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TWENTY YEARS AGO

(2002)

                --Homer Davis was named “Lion of the Year” during the Lions Club annual awards banquet. Davis had been a Lion for about 30 years, and it was his second time to receive the honor. He had previously been named Lion of the Year in 1996.

                --Tanner Bates and Ila Mae Avitia were named Mr. and Miss GHS at the 29th annual pageant held in the Gatesville High School auditorium.

                --A groundbreaking ceremony was being held for the new Gatesville Public Library at the building site which was in the 100 block of North 8th Street, across from the Gatesville City Hall.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

(1992)

                --Showing at the Cinema in Gatesville was the movie “Straight Talk” starring Dolly Parton and James Woods. Charges for the indoor cinema was $2.50 and the drive-in was $5 per carload.

                --Gatesville High’s Coby Jones and Cody Lee had qualified for the Texas High School Rodeo Finals by virtue of their efforts through a series of rodeos involving Region 10 competitors. The THS Rodeo Finals were scheduled to be held in Abilene.

                --The Hornet’s Nest, Gatesville High School student newspaper publication, received one of the state’s top journalism honors at the Interscholastic League Press Conference held in Austin.

FORTY YEARS AGO

(1982)

                --Shelly Riley, the 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riley, was scheduled to participate in the Cyclethon to benefit the American Heart Association. Shelly and other participants were seeking pledges for the 10-mile ride.

                --The construction of a new $80,000 Dairy Queen was underway with the delivery of custom-made steel girders to frame the building. Construction had been delayed due to the late arrival of building supplies.

                --Mike Baize, Risa Swammer and Marilyn Alderson were three Gatesville Independent School District faculty members who were given $100 cash scholarships by the Gatesville Educators Association for summer studies.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

(1972)

                --Phil H. Zeigler was one of more than 300 students who were tentative candidates for the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.

                --W.H. (Bill) Donaldson, Coryell County school superintendent, was elevated to the presidency of the Gatesville Lions Club. Donaldson was to succeed Bob Cummings as president.

                --Mrs. Mary Grubb was celebrating her 86th birthday on April 20. Those who joined her in the celebration were Mrs. J.O. Winslar, Mrs. May Mayberry and Mrs. Vida Haines.