JULY 18, 2007
Evergreen weather reporter Harry Ellis reported 1.03 inches of rain on July 11, .01 inches on July 13, .05 inches on July 14 and .04 inches on July 15. He reported a high of 94 degrees on July 10 and a low of 68 on July 15.
Memorial service at Belleville UMC Cemetery: The family of Third Sergeant, Dr. Henry Smith Skinner, descended on the Belleville community this past Saturday, July 14, 2007, to remember him and his service to his country.
Dr. Skinner, born in 1839 in Missouri, moved from Virginia to Conecuh County about 1860 with his family. He and his brother, John, answered the summons to war and joined the 3rd Florida Cavalry at Milton, Fla. This company, along with four others from Florida and five more from Alabama, were consolidated, being designated as the 15th Confederate Cavalry, better known as the Simpson Mounted Rangers.
Living in Belleville, Dr. Skinner practiced dentistry for 55 years, was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Order, and the United Confederate Veterans. He died in 1922 and is buried in the Belleville United Methodist Church Cemetery located on U.S. Highway 84.
This giant pink squash and mushmelon were grown by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robinson. The squash weighed 44 pounds and was 40-1/2 inches long. The mushmelon weighed 17 pounds.
24 YEARS AGO
JULY 16, 1992
Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported .56 inches of rain on July 9 and .21 inches on July 12. He also reported a high of 95 on July 9 and lows of 67 on July 6 and July 7.
Man charged in stabbing death: One man is dead and another has been charged with murder following an incident near Belleville last Friday night.
According to Deputy Dudley Godwin of the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Department, Ray McAfee, a resident of Chicago, Ill., was pronounced dead at the Monroe County Hospital. He apparently died from stab wounds.
Law enforcement officers and a crew from Smith’s Ambulance Service had been dispatched to the home of W.C. Wallace in Belleville. The ambulance crew arrived first, reporting quickly the seriousness of the situation and that the victim was dead.
Officers placed John Robert Nelson in the Conecuh County Jail and charged him with murder. Judge Sue Bell Cobb set a $10,000 bond Monday on Nelson.
Deputy Godwin said the incident is still under investigation.
Mr. James C. King, a lifelong resident of Conecuh County, has announced his intention to seek election to the Evergreen City Council in District One.
King is a graduate of Marion Military Institute, Auburn University and served in the Merchant Marines for four years during World War II. He is treasurer of the Evergreen Presbyterian Church.
King retired from Knud Neilsen Co., Inc., and was also a self-employed businessman.
39 YEARS AGO
JULY 21, 1977
Work is proceeding rapidly on the bypass road from Highway 83 North to Highway 31 South. Here is some of the heavy machinery being used on the project which is a State Highway Department contract.
Evergreen weather observer Earl Windham reported .36 inches of rain on July 11, .03 inches on July 14, .07 inches on July 16 and .21 inches on July 17. He reported highs of 100 degrees on July 14 and July 16 and a low of 66 on July 12.
Members of the Foshee-Tranum Post No. 3581 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Conecuh County are requested to attend a meeting on Sunday afternoon, July 24, in the County Courthouse at 2:30 o’clock.
This is the first call meeting of the year, and some important business needs to be taken care of before the new year begins, according to Commander J.B. Harper.
The Evergreen Baptist Church Touring Youth Choir and Ensemble gave a concert at its home church Sunday and left Wednesday morning on a concert tour. Wednesday night the choir was in concert in Greenville, Miss. Other concerts will be given in West Memphis, Ark.; Waddy, Ky.; and Indianapolis, Indiana. They will have stops in Cincinatti and Nashville and are due home Tuesday. The choir is directed by David Coleman.
Registration and Open House – WONDERLAND KINDERGARTEN – 415 Bruner Ave., Evergreen, Ala., 36401 – Wed., July 27, 1977 – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mrs. John A. Hendricks, Director.
54 YEARS AGO
JULY 19, 1962
Last Thursday night a 1959 Chevrolet driven by Floyd Wilson of Castleberry struck and killed Henry Faircloth of near Castleberry. Mr. Faircloth, 76, and Wilson both were on their way to attend church services when the accident occurred.
(Evergreen) Postmaster Bill Salter had asked the city to cut a path through from the dead end of Martin Street in the C.P. Strong subdivision to Highway 31 South to facilitate mail delivery to homes in that section. The path would permit the city mail carrier to make his rounds here without having to double back.
The (Evergreen city) council voted for city crews to cut the path through the undergrowth, provided property owners agree.
Pictures of the Evergreen area are being featured on the six o’clock newscasts of Television Station WALA, Channel 10, Mobile, according to the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce. Pictures will be shown on the Friday night and Wednesday night newscasts, according to present scheduling, according to Claude Evans of the station’s news staff.
The pictures are from the C of C’s new information pamphlet recently prepared and published under the direction of Blake Campbell, publicity and promotion chairman Blake Campbell.
Arrangements for the news-picture spots were made by Billy Moody of local Radio WBLO who does spot reports for the TV station and Waynard Price, chamber president.
69 YEARS AGO
JULY 17, 1947
KIRKLAND: Friends of John H. Josey will be happy to learn that he was recently initiated into Phi Eta Sigma, national honorary fraternity, at the University of Alabama. Members are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership and character. He takes an active part in his social fraternity which is Phi Kappa Sigma.
ATTENTION WAR I and II VETERANS: Members and former members Legion Post 50 and Foshee-Tranum Post 3581 V.F.W. There will be a joint meeting of the above organizations At Evergreen High School Monday Night, July 21 to continue plans and discuss ways and means for construction of a Joint Home and Club House. If interested in your Community and Buddies, please be there. – Publicity Committee, LEGION AND V.F.W.
Tom Vickery Jr. was recently promoted to Technician-Fifth Grade. He has served with the airborne troops overseas for over nine months and is stationed at Yamoto, Japan.
Evergreen Rotary Club’s Second Annual Horse Show – Evergreen High School Athletic Field – Thurs., July 24, 1947 – 7:30 p.m. – Comprising Sixteen Classes – A Feature of the Plantation Saddle Horse Association of America – Promoted For Charity.
Castleberry: Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Sullivan and son, Hilary Jr., enroute to their home in Riverview for a trip to Mexico City and other points in old Mexico spent two days last week with his father, J.H. Sullivan and family.