Falkville News for June 8

Jeanne Blackmon

Baseball highlight

Earl Reed pitched for the Boston Braves in 1946. He attended high school at Holly Pond where he played baseball, basketball and football. Baseball to me means fun, relaxation and excitement throughout the season, because in my opinion baseball is the finest of all sports. There was a time that I did not know anything about baseball until 1954. There was a mutual radio broadcasting system that sponsored the game of the day on radio – for an unknown reason I selected the New York Yankees as my team. Al Helfer was the announcer for the game of the day. During one of the games, they advertised the book The Mutual Baseball Almanac for one dollar. Upon the arrival of the book, I read and studied it from cover to cover. I also chose the Birmingham Barons in the southern league (they played at night). In this league were; Atlanta Crackers, Chattanooga Little Buck Taverns, Mason, GA., Peaches, Mobile and Shreport, and to this day, I am a great baseball fan.

History lesson

The ancient humans often served nuts with or after dessert, hence the phrase, “From soup to nuts.”

The women of United Methodist Church, Falkville, were the hostesses for the annual tea for members of Falkville High school graduation class and their parents. The event was held at the church on Sun., May 22. Dr. John Russell, minister, greeted over 100 guests. The party table was covered with a white linen cloth and was centered with an arrangement of magnolia leaves. Leigh Ann Wilhite and Bess Russell served punch. Assisting with serving tea, sandwiches, nuts, mints and other party foods were Jennifer Waddell, Debbie Higginbotham and Janet Teague.

Visiting with Adell Gibson have been Franklin and Sue Harrison of Decatur and Margaret Dunaway. Adell Gibson, Mary Holmes and Sylvia McClellan got together for lunch at Mr. Henry’s Restaurant. They are retired cafeteria employees from Falkville High School.

First Baptist Church Falkville honored their seniors during the worship service on Sun., May 22. Leah Johnson, from Lawrence County High School, her plans after graduation are to major in Chemistry at University of North Alabama, Aryn Johnson, Jacob Lockmay’s plans are to attend Macon Military Institute, Jacob Walling plans to major in poultry science at Wallace State and then transfer to Auburn University for a degree as a veterinarian. Amelia Reed, Hartselle, Her plans are to attend nursing school at the University of South Alabama. John Womack will be attending Calhoun Community College, Kelly Lockmay and Daniel Lockhart.

 

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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Planned Hartselle library already piquing interest 

Brewer

Students use practical life skills at Morgan County 4-H competition

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After 13 years underground, the cicadas are coming 

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