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30 Years Ago (Oct. 29, 1981)
Milton firemen and Emergency Medical people had a pitch-in Halloween supper and party Saturday night. They played a game called “bag-it” where three bags with wearing apparel were passed around to the players. When the music stopped, the person with the bag had to take out an article of clothing and put it on. Without a doubt, it was a festive occasion, one jolly well worth a niche in memory.
Trimble County 4-H Talent show was last Thursday night. Voting places and officers have been chosen for the General Election of November 3. The Board of Election is composed of James Woods, Jerry Powell, Charlie Detmer and James Ginn.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Ginn celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Raiders lose to Owen County in a winner take all football game. TCMS bowed to Owen with 22-6 loss.
Cross Country Lady Raiders defeated Gallatin County, placed second being beaten by Oldham County but defeated Bullitt Central by 19 pts. Sweet justice as Bullitt had recently taken them by 40 points. Next race will be in the Regionals and the girls are working hard to go to State.
Obits: Gary M. Handlon, 32, Lake Alfred, Fla.; George Heveline, 86, Milton.
70 Years ago (Oct. 23, 1941)
Robert Alexander reported for active duty at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 17.
Pvt. Leland W. Gatewood, Company B, 27th (rifle) training battalion, Camp Croft, S.C has qualified with the “Springfield” Model 1903 rifle as Marksman with a score of 173.
Twenty-eight year-olds throughout the 38th “Cyclone” division were awaiting the ‘go’ signal this week-end as headquarters completed the machinery for their release under the 194 amendment to the selective service act.
Excavation for a basement has begun at the Baptist church.
Ernest Wayne Clifford, Clyde Ellis Greenwood and Betty Marie Herr have enrolled at Eastern State Teachers College in Richmond.
The Live Wires Class of Mt. Carmel will meet with Norman and Phillip Jackson Friday evening, Oct. 24.
Obits: Frank C. Green, 66, prominent Owen County lawyer.
80 Years ago (Oct. 29, 1931)
The drum and bugle corps from the Jefferson Post in Louisville stopped in Bedford on their way to the big road celebration in Carrollton. Two busloads of men dressed in red stepped off and performed in front of 350 school children and almost as many adults. After the drills, they were served refreshments by the Joe McCain Post No. 75, American Legion and their wives.
The doors to the new gymnasium will be opened Saturday night, Oct. 31 when the Hallowe’en spooks begin to stage their annual frolic. The school and the Bedford PTA are cooperating to make the event highly enjoyable to all who attend. At 6 p.m. the ladies of the PTA will start serving oyster soup, fried oysters, coffee, celery, pickles, pie and many other tasty dishes. Admission is free and there will be entertainment and contests will be plentiful.
Crops have been out of the ordinary this year. Redford Adams, of the hilltop, brought to our office a sweet potato, which weighed eight pounds and eleven ounces. J. I. Poland, of the Fisher Ridge neighbor, brought to town Saturday a stalk of sorghum, which measured fifteen feet and eight inches in length. And Mrs. D.E. Mosley, of the Leeport neighborhood brought to this office several ears of yellow corn, one of the ears measured fourteen inches in length, had eighteen rows of sixty grains each, totaling almost eleven hundred grains on one ear. Wouldn’t take many like this to fatten a nice porker.
Obits: Peter Westrick, 68, prominent farmer and ex-magistrate of Locust precinct; Sanford McManis, 77, Bedford.
Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.