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Mary Lott

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The Decatur High School A team in 1951.

Senator wins Valley Country Club golf tournament in 1931

75 Years Ago

Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 1931

J. Marvin Kelly handed a defeat to Allen Green in the Valley Country Club tournament. Kelly, a state senator from Morgan and Lawrence counties, had recently taken up golf and proved to be quite talented.

A committee organized by James C. Connor, commander of the Alabama department of American Legion, included Ben Bloodworth of Decatur. The committee was appointed to study possibilities of weekly events for the Legionnaires.

50 Years Ago

Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 1956

Officers for Priceville High School's senior class were Carolyn Slaten, president; Don Sams, vice president, Jack Winton, secretary; Burl Slaten, treasurer; Laneeta Halbrooks, Thaddeus Curbow and Fay Bennett, reporters; Charles Sharp and Libby Bennett, historians; and Barbara Tapscott, parliamentarian.

Col. Robert H. York of Hartselle was elected president of the 83rd Infantry Division Association at the "Thunderbolt Division" 10th annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Col. York was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Lynda Gaye Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rolf Smith of Decatur, was crowned as Bowline Drive-In Theater Anniversary Queen by Mayor H.R. Summer.

Mrs. Curtis Campbell, chairwoman of the membership
drive of the Athens-Limestone Hospital Women's Auxiliary, was honored at a luncheon for her successful efforts in promoting increased membership in the hospital auxiliary.

Beth Turney, 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Turney of Somerville, was grand prize winner of Huntsville's annual Health and Beauty Baby show.

25 Years Ago

Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 1981

The Austin High School majorettes received a superior rating at band camp at Jacksonville State University. The team included Dana Terry, Kim Brunner, Leah Black, Sherry Sampson, Connie Preston and Cindy West.

Jane Wooten was honored as Educator of the Year by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce for her 43 years teaching and her "dedicated service to education."

DECATUR DAILY staff photographer Mark Kulaw's photograph of Decatur Continental softball player Lori Ann Bailey took second place honors in sports photography in the Southeastern region of the National Press Photographers Association contest.

10 Years Ago

Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 1996

Kay Yarborough Nelson, a 1962 graduate of Decatur High School, was listed in the Second Edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Nelson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newell D. Yarborough, formerly of Decatur, has written more than 40 books on using computers and operating systems.

Marty Frost of Trinity was awarded one of the first $1,000 Leadership Scholarships under Chick-Fil-A's newly revised scholarship program.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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