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By The Staff



The Buena Vista Alumni banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. All former students, teachers, alumni and friends are welcome.

For reservations call Dorothy Slade at 234-5835 by May 12. Meal is $12.50 per person.



The Cynthiana High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 27, at the Elks Lodge. Classes honored are 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959.

Social hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Cynthiana Museum, Farmers Bank on U.S. 27 South and Whalen’s Jewelry.

Tickets may also be purchased by calling Elaine Blackburn at 859-234-5689 or contact her at 50 Eastland Estates Dr., Cynthiana. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the banquet.



The Oddville High School Alumni dinner will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church fellowship hall on Saturday, May 23. Gathering will begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  “What’s Your Pleasure” Catering will be in charge of the dinner of chicken tender, corn pudding, green beans, green salad, yeast rolls, double chocolate cake, coffee and tea, and will be $15 each.

Anyone who ever attended Oddville School is invited to attend the dinner and renew old friendships. Send reservations and money to Helen Batte, 124 Batte Lane, Cynthiana, Ky., 859-234-3214; or Leon Bell, 183 Culpepper Dr., Cynthiana, KY 41031; (859-234-3748).


The descendants of Omer and Daisy Brooks  are invited to a family reunion on May 17 at 1 p.m. at 239 Northside Drive. Meat will be provided for a cookout. Bring a covered dish, drinks and old pictures.

Call 235-0930 or 588-4177 after 7 p.m. for more information.


Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky.  They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren. Eight of the children went to Illinois in early 1800s and the other five stayed in Kentucky. Needless to say over the years the family has grown to include many families. Allison, Anderson, Asbury, Blades, Catt, Chapman, Clark, Crafford, Cummings, Davis, Duvall, Elliott, Gerhardt, Gromer, Grose, Haley, Hall, Harrison, Henderson, Herzog, Holmes, Huckaby, Huddlestun, Huffman, Hunt, Huston, Ingle, Johnson, Kelley, Lang, Lenox, Lincoln, McCoullough, McDaniel, McKimmey, Moore, Myers, Paddock, Parr, Patton, Petty, Price, Raines, Rankin, Recop, Redd, Rhodes, Rich, Rowe, Sandy, Shell, Simpson, Smith, Sper, Sprague, Steiler, Strouse, Stubbs, Stump, Swickard, Thompson, Tumelson, Turner, Uselman, Whitaker, Whitehurst, and Whiteker are some of the surnames that have Cummins family connections and all are invited to attend. Call if you have questions.

The reunion will be held June 19-21 in Effingham, Ill. Housing will be at the Comfort Suites Inn, 1310 W.  Fayette Dr., in Effingham, $70 plus tax includes breakfast, popcorn and cookies. Call 217-342-3151 for reservations. Indicate that you are with the Cummins reunion when you call.

Those that arrive in time can attend the hamburger lunch at Moonshine Store in Clark County, Ill. and a dinner at a restaurant in Effingham on Friday. Saturday night there will be pizza on the patio at the motel for more visiting.

 Reservations are needed for attendance at the reunion and a fee of $5 each will be required in advance to pay for the pizza and expenses. When reservations are made you can order a reunion tee shirt and the price will be given at that time.

Questions and reservations go to: Douglas Harper, 1116 Deer Haven Ln., Lexington, KY 40509 - 859-543-9277 -e-mail: Oddville50@aol.com.


Descendants of the Rev. John Whitaker and Ann Dunn of Harford, Md. were, his son, Simeon Sim A. Whiteker, born Jan. 18, 1801, Kentucky Methodist minister, farmer and landowner, died 1867. He first married March 16, 1820 in Harrison County by his father, the Rev. John Whiteker, to Elizabeth Hickman (born March 16, 1804 and died Nov. 10, 1846 at age 42). They had 11 children:

A son, Jesse B. (J.B.) Whiteker-Whitaker (1830-1909), a farmer, buried in Lower Curry Cemetery. He married Judy Laura Whiteker-Whitaker (born 1858 and died in 1936, also buried in Lower Curry Cemetery) on April 29, 1875, and they had 10 children, three sons and seven daughters.

The annual reunion will be held Sunday, May 3 at the 4-H Center, U.S. 27 S. A basket lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please come.