Thursday, October 14, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - October 15, 1980

Janet Johnson and Beth Cullens were Homecoming Queens.

Congressman Billy Evans attended dedication Soperton's new fire-police station.

Windsor's column was news from the Soperton Sentinel, 1916, 1917.

Ricks's column was about his 1961 classmate Roy Gene Thigpen, a loyal fan of country music (when country wasn't cool).  The induction of Johnny Cash that week into the Country Music Hall of Fame inspired the column. 

50 Years Ago: 1930 was a good year for cotton: 5,261 Treutlen bales ginned prior to October 1. Only 3,875 ginned the same period in 1929.

Pine Poll: What one thing does Treutlen County need most? A theater jobs, cooperation, complete school air conditioning.  Most responses: industry, retail businesses, chain grocery, chain fast food, activities for youth. One response: "We don't need anything, since we already have everything."

Teen of the Week: Suzanne Meeks.

Coleman's Bar-B-Q of Tarrytown: $ 3.95 catfish buffet; $3.50 barbecue buffet, drink included.

Lions Club created a perpetual plaque for STAR Student and Teacher.  Joe Mullis, Jr. was the first STAR Student in 1959. All names through 1980 were listed. (The plaque had space to go through 1998.  Wonder if THS is still doing it?)

Vikings lost narrowly to SCD.

FFA officers: George McLendon, VP Alvin Heath, Marty Hooks, President Danny Shepherd, Larry Atkins, Treasurer Royce Fowler.

William A. Ricks 
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