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Mary Lott

Union Grove Home Demonstration Club at a social in 1957.
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Union Grove Home Demonstration Club at a social in 1957.

A.C. Teague of Decatur, was re-elected president of the Morgan County Singing Convention

75 Years Ago

July 10-16, 1931

A.C. Teague of Decatur, was re-elected president of the Morgan County Singing Convention.

Other officers elected were Tennis Sparkman, re-elected vice president; the Rev. S.V. Blythe, chaplain; P.W. Sparkman, recording secretary; and Ruth Teague, pianist.

Approximately 6,000 visitors came for the formal opening of the Lookmont Tire Co. station at Lee and Line streets. Henry M. Cullom was president of the company.

Garner Pride district manager of Alabama Power Co. announced Hammond Wood was made head of the commercial department of local offices of the company. He had worked in Decatur for several years.

50 Years Ago

July 10-16, 1956

Mary Lou Dancy Order of Eastern Star Chapter 330 installed new officers. They were Oliver Powell, associate patron; Clara Hardy, associate matron; Nettie Dunlap, installing grand officer; Jeanette Scruggs, worthy matron; and Julian Hardy, worthy patron.

Final contests in talent shows and tractor driving were featured events at the annual 4-H Club camp of 700 youths in Auburn. Brenda Pirkle of Falkville was one of the district talent winners.

William L. Dennis joined the public relations department of The Chemstrand Corp. as an art and exhibits representative.

Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was an illustrator for Hayes Aircraft Corp. of Birmingham. The Auburn native attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, where he received a bachelor of science degree.

25 Years Ago

July 10-16, 1981

Decatur's Dixie Majors and Dixie Pre-Majors All-Star teams advanced in district tournament action.

Dixie Majors All-Stars downed Marshall County All-Stars 1-0 at Arab. Dixie Pre-Majors beat Albertville All-Stars 11-1, in five innings in Albertville.

Jimmy Meek was the star of the game for Dixie Majors with a one-hit pitching performance. Meek struck out five and walked three in his seven-inning performance.

Decatur got the game's only run in the fifth when Mack Abston doubled and scored on Mike Anderson's pinch-hit single.

Other players getting hits for Decatur were Tommy Blankenship, Jay Roberson and Steve Etheredge.

Rhonda Charlene Teague won a $500 scholarship from Decatur Branch of American Association of University Women. The branch awards the scholarship to a college junior, senior or graduate student who needs financial aid to complete a college degree. Teague is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teague of Decatur. She was a junior at Judson College in Marion when she received the award.

Jimmy Kao of Decatur won the main event in full-contact karate action at Decatur's Funland Park. Kao beat Bernard Lawes of New Orleans on a technical knockout in the second round to take the victory.

10 Years Ago

July 10-16, 1996

Stan Rogers, a leader in organizational development at General Electric Co. in Decatur, received the Executive Master of Business Administration diploma from Vanderbilt University.

Decatur agents at Liberty National Life Insurance Co. were named Senior Liberty Underwriters, the company's top award for personal production.

They were Wayne Neal, Buddy Smith, Fran White, Dwight Sandlin, Bobby Kennemur and Gail Mauldin.

Decatur Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the opening of a new automotive detailing shop. Moreno's Detailing opened at 1024 Fifth Ave. S.E., specializing in car detailing with interior and exterior cleaning, including under the hood.

Suzanne Romano was the owner.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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