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Mary Lott

Members of Union Grove Home Demonstration Club, and some young friends, in a photo from 1957.
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Members of Union Grove Home Demonstration Club, and some young friends, in a photo from 1957.

Calvin is elected to state DAR office

75 Years Ago

March 13-19, 1931

Mrs. Earl Calvin, regent of Stephens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, was honored by the state convention of the organization at is closing session. She was elected to serve as recording secretary.

The Eva Florence Nightingale Home Economics club initiated 27 girls at a recent meeting.

Jane Wilson was elected cheerleader and Lorene Puryear was elected song leader for the club.

The aims of the club are to promote recreation in the home and to develop better homes through better health and wiser use of spare time.

The club took the following projects: help beautify the school grounds, improvement and better care of out houses, and beautifying the home economics department.

50 Years Ago

March 13-19, 1956

Approximately 220 people attended an annual Ladies Night of Decatur Kiwanis Club at Decatur Country Club. Entertainment was provided by Pat Trickey of Memphis, who presented a singer, a magician and a lady acrobat. Hardy Davis and his orchestra provided dinner music and played for a dance that followed the program. Frank Troup and his entertainment committee, T.M. Jones, Frank Keown, Robert Helle and L.W. Johnson, were in charge of arrangements.

Brig. Gen. H.N. Toftoy, Redstone Arsenal's commanding general, will address members of American Chemical Society in Decatur on Tuesday. His talk will deal with the functions of various Redstone Arsenal activities and some of the difficulties encountered in the research and development program.

Four Morgan County students were among winners announced in a statewide essay contest jointly sponsored by Associated Industries of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College. The winners are Nancy Jo Burleson, Morgan County High School, and Jenny Tatum, Anne Carrell and Patty Harris, all of Decatur High School.

A color television set has recently been purchased for the radio and television department of State Vocational Trade School in Decatur and is one of the first in North Alabama. The school is adding a course in color television, which is keeping with its policy of offering instruction in the latest developments for each trade taught at the school.

25 Years Ago

March 13-19, 1981

Saginaw Steering Gear team won the Industrial League regular season championship. Players are Elijah Diggs, Marvin Sales, Doug Morgan, Tim Haley, Mathew Green, Tommy Davis, Troy Gholston, Earnest King, Terry Bird, Scott Stout and Willie Orr.

Epsilon Zeta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held a model meeting to acquaint prospective members with the club's programs.

Florence Arthur, Barbara Tidwell, Marilyn Harness, Betty Sellars and Alice Livingston were guests witnessing presentations, said spokeswoman Marsha Jones.

Vickie Clark and Jennifer Frederick performed a skit about the ideals and purposes of the sorority and explaining the programs.

Hartselle American Legion honored Vietnam War veterans Tuesday as Legion members celebrated the Legion's 62nd birthday. Larry Slater and Hugh H. Pattillo gave viewpoints on the conflict of the enlisted man and the officer.

Austin High School's Bruce Allen, a 6-foot-5 center, heads THE DAILY's 10-man 3A-4A All-Area Basketball Team.

Allen's unanimous selection to the team, in a vote by area coaches and THE DAILY sports department, earned him the Most Valuable Player title.

While Allen heads up the stellar all-area list, first-year Hartselle coach Fred Bryan is THE DAILY's 3A-4A Coach of the Year.

The other nine players selected in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties are Austin's Mac Abston, Decatur's James Clark and Ray Robinson, Brewer's Greg Clark, Hartselle's Darrell Allen and Joey Roberson, Athens' Quentin Anderson and Raynard McWilliams, and Lawrence County's Deangelo McDaniel.

Decatur's Susan Neville and Red Raider coach Mike Smith share top billings on THE
DAILY's 1980-81 3A-4A All-Area girls basketball team. The Notre Dame-bound Neville is the Most Valuable Player and Smith is Coach of the Year.

The list of players selected includes Neville, Lori Breeding and Jenny Bendall of Decatur, Joyce Holt, Tracie Burnett, Deirdre Jones and Lynne Bolden of Austin, Kim Grant of Hartselle, Charlotte Flack of Brewer and Connie Lee of Lawrence County.

10 Years Ago

March 13-19, 1996

Girl Scouts of America recognized Morgan County's top female role models at the inaugural "Women of Distinction" banquet.

The event also helps mark the 84th anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga.

The honorees are RaJane Hampton, director of marketing at First American Bank, Distinguished Young Woman Award; Gay Blackburn Maloney, attorney and partner in Blackburn, Maloney & Schuppert, P.C., Outstanding Professional Award; Allean Dobbins Reid with Decatur Cadet Core Ministry Inc., Outstanding Volunteer Service Award; Lenette Calvin, Lifetime Achievement Award, for leading six cheerleading teams to championships; and Mary Carol Emens, principal of Chestnut Grove Elementary School, Outstanding Educator Award.

Decatur High School made its fast-pitch softball debut a success defeating Gardendale 19-0. Linda Baker was the winning pitcher, striking out five and giving up just two hits in the five-inning game.

American Legion Post No. 15 in Decatur honored five law enforcement officers and firefighters for outstanding work.

The awards went to Tim Petty, Morgan County Rescue Squad Member of the Year; Eric Whisenant, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; Craig Livingston, Decatur Firefighter of Year; Lt. John Richard Boyd Jr., Decatur Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; and Thomas O. "Butch" Jacobs, Morgan County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John A. Borglum has been awarded a Letter of Commendation for superior performance of duty while serving aboard the attack submarine USS Oklahoma City. He is the son of B.A. and Mary Borglum of Hartselle and is a 1981 graduate of Speake High School.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
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