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Things to see and do .................................. Page 6 Mass transit................................................. Page 7 Nightspots................................................... Page 8 River Region attractions........................... Page 10 Recreational opportunities ...................... Page 12 Tri-county shooting ranges ...................... Page 13 Arts groups ............................................... Page 14 Food ........................................................... Page 15 Libraries ..................................................... Page 16 Public schools............................................ Page 17 12 in twelve .............................................. Page 18 Private schools .......................................... Page 20 Colleges and universities.......................... Page 21 Career resources ....................................... Page 21 Medical facilities....................................... Page 24 Fitness centers, YMCAs............................. Page 24 Famous faces ............................................ Page 26 City, county government.......................... Page 28 Area demographics .................................. Page 28 Military....................................................... Page 30 Churches ................................................... Page 31 Smooth transition..................................... Page 32 Montgomery Biscuits................................ Page 33 Weather ..................................................... Page 33

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The Continental Eagle Corp. mill, a 175-year-old cotton gin factory across from Autauga Creek in Prattville, was founded by Daniel Pratt as a cornerstone for his industrial empire.

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Prattville’s history built on industrialist’s dream

In the early 1830s a New England Yankee named Daniel Pratt headed South, looking to make his fortune. He discovered the fall line of Autauga Creek and used the waterpower to build the base of his industrial empire. He founded the town that bears his name in 1839. Pratt’s foundation was a cotton gin manufacturing plant that still dominates the landscape of downtown today. Continental Eagle Corp., which traces its roots back to Pratt, manufactures gins and other equipment used in cotton production. Along with the gin, Pratt built textile mills, a lumber mills and door and sash factory in the city. He also donated land to be used for schools and churches. Known as Alabama’s first industrialist, Pratt expanded his influence to the fledgling iron producing efforts in the area that would become Birmingham. There he built foundries and furnaces. Pratt City, just outside of Birmingham, is named in his honor. Prattville’s historic downtown area reflects Pratt’s New England roots. In most older Southern cities the courthouse square is the centerpiece of downtown. Prattville was built around the sprawling industrial complexes designed by Pratt, and the required mill pond that impounded the water used to power his factories and mills. Sadly, Prattville lost a large part of its early history on the night of Sept. 10 and 11, 2002, when the Gurney Building, a closed textile mill, burned. The block long building, comprising three stories and a full basement was designed by Pratt. It was a twin of the gin shop, which stands directly across

the Autauga Creek Dam. You would have to wonder if Pratt would recognize his city now. Long gone are the days of Prattville being the sleepy, little farm town where everyone knew everyone else. For the past three decades Prattville and Autauga County have seen tremendous growth. The growth rate has perennially placed Autauga County in the Top 5 list of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Prattville has a population of 35,000 and is seeing a boom in retail growth. The city has added 1.3 million square feet of store space in the past three years, with another 260,000 square feet of development now under construction. The growth is taking place in the eastern sector of the city. Where cotton fields and pastures once stretched from horizon to horizon, there’s a new crop growing. Big box giants like Target, Bass Pro Shops, Belk and J.C. Penny just to name a few, now call the city home. But even with the expansion out east, city leaders haven’t forgotten downtown. A recently completed $1.2 million revitalization project in the historic business district brought in period lighting, new sidewalks and streetscape improvements. An ongoing project is the construction of a creekwalk, following the northern bank of Autauga Creek. The walk begins in the shadows of the gin shop, and plans are to take it down the creek to Pratt Park. So if Pratt came back today, he would see a bigger city, but he still would be able to recognize the cornerstone he laid those many years ago.

The Montgomery Biscuits, the minor-league baseball team that plays its home games at Riverwalk Stadium, earned its screwball nickname in a contest. The team started play in 2004 and is a member of the Double-A Southern League. In 2003, the team’s owners had a Name the Team contest and received about 2,500 entries. A local attorney entered Biscuits based on his intramural softball team from law school. The name received more boos than cheers when it officially was unveiled at Jubilee CityFest. Since, fans have grown attached to it. The Biscuits reported more than $2.5 million in retail sales to the city in their first five seasons. The city owns Riverwalk Stadium, which it rents to the Biscuits for a share of any sales at the

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Area boasts mild weather year-round

The Montgomery Biscuits have won two Southern League titles in its five-year history. stadium. In each of its first five seasons, the Biscuits drew at least 290,000 fans and ranked second in the Southern League in attendance. The team also has enjoyed on-the-field success. The Biscuits won Southern League championships in 2006 and 2007. More than three dozen former Biscuits have reached the major leagues, including last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, third baseman Evan Longoria. Longoria and pitcher Scott Kazmir also have played in

the major-league All-Star Game. Kazmir pitched for the Biscuits in 2004. Longoria (2007) and outfielder Delmon Young (2005) won Southern League most valuable player awards. The Tampa Bay Rays, who won the American League championship in 2008, are Montgomery’s major-league parent club. The Durham Bulls, who gained fame in the movie “Bull Durham,” are Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate. The Rays have full-season Class A teams in Port Charlotte, Fla., and Bowling Green, Ky.

The River Region, located some 200 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, enjoys temperate weather with mild winters and a long growing season. The average temperature is 61 degrees, and the area averages about 55 inches of rainfall a year. The growing season is 210 days per year. The area normally enjoys eight hours of sunshine a day. Winters are usually short and mild, with hard freezes a rarity. Even in the dead of winter, it’s not unusual to have days where the high temperature flirts with the 70-degree mark. The area averages less than three-tenths of an inch of snow each year. Summers generally see afternoon highs in the upper 80s to mid-90s. Due to the Gulf’s influence, summer means high, sometimes stifling, levels of humidity. The area generally is considered to be in the geographic center of the Southeast, and elevation ranges from 150 feet

The River Region has a long growing season. above sea level in Montgomery County to 554 feet in Autauga and 745 feet in Elmore counties. The area is prone to severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. There is a severe weather season that takes place March through May and a second one that spikes in November.

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Brighthouse Network: 567-4344. Charter Communications: 866-447-4188. Knology: 356-1000.

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BellSouth: 800-757-6500 Knology: 356-1000 BellSouth Fast Access (888) 321-2375

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RECYCLING MILLBROOK

Couples who want to get married in Autauga County must go to the probate office, 176 W. Fifth St. Licenses cost $48. 361-3732. Elmore County residents should go to the Elmore County Courthouse in downtown Wetumpka. Licenses costs $58. 567-1143. Acceptable identifications are a passport, military identification, state-issued identification or driver’s license. If people do not have those forms of identification, they must bring a certified birth certificate and a Social Security card. There is no waiting period, but they must get married within 30 days of obtaining a license. No blood test is required. If one of the people had a divorce within the past six months, that person must show a copy of the divorce papers. In most cases, if either person is younger than 18, both parents must be present to sign a consent form.

The city’s recycling center is operated by the street and maintenance department, which can be contacted at 285-3653, and is located just behind the tennis courts, near the fire station on Grandview Road. The city recycles newspaper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum, but not glass.

UTILITIES ELECTRICITY

The Recycle Center, located at 205 E. Charles Ave., can be reached at 567-1334 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside recycling is available within all areas in the corporate city limits on Fridays.

Alabama Power Co.: 800-245-2244 Central Alabama Electric Cooperative: 800-545-5735. Dixie Electric Cooperative: 288-1163.

NATURAL GAS

Alabama Gas Corp.: Provide mailing address, street address, home and work numbers, Social Security

PRATTVILLE

The city has a drop-off for recyclable items at 122 Ridgewood Road, which is located just behind the old Gurney plant on Martin Luther King Drive. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The center accepts aluminum, paper, plastic, glass and cardboard at the site. People are asked to deposit the recyclables into the trailer at the site. Food items, grass clippings and other perishable items should not be deposited in the recyclables trailer. The sanitation department can be reached at 361-3611.

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Autauga Sanitation Department: 361-3611 Elmore Sanitation Department: 285-3001

WATER/SEWER

Prattville Water Works Board, 114 E. Main St.: There is a $25 nonrefundable deposit. Customers need to provide current and previous addresses, information on prior service and Social Security number. 365-6783. Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Board, 2909 Elmore Road: A minimum $40 deposit is required. Sewage charges are based on a percentage of the water bill. 567-8404. Millbrook Water and Sewer Department: Water service fees and distribution depends on address. Some residents have water service through the Elmore County line, but others have service through a tri-county line. 285-3001 or 285-3002. Central Elmore Water Authority: Serves Elmore County outside Wetumpka. 567-6814.

