Looking back: Col. Brown was awarded star medals

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Forty years ago, in 1971, a Flomaton man, Col. Royal A. Brown Jr., was awarded his second and third Silver Star for his participation in rescue and rescue attempts of Vietnam War members.

These men who put their own lives on the line to save others, deserved to be recognized for their bravery in these circumstances.

The first jet made its landing at the Atmore Municipal Airport after the extension of the runway to 5,000 feet.

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Looking at prices of things during this time showed Kwik Chek having a sale with many things priced at 10 cents. Some of those things were, a can of peaches, a can of cut greet beans, a qt. of bleach, a can of pork and beans, a can of pineapple and a can of black pepper.

All of these are good prices, but that price on black pepper blew me away. The last time I bought black pepper, it was more than $3. No wonder I never have enough money. What I buy adds up way faster than the amount of money coming in.

The first person to get notice that he was eligible to share in the per-capita distribution of Creek Judgement money was announced in The Atmore Advance.

There was a calculation that the amount received would be no more than $90 per person.

There was an announcement in the newspaper that free X-rays were to be made in Atmore, sponsored by the West Escambia T.B. Seals Association and Atmore Pilot Club.

The Grand Jury met and recommended that the county needed a new jail. This was based on the jail inspection they made recently, which is part of the Grand Jury’s job.

The Strand movie theater was showing “Big Jake” starring John Wayne and Richard Boone. The ad also stated that one could come to the theater and be comfortable because it was air-conditioned.

A Halloween Carnival was going to be held at A.C. Moore School. Funds made off the carnival would go to the PTA.

Masland Carpet Mill had its third annual reunion for employees. Everyone was served a fish dinner and door prizes were given.