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Way We Were: Kinder gets coded message by way of terrapin

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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 18, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Peach received word that their son, Jimmie W. Peach, had been promoted to rank of SP/4. He was stationed in Germany and expected to return home in the next three months.

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Rita Lynn was crowned Miss Anderson County Fair. She had won the sweepstakes crown at the baby show just 15 years before when she was a toddler. Sandra Troxel was runner-up.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 1963
A&P Food Store had a steak sale. Porterhouse or T-bone were 99 cents a pound; sirloin, 89 cents; and center but, round or boneless Swiss, 79 cents.

Butch Morris was to be the starting picture for the J.T.S. Brown team who were to play Gravel Switch at the Fairgrounds on Sunday. Gravel Switch had a 7 to 4 record.

A coalhouse at the rear of the home of Mrs. Porter Bast on Bush Avenue burned last night about 9:30 o’clock according to Fire Chief Truman Birdwhistell. Birdwhistell said the building was practically destroyed.

John C. Ware Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ware, enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering course in the Milwaukee School of Engineering 1963 summer quarter. He is a former student at Anderson County High School.

A cow on the J. Ed Hawkins farm near Fox Creek was killed when struck by lightning Sunday.

Marine Lance Corporal Stanley Phillips Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Phillips of Route 1 was serving aboard the nuclear-powered attack aircraft carrier USS Enterprise that was operating with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.

Pfc. James Roy Campbell, son of Mrs. Leona C. Hutton, was selected “Orderly For The Day” at Ft. Riley, Kan.

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
Robert James suffered a leg fracture in football practice at Anderson High Friday night.

Robert D. Haydon, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Haydon, returned home from Central Baptist Hospital where he had underwent a hernia operation.

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
Monica Gretter, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Gretter, fell over a rock in a neighbor’s yard and broke both bones in her left arm just above the wrist.

Marine Lance Corporal Robert W. Baxter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Baxter of Route 3, was participating in training in the Fuji Maneuver Area, Japan, for 10 weeks.
 
Old Yeller’s Son, “Savage Sam” was showing at the Twin Hills Drive In, along with “Splendor in the Grass.”

Army Pfc. John W. Bain was participating in Exercise Swift Strike III, a U.S.  Strike Command exercise in George, North Carolina and South Carolina involving 75,000 armed forces personnel. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester T. Bain and a 1958 graduate of Anderson High School.

Three Anderson County residents graduated from Georgetown College.
James Arthur Cooper graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Education.
Bobby Joe Gritton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Gritton of Sinai, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce.
Linda Sue Stamper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stamper graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech.

Thursday, Aug. 29, 1963
A terrapin turned up on J.W. Kinder’s place at Ballard Saturday and it may have a code message but so far its finder hasn’t figured what it is.
The terrapin is dark brown and nature provided the letters CEEF in bright yellow on its back along with other unidentifiable markings.

Mrs. Oren Rawlings was recovering at her home on Chautauqua Avenue from injuries received when she was kicked in the face by a mare.
Mrs. Rawlings and her daughter, Sally, were at their farm in Bath County and Sally had been riding the saddle mare. The horse had just been turned loose when she whirled and ran toward Mrs. Rawlings and kicked, striking her in the face.
The mare had always been gentle and Mr. Rawlings said he did not know what caused her unusual actions.

15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998
Anderson County High School student Brandee Annis and her guide, Bill Bender, were pictured with a 95-pound lemon shark Brandee had caught in the Florida Keys. The daughter of Arden and Elaine Annis was especially happy because she caught on her 15th birthday.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998
Salt River Church celebrated its 200th birthday.

Deaths
Huston Ray Page, 43, Old Joe Road, died at his home. He was the owner of Page Excavating, a member of International Union of Operating Engineers and other labor organizations. Survivors included his wife, Cheryl Ristau Page, a son, Huston Ray Page II, his parents, Billy Ray and Jeanette Bennett Page, a brother, Joseph Page, of Anderson County, and two sisters of Adair County.
Margaret Doss Perry, 73, died at Central Baptist Hospital. She was owner of Perry & Lloyd Insurance Agency for 56 years. She was a licensed agent for travelers insurance for over 54 years and co-owned the agency with Catherine Lloyd-Kwiatkowski or 51 years. Survivors included her husband of 49 years, Robert H. Perry.
Ethel Whitton Riddle Carter, 69, Humston Drive, died at her home. She was a former employee of the Kentucky State Department of Human Resources. Survivors included her husband, Walter “Bondy” Carter, two sons, Jimmy and Earl Riddle, and two daughters, Joyce Heady and Rhonda Morris.
Robert Smith Cunningham, 55, died at the UK Medical Center. He was a volunteer with the Bluegrass Community Action Agency and member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Survivors include five brothers: William Murphy, Ernest Guthrie Jr., Jewell Gill, Guy Harvey, Paul Ellis; five sisters, Shirley Bean, Arnetta Harvey, Sue Coulter, Peggy Washington and Ive Brooks.