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TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12.8.11

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Nov. 28, 1996

Wanda Simpson, representing the Grant County Citizen Foster Care Review Board (CFCRB), attended the 1996 CFCRB Training conference held in Owensboro. More than 750 volunteers across the state serve as Citizen Foster Care Review Board members. These review case files of more than 7,000 children that are placed in foster care. The reviewers guarantee children receive services while in alternative care and ensure every effort is being made to locate permanent placement for these children.

A volleyball banquet was held in the Middle School cafeteria. The seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams celebrated a sucessful season. The seventh grade finished the season with seven wins and seven losses. The eighth grade finished their season with a record 14 wins and nine losses, they also placed second at the Newport tournament. At the banquet, awards were given out to the seventh and eighth grade team members to award the girls for their hard work.

Nov. 27, 1986

Jessica Ann Padgett, daughter of J.R. and Sheryl Webster of Cordova and a kindergartner at Mason-Corinth Elementary, was recently in a preliminary Sunburst USA Beauty Pageant which was held in Elizabethtown. Jessica placed third in her division; also she received three trophies and two crowns for prettiest hair and best smile. Jessica is now eligible to go to the state pageant which will be held in May.

If you want to see work by some of the area’s talented young artists, it’s on display at the Grant  County Courthouse in Sheriff Charlie Hudson’s office. On exhibition for the month of December are the Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School art classes. Middle school art teacher Pat Hund’s students will be on display for another week. Jeff Martin’s high school students will be featured until the end of December.

Dec. 1, 1961

The Grant County Library and Bookmobile received a check for $600 from the Library Extension Division in Frankfort. This represents Grant County’s part of the state funds available to public libraries and must all be used to buy new books for the bookmobile and library, the board stated. The amount of money received by each county from the State is based on the amount of funds appropriiated to the library by the local county government.

U.S. Forces, Germany – Bobby L. O’Neill, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. O’Neill, Route 2, Dry Ridge, recently was promoted to specialist four in Germany where he is assigned to the 504th Signal Battalion. Specialist O’Neill, a signal supply clerk in the battalion’s headquarters, entered the army in June 1960 and received basic training at Fort Knox. He arrived overseas in September 1961. He is a 1960 graduated of Grant County High School.