44 YEARS AGO
JUNE 3, 1971
“Sparta QB Club has barbecue: The Sparta Quarterback Club is sponsoring a barbecue chicken dinner on Sat., June 15, at the Evergreen L&N Depot. Serving will begin at 11 a.m.
“Newly elected officers of the Sparta Quarterback Club are: President, Pete Taylor; vice-president, Bob Owens; secretary-treasurer, Ralph Culbreth.”
“Monroe Horse Show is set June 5th: The first Monroe County Horse Show will be held on Sat., June 5, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vanity Fair Park in Monroeville. $2,500 in prize money and ribbons will be awarded at the Class A Horse Show. Concessions and complete meals will be served.
“Hon. Larry Edwards of Dawson, Ga. is Walking Horse Judge, Hon. T.H. McCollum of Albany, Ga. is Gaited Horse Judge. Hunter McDuffie of Camden is Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Larry Knight of Monroeville is Ringmaster. Show Chairman is Dr. S.A. Weeks of Frisco City.”
“Young Charles Floyd puts some of the older fishermen to shame when he takes rod in hand. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Floyd of Peterman and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Coker of Evergreen and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raymond Floyd of Peterman. He pulled this 4-1/2 pound bass out of the pond behind granddaddy Coker’s house.”
59 YEARS AGO
JUNE 7, 1956
“Gaston, Red Level Hand Lyeffion First Loss: George Gaston pitched Red Level into undisputed position of first place Sunday afternoon as Red Level won their third straight in taking Lyeffion. Lyeffion suffered its first loss in losing.
“Two home runs were slammed during the affray, one by Lloyd Rodgers, Red Level manager, for Red Level with none on in the first inning, a sixth inning round tripper by the Lyeffion manager, Chester Martin, with one on. Robert Dees was tagged with the loss.
“Next Sunday Lyeffion will face Red Level again at Red Level.”
“Garland Stops Paul, 8-5, in C.A.L. Play Sun.: Garland ended its two-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over undefeated Paul at Garland Sunday afternoon.
“Winston Blackburn, Garland starter, gave up five hits and three runs, and was relieved in the fourth by Petty, who gave up two hits and two runs. Petty was credited with the win, and Godwin was tagged with the loss.
“Leading the Paul aggregation was Thomas, who had three for five. W. Blackburn had three for five for the winners, with Vickery and Stinson each banging out two for five. Garland had eight runs, 10 hits and two errors, while Paul had five runs, seven hits and three errors.
“Garland will face Paul Sunday afternoon at Paul.”
“Buck Creek Takes Flat Rock Sunday Afternoon: Flat Rock jumped off Sunday to a three-run advantage in the first inning but could not put out a fire in the fifth inning that allowed five Buck Creek runners to score, and lost, 8-4.
“Flat Rock countered with one more run in the fifth, but gave out of gas, as Buck Creek won going away in scoring two more in the eighth.
“On Sunday, Flat Rock will seek to avenge the defeat when they meet Buck Creek in a return match at Evergreen.”
“Chicks Edge Pelicans 14-12 In Pony Opener: In the first game of the season for the Pony League, the Chicks edged the Pelicans by a 14-12 score.
“The game was started last Thursday, but was called at the end of the third inning due to darkness. The Chicks led, 7-4, at that point.
“On Tuesday, when the game was resumed, the Pelicans stormed back and were leading going into the last inning played by a 12-9 score. The Chicks roared back, however, with a five-run outburst that saved the day and the game for their cause.
“Managers Carl Dyess of the Chicks and Moreno White of the Pelicans substituted freely throughout the game in an attempt to give everyone game experience. Starting lineups will not be announced for several weeks.”
“Recreation Center Open; Affords Many Facilities For Summertime Play: The Evergreen Recreation Center opened for the summer on June 5 and is now open each day from Tuesday through Friday of each week. The hours are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
“The center has two lighted tennis courts, billiards, ping pong, assorted games and numerous other entertainments available. Tentative plans call for professional instructors in golf and tennis to give lessons at some time during the summer if possible.
“Swimming lessons for beginners only will start sometime toward the end of this month, according to Director Ray Owens.”
74 YEARS AGO
JUNE 5, 1941
“MEN, HERE’S REAL, INEXPENSIVE FUN! Pool is an easy-to-learn game… as a sport it’s unequalled. It tends to keep the body fit and the mind alert. FREE instruction to BEGINNERS! Open Thursday Afternoons for your recreation. PASTIME BILLIARD PARLOR.”
89 YEARS AGO
JUNE 2, 1926
“EVERGREEN TEAM CONTINUES TO WIN: Evergreen’s baseball team journeyed up to Georgiana Thursday afternoon and administered a severe drubbing to that team, defeating them 28 to 3. The game was slow and one-sided throughout Miller, Evergreen’s first baseman was the feature of the game, making three home runs, two doubles and a single out of six times at the bat.
“This is the second defeat Evergreen’s team has administered to Georgiana’s team. The score in the first game, played the week before, was 5 to 4.”
“A number of Skinnerton residents enjoyed a fishing party Thursday on Flat Creek.”
104 YEARS AGO
JUNE 7, 1911
“Messrs. C.K. Carter, Lee Gaston, Pommer Mims, Hubert Moorer, J.A. Reid, Herbert McCrory and Croom Moorer, Misses Clara and Edder Mims, Willie and Aline Hancock, Jennie Ruffin and Clara Lee Mayo went on a fishing picnic Monday and all report a jolly good time. We learn that they caught four fish.”