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VALLEY OF YEARS PAST
Mary Lott

David Cauthen is all dressed up with his mini-bike for Decatur Junior Service League’s 12th annual ball known as “The Lollipop Hop.” The event took place April 5, 1968, at Decatur Country Club and local residents dressed in kindergarten garb.
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David Cauthen is all dressed up with his mini-bike for Decatur Junior Service League’s 12th annual ball known as “The Lollipop Hop.” The event took place April 5, 1968, at Decatur Country Club and local residents dressed in kindergarten garb.

Tennessee River reaches record low

75 Years Ago

Nov. 14-20, 1930

Drought conditions along the Tennessee River watershed brought a new record for the stream here by remaining at or below 0 (sea level) stage for 4˝ months, the local weather bureau announced.

The nearest approach to the record, according to weather bureau records, was in 1867, when the readings were first recorded. That year, the river dropped to 0 and remained there for 15 days.

Rufus N. Berthes, department commander of Alabama American Legion, will leave Saturday night for Indianapolis to attend the conference of department commanders and adjutants.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 14-20, 1955

Chaminade Music Club officers are Mrs. R.A. Nunn, counselor; Janet Hinkle, president; Elsie Jo Gunn, organist; Linda Morrison, membership chairman; Betty Vest, scrap book; Kathryn Hall, secretary; Mary Frances Roberts, program chairman; and Ware Foster, vice president.

Sixty-three members were present for a recent election meeting of the Girls 4-H club of Hazlewood High School. Ruby Looney met with the group and outlined plans for the year's work.

Officers elected were Betty Montgomery, president; Martha Bynum, vice president; Gwen Crisler, reporter; Sue Terry, secretary; and Tommie Roberts and Patsy Motes, song leaders. The club's sponsors are Etta Sanderson and Edith Adkins.

Visiting the DAILY office last week were members of Den Four of Club Pack 89. Mrs. Harvey Pride brought the following members to see the newspaper office in operation: Doug Norman, Alex Farrish, Larry Lovelady, Bob Hunter, Gregory Rich and Harvey Pride Jr.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 14-20, 1980

Hostesses from Alabama's welcome centers toured Founders Hall at Athens State College on Monday. The hostesses are on a tour of North Alabama counties so they can better provide information to prospective tourists.

College President Sidney Sandridge showed the building to Sherry Meriweather of Montgomery, Mary Williamson of Dothan, Jeannie Chenault of Montgomery and Jennie Browloe from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association.

Linda Laney of Decatur will have a role in "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" to be presented at the University of Montevallo's Reynolds Studio.

10 Years Ago

Nov. 14-20, 1995

Six students at Julian Harris Elementary School were named essay winners during American Education Week.

They are Kyle Beasley, Shaun Capehart, Jenifer Dunn, Jimmy Kelley, Laura Mortensen and Wesley Teague.

Rossalynn Sessoms of Decatur has been named winner of the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Award. She will represent Austin High School at the North Alabama Leadership Seminar in 1996 and will be a contender for the World Leadership Congress.

Area fourth- and fifth-graders attended performances by internationally acclaimed artist Namu Lwanga and her Kayaga of Africa dance troupe at the Princess Theater, sponsored by 3M Company of Decatur.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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