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Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 30

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Jesse Porter of Midtown was the grand prize winner in the Bubblicious Instant Winner Game. By sending his name and address in on a 3-by-5 card, the Midtown Elementary School third-grader won an all-expense-paid summer vacation for four to Walt Disney World and a $1,000 check. Jesse’s mom, Betty Hamby, said she had a hard time believing it.

10 Years Ago
Leonard “Powder” Brown was officially cleared of a double-murder charge and was honored with a memorial service in Carter Bluff Cemetery in Oliver Springs. Brown, who for 60 years had been under suspicion for killing sisters and prominent Oliver Springs residents Ann and Margaret Richards, was also killed. A relative of the Richardses purchased a monument for Brown’s grave, and nearly 40 people attended the memorial to put a warm and respectable closure to a tragic happening.

Five Years Ago
Monterey Boy Scout Troop 18 and Hanging Limb Troop 190 organized a memorial service to honor the members of Rockwood Boy Scout Troop 45 who were killed in a 1929 flash flood. The troops gathered at the monument erected in memory of the scoutmaster and seven scouts of Troop 45 who were swept away in the surge of Whites Creek. Thirteen scouts survived, but not unharmed.

One Year Ago
With lots of support from his dad, Tony, Nick Morocco of Oliver Springs put in lots of time honing his snowboarding skills, and it paid off. Nick, 14, won two first-place medals at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort’s annual Spring Fling and amassed enough points to win the overall category.