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Early Days for 10-20

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 2001

Clinton Mardis, 62, of Clark Road in Campbellsville died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in Campbellsville.

Shelby Bradley will celebrate her fifth birthday on Oct. 25.

The new Movie Gallery location at 340 Campbellsville Bypass will make its debut on Friday, Oct. 19, with Chris McMillan premiering as the new store manager backed by a cast of associates and directed by district manager, Cindy Akemon.

Don Ederly, acting director of the White House office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative and deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, is scheduled to visit Campbellsville University and Taylor County on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The Campbellsville Jaycees' annual haunted house will open for the first time tomorrow evening.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 17, 1991

Signs proclaiming that Campbellsville and Buncrana, Ireland, are Sister Cities are now being prepared and should soon be going up.

Theresa Spurling's class at Taylor County Elementary School was recently presented with an American flag from the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1981

Leonard Chaney is a patient at University Hospital in Louisville for injuries he suffered when struck by a car.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Taylor Wayne left Monday for Fairfield Calf., to spend the winter months at their home there.

Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Burress celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 15 at the home of their son on Route 1, Elk Horn.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1971

Taylor County Cardinal cheerleaders this year are junior varsity - captain Vicki McCubbin, Lisa Tucker, Ann Phillips, Retha Sprowles, Sharon Hubbard and varsity - captain Kathy Reliford, Loretta Miller, Denean Reynolds, Theresa Durham, Pam Lane and Terri Bertram.

The Taylor County Rescue Squad is sponsoring a first aid class open to the public on Monday and Thursday nights at the Campbellsville Fire Department. The first class will be standard first aid, which will include courses in wounds, burns, ill effects of heat and cold, common emergencies, transportation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and shock. The lessons will last for two hours each night.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1961

With an upswing in influenza expected this fall and winter, Dr. Russell T. Teague, Kentucky Commissioner of Health, is urging immediate flu vaccinations for all Kentuckians.

The News-Journal, together with all newspapers throughout the state and nation, will observe National Newspaper Week from Oct. 15-21 with a special open house at the plant on Friday. Oct. 20.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1951

Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Hickerson of Route 2 received word Tuesday from the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army that the body of their son, Pfc. Damon W. Hickerson, was enroute from the Far East to Campbellsville for burial. Pfc. Hickerson was killed in action in Korea this year.

Phillip Corbin was named Taylor County's Master Pastureman by the Taylor County Green Pastures Committee here Oct. 3, and will be honored at a banquet in November at the Kentucky Central Hotel. Corbin turned in the most outstanding job of pasture improvement work in the county and was highly praised by all members of the committee. He lives on Route 5.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 9, 1941

The Taylor County Federal Savings and Loan Association began work on their new location Monday with Joe Tom Phillips in charge of repair. The building, formerly occupied by the Bank of Campbellsville, will be painted inside and windows painted and a new cel-o-tex ceiling has been put up. The association will share the building with the T.S. Curry Realty Co. and the Kerr Insurance Agency.

Teachers at Campbellsville schools and the entire student body are busily engaged in preparing for the PTS carnival at the school Saturday.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 8, 1931

Clyde Williams, who lives near this city, broke into the long list of donors of natural freaks last week when he bought three yellow tomatoes to the office, all grown together, and in addition, a twin tomato of the same variety.

According to W.J. Tucker, jailer, there have been several improvements made at the local jail and now everything is in first class condition.

NINTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1921

Master George Wade made his appearance last Thursday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Wade. The newcomer is a robust young fellow and the happy parents are rejoicing over his arrival.

One of the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. George Paige was laid to rest Thursday morning. She was three months of age.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1911

We are informed that 520 tickets were sold Saturday at the depot for different points from here. The majority was sold for Lebanon where people were going to see the circus.