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Early Days for 12-13

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 12, 2002

With angel trees, bell ringers, a food pantry and toy drives, there are many opportunities for residents to help others this Christmas. While there has been some worry that annual holiday giving will be down around the nation, local charities report that Campbellsville and Taylor County residents are giving as much or more as they did last year.

Margaret Sapp, 90, of Lincoln Avenue in Campbellsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Campbellsville.

James and Barbara Latemier Parrish, formerly of Campbellsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15. They currently live in Midland, Ga.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1992

Sherry Rafferty recently celebrated her 28th birthday at McDonald's.

The Jacob Hiestand House opened its doors on Sunday for a holiday tea.

Dr. James E. Casey Jr., who has lived in Greensburg for the past 12-1/2 years, plans to make a mission trip to the former Soviet Union nations sometime in 1993.

Otha B. Lee, 84, of Pitman Valley Road in Campbellsville, son of the late Richard Lee and Lizzie Cooksey Lee, was born in Russell County, March 1, 1908. He died at 5:32 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1992, in Campbellsville.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 9, 1982

Carol Yates and Steve Pike were married on Saturday, Dec. 4, in a double-ring ceremony at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hughes will honor their parents with a reception in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smothers of Route 6 will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12 at their daughter's home on Route 6.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 7, 1972

Campbellsville is really rolling in "All Kentucky City" competition and is expected to make a sweep of the state judging by some optimistic local officials. Statewide judging scheduled of 40 state finalists is going on now in Lexington, with Campbellsville at 3 p.m. today.

The third week of burley tobacco sales got under way in Kentucky this week after a second sales week that showed prices slipping but volume up.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Larimore and girls of Louisville were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith.

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Freddie Larson of Lexington, Ohio, visited Mr. and Mrs. Louise Murrah last week.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 6, 1962

J.B. Rieman, 81, former chief engineer for the State Property Building Commissioner, died at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday at Rosary Hospital.

Shelby Jean Coyle spent last weekend with her parents in Mackville.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 4, 1952

Campbellsville's water supply is not back to normal and residents must maintain strict conservation until adequate relief is felt here, Water Commission officials said yesterday.

The Burkesville Panthers couldn't stop Coach Paul Coop's Campbellsville Eagles here Nov. 25 as the Purple and Gold took an easy 63-45 win.

Mrs. Jesse Arvin was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Louisville on Sunday after falling in her home and breaking her hip.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 3, 1942

Quinn Pearl, storehouse gauge keeper at Lebanon and formerly with Internal Revenue Department in the illicit liquor control division, was the speaker at the Rotary Club meeting last week.

James R. Conover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Conover of this city, who will receive his D.M.D. degree from the University of Louisville in February, is among those students who will be listed in the 1942-1943 issue of "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities."

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1932

Harry Fawcett, while repairing the building of the Campbellsville Ice Co. in this city last Saturday afternoon, fell from the top of the structure and crushed his right leg and ankle bone.

Mr. and Mrs. J.Y. Chambers moved the first of the week to their new home on Lebanon Avenue, which was recently finished.

Gatton Kirtley and Mickey McGuire, students at Georgetown College, were the weekend guests of the former's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. William Kirtley.

Mrs. Williams Hatcher left on Tuesday for Borger, Texas, where she will join Mr. Hatcher and make their future home.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1922

Elma Ford and Joe Newcomb, both of this city, were married last Saturday. The Rev. H.S. Summers officiated.

Louise Clark left the first of the week for a protracted visit to her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Murray in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rexroat of Lyons and Mrs. Pearl Veatch of Lebanon Junction have returned to their respective homes after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. John Willock.

Mrs. Annie Wood is the guest of relatives in Lebanon this week.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Nov. 27, 1912

James Griffin, the oldest man in Taylor County, died at his home at Romine last Wednesday. Griffin would have been 100 years old on his next birthday, Feb. 2.

Chester Wright, 26 years old, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Wright, near Spurlington on Nov. 22.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wade and family of Louisville are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wade of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Haen and Mr. Henry Collins were guests of friends in Springfield over the weekend.