Way We Were: Brothers not seeking head butts

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Sept. 13, 1962
Mountjoy’s Crown Jewel placed first in the American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Kentucky at the State Fair, winning $1,463.63.
The winning entry formerly owned and shown by Billy Mountjoy was sold in July to Blue Lake Stables of Newbury, Ohio. Mountjoy had nine weanlings out of the 134 nominated for the event, but showed only three.
Mountjoy’s Crown Jewel was a half brother of the stallion Denmark Jewel, who was the fifth leading stallion in the United States. It was returned to the Mountjoy Stables to be trained.

Dena Carol Lentz, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lentz of Louisville and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Boyd Caudill, was to appear on the Randy Atcher program on WHAS-TV.

Four from Anderson County left for their physical examinations at the Armed Forces Examination Station in Louisville, according to clerk of the board, Mrs. C.T. Cloyd.
They were: Darrell J. Darnell, Paul M. Chilton, Donovan C. Jeffries and Donald L. Ritchey.

Whole fryers were 28 cents a pound; turkeys were 39 cents a pound; and a 4-pound canned ham was $2.99 at A&P Supermarket.
You could get 2 pounds of bananas, plums or yams for 19 cents.
Campbell’s tomato soup was 10 cents a can.

James Hays, 11, found another of those multi-eared corn formations. He is a son of A.C. Hays of Sinai.
James found this specimen in the family garden and it had no shuck on it at all.
Some multi-ears with shucks had been found by other people.

A building permit was issued to Billy Huddleston for the construction of a new garage at property on the west side of South Main Street. Construction was estimated at $2,000.

Terry and Martin Peach, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Peach of Gee, suffered severe cuts of the forehead on Sunday, Sept. 2 while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cornish at their home on Court Street. The boys were playing hide-and-seek and ran together, cutting their heads. They were treated at the Frankfort hospital where nine stitches were required to close each of the wounds.

Ollie Burton Husband, 59, merchant and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; Clay Drury, 75, retired farmer and husband of Bessie Smith Drury; Davis Marshall Bell, 39, plumber for the Neil Company of Lexington died after a three-month illness.

Sept. 9, 1982
Sixteen local girls were to compete for the title of Miss Stringtown Ruritan.
They were: Lucinda Ann Hammond, Melissa Ann Taylor, Carolyn Ann Spaulding, Billie Jo Shelton, Natalie Sue Cox, Connie Lynn Puckett, Tammy Charlene Godbey, Jan Allison Bowen, Georgetta Pleasant, Deedee Smith, Lisa Ann Hanks, Jennifer Marie Durr, Nancy Ann Lane, Gloria Faye McGaughey, Tracy Drake and Becky Louise Raymond.

It was advertised that Tim Perry was working with Peak Insurance.

Norma J. Casey, daughter of Norma and Linda Casey, was at ROTC camp in Fort Riley, Kan.

Keith Franklin, his son, Dwayne, Mrs. Charlie Sutherland and Spanky the dog were pictured riding in a horse and wagon during the Labor Day parade at Alton.

George Cook “French Fry Man” was pictured with his signature cigar, cooking up his potatoes at the annual Labor Day fish fry at the Alton Ruritan Club. Schelma and Nora Belle Meriwether were pictured manning the fish fryer, something they had done for 20 years.

Jennifer Smith was pictured with her poodle Frenchy all dressed up for the pet contest. Jennifer donned a beret and an old-fashioned dress while Frenchy was in a fancy dress with Jennifer pushing the dog in a doll stroller.

Construction of a Wal-Mart Discount City Store and IGA Supermarket were to begin on or before Oct. 1, according to Jimmy Freeman, co-developer of West Park Shopping Center.  Work had been delayed for various reasons, but Freeman said “We’re close to the point where we can start construction.”

Elizabeth Ross Hackney, employee of Dean and Shirk Thread Mill for 20 years and Ken Well Company for more than 20 years; James Andrew Hall, 51, Navy veteran and disabled chef manager.

Sept. 10, 1997
Carrie Searcy was awarded the 1997 Best Female Newcomer Award by the Muhlenberg Community Theatre. She is a daughter of Stanley and Linda Searcy and granddaughter of Charles and Thelma McDonald and Susan Searcy.

George Adams was “beet.” His garden was so bountiful, he’d worked hard getting in all his produce. He said he had had a garden most of his 64 years, but the best one he ever had was this one when the bounty included a 2-pound beet. “I’ve never seen any this size before,” he said. The retired truck driver and former resident of Indianapolis moved to Anderson County the year before because his wife, the former Jo McKee, was from this area.

Anderson County High School started its first girls’ soccer team in 1997.

Julian Lynn Drury, 37, part-time carpenter and water-hauler, and his son, Ethan Conner Drury 4. They died as the result of a water tank accident. It was thought his brakes might have gone out when he was coming down Glensboro Hill.
Jeffrey Aaron Cook, 33, former employee of Papanee’s Produce, Blue Star Plastics and IBM in Lexington; Barbara Unray Cooper Drury, 61, former Sunday school teacher; Ronald Lawson “Red” Durr, 58, farmer; Arthur Payne, 78, retired after 47 years of service as Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army; Robert Edward “Smokey Mote” Penny, retired from the Vaughn Tobacco Company in Lexington after 22 years and was a horse trainer for many years.

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