Looking Back

LOOKING BACK Dec. 8, 1999

By Dixie Terry
In the Dec. 8, 1999, edition of the local newspaper, was pictured the Homecoming Royalty of GHS: Miniature Queen Shelbey Miller; Queen Leah Montgomery; King Kyle Kellums; and Miniature King, Colin Stone. Their parents are: Scott and Geri Miller, Pamela Montgomery and the late Duco Montgomery, Jim and Deb Kellums, and Chuck and Lynn Stone.

Attendants of the Junior Class were: Kaela Fishcher–Mark and Vanessa Fischer, escorted by Stephen Jones–Leon and Karen Jones. Cassie James–Allen and Angie James, escorted by Del Mayhew–Jo and Rodger Fox.

Sophomore Attendants were: Lindsey Fisher–Susie and Steve Albright and Henry Fisher, escorted by Eddie Jones–Ann Jones. Holly Wade, Rick and Beth Wade, escorted by /Justin Francis–Steve and Lorna Francis.

Freshman Attendants were: Brandi Funberg–Tammy Smith and Gary Funberg, escorted by Matt Blue–Alexis and Tracy Wilson. Tosha Massey–Bobby and Teresa Massey, escorted by Alex Fischer–Mark and Vanessa Fischer.

The basketball game was won by the Blackcats, 79-30, over the Cobden Appleknockers, followed by the coronation and a dance with music by “Memory Lane”, following a theme of “More than Words.”

A reported 280 deer were taken in Johnson County in the second season of shotgun hunting, with an overall total of 324, with an additional 54 from surrounding counties reported at the Vienna Station.

The village of Goreville is under a boil water order until further notice stated Village Clerk Bev Henson on the order issued by Dallas Maze, Water and Sewer Superintendent, on Monday.

John Froelich, son of Leo and Sue Froelich and a graduate of GHS, has been elected to serve as an undergraduate fellow at Centre College, a four-year liberal arts college.

Pictured were Elizabeth Reid, Buncombe, and Jeff Johnson, Goreville, who will be exchanging wedding vows on Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Lone Oak Church of Christ in Lone Oak, Ky. All friends and family are invited. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Doug Reid and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnson.

Rev. John and Alice Boyd, pastors of the Lick Creek Pentecostal Church, held their annual open house at their beautifully decorated home in Goreville, on Dec. 4, for their congregation of 150-175 members.

The men of the Goreville United Methodist Church will be serving a breakfast on the first Saturday of each month, 7-10 a.m.

The United Pentecostal Church will continue to have its delicious chicken and dumpling dinners as a fundraiser for their new building north of town.

Last week’s “Mystery Photo” proved to be a difficult one, until Will Grant solved the identity of Mary Lou Durham. He won a large thin crust pizza from “Dad’s Pizza.”

Mary Lou Lawrence was born in a home delivery on Nov. 7, 1927, at Tunnel Hill, to Lloyd and Zada Choate Lawrence. She has a brother, Dr. Wiliam R. Lawrence of Frankfort, Il.

Mary Lou attended the Tunnel Hill Grade School and graduated from Vienna High School in 1946.
She was married to Ned Durham of Goreville in 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas. They have one daughter, Brenda Hinckley. They also have a granddaughter, Ronda Kaufman and two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Dillon Rice.

Mary Lou worked for the General Telephone Co. for thirty years. She is a member of the Union 702 and the VFW Auxiliary. She lists her hobbies as reading and shopping.

Pictured were “Teachers of the Month,” Mary Marks for October and Cindy Harner for November, who were honored by the Junior High Student Council with bouquets of flowers. Mrs. Marks teaches 3rd grade and her students enjoy the science and conputer projects she provides. Mrs. Harner teaches Junior High Language Arts and is Assistant Softball Coach. Her students appreciate that she makes learning fun.

And so it was, on Dec. 8, 1999, in Goreville and Lake of Egypt.

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