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Way We Were: Entrants optimistic about turtle derby

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50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 16, 1962
The Optimist Club of Lawrenceburg was to hold a Turtle Derby at the Anderson High School gym Friday night at 7 o’clock with the proceeds to be used for the club’s community recreation projects.
John Allen Perry and Marvin Robinson, co-chairmen of the event, announced there were 126 entries in the derby. (See the ad attached for turtle names such Plain Ole Bill, Speedy, Cool Cat and on and on.)
The “Inmates,” local talent group, was to entertain at intermission and two clowns, J.D. Collins Jr. and Marvin Robinson, were to distribute lollipops to the chidlren.
Eddie Morris was to serve as the announcer while the judges were Andrew Bird, John W. Carlton, Hugh White and Bruce Crook.

Anderson County Schools were set to open Sept. 4.

Birthdays
Joseph Hardin was born to Jerry and Lou Alice Hardin Milam Aug. 8.
Barry Lynn was born to Jackie and Joyce Cunningham Gritton Aug. 13.
Leslie Beth was born to First Lieutenant Bruce Gash and Patsy Murphy Gash Aug. 11.
Dale Quinn was born to Jimmie H. and Josephine Goodlett Hawkins. She is the former Josephine Goodlett.

Taking the ribbons at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show in the pleasure pony or horse show ages 16 through 18 were Billy Wilson, first; Wayne Hanks, second; Mike Sparrow, third.
Pony mare and foal — Charles Peyton first; Beverly Brown, second; Championship Pleasure Pony or Horse — Charles Peyton on Princess, first; Billy Wilson on Danny Boy, second; Candy Mountjoy on Roxie, third; Linda Lyen on Billy, fourth; and Paula Monroe on Missie, fifth.
Championship Equitation — Candy Mountjoy first; Bill Cartinhour, second; Charlene Peyton, third; Linda Lyen, fourth; Billy Aldridge, fifth; and Billy Wilson, sixth.

Donald E. Cook, quartermaster third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Cook was serving aboard the destroyer USS Lowry.

A station wagon belonging to Duard Smith of Ninevah was stripped of the radiator, generator and tires while parked at a vacant house on the Ninevah Road.
The theft was being investigated by Sheriff John W. Carlton.
The Smiths were moving to the vacant house and he had left his car there.

Eric Kevin Sullivan and Tammy Sue Robinson were the Sweepstakes winners in the baby contest.

Deaths
John Ed Sweeney, 85, city councilman for several years; William Edward Mullins, 86, retired farmer; Margie Lee Sea Bowen, 67, wife of Frank Bowen; Zelma Gritton Jeffries, 59, wife of Roy Jeffries; Anna Watson Wilson, 75, retired practical nurse; Charles R. Cook, 58, farmer and bus driver for Shelby County schools; Claude Beatly 85, chain assembler at LinkBelt Company for 26 years; Betty Shepard, 89, sister of Jerome T. Tarter of Lawrenceburg; J.C. (Chris) Robinson Sr., 61, retired farmer.