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Mary Lott

Athens College cheerleaders in this photo from 1959 are Carolyn House, Bobbe Jane Owens, Ann Britt and Patsy Lemmond.
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Athens College cheerleaders in this photo from 1959 are Carolyn House, Bobbe Jane Owens, Ann Britt and Patsy Lemmond.

21 boys travel to Kiwanis YMCA camp

75 Years Ago

June 27-July 2, 1931

Twenty-one boys went to the Kiwanis YMCA camp. They were Tom Carson, John D. Grimes, Larrimore Green, Wallace Rodgers, Howard Tunstall, Henry McConnell, Russell Johnson, Carl Green, Gilbert Ford, James Kendall, Otto Carter, Loyd Dinsmore, Jack Dinsmore, Thomas Parks, Marshall Dunaway, Wilson Grant, Thomas Bailey Jr., Cranston Gray and Lewis Hoff.

Dr. J.C. Pennington of Nashville was guest speaker at the Morgan County Medical Society meeting at First United Methodist Church. His subject was "Colon Bacilus Infection of the Kidneys." The lecture was illustrated with lantern slides.


50 Years Ago

June 27-July 2, 1956

Members of Decatur Garden Club attended the annual state meeting of the Garden Club of Alabama at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. They were Mrs. S.M. Propst, Mrs. John Collier, Mrs. Rufus F. Warren and Mrs. Ray Kelley.

The King family had its first reunion in 16 years at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kullman in Austinville. Among the family members present were Mrs. W.C. Sanders and Mrs. R.W. Watson of Birmingham; Mrs. C.T. Stacks of Somerville; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert King, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert King and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie King and children of Georgia; and Beckie McKee.

Decatur Civitan Club installed officers. They were Ed Tubbs, director; W.L. Evans, second vice president; Floyd Sherrod, director; John Short, president; Jewitt Filler, director; Gil Crane, first vice president; Paul Blackwell, director; Hill Woodard, secretary; Cole Downing, director; and Rae Herndon, treasurer.


25 Years Ago

June 27-July 2, 1981

David Cummings of Hartselle served as a summer staff member for Mountain Tennessee Outreach Program. He worked with elderly and underprivileged people in a mountain region of Tennessee. He is a graduate of Hartselle High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elton Cummings.

The best of Athens and Decatur met in two championship matches of the annual Athens-Limestone Open Tennis Tournament.

In the men's A-singles final, Athens' Tim Johnson and Decatur's Eugene McNutt battled from baseline to baseline for two sets, but in the end, Johnson was the winner by a 6-1, 7-6 margin. Johnson then teamed with Jimmy Beasley to hold off McNutt and Willie Jones, 6-2, 6-2, in the A-doubles final, a spectacular finale to the nine-day event sponsored by Athens Women's Tennis Association.

Harlow Fikes and DeWitt Burns mounted a massive assault on par, carding a
sizzling 7 under par 65 to capture first-place honors in the annual Woodland Golf Course two-man best ball tournament. They teamed for an easy six-stroke victory over the team of Mike Black-Joey Burgree, on two trips around the par-36 2,359-yard Woodland course.

Keith Higginbotham and Billy Tucker won the second flight with a one par 71. Glenn Whitt and Larry Whitt rounded the course at even par for second place. Bobby Royals and Bobby Johnson finished with a one-over par 73 to claim
third place in second flight.


10 Years Ago

June 27-July 2, 1996

Ray Glaze was named manager at Joe Hendrix Builders in Decatur. Glaze, a graduate of Austin High School, attended Calhoun Community College and Wallace State Community College. He had worked in management for 16 years.

Newcomers Club of Decatur welcomed three new members. They were Susan Caldwell of Mount Airy, N.C., Betty Higginson of Prescott, Ontario, Canada, and Rachel Lawley of South Yorkshire, England.

Priceville Junior High School was named junior level finalist at the National Energy Education Development project awards for 1996 for its projects educating others about energy. The students and sponsor Ann LaChance went to Washington, D.C., to accept their award, presented by Sen. Howell Heflin. The NEED Project is a nonprofit organization with programs in more than 35
states to teach students about energy while developing leadership and critical thinking skills.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
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