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Mary Lott

Brenda Holland, Miss Athens College of 1958.
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Brenda Holland, Miss Athens College of 1958.

Dr. Redding Emens elected president of The Morgan County Medical Society

75 Years Ago

Dec. 5-11, 1930

H.G. Hill Co., which began business in 1895 with one small store and now operates 600 stores throughout the South, will celebrate its 35th anniversary Saturday. Hill stores in Decatur will participate in the , which will include an anniversary sale.

The Morgan County Medical Society elected officers for the ensuing year at its Thursday meeting. They are Dr. Redding Emens, president; Dr. J.B. Elliott, vice president; Dr. H.D. Greer, member of the board of censors; and Dr. H.C. McRee, secretary.

50 Years Ago

Dec. 5-11, 1955

Sunday, at a chapter meeting of the North Alabama Historical Association at the old bank building in Decatur, Walter Jackson, superintendent of Decatur City Schools, was elected president. Other officers are Dr. Carey V. Stabler, vice president; William H. Jenkins, secretary-treasurer; and the executive committee members are Mrs. Henry Grady Jacobs, Mrs. Fred Black, Katie Frank Gilchrist, and Mrs. Joe Cooper.

Athens College will celebrate its recent accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, with a Victory Parade throughout downtown Athens on Wednesday.

An estimated 50 to 100 decorated cars are to be in the parade with students and faculty members participating. Dr. E.C. Paustian, chairman of the division of social sciences, and Dr. R. Edward Moore, academic dean, are scheduled to ride donkeys in the parade.

25 Years Ago

Dec. 5-11, 1980

Palmer Kube, commander of the Morgan County VFW Post, presented $500 that the VFW raised to Bobby Smith, director of the Sheriffs' Boys Ranch in Punkin Center in Morgan County.

Students at St. Ann's School participated in a Bible poster contest to illustrate the theme "Hear Jesus Speak to You."

Winners were Miles Sledd and Debra Gunner, first place; and John Emens and Terry Clark, second place. The contest was sponsored by St. Ann Catholic Church education committee. The children will be awarded cash prizes Sunday after Mass.

Six members of the Calhoun College Student Art League are staging a 48-hour Art-a-thon to raise money for the league. Proceeds will buy works of art for the college gallery. The six artists will ply their crafts in the second-floor painting studio in the Fine Arts Building. The marathon talent test began Friday at 2 p.m. and the artists, like League President Marilyn Marchand, will work until 2 p.m. Sunday.

10 Years Ago

Dec. 5-11, 1995

The Volunteer Center of Morgan County is sponsoring an auction of holiday wreaths Thursday at the fountain at River Oaks Center. Thirty florists and gift shops have donated wreaths, which are displayed at the mall.

The Alabama Farmers Cooperative recently named Bobby Davis as vice president of transportation, John Gamble vice president of grain, Robert Slate vice president of marketing, and Scott Weatherford vice president of feed.

— Complied by Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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