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 1984 Saw Directors Elected for State Bank of Carthage


Directors were elected at the annual shareholders’ meeting of the State Bank of Carthage. New directors include Richard Earnest, John A. Kelley, Donald Stoten Sr., High F. Weber, Jack F. Tweedy and Dr. Homer L. Hensler. Memorial services were also held for Fred W. Parrish and Frank Alexander. Both men had served the bank for several years and had passed away last year.

A 30th wedding anniversary open house was held on February 5 for Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Manning, and another open house will honor Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, celebrating their 25th anniversary, also on February 5.  Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Steward will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on February 5 in Carthage.

A satellite H&R Block franchise has opened in Knightstown and will be operated by a local man. Bill Gorman, an area resident his entire life, is owner and operator of the tax preparation firm. Gorman lives in Raysville with his wife and their two sons, Donald and B.J.



Lisa Richmond of Carthage has been named the DAR Good Citizen for 1973-74. Lisa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Richmond.

The Citizens National Bank Board of Directors voted last week to sell the Citizens Insurance Agency to R.L. Leakey, owner of the Ted Leakey Insurance Agency in Knightstown.

Army Specialist 5 Ronald E. Stewart, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stewart of Shirley, was presented the Army Commendation Medal at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Twenty-five members of the Knightstown Over Sixty Opportunists celebrated their anniversary with a pitch-in dinner at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Augustus Coburn; Vice-President, Mrs. John Willis; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Thomas Buck; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Robert Hockersmith; Treasurer, Mary Cougill; Hostess Chairman, Mrs. Fred Hardin.



The Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department gave a dinner honoring Lowell Hague for his 34 years of service to the department. Mr. Hague will now act as a reserve fireman.

An electric transformer failed at New Castle, plunging the Henry County Hospital into a total blackout for four hours.

Ralph L. Silver, 73, who operated the old Knightstown Body Company for 14 years, died unexpectedly at his apartment.

Byron Leaser, pastor of the Knightstown Friends Church, received the “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” award from the Business and Professional Women’s Club during their annual civic night.

Betty Ann Sylvester was honored on her 16th birthday with a party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Sylvester. Guests were John Thompson, Nancy Lindsay, Leonard Lowder, Judy Brammer, Becky Vest, Jim Linville, Hallie Plank and Ruth Ann Casey.



Mrs. Harold Anderson entertained for her daughter, Jeanne’s, ninth birthday. Guests were Judy Sorrell, Judith Lewark, Barbara Stacy, Mary June Thomas, Amelia Knight, Quelda Watson, Jacqueline Keen, Chelia O’Neil, Marcella Anderson and Roberta Brown.

Leslie Williams, who moved to Knightstown a few weeks ago from New Castle, was appointed town marshal at the special meeting of the council. Other applicants were Ernest Cox, Bert Miller, Oliver Ellis and Lawrence Gorman.