PEDESTRIANS

All traffic signals must be obeyed, unless directed otherwise by a police officer. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, but outside of crosswalks, pedestrians must yield to oncoming drivers. It is illegal to pass or overtake a vehicle that has stopped to let a person across the street. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians cannot cross except inside a crosswalk. It is illegal to walk on the roadway when there is a sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, pedestrians should use the road’s shoulder. If there is no shoulder, the pedestrian must walk as far to the side of the road as possible and, on a street with two-way traffic, walk on the left side of the road. Hitchhiking is illegal. So is standing in the roadway to sell items, solicit business, etc., unless allowed by a permit from the city.

PETS

The staff of the Autauga and Elmore counties’ humane societies works to reunite people with their

pets. They provide the only centralized lost and found animal service in the counties. If you see a stray dog in your neighborhood and you live in: Elmore County: Humane Society of Elmore County, 255 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, 567-3377. E-mail hselco@bellsouth.net or go to www.elmorehumane.com. Autauga County: Autauga County Humane Shelter, 1009 Reuben Road, Prattville, 358-2882. You can report a lost or found animal by phone or in person. If you report a lost pet by telephone, you must come to the shelter to personally look for the dog. When you report a pet, make sure to provide the following information: 1. Your contact information: Leave full name, address and phone numbers where you can be reached day or night. 2. Type of animal and whether it is lost or found. 3. Where the animal was lost or found and when. 4. The primary breed of the animal (or best guess if it is a mixed breed). 5. Fur color and length. 6. Male or female and whether it is spayed or neutered. 7. Approximate weight and age. 8. Shape of the ears (erect, floppy or tipped). 9. Any distinguishing marks. 10. Was it wearing a collar and what color? 11. The length of the tail.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

River Region United Way: 264-7318 Volunteer & Information Center: 264-4636 Standing Together Against Rape: 277-9521 Montgomery Area Food Bank: 263-3784 Social Security: 800-772-1213

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Alabama’s Do Not Call Registry: www.psc.state.al.us. Better Business Bureau: 262-5606 Alabama Attorney General Office: 800-392-5658 or 242-7334.

211 Connects: People who need assistance from a social service agency — and those who want to volunteer to help — can simply dial 211 and get hooked up. 211 Connects is a clearinghouse for social service organizations in Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Dallas, Lowndes and Lee counties. A call center in Montgomery connects 211 callers to agencies that help provide food, shelter, clothing and other services to those in need and also will direct volunteers to agencies that need their help.

OTHER STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION

Purchasing liquor: In Alabama, a person must be 21 years old to purchase alcohol products. In recent years, Montgomery approved the sale of draft and Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages at retail stores. Sunday sales remain banned in Autauga and Elmore counties. Purchasing tobacco: A person under the age of 19 cannot purchase, possess or transport tobacco products. Littering: Criminal littering is defined as anyone knowingly depositing in any manner litter on any public or private property without permission. It includes negligently depositing glass or other dangerously pointed or edged objects on or near water to which the public has access for swimming, bathing or fishing, or on a public highway. It also includes discharging sewage, oil products or litter from a water vessel into a river, inland lake or stream, or dropping on any highway any destructive material. Littering is a misdemeanor with penalty: $250 for first offense and $500 for second and subsequent offenses.

ROAD RULES

Seatbelts: All front seat occupants of a passenger car manufactured with safety belts in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 must wear a safety belt when the vehicle is in motion, except for:

An occupant who has a written statement from a licensed physician saying the individual is unable to wear a seatbelt for medical reasons; A rural mail carrier while performing his duties; A driver or passenger delivering newspaper or mail from house to house; Passengers in a vehicle made before 1965; Passengers in vehicles which normally operate in reverse; The protection of children also is governed by a separate statute, which states that any child younger than 6 must be in an age-appropriate child passenger restraint system. For children 4 or 5 years old, that system includes seatbelts installed by the manufacturer, dealer or owner of the vehicle. Penalty: No more than $10 for each offense. Teens and driver’s licenses: There are several restrictions on the issuance of driver’s licenses to drivers under the age of 18. They are: A person under 18 may not apply for a regular driver’s license until the person has held a temporary instruction or learner’s permit for six months. If the applicant is 16 years old, he shall submit verification of a parent or legal guardian’s approval and verification of his completion of at least 30 hours of behindthe-wheel practice or a state-approved driver’s education course. Anyone issued a driver’s license after Oct. 1, 2002, who is either 17 and licensed for less than six months or 16 years old shall have a restricted license. With a restricted license, a teen cannot operate a vehicle if there are more than four people in the car not including a parent or guardian. The licensee also cannot drive between midnight and 6 a.m. unless a parent, guardian or a licensed driver over 21 is with him, or unless he is driving to or from work, a school-sponsored event, a religious event, or in an emergency situation.

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VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents can register to vote online through the secretary of state’s Web site, www.sos.state.al.us. A valid driver’s license and a local address are required. Autauga County: The county courthouse in Prattville, the probate office or any public library. 361-3713. Elmore County: The county courthouse in Wetumpka, the probate office or any public library. 567-1150.

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River Region awash in things to see and do MAY Memorial Day Fly-In: This three-day event sponsored by Negro Airmen International (NAI) is held every Memorial Day Holiday weekend at Moton field in Tuskegee. The fly-in features black pilots from virtually every one of the continental United States who participate in aviation safety seminars, competitive navigation, pylon racing, balloon bursting, aerobatic demonstrations and networking. 720-0500.

JUNE Chilton County Peach Festival: The weeklong event in Clanton celebrates the juicy fruit with pageants and tournaments along with arts, crafts, music, parade, auction, barbecue and other food. All the fun begins June 12. (205) 755-2400. While in the Clanton area, check out the “Black & Blue” Berry Festival, which is the same week in Jemison. (205) 646-0069.

JULY Fourth of July fireworks shows: In Wetumpka, a fireworks show is held each July Fourth at Gold Star Park on the Coosa River. 567-5147. Prattville’s fireworks show is held at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. 358-0297, www.prattville.com. Montgomery’s annual fireworks show is sponsored by the city of Montgomery. Pike Road holds a celebration at The

W a t e r s . 272-9883, www.pikeroad.us. Lake Martin’s event is at the Lake Martin Amphitheater, www.lakemartin.com. Stars on the Riverfront: Alabama Dance Theatre’s annual performance at Riverwalk Amphitheatre. 241-2590. Performance on the Green: The Montgomery Ballet’s annual outdoor performance at Blount Cultural Park. 409-0522.

AUGUST The Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lake Martin Luau: This is the chamber’s biggest fundraiser and features fun-filled activities for the entire family.

SEPTEMBER CultureFest: Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s daylong celebration of cultures from around the world with music, food and performances. Labor Day weekend. 271-5353. Broadway Under the Stars: This annual concert at Blount Cultural Park from the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra features show tunes and pop classics. 240-4004. Ballet and the Beasts: The Montgomery Ballet presents this annual outdoors production at the Montgomery Zoo.

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Due to the large number of houses of worship in the area, this list may be incomplete. Please e-mail any additions or changes to localnews@montgomeryadvertiser.com. The the complete list will appear on montgomeryadvertiser.com. African Methodist Episcopal ᔢ Jackson Chapel AME Zion Church,

4885 Coosada Road (Coosada), 285-1412 ᔢ Jones Chapel AME Zion Church, 2414 Ingram Road (Elmore), 28 5-0511 ᔢ Spring Hill AME Zion Church, 303 Autauga County 4 East, 361-6655 ᔢ Ward Chapel AME Church, 130 W. 4th St., Prattville, 365-7962

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Military’s presence big in area The military presence in the Montgomery region is significant, generating nearly $2 billion annually. Maxwell Air Force Base is the only Air Force base in the state. The base also is home to the state’s only Air Force Reserve unit, the 908th Airlift Wing. The National Guard also has its headquarters in Montgomery. Several hundred people also are attached to Army and Marine Corps Reserve units in the area.

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From Page 6 Zoo Boo: The Montgomery Zoo celebrates Halloween for several days in late October with nightly attractions for the kids leading up to Halloween night. The zoo normally closes at 5 p.m., but it reopens until 9 p.m. during Zoo Boo so visitors can enjoy haunted train rides, costumed characters, candy and more. 240-4900.

