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21 YEARS AGO
JUNE 13, 1996
Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported .12 inches of rain on June 3, 3.10 inches on June 7 and .15 inches on June 8. He reported a high of 88 degrees on June 6 and lows of 62 degrees on June 3, June 4 and June 5.
Evergreen-Conecuh Public Library holds 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Evergreen-Conecuh Public Library Board and Staff would like to invite the public to its 70th Anniversary Celebration on Thurs., June 13, 1996 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The library started in a storeroom of the “old” Evergreen Baptist Church on June 11, 1926 by a small group of women who formed The Evergreen Study Club. The first library had 400 books.
After fighting off rain and rats, the library moved upstairs over the old Bank of Evergreen building. After several moves, the Evergreen Study Club bought Mr. E.J. McCreary’s filling station under the overhead bridge in 1938.
The present library building was dedicated June 22, 1980.
Keith, Jatricia and Shannon Pugh are shown in front of the sign at their Owassa yard. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary in business this week. Everyone is invited to come by for free Cokes, hot dogs and souvenirs today and Friday as their celebration comes to a close.
Ann Nichols Williamson recently retired from the Bank of Evergreen after 44 years of service.
46 YEARS AGO
JUNE 10, 1971
Donnie Harden earns promotion, to manage station: Donnie Harden of WBLO has been promoted to general manager of Radio Station WMPI-FM in Scottsburg, Ind. Harden is presently employed at WBLO in Evergreen as announcer-salesman.
He will assume his new duties Monday morning. His wife and children will join him later this month after disposing of their grocery business.
Bill Moody, Vice President and General Manager of WBLO, said that radio station WMPI is owned by Bill Vogel who is part owner of WBLO. He also said Harden is to receive some stock in WMPI.
Evergreen FFA chapter wins top Alabama honors: The Evergreen High School No. 1 FFA Chapter reaped a bountiful harvest of awards at the State Convention in Montgomery last week. D.C. Fleming, chapter advisor, rounded out his 20th year in Vo-Ag and FFA work with what he terms “the best bunch of boys I have ever worked with in my career in education.” Pictured are Butch Adams, holding the Superior Chapter Plaque (third year in a row this top award has been won by the local chapter), Herbert Brown, retiring state vice president; John Crum Sessions, Robert Ward, John Johnston, committee chairman with area and state award in the Building American Communities Program, and behind the boys, Dave Fleming.
Army Private Edwin L. Radford, 18, son of Mrs. M.V. Radford, Rt. D, Evergreen, recently completed nine weeks of advanced individual infantry training at Fort Polk, La.
71 YEARS AGO
JUNE 13, 1946
Appears In Person At Pix Theatre, June 21 – CANNONBALL “DUB” TAYLOR: From out of the West in a cloud of dust comes the screen’s funniest man, Cannonball, to appear in person with his Country Cousins at Pix Theatre on Fri., June 21, for four shows.
On the screen, you’ve seen him with such stars as Tex Ritter, Wild Bill Elliott, Charles Starrett and Russell Hayden. In his great show, Cannonball presents a troupe of outstanding screen hillbilly singers, musicians and entertainers.
Bobby Bozeman, James Daniels and Maury Thames left Monday to attend summer school at the University of Alabama.
Glenn Hart, S 1-c, spent Friday and Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hart. He recently returned from the Philippines after having been over there since last August. Glenn (Sleepy) is on the USS Mink, a Navy tanker, and is now stationed at Norfolk, Va.
Conecuh Furnishes More Men For The New Army: The City of Evergreen and Conecuh County are becoming well represented in the New Army. From April 22, when the Recruiting Office was opened, until June 1, 20 men from this area have enlisted. Since the first of June, six more have applied for enlistment.
Two recent high school graduates from Evergreen left the city Monday morning en route to Fort McClellan, Ala. They were Edward M. Barron and George D. Stewart. Mr. Barron made the highest score on the Army Classification test of any of the men who have taken the test at the Recruiting Station.
96 YEARS AGO
JUNE 8, 1921
H.G. Culverhouse of the State Highway Department was here on Monday and formally received the state and federal aid road from Travis bridge to the Butler line.
Solicitor Dickey and Court Reporter Letford are at home after the Baldwin term of circuit court, and will have a rest spell until the special term of Monroe court which is scheduled for July 12.
J.T. Fincher and B.M. Johnston represented Conecuh at the dedication of the White House of the Confederacy at Montgomery on Friday night.
New Train Schedule: The new schedule of passenger trains passing Evergreen beginning on Sunday last is given below: Southbound – No. 1, 2:07; No. 3, 11:10 p.m.; No. 5, 9:40 a.m.; Northbound – No. 2, 4:13 a.m.; No. 4, 3:35; No. 6, 2:07 p.m.
The Advertiser says: “The Castleberry strawberry season has come to a close. That little Alabama community is reported to be $250,000 better off than when the season opened, having shipped the equivalent of 200 cars of berries. Why not change the name of the village to Strawberry anyhow?”
The name of Castleberry at once suggests the luscious fruit, which has made the place famous far beyond the confines of Alabama. It will always be Castleberry and we hope will never cease to produce the toothsome berry.
121 YEARS AGO
JUNE 11, 1896
THE CONECUH RECORD
Hotel Magnolia – Jno. M. Cobb, Proprietor – Newly Furnished and Renovated – Headquarters for Commercial Travelers and Winter Guests – Evergreen, Ala.
The Conecuh Guards, 40 strong, left for Mobile on Monday morning, where they will remain in encampment seven days.
The Board of Confederate Pension Examiners passed favorably on pensions to 30 widows and 39 disabled Confederates in this county.
The second story of the Hamil building was completed about 10 days ago, and the upper rooms have been nicely furnished by Messrs. Gantt & Son. This is a desirable addition to that section of town and is convenient to the traveling public.
MASONIC PICNIC: The Masonic Lodge of this place has arranged a picnic on June 24 at Magnolia Mineral Springs, the occasion being a public installation of officers, to which neighboring lodges are invited. The ladies are expected to bring baskets.
The Conecuh Guards gave an exhibition drill on Friday night of last week at which a number of ladies were present. After the drill, all repaired to Delmonico Restaurant, where refreshments were served.
We are informed that Prof. Charles B. Glenn, who is so favorably known here, will take his degree from Harvard University of Cambridge, Mass., the latter part of this month, after making a brilliant record there this session.