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1954

Whitesburg Band participates In

Tug Valley festival

The Whitesburg Band under the direction of band instructor, Jack Taylor, participated in the festivities at the Tug Valley Festival at Williamson, W.Va. on Saturday. Ten bands took part in the marching, Whitesburg making an outstanding showing. This was not a competitive event, but much valuable experience was gained by the band members through the association with the outstanding bands, and the Whitesburg Band was highly commended for their performance.

Phyllis Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hall, reigning queen of the Big Sandy Valley Bowl, received recognition along with five other bowl queens.

During the evening the band was invited to the armory for a skating party and a dance at the Moose Club from 8 to 10 p.m.

(The above article from the May 15, 1954 Mountain Eagle.)

The 1954 Whitesburg Yellowjackets were 53rd District Tournament champions and runners-up in the 14th Region From left to right are 24-Eugene Sparks, 14-Bobby Kincer, 15-Wilgus Sexton, 13-Burky Holbrook, 19-Merida Logan, 21-Bert Bach, 16-James Crase, 17-Ralph Ogelvie, 22-Vernon Brown, 12-Rex Polly, 11-Robert Meade, 18-Buddy Fields, 23-Arlie Kincer. In the front are coaches Jim Boyd and Ray Pigman.

The 1954 Whitesburg Yellowjackets were 53rd District Tournament champions and runners-up in the 14th Region From left to right are 24-Eugene Sparks, 14-Bobby Kincer, 15-Wilgus Sexton, 13-Burky Holbrook, 19-Merida Logan, 21-Bert Bach, 16-James Crase, 17-Ralph Ogelvie, 22-Vernon Brown, 12-Rex Polly, 11-Robert Meade, 18-Buddy Fields, 23-Arlie Kincer. In the front are coaches Jim Boyd and Ray Pigman.

Kingdom Come falls to

Yellowjackets

With a 19-point spurt in the last quarter, the Jackets of Whitesburg defeated the Kingdom Come Wildcats 54-44 at Kingdom Come.

The local team made their best showing since the Cumberland game and at times looked very impressive. The Wildcats pressed all the way and the score at the quarter stops were 14- 13, 25-27 and 32-35. Then in the last quarter the Jackets began to pull away with a 16-point lead at one stage.

Logan, the Jacket pivot man, played by far his best game of the season in scoring 14 points and playing well under the boards before leaving via the foul route. Wig Sexton also looked impressive in tallying 17 points with 12 of these coming in the crucial last quarter.

High man for Kingdom Come was McNulty with 13 points with Looney garnering 11.

The next game for the locals is at home this Friday night with a tough Breathitt County quintet.

(The above article from the Jan. 7, 1954 Mountain Eagle.) Baccalaureate scheduled for Sunday, May 16

Baccalaureate services for the Whitesburg High School senior class will be conducted Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The Rev. E. Hampton Barnette, pastor of the Whitesburg Methodist Church, will deliver the address. Gloria Holstein and Mr. Hugh Adams will play the Processional and Recessional and the Whitesburg High School Mixed Chorus will provide special music directed by Mrs. Bill Owens.

Commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the gymnasium.

Dr. H.B. Smith, Dean of Union College, will deliver the Commencement Address. Mrs. Albert Jones and Mr. Hugh Adams will play the Processional and Recessional. Superintendent Dave L. Craft will present the diplomas. Music will be furnished by the Mixed Chorus, directed by Mrs. Owens.

James Crase and Guinevere Crase, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Crase of Roxana, will deliver the Valedictory and Salutatory address.

(The above article from the May 13, 1954 Mountain Eagle.)

Beta Club meeting held Tuesday

The Whitesburg Band Club met in the band room on Tuesday afternoon, May 11.

During the business session Jack Taylor, band director, announced that the band had been invited to the Mountain Laurel Festival to be held at Pineville on May 28. He also stated that plans were being made to organize a community band for the summer months. The meeting date of the band club was set for the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. during the summer months.

Miss Vera Raleigh entertains Rotarians

Miss Vera Raleigh, Whitesburg High School teacher, was a guest speaker of the local Rotary Club Tuesday. Her talk was instructive as well as humorous. A native of the Cumberland section of our county, she is naturally alert to those things which would benefit our local population and especially the younger generation.

Miss Raleigh stressed the importance of working to improve tourist attractions and the advertising of our scenic region. She thinks the cavern could be opened up and advertised in the Pine Mountain region as well as many sites of historic interest that would attract the attention of motorists to our section of Kentucky.

Miss Raleigh also related a number of witch and ghost stories that were told in the years gone by our pioneer settlers. They are always amusing and interesting. Even the Rotarians chuckled and laughed for some time after the meeting closed at the unusual stories.

(The above article from the Jan. 28, 1954 Mountain Eagle.)


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