10 Years Ago - 2010
Enola Bozeman, Patsy Gholston, Mary Richards, Ann Maxwell, Melanie Short, Faye Gaston, Sadie Pugh, and guest, Betty Pugh attended a Christmas tea and the “Every Light a Prayer for Peace” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the State Capitol.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
25 Years Ago - 1995
Kimbi Lee Bell and Thomas Matthew Skelton were united in marriage at four o'clock in the afternoon December 9, 1995 at the Gatlinburg Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in a traditional candlelight ceremony.
The Magazine Club met at the beautifully decorated home of Mrs. Ann Powell for their annual Christmas meeting on December 12, 1995. Fourteen members answered roll call with Christmas memories from now and then. Mrs. Colleen Forrer, presided over a brief business meeting. Mrs. Margaret Lankford invited the club to meet at her home in January.
Annie Laura Jordan and her mother, Mrs. Mamie Singleton, traveled to Eufaula to spend Christmas Day with Annie Laura’s daughter, Terry and her family.
50 Years Ago - 1970
The Faith Independent Methodist Church announced that they would hold New Year’s Eve Watch Night Services Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. A highlight will be a full-length color film entitled “Count Down.”
The favorite Melody Quartet of Knoxville, Tennessee, will be at Liberty Baptist Church on January 1, 1971 at 7:00 p.m. for a program of gospel songs.
75 Years Ago - 1945
J. H. Creswell, Manager of the Enon Farms, Midway, Alabama, has shipped three carloads of sweet potatoes to Chicago and Detroit. These potatoes were graded, brushed, and packed in attractive 50-pound crates and Mr. Crewell received a top price for the product.
The Shopton Community Club had a Christmas Carol singing at their regular club meeting. The singing was held at Hopewell Church on Friday evening, December 23. Mrs. Rufus Turnipseed read a Christmas story.
Lt. J. H. McInnish, stationed in Miami Beach Fla., is at home with his family for the holidays.
Each afternoon at 3:00 p.m. over the National Broadcasting Company’s network, “Backstage Wife,” a serial drama, is presented. Helen Claire, a former Union Springs girl, is playing a dual role, taking the part of Mary Noble and Virginia Lansing.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Reid, of Union Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to John Lester (Jack) Creswell of Three Notch.
100 Years Ago - 1920
Fourteen County mules to be sold on January 8th.
Barbaree Brothers bought and shipped several herds of cattle last week, the total being 110 head. They were bought from J. H. Sims, W. C. Hubbard, C. G. Hooks, and W. O. Davis. Shipments were to Columbus, Ga., and Montgomery. This firm has been active in the market for hogs, cattle, and other products, and it seems that they handle the bulk of it.
Mrs. Paul Kuhns was hostess on Wednesday afternoon to the Music Study Club. The members met at the home of Mrs. J. L. Paulk where an interesting program was enjoyed. Mrs. Lynn W. Jinks was leader for the afternoon and Ethelbert Nevin was the composer chosen for study.
Dr. W. J. Hannah, of Montgomery, spent Friday in the city.