Pulaskians Know About Buzzard Nests by
Us Pulaski Countians may not have much book learning; but when it comes to just plan, everyday information, we have no peer.
A case in point is when Joe Crow out at Nelson Valley asked the readers of this good newspaper to tell him where buzzards build their nests. Crow said he's never seen one in his life.
Friends, I ain't never seen nothing like it. Cards and letters came in from all parts of the country and folks stopped your humble reporter on the street to tell me about buzzards.
Most everybody agrees that buzzards don't go in much for housekeeping. The big, ugly birds lay their eggs on a stump, a flat rock or under the edge of a cliff. When they hatch, the little fellers look sort of like goslings, and they'll puke all over you if you get to close to them.
Uncle Frank Harris out at Squib laughs about the time he ran across a buzzard's nest out at Indian Rock when he was a boy. He was squirrel hunting when he ran up on a nest and was anxious to get a close look at the little fellers. Them little birds didn't know who Frank was and one decided to puke right in his face.
They say you've never smelled an odor like when a little buzzard throws up. It'll make the hair on your head curl up.
McCreary Father Killed
A McCreary County father of three was found dead at his home yesterday morning, apparently a murder victim, according to McCreary County Coroner Chester Jones.
Charlie Lynch, 72, Whitley City, was found about 9:30 a.m. after his wife had reported the incident to McCreary County Sheriff Herman Hamlin.
Officers found Lynch lying on the floor in the living room of his home. He had been shot twice, once through the heart and once through a lung.
Coroner Jones estimated that the shooting took place sometime between midnight and 2 a.m., Tuesday.
Lynch's wife, the former Hazel Engleton, was taken into custody by the McCreary County Sheriff's Department, but was later released pending further investigation.
Three children, Charles, Jr., 7; Donald Ray, 6; and Carol, 1, survive their father.
Ronald H. Moss has been named to the newly created position, Customer Service Supervisor, for the General Telephone District in Somerset, it was announced today by District Manager Charles Baugh.
Moss, a native of Munfordsville, brings many years of diverse experience which will benefit the new operation. Moss joined General Telephone in 1966 as a staff assistant in the company's management trainee program.
In 1968 he was appointed Community Relations manager in the public affairs department in the general offices. In 1970 he moved into the personnel department as employment and development manager.
Moss graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1963 with a degree in industrial administration.
He and his wife Pat and son Michael will relocate into the Somerset area.
Key to the City
Captain William A. Wilson accepted a key to the city of Somerset on behalf of Lt. Col. Lawrence W. Hoffman, third Battalion Commander of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, from Somerset Mayor Jesse Wilson.
Hoffman was supposed to receive the key personally, but was not able to attend and sent Captain Wilson in his place.
Mayor Wilson was also presented an honorary certificate of membership into the 101st Airborne Division for his assistance to the U.S. Army Recruitment Program here in Somerset.
Young Runs Best Three Miles
Jerry Young, running for Somerset Community College, posted his best time of 14 minutes and 35 seconds in the three-mile run at the National Junior College Track & Field Championships in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday.
Young placed 13th in the three miler.
He graduated from SCC last semester and will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in the fall on a cross country and track & field scholarship.
Young leaves SCC with every distance record in the books.
His best time in the one mile is 4:17 and best in the two mile is 9:29.
Two Golf Tournaments Held
Member-guest and ladies' tournaments were held at the Somerset Country Club and a scramble tournament was played at Burnside Golf Club in area golfing activity this past weekend.
The team of Dr. Byron Owens and C.B. Owens won the member-guest with a 36-hole handicap score of 129.
The team of Donald Dick and Roddy McFall finished second with a 132 and Ron Stricklan and Tal Crawford finished third at 133.
In the ladies' tournament, Tommy Tucker had the low gross with 42 and Margaret Coffman won the throwout tournament,
At Burnside, the team of Bill Bowden and Jim Gooch won the scramble with a handicap score of 61 for 18 holes.
Prices at the A&P
Super-Right 8-Inch Cut Rib Steaks - $1.08 lb.
Daily Dog Food, 15 oz. can - 10 cents
Economy Bologna - 45 cents
Idaho Potatoes, 10 lb. bag. - 88 cents
Strawberries, qt. box - 69 cents
The following items are all 10 cents - Maclean's Toothpaste, Allen Chopped Greens, Janitor in a Drum, Waldorf Single Roll Toilet Tissue, Golden Rise Biscuits and Jiffy Cake Mix.
