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Way We Were: Western 7th graders visit Capitol

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By The Staff

50 YEARS AGO
Oct. 16, 1961
Hamilton Tingle of Alton Station brought some blooms from a lilac tree in his yard to The Anderson News.
He said this was the second time in the past six years that he had lived there that the tree had bloomed in the spring and fall.

George Fallis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fallis, underwent a shoulder operation at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for an old baseball injury.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 3 had been studying their community under the leadership of Mrs. William Shields. Over the past two weeks they had visited the courthouse and the post office.
Mrs. Ray Brown and Mrs. Thomas B. Ripy were assistant leaders.
The Lawrenceburg Lioness Club sponsored the troop of 17 members. Members were: Olivia Ripy, Elaine Duncan, Jill Baxter, Annie Stewart, Becky Blacketer, Jane W. Brown, Ann Bowling, Linda Stucker, Ginger Giles, Marjorie Bryant, Donna Bryant, Pamela Morgan, Jane Marshall, Ann Lewis Jenkins, Teresa Gritton, Teresa Perry, and Karen Shryock.

The home of the late Miss Wallace Houchin, located south of Lawrenceburg on U.S. Highway 127, was sold at public auction to Lucien Morris for $8,000.

Dale Wright suffered fractured bones of two toes on his right foot at the football game Friday night with Georgetown.

4-H officers in the Marlowe School club were: Donetta Nation, president; Patsy Cooper, vice president; Diane Adams, secretary; Janet Crask, secretary; Judy Hawkins, reporter; Marilyn Thompson, game leader.

The seventh grade at Western School toured the State Capitol buildings in Frankfort Sunday afternoon.
Members of the class who made the tour were: Don Barnes, Ira Lee Blakeman, Linda Brown, Lois Ann Brown, Michael Case, Edwinna Cook, Mary Lou Corley, Aline Cox, Roxie Drury, Wayne Flynn, Bobby Hume, Loretta Hupp, Joan Kirsch, Jane McGuire, Earl J. Puckett Jr., Eleanor Scott, Wayne Scrogham, Elise Waldridge and Ronnie Wells.
Accompanying the students were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Brown, Jeanne Blakeman, Alla Verian Case, Glenna Coulter, Mrs. George Corley, Marjorie and Marlene Corley, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Flynn, Troy and Raynelle, Mrs. Billy Gritton, Mrs. Nannie Mae Hupp and Jerilyn, Mr. and Mrs. George Kirsch Jr., Mr. and Mrs. C.V. McGuire, Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Puckett, William and Rickie, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Waldridge and Wendell and Mrs. Ruby Case.

Death
Maude Whitenack Young, 76, former resident of Lawrenceburg.

40 YEARS AGO
Oct. 21, 1971
A front-page story reported two deer being killed by cars near Hickory Grove Grocery.
Mrs. Bronson Proctor killed a 7-point buck weighing about 250 pounds when it crossed the road in front of her. Damage to her car was estimated at $400.
 Connie Drury killed a 90-pound doe near the same location.

Harold K. Monroe Jr. was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the United State Army Reserve.
He is a son of Harold K. Monroe Sr., owner of Monroe’s Slaughterhouse. His wife, Zella Monroe, was a teacher at Stewart Home School.

Bruce Hume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hume, was gaining recognition from his hobby — oil painting.

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Lawrenceburg selected Mrs. Frank Reeves as “Woman of the Year,” She was a charter member and helped organize the club.

The Sand Spring parsonage sold at auction to Everett Sutherland and Jesse Ray Carlton for $2,325. The house was to be moved to a lot in Stringtown by Nov. 1.

Eddie Stevens, Ricky Cloran, Ricky Brown, Keith Cornish, David Drummond and William Barnett were chosen to represent Western High School at the Governor’s Regional High School Traffic Safety Conference. They were accompanied by Principal Bob Turner.

Brian Kelly Casey, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Casey, suffered a broken left arm when he fell off a truck fender at the home of his grandfather, Earl S. Puckett.

The fender of the Glensboro school bus, driven by Curtis Wells, was damaged Friday when passing the Lloyd Furniture Store truck on a narrow road. No one was hurt.

Deaths
Kenneth C. Gash, 42, Shelbyville, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident; Robert Dalton “Pete” Cox, 66, retired farmer; Mrs. Lucye Roach Young, 50-year member of the order of the Eastern Star.

30 YEARS AGO
May 7, 1981
Sharon Gash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gash, won the speech contest sponsored by the Fox Creek Rural Electric.
The win made her eligible to take part in an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Oct. 22, 1981
Robert L. Hyatt was elected 1982 chairman of the Central Kentucky Region of Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).
Hyatt, a member of the Anderson County Board of Education, was to serve on the KSBA, the governing body of that statewide organization.
Paul Polly, Anderson County superintendent, was installed as secretary to the region.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 689’s Ready Helpers and their leaders were pictured picking up trash at Saffell Elementary.
They were: Lori Wainscott, Carmen Bottom, Janeen Cunningham, Brandi Eagley, Justin Wainscott, Melanie Davis, Teresa Baker, Chaundra Gash, Joseph Eagley, Troop Leader Jeannie Wainscott and assistant leader, Connie Eagley.

John Allen Perry was glad to display his most recent acquisition in a photo. The co-owner of Birdwhistell and Perry Realty had visited the tattoo booth at the Western Anderson Fall Festival and gotten a tattoo of a pumpkin to cover the shiny spot on the top of his head.

John David Morgan was “Athlete of the Month.” Wendy Crabill of Anderson High interviewed him for the Bearfacts page.

Anderson High student members of a Hi Q team were getting ready for the test that would qualify the group to appear on the TV show.
Team members chosen were: Bryan Shouse, captain; Steve Halvachs, Bill Gentry, Angela Perkins and Donny Hendry.
Other members were Peter Gobar, Becky Collins and Reid Sutton.

Randy Birdwhistell was the resident expert on baseball at Anderson High School.

Western Anderson Future Farmers of America club officers were: Jeff Gritton, treasurer, Debbie Wakefield, secretary; Jeff W. Drury, president; Jeff Drury, vice president; Gary Hawkins, sentinel; and Jana Monroe, reporter.

Deaths
Clay Brown Carlton, 7, son of Jerry W. and Cheri Carlton, died after a long battle with leukemia; Mary Ellen Hall, 70, widow of Robert Hall; Virginia Ellen Gillis Ward, 70, widow of John Hanks Ward; Frances Lee “Peggy” Cummins, 48, employed by Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles; Cecil Thomas Harlow Jr., infant son of Cecil T. Harlow Sr. and former Janice Grider.

15 YEARS AGO
Oct. 23, 1996
Steve W. Morris completed U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps field training encampment.
He is a son of Donald W. Morris and Margaret A. Hodgkin.

Katrina Beth Kyler, daughter of Coleman and Pam Kyler, was Cheerleader of the Week.
The senior at Anderson County High School had been cheerleading six years, three on the varsity squad.

Jasper Blakeman was pictured with one of his huge cushaws. He said he bet one of them weighed 150 pounds. Blakeman, 82, said he moved to town about 12 years before, from Highway 44, to Waterfill Street. He said cushaws are mighty good eatin’. He liked his cushaw baked or as custard.

Claude Perry was pictured mowing the yard at his home in Glensboro. Carl Peak caught Perry, who was 100, in the act and submitted the photo to the News.

Deaths
John Thomas Cummins, 76, former employee of Kraft Foods; Myrtle Clutts Jenkins, 84; Etta Mae Carmickle Shouse, 61, teacher’s aide; Edward Robertson Searcy, 83, retired guard at Florida Tile Industries.