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Yesteryear - April 15, 2015
32 YEARS AGO -- April 11-20, 1983
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Hairy Ordeal Parker Gibson was named winner of the 250th Anniversary Beard Growing Contest, which began in February and was co-sponsored by the Golden Corral restaurant and the Chronicle-Independent. The hair raising finale was held Monday as other contestants included Scott Kirkley, Floyd Goff, Hugh Dougherty, Larry Hart, Jerry Devine, William Sutherland, Walt Sprouse, Robert King, William Peay, Dan Miller and Frankie Moore. Gibson edged them all in their hirsute pursuits … er, by just a hair, the judges said.