SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – Albemarle High was to perform ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966


School lunch prices in the Stanly County Schools would go up April 1 to 30 cents, an increase of five cents. Teachers’ lunches would go up by 10 cents to 40 cents.

A big reduction in the amount of federal surplus commodities was a major cause of the price increase. School lunchroom officials had had to go into the regular market to buy the food not furnished by the government.

The new price for students was the same as that charged in the Albemarle system all this year.


Luther C. Hodges of Winston-Salem, who was associated with the State Planning Task Force to create interest in housing for low-income people throughout North Carolina, would be the guest speaker at a luncheon of the Albemarle Rotary Club.


Mary Ellen Guffy, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the U.S. government to study in France at the University of Aix-en-Provence in southern France.

Guffy was a graduate of Norwood High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Guffy of Norwood.


Annie Oakley and Frank Butler would come to life again on the Albemarle Senior High School stage as Jane Lowder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Lowder, and Charles Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reade Daniel, portrayed these roles in “Annie Get Your Gun.”

This musical was being presented under the direction of Paul M. Fry, choral director; Gaye Holshouser, dramatics coach; and Mrs. Tommy Hearne, dance instructor.


Kites and kids would mix on March 26 behind Albemarle High School when the city recreation department held its first kite and kite-flying contest.


Sp/4 Jim Nance, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Nance of Albemarle, was serving with the Fifth Special Forces Group in South Vietnam.


Eleven students had been tapped into the National Honor Society in ceremonies at South Stanly High School.

Entering this chapter were Susan Nix, Marshall Boggan, Janice Kimrey, Tommie Norwood, Ella Snuggs, Doug Eury, Josie Little, Boyce Thompson, Connie Kendall, Kenneth Edwards and Ann Hatley.


Mrs. J.Q. York of Badin had been elected to the office of director representing the western section of the state March 12 at the North Carolina Women’s Bowling Association annual meeting in Durham.