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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
May 3, 1957-Noojin Walker, veteran pharmacist, is now employed at People’s Drug Co. as the colleague of prescriptionists John and Louie Houston, store owners, and L. N. Whitman.
May 4, 1957—Romer Hall, 51, Falkville 1, died today at Block-Chandler Hospital from injuries received in an accident at Turney’s sawmill east of Somerville yesterday morning.
May 5, 1957-Winners of the attendance contest sponsored during the past month by the MCHS Student Council are junior, Coach Myers’s homeroom, and senior, Miss Lizzie Reed Penn’s.
May 5, 1957-The Squad Leaders Club of MCHS has announced the most outstanding girls in P.E. Saralene Bridges was chosen from senior high and Peggy Prince was picked from junior high.
May 6, 1957-It was “graduation day” at this afternoon’s monthly meeting of Hartselle Elementary PTA. The ceremony was primarily for the moms and dads of the sixth grade pupils. The Rev. R. Alex Adams, past president, gave the devotional and Prof. F. E. Burleson, school principal, also gave a talk. Susan Barnes, Jane McClanahan, Frances Woodall, and Edna Carol Roberts, four graduating girls, sang “Graduation Day.”
May 6,1957-Army 1st Lt. Hugh H. Pattillo, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Pattillo, recently completed a 34-week officer advanced course at the infantry school, Fort Benning, Ga. Lt. Pattillo is a 1951 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
May 7, 1957-The Morgan County board of education voted tonight to accept a bid of $42,000 from Stone Construction of Decatur to build a band room at MCHS and a cafeteria at Hartselle Elementary. These two projects will get underway tomorrow.
May 7, 1957-The Rev. William L. Carden, new minister at Hartselle First Baptist, spoke to the Kiwanis Club tonight.
May 7, 1957-Ann Hoffhaus, the daughter of Enquirer editor and publisher Jack Hoffhaus, is valedictorian of the 1957 graduating class at MCHS. Two other young women, Betty Wagnon and Saralene Bridges, tied for the salutatorian position.
May 8, 1957-Hartselle movie fans have a final chance to see a true movie classic, “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It’s showing at Decatur’s Roxy Theatre.
May 9, 1957-The senior class of MCHS staged the first performance of “The Senior Spectacular of 1957” tonight.
A welcome was given by the class president, Bowes Channell, and then an opening chorus was sung by the 75 graduates.

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Hartselle students to perform outdoor concert Saturday

Country News

Town-wide yardsale draws hundreds

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Mural, mural on the wall

Falkville

Town of Falkville to hold Star Spangled Day July 1  

Editor's picks

Celebrating 70 years  

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Garrison elected president of state League of Municipalities 

Hartselle

College Street Players to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  

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Hartselle man charged with abuse of 5-year-old

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Congrats, grads!  

At a Glance

Lunch and Learn scheduled for June 5, July 10

At a Glance

City adjusts garbage routes for holiday

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East Morgan tag office closed this week 

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A century of learning: Three educators retire from Crestline Elementary 

Decatur

Police: Lead used to poison chiropractor’s wife may have come from his Decatur office

Danville

Lady Hawks advance to state tournament

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for K-Love’s artist, group and song of the year 

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SAR honors Hartselle educator 

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Miracle moments: Softball league allows individuals with special needs to play sports 

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Hartselle alum selected as Crimsonette captain

News

Secret Service, US Marshalls aid in arrest of Hartselle man 

News

Morgan County students promote Mental Health Fest

Hartselle

Home runs, family fun

News

Hartselle students present Good Character expo 

Hartselle

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi  

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