Maxwell Air Force Base Air University is the Air Force’s center for professional military education. Nearly every member of the Air Force will come to Maxwell during their career for officer or enlisted training courses. Air University also includes two commissioning sources, the Officer Training School and the AF ROTC program. The Community College of the Air Force — the largest community college in the country — also has its headquarters at Maxwell. The 42nd Air Base Wing includes security forces, base operations, medical, contracting, communications and other units. The 908th Airlift Wing is the state’s only Air Force Reserve unit and has eight C-130 cargo planes. The unit also has maintenance, operations, security forces and medical personnel. The unit conducts regular humanitarian missions. The 908th also responds to hurricanes and other disasters when asked by the Air Force.

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A C-130 flies a training mission at Maxwell Air Force Base. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guard also responds to state emergencies like the Enterprise tornado and hurricanes. About 1,250 Air National Guard members are in the region, including about 1,000 at the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field. The Army Guard has about 1,430 members in the tri-county area. The 926th Engineer Brigade is an Army Reserve unit with its headquarters in Montgomery. The unit deployed to Iraq in 2008 for a year developing infrastructure and rebuilding war-torn areas around Baghdad. The unit has more than 120 members. The 131st Military Public Affairs Detachment of the Army Reserve is also in Montgomery. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, is an infantry reserve unit based in Montgomery. About 130 members of the unit deployed in 2007 and some members of the unit are preparing to deploy again in 2009.

Kenan Mill’s annual Fall Festival and Bluegrass Event: This annual event features bluegrass music, food vendors, arts and crafts and so much more. Kenan’s Mill was built in the mid-1800s and produced water-ground meal, grits and corn for over 100 years. The grounds also include a fascinating 19th-century brick charcoal kiln. 874-1720. Turkey Day Classic: Held on Thanksgiving Day at Cramton Bowl, this college football game features Alabama State University and Tuskegee University. The Turkey Day Parade precedes the game in downtown Montgomery. 229-4507. Holiday Light Festival: From late November to early January, the Montgomery Zoo is aglow with

A decorated boat passes in front of the Christmas on the Coosa display in Wetumpka. large holiday light sculptures of animals, live performances of holiday music, train rides, pictures with Santa, etc. Zoo hours are expanded to accommodate the nightly show. 240-4900.

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Patrons dance to the beat while at The Blue Iguana in Prattville. Crockmier’s: Adult contemporary; 9593 Vaughn Road; 481-0490. Dakota’s: Country; 475 Weoka (Wetumpka); 567-7795. Doodle Hoppers: Variety; 3637 Debby Drive in LeCroy Village; 284-4973. Dooley’s Irish Pub: Dance and Karaoke; 81 Wisteria Plaza (Millbrook); 285-9197. Down the Street Café: Rock and country; 2739 Zelda Road;

279-1009; downthestreetcafe.com. Eastside Grille: Variety; 6667 Atlanta Highway; 274-1200. The Exchange Bar: Variety; Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa St.; 481-5165. Frontstreet Entertainment: Blues, old school and hip-hop; 2416 E. South Blvd.; 549-3939. Fusions: Hip-hop and R&B; 845 W. South Blvd; 280-5779.

Goat Hill Tavern: Rock and jazz; 205 N. Goldwaithe St.; 265-3844. Head on the Door: Alternative rock; 5028 Vaughn Road; 270-1928. Holiday Inn-Prattville: Karaoke; Cobbs Ford Road at Interstate 65; 285-3420. Igor’s Oyster Bar: Variety; 3619 East Blvd.; 271-3535. Ikonz: Hip-hop and R&B; 3439 McGehee Road; 613-3238. It’ll Do Tavern: Rock and country; 557 N. East Blvd.; 356-1355. Kegler’s Kove at Bama Lanes: Karaoke; 3020 Atlanta Highway; 272-5423. Key Largo: Variety; 1343 Dalraida Road; 272-1401. Kokomo’s: Live bands; 1660 Federal Drive; 277-0579. LaSalle Bleu: Piano bar; 82 Commerce St.; 265-2069. Mac’s Tavern: Karaoke; 2004 Upper Wetumpka Road; 263-5609. Michael’s Pub: Adult contemporary; 3150 Watchman Drive; 270-9824. Mission House: R&B and jazz; 461 S. Court St.; 356-0849. Montgomery Brewing Company: Variety; 12 W. Jefferson St.; 834-2739; montgomerybrewpub.com.

Nobles: Variety and karaoke; 121 Montgomery St.; 262-3326. Off the Wagon: Rock and country; 62 Dexter Ave.; 263-0102; www.thewagonrocks.com. One More Club: Variety; 4340 River Oaks Road (Millbrook); 290-0706. The Olive Room: Jazz; 121 Montgomery St.; 262-2763. Ref’s Rocking Sports Pub: Variety; 4888 Main St. (Millbrook); 322-3000; refspub.com. Rock Bottom American Pub: Variety; 2430 East Blvd; 239-7625; rockbottomamericanpub.com. Rose Supper Club: Hip-Hop and R&B; 954 Highland Ave.; 264-2975. Ruddles English Pub: Variety; 3133 Bell Road; 277-8710. The Shack: Karaoke, rock and blues; 3200 Atlanta Highway; 395-5455. Santa Barbara Trading Company: Variety; 2801-X Vaughn Plaza Road; 612-7013. The Sky Bar & Grill: Variety; 1355 East Blvd.; 277-2200. Sous La Terre: Late-night jazz; 82B Commerce St.; 265-2069. 1048 Jazz and Blues Club: 1048 E. Fairview Ave.; 834-1048; 1048jazzandblues.com. Woodmere Tavern: Variety; 5743 Woodmere Blvd.; 279-0802.

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GOVERNMENT IN AUTAUGA, ELMORE COUNTIES 101 W. Main St. Prattville, AL 36067 361-3609 Prattville City Council The Prattville City Council generally meets the first and third Tuesdays in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 W. Main St. The first meeting of the month starts at 7 p.m. after the public hearing. The second meeting of the month starts at 6 p.m. District 1: Bill Gillespie Jr. 129 S. Washington St. Prattville, AL 36067 365-5984 District 2: Willie L. Wood Jr. 205 Gardner Road Prattville, AL 36067 365-3341 District 3: Dean R. Argo, president 101 Auburn Road Prattville, AL 36067 365-7968 District 4: Thomas Miller, president pro tem 1693 Twelve Oaks Drive Prattville, AL 36066 361-3963 District 5: Mike Renegar 324 Janice St. Prattville, AL 36066 365-2057 District 6: Ray Boles 938 Silver Creek Circle Prattville, AL 36066 365-4211 799-3561 District 7: Nathan Fank 133 Pletcher St. Prattville, AL 36067 361-5243

AUTAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Greg Faulkner, superintendent, 365-5706 Bob Crane, chairman, 365-5706 Kelly Ingram, vice chairman, 365-5706 Ladronia Goodwin, 365-5706 Dorothy Waller, 365-5706 Tammy Starnes, 365-5706 ELMORE COUNTY Sheriff Bill Franklin 8955 U.S. 231 Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-5546 Revenue Commissioner Mike Harper 100 E. Commerce St., Room 107 P.O. Box 1147 Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-1184 Probate judge Jimmy Stubbs 100 Commerce St. Wetumpka, AL 36092 Office: 567-1138 COUNTY COMMISSION The Elmore County Commission generally conducts its work sessions at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in the Elmore County Courthouse Courtroom, 100 E. Commerce St. in downtown Wetumpka. All business meetings begin immediately following the work sessions. District 1: Mark Hragyil Office: 514-5841 Cell: 399-4690 mhragyil@elmoreco.org District 2: Paul C. Taylor Office: 514-5841 Cell: 399-0646 ptaylor@elmoreco.org District 3: David Bowen Office: 514-5841

BY THE NUMBERS AUTAUGA COUNTY Population: 43,671 Racial makeup of population: 19.6 percent black and other ethnicities; 80.4 percent Caucasian Median home price: $124, 294 Average household size: 2.71 people Education: 18 percent of Autauga County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Median family income: $50,375 Average travel time to work: 26.5 minutes Marriage rate: 7.5 per 1,000 Life expectancy: 73.7 ELMORE COUNTY Population: 65,874 Racial makeup of population: 23.1 percent black and other ethnicities; 76.9 percent Caucasian Median home price: $139,100 Average household size: 2.66 people Education: 16 percent of Elmore County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Median family income: $49,193 Average travel time to work: 28.7

