News from the Tennessee Valley Living Today
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2005

Mary Lott

Louisiana Troubadors entertain at Valley Country Club dance

75 Years Ago

July 18-23, 1930

The Valley Country Club will be the scene this evening of the club's annual midsummer dance. Music will be provided by the Louisiana Troubadours.

Twenty Scouts from Decatur have gone to Camp Westmoreland. Representing Troop 20 are Paul F. Dix, Scoutmaster; Lewis Nelson, assistant Scoutmaster; Sam White and Gerald Neher, patrol leaders; Reneau Carrell, John Felix White, John Harlan Giles, Wilson Taylor, John Taylor, Frank Campbell and Smith Trimble; From Troop 17: Ned Frazier and Parascho Ballas. From Troop 16: A.M. Smith; From Troop 15: Stanley Jones, Harry Sunderland, Obert Huddleston and Joe Burleson. And from Troop 19: Harold Foote, Gurney Foote and William Lindsay.

J. Marvin Kelley of Hartselle, candidate for the state Senate from Morgan and Lawrence counties, and F.E. "Gen." Burleson,of Hartselle, candidate for the state Legislature from Morgan County, are entering the first district in their campaign.

The two members will speak at Moulton Heights.

O.J. Shepard will head the American Legion post here during the ensuing year, having been elected at the annual selection of officers by members of the local unit.

Other officers include R.E. Catlett, first vice commander; E.H. Gunn, second vice commander; D.A. Draper, adjutant; P. Kyle, historian; J.A. Woods, Americanism; E.C. Ragsdale, entertainment; Wade Wright, legislative; J.M. Pettey, membership; Clovis Babler, publicity; and Solon F. Robertson, service officer.

50 Years Ago

July 19-24, 1955

Merie Franks, valedictorian of 1955 graduating class of Trinity High School, has been awarded a scholarship to Alabama Christian College in Montgomery.

Maj. Arden B. Crowder, senior unit adviser of the Decatur Army reserve advisory group, presented a 3rd Army certificate of achievement to James L. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Davis of Decatur, for outstanding service as purchasing and contracting officer. The award was issued by A.R. Bolling, commanding general of 3rd Army area.

Swimmers from Florence and Decatur headed for the water in a 100-yard free style race at Blue Haven Pool.

The race was one of the 16 swimming and four diving events of the dual meet. Decatur took the meet 102-83.

25 Years Ago

July 15-20, 1980

Missie Atkins of Decatur was one of the instructors for a cheerleader camp at Jacksonville State University.

Several local girls claimed first-place honors in the East Lawrence Girls Softball tournament. They are Jewel Thomas, Delinda Pruitt, Shellie Harris, Dina Hamley, Beth Hazard, Lisa Thomas, Bridgette Datson, Paula Tyler, Tina Treadway, Nichole Alexander, Kim Letson, Tina Winchester, Michelle Terry and Sonja Reed.

Florine Jackson and Dot Biles of Decatur will attend the 59th annual convention of Pilot Club International in Bal Harbour, Fla.

10 Years Ago

July 19-24, 1995

Janine Speegle Davis, a 1982 Austin High School graduate, completed a two-week NASA Education Workshop for Elementary School Teachers at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Venkatesh Raja Ekambaram of Decatur has been awarded a $10,000 four-year Birmingham Racing Commission scholarship to The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Brandy Bunn and Amanda Parker, both seniors-to-be at Austin High School, attended Harding University's 39th annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark.

The two were sponsored by Decatur Civitans as delegates to the forum.

Brewer High School's dance team placed first in the regional Star Systems competition.

The dancers are Andrea Ball, Liz Curbow, Julie Page, Erin Crawford, Miranda Oden, Tamara Oakes, Candace Holt, Latonia Smith, Christy Childers, Lauri Jones, Wendy Garth, Candice Hardin, Ginger Vaughn and Melissa Summers.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

THEDAILYwelcomes the loan of old photos for Valley of the Past. Photos will be returned. Call Mary Lott at 340-2449 for more information.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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