Files from yesteryear: from the files of 1930:

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The bodies of two Cullman County soldiers arrived home, Emory McConnell and Ulyses Yeager.

Mr. Jessie Smith is erecting a cotton gin at Simcoe.

W.C. Waldrop and wife attended the two-day Union Harp singing at Old Redan Church and reported a fine singing with a large crowd attending.

Professor A.R. Thompson has closed a very successful writing school at Simcoe. All his pupils want him to teach writing again.

Good Hope Church held election Sunday for officers for next year. Sunday School Superintendent is Luther Hudson, Assistant Superintendent is A.N. Schlichting, teachers are Ernest Kelly, E.G. McGlawn, Mrs. Alice Chance, Jewel Miller, Mrs. Mattie Dial and Claudia Kelly, organist is Miss Ruby Mize, choir leader is S.W. Ragsdale and secretary is Jewel Miller. Good Hope had a great church year.

Alton Blalock and his sister, Miss Ruth Blalock of Birmingham, are spending a week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Blalock.

From the files of 1950:

Owen S. Williams of Cullman has been selected for “Who’s Who in the South and Southeast.”

Twenty citizens of Cullman County attended a seven-county barbecue pasture meeting on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Hood, of Route Three, Albertville, on Tuesday, November 21. Those from Cullman were T.B. Veal, B.R. Fant, C.H. Wilhite, K.J. Griffith, L.E. Parker, Roy Gorham, Oscar Ellard, C.T. Scott, J.F. Brandon, R.C. Johnston, H.G. Pinkston, J.H. Yates, George Lehnert, N.T. Underwood, E.O. Elliott, Robert K. Leopard, Henry F. Arnold, J.H. Montgomery, Marvin Trapp and J.P. Glenn.

Russell L. Baker has been doing a little research on his own family. He says the number “7” has really been important in his life. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Baker had 12 children, seven boys and five girls. His wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hildred Haynes had 12 children, seven girls and five boys. Mr. Baker was the seventh daughter. They were married on Mr. Baker’s 27 birthday anniversary, in 1907.