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Way We Were: Candlelight service held for girl scouts

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50 YEARS AGO
Oct. 19, 1961
A candlelight investiture service for 11 girl scouts was conducted.
The scouts had completed their tenderfoot requirements.
Serving as the color guard was Connie Hughes, American flag bearer; Charlotte Sullivan, troop flag bearer; Nancy Ellen White, song leader; and Dana Satterly, color sergeant.
The investees were Beverly Brown, LaKeta Cammack, Debbie Duncan, Nancy Haydon, Bonnie Hughes, Connie Huge, Jeannie Kirby, Jane Mitchell, Dana Satterly, Charlotte Sullivan and Nancy Ellen White.
Mrs. Jesse Duncan and Mrs. William Kirby assisted Mrs. Hughes as assistant leaders. Mrs. Cecil White was the troop committee chairman and Mrs. Harold Brown was the troop committee treasurer; Mrs. Ruble Cammack, Mrs. Robert Haydon, and Mrs. William Sullivan were troop committee members.

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Bob Elliott, president of the Anderson Chapter of Future Farmers of America, attended the National Safety Congress in Chicago.

Rufus Brown suffered a fracture of his right foot when a box of bolts fell on his foot while he was at work at the Ford Motor plant in Louisville. He was recovering at home.

Sara Kays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Kays, was chosen as a candidate for Homecoming Queen at Eastern Kentucky State College.

Two pounds of country sausage was 69 cents at Model Market. A quart jar of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing was 55 cents

John B. Searcy, son of Mrs. Georgia Searcy and boatswain’s mate third class, USN, aboard a naval vessel in a fleet of five, arrived at Simonstown, South Africa, for a five-month good will visit to ports along the African coast.

Deaths
Roy Thomas Siers, 40; Frances Cubert, 41.

40 YEARS AGO
Sept. 23, 1971
Craig Birdwhistell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Birdwhistell, competed his basic at Fort Knox and had been assigned to Fort Gordon, Ga., for further training as a military police officer.

Oct. 14, 1971
William Larry Giles, a 1957 Anderson High School graduate, graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy.
He is a son of Mayor and Mrs. John Giles and husband of Patricia Sue Holland Giles.

Donna Crossfield, senior at Kentucky University, was elected vice president of Alpha Kappa Delta, a national honorary sociology fraternity.  She was majoring in sociology.
She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Crossfield.

Mary Lou Corley was the host of a spaghetti supper at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Corley.
Guests were: Louise Gritton, Marlene Corley, Nancy McQuery, Karen Corley, Dayle Smith, Karen Winfree, Don Walker, Ira Lee Blakeman and Mr. and Mrs. Gale bond.

Deaths
Ruth Young Watkins Beacham; Mrs. A.T. Barnes; Willie Joshua Cornish, 83, retired farmer; Lillian Herps Vanarsdall, 72; Sean Ellis Searcy, 1-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Searcy.

30 YEARS AGO
Oct. 15, 1981
Family Dollar Store was to open to Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center.

William G. Elliott of Alton was pictured with a giant sweet potato.
He said he had “plans” for the 6-pounder that he grew in his garden. He said he didn’t use any fertilizer but did have Harry Towles said a few words over it.

Joe Milam was sporting a beard as he performed a country-western song at the Farm Bureau Burgoo.

Talitha Steilberg was Student of Month at Western Anderson High School. She was featured on the Eagle Events page.
Western-Anderson class officers:
Freshman class officers were: Melissa Taylor, president; Missy Drury, vice president; Paula Drury, treasurer; and Candice Sweasy, secretary.
Sophomore class officers were: Scottie Caldwell, vice president; Chris Hayes, president; Julie Gabhart, secretary; and Ray Hoskins, treasurer.

Anderson High School Homecoming Queen candidates were: Jan Bowen and Traci Bryant, freshmen; Karen Benningfield and Ashlee Atkins, sophomores; Barbie Peak and Ann Fallis, juniors; Holly Fowler and Wendy Crabill, seniors.

Deaths
Carolyn Robinson, 40; Nina Franklin Burgin, 79; Ernest Paul McGaughey, 65.

15 YEARS AGO
Sept. 18, 1996
R.W. Heightchew was pictured with a huge banana squash. It was 28 inches long, 8 inches around and weighed 28 pounds. He said it was the first banana squash he had ever grown at his home on Waterfill Street. The banana squash was a cross between a pumpkin and a cushaw and made great pies, he said.
Joe and Jackie Boston were pictured holding a plant Jackie found in their yard on Baxter Ridge. They thought it might be a mushroom.
Teresa Davis was pictured holding a blooming sweet potato vine. Her mother, Carol Akins of Aaron Barnett Road, said she had never seen it before, but all her plants were in bloom.
Another caller said they had raised sweet potatoes many years, but never saw one bloom.
James Kinney III of Jennifer Drive was pictured with his banana tree. It was the third year he had grown a banana tree in his yard, but it was the first time it had produce fruit.
He said it would probably get frostbite before the bananas ripened.

Oct. 16, 1996
There were 11 candidates in the race for City Council. They were: Daniel E. Coats, Lynn Carlton, Robert C. Cook, Robert P. Mefford, Robbie Hume, Gary Chilton, Rita H. Phillips, Naomi Ruth Dunn, William Davis “Davy” Warford, Frances Conner Gorham, and Herman Hoffeld.
Incumbents were: Cook, Mefford, Chilton, Phillips, Warford and Gorham.

Justin T. Carey was saluted as a young leader of tomorrow. He was elected to the student council and peer tutor.
The son of Nancy and Jimmy Carey was a member of the soccer team, FCA, Beta club, Co-Ed-Y, SADD club, who’s Who Among American High School students; DARE role model, Academic All State Honorable Mention, Lexington Youth Soccer Association, United States Soccer Fed. Referee. Conservation Essay Contest Winner.
His future plans included a career in sports medicine and plans to attend Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Aaron Goodpaster moved back to Anderson County to join the staff of the Animal Clinic.
Both Goodpaster and his wife, Julie, are 1980 graduates of Anderson County.

Deaths
Charles “Boonie” Hedden III, 59, saddle-bred horse trainer; Eileen Snyder Johnson, 49, mental health associate with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and member of the Audubon society; Rayma Lee Frazier, 96, retired from the office of Secretary of state after 30 years of service; Ruth Amanda Slaughter, 91, former employee of Trent’s Clothing Store in Lawrenceburg; Kenneth Lee “Kenny” McGuire, 59, 16-year veteran of the National Guard, a retired employee of Florida Tile.