A bit of sophistication has been brought to Somerset with the opening of Fountain Galleries, located in the old library building at Fountain Square in the downtown district.
The new business is owned by Taylor Moore, Monticello, and managed by Mrs. Dorothy Boner of Somerset.
Featured is a selection of beautiful prints by famed artists, including Paul Sawyer, Don Whitlatch, Harold Collins and Don Ensor.
Also available in limited quantities are prints by Gene Gray, Ray Harm and Guy Coheleach.
The store specializes in custom framing and carries a complete line of prefabricated wood and metal frames.
Of Interest to Women
Local Families Vacation in Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mardis and children, Michael and Douglas, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Randolph and children, Becky and Jennie, have returned home from an eight-day vacation spent at Treasure Island, Florida. They also visited Walt Disney Land and other interesting places in the state.
Monday Night Cookout
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vanover and Mrs. Mary Amos, all of Dayton, Ohio, were the holiday weekend guests of Mr. Vanover's mother, Mrs. E.M. Vanover, and
Mrs. Joe E. Claunch at their home on Maple Street. They were entertained with a cookout Monday night with a guest list of eleven relatives and close friends.
Faw to Marry Cook
Miss Marcia Karen Faw is to marry Larry Ross Cook on Saturday, July 22, at the Oak Grove No. 2 Baptist Church.
Miss Faw is a 1972 graduate of Eubank High School and Mr. Cook is a 1969 graduate of Eubank High School and is presently self-employed.
Godby and Simmons to Wed
Miss Janice Godby is to marry Woodrow Simmons on July 15 at the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.
Miss Godby will be a senior majoring in English at Western Kentucky University this fall and Mr. Simmons, a graduate of Western, formerly with the Kentucky
Department of Highways in Somerset, is presently employed by Taylor and Taylor Realty of Glasgow, Ky.
Student Talent Show Held
The Parker Elementary Parent-Teacher Association held their annual student talent show on Friday night.
The Mistress of Ceremonies was Mrs. Larry Lay and the winners in first through fourth grade were: Tia Carter, Teresa Sadler and Beth Powell for their version of "I Got a Bran' New Key." Jeri Skelton and Susie Meece took second place for singing "Rockin' Robin."
Winners in the fifth and sixth grade contest were: Christopher Hines as the Rev. LeRoy and his Deacons Cornell Coffee, Jeff Hines, Sheila Goggins, Billy Carter, Denise Sandusky and as the Devil, Gregory Speedy Hines. Second place winners were Kim Meece, Mary Lou Harris and Mimi Skelton singing "The Great Traveler."
Five 4-H'ers to Attend Conference
Five Pulaski County 4-H members will attend a Leadership Conference in Lexington June5-9.
Kirk Correll, vice president of Kentucky 4-H will be bringing members: Billy Bacon, Paul Hurst, Kenneth Crowe and Jesse Correll.
A high point of the trip will be a visit to the state capitol in Frankfort.
News from May 29, 1940 - 79 Years Ago
Boy Shot Accidentally
Linville Sears, 12, son of George Sears, Dykes, was shot in the hip with a .22 rifle at his home on Tuesday. Members of the family said the gun was in the hands of Linville's brother Calvin. They said the shooting was due to an accident. The boy was treated at Somerset General Hospital and is recovering satisfactorily. Two Hurt in Accident
R. G. Williams, President of the First National Bank, suffered a broken left knee cap and a fractured knuckle in an automobile accident Thursday morning at 8:15 just north of Freedom Church on Highway 27.
Pope Walker, Executive Vice President on the bank, who was driving the car in which Williams was riding, received a badly bruised leg and minor cuts.
New Ice Cream Manager
Mr. Charles Fritts has been appointed manager of the Blue Grass Ice Cream Company on South Main Street and has taken up his new duties.
Mr. Raymond Baker, 19, and Miss Doxie Evelyn Bailey, 20, both of Oil Center.
Mr. Delbert Edwards, 24, and Miss Helena Sears, 16, both of Mt. Victory.
Mr. William Jessie Wells, 32, of Ula and Miss Audrey Sears, 22, of Mt. Victory.
Mr. Harvey Pumphrey, 30, and Miss Lizzie Todd, 32, both of Albia.
Faces From The Past
Kim Owens in 1992
Mayor Sandy A. Offutt in 1988
Eugene Norfleet in 1965
Christian F. Weigel
Neal Dockery of Homestead Real Estate in 1991
Catherine Owens in 1991