VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Members of the Morgan County High School Future Homemakers of America formed a sextet that performed at the FHA and Future Farmers of America banquets in 1961. They were, from left, Rita Faye King, Reba Vest, Laura Fuller, Sandra Seibert, Louise Stubbs, Shelby Clemons and Mary Glasco.
Local students named “Who’s Who”
75 Years ago
Nov. 5-11, 1932
The Central Public Speaking Club announced new officers.
They were J.R. Vaughn, president; Jack Smith, vice president; John Yarborough, treasurer; Clara Mahaffey, secretary; and Eugene Hayne, scribe.
New pledges in the Lamba Pi Sigma fraternity at Central High School were Marvin Eubanks, A.M. Smith, Cecil Chandler, Augustus Poole and Lawrence Pruitt.
50 years ago
Nov. 5-11, 1957
Herman Shoemaker and Bob Orr, both of Hartselle, and Eleanor Chenault and Aviona Yarbrough of Decatur made “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.”
The Southeast Decatur Home Demonstration Club elected officers for the ensuing year.
They were Mrs. Thomas Santford, president; Mrs. L.E. Crider, vice president; Mrs. Walker Kurz, second vice president; Mrs. James Davis, third vice president; Mrs. James Kirby, secretary; and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson, treasurer.
Sylvia Ann Adcock of Hartselle received as scholarship to Florence State.
25 years ago
Nov. 5-11, 1982
Joe Wheeler Chapter No. 291 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy donated a pair of 18th century hand-colored engravings and an empire-style mahogany drop-leaf sofa table to the Old Bank building. Mrs. Joe S. Elliot Sr. was the chapter’s president.
Winners at a Decatur Country Club Women’s Golf Tournament were Evelyn Lloyd, first flight low net score; Bessie Jones, second flight low net score; Evelyn Justin, medalist and championship flight, low net score; and Lou Street, championship flight runner-up.
10 years ago
Nov. 5-11, 1997
Awards were presented at the Decatur Elks Lodge No. 655 for the Drug Awareness Essay Contest.
Decatur Officer Greg Cain received a $1,500 check for the DARE Program and other officers were awarded DARE plaques for the partnership in the program.
Clara Swader received a $500 check to use in Morgan County Schools for drug awareness programs.
Week at Space Camp awards went to Brianna Thompson of Eva, Elizabeth Hall of Lacey’s Spring, Brandon Atkins of Cedar Ridge and Chad Smith of Priceville.
Decatur Heritage Christian Academy broke ground for a new building on its Sandlin Road campus.
Principal Gary Peters said the construction would allow the school to be united on one campus for the first time in its three-year history. Mayor Julian Price and Decatur Chamber of Commerce Commodores helped the school’s board of trustees shovel the first dirt as students and parents released balloons.
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 email@example.com. Photos will be returned.