Looking Back

LOOKING BACK Nov. 24, 1999

By Dixie Terry
In the Nov. 24, 1999, edition of the local newspaper were seen the candidates for the GHS homecoming coronation, which will be on Friday, Dec. 3, followed by the basketball game versus the Cobden Appleknockers. A dance will follow the coronation ceremony. Pictured were: Mirah Burlison, Janelle Craig, Megan Webb, Leah Montgomery, Eddy Foster, Kyle Kellums, Clint Carroll and not pictured was Jon Oetting.

The parents of the queen candidates are Darrell and Kathy Burlsion, Phil and Megan Webb, Candy Craig and Greg Craig, Pam Montgomery and the late Duco Montgomery. The parents of the king candidates are: Eddie and Joni Foster, Jim and Deb Kellums, Billy and Peggy Carroll, Mike Oetting and Elena Voigt.

Pictured was Tommy Haught, Jr., the son of Tommy and Mary Haught of Glendale Heights, formerly of Goreville, who is a graduate of SIU-C and John Marshall Law School in Chicago, who was recently sworn in as an attorney in a special ceremony by a Judge of the Supreme Court. Tommy Haught, Jr. is also the grandson of Cleddis Haught of Goreville.

Trisha Hudson, Goreville, was one of thirty students chosen to receive the Student of Achievement Award of KMOX Radio and kETC Channel 9. She will receive a $200 U. S. Savings Bond, gifts from sponsors and a plaque.

The Junior High Blackcats broke their six-game losing streak with a 64-51 win over New Simpson Hill Mustangs. Scoring was done by Scott Wade, 8. Seth Maze, 4. Derek Sisk.13. Shane McGuire, 6. Chris Parmley, 8. and Danny Montgomery, 25.

In the obituaries, was Ola May Billingsley, 99, who was born on April 23, 1900. She was the daughter of Robert Ragain and Nora Humphrey Ragain. She was married to Ogle Samuel Billingsley, who had passed away in 1980. Her survivors include Dale Billingsley and wife, Virgie, and Louise Carter, plus seven grands, 11 step-grands, 11 greats, 13 step-greats, 2 great-greats, and a half-brother, William Eldon Ragain.

Pictured were FFA members who had participated in an archery contest in Eddyville, receiving a fifth place win. They were: Justin Francis, Doug Mead, Tyler Parrish, Steven Craig, and Jason West.

The Mystery Photo of last week ws identified by five residents: Dean Newton, Jim Newton, Junior Johns, Carla Newton and Cheryl Newton, whose name was drawn for the prize of two Sunday dinners at the Three-Mile Restaurant at Scenic Ridge, west of Goreville.

The mystery person was Jennifer Martin, who was born on Feb. 26, 1977, at Marion Memorial Hospital, to Ronnie and Linda Cook Martin. Her brothers are Glenn of Karnak and Donnie, deceased. Her sisters are Julia Stites of Vienna and Jovanna Martin of Arkansas.

Jennifer attended Goreville schools and graduated in 1995 from GHS. She attended Shawnee Community College and received a certificate as a medical office assistant, in 1998. She became an employee at her current position as a receptionist at the Marion Medical Clinic.

She is a member of the Goreville Pentecostal Church. Jennifer’s hobbies are walking and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Pictured was Mark Faulkner, head pro at Lake of Egypt Country Club, who was recently featured in “Gateway Golf,” a monthly magazine, as its “Player of the Year.” He recently took over as head pro and superintendent at the golf club, after his dad, Ernie, retired after 20 plus years. Mark is a VHS and Ole Miss graduate and lives in Carterville, with his wife and children.

And so it was, on Nov. 24, 1999, in Goreville and Lake of Egypt.

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