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Montgomery is the second largest city in the state, after Birmingham Population: 204,006 Racial makeup of population: 55.2 percent black and other ethnicities; 44.8 percent Caucasian Total households: 80,391 Median home price: $162,777 Average household size: 2.41 people Average family size: 3.1 people Education: 32 percent of Montgomery residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Average travel time to work: 20 minutes Median family income: $53,639 Marriage rate: 7.2 per 1,000 Life expectancy: 75.0

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Famous faces have called River Region home of the Confederacy, where he lived during the early months of the Civil War, is at 644 Washington Ave. and open to tours. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: She met F. Scott Fitzgerald while he was stationed in Montgomery. In 1917, he left Princeton to join the Army. The money from his first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” allowed him enough financial security to marry her. Fitzgerald, the author of such works as “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night,” and his wife, a dancer/ writer/painter, became the most celebrated couple of “the Jazz Age.” The house at 919 Felder Ave., where the couple briefly lived in the 1930s, has become The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Martin Luther King Jr.: In 1954, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became the minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, now Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. After successfully leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and 1956, he became America’s greatest civil rights leader. He organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and his leadership in protests in Birmingham and other Southern cities and the March on Washington helped earn him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968. J. Kelly Fitzpatrick: This influential Alabama artist and Wetumpka native lived from 1888 to 1953. Besides influencing artists from the 1930s to the present with his

Wetumpka native J. Kelly Fitzpatrick depicted Southern life and landscapes in his artwork. works of Southern life and landscapes, he founded the Museum Art School and the Dixie Art Colony and was instrumental in the creation of the Alabama Art League and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Rosa L. Parks: When she refused to give her seat to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955, Parks helped spark not only the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but also the civil rights movement. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’s highest honor,

in 1999. Daniel Pratt: Born in New Hampshire in 1799, Pratt often is cited as Alabama’s first great industrialist. He created one of the country’s great cotton gins, as well as one of the state’s first planned developments, Prattville, when he moved to Autauga County in 1833. He built a railroad, a bank, an iron foundry, sawmills, grist mills and other enterprises before his death in 1873. Bart Starr: Born Jan. 9, 1934, in Montgomery, the Sidney Lanier High School graduate went on to become one of the greatest professional quarterbacks of all time. He led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles and to wins in Super Bowls I and II. He was the regular season MVP in 1966 and the MVP of both Super Bowls in which he played. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton: The famous blues singer was born in Montgomery on Dec. 11, 1926. Thornton’s hits included “Hound Dog,” which sold more than 2 million copies before Elvis Presley recorded it, and “Ball and Chain,” which was a huge hit for her before Janis Joplin recorded it. George C. Wallace: Alabama’s four-time governor and former presidential candidate gained initial fame as a segregationist, blocking black students from entering the University of Alabama, but later renounced these views and won support from many

black Alabamians. Shot by a would-be assassin while he was campaigning for president in 1972, Wallace was paralyzed below the waist. Hank Williams: Although born near Georgiana, the man who many consider country music’s greatest artist began his career in Montgomery and thought of the city as his home. His hits include many of country music’s greatest songs, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Take These Chains from My Heart,” “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You),” “Jambalaya,” “Honky Tonk Blues” and “Hey, Good Lookin’.” After he died on New Year’s Day 1953, more than 20,000 people came to his funeral. His grave is in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and there is a Hank Williams Museum at 118 Commerce St. The Wright Brothers: Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane, had a flying school in Montgomery in 1910 on the current site of Maxwell Air Force Base. During the four months the brothers were in Montgomery, they started the first civilian flight school in the country, had the first night flight in the world, and made decisions that would change dramatically the design of their aircraft by adding a rear stabilizer, a much more powerful engine and landing wheels instead of a sled. A statue in their honor has been erected on the base.

Region From Page 10 Hank Williams grave site: Twenty thousand people a year are estimated to make the pilgrimage to this country great’s grave site. Oakwood Cemetery Annex. Enter off Upper Wetumpka Road, proceed up hill and to the right; grave is on top of hill. Free. Hank Williams Museum: Museum opened in February 1999, moved to current location in May 2000. It houses artifacts from Williams’ life, including the 1952 Cadillac in which he died Jan. 1, 1953. 118 Commerce St. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $3 ages 3-11. 262-3600. Hank Williams statue: A 6-foot, 2-inch statue of the hometown country music legend. North Perry Street in Lister Hill Plaza. Free. 262-0013. Harriott II Riverboat: This riverboat is Montgomery’s newest attraction. Docked beside the Riverwalk Amphitheater, the Harriott II offers fun for everyone. Public and private cruises are available, along with food, music, drinks and entertainment. Evening cruises are two hours in length and board at 7 p.m. with the departure time at 7:30 p.m. Daytime educational cruises are one hour in length and board at 11 a.m. with the departure time at 11:30 a.m. To

Saturday, May 16, 2009 purchase tickets, call 241-2100. Holt Street Baptist Church: On Dec. 5, 1955, just days after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man, Holt Street Baptist was the site of a mass meeting to determine how long blacks would boycott the city bus system. More than 5,000 people attended. Many other meetings and rallies were held at the church. 903 S. Holt St. Juliette Hampton Morgan Historical Marker: Historic marker commemorates Morgan’s contributions to Alabama’s civil rights movement. Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, 245 High St. 240-4924. Mann Wildlife Learning Museum: A natural history museum dedicated to wildlife conservation through education. 325 Vandiver Blvd., next to the Montgomery Zoo. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $6 adults, $4 ages 3-12. Free for Mann Museum members. 240-4900. Marker honoring Rosa Parks: Marker commemorates the site of Parks’ arrest in 1955 for not giving her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest spurred the Montgomery Bus Boycott. At the corner of Montgomery and Molton streets. Maxwell Air Force Base Air Park and Monument to Powered Flight: Includes a model of the airplane the Wright Brothers had at their local flight school. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 953-2017. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: Founded in 1930, the museum holds a collection of

The Bamboo Forest in Prattville features canes paintings, prints and arts. The that tower 60-feet high. museum also hosts temporary

exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. In the Blount Cultural Park off Woodmere Boulevard. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 240-4333. Montgomery Zoo: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $6 for 13 and older, $4 for ages 3-12, $4 for ages 65 and older, and free for ages 2

and younger. 240-4900. Old Alabama Town: Outdoor history museum highlights central Alabama’s history, architecture and lifestyles. The town consists of more than 40 19th- and early 20th-century structures, 22 of which are on the tour daily. Among the historic houses moved to Old Alabama Town is Lucas Tavern, one of the earliest buildings in Alabama. Tours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Two tour options: “Working in the 19th Century” and “Living in the 19th Century.” One tour: $4 adults, $2 ages 6-18. Both tours: $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-18. Group rates available for 10 or more. 240-4500. Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center (Montgomery Performing Arts Centre): Located in the heart of downtown Montgomery, this new attraction is not only a luxury hotel and European Spa but it also features the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre. The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre is large enough for first-run Broadway shows, yet intimate enough with 1,800 seats to view a wide variety of concerts, opera, comedy, dance and kids shows. 201 Tallapoosa St. For general ticket information and scheduled shows, call 481-5100 or go online at www.mpaconline.org. Rosa Parks Museum and Library: Owned by Troy University Montgomery, the museum opened Dec. 1, 2000, on the 45th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest for not giving her seat on

a city bus to a white man. Tours include a video showing and a 1950s-era Montgomery bus. 252 Montgomery St. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $5.50 adults, $3.50 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. 241-8615. St. John’s Episcopal Church: The oldest Episcopal church in Montgomery, St. John’s was built in 1855. 113 Madison Ave. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6:45 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free. 262-1937. State Capitol: Contains one of the country’s finest examples of an “unsupported” staircase. This was the site of Alabama’s secession from the Union in 1861. The Capitol grounds also is site of the Jefferson Davis Star and Confederate Memorial. 600 Dexter Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 242-3935. W.A. Gayle Planetarium: Troy University operates this planetarium for the city of Montgomery. The center opened in 1969 and has more than 200 theater-style seats. It is one of the largest planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. On Forest Avenue at Oak Park. Showtimes are 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $3.50, free for children younger than 5. 241-4799. Wilderness Park/Bamboo Forest: Bamboo towers 60 feet to form a canopy in the sky at this park, which includes one of the state’s largest beech trees. Open daily until dusk. Upper Kingston Road in Prattville. Free. 361-3640.

