Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Donald Caleb Covington, March 17, son of Ernie and Johnnie Covington; Lyric Gabrielle Moore, May 4, daughter of Jamie and Rachel Moore; Taylor Marie Reffett, May 2, daughter of Chris and Candy Reffett.

The Harrison County Woman's Clubhouse, Church Street, to be sold. The lot on Church Street was bought in 1928, and the following year a Clubhouse was erected and dedicated, (Sept. 20, 1929). The Clubhouse has been renovated several times and many events have been held in the building. The last being their meeting and luncheon on May 14, 1999. On May 21, 1999, the Clubhouse will be up for auction.

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) no longer to be offered to Harrison County students. The local program began in Harrison County in 1988 and was sponsored by the Cynthiana Police Department. The Harrison/Bourbon program is called Project Starfish, and co-directed by Meg Smith Ammerman.

Harrison Memorial Hospital's new 19,000 addition will hold two medical practices, the specialty clinic and activity rooms, and is estimated to be complete by the end of August.

The Harrison County School System is now offering education for parents as well as students. The Parent University classes will offer parents a new approach in understanding and communicating with their children, and is sponsored by the Community Education Center, Family Resources and Youth Services Center.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: John Michael Peddicord, May 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Peddicord; Ashley Suzanne Lehman, April 29, daughter of Daniel and Sheila Lehman; Megan Frances Richie, May 4, daughter of Stephen Todd and Cathy Jane Cloe Richie; Megan Elizabeth Gray, May 8, daughter of Mike and Laural Jane Gray; Kimberly Sue Bussell, May 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bussell; Anthony Wayne Teegarden Jr., May 5, son of Anthony and Brenda Teegarden.

New Extension Homemaker Club organized, First Thursday Club, which is the evening they meet once a month.

Harrison County Breds baseball wins district crown, advance to regionals.

Breds, Fillies score wins in tennis.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Russell Karol Isaac, May 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Isaac; Vickie Kay Hargis, May 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hargis; Diana Lynn Palmer, May 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier S. Palmer; Amy Gaylene Fryman, May 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Fryman; Tracy Lynn Jones, May 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones; Sandra Kay Slade, May 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Slade; Kelvin Smith Ashbrook, May 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ashbrook; Cheri Lynn Buckner, May 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buckner.

Fire destroys Maysville Fertilizer Plant of which Herbert Moore of Cynthiana is a co-owner. The $300,000 fire, punctuated by three explosions, ripped through the Ohio Valley Fertilizer factory and burned to the ground. The blaze was described as the largest fire in Maysville's history.

James A. (Mose) Florence is emcee on 'The Mose Florence Show,' a half-hour television variety show on KGGM-TV, Albuequerque, New Mexico. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil (Mose) Florence of Cynthiana. Cecil owns and operates 'The Car Ranch,' an automobile sales firm there.

Harrison County prepares for graduates: Cynthiana High School - 35 graduates; Berry High School - 23; Buena Vista - 15; Connersville School - 26; Oddville - 29; and Renaker - 24.

•Berry Homemaker Club: Mrs. Robert Lenox, president, presided over the business session. Plans were made to have a luncheon next month in Cynthiana.