April 5, 1942, in The Star: With spring football practice ended at Oxford High School, fans there are looking forward to a successful campaign of grid battles this fall. Many, though not all, of Coach Burnham’s 1941 players will be on hand in September. Five have been lost to graduation and two, Earl Bradford and Edwin Hinton, joined the Navy. Quarterback candidates for the fall are Warren Parker, James Lett and Mark Burrows. Also this date: An article on the “Farm News” page describes how J. P. Holmes of Wedowee, in the Piedmont soil conservation district, made $90 more last year from 2-1/2 acres of steep land in kudzu than he made from seven acres of highly fertilized cotton land, according to H. E. Coe of the Soil Conservation Service. The kudzu had been planted several years ago on land that was too steep to cultivate, just to keep the soil from washing away. Kudzu crowns dug out of the ground helped generate the income for Mr. Holmes.
April 5, 1992, in The Star: A new feature, The Star’s “Volunteer of the Month,” turns the spotlight on Cabot D. Holt, who volunteers with Hospice of East Alabama. Said Dottie Distelheim, the agency’s volunteer coordinator, “Cabot sets the standard for a Hospice volunteer with his caring and compassionate nature, his warm and comforting hugs and his wonderful sense of humor.” Holt is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and is employed at Anniston Army Depot. He is also a volunteer with Carpenters for Christ. New Haven Baptist is his home church.