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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
April 19, 1957-Members of the Ag II class at MCHS recently gave the school lunchroom a coat of concrete paint. Students participating in this project included Buddy Roberts, Skipper Drinkard, Ted Lindsey, Joel Ward, Jimmy Mayfield and Rayburn Freeman.
April 20, 1957-Hartselle Elementary School was the site this morning of the senior 4-H talent contest. The big winner was Brenda Pirkle of Eva High School.
April 21, 1957-Patsy Alexander has been elected head cheerleader at Morgan County High School for 1956-57 by a vote of the student council and faculty. Patsy was on the squad last year as were Lee Block and Betty McClain. Elected to lead cheers with Patsy, Lee, and Betty for the first time were Pat Hogan, Carolyn Hartselle, Ann Mattox, Brenda Frazer, and Dare Sims.
April 22, 1957-Huntsville and several other Alabama towns are planning to go on Daylight Saving Time (“fast time”) May 4, and half of Birmingham will make the change three days earlier. Ideally the entire state would have the same time system but this won’t be the case this year. Although the subject has been discussed, Hartselle’s city fathers have made no final decision as far as DST is concerned.
April 23, 1957-The following men left today for Montgomery as draftees into the United States Army: Waymon Johnson, Danville; Charles Ray, Decatur; Lee Woodall, Eva; Bobby Wise, Hartselle; Montie Free, Falkville; Bobby Wynn, Hartselle; and Howard Hale, Lacon.
April 23, 1957-Hartselle city employees will continue to receive a one week’s paid vacation each year if they have served the town continuously for at least one year’s time. If they prefer, however, they may decline the time-off and accept an extra weekly pay instead.
This action was taken at a regular meeting of the Hartselle city council tonight.
April 24, 1957-The senior class at MCHS is hard at work this week in preparation for the “Senior Spectacular of 1957” which will be presented to the public May 9 and 10. The variety show will feature members of this year’s graduation class in acts ranging from jazz to slapstick skits. As a bonus for those attending, a deep fat fryer will be given as a door prize.
April 25, 1957-Gene Brindley Horton lost a yellow gold Wittnaur watch this morning. She is offering a reward for the return of her timepiece.

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Priceville students design art for SRO’s police car 

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle plans five major paving projects for 2024 

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Future walking trail dubbed ‘Hartselle Hart Walk’ promotes heart health, downtown exploration 

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Chiropractor accused of poisoning wife asks judge to recuse himself 

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Hartselle seniors get early acceptance into pharmacy school  

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Farmers market to open Saturday for 2024 season

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Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

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Cheers to 50 years  

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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