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The Way We Were, 5-11-2011

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40 YEARS AGO
April 1, 1971
Kitty Royalty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Royalty received superior ratings on her vocal solo and on her piano solo at the Junior Day contest of the Kentucky Federation of Music clubs. This was the second time she had received superior ratings in the contest.
She and her cousin, Nina Belle Wilson, received a superior rating on their piano duet.

Deaths
Dr. Salathael Cole Gibbs, 96, veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at Veterans Hospital after a long illness.
Wilmer M. Ellis, 76; James D. Phillips, 73; Thornton E. Losey, 69; Cecil G. Coulter, 71; Clyde Riley, 78; Ray Vaughn Jeffries Sr., 77; Elizabeth Vowels, 71; Scott Bailey, 10, died of cancer at Children’s Variety Hospital in Miami, Fla.

April 8, 1971
A number of building permits were granted.
Dave Disponett was granted a permit for new construction of a dwelling, estimated cost of $14,000; Lonnie Roark, Salvisa, new construction of a dwelling on Walnut Street at an estimated cost of $16,000; Earl Gordon Jr., new construction of a duplex dwelling on Kay Street at an estimated cost of $20,000; and to H.M. Edmondson, new construction of a four-family unit dwelling on West side of South Highland, estimated cost of $40,000.

Juanita Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sutherland,, received the ‘Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Award for the third consecutive year.

Jimmy Dan Conner was selected to Parade Magazine’s fourth All-America High School Basketball Team. The seven squads selected comprised 35 players and represent 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Mrs. Clinton Sea stumbled and fell through a storm door at her home on Andeson City Road Saturday, cutting her left hand severely and lacerating her arm. She was treated at the Versailles hospital.

Deaths
Larry Truman Gabhart, 23, Sinai, died when his tractor overturned with him on the Bonds Mill Road.
Paul Hodges Crutcher, 71; Athena Royalty Monroe, 89; Edgar Ruble, 93; Zilpha Gash Adkins; Doris Kays Crask, 49; John Cook, 74.

April 15, 1971
Allen Wash was named “Sportsman of The Year” by members of the Anderson County Sportsman Club.
Wash was recognized for his work with the young people of Anderson County and for  his dedication to hunting and fishing conservation.

Sherri Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams, was to leave in late May for Rome, Italy where she would be employed during the summer at the Italian Baptist Orphanage.
Williams, a junior student at Anderson County High School, where she was a cheerleader and Beta Club member, was one of several students from the United States to work this summer, five one-half days a week for a three month period at the orphanage.

Guy F. Simpson, III, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Simpson II, received the Silver Wings of an Army Aviator and was appointed a Warrant Officer upon completion of the Officer Rotary Wing Aviator course at the U.S. Army Aviation School, Ft. Rucker, Ala. He was to leave in May for duty in Vietnam.

Airman George A. Bean, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bean, completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Deaths
John Wesley Goodlett, 33, died in an auto accident at the US. 127 Business and Bypass intersection.
Worth L. Buntain, 78; Orbrey Yeager, 53; Laura Waitts, 84; Ezra Peavler, 73; Charles O. Humston, Sr. 63.

30 YEARS AGO
March 19, 1981
Kathy Daniels, flute soloist with the Anderson High Marching Bearcats was to join the U.S. Navy Band in concert later in the month in Frankfort.

Rachel Hibbs, 8, was the winner of the annual Jim Claypool Poster Contest. The Saffell Street student is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth David Hibbs. She won $15.
Corey Groseclose, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Groseclose, placed second in the county. He was a third grader at Saffell and received $12.
Vickki Partlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Partlow, a fifth grader at Western Anderson, was the third place winner for the county. She received $10.

Lonnie Travis Flora was the Anderson County winner in the annual Conservation Essay Contest.
Flora, 12, was a seventh grader at Western Anderson and the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.I. Flora.
His essay was entered in statewide competition and he was awarded a $50 Savings bond. He also received $25 from the Anderson County Conservation District.

Deaths
Eula Blanch McMichael Baxter, 72; Madeline Rose Ruble, 43.

March 26, 1981
Four Anderson High students were selected to participate in the All-State Chorus in Louisville.
The chorus was composed of approximately 350 members selected by audition from high schools across the state.
Local students were: Jessica Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Thomas; Karen Hedges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John  Hedges; Ricky Spaulding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Spaulding; and Rex Burkhead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Burkhead.

Avenstoke column by
Louis and April Rooks-DeLuca
Fire broke loose on St. Patrick’s Day along Crawford Road and burned up 36 rolls of Willie Crawford’s and Donnie Sullivan’s hay.
The Alton firemen responded quickly and stayed with it until all the hay had been unrolled and the fire put out. The flames were discovered by Wilmer Carris and he alerted Vincent Crawford. The two of them, blessed with favorable winds, were able to beat out the ring of fire advancing into the fields and woods. Had the wind been blowing away from the road and bales of hay — more than 100 acres could have been engulfed.
There were other St. Patrick’s Day fireworks, but they were confined to the tops of cakes.
March 17 is a major celebration in Avenstoke. Vince Crawford washed up after fighting the fire to eat his 63rd birthday cake. In town, George Walker Perry celebrated his 73rd. Up in Rhode Island Bruston Moffett turned 59, and Bruston shared this birth date with his late father, Collie Moffett.

Deaths
Huntley Caldwell, 13, son of Vernon Glenn Caldwell and Jennie Lou Claunch, was accidently killed when an ‘empty’ pistol was discharged while pointed at him.
 Emma Louise Robinson Kays, 66; Lena Huggins Bond, 86; James Henry “Shug’ Waldridge, 48; Lonnie Hayes, 93; Mary L. Briscoe, 89; Evelyn F. Johnson, 66; Ralph T. Wise Sr., 51; James William Carroll, 84; Franklin Hughes Hammond Sr., 67; Maggie McKee Arnold.

15 YEARS AGO
March 6, 1996
Letha Hatton won a trip to the Montel Williams talk show. She loved talk shows, especially Montel.
“Addict” would be the best way to describe her attraction to daytime chatter boxes. “On days off, I can watch talk shows for hours,” Letha said.

Lisa Whitaker was the winner in the Service Merchandise Scholarship Program sponsored by Service Merchandise.

Deaths
Virginia C. Bowling, 52; Mary Elizabeth Hyatt Hornung Murphy, 80; Susan Mary Edington Ritchey, 74; Elmer Dudley “Pete” Todd, 84; Francis Maurice Willett, 80

March 13, 1996
A big yellow sign on Broadway announced that Food Lion Supermarket was “Coming Soon.”

In the Heritage Hall news several were celebrating birthdays. They were: Carl Phillips, Dottie Sweazy, Lorraine Thompson, Clara Barker, Else Moore, Bertha Ritchie, Bridgett Sea, Mabel Fourman, Amelia Douglas, and Clara Shouse.

Deaths
Robert L. “Bobby” Black, 60; Martha Ann “Annie” Carlton Brown, 91; Roy C. Curtsinger, 82, 82; Orville Jack “Pappa” King, 78; Mary Todd Richardson, 86.