Pages from the past
Published 12:09 pm Thursday, June 20, 2002
50 Years Ago, June 19, 1952:
National Cattle Judging Winner
Third-place winner in the family division of the largest national dairy cattle judging contest of its kind is the Joe Easterwood family of Randolph County.
Williams Is Winner Of Golf Tourney
H.C. Williams, Atmore post-master, won the championship flight in the Atmore Country Club's 20th annual golf tournament played on the local club's links last Thursday.
Day of Prayer
Mrs. Melvin Nall, president of the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church, announces the Day of Prayer with Kathleen Mallory.
Amongst Us Young-Uns
Well, it seems as if ole Uncle Sam is finally letting some of our boys come home. Bubba Wilson and Walter Welch were the lucky ones this time. We sho' are glad to see you boys again and hope that your leave will be a long one!
Mrs. Herbert Dean was hostess to the members of the Home Demonstration Club at her home on Thursday afternoon.
25 Years Ago, June 16, 1972:
The Canoe Civic Club, assisted by the Canoe Homemakers Club, and other individuals, served approximately 200 at its Fish Fry last Tuesday evening.
Farmers Requested To Report Acreage
Escambia County farmers have been asked to report the planted acreage of corn, cotton, peanuts, grain sorghum, barley and wheat to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).
Shower Honors Miss Joyner
Miss Julia Joyner, June bride-elect, was honored on June ninth with a kitchen shower given by Misses Kaki Gordon and Janet Helton in the latter's home.
2 Atmoreans Win Races At Flomaton Saturday
Bo Pierce of Flomaton won the helmet dash, Ricky Copeland of Atmore won the first heat race, Foots Kimmons of Milton finished first in the second heat, and Raymond Lambeth of Flomaton placed first in the mechanics race.
Seven boxcars in a L&N freight train derailed at 2:13 P.m. Monday in downtown Flomaton, striking a power line and causing a blackout in the downtown area for several hours. No one was injured in the wreck.
10 Years Ago, June 14, 1992
Blueberry Festival Set
The 12th annual Alabama Blueberry Festival will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shady campus opens its doors to thousands of festival visitors each year.
Summer Singing '92 Scheduled
The Atmore Band Boosters are sponsoring Summer Singing '92 to be held Friday, June 19, 7 p.m. until…, at the Herbert Barnes Stadium at Escambia County High School.
Bells, Bars Recommended At Crossings
A team of Alabama Highway Department officials this week officially recommended that bells, whistles and bars be installed at four railroad crossings in Atmore.
Eagles Victorious Again By Beating Bears
A 14-8 victory for the Eagles Thursday moved them into a second-place tie with the Tigers. It was the Bears who fell prey to the Eagles in the night's action in minor league.
Door-to-Door Volunteers Sought
The Leukemia Society of America, Alabama Chapter, is recruiting volunteers for its annual door-to-door campaign set for Sept. 1-13.