Friday, July 23, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - July 24, 1985

Bobby Lee Gillis died at age 99. He was son of David Gillis (log house at Jean Gillis Park). He was Ordinary (Probate Judge) 1949-1960. His interview was published in the newspaper and Million Pines Souvenir Book. (I still have the micro cassette recording somewhere.)

A hearing at ECJC showed solid support against county consolidation from those who spoke. Several counties were included, Treutlen being one.

Chamber, Development Authority, and other leaders sought advice from the Department of Community Affairs.

Windsor wrote about Air Force Captain Delma Dickens, whose remains had just been returned from Vietnam after 12 years. (It took 3 more years for the VA to recognize the extreme harm of Agent Orange.)

Ricks wrote about the newspaper's IBM PC, stating that he liked it because it was just as impersonal as he was. (Foolish middle-aged man!)

Aurelia Brantley offered her solution to the gnat problem: "Seal them up in something, and send them to the bottom of the ocean."

Gloria Ricks Dixon (Charles and Vickie's daughter) became director of public relations of Hearst Magazines Division.

Bob Green (Old Crooked Run) became Associate of the Georgia Baptist Brotherhood Department.

Banes Reports: Wanda Goss visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goss.

Rosemont VBS averaged 53 children per night.

BOE aproved covered walkway from the first grade building to the remodeled duplex.

Dedra McNeal and Erica Brown showed off two monster zuchinnis grown by "Papa" Emory Morgan.

William A. Ricks 
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