VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Members of Lawrence County 4-H Club who attended the State 4-H Camp at Auburn in July 1958 were first row, from left, Annie Sandlin, Jean Reid, Assistant Home Agent, Eloise T. Maddox, Margaret Witt and Shala Bowling. Second row, from left, are unknown, Donnie Montgomery, Assistant County Agent Hoyt Price, unknown and Ward Pruitt Jr.
W.O. Moon to pastor Decatur Church of God
75 Years Ago
Oct. 23-29, 1931
The Rev. W.O. Moon, formerly of Fort Meade, Fla., accepted the pastorate of Decatur Church of God.
Added attractions to Princess Theatre included Handy's Orchestra and Harry Snodgrass, the "King of the Ivories." Handy, from Memphis, performed blues songs. Snodgrass gained fame from playing over radio for several years and performed many concerts across the nation.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 23-29, 1956
Danville Home Demonstration Club was announced top club of the year. Paul Wolfer of Decatur Kiwanis Club presented a trophy to club president Mrs. Charles Pickens. Club members who attended the luncheon were Mrs. F.E. Martin, Mrs. J.S. Sandlin, Mrs. Leonard Heflin, Mrs. Lewis Sims, Mrs. James Teague and Mrs. George Lindsey.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 23-29, 1981
Top finishers from Silent Fury Karate Club of Decatur in the nationally rated Battle of Atlanta Karate Tournament were Marilyn Robinson, first-place fighting in women's blue belt; Nina Burleson, third-place fighting in children's division; and Jody Robinson, first-place fighting in junior black belt. Other winners were Steve de Graffenried, fifth-place kata in men's blue belt; and Linda Mahathy, third-place fighting and second-place kata in women's red belt.
Morgan County Humane Society officer Margaret Compton presented plaques to Somerville volunteer firemen Floyd Houser, Valter Wade and Bob Leopard for their work in saving two beagles. The Somerville men spent more than three hours in the rain rescuing the dogs that were trapped in a hole for two days. Apparently the dogs were chasing a rabbit, saw it go into a hole and followed it. Once they got through the hole, they fell into a pit.
Dewitt Oaks of Decatur was presented the Ox Award by the Alabama Region of the American Red Cross for his contribution to blood services.
Oaks, 46, was chairman of the blood services committee of the Morgan County Red Cross chapter.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 23-29, 1996
Eight women joined Newcomers Club of Decatur. They were Sharalyn Andrews of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Vickie Birr of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Sean Craig of Appleton, Wis., Cathy Denmark of Egypt, Priscilla Prause of Portage, Mich., Tammy Savage of Hamilton, Miss., Eliza Schotz of St. Paul, Minn., and Rhonda Taylor of Dallas.
Decatur General Hospital board member John "Jack" Davis Jr. was elected to the board of the Alabama Council of Hospital Trustees. The organization is affiliated with the Alabama Hospital Association and provides educational and networking opportunities to members of hospital governing boards.
Davis was appointed to the Decatur General Board in 1985 and was president of the State Bonded Warehouse in Decatur.
Dr. Sam B. Heard was elected president of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Heard had been an emergency medicine staff physician at Decatur General Hospital since June 1994.
— Compiled by MaryLott