Win some; lose some

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In 1987, thirty years ago, the Escambia County Sheriff’s officials located and destroyed 226 marijuana plants worth $113,000 in the Pineview community.

Another man stopped for a traffic violation was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. The man was stopped because he had no tail lights. The officer noticed a marijuana cigarette behind the man’s ear.  A search of the car turned up only a small amount of the drug. He was arrested and had a bond of $4,000.

Rocky Maxwell an area taxidermist brought home a prize from the World Taxidermy Championship held in Macon, Ga. He had only been in the business for four years before winning the prize.

There was a photograph of Warren Garmeson in The Brewton Standard. If you ever knew Warren, you know that he rode his bicycle everywhere. He was the first person to sign up to participate in the bike ride to benefit the Lung Association.

The American Heart Association held a luncheon giving prizes. John Lang was the presenter of the prizes. John, your hair looked good. You still have most of it left, but it’s not as dark as it used to be. I hope you don’t mind that I mentioned it.

Speaking of people’s opinions, there was a column in the newspaper talking about the old timey soap operas that were still on. Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Knott’s Landing were all on in prime time and then there were others during the daytime. Most people thought they were pretty wild at the time, but have you seen any of the new reality shows they have on? Well, just let me say, keep the kids out of the room when they are on. The language and dress are outrageous. Most of the ones that used to be on in the daytime have been taken off.

The Brewton Standard had some good advice for decorating for the Fourth of July, but who has the time?  There was a suggestion of making a gazebo out of a watermelon. It looked pretty when it was finished, but I would have been happy just to chill that thing and eat it sitting on the porch. I don’t need any of that fancy stuff. Most of the watermelons don’t even have seeds in them so the seed spitting contest is almost gone away. Oh, well, I guess it’s just a sign of the times.

A local pedestrian was struck by a car and killed as he tried to walk across U.S. 31. The driver of the vehicle was a pizza delivery man, but no charges were filed.

A wheel-chair bound woman died in a house fire near Keego. The fire was being investigated by the fire marshal.