27 YEARS AGO
JULY 7, 1988
“New Aggie coach wants to meet with players: New Evergreen High Aggie Head Football Coach Hugh Fountain is asking all boys who are interested in playing junior high and varsity football this season to meet with him from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the field house.
“Coach Fountain released the following 1988 schedule for the Aggie varsity, nothing that the open date on Sept. 2 will be filled.”
Evergreen’s 1988 football schedule was as follows – Aug. 26, at W.S. Neal; Sept. 2, Open Date; Sept. 9, v. Opp; Sept. 16, v. Andalusia; Sept. 23, at UMS-Wright; Sept. 30, at J.F. Shields; Oct. 7, v. Grove Hill; Oct. 14, at T.R. Miller; Oct. 21, at Southside-Selma; Oct. 28, v. Pensacola Catholic.
“Prize winners at the annual Evergreen Rotary Club Fish & Wildlife Camp held last Wednesday and Thursday at Tal Stuart’s Pond near Belleville were Best Archer, Tommy Byrd; Best Fly Caster, Brandon Monk; Best Spin Caster, John Henry Sessions; Best Senior Camper, Ron English; Best Junior Camper, Joey Brewton; Best Bait Caster, Bobby Townson; Best Rifle Shot, Chip Gibson; Best Canoeist, Mike Smith and Best Shotgun Shot, Joey Taylor.”
“Odis Mims holds this 18-1/2 pound catfish which he caught Thursday evening. Mims’ young friend is Otto Cane.”
57 YEARS AGO
JULY 3, 1958
“Moorer Announces Swim Lesson Plans: Recreation Director Jeff Moorer said that plans are being made for swimming classes to be conducted later this summer at the new Evergreen Swimming Pool. Coach Moorer says that several people are interested in having swimming lessons and that plans will be worked out to start instruction.
“The pool is now open four nights a week from 7:30 until 9:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. The afternoon hours are from two until six Monday through Friday and from one to five on Sundays. The pool is closed all day Saturday.”
72 YEARS AGO
JULY 1, 1943
“BOY SCOUT NEWS: Last week we had a camp at the Claiborne Gun Club on the Alabama River. Twenty-three went including ‘Mr. Mac,’ our scoutmaster, and Ben, our cook. We had a very good time fishing, swimming, passing tests and eating Ben’s good cooking. We were divided into three patrols – each patrol having a certain duty to perform every morning.
“Our main purpose on the camp was to pass tests – and that we did! One hundred and one tests and merit badges were passed among the 21 scouts. A prize of 50 cents for passing the most tests was won by Edward Barron. Patrol I won a nickel a piece for passing the most tests by a patrol.
“Our regular meeting at 7:30 every Monday night will be continued throughout the summer. We will go swimming every Tuesday and Thursday at two o’clock.”
87 YEARS AGO
JULY 5, 1928
“CASTLEBERRY DEFEATED BY REPTON TEAM: Castleberry, Ala., July 2 – Repton defeated Castleberry, 6 to 2, in a baseball game here Thursday. Warren Kelly baffled Castleberry batters, yielding only one clean hit, a single to left by Haskew Page. Kelly retired at the end of the seventh but was rushed to the rescue in the eighth after successive hits by Page and Holland off Bradley.
“Loris Hyde hurled a fine game for Castleberry. He allowed only four hits.
“Batteries: W. Kelly, Bradley and B. Kelly, Andrews; Hyde and Voline.”
Repton scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third and one in the fourth. Repton finished the game with six runs, four hits and three errors.
Castleberry scored two runs in the eighth inning and finished the game with two runs, three hits and four errors.