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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Nov. 5, 1981)

Area 4-H champions for their skit “Proud to Be an American” were Melissa Gibson, Jennifer Moore, Michelle Napier and Stephanie Barnes. They will compete at the Kentucky State Fair and represent the area counties of Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.

Lady Raiders Cross Country team will be one of 16 teams competing for the state championship at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington on Saturday.

Bedford Masons Lodge #158 had past master night with soup and sandwiches.

Trimble’s Senior Citizens celebrated Halloween in costume and had an enjoyable day.

Madison Moose Lodge presents Country/Western Night Saturday featuring Patty and the Twilighters. Wear jeans and hat, try our buffet and stay for entertainment.

Obits: Norma Jeffries, 56, Bedford; Elizabeth Pryor, 78, Bedford.

70 Years ago (Oct. 30, 1941)

The Secretary of Agriculture is asking farmers to raise more food stuff to help feed the British, to help feed Europe’s millions after the war and to feed our own people properly. Major increases needed in Kentucky, according to the state agricultural defense board, are 27,648,000 gallons milk, an additional 10,212,000 dozen eggs and the marketing of an additional 21,127,000 pounds of beef and veal.

Halloween party at McCain Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. with an oyster supper, games and booths of candy, popcorn and other treats.

A spark from a shorted electrical circuit caused a blaze in a gasoline pump, which was followed by an explosion that enveloped the state highway garage building in Carrollton early Tuesday morning.

FBI will inaugurate a civilian defense course for chiefs of police and executive aides in Nov. at Kentucky Hotel in Louisville. The first course is two days in length and will be followed at a later date by a more extended course of six days.

Charged with violation of the Sherman anti-trust act, RJ Reynolds, Ligget & Meyers and American Tobacco companies and Americans subsidiary, American Suppliers, Inc. and 13 officials of the companies, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged on four counts.

Obits: Minnie Ora Faulconer Callis, 81, Callis Grove; Mrs. Chester Gividen, Antioch community; Mrs. Flora Williams, 74, Bedford.  

80 Years ago (Nov. 5, 1931)

In his last campaign speech before the election, A.B. (Happy) Chandler spoke to the people of Trimble County at the Pleasant Retreat School on Monday. He was greeted with applause and said he was glad once more to be in the county in which his grandparents were married and where he has many relatives, including the Terrell family. He and Mrs. Chandler presented a musical program on Sunday at the Bedford Methodist Church.

The Greyhound Bus Lines started operating their buses over the new highway US 42 between Louisville and Cincinnati Nov. 1st with two trips each way per day.

Arrangements have been made for bus service across the bridge from Milton to Bedford Saturday, Nov. 7 only. If the service proves to have favorable results it will probably continue indefinitely. The bus will leave Milton on the hour starting at 9 a.m. and will depart from Madison on the half-hours.

Five Mack trucks belonging to the Ninth U.S. Infantry passed through Bedford Wednesday enroute from Fort Meyers, Va. to Camp Knox Ky., where they will be located during the winter.

Obit: Mrs. Mary Canada, 76, Milton.

Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.