10 Years Ago - 2010

Guest speaker at the November meeting of the Historical Society was Donnie Parker, World War II Vet. He shared his experience on the “Honor Flight” to Washington D. C.

There was a photo display for Veterans Day at the Union Springs Pharmacy featuring CW4 Jackie Gaston, veteran of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf war.

The “Wheels” sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Union Springs took local people on the “Christmas Tour of Homes” in Eufaula, Saturday, December 4, 2010. Fourteen rode in two vehicles driven by Sally Hall and Howard Hall.

25 Year Ago - 1995

American National Bank has its 1996 calendar printed and it is a brite lite. The theme of the calendar is “Working Together To Build A Better Community.” A poster contest of grade one through six was held and the winning posters have been used for the calendar pages. Be sure to see the calendar and the art provided by these students.

Homes will be judged to select a winner for the best Christmas decorations. You’re asked to call the Chamber of Commerce before noon Friday if you specifically want your home judged.

The Union Springs Herald wishes all a Happy Holiday! Thomas and Neal May, Jean Watts, Henry Thomas, Ann Culpepper, Queenelle Stone, Mary Kate Stovall-Tapley.

Jonathan Mac Varner of Union Springs has been selected for membership in Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honor society at Auburn University. Mac, who will receive a degree in biomedical science, is the son of Joe and Shirley Varner.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Strickland announce the birth of a baby boy, December 12 in Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Kenneth Lee.

The Twentieth Century Club met on December 8 for its Christmas meeting in the home of Mrs. Billy Brabham. Beautiful Christmas decorations prevailed throughout the home.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lane Keeter and family of Herber Springs, Arkansas will arrive December 22 to spend the holidays with her mother, Mrs. E. B. Chancey.

Jack, white and liver pointer dog, won the second leg on the Sedgefields Trophy for proud owner Joe Rutland, to be won three times for permanent possession.

Everyone wishing to enter the House and Yard Decoration Contest must do so by Friday, December 19 at 9:00 p.m. All you have to do is pay $1.00 to enter.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Mrs. Tom Fenn was the hostess to the Twentieth Century Club Thursday afternoon.

Of interest to many friends of this section was the wedding last Friday night of Miss Kathleen Blount Kenna and Mr. John Richard Kelly, which took place at the Epsicopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

The regular meeting of the Lions Club was held in the Library on Friday evening with President Charlie Williams in the chair.

The lovely home of Mrs. D. B. Beverly was the setting for the Chunnenuggee Garden Club’s Christmas Program on Wednesday.

100 Years Ago - 1920

I am expecting a car of coal, secured through the Fuel Administration, in a few days, and can sell this coal at about $10.00 per ton, delivered at the residence. F. M. McMillan

The Herald was delayed several hours this week on account of an accident to the press.

Mrs. B. P. Powell was hostess on Friday afternoon at one of the most beautifully planned parties of the season in complement to Mrs. Floyd Powell, of Baltimore Md., who was her house guest. A wealth of flowers were used about the reception hall and living room. Bridge was played at seven tables, after which a delicious salad course with coffee was served.

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