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Early Days for 5-3

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

May 2, 2002

SSG Alan Arvin Pike, a 1975 graduate of Campbellsville High School, retired at the United States Army Center at Fort Knox in a ceremony hosted by Brigadier General Bernardo C. Negrete, Deputy Commanding General, on March 29.

Artie Taylor, 95, of Rosecrest Avenue in Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville after an illness.

Taylor County High School senior Caleb Bell signed recently to play collegiate golf at Campbellsville University.

Mylea White celebrated her seventh birthday on April 18 at her home with family and friends.

Army Pvt. Ryan B. Riddle has arrived at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., to complete basic military training.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 30, 1992

Gwynette Sullivan, Main Street manager, came to the Taylor County Senior Citizen, 601 David St., on April 23, and presented a program on the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration.

Tellie Cundiff celebrated her 90th birthday on April 18 with a party at Metzmeier Nursing Home.

Lafe and Opal Cave, Owl Creek Road, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 2.

Paul Stanley, Campbellsville, has returned home after attending the Art Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 29, 1982

Sfc. Bernie Mings, the National Guard recruiter for the Campbellsville unit, was named the top recruiter of the month for March with 23 enrollments.

Mrs. Retta Stubbs, 91 of 27830 Rosebriar in Saint Clair Shores, Mich., formerly of Campbellsville, died at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the Clinton View Care Nursing Home in Mt. Clemons, Mich.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 22, 1972

Water level at Green River Lake reached an all-time high last week, after two weeks of heavy rains. The water peaked on Sunday.

George Williams, city policeman, is recovering from surgery at Taylor County Hospital.

Edwin Caldwell of Winter Park, Fla., spent the weekend in Campbellsville visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Caldwell, and other relatives.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 26, 1962

Twenty boys and girls participated in the annual 4-H public speaking contest, which was Friday night at Taylor County RECC Auditorium.

Army Staff Sergeant Richard E. Chelf, whose wife, Shirley, lives on Route 1, Elk Horn, recently was named Soldier of the Month for the 36th Infantry in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larimore were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Bryan and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larimore.

SIXTY YEARS

APRIL 24, 1952

Mrs. Bradley Tarter, Fourth District Republican chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, was in Louisville on Saturday.

Mary Jo Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Rice of Central City, became the bride of Leo Rios, Saturday, April 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Allen celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 13.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Pierce entertained with a dinner on Sunday, April 20, in honor of Mr. Pierce's son, Pfc. Paul B. Pierce, who has just returned from Korea.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 23, 1942

Capt. James W. Smith, Kessler Field, Miss., has been recently promoted to the rank of Major at the expanding air corps technical school there.

Miss Evelyn Graham became the bride of L.B. Cox in a ceremony at the Methodist Church last Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. O.J. Polley read the ceremony.

Lieutenant Bob Hayes left on Sunday for Camp Shelby, Miss., after spending a few days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hayes.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 23, 1932

The Rev. W.L. Lemmon of Plum Point in Adair County and father of Mrs. Tom Harden of this city, died last Monday at the age of 76.

Sallie Simms Wright, age 62, died at her home on Lebanon Avenue last Wednesday.

Dollie Cave and Thomas Roots were quietly married last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Brockman in this city. Her pastor, the Rev. E.L. Freeman performed the ceremony.

NINETY YEARS AGO

April 27, 1922

Mrs. Nannie B. Newton, the beloved wife of W.W. Newton, died last Friday at her home in the Roberts neighborhood.

Mrs. N.A. Johnson of Romine had a very painful accident last Tuesday while going down the Green River Bluff.

Ed Hatcher of Independence, Kan., formerly of this city, suffered the loss of his household goods as a result of a fire of unknown origin.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

April 17, 1912

Mrs. B.H. Benningfield died at her home 2 1/2 miles east of Campbellsville on Monday night.

At a meeting of the Muldraugh Hill Medical Society, which convened at Elizabethtown last week, Dr. E.L. Gowdy, of this city took a prominent part.

Sarah, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leet, is suffering from an attack of pneumonia.

A son, John England Bailey, was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Bailey last Monday. The little fellow is complete ruler at the household.