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Early Days for 12-19

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 18, 2003

Pvt. Christopher Kent Baldwin completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on Sept. 18.

Cole Phillips and Ashley Phillips recently competed in and won the Spirit Cheer Competition in Lexington.

Adrianne Lynn Ritter and Joshua Parker Phillips of Lexington will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Jan. 3.

Jesse "Red" Marple, 85, of Lowell Avenue in Campbellsville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Lowe's, 205 Jefra Ave., near Green River Plaza, contributed $1,000 to Toys for Tots shortly after its grand opening Dec. 10.

Donna Wise won her 600th game in 830 collegiate games on Dec. 12 when the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers defeated Cumberland (Tenn.).

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1993

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie P. Penick will honor them with a reception Sunday, Dec. 19, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Otha Reynolds, 82, of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville, daughter of the late Will Alvin Robinson and Mary Allison Settles Robinson, was born in Marion County, Aug. 6, 1911, and died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1993, in Campbellsville after an illness.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1983

Mrs. William Etherington has gone to Huntsville, Tenn., to spend the Christmas holidays with her son, Paul Stanley, and his aunt, Mary Byrd.

Carol and Greg Wright were hosts Saturday, Dec. 10, for a Christmas party at their home on Underwood Avenue for employees working the 11-7 shift at Taylor County Hospital.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1973

A spectacular rush of water flooded Big Pitman Creek and adjacent bottomlands near Finley on Thursday morning when the dam holding back the waters of Caulk's Lake gave way.

Campbellsville High School had its fifth annual football awards banquet sponsored by the Boosters Club last Thursday night in the city school cafeteria.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 12, 1963

Charlie Vaughn, Campbellsville High School's fine football quarterback, was signed this week by the University of Kentucky to a four-year athletic scholarship.

Miss Della Cave was admitted to Norton Infirmary on Sunday for observation. Reports are that she has improved.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1953

L.B. Hilton is home after completing 50 years of service with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Hilton started with the L&N in 1903 when he was 18 years old.

Mike Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Porter, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Campbellsville, became the star of his football team recently when he made an 87-yard run for the only touchdown of the game.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 9, 1943

Lt. James Henry Wood was given his new rank last Saturday in graduation ceremonies at West Texas Bombardier School in Childress, Texas. Wood has arrived for a 10-day visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wood.

Taylor County was well represented at the inaugural of Gov. Simeon S. Willis on Tuesday, at which 6,000 persons were present.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 7, 1933

W.R. McMahan reported that his pantry was broken into last Saturday night and about 25 quarts of canned fruit was taken. No trace of the goods has been found.

Dr. Clyde Crenshaw returned home. He underwent an appendicitis operation.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 6, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. John Dudgeon have the deepest sympathy of their friends in the loss of their 9-month-old daughter, Helen Frances, who died last Wednesday.

Last Friday afternoon Stewart Hutchinson, who has been running a truck between here and Columbia, suffered the loss by fire, which cost the owners of some $2,500. The fire happened near Coburg.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Dec. 6, 1913

The show windows of Bryant and Shively have been artistically decorated and are sparkling with beautiful and handsome gifts for those who wish to buy them for their loved ones.

W.E. Phillips died last Wednesday at his home on Long Branch after being ill for nearly six months.