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VALLEY OF YEARS PAST
Mary Lott

Dick Dobbins joins Southern Military Academy

75 Years Ago

Sept. 7-14, 1930

Dick Dobbins arrived in Greensboro and enrolled at Southern Military Academy. Dobbins' arrival there provides Southern with another good football team member from Decatur. Other Decatur athletes stars there are Pete West, Herman Pappenberg, Scrappy Moore and Jessie Lanier.

Congressman Lister Hill, one of the South's best known speakers, will speak on behalf of the Democratic ticket in Hartselle.

He is expected to be heard by a large crowd from all sections of the county. He is regarded as one of the most prominent of the younger members of Congress.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 7-14, 1955

Decatur's school patrolwomen, decked out in smart new uniforms, will go on duty Monday morning at city elementary schools. Recently hired school patrolwomen are Minnie L. Goodlett, Rosemary Callahan, Florissa B. Moore and Myrtle Newsom.

The Kiwanis Club of Hartselle presented certificates of merit to Mayor John Burleson and Councilmen Troy L. Nunn, Jack Templeton, Cecil J. Johnson, Gordon Groover and Buddy Rodgers when they were guests of the club. The club president made the presentation to the mayor and council members for work they have accomplished during their term of office, specifically the reworking and enlarging of the waterworks system, a paving project now under way and a proposed new city hall.

Services at the First Methodist Church in Athens on Sunday were turned over to the Boy Scouts for their Court of Honor. Bill Estes was awarded his Eagle Scout badge and Star badges were given to Johnny Russell and David Wilson. Tenderfoot badges and merit badges were awarded to other Scouts.

The highlight of the 27th annual meeting of the Gen. Joe Wheeler Memorial Association on Saturday at Wheeler was the dedication of a metal highway marker to Annie Wheeler. Those taking part in the dedication were Mrs. W.F. Plant, Casey Cooper, Don Turner, the Rev. R.A. Wailes, the Rev. M.L. Gunnin, Mrs. Joe E. Cooper, E.W. McLeod and Floyd Anderson.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 7-14, 1980

Eva alumni presented a check to Eva librarian Elouise M. Oden for a set of encyclopedias. These graduates remember when the library was three shelves of books. Now, because interested alumni and friends of the Eva library, there are 6,697 volumes. Alumni members are Mary Culbreath, vice president; Elgin Childers, past president; Bonnie Holmes, president; and Carol Newman, secretary-treasurer.

The board of directors of Community Bank and Trust elected Charles W. Reid as a director of the bank.

Reid is president of Baker Industries and is a past president of the Hartselle Chamber of Commerce.

New officers of Phi Delta Chi sorority were presented at the club's annual summer dance. They are Liz Drake, president; Beth Teague, vice president; Rebecca Beard, secretary; Jennifer Cagle, treasurer; Leann Williams, sergeant-at-arms; Allyson Tucker, scribe; and Julie Thompson, chaplain.

10 Years Ago

Aug. 14-19, 1995

Six students at Austin High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the college level. Nirav Sheth and Melanie Styers qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award by earning grades of 3 or above on five or more AP exams, with an average exam grade of at least 3.5.

Elizabeth Folin and Chad Williams qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor award by earning grades of 3 or above on four or more AP exams.

William Branton and Michelle Crunk qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher.

JoAnna Haggarmaker, a hairstylist at J.C. Penney in River Oaks Center, was presented the "All Star Penn" for achieving the highest level of sales. She placed in the Top 10 in the Southeastern district and also received $500 for top color sales.

THE DAILY welcomes the loan of old photographs for use with the Valley of the Past
column. We accept photos from Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties. They will be returned after publication.

For more information, call Mary Lott at 340-2452 between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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