News from the Tennessee Valley Living Today

Mary Lott

Decatur High School cheerleaders in a photo that appears to be from the early 1960s
Courtesy Photo
Decatur High School cheerleaders in a photo that appears to be from the early 1960s

Kiwanis beats L & N 3-1 in bowling

75 Years Ago

Oct. 16-22, 1931

The Kiwanis Club of Decatur got off to a good start in bowling at the Y.M.C.A., as they trimmed the L&N Shop, 3-1

Harriett Irwin and her pupils formed a music club called The Music Makers. Louise Sherrill was elected president, Ruth Ann Hobbs was vice president and Jane Todd was secretary.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 16-22, 1956

Paul Robson, plant manager of Wolverine Tube Division of Calumet & Hecla Inc., was elected 8th district vice president of Associated Industries of Alabama.

Union Hill 4-H Club elected officers. They are Peggy Whisenant, president; Martha Bowling, vice president; Peggy Smallwood, secretary; Elaine Miller, reporter; and Betty Bramblett and Sue Clark, song leaders.

Seekers Bible Club welcomed a new member, Mrs. V.L. Hill, to the organization.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 16-22, 1981

Decatur Association of Life Underwriters named insurance agent Ralph Jones of Ralph Jones and Associates its 1981 Life Underwriter of the Year.

Jones represented Equitable Life of New York and was a qualifiying member of the Million-Dollar Roundtable for 18 years.

The award was the first such award in recognition of an insurance agent by the Decatur association, a branch of the National Association of Life Underwriters.

Association president Pete Henderson said the award was given for Jones' contribution to various organizations

Hartselle Chamber of Commerce President Bob Jaques presented the 1981 Outstanding Farm Family Award for the Hartselle area to the Stephenson family. They are James H. Stephenson, his sons, George Stephenson, Jim H. Stephenson and his wife Mrs. James H. Stephenson.

The family owned 450 acres and milked 93 cows, averaging 2,115 gallons of milk per cow each year.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 16-22, 1996

BankFirst named Curtis White the branch manager of its Athens office. White, a vice president, had been with BankFirst 8 years. He was a graduate of Gadsden State College, was vice chairman of the Limestone County American Red Cross and a member of the Civitan Club.

Donald A. Hood, owner of Status Image Photography in Decatur, was awarded a Citation of Excellence for photography in cover design at Abby Awards ceremony in Huntsville. He won for the "Growing Up" parenting magazine published by Greenman Publications.

Phyllis Moore of Decatur was elected president of the Alabama chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

— Compiled by Mary Lott

The DAILY welcomes vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties. Call Mary Lott, 340-2452 or email her at

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

Leave feedback
on this or

Email This Page