Way We Were: Woodside rates superior in recital

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June 14, 1962
Mike Blacketer suffered a fall from a sliding board Tuesday and suffered a fracture of his right leg.  
He was admitted to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington and returned home Wednesday.


Sheriff John E. Birdwhistell summoned 60 prospective jurors for the opening of the June term of circuit court.
The list includes: Bernice Bercaw, J.C. Hawkins, Williams H. Cottrell, Allen Wayne, W.B. Cheak, Jacob Wainscott, W. E. Adams Jr., Carol Cole, Maurice Harley, T.H. Renfro, Oscar Cammack, Otis Franklin, Walter Sparrow, C.M. Buckley, Thomas Simpson, Charles Peyton, Hubert Alkire, Mrs. Billy Spencer, Floyd E. Gritton Sr., Will Elliott, William T. Peach, Frank Sims, Reuben Jamerson, Carl Williams Jr., Joe Likens, Victor Cox, Estill Reed, Edgar Franklin, Mrs. H. T. Mullins, Charles H.  Melear, Byron Riley, Gee Lancaster, Duke Poulter, Robert Duncan, Johnny Burton, Paul Edgar, John H. Chilton, Garnett Carter, Charles K. Brown, Vernon Hyatt, Ernest Cox, Wallace Rogers, Mrs. Stanley McMurry, Lillard Dawson, Willard Sparrow, Carl Birdwhistell, Gilbert Philips, Ben Austin, Marvin Chilton, Thomas Griffin, J. Matt Birdwhistell, Delbert Carlisle, Schelma Meriwether, Garvis Hutton, Lewis Young, Carl Morgan, William E. Hunt, George Inman Jr., Ellis Hostetter and Mrs. Harvey Sea.

Elbert G. Peak received a doctor of divinity degree from the Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas. His was the third such degree in the 24-year history of the seminary.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Peak of Anderson County.

Shelby Todd Jr. was advanced to the rank of aviation boatswain’s mate third class, USN, while serving aboard the training carrier USS Antietam, operating out of Pensacola, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Todd of Route 2.

Serving as officers and workers at the Vacation Bible School of the Evergreen Baptist Church were: Principal, the Rev. J.W. Jones, assisted by the Rev. E. Mack of the Methodist church; Superintendent, Mrs. Sarah Gray; Pianist, Mrs. Charity Boler.
Mrs. M.G. Ashby of First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg presented a flannel graph story each day.
Beginner department workers were: Miss Mary F. Johnson, Mrs. Nellie Harvey, Mrs. Bessie Cunningham, Mss Mary F. White, Mrs. Jean Penny, Mrs. W.H. Carter, Mrs. Lucky Murphy and Miss Ethel Polk.

John A. Elliott, 69, retired farmer and a former chairman and member of the Mercer ASC Committee; Shirley Diane Sea, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sea; Mrs. Lillian Bickers Mayes, 80, native of Fox Creek, widow of Edgar Mayes; Mrs. Ruby Hedden Melear, 80, native of Mt. Eden, sister-in-law of Lura Melear and Charles Melear of Alton; Willard Sears, 31, brother of Mrs. Harold K. Smith, was killed in an auto accident in Barnesville, Ga.

June 10, 1982
Pat Gritton and Dana Thornberry were the newest faces at the Anderson County Courthouse. They had been sworn in as full-time deputy circuit court clerks replacing Jan Rogers, Mary Jane McAnly and Clarice Moore.
Rogers had recently resigned to accept a position at First Christian Church.
Moore had worked on a part-time basis for a trial period that was to last until January.
McAnly had worked at the clerk’s office a number of years, but needed part-time work and had resigned her full-time position the previous year.
She had stayed on in a part-time basis.

Kermit Koenig was the new head basketball coach at Anderson High School.

Mary Ellen Pohlman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Pohlman, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Jason Woodside participated in a joint Suzuki piano and violin recital at the First Methodist Church in Frankfort.
He received a superior rating in the elementary guild auditions form the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Woodside.

Vincent Wayne Morris, 17, was killed in an auto accident; Sidney Simpson, 74, son of Lloyd and Ida Simpson; William Raymond Cheak, 88, retired from Stagg Distillery.

June 11, 1997
Shane A. Crask graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
He is a son of Garnett and Marcia Crask and grandson of Dorothy and Arvin Crask.

Nine students from Anderson County made the Dean’s List at Western Kentucky University for the spring 1997 semester.
Earning a 3.4 to 3.79 grade point average were James Smith, Robert Shearer, Jessica Ruble, Tiffany Lindsey, Elizabeth Holt, David Hayes, Sara Fentress, Terry Ekbundit and Erin Dahlen.

Anderson native Bob Martin was featured in a story about his 40 years at the WHBN radio station in Harrodsburg.

Herman Lewis, 71, retired employee of General Motors; Hazel Brown Sharp, 84, widow of Fred Sharp; Doillie Lee Shelton, 87, daughter of Jim Willie and Mary Matilda Stinnett Masters; Elberta Chapman West, 81, daughter of Clarence and Eva Myrtle Houchin Chapman; Mrs. Authurine “Georgia” Elliott Kirk, 73, former resident of Berea and retired employee of King’s Daughters Hospital in Frankfort.