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Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School




Holbrook completes advanced training

Army Pvt. Norman L. Holbrook, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Holbrook, Thornton, Ky., is scheduled to complete advanced individual training May 4 with the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Tex. Soon after completing his specialized training, Holbrook is slated to depart for his new assignment with the Fourth Armored Division in Germany. The Fourth is a major unit of the NATO shield of defense in Europe. He entered the Army last November. A 1954 graduate of Whitesburg High School, Holbrook attended Union College.

Yellowjackets drub Combs; avenge loss

Last Friday evening the Whitesburg High School Yellowjackets avenged an earlier season loss by dropping 54th district power Dilce Combs at the local gym. The Jackets whipped their foe by overcoming a halftime deficit of two points and later came back, midway in the third frame, to take the lead 33-30. The Yellowjackets’ defensive tactics were superb as they held the high-scoring Panthers to a minimum. The Burtonmen were paced by forward Charlie Hall and outstanding rebounder for the Jackets Sydney Blair, each with 12, while Begley threw in 15 for the losing Panthers.



In a slow starting first period, the Jackets collected only seven to their opposition’s 17. In the second farce, the Jackets tallied eight to the Panthers’ none. Halftime score 17-15. In the third canto, the Jackets rallied and took the lead at the end of the third period, 28-24. In the final stanza, each team collected 16 points to make the final score, 44-40.

(The above article from the March 5, 1959 Mountain Eagle)

Whitesburg PTA festival to begin at 6 p.m. Friday

The annual Fall Festival of Whitesburg grade and high schools will start at 6 p.m. Friday. The first event on the program will be an auction by Bob Stansberry and Don Crosthwaite, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. After that will come variety shows by adults and students. Continuous performances are scheduled.

Among other features of the festival will be hula hoop and folk game contests and coronation of a King and Queen.

Booths at the festival will include a sweet shop, fish pond, hotdog stand.

The PTA November meeting is set for 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the school lunchroom. A film, “Mike Makes His Mark,” will be included on the program.

(The above article from the November 6, 1958 Mountain Eagle)

Sally Amburgey: Wildlife Club; Music Club; F.T.A.; Pep Club; Bible Club. B. 11- 5-1941; Ambition-Nightclub Entertainer; Favorite Song- “You Know What I Like”; Favorite Expression-Don’t tell me, let me guess. Advice to underclassmen-Have fun while you can.

Carlos Brown: “W” Club; B. 5- 3- 1940; Ambition- Mechanic; Favorite Song- “Charley Brown”; Favorite Expression-Bless you child. Advice to underclassmen- Don’t try to sleep in Miss Raleigh’s English Class.

Merita Joyce Cook-Bible Club-President Junior year, Vice-President Senior year; Nurses Club; Beta Club. B. 11-3-1940; Ambition-Reach My Goals; Favorite Song- “My Jesus, I Love Thee”; Expression-None.

Lester Fields-B. 2-18-39; Ambition-Teacher; Favorite Song-“Satisfied”; Favorite Expression-“Now hush!”; Advice to underclassmen- Keep striving on, and you will reach your goal to success. Advice to underclassmen- Keep striving on, and you will reach your goal to success.

Phyllis Holbrook-B. 2-16- 1941; Ambition-Secretary; Favorite Song- “With the Wind and The Rain in Her Hair”; Favorite Expression- Dog my cats; Advice to underclassmen Study hard.

Bobby Kincer-B. 6-6- 1940; Ambition-Get rich; Favorite Song- “Love Me Tender”; Favorite Expression“ Gee-Whiz”.

Doris Lucas-Bible Club; B. 11-6-1940; Ambition-To marry the boss; Favorite Song-“Hurting Inside”; Favorite Expression-“Holy mackerel”; Advice to underclassmen To Mack Lucas, Study Hard.

Tommy Ro- mine-8-14-1940; Ambition- Be a success; Favorite Song- “White Lightning”; Favorite Expression-Too wet to plow; Advice to underclassmen-Be good to Miss Raleigh.

Josephine Sexton-Bible Club; F.T.A. Club; B. 12-26- 1939; Ambition-Teacher or secretary; Favorite Song- “Pink Shoelaces”; Favorite Expression-“If I only knew the answer I would be satisfied.”; Advice to underclassmen Keep up your notebooks and always turn in your daily work.

Nolan Webb-Hi-Y Club; Pep Club; Wildlife Club; B. 1-13-1941; Ambition-Get out of school; Favorite Song- “White Lightning”; Favorite Expression-“Crazy”.

Patricia Webb-Pep Club; Bible Club; Music Club; B. 6-29-41; Favorite Song-“My Heart is an Open Book”; Favorite Expression-“Well really”; Advice to underclassmen Don’t let studies interfere with fun.

Donald Ray Williams: Favorite Song- “I Got a Woman”; Favorite Expression- Good morning; Advice to underclassmen-Stay healthy, you will make it.

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