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By Atmore News Staff

Brief visit
Richard Monroe and Phillip Monroe stopped in Atmore last week for a short visit with their mother, Myrna Monroe. While here, the siblings pressure-washed Miss Myrna’s house and trimmed the bushes in her yard. Miss Myrna said she, Richard and Phillip enjoyed dinner at David’s Catfish House, then chatted into the late hours of the brief stopover. The boys drove to Orange Beach the next day to work on their mother’s mobile home there. Miss Myrna said she was “glad to have them here but wished they lived closer.”
Six decades together
Ed and Joyce Brown observed their 60th year of marriage last Saturday, February 25, with a Diamond Wedding Anniversary Celebration at The Club. The afternoon fete was hosted by the Browns’ children, Mark, Julie and Jennifer. Mark, a minister, served as moderator for the get-together as the Browns and dozens of family members and friends enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres and reminisced about their respective relationships with the couple.
Ben & Becca’s boys
Flomaton High athlete Will Smith, son of Ben and Becca Smith of Canoe, signed a scholarship agreement last Friday to play baseball for Coastal Alabama Community College’s Brewton campus. Will, who played baseball, football and two years of basketball at FHS, follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Sam, a 2020 FHS graduate. Sam earned a baseball scholarship to University of West Alabama and is entering his third season with the Tigers. The two student athletes are the grandsons of Mike and Janice Smith (fraternal) and Becky and the late James “Peanut” McDonald (maternal).
Madison on Fox
Madison Prewett Troutt, daughter of Chad Prewett, Auburn University Basketball Program Chief of Staff, and former ECHS cheerleader Tonya Prewett, recently appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend to talk about the Asbury University Revival. The 16-day spiritual revival on the campus of the Kentucky school included almost 400 hours of non-stop worship. Madison, who was a contestant on TV’s The Bachelor in 2021, married Grant Michael Troutt in October 2022.
Hawks of a feather
Payton Gilchrist, whose parents — Jody and Sha Gilchrist — live on the fringes of Atmore, is settling in as a freshman softball player at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. Payton, who played catcher, third base and shortstop for Northview High’s Lady Chiefs, is listed on the Huntingdon roster as a catcher-third baseman. She is the granddaughter of Claude and Lanette Kent, who also live just outside Atmore, and Brenda Hurd, who lives in Oklahoma. Another former Northview standout, Seth Killam, is a junior pitcher and outfielder for the Hawks’ baseball team, and Hannah Qualls, granddaughter of Barbara and Mike Qualls of Monroeville, is an assistant coach for the Huntingdon softball team.

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