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Mary Lott

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Gary, 3, Johnny, 5, and Tommy Long, 4, dressed up in cowboy suits Feb. 18, 1956. The sons of John D. and Jean Long of Hartselle wore their outfits every Christmas.

Athens man appointed district game warden

75 Years Ago

Jan. 22-28, 1932

L.S. White, deputy license inspector of Athens, was appointed district game warden of North Alabama by Gov. B.M. Miller.

A.J. Holtman was elected president of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 22-28, 1957

J.J. Hardwick, general agent for the L&N Railroad in Decatur, received a pin for 45 years of service to the “Old Reliable” line.

Dr. Carl Jones, Athens veterinarian, was elected president of the Athens Rotary Club.

Mrs. John Henry Garnett was elected president of the Roundtop Fairview Home Demonstration Club.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 22-28, 1982

Chris Anders was awarded a 10-speed bicycle for being the Decatur volunteer who collected the most money during the 1982 United Cerebral Palsy Telethon. He raised $96.34. Danny Rhodes received a digital watch for second place with a total of $70.60.

Morgan County Junior Miss Denise Junkins of Falkville tried out the pilot’s view of an Alabama Air National Guard helicopter in Montgomery during the state pageant. Junkins, a senior at Falkville High School, was chosen among the top 10 at the Junior Miss final and was awarded scholarships totaling $3,600.

Hartselle Chamber of Commerce President Bob Jaques and his son Jon completed a souvenir to commemorate the second shuttle flight of Columbia. They made 48 plaques and each plaque contained a Columbia II patch and two posted envelopes dated Nov. 12., the date of the launch.

Jon sent 50 envelopes to Cape Kennedy, Fla., and asked the postmaster to date them the day of the launch. The second set was mailed from Marshall Space Flight Center. The displays also included written information about the flight. The plaques started selling for $10; then the price jumped to $20.

Decatur High School football players received awards at a banquet. Preston Hurst was Most Valuable Player; Fred Clemons, Most Valuable Back; and Tim Olinger, Most Valuable Lineman.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 22-28, 1997

Athens High School band director Dan Havely and Brookhill first-grade teacher Dana S. Pressnell were chosen as Teachers of the Year by the Board of Education.

Joel Gilliam became Decatur’s police chief.

The 58-year-old retired Detroit police commander was the city’s first black police chief and its second black department head.

Melissa Disher’s basket with eight seconds to play lifted the Athens High girls basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Lincoln County, Tenn.

Disher took a pass from Larissa Jackson and improved Athens to 14-3 on the season.

Jackson finished with 18 points, while Tera Baker and Disher had 15 each.

Mary Lott

The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use in “Valley ofYears Past.”Please call Mary Lott at 340-2352 or e-mail her at mary.lott@decaturdaily .com. Photos will be returned.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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