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Mary Lott

The first four young men to graduate from Speake High School in 1945 were, from left, Gilbert Melson, Bobby Gann, Hagon Morgan and Billy Gann.
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The first four young men to graduate from Speake High School in 1945 were, from left, Gilbert Melson, Bobby Gann, Hagon Morgan and Billy Gann.

Rotary ladies’ night committees appointed

75 Years Ago

Nov. 7-13, 1930

Committees for Decatur Rotary Club's ladies' night have been appointed. The committees are as follows: Finance is Owen Bell, chairman, A.T. Hanson and Bill Kimbrough; menu is Jervis Jones, chairman, T.M. Jones and Gilbert White; stunts is Maynard Layman, chairman, Bob Catlett and W.E. Shackleford; and entertainment is Sidney Patterson, chairman, George Kloepfer and John McGehes.

Dr. E.R. Naylor, president of Athens College, and C.W. Sarver, Athens mayor, will be speakers at an Armistice Day celebration. The addresses will be preceded by a parade composed of pupils of the agricultural school, Athens College, Athens High School and grammar schools.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 7-13, 1955

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 and the Ladies Auxiliary to Chapter 11 will pay tribute to Veterans with the annual Forget-Me-Not sale and participation in a torchlight parade.

The Decatur High School Student Council announces it first selection of "Student of the Month" for 1955-56. Sue Burns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Burns, was chosen because of service to the school and fellow students. She will be honored before the student body and featured in the "Prospector," the high school newspaper.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 7-13, 1980

The Decatur Lady Red Raiders and the Austin Lady Black Bears opened their high school basketball season on a winning note Monday night.

The Lady Raiders blasted the Athens Lady Golden Eagles 63-25 and Austin downed the Danville Lady Hawks 61-47.

The Literary Corner Club will sponsor a fashion show featuring antique and modern clothes Thursday at Lawrence County High School auditorium.

The renovated Decatur Country Club opened in a grand way Friday evening with a ribbon-cutting by Country Club President Robert McGregor, at 8 and dancing to Charlie Lyle's 17-piece orchestra.

The main dining room and ballroom as well as three private dining rooms were completely redecorated.

10 Years Ago

Nov. 7-13, 1995

Native American tribes across the state and representatives from U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer's office are to participate in a Native American Month program at Calhoun Community College.

Darla Graves, director of the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, will take part in the program in the Fine Arts Building auditorium.

The purpose of the event, sponsored by the Native American Club and the dean of instruction's office, is to honor Native American veterans from World War II to the present, said Foy Southard, co-sponsor of the Native American Club.

Residents at South Morgan Health Care Center will be warmer this winter wrapped in afghans being delivered by Cedar Ridge Middle School students.

Grandparents, friends and volunteers taught students in Barbara Simons' Spectrum class and Chris Jackson's eighth-grade home and personal management class how to crochet, and the students made about 40 afghans.

Along with representatives from Greenpeace, National Black Women's Health Project and Harvard University were 10 Decatur students attending the Atlanta environmental conference. Sent by Outreach of America, the children concentrated on the youth aspects of "Making the Link: Health and Environmental Justice." They learned about such topics as how children are affected by environmental contamination and what youths can do.

Students attending the conference were LaTonya Williams, Kimberly Williams, Lenora Jones, Myra Swoopes, Nikia Sykes, Tameka Sykes, Tamara Bozeman, Billy Allen and Maurice Baker.

THEDAILYwelcomes the load of old photographs from Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use with Valley of the Years Past. Photos will be returned.

Call Mary Lott at 340-2452 for more information.

— Compiled Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
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