From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 28, 1979

About People

Beverly M. Bains, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin Bains of Oneonta, has been appointed to the Campus Elections Board at Auburn University. She was appointed by the president of the Student Government Association, and her appointment had then to be passed on by members of the Student Senate and members of the faculty. Beverly is the only campus undergraduate member of the elections board, the governing authority over all campus elections.

Library board member retires

After over 30 years of faithful service, vice chairman Ernest Bynum officially retired from the Oneonta Public Library board. The board and staff presented Bynum with a copy of Bartlett’s Quotations, as a symbol of their appreciation of his ability to quote words of wisdom from many famous people, as well as a thank you for his many years of service.

Bynum was instrumental in starting the library, assisting Mrs. J.S. Wittmeier in obtaining authorization from government officials for the Oneonta Garden Club to provide the services for the town. Bynum assisted in building shelves and providing other services to prepare the old pump house on Jefferson Avenue, and the small building opened early in 1949 shelving approximately 200 books.

His assistance was greatly appreciated when the library moved in 1954 to the large office room on the ground floor of the new Oneonta Civic Center, and again in 1960 when the library moved into the 1,300 feet contained in the five rooms on the top floor of the civic center.

Bynum’s time and labor were again instrumental in moving the library in 1972 to its present location in the civic center auditorium.

Majorettes earn trophies

The 1979-1980 Susan Moore majorettes have brought home three trophies this season. Lori Marsh, Kristi Eubanks, head majorette Lisa Ogles, Donna Dawson, and Sherri Haynes won their first trophy in the Lee Bennett competition in Birmingham in September. In Mid-South competition at Gadsden a week later, they received superior ratings and earned a second trophy. Three weeks later in the Tarrant Marching Festival, they were again rated superior and received a third trophy. The girls are especially proud of their achievements because they are the first majorettes to represent Susan Moore with trophies.