Looking Back: A manager got his hamburgerology degree

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Twenty five years ago, in 1994, Sue Perritt, manager of McDonald’s on Main Street, received her bachelor of hamburgerology from McDonald’s Hamburger College.

I guess there is a college for everything.

United Bank treated their customers to a Valentine Party.  That is a nice thing to do and it takes only a little bit of time and energy.

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Congressman Sonny Calahan held a town meeting in Atmore to discuss debt, health care and gun control. That covers just about everything.

The body of Kimberly Kirk was discovered by a couple canoeing down Escambia Creek. She was identified by her dental records. Her hands and feet were bound with electrical tape. She had been on her way to pick up her kids in Brewton.

David Swift was appointed to the Board of Directors for United Bank.

The “1994 Horizons” was included with the newspaper. We are still doing those special editions today.

New troopers were to hit the highways, but none of the new troopers were assigned for Escambia County. This was the first hiring of state troopers since 1989.

Ryan Daniel, son of Cereal and Karen Daniel, and a 4th grader, had a poem published by the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans.

His poem was, “An orange is good to eat; Better than an old bicycle seat. The juice is good to drink; None are poisonous, I don’t think. I have a orange game; It’s even hotter than a stove. The smell’s better, than a muddy Irish Setter.”

The Friendship Club was profiled in The Atmore Advance. They got together to quilt the old fashion way. They all gathered around the quilting frame that was hung from the ceiling.

I grew up with ladies doing that. Everyone would meet and quilt all day, stopping for lunch that the owner of the quilt prepared. I can remember the summer that my cousin worked for the county engineer. Every day the ladies were quilting we would show up for lunch. Boy, that was some fine country eating.

The High School Rodeo Association held a rodeo in Atmore.

Ken Taylor threw his hat into the ring to run for circuit clerk.

Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church was to celebrate it’s 107th birthday.

A blood drive was held in memory of some Red Cross workers who were killed in an accident. They collected more than the 65 pint goal.