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Blast From the Past - April 14

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30 YEARS AGO - APRIL 10, 1981

Bo Lipsey Retires After 37 Years

Bo Lipsey, owner and operator of the Kingston Grocery Store, has retired after thirty-seven years.

Lipsey is a 1931 graduate of Celeste High School. He played football under the coaching of Joe Murphy. Former football players that year were Bill Berry, Billie Tom Roach, Vendell Hudson, Bill Jones, Charley Doyle, Jess Mark Jr., G. D. Hyde and Sparky Chaney.

Lipsey started the grocery business in 1937. Leaving in 1943 to join the CB's of the Navy and returned to Kingston grocery business in 1945. And has been their ever since. Up until recently the store was open seven days a week.

Lipsey has two sons, Ronald Lipsey of Garland and Danny Lipsey of Kingston and four grandchildren.

Danny and wife Debbie Lipsey will operate the Kingston store now.

Mary Craigo Wins 1st Place in Speech Contest

Miss Mary Craigo of Haughton, La., won first place in a Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored National Speech Contest. She went as a contestant in March to Washington D.C. for the finals. The trip was all expense paid. Her subject was "My Commitment To My Country". She was judged on the quality and content of the taped presentation.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Craigo, Lt. Col. Craigo is a Celeste school graduate, 1951, and a retired air force career veteran.

Miss Craigo is the granddaughter of Mrs. Pauline Craigo.

50 YEARS AGO - APRIL 14, 1961

Glenn Davis Will Have Rural Route Out Of Celeste

Postmaster S. M. Compton announces Glenn Davis was selected from a list of eligibles to the job as Rural Route 3 carrier out of the Celeste Post Office.

Davis, a native Celestian has been employed at Temco in Greenville. He, his wife and five children live in the southwest part of town.

Jimmy Norris retired from the route several months ago and since that time Clarence Slayden has been substitute carrier.

City Officials Were Installed Wednesday

In a meeting of the city council Wednesday night Burley Lanier was renamed street commissioner and Morris Babers renamed mayor pro-tem.

The council members, Mayor Solon Martin and Mrs. W. W. McMichael were installed as city officials for the ensuing year.

April 15 Is Deadline For Motor Inspection

The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety today urged motorists to secure their 1961 vehicle inspection stickers "before the time gets short and the lines get long".

Unless the number of inspections is increased appreciably soon, long waiting lines will be forming at inspection stations when the April 15 deadline approaches.

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