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Looking Back: Kids at HES planned their field day

Thirty years ago in 1991, retired Adm. Jeremiah Denton, who  was held as a prisoner of war (POW) in VietNam before being elected senator from Alabama, was chosen to serve as the chairman of the special 4th of July celebration of the Alabama troops in the Persian Gulf.

Leo Atkeison of the Atmore Garden Club had a write up in The Atmore Advance about the way to plant and grow the right flowers to attract butterflies.

The Brewton Civitan Club donated books to the Poarch Head Start Program as part of Reading is Fundamental (RIF).

Century’s Second Annual Sawmill Day was set to take place on April 27, with Alger-Sullivan Historical Societyas the sponsor.

Atmore City Hall announced that on April 27 parents should bring their children for Ident-a-child. This was to make a file with the child’s picture, fingerprints and other ways to have information in case the child is taken or gets lost.

Kids at Huxford Elementary School were planning their annual Field Day celebration. It was a day at school with no classes, but plenty of fun and games.

Dr. Ralph Gordon and his wife, Elefair, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

There was a strange photograph in the newspaper showing a freight train carrying hundreds of pieces of sand colored military equipment through Atmore.

Three more students were expelled from Escambia CountyMiddle School. You may remember some students had already been expelled for disruptive behavior.

It was announced that MayFest would have a “Beautiful Baby Contest.” I would hate to be a judge for that, because all parents think they have beautiful babies.West Escambia Chapter of the Red Cross needed help. The only emloyee, Luverne Martin, said she was afraid if something wasn’t done, the unit would be transfered to Brewton, and many people would not or could not make the trip to Brewton.