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October 1968

The Republican

October 3, 1968 – Eagle Scout Award is presented to Kenneth Stewart and Earl Houchens.

Hiseville FFA Chapter will represent Kentucky in National Livestock and Meat Judging Contest at National Convention – Mike Spillman, Phillip Coomer, Harrel Cross and Steve Williams.

Ashland Oil will open a new Ashland Service Station at the corner of W. Main Street and the By pass around October 15th. (Now Edmonton State Bank).

Misses Mary Woods Moore and Theresa Garmon have pledged Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at WKU.

October 10, 1968 – BCHS is one step closer to choosing a site for the new school – about 60 acres of land between 31 E South and Hwy. 249, owned by Harry Norris.

A small plane crashed during a heavy morning rainstorm last Thursday in a Metcalfe pasture. Four Florida men escaped with no injuries.

B & PW celebrates 13th birthday with a Fashion Show. Models were Emma Bybee for Folks, Mabel Reeves for Genes, Belle Taylor for Gladys K’s, Sarah Bowers for Polly’s Dress Shop, Ruth Bartley for Mary Marshall and Hat Shop, Martha Quigley for J C Penney, Oleta Hatchett for Doyel’s Dept. Store and Mary Margaret Baker for National Stores.

October 17, 1968 – After hearing a petition from residents of the area, the Glasgow Common Council revoked the restaurant license of a Lewis Street Café.

Two are killed in Vietnam – Sgt. Paul Douglas Compton, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Compton and Marine PVT. Wardell Lester Hermon Armstrong, 18, son of Mrs. Marjorie Bybee.

Madeline Ruth St. Charles and James E Hale announce their engagement and November 9th wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Crenshaw celebrate their Golden Anniversary and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammond celebrate their 48th.

October 24, 1968 – A new First Federal Savings and Loan Building is planned at the corner of Wayne and Broadway. (Now South Central Bank).

Ronald A Reinhardt, pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church has submitted his resignation effective December 31.

St. Helen’s Catholic Church celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Sherry Meador and Michael Russell were crowned King and Queen of Eastern Elementary School’s Fall Festival.

GHS Cheerleaders for 1968-69 are Gayle Polson, Janet McCoy, Charlotte McGlasson and Barbara Cheatham.

Sally Grissom was crowned 1968 Scottie Homecoming Queen.

Mrs. Bill Underwood (Maxene) is the new Recreational Supervisor for the City of Glasgow.

Nancy Richardson is selected as the 1968 Woman of Achievement by the Younger B & PW Club.

Albert Hammer, Tompkinsville, won the pickup truck given away at the Mammoth Cave Production Credit Corp.’s final annual meeting.

Glasgow Vocational School was presented with a new Ford motor and transmission for the mechanics at the school to work on. Joe Harlow, Mechanical Instructor, accepted the motor for the school.

Carl T Russell, Austin native, has been appointed Manager of the Alice Branch of Universal C. I. T. Credit Corp.

Summer Shade boy, Steve Shive, was selected as the 1968 Soil & Water Management Winner at the National FFA Convention.

Glasgow and Temple Hill students enjoy a Halloween party at Lera B Mitchell Clubhouse hosted by Jill Dickerson and Teresa Bartlett. The Nu-Tymes combo provided music for the party.

Elmore and Payne Packing Company is now open on E. Main Street in the building formerly occupied by the Strawberry Plant.


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