Dixie's Remember When

Looking Back: December 1, 1999

By Dixie Terry
Seen in the December 1, 1999 edition of the Goreville Gazette was a photo of the GHS FFA team, who had placed 4th in a Sectional Forestry Competition. They were: Michael Retz; Justin Francis; Scott Miller; Jeff Robison, AG teacher; David Bozman, FFA advisor;Jason Huey; Ian Brooks; and Seibert Tregoning.

The Goreville School Board met on Nov. 15, with these members present: Kenny Robison, Dale Bishop, Bill Pfeffer, Lynn Stone, Jack Vahle, with absentees being Jay Franklin and Eddie Billingsley. The board approved a motion to sell $2,075,000 in school bonds to Harris Bank, the results to fund the local share of the school construction grant and refunding of outstanding bonds. Principal Pamela Reuscher reviewed the school improvement plan for 1999-2000, which was accepted with all members voting yes.

Jason Billingsley, sports editor of the “Murray State News” at Murray State University, attended the National College Media Convention in Atlanta, with staff members of the college newspaper. The staff received the National Pacemaker Award. Billingsley, a 1997 graduate of GHS is a Print Journalist Major at MSU.
Pictured were Hubert and Helen Kerley, whose children are to host their 70th wedding anniversary celebration at Gilead Church, near Simpson, on Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. Their friends and family are invited.

Local students who were honored by being in the “Who’s Who Among American High school Students” included these from GHS: Lindsey R. Blue, Janelle R. Craig, Kaela G. Fischer, John M Holsinger, Stephen P. Jones, Adam S. Kir by, Veronica L. Lopez, Theb J. Sexton, Clint Carroll, Marshall S. Dunn, Eddy C. Foster, Sarah L. Jenkins, Kyle L. Kellums, Amanda J. Landreth, Leslie A. Peas, and Nicki Webb.

Congratulations to Randy and Karen Jones of Crestwood Estates at Lake of Egypt, on the arrival of their son, Zachary Randall, born on Nov. 16 at Marion Memorial.

The Merry Makers 4-H Club is selling raffle tickets for a whole processed hog, with tickets available from members at $2 each or 3 for $5.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Goreville Pentecostal Church are selling their famous peanut brittle candy. Pick it up at Lois Hancock’s beauty shop on Fly Avenue.

Late Bloomer’s Restaurant of Shirley and Doyal Coonce offers a “Deer Hunters’ Breakfast” at 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2-4 for the firearm deer season.

The GHS Lady Blackcats won their Round Robin Basketball Tournament last week.

An unusually long Fall continues to boast of blooming flowers, with all of us knowing it has to end soon.

A full-time teller is needed at the Goreville branch of Union Planters Bank. The Toy Box Home Day Care has three opening for newborn through age 4, at $15 per day.

Scenic Ridge welcomes deer hunters to enjoy home cooking and friendly southern atmosphere, at Exit 40 off I-57 and Goreville road, 7 days a week.

Goreville Boy Scouts were scouting for food on Nov. 13, joined this year for the first time, by Girl Scouts. Residents responded by donating 2,300 items of food products. The Goreville Ministerial Alliance will be using a portion of this by filling fifty boxes with food for those less fortunate, just before Christmas. The leaders of the local troops include: Russ Large, Boy Scout Leader. Jeannie Cook, Teresa Sellers, Tim Coffey and Cheri Rautenstrauch, with the Cub Scouts. Julie Hall and Penny Story, Brownies leaders.

All guesses were incorrect for last week’s Mystery Picture, who was Steven Neal Kelley, son of Carl and Myrtle Dunn Kelley. He is married to Karyn Dallop and their children are Emily, age 5, and Nicholas, 14 months.

The Goreville Junior High Blackcats lost to Metropolis on Nov. 22, 69-21. Scoring were: Derek Sisk-5. Danny Montgomery–5. David Ragain–2. Shane McGuire–2. Scotty Wade–1. Josh Sullivan–6, as top point man.

And so it was, on Dec. 1, 1999, in Goreville and Lake of Egypt.

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