Features https://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Site-based council missed a great opportunity https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/site-based-council-missed-great-opportunity <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thompson_gary_tn_70.jpg" alt="Gary Thompson" title="Gary Thompson" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;We are all painfully aware of the senseless shootings that have taken place in our country in the last weeks. Dayton, Ohio, El Paso Texas, and the garlic festival in California.</p> Mary Jo Thacker wins Meritorious Service award https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mary-jo-thacker-wins-meritorious-service-award <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/move_up_to_girl_scout_rank_1962.jpg" alt="Sixteen Girl Scouts were invested in ceremonies at the First Baptist Church one Tuesday afternoon in mid November of 1962. They had completed their Tenderfoot rank to become Girl Scouts and were awarded pins. Mrs. Joseph White spoke to the group on Haiti and showed a film on the country as part of their international program. The girls were, front row from left, Jill Baxter, Ann Jenkins, Ginger Giles, Ann Stewart, Deborah Cornett, Elaine Duncan; second row: Teresa Gritton, Patsy Taylor, Jane Brown, Linda Stucker, Rebecca Blacketer; third row: Pam Morgan, Jane Marshall, Olivia Ripy, Ann Bowling and Karen Shryock; back row: Mrs. Tom Ripy, leader, Mrs. Charles Blacketer and Mrs. Gordon Jenkins, assistant leaders. " title="Sixteen Girl Scouts were invested in ceremonies at the First Baptist Church one Tuesday afternoon in mid November of 1962. They had completed their Tenderfoot rank to become Girl Scouts and were awarded pins. Mrs. Joseph White spoke to the group on Haiti and showed a film on the country as part of their international program. The girls were, front row from left, Jill Baxter, Ann Jenkins, Ginger Giles, Ann Stewart, Deborah Cornett, Elaine Duncan; second row: Teresa Gritton, Patsy Taylor, Jane Brown, Linda Stucker, Rebecca Blacketer; third row: Pam Morgan, Jane Marshall, Olivia Ripy, Ann Bowling and Karen Shryock; back row: Mrs. Tom Ripy, leader, Mrs. Charles Blacketer and Mrs. Gordon Jenkins, assistant leaders. " align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> <strong>&nbsp;Compiled by Janie Bowen</strong></p> Historic Royal Oaks home burns to the ground https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/historic-royal-oaks-home-burns-ground <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/historic_bond_home_burns_2_1989.jpg" alt="County Firemen stabilize the hose to get water to the top of the three-story house in 1989." title="County Firemen stabilize the hose to get water to the top of the three-story house in 1989." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Compiled by Janie Bowen</p> Church news https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-news-2 <p> <strong>&nbsp;Camp Calvary hosts&nbsp;</strong><strong>3D archery shoot</strong></p> Dr. Beckett gets a hole-in-one in Frankfort tourney https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/dr-beckett-gets-hole-one-frankfort-tourney <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rebels_softball_team_1989.jpg" alt="The Rebels softball team, composed mainly of Anderson County residents was in Georgia one week in August 1989, competing in the National Playoffs. Team members were, front row, from left: Brenda Purvis, Margaret Cotton, Gina Curtsinger, Libby Ransdell; back row: Earl Casey, coach; Vanessa Carter, Gayla Webb, Kristi Thompson, LaStacia Hahn, Jennifer Frazier and Gayle Webb." title="The Rebels softball team, composed mainly of Anderson County residents was in Georgia one week in August 1989, competing in the National Playoffs. Team members were, front row, from left: Brenda Purvis, Margaret Cotton, Gina Curtsinger, Libby Ransdell; back row: Earl Casey, coach; Vanessa Carter, Gayla Webb, Kristi Thompson, LaStacia Hahn, Jennifer Frazier and Gayle Webb." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Compiled by Janie Bowen</p> Church briefs https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-briefs-95 <p> <strong>&nbsp;Glensboro Christian hosts&nbsp;</strong></p> More than 200 razors in local barber’s collection https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/more-200-razors-local-barber%E2%80%99s-collection <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/perrys_collecton_of_razors1969.jpg" alt="John Allen Perry is shown with his interesting collection of more than 200 razors that he had on display in his barber shop in 1969. Perry is holding three of the most interesting, the largest one he has ever seen, weighing 4.5 ounces, a very small mustache razor and one which is a Monkey Tang razor about 75 years old. In the background are J.R. Cox, William H. Sullivan, Robert ‘Hick’ Cammack, Connie Carlton and Bill Moffett. On top of the case are two shaving stands about 50 years old, three old razor strops and an old razor hone. " title="John Allen Perry is shown with his interesting collection of more than 200 razors that he had on display in his barber shop in 1969. Perry is holding three of the most interesting, the largest one he has ever seen, weighing 4.5 ounces, a very small mustache razor and one which is a Monkey Tang razor about 75 years old. In the background are J.R. Cox, William H. Sullivan, Robert ‘Hick’ Cammack, Connie Carlton and Bill Moffett. On top of the case are two shaving stands about 50 years old, three old razor strops and an old razor hone. " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Over 200 razors with 100 different brand names were in the collection of John Allen Perry in 1969. He had been collecting just a little over a year.</p> Karen Clark member of exclusive Fred Waring Chorus https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/karen-clark-member-exclusive-fred-waring-chorus <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tyrone_1915_old_ripy_ballteam.jpg" alt="Tyrone’s 1915 Old Ripy Baseball team is shown in this picture sent in by Tom Watson, Eastwood, Kentucky in March 1976. One of the players was transferred to Tyrone as agent for the Southern Railway on Jan. 27, 1915. He had played on the Southern team in Louisville with Proctor and McAleese, who were clerks in the Louisville freight office. There was a great rivalry between Lawrenceburg and Tyrone and the games drew large crowds. Pictured, front row, from left were: Eula ‘Pickles’ Burcaw, C.T. Ward, J. McAleese, Howard Hampton, Allison ‘Toots’ Nowlin; back row: Bill Proctor, Edward Howard, Fred Purcell, Tom Watson, Gary Bottoms, Tom Chapman and ‘Zip’ Hampton. " title="Tyrone’s 1915 Old Ripy Baseball team is shown in this picture sent in by Tom Watson, Eastwood, Kentucky in March 1976. One of the players was transferred to Tyrone as agent for the Southern Railway on Jan. 27, 1915. He had played on the Southern team in Louisville with Proctor and McAleese, who were clerks in the Louisville freight office. There was a great rivalry between Lawrenceburg and Tyrone and the games drew large crowds. Pictured, front row, from left were: Eula ‘Pickles’ Burcaw, C.T. Ward, J. McAleese, Howard Hampton, Allison ‘Toots’ Nowlin; back row: Bill Proctor, Edward Howard, Fred Purcell, Tom Watson, Gary Bottoms, Tom Chapman and ‘Zip’ Hampton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Compiled by Janie Bowen</p>