VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
The Lawrence County 4-H Club members with leaders in this photo from July 1957, attended the State 4-H Club Camp in Auburn. They are front row, from left, unknown, unknown, Reba Bond, Eloise Tanner, (assistant home agent), and unknown; back row, from left, unknown, Hoyt Price (assistant company agent) and Howard Smith.
Bee Line baseball league forms in 1931
75 Years Ago
April 24-30, 1931
The Bee Line baseball league was formed at a conference of baseball leaders in Decatur.
The league is composed of Decatur, Athens, Hartselle and Cullman.
Officers of the new circuit are R.C. Allen of Athens, president; Charles Howell of Decatur, vice president; Dr. Charles Martin of Cullman, secretary; and Dr. White of Hartselle, treasurer.
Hugo Black, Alabama's senior United States senator, will be guest speaker at the Tennessee Valley Pythian Association's meeting.
Several officers of the Grand Lodge of the state are also expected to be present and deliver addresses.
50 Years Ago
April 24-30, 1956
Roland Oliver was selected "Favorite Disc-Jockey of Decatur" in a Benny Goodman contest sponsored by the Bowline Drive-In Theater. Oliver of Radio Station WAJF received a season pass to Bowline.
Gayle Delane Fambrough was one of 33 seniors who was selected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vanderbilt University. Candidates must have maintained at least a 2.4 average throughout their undergraduate career in the College of Arts and Science.
Miss Fambrough is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Fambrough of Decatur and is a graduate of Decatur High School.
Falkville fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders presented a musical operetta, "Sunny of Sunnysides," at the high school.
Cast of the operetta included Janice McCoy, Lila June Morris, Roger Henson, Charlie House, Janice Watts, Hal Lee, Amy Rea, Mary Louis Glasgow, Gaynell McNally, Charolette Smith, Shelba Chaney, Rona Gail Woods, Patricia Murphy, Loyd McCarley, Freddie Glasgow, Sandra Shaneyfelt, Jimmy Aycock, Kay Compton, Richard Green, Billy Johnson and Diane Cloud.
25 Years Ago
April 24-30, 1981
The Girl Scouts of North Alabama Inc. presented a "thanks badge," the highest award for volunteer service in Girl Scouting, to Mrs. W.O. Lipscomb Jr. of Decatur.
Welton Reynolds, retiring president, made the presentation and explained the award was given for service over and beyond specific duties of the various offices Mrs. Lipscomb has held over the past 15 years she has worked with the North Alabama council.
Jacksonville State University music major Laura Kent won the title of Miss Tennessee Valley at Calhoun Community College and will compete for the Miss Alabama title.
Austin High School majorette Kim Brunner of Decatur tied for third runner-up with Laura Allbright of Anniston.
Miss Kent performed a vocal number in the talent portion of the pageant.
The Rev. Mike Hamm of Jacksonville, Fla., has joined the staff of Moulton Heights Baptist Church as associate pastor.
Hamm attended Florida Junior College in Jacksonville and attended Florida Junior College in Jacksonville and received a bachelor's degree in church ministries from Trinity Baptist College in 1979. He served for three years on the staff of Baymeadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
R.J. Ellis was named plant manager of Ingalls Marine Division's Decatur facility. Ellis joined the Decatur shipbuilding plant in January.
Ingalls Marine Division is a subsidiary of Ingalls Iron Works Co. The barge building firm employs 340 people locally.
West Athens Elementary School and Belle Mina School won the Keep America Beautiful Day Clean Campus contest, according to Clean Community System Director Doris Cox.
10 Years Ago
April 24-30, 1996
A team of 16 students from Cedar Ridge Middle School competed in the Knowledge Master Open. They scored 1,512 points out of a possible 2,000 points, which placed them first among Alabama schools and 128 in the nation, out of 1,306 middle schools competing.
Team members are Michelle Ballew, Sarah Broom, Franklin Bumpus, Rebecca Crunk, Chris Domingo, Bradley Garland, David Gilliam, Rebekah Glover, Joel Hart, Scott Johnson, Karen Maijala, Jacob Mauer, Ketan Patel, Joy Rath, Alexa Roney and Adam Terry. Team coach is Doris Prewitt.
Decatur High's Tom De-Lawrence and Justin Brown each won semifinal singles matches in the Class 6A, Section 6 boys tennis tournament.
DeLawrence advanced to the finals in No. 1 singles.
The tournament included teams from Austin, Decatur, Bradshaw, Lee, Huntsville and Grissom.
Twenty-one fifth-graders from Frances Nungester Elementary School will entertain the public Saturday at Opryland in Nashville in front of the hospitality center near the entrance.
The Nungester Naturals were selected after music teacher Virginia Paul sent in an audition tape.