Oct. 3, 1942, was a Saturday during a time when The Star didn’t publish on that day of the week.

Oct. 3, 1992, in The Star: Decent, affordable housing financed without interest is coming to Calhoun County. A local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is being formed, with members of its steering committee hosting a community meeting tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the YMCA, on 14th Street. “It’s mainly to let the community know what we’ve been doing and what we hope to do with Humanity in Calhoun County,” said Dee Wade, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd and coordinator of the steering committee of Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County. Wade said a group of about 20 people have been meeting since spring to lay the organizational groundwork. The Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County Inc. donated the seed money, some $10,000, needed to get the affiliate started. Also this date: Calhoun County District Judge R. Allen Crow has been named the state’s Child Support Judge of the Year. The Alabama Child Support Association announced the award recently, its formal presentation made by Anniston attorney Gordon Bailey, long an advocate in the field of legally mandated child support. Judge Crow has been on the bench since 1979. Additionally: When Eric Mackey flew to Guam and Hawaii this summer, he was hardly taking a tropical vacation. The 22-year-old senior at Jacksonville State University instead took on two months of mission work as part of the Baptist Campus Ministries summer mission program. Mackey is an education major from Sand Rock.