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LOOKING BACK: A look at Clark County’s news of the past

50 years ago

Nov. 4, 1969

— Miss Marilyn Chism, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Chism, was elected reporter of the Kentucky Association of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Chism is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School.

Nov. 5, 1969

— A total of 3,855 Clark Countians went to the polls this week.

— From the classifieds: 1964 Chevrolet sedan, $795; 1965 Chevrolet impala, $1,295; 1964 Pontiac 4-door, $995.

Nov. 6, 1969

— “To Walk on the Moon,” a film depicting the history of America’s space program up to and including last July’s walk on the moon, was presented at the weekly luncheon of the Winchester Kiwanis Club at Brown Proctor Hotel.

— From the ads: Begley’s Drug Store grand opening sale, your first prescription free! Nestle candy bars four for 25 cents; rain bonnets, 5 cents; coloring books, 10 cents; ladies scarves, four for $1.

Nov. 7, 1969

— A strike of hourly production workers at Rockwell-Standard ended as union members voted to return to work. The strike began about 6 a.m. when union members prevented hourly employees on the first shift from entering the plant. Additionally, some workers on the third shift left early after reporting “sick.”

Nov. 10, 1969

— “Wanted: A slogan for Winchester.” The Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for a slogan contest to find an “appropriate” slogan for Winchester and is offering $50 to the eligible entrant whose slogan is judged best.

— GRCHS speech students participated in a speech tournament at Notre Dame High School in Covington. Winning superiors were Vanessa Oaks, extemporaneous speaking, and Judy Huls, reading and poetry.

— A 104-acre farm about eight miles east of here off Iron Works Road sold at public auction for $19,800.