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Early Days for 7-10

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

July 8, 2004

William Ray and Mattie Laverne Roberts Mings will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception given in their honor on Sunday, July 18.

Todd and Cami Caldwell of Aurora, Colo., announce the birth of a son, William Heath, at 8:39 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, Colo.

Carolyn Blevins Beams, 45, of Vintage Lane in Campbellsville, died on Saturday, July 3, in Lebanon.

The annual gospel music concert sponsored by the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration was Sunday evening at Campbellsville University.

First Baptist Church's youth are hosting a fundraising trip to Beech Bend in Bowling Green on Monday, July 19.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 7, 1994

Hershel Dabney, 78, of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville, son of the late Owen Oatley Dabney and Viola Benningfield Dabney, was born in Taylor County on Feb. 20, 1916, and died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in Campbellsville after an illness.

Al Huber and Nuggett II entertained the crowd on Main Street during the Fourth of July celebration.

Laura Sue Humphress was still on cloud nine Sunday after being crowned Miss Kentucky 1994 the night before.

Bluegrass Cellular in Green River Plaza helped raise $2,593 for the MDA Telethon by arranging for local businessmen to be "arrested" and then raise "bail" to be released. All contributions went to Jerry's Kids.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer of Louisville spent July Fourth with his mother, Betty Pickrell.

Mr. and Mrs. Deward Rucker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 15, with a reception at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

Becky Ford was the winner of the Taylor County Memorial Quilt given away by the Taylor County League of Women Voters during the Fourth of July festivities.

Hershel Stearman recently retired from Union Underwear.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 11, 1974

Preparation of the 1973-1974 Opportunity for Progress Report, better known as the all-Kentucky City program competition, is underway in Campbellsville.

All Taylor County democrats are urged to participate in the local county convention for the selection of delegates to the National Democratic Mid-Term Conference, this Saturday, July 13, at Taylor County Courthouse.

With the final strip of paving being laid Tuesday morning on the four-lane extension of Broadway, west of the fairgrounds, all was approaching readiness for the Taylor County Fair, with runs until this Sunday, July 14.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn King of Batavia, Ohio, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Callison.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 2, 1964

Campbellsville swim team is preparing for the first swim team meet of the season against Lebanon this Friday night, July 3.

A state law requires all dogs older than 6 months old to be vaccinated against rabies. Failure to can result in a fine of up to $100.

Donnie R. Munford of Campbellsville is one of 21 candidates to graduate from the Kentucky National Guard Officer Candidate School in ceremonies at the Frankfort Armory on June 26.

The marriage of Miss Betty Sue Chaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Chaney of Greensburg, and Mr. David Lee Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gaines, Campbellsville, was at 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 28, at Sand Lick Separate Baptist Church in Green County.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1954

A general store owned by Woodrow Price, Maple, was entered Saturday night and unidentified thieves took a quantity of money and some gasoline.

The 1954 Cancer Crusade netted a total of $591.70 in Taylor County this year, it was announced today by the chairman, Mrs. E.P. Peterson.

Mrs. Gracie Greenwood Clark, 88, died Thursday, June 17, at her home on Court Street. She suffered a stroke several days before her death.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1944

The Rev. E.P. Gast is completing his 15th year as pastor of the First Christian Church, an excellent record having been made in that time.

Miss Ann Prescott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Prescott of Talula, Ill., formerly of this city, received her bachelor's degree in science and education at the Illinois State Normal School the latter part of last week.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. McKinley of Cincinnati, Ohio are welcoming a son, James Reginald, who was born Saturday, June 9, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Mahan. Mrs. McKinley was formerly Miss Ethel Pruett.

Mrs. Bertha Lee Minor, 42, died at her home in Merrimac on Monday.

Mrs. Jenny Gilpin chaperoned the following Saturday evening on a picnic to Green River Bridge: Misses Dora Cave, Ethel McCubbin, Georgia Darnell, Fannie Willock, Evelyn Graham and Margaret Edith Harding; and Messrs. Murrell Hazard, Garland Masters, Percy H. Landrum, Ambrose Netherland and Philip Bertram.

NINETY YEARS AGO

June 12, 1924

B.M. Gowdy this week sold to Abe Pruyear the Durand and Star Agency.

Frank Ramsey, 63, died Tuesday at his home. The deceased came to Taylor County from Pennsylvania.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benningfield announce the birth of a son, Charlie Jr., who was born this week.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

June 25, 1914

The funeral of Mary E. Collins was Friday, conducted by L.C. Kelly. Burial was in Collins Cemetery.

W.I. Meader yesterday sold to Harmon White a part of the McWhorter lot on Spurlington Road for $625. Mr. White gets the house, yard and garden.

Miss Eloise Durham has returned from a visit with relatives in Columbia.

Mrs. L.W. Lininger and three children of Pueblo, Colo., are here to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. R.L. Cowherd, in this county.