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Representing Morgan County at the annual Valley Test Demonstration Association meeting in Asheville, N.C., in July 1958 are, from left, R.H. Fuller, June Fuller, Eloise Maddox and Jack Maddox. Fuller and Maddox were Morgan County unit test demonstration farmers sponsored by TVA.
Old Timers out-bowl L&N Machine Shop
75 Years Ago
Feb. 27-March 5, 1931
The Old Timers had a victory over the L&N Machine Shop on Friday, taking three out of four games in a bowling match at the YMCA. The highest single score of the night was 187, made by E.H. Smith.
The other Old Timers are Sox Sorber, B.O. Sims, R.G. Smith and Robert Sharpe.
Ben H. Spence of Toronto, Canada, is guest speaker at a meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He will discuss "The Liquor Situation in Canada."
L.R. Day's appointment as postmaster of Decatur was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Day has served as superintendent of the Albany station following consolidation of Albany and Decatur offices. Before the consolidation, he was postmaster at Albany.
He succeeds William E. Crawford, who had served as postmaster at Decatur since 1913.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 27-March 5, 1956
Nellie Miller Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Miller of Moulton, has recently been tapped for membership in Phi Theta Kappa National Junior College Honorary Scholarship Society at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va.
Requirements for membership are a minimum of 12 session hours in liberal arts, an average of 90 in all courses with no grade lower than 85 in any course, and an A in citizenship.
Three new members were welcomed at a recent meeting of the East Limestone Demonstration Club. They are Mrs. Redus Wells, Mrs. Leonard Wells and Mrs. William Baugher.
E.R. Maddock was presented a 20-year service pin by W.J. Millett, assistant vice president of AC&R Division, Worthington Corp., at a dinner meeting of supervisors of the local plant.
Maddock serves as works manager at Worthington's Decatur plant.
Tommie Smith, a West Limestone ace, tied the state tournament scoring record Saturday against Curry with 35 points. He shot nearly 50 percent, hitting 13 baskets out of 28 shots. Smith is a senior.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 27-March 5, 1981
Decatur Boys Club Junior League Knicks and the Senior League Hornets finished their seasons as champions of the respective divisions with the Knicks winning the championship game in their division.
The Knicks are Mike Murphree, Todd Fagan, Mike Hand, Ken Runager, Greg Posey, Lee Lanier, Jimmy Jones, Bubba Weaver, Bayne Hughes, Rick Talley and Coach Tommy Jones.
The Hornets are Johnny Stone, Maythion Casteel, Danny Wolter, Steve Schrimsher, Todd Bolander, Bruce Netherton, Robert Case, Bob Jordan, Robert Wolter and Coach Dan Osborne.
Three local youths were recipients of the Col. John Robins Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Good Citizenship award. They are Terri Hammons, a student at Brewer High School, Ron Puckett, a student at Hartselle High School, and Karen Renee Berry of Austin High School.
Mrs. W.L. Matthews and Mrs. A.D. Sample were first-place winners in a recent Decatur Duplicate Bridge Club game.
Members of the Danville High Scholars Bowl team took third place in their first competition at Wallace State. The team members are Mike Mullican, Daniel Gardner, Paul Wilson, Tracy Fields, Greg Keenum and Joe Moore.
The group competed against teams from Cleveland, Cold Springs, Susan Moore, Holly Pond and Oneonta.
University of Alabama student William R. Taylor will present an organ recital Monday in the sanctuary of Highland Baptist Church in Florence.
Taylor, a student of J. Warren Hutton, is a member of Phi Mu Alpha national music honorary. In May, he will study European organs on a tour led by Hutton.
Last year, Taylor won the organ division of the Alabama Music Teachers Association and was featured in a recital in June.
Taylor is a 1979 graduate of Hazlewood High School near Town Creek. He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Burlie W. Taylor of Town Creek.
Jennifer Simmons of Athens was second runner-up in the Miss University of North Alabama pageant.
Decatur Tennis Association President Leonard Hovey and DTA secretary Raymond Duncan presented Calhoun Community College tennis coach Mike Sharman a check for $200 recently at Calhoun.
The money will go toward improvements in the Calhoun tennis program.
10 Years Ago
Feb. 27-March 5, 1996
Athens State College chemistry professor Larry Covick has been awarded a $10,000 Dreyfus Foundation Award for research in the application of computer graphics technique to chemistry.
The technique, called volume rendering, is a means of visualizing an object's properties throughout its volume. It is used in medicine to help create images obtained from scanning processes.
Covick's research has already produced information that can enhance the understanding of some aspects of molecular structure computer simulations. He hopes the Dreyfus Award will enable him to purchase equipment and conduct research to apply it to conducting polymers, which someday may be used commercially to make electrically conducting plastic devices.
A charity basketball game between four members of the Atlanta Falcons football team and a squad of local celebrities Saturday benefiting North Alabama Regional Hospital was a success, said Ann Denbo, who helps raise funds for Friends of Regional Hospital.
Members of the local celebrity team included Calhoun basketball coach John Douglas, his brother and former University of Alabama basketball great Leon Douglas and Benny Perrin, a former football standout at Decatur High, Alabama and the NFL.
The local all-stars won 71-64.
Three Decatur High School students and members of Troop 260 from Central United Methodist Church were named Eagle Scouts during a ceremony recently at the church.
They are Chris Willis and Nick Willis, sons of Dr. Tom Willis and Deborah Willis, and John Henningsen, son of Col. John and Marilyn Henningsen.
About 1 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout.