VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
The Morgan County High School (now Hartselle High) football team in 1946 are front row, from left, coach J.C. Petty, Jimmy Long, Vinson Atchley, John Bean, Joe Butler, Norman Lockhart, J.P. Cain, Junior Waddell, Bill Smith, Whitey Sharp and Charles Johnson. Middle row are Cedric Beddingfield, Jack McClanahan, Howard Mitchell, Leon Livingston, Pete McCutheon, Ted Hartselle, Bush Gilchrist, David Puckett and Bill Hampton. Back row are Don Stephenson, Max Hall, Bob Pickens, Harry Puckett, Ben Calloway, Robert Stephenson, John Paul Johnson, Henry Crockett and William Grisham. Not pictured, Harold McClanahan.
25 organize Austinville’s new church
75 years ago
Sept. 3-16, 1932
Austinville got a new church when 25 charter members organized the Austinville Church of Christ. E.C. Bryan of Moulton preached the first Sunday.
Lewie Hardage, formerly of Decatur, designed the new uniform for the University of Oklahoma. Hardage was head football coach at the school. The uniforms offered the same protection, but were much lighter.
50 years ago
Sept. 3-16, 1957
John D. Sherrill joined Chemstrand Corp. as a public relations representative. Sherrill coordinated the chemical textile firm’s exhibits and display program.
A native of Decatur, Sherrill worked in advertising and sales with Shell Oil Co. in Birmingham and Houston, Texas.
Ann McCommon, a newcomer to Decatur and to local golfing, became Decatur Country Club women’s champion. McCommon, formerly of Panama City, had been in Decatur less than a year.
Mrs. Dougie Jonas was runner-up in the finals.
25 years ago
Sept. 3-16, 1982
Top players in the Decatur Women’s Tennis Association were Susan Eggleston, Paulette Beckham, Barbara Holly, Diane Conaway, Pat Stovall, Barbara Wallace, Sue Burns and Charlotte White. Each won their matches. The league’s winning team was Katie Harris, Conaway, Betty Flowe, Emma Lee Denmark, Jeanne Hardwick and Susan Crowden.
10 years ago
Sept. 3-16, 1997
Jawana Gurliaccio, 18, left her hometown of Hartselle to join The Young Americans, a California-based show choir that performed around the world.
Gurliaccio traveled the globe as part of the 120-member show choir whose members ranged in age from 15 to 21.
Jennifer Ryan of Eva was selected to be a member of the Pied Pipers, a dramatic troupe at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.
She is the daughter of John and Diane Ryan and was majoring in social work.
Ten restaurateurs took top honors at the 11th annual Taste of the Valley sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Morgan County. The winners in the fine dining category were Scott Curry, Johnston Street Café; Pennye Phillips, Mr. Prime’s Steak House; Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson Barbecue; and Katie Allen, Granny Mable’s Cookin.
Winners in the fast-food division were Mike Flynn, The Garlic Press; Kevin Burchel, KFC; Melissa DeLawrence, Schlotzsky’s Deli; and Addie Hall, Baskin-Robbins.
The Judges’ Choice award was given to Chris Lang of Great Harvest Bread Co.
Amberley Suites Hotel, represented by Tami Reist, won the award for best overall presentation.
John Gamble of Decatur was named first vice president of the Alabama Feed and Grain Association.
The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use in “Valley of Years Past.” Please call Mary Lott at 340-2452 or e-mail her at mary.lott@decaturdaily
.com. Photos will be returned.