District 4 seniors compete at community center
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Ninety seniors, including dancing groups from Pell City and Moody, participated in this year’s District 4 Masters Games of Alabama at the community center Friday. The games were sponsored by the East Alabama Commission Area Agency on Aging in cooperation with the City of Jacksonville and the parks and recreation department. The 22 participants from Jacksonville were awesome, according to senior center director Wendy Thompson.

“The day went so well,” said Thompson. “Hosting the games takes a lot of planning and preparation. I have so many vendors that I rely on that help me year after year, and we were glad to have some new faces this year.”

The Saks First Baptist Church youth group helped with retrieving balls and assisting the vendors at each event. The Jacksonville seniors and senior staff and Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers worked for weeks on decorations and preparing for the day.


Slideshow: District 4 Master Games



Maurine Harmon, 97, of Anniston has been competing since 1980 and is in the Masters Games Hall of Fame. She was the state winner in horseshoes in 1979.

Games included domino singles, shuffleboard, softball throw, Nerf and Frisbee basketball and softball, line dancing, Checkers and Rook.

“It’s so much fun that we just all get into masters mode and winning at the district level so that we can travel to state in October of each year,” said Thompson. “We had our annual fundraiser back in March and we have already raised the money that we’ll need to stay the first night so the seniors can play at the state level. I’m so proud of all of our seniors, and I encourage those 50 and older to find out more about the Masters Games of Alabama and become involved.”

Winners were:

Domino Doubles

65-69:

1st, Jane Sparrowhawk/William Sparrowhawk; 2nd, Linda Turner/Robert Tuner.

Rook

75-79:

1st, Jimmy Myres/Barbara Scott; 2nd, Richard Chappell/Willie Jenkins.

All table tennis players qualified for state, even though that event took place the next day.

Basketball Free Throw

Female


55-59: 1st Lori Tippets; 2nd, Carolena Hughley

65-69: 1st Susan Campeaux; 2nd Jane Sparrowhawk; 3rd Marsha Glover.

70-74: 1st: Mary “Jo” Owen; 2nd, Ramona Collins.

75-79: 1st, Frances Nelson; 2nd Barbara Goodman; 3rd, Lillie B. Buchanan.

80-84: 1st Thelma Hinton.

Male

65-69: 1st, James Boozer.

70-74: 1st Henry J. Campeaux.

75-79: 1st Ramon Cordova.

80-85: 1st Thomas Hinton.

Checkers

Female


65-69: Carolyn Baumonn; 2nd, Martha Lipham.

Dominos Singles

Female


65-69: 1st, Margaret Stedham; 2nd, Linda Turner.

75-79: 1st, Willie Jenkins; 2nd, Ethel Houston.

Male

75-79: 1st Bill Sparrowhawk; 2nd, Charles Ritchey; 3rd, Richard Chappell.

Frisbee Throw

Female


55-59: 1st, Lori Tippets; 2nd, Debra Brown; 3rd Carolena Hughley.

65-69: 1st Linda Turner; 2nd, Susan Campeaux; 3rd, Marsha Glover.

70-74: 1st Sarah Bain; 2nd Mary “Jo” Owen; 3rd Helen Grant.

75-79: 1st, Erverette Lawler; 2nd Gladys Cagle; 3rd Ethel Houston.

80-84: 1st Naomi Moore; 2nd, Margaret Lomax; 3rd Thelma Hinton.

85-89: 1st Estelle Lee; 2nd, Hughlene Law; 2nd, Virginia Unkle.

Male

60-64: 1st, James M. Smith; 2nd, Billy Fowler.

70-74: 1st, Robert E. Turner; 2nd, Henry Campeaux; 3rd, Sammy Rich.

75-79: 1st, Ramon Cordova; 2nd, Bill Sparrowhawk; 3rd, Richard Chappell.

80-84: 1st Clarence McGinnis; 2nd Thomas Hinton.

Nerf Throw

Female


55-59: 1st, Lori Tippets; 2nd, Debra Brown; 3rd, Sylvia Childs.

65-69: 1st, Susan Campeaux; 2nd, Jane Sparrowhawk; 3rd Linda Turner.

70-74: 1st Janice Clay; 2nd, Sarah Bain; 3rd Mary “Jo” Owen.

75-79: 1st Erverette Lawler; 2nd, Frances Nelson; 3rd, Laura Kinney.

80-84: 1st Naomi Moore; 2nd, Thelma Hinton; 3rd, Margaret Lomax.

85-89: 1st Estelle Lee; 2nd, Hughlene Law; 2nd, Unkle, Virginia.

Male

60-64: 1st, James M. Smith; 2nd, Billy Fowler.

70-74: 1st Henry Campeaux; 2nd, Richard Fisher; 3rd, Robert E Turner.

75-79: 1st, Bill Sparrowhawk: 2nd, Ramon Cordova; 3rd, Richard Chappell; 3rd, Charles Ritchey.

80-84: 1st, Clarence McGinnis; 2nd, Thomas Hinton.

Shuffleboad

Female


65-69: 1st Susan Campeaux; 2nd, Jane Sparrowhawk; 3rd, Martha Lipham.

70-74: 1st, Ramona Collins; 2nd, Sarah Bain; 3rd, Helen Grant.

75-79: 1st, Barbara Goodman; 2nd, Ethel Houston; 3rd, Ida Jesse.

80-84: 1st, Thelma Hinton; 2nd, Naomi Moore; 3rd, Marjorie Everidge.

Male

65-69: 1st, James R. Boozer.

70-74: 1st, Henry Campeaux; 2nd, Richard Fisher.

75-79: 1st, Bill Sparrowhawk; 2nd, Ramon Cordova; 3rd, Richard Chappell.

80-84: 1st: Thomas Hinton; 2nd, Clarence McGinnis.

Softball Throw

Female


55-59: 1st, Sylvia Childs; 2nd, Lori Tippets; 3rd, Carolena Hughley.

65-69: 1st, Marsha Glover; 2nd, Martha Lipham.

70-74: 1st Mary “Jo” Owen; 2nd, Sarah Bain.

75-79: 1st, Frances Nelson; 2nd, Erevette Lawler; 3rd, Lillie Buchanan.

80-84: 1st, Thelma Hinton; 2nd, Naomi Moore.

Male

70-74: 1st Henry Campeaux; 2nd, Richard Fisher.

75-79: 1st Ramon Cordova; 2nd, Richard Chappell.

80-84: 1st, Thomas Hinton; 2nd, Clarence McGinnis.
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