GOREVILLE — Pictured on the front page of the January 23, 1991, Goreville newspaper was the Blackcats basketball team who won third place in the South Egyptian Conference Tournament. Seen were: Benjie Kent, Todd Tripp, Kevin Verble, John Ray, Andy Morrison, Art Underwood, Jason Kline, Brian Underwood, Josh Franklin, Steve Francis, Brent Schuetz and Coach Jerry Qualls.
Jenny Hendee, averaging 27.3 points per game for the Lady Blackcats, connected with 39 points on Monday night, outscoring the entire Joppa team, in the Lady Cats opener in the SEC Round Robin Tournament, which continues this week at Century High. Other scorers for the Lady cats were: Ziemba, 8; Williams, 10; Poole, 3; Riepshoff, 4; Averitt, 2; and Sexton, 4.
To show their support for the American soldiers serving in the Middle East, students at the Goreville Schools are collecting peanuts. These will be mailed by the Johnson Co. Saudi Arabia Support Group for our local soldiers.
Goreville students named to the President;s List of Shawnee Community College were: Doug Atkins and Shirley Hancock. Named to the Dean’s List was Debra Yandell.
“Country Babies,” a unique store for consignment items for children, has tripled in size, on Lake of Egypt Road.
Pam Martin Realty on Broadway, offers an in-town home, very spacious and newly remodeled, for $32,000. Realtors include Philip Jones, Roseanna Poole, Rowena Montgomery and Marsha Billingsley.
The Goreville Pentecostal Church will be holding a soup kitchen on Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with homemade beef stew, corn bread, sheet cake, tea or coffee, free to everyone.
Goreville Mayor, J.W. Jenkins, underwent open heart surgery at St. John’s in Springfield and is recuperating nicely.
Miss Marci Johnson received an early birthday present, a brand-new Chrysler LeBaron convertible. The daughter of Jerry and Darla Johnson, her birthday will be Feb. 15, when she will turn 16 and get to drive the new gift.
A special tribute to the Johnson Co. men and women serving in Saudi Arabia will be at VHS on Saturday, prior to the varsity basketball game. All guesses for last week’s Mystery Picture of the Week were incorrect. Nancy Rickard was the mystery person. Nancy Kay Ford was born in Herrin Hospital on Oct. 4, 1955, to Ralph and Ella Marie Jackson Ford. She has two brothers, Larry and Curt Ford, and a sister, Cathy Tanner, all of Vienna.
She attended Limestone School in Kankakee and graduated from Vienna High in 1973.
Nancy was married to Pat Rickard on Dec. 31, 1990, at the United Pentecostal Church in Goreville.
She is employed in the dietary department of Hillview Healthcare in Vienna. Nancy’s hobbies are sketching and reading.
The Goreville Country Cafe at Broadway and Collins Sts., is now under new management.
The I.H.S.A. Girls Regional Tourney will be hosted by Vienna on Feb. 4-6-7. The Lady Blackcats will play the winner of Game 1 between Anna-Jonesboro and Shawnee at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6.
And so it was, on January 23, 1991.