VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Work starts on Athens golf course
75 Years Ago
Aug. 1-13, 1930
Work began Monday on the Athens State College golf course. College authorities say that five holes will be rushed to completion so the city club, as well as the girls, can begin playing about the time school starts.
D.L. Rosenau Jr., prominent and popular Athens attorney, is planning to keep offices open all night Aug. 12, gathering and giving returns on the Demo-cratic primary.
Rosenau serves THE DECATUR DAILY as chief correspondent in Limestone County.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 1-13, 1955
Cub Scout Den 3, Pack 89, toured THE DECATUR DAILY recently to get the "inside story" on what goes into the publishing of a newspaper. Making the tour were Wayne Terry, den chief; Joe Barran, Paul Doss, Jerry Spain, Danny Harraway, Jon Albert Hosch, John Taylor, R.L. Frank Jr., Mike Boggs and Randy Mc-Kean. Mrs. R.L. McKean is den mother. Assistant den mothers are Mrs. R.L. Frank and Mrs. A.R. Barran.
A group left this morning for Camp Grandview, near Montgomery, to attend the Chi-Rho Christian Camp. These young people will represent First Christian Church of Decatur. They are Tommy Goode, Beverly Ross, Edwin Wyle, Sandra Schwuchow, Richard Jones and the Rev. Ronald Frantz, pastor.
Veterans of Foreign Wars completed its share of the Decatur Junior baseball league schedule last night with a 13-3 victory over Jaycees.
The win left the Vets with a 13-0 record. Lloyd Barnett is coach.
Officers of Ladies' Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 will be installed at the next regular meeting.
They are Estelle Morrow, commander; Zola Keenum, junior vice commander; Elnora Casteel, conductress; Louise Hine, treasurer; and Neppie Lanier, chaplain.
Auxiliary received state trophies for greatest increase in membership percentage, the largest increase over membership quota, the hospital trophy for outstanding work and the trophy for the best legislative report.
20 Years Ago
Aug. 1-13, 1980
Ernie Boshers signed a grant-in-aid with Calhoun Community College golf coach Bill Rudolph. Boshers is a graduate of Austin High School.
The Decatur Civic Chorus presentation of Meredith Willson's 1957 Broadway play "The Music Man" will open Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Spirit of America Stage at Point Mallard.
The musical includes a cast of more than 50 professionals and amateurs and a 23-member orchestra.
Volunteer artists from Decatur, Huntsville, Birmingham, Athens, Moulton, Hartselle and Centre, Ky., have spent their summer in preparation for the three-night production.
Members of Decatur Civitan Club who have given 40 years of service to the organization were honored last week during the Civitans' annual Ladies' Night banquet.
Earl Riggs, Judge Newton Powell, B. Frank Chenault and past President James O. Johnson were among the 40-year members honored.
Austin High School varsity cheerleaders won awards at a cheerleading clinic they attended on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville. The group brought home the Award of Excellence, the Spirit Stick and five blue ribbons for their performances.
Cheerleaders are Rebecca Beard, captain; Kim Terry, bear captain; Cheri Nelson, co-captain; Cindy Smith, Donna Hull, Kim Hendrix, Amy Gilbert, Carla Speegle and Lisa Burney.
New Beta sorority officers at Austin High School are Tara Andrews, president; Carla Jenkins, vice president; Lisa Burney, secretary; Susan Reardon, treasurer; and Cheri Nelson, extension officer.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 1-13, 1995
Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. presented its top safety award to the contract team remodeling TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
The award goes to the construction project with the best safety performances, strongest emphasis on safety training and low injury rates.
Bonnie Claire Roberson of Decatur and Kazemia Noel Shoeybipour of Eva have been selected as finalists in the 1995 Pre-Teen Alabama Scholarship and Recognition Program.
Stacy Kennedy of Lacey's Spring has been honored with a Wallace State College Phi Theta Kappa scholarship for her winning essay in the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship essay contest.
— Compiled by Mary Lott