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Mary Lott

Members of the Riverside High School Class of 1923 at their 50th reunion July 14, 1973. Standing are Judge Bryan McAfee, left, and former Mayor Murray Dodd. Seated are Louise Portwood, left, and Lucille Dodd.
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Members of the Riverside High School Class of 1923 at their 50th reunion July 14, 1973. Standing are Judge Bryan McAfee, left, and former Mayor Murray Dodd. Seated are Louise Portwood, left, and Lucille Dodd.

Epworth League has parade in Athens

75 Years Ago

May 29-June 4, 1931

More than 500 Epworth Leaguers marched in a parade through the business district of Athens, marking the annual Epworth League Assembly session. Eighteen districts were represented with individual floats.

Frank T. Caldwell, field representative for National Retail Credit Association, spoke at the YMCA. W.W. Rahm, manager of the local credit bureau, arranged the visit. The National Retail Credit Association includes nearly 20,000 retail credit-granting
establishments.

J.E. Clem, judge of the inferior court of Athens, was elected worshipful master of Athens Masonic Lodge. Other officers elected were R.H. McGuire, senior warden; Jas R. Bradley, junior warden; T.D. Copeland, senior deacon; George Johnson, junior deacon; J.C. Gordon, treasurer; J.E. Gray, secretary; and R.C. Allen, tyler.

50 Years Ago

May 29-June 4, 1956

Mrs. Paul Eubanks presented her piano pupils in a recital at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Those taking part were Richard Jackson, Mary Anne Stone, Madilyn Marshall, Stephen and Mark Lovelace, Patricia Flynn, Carol and Brenda Bowden, Mary Propst, Don Parks, Julia Lee Lovin, Vicki McRae, Eloise and Linda Holt, Anne Warren, Mary Frances Roberts, Annette Falkner, Helen Jervis, Kay Wilder, Lynne Turney, Charles Vaughan, Joe Anne Elliott, James Johnson, Diane Harris, Marion Meek, Joe Stimson, Gayle McRae, Goodwin Rose, Hugh Ogle and Judy Tuck.

Lt. Gov. Tom Burton of Tuscumbia installed officers of Town Creek Civitan Club. They were Robert Berryman, president; Wesley Davis, vice president; John Yates, secretary; and W.W. Brackin, treasurer.

Melba Jean Langford, formerly of Decatur, was elected president of city council of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Montgomery. She is a graduate of The University of Alabama, did graduate study at Vanderbilt University and is a member of Xi Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Montgomery. She served as vice president, secretary and treasurer of the Decatur chapter of the sorority.

25 Years Ago

May 29-June 4, 1981

Three cooks who won the County CowBelles' beef cook-off contest for adults were Alice Glasscock, first place ; Herman Summerford, second; and Betty Kelso, third.

Wallace Terry, assistant vice president in charge of Savings at First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Decatur, was named state "Ess 'n' Eller" for 1981.

The "Ess 'n' Eller" is a statewide organization designed to promote the savings and loan business through public speaking engagements in schools and civic organizations. The award was presented to Terry at Alabama League of Savings Associations' management development workshop in Montgomery.

Four Tanner High School band students landed seats on the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps tour bus.

Jim Webb, 14, who plays the mellophone bugle; Victor Garth, 17, contra bass bugle; Vance Horton, 16 snare drum; and Ricky Dortch, 15, soprano bugle, are among 61 high school students from Alabama and surrounding states picked for the corps.

Kim Hendrix, an Austin High School student, and Rebecca Stover, a student at Decatur High School, were chosen by Decatur Chamber of Commerce as recipients of Decatur Community Involvement Award.

10 Years Ago

May 29-June 4, 1996

Tyler Smith was Eastwood Elementary School's spelling bee winner for the 1995-96 school year. He is a fifth-grader and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ray Smith.

Nicholas Ferguson was selected as Eastwood Elementary School's Student of the Year. His is a fifth-grader and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donal Ferguson.

West Limestone High School senior Justin Larry Miller has been awarded a full tuition academic scholarship from The University of North Alabama.

Miller also won the Presidential Academic Fitness, All-American Scholar and National English Merit awards and was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Matthew Thomas, son of Tim and Canitha Thomas of Trinity, has been named the Pop Warner Scholar-Athlete of the 1995-96 season.

The West Morgan fourth-grader competes in football, basketball and baseball and has a 4.0 grade point average.

THE DAILY welcomes the loan of old photographs from Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties for The Valley of Years Past. Photos can be picked up after publication. Contact Mary Lott at 340-2452 or mlott@decaturdaily.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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