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VALLEY OF YEARS PAST
Mary Lott

St. Ann Catholic School eighth grade graduates in this photo from 1967 are, front row from left, Mike Gilhooly, unknown, unknown, unknown, Gary Girodo, Raymond Kyle, unknown, Charlie Gibbs, unknown and Chuck Gregory; names of those in the middle row are not known; and back row from left, Father Higgins, Bob Barron, Jeremy Raths, Darrell Milligan, Patty Overcamp, Monsignour Horgan, Tom O’Donnell, Charles Kirby, Sister Bernadette, principal, and Joseph DeCastia. St. Ann celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and if can identify those listed as unknown in this photo, contact the Living Today department, 340-2448.
Photo courtesy of Pamela Milligan
St. Ann Catholic School eighth grade graduates in this photo from 1967 are, front row from left, Mike Gilhooly, unknown, unknown, unknown, Gary Girodo, Raymond Kyle, unknown, Charlie Gibbs, unknown and Chuck Gregory; names of those in the middle row are not known; and back row from left, Father Higgins, Bob Barron, Jeremy Raths, Darrell Milligan, Patty Overcamp, Monsignour Horgan, Tom O’Donnell, Charles Kirby, Sister Bernadette, principal, and Joseph DeCastia. St. Ann celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and if can identify those listed as unknown in this photo, contact the Living Today department, 340-2448.

All-star cast on Princess stage

75 Years Ago

Oct. 1-7, 1930

Princess Theatre and Warner Bros. present "Gold Diggers of Broadway" with an all-star cast aided by a chorus of 100. Based on Avery Hopwood's play "The Gold Diggers," adapted by Robert Lord, it is directed by Joy Roy Del Ruth. Larry Ceballos is in charge of stage ensembles.

Crowds came from all over north Alabama and southern Tennessee to attend "Visitors Day" at the 22nd annual Limestone County Fair on Thursday.

Officers of the Central Parent-Teachers' Association were elected for the 1930-31 year at a recent meeting. They are Mrs. B.E. Preuit, president; Mrs. Lamar Penney, vice president; Mrs. Fanny Blackwell, secretary; and Mrs. H.S. Roberts, treasurer.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 1-7, 1955

Airman First Class Hoover Reding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Reding of Courtland was recently named Airman of the Month for the 49th Fighter Bomber Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan.

The award is given monthly by Air Force units throughout the world in recognition of airmen possessing outstanding efficiency on the job.

Gov. Frank G. Clement of Tennessee addressed Alabama Kiwanis at a convention in Decatur.

Decatur was represented at the opening meeting of the Alabama Business Research Council at The University of Alabama by P.W. Robson, plant manager, Wolverine Tube; John B. Wood, personnel director, Decatur Iron and Steel; and J.F. Scroggins, "Disco" president and member of the Council's advisory committee.

Mrs. W.T. Jordan of Decatur was appointed to serve as Morgan County educational chairman of the American Cancer Society for 1955-56.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 1-7, 1980

Morgan County District Attorney Mike Moebes has hired a third assistant district attorney. She is Mona Lee Furst, an honors graduate of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham. Moebes said she is the county's first female prosecutor.

Officers of the River City Kiwanis Club are Charles Howard, president; Jim Odom, president-elect; Rick Chenault, secretary; James Carrol, treasurer; and Jack Caddell, George Harvey, Wes Reed, Carl Dow and Jimmy Smith, directors.

Old Decatur residents will resume their annual fall street picnic Saturday. Bill Briscoe, a member of the Old Decatur Association's governing board, said the 600 block of Line Street Northeast will be closed for the event.

The Bachelors IV will sing and Sandra Sherman of Wheeler Basin Regional Library will present a short history of Decatur.

Christina Foust, daughter of Lecia Foust, was Miss Photogenic and fourth runner-up in the Miss Alabama Teen pageant held in Birmingham. She is a senior at Austin High School.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 1-7, 1995

Lori Pendergrass, daughter of Steve and Linda Pendergrass of Athens, has been named to the five-member 1995 University of Alabama homecoming court.

Southern Living Cooking School recently named Hartselle native Stacie Hughes to serve as a program coordinator. Hughes earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Kentucky and master's from The University of Alabama.

Meals on Wheels of Morgan County has become one of the larger programs in the Southeast serving 475 meals per day to senior citizens, according to Dan Sansing, district manager for the Social Security Administration. Sansing presented a recognition award to the program, which was accepted by Meals on Wheels Director Sue Hitt.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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