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By The Staff

50 YEARS AGO
Dec. 15, 1960
The newly formed choral group of Western High School, Eaglettes, were to present a program of Christmas music at the school under the direction of Don Hart. Members of the group were: Ruth Ann Hawkins, Shirley Wilson, Sue Wells, Janet Kirsch, Elizabeth Satterly, Jeanne Blakeman, Dixie Darnell, Sharon Turner, Nova Jean Brown, Brenda Rucker, Rita Gash, Carolyn Casey, Peggy Satterly, Dottie Carter, Marjorie Corley, Rita Campbell and Geraldine Drury.

Tobacco prices
Anderson County growers continued to receive top prices for burley crops sold on the big Lexington market.
Delbert Shouse and Raymond Carter, 3,536, $70.14; Arthur Gillis and Edgar Huffman, 2,004, $70.21; Ray Rogers, 2,162, $69.06; William M. Samples, 1,944, 47029; R.J. Wooldridge and Jim Durr, 2,942, $69.28.

Leroy Tracy was appointed to the Anderson County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

Deaths
The frozen body of Lowell Riley, 47, Washington County farmer, was found by a search party after he had been missing for several hours. Anderson County Coroner Maurice Sparrow said Riley was found partially submerged in Sulphur Creek near the Elster Barnett home. Sparrow said the man had apparently attempted to cross the creek and fell in the water.
Mrs. Ida Stockton Odell, 96, widow of Judge John S. Odell, died following an illness of several years.
Ezra Shouse, 87, Anderson County farmer of the Glensboro community died after a brief illness.
Tilford Robinson, 59, farmer and construction worker, died unexpectedly at his home.
Lillie Rogers, 83, sister of Mrs. Arthur Springate and Mrs. Charles Duncan, died at a Lexington nursing home.
David D. Stockton, 84, retired farmer, died at the Frankfort hospital.

Nov. 17, 1960
Mrs. William M. Routt was presented a 40-year service pin for her work with the Anderson County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Miss Ruby Leathers had been confined to her home with a severe cold.

Dec. 1, 1960
Jimmy Brown won two second place trophies at the Third Rod and Custom Show at Louisville.
Brown won with a 1935 Ford Phaeton in the 1932 to 1939 open class in competition with about 30 other entries from several states. He said it took about a year of spare time work to restore the vehicle that is equipped with hydraulic brakes, Columbia two-speed rear axle, 100-horse two-speed engine and new upholstery.
His second trophy was won with a 1941 Lincoln in the classic class competing with 15 other cars. It took about four months to restore the Lincoln that had its original 12-cylinder “v” type engine. It was given 12 coats of black lacquer ad was hand rubbed.

In the Western Hi-lights column, Judy Brown reported which students made the honor roll.
Making all A’s for the second six weeks of school were: Sue Cole, Kenneth Disponett, Margaret Sea and Rita Campbell.
Students making A’s and B’s were:
Freshmen: Terry Driskell, bonnie corn, Bobby Gabhart, Janice Dennis, Carlene Netherly, Patty Hays, Brenda Young, Bonnie Stratton and sue Stratton.
Sophomore: Shirley Harley, Peggy Drury, Mary Helen Waldridge, Saundra Hoskins Judy Brown, and Jeff Rogers.
Juniors: Robert Hudnall, Junior Hays, Sadie Sea, Betty Drury, Darrell Gabhart, Billy Driskell and Lillian Barnett.
Seniors: Dorothy Dean, James Stevens, Carolyn Casey, Danny Kays, Wanda Barnett and Joe Drury.

40 YEARS AGO
Nov. 19, 1970
A/1C Garvis N. Birdwhistell Jr., a security policeman, had been serving in Vietnam and was stationed at the Ton Son Knut Air Base in Saigon.
Birdwhistell was married to the former Belinda Freeman, who resided on South Main Street.

Dec. 3, 1970
Fifteen Anderson County students enrolled at Western Kentucky University.
They were: Mildred Ann Bowling, Ivy Feland, Edit Jolene Goodlett, Teresa Lynn Gritton, Virginia Dell Moffett, Terry Coleman Peach, Sunnye Sparrow, Raymond Davis Williams, Barbara Jones, Christy Brown, Laura Crask, Amy Jo Williams, Len Burkhalter, Donna Goodlett, Harold Wayne Sims.

