Looking back: ‘Let’s Scare Jessica’ played at Strand

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Forty-five years ago, in 1972, the Mobile Regional Red Cross Bloodmobile was scheduled to come to Flomaton and they hoped to get 127 pints of blood donated. I don’t know if that was more or less than usual. It just seems to me that more people gave blood than they do today.

A Walnut Hill, Fla. young man had lived his whole life with dyslexia, but he fought back and with the help of others, he rose to the top and was signed to attend the University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship.

Bear Bryant was to speak at the Ernest Ward Athletic Banquet.

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A group of cucumber producers met to discuss the ways to make it more wide spread in the area. It would be interesting to know how that went.

The movie showing at the Strand Theatre was “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.” That is a little bit more violent than I want to watch, although I must admit, I watch “The Walking Dead,” so I guess I will watch anything. I don’t enjoy what I call slasher movies such as the string of Halloween movies.

W.M. “Bill” Brown of Poarch was honored as the top-producers of cotton in the surrounding 17 counties.

A man and a woman were caught red-handed in Greenlawn Pharmacy trying to get away with drugs. They were caught before they could get away with the $1,400 worth of narcotics.

Employment figures showed that there were gains in non-farming, salary categories.

A mailman was shot and killed in the line of duty while he was delivering mail. A man was arrested and charged with the crime. One doesn’t think of delivering mail to be dangerous like that. Usually the worst thing he might encounter would be some ferocious dogs.

One of my favorite categories is what was on sale in the local stores.

Kwik Chek had coffee for 59 cents for a lb., mayonnaise for 48 cents for a quart, four giant rolls of paper towels were four large rolls for $1.