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Mary Lott

Linda Mooney, Mickey Stracner and Merrill Royal get ready for a little softball in this photo from 1960.
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Linda Mooney, Mickey Stracner and Merrill Royal get ready for a little softball in this photo from 1960.

Woodmen of the World elect officers

75 Years Ago

Dec. 12-18, 1930

Hartselle camp No. 153, Woodmen of the World, elected officers for the ensuing year. They are J.A. Wright, past consul; Charlie Slate, consul commander; George Hartselle, adviser lieutenant; E.J. Perchey, banker; Clay D. Speegle, secretary; Cecil Crow, escort; Ira Puckett, watchman; Willie Ryan, sentry; W.H. Clemous, S.J. Evans and J.W. Weems, managers; and H.G. Luker, supervisor.

50 Years Ago

Dec. 12-18, 1955

Wheeler Lake Yacht Club elected officers for the coming year. They are Daren Easter, commodore; Clifford Vaughan, vice commodore; Richard Bartlett, treasurer; Charlie Baker, secretary; and William Sherman, Gerald Neher, James Call and George LaBoon, directors.

Elizabeth Ezell Sivley, president of the Decatur High School Student Council, has been selected as Decatur High's Good Citizen Girl, and will represent the school at the state pilgrimage in Montgomery.

25 Years Ago

Dec. 12-18, 1980

Four area high school students were among six honored recently by Decatur Elk Lodge No. 655 as Teenagers of the Month. They received certificates and savings bonds. The youths were honored for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and community service. They are Kim Hendrix and Billy Jackson from Austin High School, and Sharon St. John and Gregory Duke from Brewer High School.

Decatur High School football standout Wendell Walker signed a football grant-in-aid with The University of North Alabama.

10 Years Ago

Dec. 12-18, 1995

Heritage Bank named Scott Chappell assistant vice president for commercial lending. Chappell, who has 10 years banking experience, is a graduate of The University of North Alabama. He is on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, the North Alabama chapter of Robert Morris Associates and First United Methodist Church.

Eighty-five children from Benjamin Davis and Gordon-Bibb elementary schools performed "December in Our Town" at Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. The program featured Hanukkah, La Fiesta, Rock 'n' Roll Santa and a Nativity scene.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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