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 Triarsi Presents Barry Elzey With Optimist Honor


For the second time Barry Elzey was named Knightstown “Optimist of the Year” during a ceremony held earlier this week. Out-going President Tony Triarsi presented Elzey with the award. He also won in 1977. Newly installed officers include President Don Hopkins, Vice-President Jack Hunter, Second Vice-President Gary Roberts, Secretary-Treasurer Jules Elzey, two-year board members Jerry Grilliott, Bill Kohler and Tom Rogers, one-year board members Mark Ellis, Phil Hamm and Dick Richey.

Knightstown Twirlers, under the direction of Diane Storie, marched in the Carthage Fall Festival Parade Saturday. Members of the Twirlers include Amanda Bohler, Shannon Reed, Kelly Roland, Natalie Elliott, Maggie Denton, Angela Reed, Laura Miller, Kelli Storie, Rita Dickerson, Shonda Gossett and Malissa Winter.

Missy White, a senior at Knightstown High School, was crowned queen of the Carthage Fall Festival Saturday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert White of Carthage.

Five new teachers have joined the Charles A. Beard School Corporation this year. They include Beverly Elliott, David Poole, James Alt, Susan Leonard and Martina Scott.

Kathy Ratliff Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Ratliff of Knightstown, received notice last week that she has passed her bar exam, which she took in July.

Jeff’s Radio and TV, owned by Harold and Violet Jeffrey of Knightstown, will be closing its doors after 32 years of service.

The Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department recently placed first in the 13A district fire tourney held in Greenfield. Eight area fire departments participated in the tourney.

Team members included Steve Nelson, Billy Williams, Darron Sparks, Ron Hamilton, Bob Schaeffer, Gary Adams, Jeff Van Hoy, Steve Lowring, Mel Matlock, Tom Nelson and Donnie Martin.



Denise Hinton was named Miss Fall Festival during the queen pageant held last week at the Carthage Fall Festival. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hinton of Carthage.

Mrs. L.A. Cortner was named the Central Division Chairman of the National Americanism Committee of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Lucy, a black and tan coon dog owned by Steve Adams and Gary Roy, won the Indiana Coon Hunters’ Association state championship coon hunt held recently at Anderson.



Mrs. Glen Mattix of Knightstown was installed Grand Chief of the Indiana Pythias Sisters at the 71st Annual Grand Temple session at Indianapolis last week.

The Bash Garage at Carthage, operated by Jim Ellis, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. The blaze also threatened the Carthage Community Center. The annual Fall Festival was in progress at the time, but there were no injuries reported. Fire trucks were already mobilized to participate in the festival parade.



Knightstown Teen Town Canteen elected officers for the coming year. John Walls was elected president; Harold Brammer, chief of police; George Anderson Jr., finance; and Evelyn Borror, secretary.

Members and guests of the Avon Club celebrated the opening of their 50th year with a cooperative dinner at the home of the new president, Mrs. Phillip Scudder.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keats are the parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, born last Tuesday at Henry County Hospital.

Bill Moor, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Moor, Knightstown, is attending Oklahoma A&M College.




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