Way We Were: Winners ate steak, losers ate beans

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Feb. 21, 1963
Jerry Gritton, Western High basketball player, suffered a fracture of his left arm in practice Wednesday afternoon.
He was admitted to the Frankfort hospital.


Darrell W. Sullivan, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Sullivan underwent nine weeks of basic training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

Feb. 28, 1963
William Burton fell Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bobby Clay, and suffered a severe cut of his mouth. Several stitches were required to close the wound.

Approximately 125 Cub Scouts and their families attended the Blue Gold Banquet at the First Christian Church.
Keith Cornish and Philip Hoskins, new Cub Scouts, received their Bobcat pins and Tom Smith and Doug Edwards were awarded their Webelos badges.

March 7, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peyton were confined to their home with the flu and pneumonia. Mrs. Peyton had been sick for three weeks.

Winners in the speech festival held at the Lawrenceburg Elementary School were Kathy Wheat, prose; Cynthia Ardery, prose; Jenny Cook, poetry; Laura Crask, poetry, Diana Mountjoy, prose and Dianne Adams, poetry.

Steak and beans
The local Rotary Club members were divided into two teams to sell tickets to their annual charity Pancake Party with Conway Smith being the captain of one team and Joe Beard captain of the other.
The agreement was that at the next meeting members of the team that sold the most tickets would eat steak and the losers would eat beans.
At the Tuesday night meeting, Allan Hanks announced that Smith’s team had sold the most tickets so his team ate steaks while Beard’s team watched hungrily and sipped bean soup.

Roy Wayne Bostic, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bostic of Tyrone, suffered second-degree burns over most of his body when he fell into a pan of boiling water at his home. He was a patient at the Versailles Hospital.

March 14, 1963
Freddie Brumley, John M. Denton, Roscoe E. DeWitt and Donnie J. Drury were to report to Louisville for their army physical examinations.

March 10, 1983
Five Cub Scouts received the highest award at their blue/gold banquet. The Arrow of Light award is hard to achieve and it is unusual for five boys to receive the award at one time. Recipients were Corey Groseclose, Jimmy Morris, Glenn Gehefer Jr., Chad Ritchey and Cory Sims.

Rodney Proctor and Donna Ritchey were the 1983 Sweetheart King and Queen at Western Anderson High School. Donna is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar T. Ritchey. Rodney is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Proctor.

Mrs. Emma B. Ward presented the Lawrenceburg Business and Professional Women’s “Career Girl of the Month” honor to Jan Bowen. Bowen was a sophomore at Anderson High School and a daughter of Ralph and Nancy Bowen.

March 11, 1998
The girls’ varsity cheerleaders at Anderson High School captured the regional championship and were on their way to state finals. Cheerleaders were: Kim Spivey, Crystal Hawkins, Leslie Drymon, Cassie Webb, Jennifer Green, Alisha McEntyre, Meredith Hardin, Crystal Robinson, Becky Hagan, Sammie Matthews, Karie Gage, Kristie Evans, Shannon Sutherland, Becca Newton, Ashley Evans and Stephanie Disponett.

Through a grant, some fifth graders at Western Anderson Elementary started their own business through “school to work.”
Called Eagle’s Corner, the business was a school supply store and was located in the concession stand.
It taught the students who worked in the store responsibility, how to purchase materials, figure taxes and so on.
Eagle’s Corner business persons were: Travis Conway, Wayne Goodlett, Beth Hopper, T.J. Cline, Josh Renner, David Martin, Jessica Sutherland, Logan Case, Bethany Goodlett, Kathryn Larkin, Beth VanHoy, Brandon Barnes, Kevin Burke, Brad Drury, Leslie Traugott, Sara Stewart, Valerie Watts and Charles Hahn.