Looking Back: September 13, 2000
By Dixie Terry
From the September 13, 2000 edition of the local newspaper, we read that the Junior High Lady Blackcats won first place in the Herrin Softball Tournament, 2-0, with Kacey Coonce pitching 18 strikeouts. Pictured were: Bridgett Eastman, Shawna Edwards, Jordan Francis,Mia Deaton, Lacey Jones, Courtney Hastings, Jessica Hopkins, Collette Calvert, Tiffany Dunn, Kara Kirby, Stephanie Harrison, Katie Waterhouse, Kacey Coonce, Tephany Dutton, Melissa Davis, Holly Meade and Coach R. D. Black.
The annual Schierbaum Reunion will be held on Sunday at Ferne Clyffe, with a horseshoe throwing contest, after a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Betty Martin, Peggy Wheaton and ten others from Southern Illinois traveled to Washington, D.C. to voice their opinion on abortion, while passing out tracts. They also got to tour the White House and sit in on a Senate meeting.
With the changing of the weather, the Lake of Egypt has cooled down to about 85 degrees, making for better fishing. Tom Samples over at Pyramid Acres Marina said the fishing has been great, with bass being caught with top water lures around the grassy areas. A fisherman came in Monday, a bit after 6 a.m. with 25 catfish, caught with shrimp as bait.
The Eagle Point Bay Ladies Group met for a brief business meeting on Wednesday, before heading over to the lakeside home of Margie and Bill Dick, to tour their beautiful flower-filled yard. Margie and Julie Stewart served a lovely lunch afterwards.
Congratulations to Jeremy James, who has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C. A 1998 grad of GHS, he is the son of Angela and Allen James and the grandson of Henry James.
Lakeside church services will be held from a boat at the McKinney Chapel Church on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.
On Sept. 8, the GHS Technology Class of John Dycus held a paper airplane contest, with these winners pictured: Sam Vicari, 1st; Daryl Optande, 2nd; and Scott Miller, 3rd.
Three residents solved the Mystery Photo with the correct identity being Pauline Spiller. The name of June Felts was drawn from those of June Thornton and Heather Sullivan. June won 25 patio blocks, compliments of Goreville Concrete.
Pauline Schuey was born in a home delivery north of Goreville on Oct. 6, 1924, to Claude and Myrtle Bowyer Schuey. She had one brother, Leonard Schuey, who died in World War II. Pauline attended Cana, a country school, and graduated from GHS in 1941. She attended SIU, majoring in Home Economics, graduating in 1945. Pauline was married to Bon Spiller in 1945 at Cobden. They had two sons: Jack of Emporia, Kansas, and Sam of Scottsdale, Arizona. Pauline worked on the family farm, where they raised apples and peaches. She also was a substitute teacher at Goreville schools. She helps now at Late Bloomer’s Restaurant in downtown Goreville, where she says she works for food, plus she has lots of fun there. Last week she wore glasses, a mustache, and thick eyebrows for the Mystery Photo, which she has now removed. She lists her hobby as bird watching.
The Centurians against the Blackcats proved no battle at all, with a 6-0 win for the Cats. Justin Vaughn pitched a shutout, walking one and striking out six.
And, so it was, on September 13, 2000, in Goreville and Lake of Egypt.