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Way We Were: Intruder consumed soda pop, sandwich

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50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 29, 1962
Charles Whitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitt, fell at a skating party last week and suffered an injury to his right knee.

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Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Crouch Jr. were pictured on the front page checking on the tobacco that had been collected and stored at the Western Community barns in the 4-H tobacco drive in progress. There were 15 sticks donated so far in the Western area for the drive. Crouch was the chairman of the collection drive.

Western High School was broken into sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday and the office ransacked.
Superintendent Andrew Bird reported the break-in to Sheriff John Birdwhistell, who said the intruder gained entrance through a rear window and forced the locks on three doors by using a crowbar. The doors were badly damaged and a soft drink machine was opened. Principal Robert Turner said no money was in the machine.
Several bottles of soft drinks had been consumed and a sandwich eaten in the lunchroom.

Jell-O instant puddings were on sale — two 3.75-ounce packages for 23 cents at A&P. A 2-pound can of Maxwell House Coffee was $1.37.

Mrs. Addie Springate celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Springate in Louisville.
Guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparrow, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Satterly, Mr. and Mrs. Berry Sims and sons Johnny and Jeff, Mrs. Maurice Sparrow and daughters Ann Johnson and Mary Whitney, Mrs. Billy Huddleston and daughter Adelia Lee, Lawrenceburg; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Springate and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cornish, Mrs. Anna Bell Durr, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Brummett and family, Mrs. James Ackley and Jimmy, Mrs. Myrtle Wilham, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sims, Betty Sims, Mr. an Mrs. Doyle Sims and children Jan and Mark, Mr. and Mrs. Lillard Satterly and children, Hal, Wendy, Robin and Lisa, Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cornish, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Barnett and son, Mr. and Ms. J. T. Cubert, Bondville; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Springate and sons, Mrs. Rebecca Springate, Bruce Springate and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Dennis and daughters of Sinai.

Deaths
Anna Pauline Carter, 55, wife of E.M. Carter of Mt. Eden, died at the Shelbyville hospital. Also surviving was a daughter, Mrs. James Gordon.
Ethel Young Gibson, 79, wife of V. W. Gibson, died in a Lexington hospital after a long illness. She was a sister to Mrs. Nannie Thacker of Lawrenceburg.

30 YEARS AGO
Nov. 25, 1982
Forrest “Aggie” Sale was featured on the front page. He was one of legendary coach Adolph Rupp’s top five players.
“Aggie was one of my five all-time greats. He was the most versatile of all my big men. He could play center with the best of them and forward equally as well. He was one of the smartest players I ever coached.” —Adolph Rupp. This was written on a framed tribute from the coach on the wall at the Sale home in Harrodsburg.

Cadet Louis Gerald Gilbert made the Dean’s List at the Citadel. He was majoring in electrical engineering, had lettered three consecutive years in basketball and had been named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.
He is a son of Dr. and Mrs. George Gilbert of Lawrenceburg.

Cindy Shryock was pictured with an 8-point buck she brought down opening morning of deer hunting season with a .270 Winchester.

Western Anderson Beta Club officers were Donna Ritchey, president; Debbie Wakefield, vice president; Kathy Stevens, secretary; Danette Darnell, treasurer.

Two Anderson County 4-H members were chosen for a pilot program of the standard bred horse industry — The Standard Bred Project. Ashlee Ann Atkins and Janet Kay Litkenhus, along with Patrick Gray of Mercer County received their foals in the first annual foal presentation at Almahurst Farm Receiving Barn in Jessamine County.

Deaths
Mrs. Otha Verion Blockston Leathers, 89, native of Anderson County, died at a Frankfort nursing home. A son, Thomas Leathers, and two daughters, Mrs. George Kirsch and Mrs. Clyde Evans, survived her.
Leslie Everett Perry, 86, died at the home of a son. Survivors included four sons, Gerald, Pat, Tommy and Albert B. Perry; four daughters, Mrs. Charles McDonald, Mrs. Joe Goins, Mrs. James Henderson and Mrs. James Wright.

15 YEARS AGO
Nov. 26, 1997
Alicia Howard, daughter of Geneva E. Howard and granddaughter of Lucille Washington, danced in Kentucky State University’s production of “Carmen Jones.”

The Rev. Wayne Smith, retired minister of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, was to be the guest speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce holiday banquet.

Former Revenue Cabinet Secretary Gary Gillis was appointed to the Public Service Commission.

Charlie and Ginny Klink ran an ad thanking their customers for a great 50 years in business for Klink’s Drug Store.

The Odds and Ends softball team came away with the first place trophy in the fall league tournament. Pictured were team members Elizabeth Coleman, Renay Eckman, Lori Rhule, Patti Sheets, Cindy Wainscott, Peggy Vest, Vicki Smith, Debbie Puckett, Piper Swanson, Kim Hamblin and Nancy Brownlee. Coaches were Joe Wainscott and Greg Beasley.

Deaths
Willie “Bill” Darnell, 87, native of Anderson County, died in a Louisville hospital. He was a son of the late Roscoe and Myrtie Lou Darnell and the husband of Nancy Darnell. He was a retired driver for Smith’s Trucking.
Benjamin Campbell Robinson, 39, died at the UK Medical Center. He was a son of Mrs. Peggy Martin Hawkins and the late Floyd Robinson. He was an electrician.
Martha E. Skelton, 78, of Shelbyville, died at her home. She was a beautician and daughter of Walter and Amanda Shouse Skelton.
Dakota Lee Brinegar, 5-week-old son of Sonny and Gina Marie Sutton Brinegar, died at the Frankfort hospital.
Charles Richard “Smitty” Smith, 71, of Maddox Lane, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was an ironworker and a son of the late Ezra and Eddie Mae Watts Smith.
Rebecca Stephenson, 53, a homemaker and assistant manager at Hardee’s, died at a Lexington hospital.
She is a daughter of Roscoe and Ida Spradlin.