You snooze, you lose

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thirty years ago, in 1987, there were several things going on in Brewton.

First, the Brewton Police Department was looking for those responsible for vandalism in Union Cemetery. At least one headstone had been damaged.

I hate when this happens. One would think that people would be more respectful, but I guess they are not. I remember a case of vandalism in my home county, where some of the graves were the resting places of some of my folks. I don’t know if the vandals were ever apprehended, but I hope they were.

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An Atmore man was arrested and was in the Monroe County Jail, for the murder of an East Brewton teenage girl. Police believed that the killing was because the killer thought she knew too much.

Lee Bain, art instructor for the Brewton City School System, was the invited guest lecturer at Troy State University.

Postmaster James Salter lost a bet with the carriers that he could get all the mail delivered and not work overtime. Salter had to carry the mail for two days. He admitted it was a job.

The Brewton Invitational Art Show (BIAS) held its seventh annual show with many of the past artists making a return.

I really enjoyed this. It was held every year and some of the best known artists were expected to be there. Jack Deloney, who just happens to come from my home town and went to school with me, was back again with his paintings of old barns, homes, peanut stacks and cotton fields. They were always well liked.

I know Jack and another artist who came was my best friend (and cousin) Theresa Peterson. Imagine my surprise a couple of years ago to find Jack at my family reunion. Couldn’t figure out why, but was told he was dating another cousin of mine. Small world, isn’t it?

Twelve year old McGowin Miller made the news when he hit a hole-in-one at the Brewton Country Club. He had also made one when he was seven.

W.S. Neal Middle School was getting ready to break for the summer and it celebrated with its usual Field Day with lots of games and fun.