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Game was still being played

W.S. Neal was all about homecoming. There were lots of photographs of both teams in The Brewton Standard. David Salter crowned Terry Thomas as Homecoming Queen of Neal. Mike Hathorne crowned Cindy Bates as Homecoming Queen of Miller.

I took notice of how many columns in the newspaper were written by local people. Mary Beth White wrote a column about Pollard for many years. I met and talked with her several times in her later life and she was very interesting. I remember taking my granddaughter with me to have “tea” with Miss Mary Beth. My granddaughter, who died last year, was very willing and excited to be allowed to tag along with me when I went on my historical jaunts.

In addition to Miss Mary Beth, there were columns by Kate Bondurant for Flomaton and Wallace was represented by Mrs. Arthur Beasley. Most of these columns would tell you who was visiting who and who was sick.

Dollar General Store had Colgate toothpaste, three for $2; thermal shirts and drawers for $3 and drinking glasses five for $1.

Teachers, in the county and in the city school system were to receive a pay raise for one year only.

An open house was held at D.W. McMillan Hospital after it undergoing renovations and add-ons.

Harold Pearson who had been the sports writer at The Brewton Standard for many years, died at the age of 71. There was a very nice editorial written about him.

Cecil Ivey of Appleton Road, was surprised when one of his cows gave birth to twins.

Atmore opened a new AM radio station, WASG.

Billy Carter, brother of President Jimmy Carter, made a visit to Big 4 Mobile Homes. I remember him as being about as country as he could be, and that is a nice way to put it.

Another write-up by Chamber of Commerce Director Pam Peterson was about shopping in Brewton. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

In football, Neal beat Monroeville 7-0 and Miller lost to Jackson.