Dec. 10, 1970
Jeff Scott and his Grand Champion Walking Pony “Majors Delight”, was awarded the Grand Champion Walking Pony trophy by the Central Kentucky Fair and Horse Show Association, ad also the Grand Champion award by the Kentucky Association of Fair and Horse Shows.

Blue ribbon winners at the 4-H Variety Show were Angela Sparrow, Terry Durr, Jo Ann Inman, Lisa Perry, Charmayne Wells, Tammy Hyatt, Holly Watts, Joyce Baxter, Stanley Baxter and Debbie Durr.

Dec. 17, 1970
Jana Ward, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ward, returned to her home in Glensboro Saturday from Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington where she underwent treatment of an ear infection and an adenoid operation.

30 YEARS AGO
Nov. 6, 1980
Marie Hawkins won two trophies and camera in the Kentucky Baby Miss America pageant held in Lexington.
The 3-year-old daughter of Kenny and Suzanne Hawkins competed in the tiny Miss Division with 29 girls ages 3-5.
She won a first place trophy and a camera for being named “Most Photogenic.” She also won a trophy for being one of the 10 semi-finalists and a trophy for being the first runner-up in the “Prettiest Smile” contest.
She is a granddaughter of Ronald and Wyna Fields and Earl and Evelyn Hawkins.

Robert Morris was pictured with an 8-pound Channel Catfish he pulled out of a farm pond. He said he had a rough time getting the monster out.

Nov. 13, 1980
The undefeated Anderson Middle School Mustang football team was honored with an awards banquet. Team members include: Kevin Bolton, Kent McCoy, Mickey toll, John Carpenter, Ty Staples, Jamie Kays, Frank Fallis, David Drury, Davy Buntain, Anthony Aldridge, David Cornish, Joe Adams, Trevor Johnson, Rod Parrish, Chris Dennis, John Stucker, Merle Cunningham, John Wells, Mark Litkenhus, John Kearns, David Ishmael, Scott Brown, Hilary Trent, Bobby Smith, Jody Denney, Chris Crawford, Sean Searcy, David Termont, Bradley Roberts.

Dec. 4, 1980
Eugene Waterfill was pictured holding a hornet’s nest he had found on his farm on Salt River. The Highway 62 resident made sure all the hornets were gone before bring the nest to the News office.

Health Club officers at Anderson Middle School were: Traci Bryant, president; Tamara Stratton, vice president; and Paula Brown, secretary-treasurer.

Dec. 11, 1980
Alex Carrier, an Anderson County native, celebrated his 94th birthday Nov. 19 at Daytona Beach Geriatric Center in Daytona Beach. Fla. He was born Nov. 27, 1886.

Ruth Ruggles, Home Economics Agent, presented Nancy Robey with a second place Para-Professional Award she received earlier in the month. The Ky. Association of Extension Home Economists gave Ms. Robey the award for her work as Family Development Program assistant. She had been working in Anderson County for six years. Ms. Ruggles was her supervisor.

Meredith Hyatt was named Champion of the Fort Harrod Area 4-H specialty acts.
Geri Reinle’s 4-H Bandits were blue ribbon winners for their performance of “A Holiday Surprise in Mother Goose Land.”
Tammy Hahn placed third out of 27 acts at the Anderson County 4-H variety show. She sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” from the Wizard of Oz. She was a sixth grader and a member of the band. She played the drums, xylophone and piano.

Homecoming queen candidates at Western Anderson High were Holly Miller and Susan Sea; Denise Crabb and Jeanette Barnett; Cynthia Steilberg and Emma Jeffries; and Kim Gritton and Angela Boblitt.

15 YEARS AGO
Dec. 15, 1995
Whitney Brown Jupin was chosen for the 1996 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Whitney was a senior accounting major at Bellarmine College in Louisville.
She is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arvin H. Jupin and a 1992 graduate of Anderson High School.

Leah Young, 14, daughter of Randall Allen Young and Karen Louise Young, made a prestigious national cheerleading squad.
The Anderson High freshman, attended a National Cheerleading Association Camp at Morehead State University in June at Morehead State University. Participants were given the opportunity to try out for the NCA All-American Team.
Young was one of five to make the team from her camp. She was ranked second of the five.
As an NCA All-American, she had the opportunity to go to Honolulu, Hawaii in January and learn a cheerleading routine with about 300 of the other NCA all-American cheerleaders.