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The Department of Leisure Services provides a wide range of activities for all ages. For information on programs, fees charged and registration, visit www.prattville.com or call 361-3640. Bell Park: On Upper Kingston Road This park’s two lighted baseball fields are home to youth baseball and football teams. Cooters Pond Park: On the banks of the Alabama River This park features two boat ramps, docks, a riverwalk, picnic grills, tables and a basketball court, as well as a large greenspace for flying kites, touch football, Frisbee-tossing or other family activities. Three pavilions are available for rent. Doster Memorial Community Center: 424 S. Northington St.; 361-3640 This center houses the offices of the Department of Leisure Services and has meeting rooms, a kitchen and an auditorium available for rent. Easy Street Park: On Easy Street This small neighborhood park features children’s play equipment. Kiwanis Park: Perrydale Loop This is a neighborhood playground. Mac Gray Park: On Martin Luther King Drive; 361-0523 This park, which is adjacent to the Autauga County Fairgrounds, has lighted softball fields and a concession stand,

Jackson Givens, left, and Austin Baker have fun on a swing at A Child’s Place playground at Pratt Park. and is the home of adult softball teams. Softball fields available for rent. Lewis Gillespie Senior Center: 332 Doster Road; 361-3697 This center serves as a nutrition site and features games, crafts, dances, exercise classes and day trips. All activities are designed for senior citizens. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office also is in this

facility. Heritage Park: At West Main and Court streets This park is a great place to view the Autauga Creek dam, mill pond and Daniel Pratt’s industrial buildings. A series of “Brown Bag Concerts” are held in the spring and summer. Newton Park: On Till Street This park has five lighted tennis courts and four softball

fields, and is home to girls softball teams. North Highland Park: On Martin Luther King Drive This park has a basketball court, a playground and picnic tables, as well as a pavilion available for rent. Overlook Memorial Park: Jay Street A section of Overlook Memorial Park was set aside for a Fragrance Garden, which is under construction. The garden will feature plants and shrubs that can be identified and enjoyed by their odor, thus giving those with limited or no sight an opportunity to enjoy the garden. Future plans include descriptions in Braille and other amenities that will allow those with physical limitations to enjoy the area. Playground and walking path also featured. Pavilion available for rentals. Pratt Park: At Doster Street and Doster Road Located in the “heart of old Prattville,” this park features a small pond, a walking trail, an amphitheater and picnic tables, and is adjacent to A Child’s Place playground. Pratt Park is the site of numerous community events. A barbecue pit and two pavilions are available for rent. Pratt Park Pool: Doster St.; 365-0251 This pool, which opens in May, is home of the Flying Fish Swim Team. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person. Kids younger than 3 get in free. Family pool passes are available, and the pool is available for rent. Spinners Park: 390 W. Sixth St. This park features a playground, ball fields, grills and picnic tables, and is the site of the annual Spinners Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Festival each fall. A pavilion is available for rent. Spring Hill Park: At Jensen Road and Washington Ferry Road This park has a basketball court, a playground, grills and picnic tables, and pavilions are available for rent. David D. Whetstone Jr. Sports Complex: Autauga County 4 West; 365-1145 This complex features five lighted and two unlighted baseball fields, and is home of Dixie Youth and Dixie Majors baseball programs. The complex also is home of the Department of Leisure Services’ fall baseball program. Upper Kingston Park: Upper Kingston Road; 361-7160 This park has three lighted and two unlighted soccer fields, as well as a lighted walking trail and exercise stations. The pavilion and community center are available for rent. Wilderness Park: On Upper Kingston Road; 361-3640 In this park, giant oriental bamboo soar 60 feet to form a

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Medical From Page 24 The Family Medical Center Address: 8578 U.S. 80, Tyler Phone: 872-1966 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, gynecology, pharmaceutical services, lab services. Autaugaville Family Health Center Address: 203 N. Taylor St., Autaugaville Phone: 365-4524 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care Eclectic Family Health Center Address: 145 Main St., Eclectic Phone: 541-2116 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, obstetrics/ gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, mental health counseling, social services and pharmaceutical services. PriMed 2815 Vaughn Road: 271-4545 4305 Atlanta Highway: 271-7051 34 Taylor Road: 272-7639 U.S. 231 South, Wetumpka: 567-8400 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care. Prattville Medical Park Address: 645 McQueen Smith Road Phone: 358-2000; information desk, 358-2000; administration, 358-2002; lab, 358-6347; Medical, 286-2345 Elmore County Health Department Address: 6501 U.S. 231, Wetumpka Phone: 567-1171 Eclectic Family Health Center

Saturday, May 16, 2009 Address: 145 Main St., Eclectic Phone: 541-2116 Eclectic Family Care (private clinic) Address: 575 Claud Road, Eclectic Phone: 541-3020 AMBULANCE SERVICES Care Ambulance Address: 1150 Panama St. Phone: 262-2550 Haynes Ambulance Paramedics of Alabama Address: 2530 E. Fifth St., Montgomery; 219 Company St., Wetumpka Phone: 265-1208, Montgomery; 567-7012, Wetumpka Moody’s Emergency Medical Service Inc. Address: 38 Savage Lane, Millbrook Phone: 285-6367 Ambulance service in Prattville is provided by the Prattville Fire Department. Phone: 361-3660 City of Tallassee Ambulance Address: 214 Barnett Blvd., Tallassee Phone: 283-6586 City of Millbrook Ambulance Address: 3820 Grandview Road, Millbrook Phone: 285-6707 MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS American Cancer Society, MidSouth Division Address: 3054-C McGehee Road Phone: 875-5407 American Heart Association Regional Office Address: 448 S. Lawrence St. Phone: 298-1910 Medical Association of Alabama Address: 19 S. Jackson St. Phone: 263-6441 Medical Society of Montgomery County Address: 19 S. Jackson St.

Phone: 261-2045 Mental Health Association Address: 1116 S. Hull St. Phone: 262-5500 Mental Health Authority Address: 101 Coliseum Blvd. Phone: 279-7830 Montgomery Health Department Address: 3060 Mobile Highway Phone: 293-6400 HOSPICES Baptist Hospice Address: 301 Interstate Park, Montgomery Phone: 395-5000 Hospice of Montgomery Address: 1111 Holloway Park Phone: 279-6677 Wiregrass Hospice Address: 2401 Fairlane Drive, Montgomery Phone: 271-1293 or 270-5948 Alacare Home Health and Hospice Address: 3180 U.S. 80 West, Montgomery Phone: 244-9125 Helping Hearts Hospice Address: 225 Hill St., Wetumpka Phone: 512-1010 Odyssey Health Care Address: 700 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 705, Montgomery Phone: 213-1119 Southern Hospice Care Inc. Address: 7067 Sydney Curve, Montgomery Phone: 260-2273 Vista Care Hospice Address: 2430 Fairlane Drive No. C-7, Montgomery Phone: 260-0015 CANCER FACILITIES Montgomery Cancer Center Address: 4145 Carmichael Road Phone: 273-7000 Services: Medical and radiation oncology (outpatient) Cancer Care Center

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RIVER REGION MEDICAL FACILITIES Tallassee Community Hospital Address: 805 Friendship Road, Tallassee Phone: 283-6541 Of note: Tallassee Community Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital, licensed for 69 beds and operated by Community Hospital Inc. in Tallassee. It is an acute care, urban hospital. The hospital was founded in 1926. Central Alabama Veterans Administration Health Care System 214 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery: 272-4670 2400 Hospital Road, Tuskegee: 727-0550 PRIMARY CARE CLINICS American Family Care offices Services provided: Adult and pediatric AFC Governor’s House: 2936 Marti Lane, 288-0088 AFC Bellwood: 6910 Vaughn Road, 279-7444 Lister Hill Health Center Address: 1000 Adams Ave. Phone: 263-2301 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, mental health counseling, social services and pharmaceutical services. Crossroads Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Center Address: 1154 S. Decatur St. Phone: 263-5125 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, obstetrics/ gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, mental health counseling, social services and pharmaceutical services.

