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Looking back: Sheriff’s dept. destroyed 150 pounds of marijuana

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60 YEARS AGO
November 27, 1952

The Springfield Furniture Company on Lebanon Hill celebrated their first anniversary.
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The Cowden Manufacturing Company in Springfield announced it was expanding to provide for additional production of dungarees.
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The Springfield Panthers defeated Willisburg in the opening game of the 1952-53 basketball season 53-45.
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The first air-conditioned Chrysler was delivered to a Houston, Texas buyer. It was after 13 years of research.
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Births – a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pinkston (Nov. 15)
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Deaths – Lloyd Albert Mudd, 70; Joseph E. Sims, 40; Sr. Mary Leo Quirk, 81; William T. Phillips, 83; Robert Clelland Hays, 69; Otis Yates Burkhead, 35; Thomas Burke Logsdon, 77

50 YEARS AGO
December 6, 1962

Shelton Jeffries, a rural mail carrier, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after delivering mail for 42 years. When he started, his salary was $165 a month and he had to furnish his own horse and buggy, which he rented from a local livery stable for $1.50 a day to cover his 30-mile route.
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Marine Private David C. Cornish of Springfield completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
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Births – Alyson Rae to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Stork (Nov. 29); James Gregory to Mr. and Mrs. Vance Bishop (Nov. 28); Sharon Louise to Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chesser (Nov. 30); Benjamin Joseph to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lancaster (Dec. 1); Marty Keith to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lewis (Dec. 2); Glenn Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hardin (Dec. 3); Elizabeth Ann to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Johnson (Nov. 24)
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Deaths – Bettie Baker, 91; Florence Roney Lancaster, 82; Allie Shely; Regina Smith Cambron, 69; Mahala Satterly Sagracy, 82; Charles Seibert Isham, infant; Leanta Gabhart Carey, 89

40 YEARS AGO
December 7, 1972

William Kendall Haydon of Springfield returned to the States after serving 27 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa.
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Angela Neel and Lois Willett graduated from the Danville School of Practical Nursing.
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In the 4-H Talent Show, Teresa White was the County 4-H Champ in the Junior Instrumental category. The Senior Instrumental Champ was Nina Belle Wilson. Dramatics Champion was Melinda Coyle. The title of her act was “When I Grow Up”.
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Births – Tyrone to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Thompson (Nov. 28); Wesley Todd to Mr. and Mrs. Garland Carney (Nov. 28); Christina Rose to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Rogers (Dec. 2); Kimberly Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brothers (Dec. 1)
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Deaths – Emerson E. Moore, 81; Thomas Riley; B.G. Gowdy, 54; John Blakemore, 55; Jesse Cheatham, 80; Sister Josita Mulott

30 YEARS AGO
December 1, 1982

Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department destroyed about 150 pounds of processed marijuana on Thanksgiving Day.
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SP4 Terry Lee Spalding was promoted and served three years in Germany.
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Births – Jamie Nicole to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rue Matherly (Nov. 17); Christina to Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Ruiz Vasquez (Nov. 25)
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Deaths – Lillian Hatchett Arnold, 81; Mary Catharine Tonge, 48

20 YEARS AGO
December 16, 1992

Some Washington County residents were angered by mandatory garbage collection.
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Mr. and Mrs. Charlie B. Barnett of Washington County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Katharine LaRue to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Conatser (Dec. 3)
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Deaths – Marvin F. Cheatham Sr., 95; J.L. Tyler, 72

10 YEARS AGO
December 11, 2002

Washington County was hit by its first major winter storm of the season, a coating of ice between two separate snowfalls.
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Carl and Nancy Inman Matherly and Marvin and Mary Lewis Sparrow celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Jonathan Thomas to Stan and Michelle Hayes (Sept. 18); Marissa Chyann Milburn to Samantha Lane and Joe Milburn (Oct. 4); James Will to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wayne Thompson (Nov. 22)
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Deaths – Judy Adams Kelley, 43; Alice Huston Brown Snider, 65