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Early Days for 2-9

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TEN YEARS AGO

Feb. 7, 2002

Lillie Poynter Woodrum celebrated her 80th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 9, with a gathering of family and friends at Metzmeier Nursing Home.

Navy Airman Richard L. Russell, son of Richard and Madonna Russell and grandson of Olin Hall, all of Campbellsville, was one of the American sailors participating in the Atlantic Phase of Unitas.

Leva Pike, 74, of Columbia, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Westlake Regional Hospital emergency room in Columbia.

Jennifer D. Wolford, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, received a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2001 semester and was named to the president's list.

Taylor County Girl Scouts kicked off Girl Scout Cookie sales with cosmic bowling on Jan. 12 at Phillips Lane.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 6, 1992

About 300 people braved the frigid breeze and lined the banks of upper Green River last Saturday morning to experience the release of river offers back into local waters.

Cody Drury celebrated his second birthday Jan. 23 with some of his friends at Happy Homes Day Care. He is the son of Kevin and Kim Drury.

Campbellsville High School senior swim team captain Jeb Hightower will lead the boy's team into the Kentucky Western Regional Swimming and Diving Championships tomorrow and Saturday.

Sally Roslie Rogers of Campbellsville has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Samford University.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 8, 1982

The children of the Rev. J.D. Campbell invite their friends and relatives to celebrate with them the 90th birthday of their father, who was born on Feb. 9, 1892, in Charlotte, N.C. A reception will be hosted in his honor on Feb. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Kessler at 202 Western Drive.

Morris and Martha Tucker were surprised with a 25th wedding anniversary party at their home on Hastings Way on Saturday night. The Tuckers were married on Jan. 30, 1957, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and have been in the jewelry business all of their married lives.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 10, 1972

Miss Beth Chambers, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry F. Chambers and a senior at Campbellsville High, is competing for the title of 1972 Kentucky's Junior Miss this week in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Luried Lobb wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Wanda, to Clyde Randall Keltner son of Mrs. Clyde Keltner and the late Clyde Keltner.

Lonnie Mings, a missionary to Japan, will speak at Campbellsville Christian Church on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Maude Owens Glidewell, 77, of 1119 Gardner St. in Campbellsville, daughter of the late Jacob Kelly Owens and Mary Ellen Anderson Owens, was born in Cumberland County on Dec. 8, 1894. She died at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville at 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 8, 1962

Jimmie Noe, a member of Jolly Workers 4-H Club was named district champion in the 4-H achievement contest sponsored annually by the Courier-Journal, The Louisville Times and WHAS.

Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Cox, who were married in Campbellsville on Jan. 30, 1912, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 18, at their home on Route 6, with an open house.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams of Memphis, Tenn., spent this past weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Ross.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

February 7, 1952

Local Basketville fans will see something entirely different in the way of a cage game tonight at the city high school gymnasium when four all female teams meet on the hardwood. The main bill will feature coaches Emily Foster's and Ann Newton's "Modernettes" against the "Has Beens," coached by Mrs. Mildred Elliott and Mrs. Jessie Dearen. The "Modernettes" are all members of the Junior Women's Club. "Has Beens" players have been recruited from the Women's Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ford spent last weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Turner.

Miss Betty Bryan left on Friday for Lexington where she will enroll for the second semester at the university.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 5, 1942

The Eagle Cheerleaders were featured in the Tuesday issue of the Courier on the sports page. Featured were Lena Allen Faulkner, Sarah Wallace Shaw, Marilyn Miller, Sarah Smith and Virginia Bryan.

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Peters announce the marriage of their daughter, Dalena Mae, to Mr. Robert David Stiles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stiles of this city on Dec. 25, 1941.

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Ellis Jr. and daughter, Peggy Joyce, of Birmingham, Ala., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Ellis.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 4, 1932

Harry R. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Smith, left on Monday for Washington, D.C., where he will enter the George Washington University.

Mrs. W.T. Chandler will move this week into her home on High Street, which was recently completed.

Mrs. Walter Ellis, who has been postmaster in this city since 1925, has been reappointed to the office for another term of four years and the Senate confirmed her appointment this week.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Feb. 9, 1922

Frank and Eugene Rice have leased the front part of their grocery store to V.B. Million Drug Co. of Chicago, Ill., who is to open a very modern, new drug store here.

Henry Ford announces another smashing price on tractors. This Fordson, which cost $625 before Jan. 27, may now be purchased for $395, which is a savings of $230. This is by far the greatest cut ever made by the Ford Motor Co.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Jan. 31, 1912

Squire J.R. Roberts, magistrate of the Third District, handed in his resignation to County Judge Tucker.

Mr. Henry R. Turner is going to experiment on raising alfalfa. As yet, this plant has never been grown in Kentucky with any degree of success. He believes that he can cultivate this kind of hay on a profitable basis.