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Early Days for 12-26

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 25, 2003

Taylor County's Junior Miss Emily Cox will be honored with a send-off reception on Sunday.

Meagan L. Rafferty of Campbellsville is included in the 36th annual edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students for 2001-2002.

Campbellsville University will be host of the 2004 Kentucky Flute Festival, sponsored by the Flute Society of Kentucky, on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua I. Sapp recently completed the Aviation Electrician's Mate Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21, Naval Air Training Command in Pensacola, Fla.

Mary Etta Gerton, 79, of Campbellsville, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 1993

Julia Carol Vaughn and Mark Albert Peach were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Christian Church. Dr. Raymond Roberts performed the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Wright of Greensburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 26.

Andrew Turner Clark, a junior at Campbellsville College, was a winner in the Green River Art Show on Nov. 20 and 21 at Taylor County High School.

Brownie Troop 222 had its Christmas party Dec. 16 and contributed to Toys for Tots.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 26, 1983

Ask Max Leach what he grows on his more than 100-acre farm in Adair County and expect the standard answers. Hay, tobacco and Christmas trees? Yes, Christmas trees, about 30 acres of them to be exact.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Dowell, Route 5, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.

Dorris Newton was named "Education Person of the Year" by Campbellsville City Schools.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 20, 1973

Jay's Pic-Pac, a locally owned food store affiliated with Malone and Hyde Grocery Co. will open a week from Monday, on New Year's Eve Day in the former A & P Food Store on East Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Close will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, Dec. 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Holmes on 214 Sheridan Drive.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Perkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 16, at their home on Route 5.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 19. 1963

Taylor County's Cardinals will play host Friday night, Dec. 20, to Seneca High School of Louisville. Seneca, 1963 state champs in basketball, feature 235-pound 6'8" Wesley Unseld.

Stanley Karney Sr., a resident at Knifley in Adair County, died at the home Thursday, Dec. 12.

Pvt. Lawrence Lee Wilson of Forts Sill, Okla., will arrive Saturday to spend the holidays with his grandmother, Mrs. D.B. Edwards and other relatives.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1953

The Campbellsville College Concert Choir will appear on WAVE-TV on Dec. 19, it was learned today from Dean Roy O. Chumbler.

A capacity crowd is expected to jam Campbellsville High's new gym Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29, for the annual Campbellsville Invitational Tournament.

Mrs. Leanna Perkins Williams, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 12, at Brandenton Hospital in Brandenton, Fla.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1943

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" DeWitt, 33, were Tuesday afternoon at Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Morrison in charge.

Owen Mantley, tobacco grower on the R.L. Faulkner farm, produced some extra tobacco this year from his selected white pepper tobacco on five acres and eight tenths. He produced 10,385 pounds, which averaged $55.39 and brought $5,753.64.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1923

John Lewis Richerson, 95, father of T.E. Richerson of this city, died at his home in Deepwater, Mo. Mr. Richerson was a native of the county and went west about 40 years ago. Besides his son, who lives here, he is survived by two daughters and six sons.

Mrs. Mattie Bowen, 71, died Saturday at her home at Spurlington. She is survived by a son, Willie Mat Bowen.

The Amona Class met with Mrs. Gilbert Turner on Friday evening.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1913

George Lake of New Market purchased a Sorrell mare last Saturday from H.M. Noe for $60.

William T. Beams and Mrs. Nora Lee Caffee, both of this county, were united in marriage by William Kirtley at his home in this city.

Garland Shipp killed a coon one day last week and the animal weighed 20 pounds.