This day in CCN history
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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
As we continue to celebrate “30 years of ‘The Coosa County News,’” this week we take a look back to the edition published 30 years ago today, on June 10, 1992.
That edition included the first obituary published in “The Coosa County News.” It was for 112-year-old Lula Turner of Alexander City, who died June 4, 1992.
She was born February 10, 1880, in Tallapoosa County. Her funeral service was held at the Liberty Life Christian Center in Alexander City with burial at the Elam Number One Cemetery, and Bishop W.T. Traylor officiated the service. House of Hutchinson served as funeral directors.
Other items covered in that week’s edition included numerous Coosa County 4-H items, such as tree identification, awards received at state competition, communication elements led by Coosa County Agent Melinda Luker, participation in a tri-county leadership camp, preparing for the state competition, and more.
In addition to the 4-H news items, there was coverage of a horseback trail ride hosted by the Rockford Men’s Club. More than 60 riders participated in that second ride sponsored by the club to raise money for civic activities.
The ride covered approximately 20 miles of trails on the Carden and McConnell farms in Coosa County, which offered riders the opportunity to participate in the trail ride over the course of a weekend, beginning on Saturday, staying at the Men’s Club that night, and finishing the trail ride on Sunday.
The June 10, 1992, edition also recorded improvements being made to the former Cross Roads store in Weogufka, thanks to the Weogufka Beautification Project. A potluck dinner was held as a fundraiser effort, with the meal costing $3 per person.
Printed completely in black and white, that week’s edition also included a photo of a Cahaba lily in bloom, noting that it is “one of Alabama’s rarest plants” and that it blooms in rocky shoals along Hatchet Creek from late May until mid-June.
See other highlights of 30 years of “The Coosa County News” periodically in future editions throughout the year.