|Belleville Baptist Church|
14 YEARS AGO
MAY 19, 2005
Evergreen weather reporter Harry Ellis reported .03 inches of rain on May 15. He also reported highs of 87 degrees on May 11, May 12 and May 13 and a low of 57 on May 9.
The vault built on the Probate Office that held all of the public records was the first victim of the demolition crews that began tearing down the Conecuh County Courthouse last Thursday morning. Two track hoes made short work of the 1956 addition to the building and work was progressing as rubble was being removed Tuesday afternoon.
Kara Layton, daughter of Jerry and Karen Layton and Sharon Layton, was named Conecuh County’s 2006 Junior Miss Saturday night at Reid State Technical College Auditorium. Whitley Roberts, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Roberts, was named first runner-up and Erin Brock, daughter of Randy and Pam Brock, was named second runner-up. The program was presented by the Conecuh Women’s League.
Evergreen’s Miss Troy University, Avington Hart, will be honored with a “Miss Alabama Send-Off Party” on Mon., May 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bolden-Cardwell Building at the Evergreen First United Methodist Church. Avie’s Miss Alabama Platform is “Volunteering” and she will be recognizing members of the STARS Program (Students Taking a Responsible Stand). Avie is the daughter of Bill and Ruth Hart.
39 YEARS AGO
MAY 15, 1980
Evergreen weather observer Earl Windham reported 2.41 inches of rain on May 7 and 0.1 inches of rain on May 9. He reported a high of 87 on May 8 and a low of 47 on May 10.
Members of the 1980 graduating class of Sparta Academy are Reta Mixon, Lesa Ralls, Missi Thacker, Selina Garvin, Sara Philyaw, Ginger Blackmon and Nancy Armstrong; Cook Morrison, Greg Crabtree, Michelle Street, Robert Bozeman, Cindy Joyner, Ira Cook, Leigh Daniels and Richard Tate; Ronny McKenzie, Lisa Bowers, Sonny Bradley, Melinda Carter, Gary Johnson, Margie Birkhead, Terry Peacock and Angie Mullen.
Bob Morris exhibited the Grand Champion Monday at the 15th annual Conecuh County FFA and 4-H Market Hog Show at Conecuh Cooperative Stockyard’s show arena on North Main Street. J.W. Andrews, president of the Stockyard, is congratulated by John Bewley, master of ceremonies and member of the sponsoring Evergreen Kiwanis Club, after buying the champ for the stockyard for 87 cents per pound.
Selina Ann Garvin, who will graduate summa cum laude, is valedictorian of the 1980 graduating class of Sparta Academy.
Lesa Ellen Ralls, who will graduate magna cum laude, is salutatorian of the graduating class of 1980 of Sparta Academy.
64 YEARS AGO
MAY 19, 1955
New Armory, Ft. Dave Lewis, To Be Dedicated Sat., May 21: Large Crowd Expected At Dedication Ceremony: The late Major Dave Lewis will be honored Saturday morning at 10 a.m. when the new armory in Evergreen will be officially designated Ft. Dave Lewis and presented to the local unit, Battery C, 117th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Infantry (Dixie) Division, in conjunction with the Armed Forces Day celebration here. The new armory was completed several months ago at a cost of approximately $100,000.
Salk Polio Shots To Be Resumed Next Tuesday: The Salk polio vaccine clinics which were scheduled to begin Tuesday of this week were postponed one week due to a shortage of vaccine. The Conecuh County Health Department was notified by telegram from the State Health Department Monday of the postponement. The vaccine will be available next week and the clinics will begin Tues., May 24, and continue each day through Fri., May 27.
The clinics are scheduled ONLY for those children who were given the first polio vaccine shots.
DAR’s Sponsor Historical Tour: On Thursday morning, May 12, members of the local D.A.R. chapter took 12 girls from Evergreen High School on a county historical tour that featured a trip to the Baptist Church in Belleville.
During the tour, Mrs. Jeretta Newton told the history of the church, which is the oldest one standing in Conecuh County. Each student will write a theme about the tour. The writer of the best theme will receive a five dollar prize.
89 YEARS AGO
MAY 15, 1930
Evergreen-Castleberry Highway Now Open: The paving on Highway 31 between here and Castleberry is now open to the public, the opening having taken place last Sunday. Work on the shoulders is not quite complete, but is being finished as rapidly as possible. The newly made shoulders on this section of the highway present a danger that the traveling public should take notice of, and avoid accidents which might easily occur in the event cars are driven off the paving while going at high rate of speed.
Conecuh County High School at Castleberry announces its complete commencement program which begins on Thursday night, May 15, with an operetta followed on Friday night by the junior play. The commencement sermon will be delivered on Sunday by Rev. T.Y. Fleming, pastor of the Baptist church at Brewton. Then on Tuesday night, the graduating exercises will occur with Rev. A.S. Shafter, pastor of the M.E. Church at Andalusia, delivering the graduating address.
CONCERT TO BE GIVEN IN REPTON: The Repton music pupils of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Trueman will be presented in a concert at Repton Tues., May 20, at 8 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.
392 Cars Berries Shipped From County: Figures gathered by this newspaper this week disclose that a total of 392 cars of berries have been shipped from this county during the season just closed as compared with 613 cars shipped last season.
139 YEARS AGO
MAY 15, 1880
THE CONECUH-ESCAMBIA STAR
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Rev. Bishop Wilmer baptized three persons at the Episcopal Church, Sabbath last.
The regular publication day of The Star is Saturday, but for “fear of accidents in a well-regulated family,” we frequently print this paper several days ahead of time.
Mr. Richard Shipp, one of our oldest citizens, is dangerously ill at his residence in Evergreen.
John Buffington of Conecuh County has been carried to the Insane Asylum at Tuscaloosa by Sheriff Robt. McCreary.
NOTICE: On the 31st day of May next, between the hours of 10 o’clock a.m. and 4 o’clock p.m. in front of the courthouse door of Conecuh County, we will let the building of a new bridge over Sepulga River, where or near where the Staple’s Bridge now stands, to the lowest and best bidder. The successful bidder will be required to give a good and sufficient bond in double the amount of bid to keep said bridge in good repair, and for the safe passage of the traveling public, for the term of five years, we reserving the right to reject any and all bids. Specifications and dimensions of bridge on file in Probate Judge’s office. – F.M. Walker, Judge, For the Comissioners.