VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Athens Legion presents musical comedy
75 Years ago
Aug. 6-12, 1932
The Athens Post of the American Legion presented a musical comedy, “Rooms to Let,” at the Ritz Theatre. Mary Lillian Feigley was the director of the program and Mrs. D.L. Rosenan Jr. was in charge of the music.
Proceeds went toward a memorial for World War I veterans in Athens.
50 years ago
Aug. 6-12, 1957
Participants in the Decatur Women’s Open Invitational Golf Tournament were Eloise Miller, Jeffie Jones, Maidee Damsky, Nonnie Cottingham, Ruth Baugh, Catherine McMasters, Marty Webb, Ray Byrd, Billie Frazier, Mary Rogers, Natalie Lucy, Irene Grigg, Mary McCutcheon, Jean Spencer, Mary Glynn Green and Jean Pepper.
The Boy of the Month Club selected Waylon Free, 14, as Decatur’s Boy of the Month. He was selected from a group of more than 500.
25 years ago
Aug. 6-12, 1982
Neal Johnson of J&J Oil Co. in Athens was elected as vice president of the Alabama LP Gas Association.
The Decatur Junior Women’s Club inducted 11 new members.
They were Joan Addison, Shelia Bokatzian, Kaye Clark, Jennifer French, Donita Johnson, Belva McGee, Nancy Murphree, Susie Sheridan, Teresa Steinberg, Alicia Tosh and Fablenne West.
Rodney K. Brooks of Hartselle received a $10,000 maximum suggestion award at Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors. He was recognized for his idea to redesign a part, which resulted in increased efficiency and scrap reduction.
10 years ago
Aug. 6-12, 1997
State 4-H winners were recognized and presented ribbons and scholarships at a ceremony at the Von Braun Civic Center. Local winners were Ronnie Moore, Morgan County, third place in electric energy demonstration; Michelle Craig, Morgan County, third place in plant and soil science exhibit; Jessica Britnell, Lawrence County, first place in dairy foods; Reginald Reynolds, Lawrence County, first place in public speaking, oratorical; and LaToya Feagin, Limestone County, third place in public speaking, oratorical.
Raye Thibadoux of Decatur participated in “Confratute ’97,” an international conference/institute on educating gifted and talented children, at the University of Connecticut. She was a student at Brookhaven Middle School.
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 340-2452 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be returned.