Feb. 13, 1943, was a Saturday during a time when The Star didn’t publish on that day of the week.

Feb. 13, 1993, in The Star: The Anniston Emergency and Rescue Squad expects that a substation on U.S. 431 between Saks and Alexandria will cut the time it takes to get to patients in the northwestern part of the county and improve their chances of surviving the crucial first hour after sustaining a serious injury. “It would certainly give us a better response time,” said Benny Hulsey, rescue squad director. The substation will be staffed 24 hours a day by an ambulance and a two-person crew who would still be dispatched from the main office. It’s expected to cost $30,000 to outfit the substation at 3131 U.S. 431, which should be ready in late March, Hulsey said. Local residents and businesses are donating much of the time and materials needed for the project. Also this date: Lillar Skinner, a giggly 79-year-old mother of eight and grandmother of many, has taught Bible messages to hundreds throughout her life, most of them prisoners at local jails. At an awards luncheon held in January in Birmingham, she was announced as winner of an award for her work by the Office of Volunteerism program based in Montgomery. She and her husband, Andrew, are active participants in the Senior Citizen Program at Glen Addie Community Center.