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Mary Lott

Benny Carle is pictured on his show in this photo from the 1960s. “The Benny Carle Show” was a daily show on WMSL-TV, Channel 23 in Decatur and popular with children.
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Benny Carle is pictured on his show in this photo from the 1960s. “The Benny Carle Show” was a daily show on WMSL-TV, Channel 23 in Decatur and popular with children.

Moulton High School defeats Morgan County High School

75 Years Ago

Sept. 22-30, 1930

Moulton High School enjoyed a 25-0 victory over Morgan County High School on the football field Friday.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 22-30, 1955

Student Council officers at Austinville High School are June Haley, president, Ronald Matthews, vice president, Freida Herring, secretary, Michael Moebes, treasurer, Fred Henson, vice president, and Neil Standridge, reporter. Council sponsor is S.M. Dollar.

Decatur's victory over Gadsden on Friday left the Raiders with a brilliant 3-0 record against the toughest prep teams in Alabama this season.

During a meeting of the City Bowling League, new officers were chosen. They are Bill Geloneck, president; A.B. Markham, first vice president; S.P. Hogan, second vice president; and Mrs. R.L. Kitchens, secretary-treasurer.

Captains of each team combined to make up the board of directors. The six-team league will begin 30 weeks of action Wednesday.

Estelle Morrow of Decatur has been appointed by the national commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Helen Heckler of New Mexico, as national executive committeewoman of the 6th District, which comprises Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 22-30, 1980

Six generations were represented when the family of Viola Childers gathered recently at her home in Somerville. Family members are Childers' son Grady Childers of Falkville, her granddaughter Dorothy Childers of Lacey's Spring, her grandson Brady Childers of Hartselle, her great-great-granddaughter Peggy Johnson and great-great-great-granddaughter Shanna Johnson.

Morgan County Republican headquarters will officially be opened during ceremonies at 1021 Sixth Ave. S.E. on Saturday.

The opening and open house, announced by Ronald Reagan-George Bush-Jeremiah Denton volunteers, will feature Bill Harris, state chairman for the Reagan-Bush campaign, as guest speaker and ribbon-cutter.

New officers of the Retired Teachers Association are Mrs. O.N. Williams, president, Larkin Yates, vice president, Katherine Hoppers, second vice president, Angie Fletcher, secretary, Mrs. Willa Turney, treasurer, Mrs. Cleo Lovin, historian, Janet Tapscott, corresponding secretary, and Athelyne Banks, parliamentarian.

Stuart Lynn Allen of Decatur has been named to the Honors List for outstanding scholarship at University College, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lisa Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Robinson of Decatur, has been cast in the two children's shows to be produced by Freed-Hardeman's communication department. The college is in Henderson, Tenn.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 22-30, 1995

Barrett C. Shelton Jr., editor and publisher of THE DECATUR DAILY, will receive an award this week for community service and outstanding contributions to Alabama's educational system.

The Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for the Advancement of Private Colleges in Alabama will present the award Thursday at The Club in Birmingham.

Marvin Dinsmore and Huland Ryan, co-chairmen of the Committee on Church Cooperation building fund, joined treasurer Pat Nordmark and president Bill Simons in presenting an Adopt-a-Month plaque to director Joyce Ceci.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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