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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 22, 1998

Cheryl Lynne Williams and John Deason announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Holly Marie Jones, daughter of Gary and Melissa Jones, was named Campbellsville Cover Girl for ages 10-12. She will compete in the state finals in April.

Thomas and Elender Cox recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Marcus Whitley, a 1989 graduate of Taylor County High School, was a recent guest speaker at the 1998 Kentucky Coordinated School Health Program.

Five local women were named Women of the Week by the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club. They are Karen Wolfe, Becky Brown, Julie Shields, Connie Phillips and Shiela Newcomb.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 2, 1988

Margaret Stewart was honored Monday by the local BPW club.

Campbellsville native Lena McCubbin took the grand prize honor at the sixth annual baking contest at Bonneyville Mill, Ind. with her single entry of whole wheat crackers.

Marjorie Cave has just returned from a four-month visit to Nstrad Mynach, Mirthys, Tydfil, Porthcawl, Wales and Gloucester, England.

Lewis Graham celebrated his 102nd birthday on Oct. 6.

Elizabeth Hansford Dole, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and wife of U.S. Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, will be campaigning in Taylor County on Monday.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 26, 1978

Marjorie and Kyle Burton, Campbellsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Suzanne, to David Mejean, son of Iola and David Mejean, Bloomington, Ind. The wedding was performed by the Rev. Floyd Pemberton in Bloomington on Oct. 21.

There will be a burley tobacco baling demonstration Tuesday in Adair County.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCubbin returned home Saturday night from a four-day visit with their son, Brent, Mrs. McCubbin and their son, Joe, in Oakdale, Minn.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy McVay and Amy are proud to announce the arrival of Stephany Ann, born Oct. 4.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 23, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Karnes of 119 Pitman Ave., Campbellsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Elaine Karnes, to Mr. Henry G. Luken of 527 Shelby Street, City.

Mr. and Mrs. Wathal Bishop of 149 Coppock Ave., Campbellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lou Bishop, to Bobby Joe Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melwood Powell of Greensburg.

Carol Overstreet spent Tuesday night with her friend, Jane Williams, and attended the box supper at Farmers Chapel on Tuesday night.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 1948

A free bus service to transport persons to and from Sunday school will be inaugurated the first Sunday in November by Campbellsville Baptist Church. The Rev. Harvey Morrison, pastor, said a bus had been chartered by the church to cover outlying sections of Campbellsville.

J. Peter Hord, manager of the Campbellsville Lions Club, reported this week that someone had been causing considerable damage to the ballpark at the city high school by driving an automobile over the ground when it is wet. He called attention to the penalty for destroying public property and said police have been asked to be on the lookout for the guilty person or persons.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 1938

Taylor County will soon have the advantage of a Pack Horse Library, which will be sponsored by W.P.A. and Taylor County. It will be located on Main Street in the Sanders building. Mrs. Louise S. Van Cleve has been selected as supervisor. There will be 10 people who are on relief employed; four in the library and six carriers, who will take books and magazines to different sections of the county.

All crippled children from Taylor County who wish to attend the crippled children's clinic, which will be at Columbia Baptist Church tomorrow, are asked by the Women's Club Committee, which is in charge of transportation, to be at the ladies' restroom at the courthouse no later than 9:30 tomorrow morning.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 1928

The mass meeting called by Mayor Sanders at the courthouse Saturday night was well attended by telephone users at the city who are desirous of getting the unfortunate telephone muddle straightened out so that the city may be able to have adequate telephone service at reasonable rates.

The College Pilot is the name adopted by the student body of Campbellsville Junior College for a neat four-page semi-monthly paper to be published in the interest of the college. It is a well edited newspaper and reflects much credit upon the editorial staff, which is composed of Frances Sanders, editor-in-chief; with Edgar Graves and Johnnie Burkholder, as business managers.

Now that the Graf Zeppelin has arrived, another major step has been made in man's fight to span the Atlantic Ocean.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

October 1918

On Oct. 17, a handsome little 9-pound girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Newcomb. Both baby and mother are reported doing fine.