Dixie's Remember When

Looking Back: June 3, 1998

By Dixie Terry
From the June 3, 1998, edition of the Goreville Gazette, is pictured “Mr. and Miss Blackcat,” of the Goreville Schools Annual Sports Award Reception, held on May 11.  Receiving the coveted award were Anne Pfeffer and Kyle Massey.  She is the daughter of Bill and Dorothy Pfeffer and he is the son of Bob and Teresa Massey.

The GHS track team, with coaches Mark Patterson and Cindy Harner, was pictured as they headed to Mt. Vernon for the state meeting on May 12.  Shown were:  Eddie Jones, Jason Huey, Vic Vicari, Jeff Triest, Scott Kirby, Casey Fisher, Kara Patterson, Lindsey Fisher, Connie Vicari, Brandi Funburg, Brooke Rickert, Addy Stone, Tiffany Stroud and Amanda Hood.

The folks at Eagle Point Bay held their birthday party on the 29th with President Cliff Alley welcoming sixty guests for ice cream, cake and lemonade.

Roland and Janet Kirby are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Nathan Anthony, on May 3.  His big brother is 4-year-old Matthew.  Grandparents are Bob and Jeanette Kirby, Goreville, and an uncle, Raymond Kirby of Arizona.

The school board selected two teachers for an advanced computer training.  The board also approved purchasing computer hardware to support their federal technology grant, funded through a lease agreement with Magna Bank.

Five residents solved last week’s “mystery picture,” that of Pauline Vaughn.  Roger A. Craig’s name was drawn from the following:  Hazel Girtman, Daphne Sullivan, Ramona Craig and Cecile Morgan.

Pauline Vaughn was born at Kelley’s Crossing in Williamson County on July 13, 1918, to Lloyd and Ella Kelley Cox.  Her brothers are Junior, Goreville, and Wayne, Marion, and her sisters are Opal Houghlan and Margie Cox, both of Phoenix, and Jeanette Kirby, Goreville.

She attended Cana and Goreville Schools and graduated from GHS in 1937. 

Pauline was married to Len Vaughn in 1937, in Blytheville, Arkansas.  They have one son, Gary Len.     She worked at the family business, Vaughn Grocery Store, for 25 years and at the commissary of Anna State Hospital for 20 years.

Pauline is a member of McKinney Chapel Church and was a member of the Goreville Women’s Club for fifty years. Her hobbies include planting flowers and taking care of her yard.

Making the vice-president’s list at Shawnee Community College, from Goreville, were:  Jessica Adams, Katrina Barnes, Candice Martin, Kimberly Travelstead and Casey Triest.  On the president’s list were Dana Franklin and Genny Terry-McDonald.   

And, so it was, looking back at June 3, 1998.

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