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10 Years Ago, 25 Years Ago, 50 Years Ago – July 10

10 Years Ago: Thousands of people braved 100 degree temperatures for Greenville’s Fourth of July celebration at Cambrian Ridge…competing in the Alabama Sports Festival’s wrestling competition in Birmingham were Greenville Academy wrestlers Kyle Foster and Kyle Tanner…Ron McSpadden, Wayne Brooks and Dent Neilson finished second at Cambrian Ridge’s Firecracker Scramble…Amber and Abby Whittington, daughters of GA head football coach Steve Whittington, prepared their own recipes for the Taster’s Dinner…placing first in the girls swim relay at the YMCA in Montgomery were Amma Norris, Kristen Sasser, Christinia Hopper, and Amy Arthur…Driver of the Week is Kevin Salter…the Georgiana Nursing Facility recognized Shelia Peevy and Dorothy Everett for their combined 55 years service to the company…Ponytail All-Stars include Brittany White, Haley Burnette, Cory Rice, Caroline Waite, Kayla Johnson, and Shelley Burt, among others…Jenny Jones has established her own sterling silver business inside Merle Norman…Adam Corn has been selected to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program…

25 Years Ago: Installed as Lions Club officers were Frank Hickman, Chris Waller, Joe Watts, Gene Munro, Scott Shirley, Eddie Haygood, Dennis Vanden Bosch, Dr. Danny Hood, Hubert Little, Calvin Steindorff, Wilbur Nichols and Gene Hardin…installed as Rotary Club officers were Cleve Poole, Don Jernigan, Charles Linden, Calvin Poole III, Dr. Milton Cutchen, Bill Sims and Dr. David Guttman…Joseph E. Cates was recently honored as the first University of Alabama “Bellsouth Scholar”…Greenville Boy Scouts Thomas Mount, Mike Patel, Scott Rayburn, Mark Moore, Jason Bentley, Andy Williamson, Ray Williamson, Russell Autrey and Joe Messina spent a week at Camp Tukabatchee…Heath McNaughton practiced his Frisbee throwing at Sherling Lake…winners of the tractor given by the Camellia Shrine Club were the David Sampley family and are pictured with Shriners J.R. Nicholas, Clarence Snowden, and M.C. Rowell…retiring after 35 years with Boss Manufacturing is Mary E. Wright of Greenville…Jason Edwards was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award and Keith Bowen received Most Valuable Player as the Dixie Youth League season came to a close…Cody Wesley won the Greenville Invitational tournament at the Country Club…Roderick Ollison hit the most home runs for his youth baseball league performance…

50 Years Ago: Dave Woodward, a varsity tackle for Auburn, spent his Fourth of July driving a big dirt mover grading the future site of Acme Industries…winner of the 1960 Dress Revue was Mrs. Zula Kennedy…First National Bank in Greenville will add a drive-in building…taking part in drill at the National Guard Armory were Sgt. James Owen, Pfcs. William Thigpen, Ladon Cumbie, and Douglas Newton, who took a break from their field activities for their photography…“Doc” Stabler invites you the grand opening of the new Standard Oil station at the corner of Commerce and Church Sts…Pat Whetstone put on a diving exhibition at the Beeland Park swimming pool…Don Boggs broke Ray Snow’s toehold dive record with a 41 second mark…Mr. and Mrs. Early Bell and Ray Oswald snagged a fine string of bass during the Fourth of July weekend…it is interesting to note that the magnolia is beginning to rival the mimosa on Greenville lawns…