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Early Days for Sept. 29

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 2001

Richard and Diane Bland of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christie Lynn Bland, to Bradley Daniel Metcalf, son of Don and Edna Metcalf of New Haven.

Ophilia McDonald will turn 91 on Monday.

The Taylor County Marching Cardinals brought home their third and fourth distinguished ratings of the season on Saturday after competing both at Russellville and Bowling Green.

Tammy Pierce recently joined the staff of The News-Journal as a public record reporter.

Campbellsville High collected its first and second distinguished ratings of the marching band season at competitions over the weekend at Pulaski and North Laurel counties.

Russell Montgomery of Campbellsville has been reappointed to serve as a member of the Elizabethtown Community College nominating commission.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 26, 1991

Pleasant Run Baptist Church will celebrate the third pastoral anniversary of the Rev. James T. Washington III on Sunday, Sept. 29.

A $10,000 grant, which will allow numerous trees to be planted in Miller Park and at Trace Creek Softball Field, has been approved.

The 15th annual Green River Lake Road Race, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20, will offer more trophies in more age groups than ever before.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 24, 1981

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Billy M. Skaggs invite all their friends and relatives to open house and a reception at their home on Route 1, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Sonny and Jean Wilson will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The event will be hosted by their four children, Kathy, Steve, Shari and Lisa.

James and Sarah Curry of Columbia announce the arrival of a girl, Leigh Ann, at the Taylor County Hospital on Sept. 17. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1971

Despite slight decreases in some classes, total school enrollment in Campbellsville and Taylor County public schools is remarkably close to last year's figure. A total of 4,058 students have enrolled in Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County School Systems, compared to 4,052 last year for all 12 grades.

The Campbellsville Junior Women's Club began its 1971-1972 club year with a reception for members and prospective members at the home of Mrs. Barbara Whitlock.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1961

Campbellsville's swimming team won the 6th Region swimming championship in a meet at Hodgenville on Aug. 28 by scoring a total of 642.5 points.

Campbellsville's Army Reserve unit will report for active duty Monday, Sept. 25 as part of the nation's military build-up.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1951

Roy L. Seaborne and James B. Bowen of Campbellsville, students in the college of agriculture and education, were among the 74 students at UK who had perfect scholastic records for the summer session.

The MYF of the First Methodist Church enjoyed a wiener roast Thursday night at Edward Crabtree's farm.

Campbellsville High School Band received top honors in the Kentucky State Fair Competition last week. Judging was on the band's ability to play while marching. The local musicians won $75 for taking first place in Class C.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 11, 1941

Fire of unknown origin destroyed two tobacco warehouses in Greensburg early Tuesday morning with an estimated loss of $100,000. The warehousemen indicated that the warehouses would be rebuilt at once.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1931

Coach Dick Bourne inaugurated football drills Monday for his newly-formed TCHS team, which will be the first in the history of the high school.

Mrs. Hurbert Wooldridge entertained at a birthday party Monday for her niece, Annetta Penn of Mannsville. Guests were Frances Harding, Jean Chandler, Margaret Lewis McCubbin, Ann Elizabeth Prescott, Betty and Margaret Walker, Laura Susan and Aileen Wilson, Margaret and Frances Buchanan, Elizabeth Dulworth, Margaret Mae Sanders, Mary Frances Wooldridge, Margaret Grace Elrod and Frances Hogan.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Sept. 15, 1921

The Rev. H.S. Summers preached his first sermon at the Baptist Church Sunday morning. He was greeted by a large crowd and he delivered a very fine sermon. Besides the pastor, his family consists of his wife and two sons, ages two and five years. The Ladies Aid gave a pantry shower last Saturday afternoon for the pastor and his family.

E.W. Willock and R.T. Caskey have rented the quarters formerly occupied by Sanders and Henrickson as their music store, and expect to put a complete line of gent's furnishings and a line of ladies' shoes and hose.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1911

Russell Creek Academy note: Dempsey Beard of Coburg visted his parents over the weekend. Misses Katherine Chandler and Marian Atkinson, former students at his school, left Tuesday to attend Bethel College, while Miss Hazel Kincart, also a former pupil left to attend Campbell-Hagerman College. The following pupils attended the State Fair: Leland Tucker, Cecil and Theodore Earl, Leila Davis, Mary McKenty, Lyda Johnson, Mary Edwards and James Edwards.