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Blvd., 281-2224 LOCAL YMCA BRANCHES Downtown: 761 S. Perry St., 269-4362 East Montgomery: 3407 Pelzer Ave., 272-3390 Cleveland Avenue: 1201 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 265-0566 Bell Road: 2435 Bell Road, 271-4343 Kershaw: 2299 W. Fairview Ave., 265-1433 Southeast: 3455 Carter Hill Road, 262-6411 Goodtimes Center: 2325 Mill Ridge Drive, 279-8666 Grandview: 4700 Grandview Road (Millbrook), 290-9622 Prattville-Smith: 600 Main St. (Prattville), 365-8852 Prattville-East: 972 McQueen Smith Road (Prattville), 358-9622 Wetumpka: Red Eagle Drive (Wetumpka), 567-8282 YMCA Camp Chandler: 1240 Jordan Dam Road (Wetumpka), 567-4933 YMCA Soccer Branch: 300 Brown Springs Road, 271-9373 Y’s Up @ A&P, 507 Cloverdale Road, Suite 101, 239-7663 Y’s Up @ Hampstead, 5275 Hampstead High St. No. 100, 239-8096 Y’s Up @ Hillwood, 2898 Zelda Road, 396-6213 Y’s Up @ Somerset, 7600 Atlanta Highway, 356-1351 Y’s Up @ The Waters, 19 Bridge St. (Pike Road), 819-7904

Here are a few of the places for you to work out in the tri-county area. Locations are in Montgomery unless noted otherwise. FITNESS CENTERS Adonna’s Fit Stop, 8119 Vaughn Road, 272-5535 Anytime Fitness, 8880 Minnie Brown Road, 239-7396 Core Vibes Studio, 7150 Halcyon Park Drive, 396-3131 Curves, 7730 Atlanta Highway, 272-2746 Curves, 2771 Coliseum Blvd., 365-12951 Curves, 3008 Zelda Road, 409-9775 Fit 4 Christ, 2801 Vaughn Plaza Road, 239-9356 Fitness South, 2257 Cobbs Ford Road (Prattville), 2852770 Fitness Together, 7959 Vaughn Road, 215-7373 Future Lady Fitness, 143 East Blvd., 356-2214 Future Lady Fitness, 242 Interstate Commercial Park Loop (Prattville), 361-0074 Gold’s Gym, 2300 Berryhill Road, 271-7575 Hogan’s Gym, 3331 Harrison Road, 270-1760 Jazzercise, 6610 Vaughn Road, 396-1431 Metro Fitness, 7150 Halcyon Park Drive, 396-0040 MJ Yoga, 5145 Atlanta Highway, 451-5326 Planet Fitness, 3530 Eastdale Circle, 271-1600 World Gym, 2883 E. South

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WETUMPKA The Parks & Recreation Department oversees the many parks and facilities operated by the city of Wetumpka. For more information, call 567-1324 or go to www.cityofwetumpka.com. Municipal Park: 815 Kelly Fitzpatrick Drive This park offers six ball fields serving girls and boys ages 5 to 14. A batting cage is available for practice sessions. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center: 202 Lancaster St. This center consists of two multipurpose ball fields, a concession building, two outdoor basketball courts and a large building that is available for rent. Memorial Park: 120 Cotton St. This park offers picnic and play areas, the Scout hut, a covered barbecue area and tennis courts, as well as Fain Community Center. The barbecue area and the community center are available for rent. Gold Star Park: Behind Wetumpka City Hall on the banks of the

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Archery Unlimited U.S. 31 South, Prattville Phone: 358-2697 Type: Indoor archery Web: www.archeryunlimited.net Autauga County Bowhunters West of Posey’s Crossroads, Prattville Phone: 361-8663 Type: Archery Web: www.alabamabowhunters.com Coosa River This park features a ramp for launching boats into the Coosa River, picnic areas, a gazebo, the Elmore County Museum, two historical log cabins, a stage for performances, and several rustic bridges and walkways. Henry Crommelin Park: At the end of Bruce Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision This park offers tennis courts, a playground and a softball field. Swayback Bridge Trail: Just north of Jordan Dam, off U.S. 231 This trail along the banks of Lake Jordan is a popular desti-

ELMORE COUNTY Bennett’s Archery 106 Kerri Lane, Wetumpka Phone: 514-1286 Type: Indoor-outdoor archery Web: www.bennettsarchery.com

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Dixie Trap Club Pugh Road in Pike Road Phone: 584-7651 Type: Skeet and trap Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club 4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery Phone: 420-3371 Type: Shotgun sports, archery Web: www.lwssc.com

nation for hiking and biking enthusiasts. Markers are installed along the path, and a map on the entrance board helps to guide visitors.

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The Parks and Recreation Department is located at the Mill Creek Sports Complex at the end of Shirley Lane. The department maintains six recreational areas located throughout the city. For more information, visit www.cityofmillbrook.com or call 290-2047. Mill Creek Sports Complex: At the end of Shirley Lane This complex offers six baseball fields for use by Dixie

Youth Baseball. A paved walking trail encircles the park, and a pavilion is available for family outings. The Village Green: At Main Street and Grandview Road This is a recreational park where many events — including private weddings, musical concerts and the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting — are held. A paved walking track encircles the park. Kids Kingdom: Across from The Village Green This unique play area was designed by elementary schoolchildren and was paid for and constructed by volunteers. Girls Softball Complex: On Park Circle This complex offers four softball fields for the Millbrook Girls’ Softball League. Robinson Springs Park: On Monument Drive Park features a gazebo near the springs, and tables with benches. Legacy Park: On Deatsville Highway near the Elmore Water Tower This park has a paved walking path and a lighted practice field for the Millbrook Mustangs youth football program. A modular building is available for rent.

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The Tallassee Recreational Department is located at the Recreation Center, 450 Gilmer Ave. For information, call 283-4726 or visit www.tallasseerecreation.com. The department manages the City Softball Complex, 283-5959, and tennis courts and

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Jamaica Williams, left, helps her sister Yasmine Williams on the playground at Gold Star Park in Wetumpka. swimming pool, 283-5998, in east Tallassee. Tallassee features several beautiful parks that are enjoyed year-round. Two of the more visible ones are Veteran’s Park on Central Boulevard in east Tallassee and Bell Park at “Five Points,” at the intersection of Gilmer Avenue and Friendship Road. A newly constructed Veteran’s Memorial Park is located just north of City Hall and features names of the many Tallassee veterans who served with distinction in America’s wars.

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HOSPITALS Baptist Medical Center South Address: 2105 E. South Blvd. Phone: 288-2100 Web site: www.baptistfirst.org Physician finder: 273-4444 Licensed beds: 454 Specialty services: Institute for Advanced Wound Care, top-rated cardiovascular services, toprated orthopedic care unit, cardiac surgery, regional neonatal intensive care unit, Angel One, Sleep Disorders Center, Chest Pain Center, Meadhaven (mental health), Senior Advantage, Parker Pavilion, Stork Club, CAP-accredited lab and blood gas lab, breast health clinics, emergency services, neurosciences, Same Day Surgery Center, radiology, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, obstetrics and a variety of community education classes. Consumer Choice Award winner. Jackson Hospital Address: 1725 Pine St. Phone: 293-8000 Web site: www.jackson.org Physician finder: 293-8888 Licensed beds: 379 (and 30 longterm acute care beds) Specialty services: Cardiac care, diabetes center, emergency care, neurosciences, obstetrics (LDR birthing suites), Frank McGough Oncology Unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, ABBI (advanced breast biopsy instrumentation), wound treatment center, surgery center, imaging center and a va-

riety of community education classes. Baptist Medical Center East Address: 400 Taylor Road Phone: 277-8330 Web site: www.baptistfirst.org Physician finder: 273-4444 Licensed beds: 150 Specialty services: Center for Diabetes, regional neonatal intensive care unit, obstetrics, general medical/surgical unit, Stork Club, emergency services, physical, occupational and speech therapy center, CAP-accredited lab and blood gas lab, sleep disorder center, Baptist Breast Health Center, endoscopy center, radiology, Senior Advantage and a variety of community education programs. The new Taylor Medical Complex at Baptist East opened in April 2008. Prattville Baptist Hospital Address: 124 S. Memorial Drive Phone: 365-0651 Web site: www.baptistfirst.org Physician Finder: 273-4444 Licensed beds: 85 Specialty services: Speech and Hearing Clinic, general medical/ surgical unit, bone density scans, emergency services, sleep disorder center, CAP-accredited lab and blood gas lab, Senior Advantage and a variety of community education classes. Elmore Community Hospital Address: 500 Hospital Drive, Wetumpka Phone: 567-4311 Of note: This investor-owned facility operated by the Ivy Creek Association of Elmore County is licensed for 69 beds. It is an acute care, urban hospital.

