AUG. 26, 1999
Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported 0.24 inches of rain on Aug. 20. He reported a high of 99 degrees on Aug. 18 and lows of 68 degrees on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.
Members of the Conecuh County Heritage Committee recently presented several of the completed county histories to the Evergreen-Conecuh County Public Library. When the series is completed, the library will have 67 volumes and one index on file. Pictured are Committee Chairperson Dot Crook, John Currie representing the library, Topical Coordinator Willene Whatley and Family Coordinator Lula Goodson. Not pictured is Treasurer Margaret Gaston.
Nancy Deabler was officially made principal of Repton Junior High Aug. 2 by the Conecuh County Board of Education. Deabler had been teaching the physically handicapped in the Escambia County School System in Atmore.
She attended Auburn University and received a bachelor’s degree in special education and two master’s degrees. Her first master’s was in administration and her second was in elementary and secondary curriculum. She has worked at various schools in the Alabama school system for 24 years.
School began for the students on Aug. 13 and so did a few problems for Deabler. In her first week, Deabler was confronted with a gas leak, a water leak and a power outage due to an electrical storm. Besides those minor problems, Deabler says everything is going pretty well.
43 YEARS AGO
AUG. 29, 1974
Evergreen weather observer Earl Windham reported 0.3 inches of rain on Aug. 18 and 0.6 inches on Aug. 21. He reported a high of 93 degrees on Aug. 18 and a low of 68 on Aug. 18.
Cecil Andrews holds this big rattlesnake which he killed on Judge Robert E.L. Key’s property on Sparta Road. The snake had 12 rattles and was five feet long.
A Florida man lost his life when the pickup truck he was driving collided with the trailer of a Delchamps delivery truck in front of the Evergreen Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon of last week. The pickup was torn into several pieces and man and front end of it crushed under the trailer in the portion you see here.
NATIONAL FHA PRESIDENT – Victoria Pope, National Future Homemakers of America president from Castleberry, talks with Isabelle Thomasson, member, State Board of Education, after addressing the state board at a meeting last week.
Smokey Bear presents a certificate to Sharon Sellers who read the most books (42) in his Summer Reading Program at the Conecuh County Public Library. Looking on are Mrs. Clara Trawick, librarian, and County Ranger Lamar Haskew of the State Forestry Commission, sponsors of the reading program this summer. Robert Owens, Kim Owens and Sandy Barnes were runners-up to Sharon.
68 YEARS AGO
AUG. 25, 1949
State Turnpike Voted By Lower House: The House of Representatives by a vote of 50 to 15 approved this week a measure providing for a four-lane turnpike stretching from the Tennessee line to the Gulf of Mexico. It was estimated that the 400-mile road would cost between 35 and 40 million dollars. The bill is now in the Senate for action.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Golson and children, Maurice and Danny, are spending a week at Little River State Park.
Susan Bozeman celebrated her ninth birthday on Tuesday with a picture show party.
Howard Holman, a nephew of J.C. Holman, was recently killed in an accident in a saw mill at Colt, Arkansas, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Holman, live.
First Lt. H.S. Gentry Jr., who has just returned from overseas, spent several days recently with his grandmother, Mrs. W.M. Cardwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Knud Nielsen Jr. returned Wednesday from a trip to New York and Boston.
Mrs. J.M. King and children, Sara, John and Louise, have returned to their home in Phoenix, Arizona, having spent the past two weeks with friends and relatives in Old Town community.
PIX THEATRE – “Streets of Laredo” – William Holden – William Bendix – Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22-23 – Color by Technicolor!
93 YEARS AGO
AUG. 27, 1924
Death of Twins: The Death Angel twice visited the family of Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Chastine last week, taking their twin sons, Reginald and Roland. The former died at an early hour Monday and the latter the following Saturday.
The little ones had been ill for several weeks, developing pneumonia, every effort was made to save them. They were laid to rest at Belleville Baptist cemetery, Rev. Lindsey conducting funeral of both.
Dirt was broken Monday morning for the erection of a five-room residence on west side of Magnolia Street, on what is known as the Goodson lot, for R.E. Ivey, who recently purchased that property.
Within the next two weeks The Courant expects to greet its many friends and patrons in its new quarters, upstairs in the rock building on the corner of Salter and Rural streets, recently vacated by the Conecuh Motor Co., the Chevrolet agency.
LENOX NEWS: Grady Ralls, who is attending the Mobile Business College, is spending this week with home folks.
HERBERT: Ralph Mason purchased himself a new Ford last Saturday in Birmingham.
SHREVE: We are sorry to know that Miss Ermer Sanford was carried to the infirmary at Georgiana for an operation for appendicitis.
118 YEARS AGO
AUG. 30, 1899
Preparations will be made to entertain 5,000 people at the Confederate reunion on the fifth of October. All veterans from adjoining counties are specially invited and expected to attend. Veterans from anywhere will be welcomed. It will be a gala day in Evergreen, and Evergreen people will make it pleasant for all the old soldiers. Let all the “old boys” come and bring their families and have a good time. The town will be turned over to them, and everything possible will be done to contribute to their pleasure. The age, the middle-age, the youth and the beauty are invited to come and enjoy the day. There’ll be plenty of good things to eat and some good speeches.
NOTICE: All the ladies in Evergreen beat are requested to prepare and bring a basket of provision to the Confederate Reunion on Oct. 5. I will try to see each one personally but should I fail to get around I hope they will do so anyway. – M.A. GANTT, Chairman Committee on Contribution.
There will be no politics in the Confederate reunion. There may be a festive candidate now and then who will try to get in some work on the outside, but there’ll be no political speeches. It will be a reunion of the old Confederates who will gather to swap war stories and to tell thrilling experiences of the days that tried men’s souls. Let them come and enjoy themselves together. Evergreen will welcome them with open hands and open hearts.
Mr. G.W. Lee of the Wild Fork of Monroe was in town on Saturday. He is an old Confederate veteran and says he is coming to the reunion here on Oct. 5.
Castleberry: The new burying grounds near Castleberry have recently been cleaned off. We congratulate the people on their effort in this way.