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Looking back: Dr. Wells and family were welcomed in ‘82

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60 YEARS AGO
October 9, 1952

The St. Dominic PTA sponsored a food sale in the Majestic Theatre. For sale were all the usual delicacies, such as cakes, pies, candies and freshly dressed chickens.
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A meeting of the swimming pool committee was held for fund solicitation. The estimated cost of the pool was $30,000. Students of the Springfield City School sponsored magazine sales as a means of securing money.
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Births – Kenton Lyle to Mr. and Mrs. K.L. Skipworth (Oct. 2); Mary Lomanan to Mr. and Mrs. James Berryman; Harry Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Derringer (Oct. 7); Boyd III to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Brown Jr. (Oct. 4)
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Deaths – Sherod Stanfill Noe; Lewis A. Bottom, 82; Joseph Rodgers Reddicks, 10; George Clarence Spalding, 17; James Dayle Smith, infant; Mose J. Bears, 93; M.D. Burdette, 86; Henry Lee May, 69; Faye Shewmaker Davenport

50 YEARS AGO
October 18, 1962

A flash flood caused big damage in the Mayes Creek community.
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Richard D. Cheatham underwent nine weeks of basic recruit training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.
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According to the Department of Health, polio was conquered. Tuberculosis was to be the next target.
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Births – Sharon Denise to Mr. and Mrs. James Raymond Greenwell (Oct. 12); Theresa Jane to Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Mattingly Jr. (Oct. 14); Roberta Ann to Mr. and Mrs. John Boone (Oct. 6); Janice LaFay to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Thompson (Oct. 10); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Arnold (Oct. 10)
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Deaths – Calvin H. Bowen, 61; Ernest Shields, 63; Gilbert Leonard Taylor; Robert Chesser, 18; Thomas L. McIntire; Mrs. Leo A. Clements, 65

40 YEARS AGO
October 19, 1972

Naomi Thompson was named Woman of the Year and Peggy Barnum was named Young Career Girl by the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club.
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Julie Robertson was named Washington County’s 1972 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Washington County High School – Campbellsville football game.
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The Washington County Commanders won over Campbellsville 21-8.
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Births – Todd Steven to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hamilton
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Deaths – Ray O’Daniel, 65; James S. Hughes, 85

30 YEARS AGO
October 13, 1982

The Washington County Sorghum Festival 1982 was a smashing success.
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Marine Lance Cpl. David D. Howard of Springfield was promoted while serving with the 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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The first woman to cross the finish line in the Sorghum Festival Road Race was Dee Ann Harmon of Willisburg. Mark Mathis of Bardstown won his second Sorghum Festival race.
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The Washington County Commanders outdueled Taylor County 28-19.
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The Washington County Homemakers Association welcomed Dr. and Mrs. Brian Wells and daughters, Laura and Leigh Ann, with a reception.
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Births – Tyler Gage to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shehan Jr. (Oct. 1); Eric Mann to Mr. and Mrs. David Sagrecy (Oct. 6)
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Deaths – Sue McElroy Turner, 79; James Chester Lykins, 70; Louise Walker Thompson, 86; Matthew Spalding Mabrey, 4; Roland Pinkston, 83; Edith Hatchett Cawthon, 62; Eleanor Smith Evans, 52
20 YEARS AGO
October 28, 1992

Martha Dell Shewmaker was named Springfield-Washington County Business and Professional Women’s Club Woman of Achievement for 1992. Sandy Simms received the club’s Boss of the Year Award.
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The Washington County Commanders outranked Caverna’s Colonels 54-0.
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Births – Olivia Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thompson Jr. (Oct. 22); Trampas D. Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Trampas D. Montgomery (Oct. 11)
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Deaths – Myrtle Lee Chesser Simpson, 91; Ira Lee Harmon Inman, 91; Irving Thomas Kiff, 60; Henry M. Hardin, 72

10 YEARS AGO
October 23, 2002

Police were looking for two males who shoplifted $300 worth of pain killers from Kelly’s Drug Store.
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A Springfield man, John Gilbert, who worked at Springfield Wholesale Supply, won $10,000 in a powerball scratch-off.
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The local Business and Professional Women’s Club honored Bob Campbell and John P. Wharton as the Boss of the Year. The Woman of Achievement award was given to Nell Haydon, Main Street/Renaissance director.
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Beulah Carney celebrated her 100th birthday.
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Jenna Settles and Brandon Taylor were crowned the 2002 Homecoming Queen and King at the Washington County High School football game.
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Births – Madison Belle to Jamie and Donna Baker (Sept. 5); Matthew Ryan to Kenny and Lisa Donnelly (Oct. 11)
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Deaths – Herschel R. Peavler, 95; James Edward Weathers, 31