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ittE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1973 PAGE 18 Rules For Rocking Contest isn't in the throes of a depression the Marathon is alive and well. Pick an activity--any activity--and you can find someone who claims to have been able to hold out at it for a longer period of time than anybody else. Flagpole sitting, telephone booth stuffing, and goldfish swallowing may be the fads of another day, but people can somehow always manage to be delightfully absurd when the world Entrants in the rocking chair contest and their sponsors to date are: Mildred D. Smith, Holiday House Restaurant; Richard Montgomery, Beaver Dam Drugs, Keith Jones, The Ohio County Times, Marshall Abney, Taylor Department Store, downtown, Barry Schroader, the Ohio County News, Bradford Whitehead, Pizza House, Mary Gabbard, Snyder Music Company, Owensboro, Larry Mayes, Taylor Department Store, Mid-Town Plaza, Suzanne Bratcher, H & W. Electric, Frank Smith, Young's llardware, Lewis Howard, Stewart's IGA Foodliner, Martha Bennett, WLLS Radio, Terry L. Frames, Family Center, and James Dickey Mink, Bradley's Body Shop.. seems to need it most. And while America today certainly A case in point is the Rocking Chair Marathon planned for July 14th by the Mid-Town Plaza Merchants Association in Beaver Dam. The event is being staged as part of the city's calendar of events for the Centennial year.., the 100th birthday celebration of Beaver Dam, Ken- tucky. The Beaver Dam Centennial Rocking Chair Marathon is begin- ning to gain attention all over Ohio County and surrounding areas. The tempting prize money of $500 will be given the contestant rocking the longest for 1st place. The second place winner will receive $200 and the 3rd place winner takes home $50 in prize money. The Rocking Chiar Marathon will be staged at Mid-Town Plaza Shop- ping Center in Beaver Dam beginning Association, today announced the at 9:00 a.m, Saturday, July 14, 1973. rules for the marathon. They are: The deadline for entering is 5:00 p.m. 1. Deadline for registration--July 13, Friday, July 13. Entry blanks should 1973 at 5:00 p.m. include contestant's name, address 2. Rocking Chairs must be of some and the sponsor's name. The entry fee type of design wherein the rockers is $10.00. Entries should be mailed or rest directly on the ground (no taken to Lawrence Noffsinger, platform or motorized rockers). Treasurer, Mid-Town Plaza, care of 3. A seven-minute restroom period Stewart's IGA, Beaver Dam. will be allowed every two hours if Anyone can enter the rocking chair necessary. Contestants must secure marathon. The contestant must permission from time judge before furnish his or her own rocking chair leaving for restroom. and necessary paraphanalia for 4. Each contestant must continually protection against sun and rain. The rock, except for the seven-minute Merchants Association wants to restroom period, to remain in the encourage each business and civic contest. Judges will have the final organization to sponsor a contestant, authority to disqualify contestant for Signs will be made for each rocking not continually rociing. chair showing the participant's name 5. A drawing for position of the and sponsor. Rocking Chairs may be chairs will be held at 8:30 a.m., decorated in any manner. A $10.00 Saturday, July 14. prize will be awarded the contestant 6. All contestants must check in by with the best decorated rocker. The 8:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14, to be youngest and the oldest contestant to eligible to enter the contest. enter will receive $10.00 each. 7. Alcoholic beverages, drugs, or Claude Taylor, Chairman of the illegal stimulants are not allowed and Mid-Town Plaza Merchants any contestant found to be using any Get your Rocking Chair Marathon entry blanks in before Friday, July 13. Names received in time will be published in next week's Times. We have everything you need for your Centennial costume. Hats, Ties, Suspenders, Dresses Don Ensor's of these will be disqualified. 8. The $10.00 entrance fee must be taken or mailed to : Lawrence Neff- singer, care of Stewart's IGA, Mid- Town Plaza, Beaver Dam, Kentucky by 5:00 p.m., July 13, 1973. 9. As contestants drop out, the contestants will move up until the last ones rocking will be located in the center of the sidewalk at the shopping center. 10. Each entrant should be prepared for foul weather by bringing an umbrella or other paraphanalia to protect them from sun or rain. 11. First prize-S500.00 will be given to the last contestant rocking; Second prize--S200.00 will be awarded to the next to last contestant; Third prize-- $50.00. 12. Rockers may be decorated as long as the decorations do not interfere with the rocking qualities of you or others. 13. There will be special $10.00 awards for the youngest entrant the oldest entrant, and the best decorated rocker. 