50 YEARS AGO
December 22nd, 1966
Star of Wonder…
The miraculous light of a star shone in the heavens, and angel voices heralded the coming of The Savior, on that Holy Night nearly two thousand years ago. May the spirit of the Nativity…the awe and wonder of Simple shepherds, the rejoicing and reverence of the wise men… be with us in this blessed Christmas season, and may it inspire us always in our hope for peace, brotherhood and understanding.
The Ohio County Skeet and Gun club honored its only lady member, Mrs. Charles (Sylvia Fancher) Kelly, December 18th with a special “Sylvia Kelly Home Shoot”. Mrs. Kelly has belonged to the Gun Club for six months. All trophies were awarded Sunday in the name of the lady member and her name appeared on each one. Mrs. Kelly won the High Lady Trophy.
Mrs. Earl W. (Harriette) Danbury will retire this week after more than 35 years as the regular organist of the First Presbyterian Church of Rising Sun.
At Christmas Time
by Gerald Dunaway
As we now approach this time of year
There is very much to see,
Lighted houses, Christmas trees
Happy smiles there is sure to be.
To me these things are very nice
I’m sure you must agree.
But today I would like to tell you,
What Christmas means to me.
A very, very long time ago,
In the town of Bethlehem,
God sent a gift to all the world
A son, Jesus as we know him.
Born in a stable no crib for a bed
For there was no room at the inn.
It came upon a midnight clear,
The birth of Jesus, the Savior of men.
O night, O night, The Lord has come,
This the angels did sing.
The Wise Men were gathered
All around him.
And rejoicing over the Newborn King.
So remember during this Christmas season,
To keep it merry and bright.
And keep in mind God’s gift
Sent to take away the sins of you and I.
Now showing at the Palace Theatre in Aurora – Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and also showing in color, McHale’s Navy. Next up will be The Swinger with Ann Margaret and Tony Franciosa, also The Singing Nun with Debbie Reynolds.
NOTICE: Effective first week of January 1967. Banking hours at Rising Sun State Bank (Main Street) will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day including Saturday, except Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Interest on savings accounts is 3½ percent and certificates are 4 percent.
Pvt. John D. Waller has been stationed at Kaiser’s Lantern, Germany; Army Private Larry G. Turner completed a cooking course at Fort Leonard, Missouri. During the course he was trained in cake and pastry baking, meat cutting, learned to prepare and serve food in Army mess halls and in the field. Also serving is Sp4 Rodney W. Romans.
Santa Claus flew to Rising Sun for a couple of visits on the Saturday afternoons of December 10 and 17. He was met at the airport by the firemen who escorted him into town on the fire engine and was serenaded by the Rising Sun High School band, the group paraded through the streets, before Santa entered his castle on the city building lawn. There he greeted the children, made note of all requests and gave out treats.