on the farm of Mrs. Elliott Garrison on the Powell Taylor Road according to a report of J.T. Davenport, tenant on the farm.
Davenport said one calf did not live but the other two were doing very well.

Mrs. Jeanette Disponett was recovering at her home from a fractured knee cap suffered several weeks before in a fall at Jeffersonville, Ind.

Seventeen freshmen boys at Anderson High School received the Future Farmer’s Green Hand Degree in ceremonies at the regular meeting of the chapter.
They were: Donnie Briscoe, Lonnie Monroe, Gary Stivers, Danny Perry, Jerry Sutton, Bruce Sparrow, Carl Allen, Johnny Burton, Jonny Boggess, Jerry Hunter, Larue Ruble, James Searcy, Jackie Wells, Eddie Jenkins, Larry Maddox, Allen Riley and Harvey Sutton.

Deputy Sheriff J.W. Carlton suffered an injury to his hand while at work on a barn near his home at Alton.
He said a ladder slipped on which he was standing and in catching hold of the barn to keep from falling a nail pierced the palm of his hand. A local physician treated him.

Mrs. Rose Belle Hedden Hager, 60, Frankfort, died after a long illness.
Mrs. Lizzie Bowen Blakeman, 83, Indianapolis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Pock after suffering a stroke in March.

Nov. 19, 1970
Bruce Baxter, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baxter of Louisville and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cornish of Alton Station was recovering at his home from a throat injury he received Sunday.
The child fell on a wooden whistle at the home of his grandparents and rammed it down his throat. He was rushed to the Frankfort hospital and underwent emergency surgery Sunday night at St. Joseph Hospital.
Two holes were punched in his throat.

Pvt. Larry Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stevens of Mt. Eden, and Pvt. Larry Lynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lynn of route 2, were assigned as Army privates to the United States Army Armor Center at fort Knox. They received their initial eight weeks of military training as members of Company D, 13th Battalion and 4th Brigade.

Nineteen freshmen members of the Anderson Junior High JV Football Team were awarded their first school letter.
They were: Mike Adams, Billy Beasley, Jeff Cole, Terry Cooper, Don Green, Gary Hatchett, Allen Hellard, Ronald Hill, Lee Moore, Mark Mountjoy, Emmitt Murphy, Richard Peffer, George Roddy, Johnny Samples, Tim Shryock, Anthony Stratton, Mark Williams, Bruce Young and Tony Young.

Mrs. Worlie Royalty Hood, Chaplin, wife of the late Isaiah Hood, died at the Lebanon hospital where she underwent surgery the week before.
Mrs. Edna Preston Taylor, 65, Harrodsburg, died at Lexington hospital after a long illness.

Nov. 13, 1980
Jerel Goodlett was pictured with a rare doe with antlers. Goodlett said he shot the doe near Avenstoke.

Zesta Crackers were on sale for 79 cents a box at Pic Pac Supermarket. Duncan Hines cake mixes were 79 cents.

Carlola Perry received several awards for being the best Drum Major in various contests throughout the year.
The senior at Anderson High School had been field commander for two years ad said she would miss it when she graduated.

Webster Electric, also known as Ken-Wel in Frankfort, honored its employees who had 10 or more years of service at a special dinner.
Those from Anderson County, who attended were: Frances Milton, Louise Gritton, Iva Wagoner, Ann L. Hudnall, Mozell Murphy, Gladys Robinson and Onita Briscoe.

Members of the Western Anderson Future Homemakers of America held a masquerade party at the home of Cynthia and Talitha Steilberg. Those attending were Cynthia and Talitha, Brenda Conway, Denise Drury, Carla Gash, Annette Darnell, Cindy Welch, Virginia ad Melissa Yates, Janie Drury, Renee Durr and Jeannette Barnett. The mothers who assisted were: Caroline Steilberg, Louise Gash, Florence Barnett and Mary Belle Welch.
Danette Darnell received a prize for the best dressed; Cindy Welch was the hardest to recognize; Janie Drury was the most original; Virginia Yates won the funniest costume.
After prizes were given, they played games and later had refreshments of cookies potato chips, nuts and Kool-Aid.

William Ollie Burke, 84, Route 5, died at the Frankfort hospital after a brief illness.
Howard H. Smith, 48, Harrodsburg, step son of Mrs. Donald Presley of Lawrenceburg and an employee of Cudahy Foods, died after an illness.
Isaac Richardson, 81, Taylorsville, a retired farmer, died in Louisville.
Raymond Curtsinger, 76, route 5, a retired farmer, died Sunday morning, Nov. 5 at his home.
Mrs. Susie Stratton Hawkins, 81, Bond Street, widow of Bryan Hawkins, died Nov. 8.

Nov. 22, 1995
Kevin Hux, foiled in his latest attempt to get a permit to start a nudist colony at the Anderson-Washington County line near Fairview, was continuing his court fight.
Hux appealed the court’s dismissal of the petition to the state Court of Appeals.

Joe Boston was featured in a Janie Buntain column about lost shoes.
It wasn’t that he was trying to imitate Ben Wilson by going barefoot, but he was without shoes.
It seems that one rainy day Joe had put on his boots for his job at IGA, pushing carts in from the parking lot. The weather was just too bad to wear his good shoes so he left his dress slippers in the car.
When he got off work that afternoon, he thought he’d take his boots off. He wanted to wear his slippers to his Baxter Ridge home.
But when he got to his car and proceeded to take his boots off, he noticed his shoes were missing. He looked all over the car, but the shoes were gone.
And if anybody had those black slippers, size 9 and slightly soggy, Joe wanted them back. Winter was coming on and his feet were getting cold.

John Damon Boggess was the star of Eastern Kentucky University’s Theatre production of Hamlet. He is a son of Eileen Boggess and the late John W. Boggess.

Lawrenceburg Post Office employee Stephani Haddix was honored for her work above the call of duty. While on her route Haddix heard the voice of Mary Hughes of West End Drive, who had fallen on some stairs and broken her hip. Haddix called 911 and Hughes’ relatives and stayed with her until emergency personnel arrived.

Jennifer Drake, student at Morehead State University, was to be a dancer in the Opera Works presentation of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

Dennis Leroy Fryman, 32, factory worker who was an experienced farm hand was killed when his clothing got caught in a power takeoff assembly between a silage wagon and tractor.
Cecil Hughes Mountjoy, 88, Prospect, retired farmer, died Nov. 20 in Louisville.
Birdie Mae Reynolds Todd, 73, Terri Lane, died Nov. 20 at the Frankfort hospital.