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RIVER REGION ARTS GROUPS Alabama Dance Theatre: An honor company in the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, ADT combines professional and student dancers in a number of performances . The ADT studios are at the Armory Learning Arts Center, 1018 Madison Ave. Call 241-2800 for tickets and 241-2590 for class information. Alabama Center for Traditional Culture: Created in 1990, the group is dedicated to researching, documenting and preserving the state’s folk cultures. They offer a variety of programs and other activities. 242-4076. Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation: Founded in 1990 as the Alabama Jazz Federation, it added blues to its name in 1994. The group promotes concerts throughout the year, has regular jam sessions and school programs. Visit www.ajbf.com. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Montgomery is home to one of the world’s top Shakespeare festivals, the centerpiece of Blount Cultural Park. Each year features a repertory season and other productions. The season’s lineup has Shakespeare’s classics along with new shows from ASF’s Southern Writers’ Project. 271-5353. Alabama State University: The university’s theater department prepares several productions each academic year. The productions are staged at the university’s Leila Barlow Theatre, 915 S. Jackson. 229-6929.

Arts Council of Montgomery: The council strives to enhance the cultural life of the city by promoting growth and quality of the arts through education of the youth. The nonprofit organization offers several specialized arts programs for schoolchildren throughout the year. The council also serves as a forum for arts development. 241-ARTS (2787). Capitol Sounds Concert Band: This volunteer organization is sponsored by the Montgomery Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 240-4661 or visit www.capitolsounds.org to contact the band and/or find out how to join. Faulkner University Dinner Theatre: A Montgomery tradition, this is the city’s only dinner theater. Each season features several productions. Auditions are open to the community as well as to Faulkner students, faculty and staff. Faulkner University Dinner Theatre is in the Pop Myers Fine Arts Center, 5345 Atlanta Highway. 386-7190. Huntingdon College: This college theater presents a variety of productions each year. In 2004, the theater moved down Fairview Avenue to its new home, 1125 E. Fairview Ave. 833-4292. Millbrook Community Players Inc.: A new community theater, the group will present several productions each year. In July, it will stage “Bless My Father” by Craig Alpaugh. Most performances are at the Robinson

Springs United Methodist Church in Millbrook. Call 546-1612 or visit www.millbrooktheatre.com. Montgomery Ballet: A professional ballet company, the Montgomery Ballet presents several productions each year. The company’s annual Christmas season production of “The Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition. Two free performances are staged outside during the warmer months. The Performance on the Green is at Blount Cultural Park, and Ballet and the Beasts is performed at the Montgomery Zoo. The Montgomery Ballet studios are at 6009 E. Shirley Lane. 409-0522. Montgomery Chamber Music Organization: For more than 40 years, this organization has brought some of the world’s best chamber music groups to the Capital City. Concerts are in the Wilson Auditorium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. 277-3505 or 277-2766. Montgomery Chorale: Around for more than 30 years, the chorale performs several concerts each year. The 50-plus members continue the tradition with both classical and popular music, often with orchestral accompaniment. The organization also offers youngsters an opportunity to sing with the Montgomery Youth Chorale. 265-3737. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: Throughout the year, there is a diverse schedule of

William Harper and Steve Milton do a little song and dance in the Way Off Broadway production of “The Fantasticks.” exhibits covering such areas as three-dimensional works, abstract paintings and works by the masters. The museum also celebrates the arts with the Flimp Festival, an annual outdoor affair the first Saturday of May. The museum is in Blount Cultural Park. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 240-4333. Montgomery Symphony Orches-

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Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library 245 High St. Montgomery, 36104 ■ 240-4999 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday ■

E.L. Lowder Regional Library ■ 2590 Bell Road Montgomery, 36117 ■ 244-5717 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library ■ 3095 Mobile Highway Montgomery, 36108 ■ 240-4848 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS Alabama State University 915 S. Jackson St.; 229-4100; President William H. Harris; www.alasu.edu; enrollment 5,695 Auburn Montgomery 7400 East Drive; 244-3000; Chancellor John G. Veres III; www.aum.edu; enrollment 5,287 Fortis College 3736 Atlanta Highway; 272-3857; Director Moses Delaney; www.fortiscollege.edu/ montgomery.php; enrollment unavailable

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College 1225 Air Base Blvd. and 3290 Troy Highway; 420-4200; President Sam Munnerlyn; www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us; enrollment 1,422 Troy University Montgomery 231 Montgomery St.; 834-1400; Chancellor Jack Hawkins; www.troy.edu; enrollment 3,100 Virginia College 6152 Atlanta Highway; 277-3390; President Madeline Little; www.vc.edu/ montgomery/; enrollment 842

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Amridge University

1200 Taylor Road; 387-7400; President Rex Turner Jr.; www.amridgeuniversity.edu; enrollment 1,000 Faulkner University 5345 Atlanta Highway; 272-5820; President Billy D. Hilyer; www.faulkner.edu; enrollment 3,100 Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave.; 833-4497; President J. Cameron West; www.huntingdon.edu; enrollment 1000 South University 5355 Vaughn Road; 395-8800; President Victor Biebighauser; www.southuniversity.edu; enrollment 600

Alabama Career Center 1060 E. South Blvd. 286-1746 joblink.alabama.gov Offers complete information on job searches including advice, computer access and other services. Alabama Industrial Development Training 2743-A Gunter Park Drive 242-4158 www.aidt.edu Offers job training program for industrial jobs in Alabama. Also offers a listing of job openings at Alabama industries.

Montgomery Job Corps Center 1145 Air Base Blvd. 262-8883 montgomery.jobcorps.gov Government program that provides residential and day job training programs and educational services. Montgomery Career Link 1060 E. South Blvd. 288-0326, extension 324 Part of the state’s career link system. Provides a link between job seekers and job applicants throughout the state.

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Autauga, Elmore schools push for excellence Residents in Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga counties can find something to feel good about in any of the tricounty school systems — from awards for academic achievement and programs to being ranked among some of

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N/A

N/A

567-1248

Dan Aude

K-6

N/A

569-2925

Mary Lucy Crapps

K-4

652

569-1596

Jamey McGowin

5-8

508

569-3034

Jimmy Hull

9-12

504

567-4323

Kathy Willis

K-3

1,138

567-1413

Bessie Robinson

4-6

N/A

567-5158

Richard Dennis

9-12

1,147

361-3890

Sue Riddle

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484

365-6277

Norman Kleinschmidt

1-2

680

361-3885

Nancy Jackson

3-4

618

361-3880

Aaron Brown III

5-6

647

365-6697

Spence Agee

7-8

1,074

365-8804

Lee Hicks

9-12

2,110

361-0258

Charles Riddle

N/A

N/A

365-8329

Darryl Pickett

K-12

395

205-755-1629

Van Smith

K-12

694

6-8

430

205-755-2118

ENROLLMENT

205-358-1910

William Hollon

9-12

50

361-6400

Jason Wingate

1-6

1,330

358-2658

Cathy Loftin

K-6

924

283-5001

Wayne Pressley

K-4

840

283-2151

Ron McDaniel

5-8

594

283-2187

Debbie Lunsford

9-12

610

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Downtown Montgomery is the place to be Memorial Day weekend for Jubilee CityFest. Music acts — including 3 Doors Down, Montgomery Gentry, L.L. Cool J, Darius Rucker, Hinder and Bow Wow — will perform at the Riverfront Amphitheater and areas downtown. Also check out KidsFest at the Renaissance and ArtFest along Coosa Street. 834-7220 or www.jubileecityfest.org

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See history live at Alabama Frontier Days at Fort Toulouse. In early November, Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park off U.S. 231 in Wetumpka comes alive with costumed re-enactors portraying life as it was at a 1750s French fort. There also are vendors, street performers and musicians. 567-3032

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Find fresh-grown treasures at area markets. In Montgomery, visit the State Farmers Market on Federal Drive, Montgomery Curb Market on Madison Avenue and Fairview Farmers Market on Fairview Avenue, all open year-round. Also check out seasonal markets on Hampstead High Street and The Shoppes at EastChase in Montgomery and on North Memorial Drive and Legends Parkway in Prattville. 242-2618 or www.fma.alabama.gov

DEC DECEMBER

Tour the state’s executive residence while it’s aglow with lights and filled with the spirit of the season. The Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Open House will be decorated for the holiday tours the nights of Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Since 1951, Alabama governors and their families have lived in the mansion at 1142 S. Perry St. Since 1907. 834-3022

JU JULY

What’s all the buzz about? The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is bringing back the ’60s. “Beehive: The Musical” features top-40 hit tunes from the great girl groups and artists, such as The Angels, The Chiffons, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. So put your hair up and go to “Beehive,” which runs July 10 through Aug. 2. 271-5353 or www.asf.net

JANUARY

Hank Williams, an American music legend, began his career as a teenager in Montgomery. He recorded many country classics, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “Cold, Cold Heart.” He died New Year’s Day 1953, and each Jan. 1, a memorial is held at his grave site in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex on Upper Wetumpka Road. Also, visit the Hank Williams Museum at 118 Commerce St. 262-3600, www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.com

Check out more area events beginning on Page 6 and on montgomeryadvertiser.com AUGUST

High school action kicks off this month, highlighted by the Prattville Lions’ quest for a fourth straight 6A state title. College football also takes center stage, starring fierce SEC rivals Alabama and Auburn as well as Sun Belt champion Troy and Division II power Tuskegee. In Montgomery, Alabama State, Huntingdon and Faulkner all offer college gridiron excitement.

