Turning Back The Clock 11-17-11

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15 Years Ago

Nov. 14, 1996
What started in 1936 in a 12X12 building and featured bologna and Longhorn cheese has grown into a eight-time addition family affair. Bruce’s Grocery on U.S. 25 in Mason, just outside Williamstown, was started by L.C. Bruce, the present owner’s father. In the early years, the stores main staples were canned goods, soft drinks, gasoline, kerosene, cigarettes and tobacco products.

Dry Ridge Elementary is the first school in Kentucky to use the program “Analyze and Apply” and be the demonstration site for the state. The program joins the world of work with the curriculum in the classroom. It provides teachers with lesson plans and student activities that enable students to become team workers. Students learn to analyze a real life workplace problem and apply information and skills needed to solve it.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 13, 1986
 Steven Nicholas Howe has joined the law firm of Busald, Funk, Zevely of Florence. He will expand the firm’s range of service in personal injury, social security claims, civil and criminal litigation. Steve graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law on May 17, 1986, and is a 1979 graduate of Grant County High School. He and his wife Monica, live in Independence.

Airman 1st Class Pat O’Hara, son of Robert W. and Deloris J. O’Hara of Corinth, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. During the six weeks of training the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations. He is a 1983 graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 17, 1961
Next time you’re in the middle of things – cooking dinner, or up to your elbows in suds – and the telephone rings – think how handy a kitchen extension would be. The cost is 50 cents a month – and for a reasonable additional cost you can make it a handsome color phone or a pretty Princess phone. To order, call the telephone company or ask the man on the telephone truck.

Judy Drive-In Theatre on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge shows start at 7:30 p.m., In-car heaters and a Double feature.
“Flight of the Lost Balloon,” starring Marshall Thompson, Mala Powers, James Lanphier and Douglas Kennedy. Don’t see this picture unless you take the special motion sickness pill provided. Plus,‘The Unforgiven’ starring  Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, John Saxon and Charles Bickford.