Rising Sun Weekly 9-14-17


September 14, 1967

50 years ago

The Ohio County Council on Wednesday, September 6 passed an ordinance establishing a park board. On Saturday, September 2 the Ohio County Commissioners recommended the establishment of such a board. After discussion by the councilmen the ordinance was passed by a unanimous vote. According to the ordinance, the Ohio County Park and Recreation Board shall be nonpartisan. One member shall be appointed from each township and the appointment shall be made for staggered four-year terms by the Judge of the Ohio Circuit Court. The County Superintendent of Schools was appointed as an ex-officio member by the County Councilmen. As explained by County Attorney Henry A. Pictor, the primary purpose for the establishment of such a board is participation in state and federal recreational programs. Presently the office of Economic Opportunity is renovating, at federal expense, several park sites in the county. These will eventually be turned over to the direct supervision of the Ohio County Park and Recreational Board.

The annual Chicken Barbecue held Saturday by the Ohio County Rescue Service was a sell-out with 1700 dinners served. Miss Debbie Gary was crowned Queen of the Barbecue Saturday evening. The evening program also included performances by the Jr.-Sr. Rising Sun High School Bands and the Nite-Riders Combo.

Public Service – No bathroom fog: When drawing a tub of water, run the cold water in first until reaches a depth of about an inch, then add the hot water. No steam accumulates. Have you ever tried using dental floss instead of thread to sew on those collar buttons your husband so easily twists off his shirts. The will never come off again.

Twenty-two Rising Sun students last week began their vocational and technical training at the area Vocational School in Versailles. Students are transported by bus each morning to the school and returned to Rising Sun High School for afternoon classes. At the Vocational School, the students are enrolled in elective courses which are in addition to those needed for graduation. The afternoon classes at the high school complete the required courses necessary for graduation. Rising Sun seniors attending the Vocational School are: Gary Berkley, welding; John Billingsley, industrial machine repair; Linda Gridley, culinary arts; Ronnie Leive, industrial electricity; Kenneth Swanson, architectural drafting; and David Stegemiller, industrial electricity. Richard Stegemiller, a 1967 graduate of Rising Sun, is completing his second year of architectural drafting this year. Juniors attending the school are, Robert Bowman, vocational electronics; James Bush, auto body and paint; Jerry Caplinger, automotive technology; Carol Disbro, accounting; Roberta Green, accounting; James Henry, auto mechanics; Vicky Licking, data processing technology; Charles Meyers, industrial machine shop; Peggy Shaver, general clerical; Jeff Siekman, counter and parts-automotive; Jerry Styons, industrial machine shop; Roger Thayer, automotive technology; Cheryl Vinup, general clerical; Karen Waller, data processing technology; Roger Webster, auto mechanics; and Robert Shannon, off-set printing.

Students in grades 8-12 will be dismissed for lunch at 12:07 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. On Monday of each week students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:21 p.m. Students have 40 minutes for their lunch period each day.

Constitution Week: I, T. Duncan, Mayor of the City of Rising Sun, do hereby join with the President of the United States in proclaiming the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week and urge that the Flag of the United States be flown at all public and commercial buildings. Signed Mayor T. Duncan.

Miss Judy Obertate became the bride of Gary David Copeland in an impressive double-ring ceremony with Rev. Charles Noss officiating Saturday, September 2 at the Rising Sun Baptist Church in flower setting of mums, pom pom’s, stephanotis and ivy. Maid of Honor was Susanne Copeland and Barry Leive was Best Man.