14. This is a fun contest and it is the responsibility of the individual or parents to use good judgment to see Little Bit Of E ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: A KPA Award-Winning Column ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: By Dave Mary Foster is an attractive, well- proportioned legal secretary for Hartford attorney Martin Gross. She also has an ability few other people possess. She can stop a tractor-trailer truck faster than an army of state troopers. And, I don't mean by placing her delicate foot to the brakes of one of the big rigs. All Mary has to do is stand at the curb far removed from the in- tersection and least one...more than gladly make an unscheduled stop. Several coffee-breakers watched one such incident from inside Casebier's Restaurant last Friday morning. Mary, in a slight violation of the city's laws, stepped out of the restaurant, down the rather high curb in front of the eating establishment and waited for the traffic to clear before proceeding across the street. She didn't have to wait long. To the amazement and amusement of all watchers, a large tractor-trailer screeched to a sudden stop a good 100 feet away from the nearest stop light and signaled for the young lady to cross. Mary accepted the kind gesture and waltzed across the thouroughfare. She smiled...the driver smiled...and we smiled. Let me try something like that and they would be scraping me off the road from Hartford to Beaver Dam. They tell me about a golf match involving the Rev. Robert Hulse, former pastor of the Hartford United Methodist Church, L.C. "Tooter" Hunter and Joe Vance. At one point in the game Brother Hulse experienced a little difficulty making contact with the ball.It seems he took three or four healthy cuts at the sphere and missed Apparently feeling the torment racking the Vance voluntee Brother Hulse from the ball, looked at graciously said, ,'thank That reminds me of Mormon faith who unwilling horse. After several attempts animal to pull the ploW, dropped the reins eyeball with the horse. "Look horse," h knowest I cannot thee. But, I want you something horse. I've brother-in-law and here and beat your Maude Ward is one favorite people, the always says exactly mind. Walking out of King' Monday afternoon watchmaker good." "You don't have to that," she replied, otherwise." One hundred-nint pretty fair bunch lawmakers signed the Independence. And what a that July 4, 1776 was. There was no network and there commentators twisting meaning of that Those revolutionary democracy simply done without recognition. I only dedication and love wasted. Ph io Co un ty's Unlimited Edition Baseball Memories 12 x 16 Only '5 00 Tayl0r's Department Stores Downtown Beaver Dam Phone 274-3321 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. Mid-Town Plaza Phone 274-3322 9 a.m. To 8 p.m. :.:.:-:. that each entrant does nothing !iii News In Brief detrimental to himself or others. The Mid-Town Plaza Merchants . association will not be responsible for accidents or injuries. U.S. 62 Accident Last Day Jerry M. ' Payton, 19, of Horse Branch, and Earl M. Crume, 60, also of Horse Branch, were injured in a two-car collision at 5:10 p.m. Monday three miles west of Horse Bracnch at the intersection of U. S. 62 and 505. E Deputy Sheriff Alvin Tate said Payton told him his brakes failed. Both Cars, Tate said, were totaled. Both men were admitteed to the Ohio County Hospital. July 13 is the last day for Ohio County farmers to certify their crop acreage and to indicate the Set-Aside land for payment. It is itnportant that acreage be accurate according to John Iler, chairman of Ohio County ASC Committee. Following certification, certain farms are picked at random for a spot check. These farms are visited, and program acreages checked. Accuracy of the determined by corn] acreages with those c, producer. Those fouW pliance by spot dispose of their crops farms back in compli could lose all or payment. Budget THE FAMILY CENTER ,,,x,,.,.,,,.,.,,o,,,, i! I',SPATuFORK 'rLATONGS I :U':  ( SPINV.S SHOPPING CENTER, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY woo,C"00 o,,,.os,.o,,oo .,,, ,..,,., A Open Weeknights Till 9 p.m. Sundays 1 To 6 p.m. 2.0080urreg 4.99. 'h::heehmsSe:t'backvad'p'cnic ..... en  , Soverign Deluxe 2.00 VALU| Tennis Racket Paint-Up Fix- Up al0w EXTERIOR LATEX Leader 2e7 "00,qp i $ Barn & Fence p00t, BARBEQUE GRILL 13 INCH 10 inches high. No nuts or bolts--easy slide-in assembly. Legs slide in to use and out to store. 3-position grill. 17" ASSORTED THROW PILLOWS =1 = 99 c Reg. s1.69 RILE. '1.48 ALL PURPOSE PAINT PAN & ROLLER SET bucket. Point goes on foster with roller. Reg. $1.19 BARN It FENOE PAINT WEAREVER ALUMINUM FOIL ,2. 18 Fo;::  sore IkTRdesila:e:;n|.i : to u.  OLL Reg. 29 c C The 1973-74 fiscal approved Tuesday County Fiscal Court. The budget, totaling broken down into the ding agencies of the ment. Also approved was $175,000 in revenue The court voted to Floyd Albin to make jail's boiler f Kentucky Department d deficiencies in the heJ In other business the appropriate $2,600 senior citizens for mini bus. Two Injured Two Ohio County slightly injured when the car in riding collided with a tertown. Ricky NorsworthY, car, was admitted to Hoospital and later Owensboro-Daviess with lacerations. listed as good. A passenger in do,, Harkins, was treated ..d, the Ohio County HosP;"._ Details of tle a ecia't available. GOP Delegates Beaver Dam Circuit Court Charles Shourds all of Beaver Dam, 12 Kentucky Young Republican The delegation June 24 meeting Young Assembly in The national July 8-13 in Atlanta,