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Early Days for 3-13

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

March 11, 2004

Calvin Chaney, financial services officer for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America in Campbellsville, was recently recognized for completing 25 years with his employer.

Zack McFall of Campbellsville donated books to the Ladybug Reading Fund at Taylor Regional Hospital in February.

Nathan Gaddis, formerly of Campbellsville, is a cast member of GODSPELL, which is being presented at his church in Franklin, Tenn.

John Schuhmann celebrated his 82nd birthday on March 2.

Marsha and Eric Warren were honored with a baby shower recently at Sharon Lee's home.

Clara Rice, 86, of Wise Road in Campbellsville, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Elizabethtown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1994

Shannon Farmer of Finley has been named to the dean's list at Midway College. Farmer is a pre-nursing student in the Danville extension program.

Paul McCubbin celebrated his 90th birthday March 5 with a reception at the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.

Allie Malone, daughter of Miss Malone, celebrated her fifth birthday on Feb. 28 at Kiddieland Day Care.

Dr. Marlene Smith recently spoke to senior dental students at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1984

Misty Dawn Rock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rock of Campbellsville, has been selected as an entrant in the 1984 Little Jr. Miss Kentucky Pageant at the Commonwealth Convention Center in Louisville on Saturday.

Chad White, son of Ronnie and Connie White, celebrated his seventh birthday on March 4 with a party at Mr. Gatti's.

Kimberly Ann O'Banion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David G. O'Banion of Route 3 in Campbellsville, won two top awards last Saturday in Louisville at the 46th Farm Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 7, 1974

General Telephone Co. today announced plans for construction of microwave facilities to replace open wire circuits handling long distance calls between Lebanon and Campbellsville.

Glen Skaggs, son of Annabelle and Robert Skaggs of Route 3 in Campbellsville, has enlisted in the United States Army.

A tea honoring Mrs. Josephine M. Chestnut will be March 10 at Taylor County RECC from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter Rafferty of Route 1 in Finley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 24, at Martin Hall in Finley.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Griffin of Route 1 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Monday night with a dinner at Topper Restaurant.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1964

The city of Campbellsville had a close shave Wednesday morning when a tornado touched down on the west edge of the community. Only slight injuries were reported when the funnel cloud moved across the Greensburg Road but thousands of dollars of damage was reported all over the county.

Tournament action in the 21st District began Wednesday night and Campbellsville and Taylor County are pitted in the same bracket. In last night's games, Campbellsville conquered St. Francis and Taylor County won over St. Augustine.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Miller of Lexington visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ressor Miller of Route 5, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Dowell have returned home after several months stay in Bonita Springs, Fla.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1954

The 1954 Red Cross Campaign for Taylor County will get underway next week, it was announced today by T.G. Layton, county fund drive chairman this year.

Daniel Webster DeSpain, well known in Taylor County, was killed near his home in Plainfield, Ill. He was born in LaRue County and was 52.

Thieves broke into Gracie's Restaurant on Main Street on Saturday night and stole $89.60 in cash and took a piggy bank from a filing cabinet containing $5.90 and then left it behind. Mrs. Jeter, the proprietor, said a panel of glass from the back door was removed.

The Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Furkin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 7, at their home on South Columbia Avenue.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 2, 1944

The Rotary Club will have as their guests Friday night the county 4-H Club Champions. The program will be in the charge of C.V. Bryan with the 4-H clubbers participating.

Buford Whitlock of Bedford, Ind., spent the weekend with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Adams of Nicholasville spent the weekend here with her mother, Mrs. Sadie Dearen.

Mr. and Mrs. George Turner of Oak Ridge, Tenn., were the guests of relatives and friends over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hiestand are the parents of a daughter, born at the home of Dr. C.V. Hiestand on Tuesday.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Feb. 28, 1924

Announcement has been made of the birth of a daughter, Opal Christie, to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Knopp of Louisville. Mrs. Knopp is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Drury of Finley.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingram Caulk announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Martha, born March 6.

James DeWitt bought the David Mitchell place located on Lebanon Pike last Wednesday. The farm contained 74 acres and was sold for $6,000.

Dennis Vaughn sold his interest in the plumbing firm of Buckner and Vaughn to R.D. and Dr. F.I. Buckner. The firm in the future will be known as the Buckner Plumbing Co.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

March 5, 1914

Mrs. Mattie Griffin, wife of Mr. Henry Griffin, died at her home in the Griffin Springs neighborhood Friday.

Mrs. Blanch Storms, daughter of Mr. A.J. Storms, and James Rollins of this city were united in marriage at Holy Church at Calvary last week.

H.R. Turner and Hugh Chandler were in Shelbyville last week where they purchased a purebred Holstein milk cow. Both gentlemen are engaged in the dairy business.

Judge W.T. Hendrickson sold this to H.H. Collins, 14 head of steers at 7 cents a pound.