10 Years Ago, 25 Years Ago, 50 Years Ago – July 30

Published 2:50 pm Monday, August 2, 2010

10 Years Ago: Day Campers presented parks and recreation director Jerome Harris with a plaque recognizing his efforts and involvement in youth activities…Calvin Miller received $1,000 as part of Greenville Ford’s Customer Appreciation promotion…the new Greenville High School officially opened for school…new officers with the Greenville Kiwanis Club are Al Landwehr, Eric Fennel, Terry Mullins, Kenny Harrell, and Steve Layfield…new officers for the Greenville Lions Club are Hubert Little, Ronald Burkett, Harriett Foshee, MacDonald Russell, Ricky Cargile, O’Neal Carr, Frank Crowe…need a repair? Come see Donnie Powell, Rick Till, Shannon Powell, or Tim Lambert at D.P.’s Automotive…Jennie Bennet Katz will wed Stirling Hereford Hamilton III on Sept. 23…Lauren Autrey has been selected as an Auburn University War Eagle Girl…

25 Years Ago: Dr. Norman McGowin has joined the staff of Stabler Clinic…Sheila McLendon is the winner of the 1985 Cancer Society Balloon Derby and won $100 in groceries from Super Foods…Steve Heartsill has been elected president of the Alabama Club at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary…Officers installed at Eureka Lodge were Eddie Anderson, Jesse Byrd, Wesley Jordan, J.W. Brown, Bill Cogsdale, Jesse McWilliams…fixing up the grill for an Aug. 3 barbecue were Sammy Pugh, Billy Ray Edgars, and J.B. Herbert at the Butler County Activities Center…Arnold Boggan caught 18 crappie, weighing 12 ½ pounds on Monday morning at Sherling Lake…Kim Owens and Arthur Gregory attended the state 4-H Congress at Auburn…

50 Years Ago: Miss Gay Whetstone has been selected Butler County Cotton Maid…other contestants were Gloria Miller, Ann Gates, Mary Ann Burt, Becky McCraney, Margaret Wells, Jocelyn Fowler, Shelby Stuart, Maretta Thompson, Patsy McBride…Harry Poole, secretary of the Butler County Farm Bureau, attended the Farm Bureau Meet…Ted Tindal and K.V. Reagan will spend a week at the America Forestry Camp…Jack Goss of Atlanta managed to catch a nice string of fish along with Kendrick Green at Jack Phelps farm…Greenville boys training at Fort Jackson, S.C., include Gary Hilliard, Thomas Hilliard, Stanley Pierce, Jerry Green, and John Porter…Lynn Watson and Bobby Aplin are attending the 4-H Fish and Wildlife Cam…Mike Nix was awarded the Most Valuable Player award in Little League, while Johnny Majors won Best Sportsmanship…Bob Burkett, of the Avant community, is one of Butler County’s many tobacco farmers and this year has grown some of the largest leaves ever seen in this count…cigarettes and candy around the clock at the WM. Waller Hotel…