Looking Back: 2 ECHS cheerleaders selected as All-Stars

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, two Escambia County High School cheerleaders, Heidi Sasser and Tonya Harrell, were selected as All-Stars during the 10-13 Universal Cheerleader Association camp at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.
When Superintendent Archie Trawick told the Escambia County Board of Education how much the county had to pay for a year of electricity, everybody groaned and shook their heads in disbelief. One lady attending, Shirley Adams, decided to do her part. As she left the meeting, she turned off the lights in an adjoining room that nobody was using.
Food prices dropped with local produce and poultry prices coming down.
There was an article in The Atmore Advance which was done on a man, Ralph Johnson, who carved things out of wood. He made wagons, buggies, stagecoaches and other items that are not used anymore, but were common things in days gone by. He said he wanted to be able to show the younger generation how it used to be and the past schould be remembered. I agree with him wholeheartedly. If you don’t know, I am a genealogist and I love history. The two go together. I find ancestors and then I want to know how they lived and why they did things the way they did.‌ I learned in school that many people came to America, in many cases, for religious freedom. Imagine my surprise to find that I, a Southern Baptist, come from a long line of Quakers, Luther, Catholic and many others, including some Puritans. I have discovered that war and religion are the events that run the world.
Glenn Wilson, local taxidermist, won a blue ribbon for his work.
Masland Carpets was getting an update that was going to furnish 30 new jobs if the loan of $1.8 million was approved.

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