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Mary Lott

The Hartselle Teen Town Terrors are, first row, from left, Don Vest, Hal  Butler, Ike Groover, Johnny Sims, Jimmy Cam, Joe Groover and John Howell; second row, Carl Ward, Hewlett Roberts, Billy Sims, John Sample, Charles  Ray, Bobby Speakman and Robert Parker; third row, Franklin Stewart Jr., Robert  Peck, Billy Evans, Ralph Pattillo, Robert Wayne Clemons, Ted Williams, Joe  Thompson and Coach Harry Puckett. This picture appears to be from the 1960s.
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The Hartselle Teen Town Terrors are, first row, from left, Don Vest, Hal Butler, Ike Groover, Johnny Sims, Jimmy Cam, Joe Groover and John Howell; second row, Carl Ward, Hewlett Roberts, Billy Sims, John Sample, Charles Ray, Bobby Speakman and Robert Parker; third row, Franklin Stewart Jr., Robert Peck, Billy Evans, Ralph Pattillo, Robert Wayne Clemons, Ted Williams, Joe Thompson and Coach Harry Puckett. This picture appears to be from the 1960s.

Paul M. Chambers joins new bus line

75 Years Ago

July 17-23, 1931

Paul M. Chambers, general manager of No. 7 Bus Lines Inc. of Athens, transferred to Tuscumbia where he accepted an executive position with the
new Muscle Shoals-Mobile Bus Line. The bus line was formed by former Gov. W.W. Brandon and associates.

E.R. Wolfe, who served on the local board of control of the L&N YMCA, was honored by the state organization for his faithful performance with the development of the YMCA work. Wolfe is one of the three board members controlling activities and operations of the organization in Alabama.


50 Years Ago

July 17-23, 1956

The Rev. J.C. Jones became the pastor of First Baptist Church of Austinville. The Morgan County native came from New Bethel Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Donald L Elbert, James E. Farrington and John R. Holsten were appointed to research and development divisions of The Chemstrand Corp. Elbert was located in the nylon spinning group of the Development Department. Farrington was located in the Acrilan dyeing research group and Holsten was located in the process organic group.

Jera K. Poole, who was a Trinity post office carrier, was awarded the nation's highest honor for accident-free driving. Poole received the National Safety Council's safe driver award emblem, certificate and card.

Jack Mooneyham of Somerville, a graduate of Cotaco High School, received a
basketball and baseball scholarship at Snead College.

25 Years Ago

July 17-23, 1981

Curt Nix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Nix of Decatur, had a speaking role on "General Hospital." He played the part of a porter carrying luggage to a yacht. The 1965 graduate of West Morgan High School has also appeared in several episodes of "Archie Bunker's Place."

Two Decatur Wolverine Division employees were promoted in the plant's purchasing department. H. Leo Fretwell of Moulton was named purchasing agent of Decatur's Wolverine Plant. Brenda Corbin was named buyer in the purchasing department.

Decatur Superintendent Byron Nelson was the recipient of a leadership award
from a state organization that represents school administrators. James Street, executive director of the Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision, presented Nelson with the honor at a meeting of the city Board of Education.

10 Years Ago

July 17-23, 1996

Tenecia Mason Little, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Little and E.J. Mitchell, was selected as an at-large delegate in the 1996 Miss Teen All-American Pageant in Miami. Little was a student at East Lawrence High School.

Four women joined Newcomers' Club of Decatur. They were Wylyn Doherty of Jackson, Miss., Sarah Holden of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kathleen Merritt of Columbia, S.C., and Milli Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio.

THE DAILY welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties for The Valley of Years Past. Photos will be returned. Contact Mary Lott at 340-2452.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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