FEBRUARY

It’s time for Mardi Gras in the South, which means parades, beads and Moon Pies. Millbrook’s event includes live music, food and vendors at Village Green Park as well as a parade down Main Street. Also check out Mardi Gras events this month in Wetumpka and Prattville. www.millbrookrevelers.com, www.prattville.com, www.myspace.com/kreweoftoulouse

SEPTEMBER

The Navistar LPGA Classic brings about 150 of the nation’s top female golfers to Prattville’s Capitol Hill course Sept. 28-Oct. 4. The nationally televised event draws tens of thousands of spectators to Capitol Hill, one of the sites on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. www.navistarlpgaclassic.com

MARCH

The first first full weekend of every March March, the Selma Bridge Crossing is held to commemorate the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march, “Bloody Sunday,” and the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Highlights include speeches by notable black leaders, a parade, the Voting Rights Museum Hall of Fame induction and the rally and march. 720-0500

OCTOBER

What do country music stars, diving pigs and carnival rides have in common? They’re all part of the Alabama National Fair, held each October at Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum. Check out the circus, rides and games, and enjoy concerts featuring top country acts. Don’t forget the exhibits and arts and crafts, and, of course, the food — funnel cakes, elephant ears, Polish sausage, corn dogs. Yum. 272-6813

APRIL

Riverw Riverwalk Stadium on Coosa Street is home to the Montgomery Biscuits, the Class AA affiliate of the Mont Tampa Bay Rays. The Biscuits brought professional baseball back to the city in 2004 after a 24-year absence, and won back-to-back Southern League championships in 2006 and 2007. Former Biscuits include Scott Kazmir, Evan Longoria and David Price, all stars on the 2008 American League champion Rays. Advertiser photos; graphic design by Monica Gibbs Advertiser

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Autauga, Elmore schools push for excellence Residents in Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga counties can find something to feel good about in any of the tricounty school systems — from awards for academic achievement and programs to being ranked among some of

the best schools in the nation. The tri-county area also boasts some of the best private schools. Tallassee City Schools in Elmore County was one of the first schools involved in the Alabama Reading Initiative and serves as a training site

for TEAM-Math. In comparison, Elmore County Public Schools has 15 schools, with every school accredited by the state and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Among the school system’s

latest achievements is Wetumpka High School teacher Virginia Vilardi being named as one of four candidates for Alabama Teacher of the Year. The Autauga County school system operates from the mission statement “committed to excellence.” That

statement is carried throughout the school system’s 13 schools. The system serves a host of communities that include Billingsley, Pine Level, Marbury, Autaugaville and Prattville.

SCHOOL

Eclectic Elementary School Eclectic Middle School Elmore County High School Coosada Elementary School Airport Road Intermediate

SCHOOL

ADDRESS

Chapman Christian Academy www.chapmanchristianacademy.com Edgewood Academy www.edgewoodacademy.org New Life Christian Academy www.newlifechristianacademy.com Emerald Mountain Christian School www.emeraldmountainchristianschool.org Victory Baptist www.victorybaptistschool.net Autauga Academy www.autuagaacademy.com Prattville Christian Academy www.prattvillechristianacademy.com Tri-County Christian Academy www.tricountychristianacademy.com East Memorial Christian Academy www.emcawildcats.org

PHONE

4711 Chapman Road Millbrook/U.S. 231 Wetumpka Alabama 14, 5475 Elmore Road

285-5354 567-5102

PRINCIPAL

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Millbrook Middle/Junior High School

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

ENROLLMENT

Jon Chapman

K4-12

N/A

Christian

Stanhope Elmore High School

Frankie Mitchum

K-12

285

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Elmore County Technical Center

New Life Church of Millbrook Reformed Faith

Redland Elementary School

Holtville Middle School

HEADMASTER

4230 Alabama 14 Millbrook 4125 Rifle Range Road Wetumpka 3151 Alabama 14 Millbrook 497 Golson Road Prattville 322 Old Farm Lane Prattville 216 Walnut St. Prattville 1320 Old Ridge Road Prattville

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K4-12

260

567-0555

David P. Ames

K4-10

100

285-5082

Dan Todd

K4-12

230

365-4343

Gerald Carter

K3-12

200

Victory Baptist Church None

285-0077

Ron Mitchell

K3-12

530

Church of Christ

Wetumpka Elementary School

358-1193

Ike Thompson

K3-12

285

Wetumpka Middle School

K4-12

351

Prattville Community Church East Memorial Baptist Church

HEADMASTER

358-4085

Jerry Watkins

Holtville Elementary School

Holtville High School

Wetumpka High School Prattville Kindergarten

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35 Harden St. Eclectic, 36024 170 S. Ann St. Eclectic, 36024 155 N. College St. Eclectic, 36024 5260 Airport Road Millbrook, 36054 5959 Airport Road Millbrook, 36054 4228 Chapman Road Millbrook, 36054 4300 Main St., Millbrook, 36054 800 Kelly Fitzpatrick Drive Wetumpka, 36092 495 Scholars Drive Wetumpka, 36092 287 Whatley Road Deatsville, 36022 655 Bulldog Lane Deatsville, 36022 10425 Holtville Road Deatsville, 36022 510 Micanopy St. Wetumpka, 36092 1000 Micanopy St. Wetumpka, 36092 1251 Coosa River Parkway Wetumpka, 36092 338 First St. Prattville, 36067 216 Wetumpka St. Prattville, 36067 134 Patrick St. Prattville, 36067 1020 Honeysuckle Drive Prattville, 36067 1089 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Prattville, 36067 1315 Upper Kingston Road Prattville, 36067 1301 Upper Kingston Road Prattville, 36067 2708 Dutch Bend St. Autaugaville, 36003 2446 Autauga County 77 Billingsley, 36006 210 Autauga County 20 East Marbury, 36051 2360 U.S. 31 North, Marbury, 36051 420 Harvest Loop Prattville, 36066 2040 U.S. 31 N. Deatsville, 36022 850 Friendship Road Tallassee, 36078 901 E.B. Payne Sr. Drive Tallassee, 36078 502 Barnett Blvd. Tallassee, 36078

PHONE

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GRADES

541-2291

Paula Flowers

K-4

630

541-2131

Dane Hawk

5-8

508

541-3661

Jim Adams

9-12

534

285-0273

Susanne Goodin

K-2

967

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Temeyra McElrath

3-4

N/A

285-2100

Steve McKenzie

5-8

1,193

285-4263

Ginger Wright

9-12

1,141

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Carl Thomas

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Mary Lucy Crapps

K-4

652

569-1596

Jamey McGowin

5-8

508

569-3034

Jimmy Hull

9-12

504

567-4323

Kathy Willis

K-3

1,138

567-1413

Bessie Robinson

4-6

N/A

567-5158

Richard Dennis

9-12

1,147

361-3890

Sue Riddle

K

484

365-6277

Norman Kleinschmidt

1-2

680

361-3885

Nancy Jackson

3-4

618

361-3880

Aaron Brown III

5-6

647

365-6697

Spence Agee

7-8

1,074

365-8804

Lee Hicks

9-12

2,110

361-0258

Charles Riddle

N/A

N/A

365-8329

Darryl Pickett

K-12

395

205-755-1629

Van Smith

K-12

694

6-8

430

205-755-2118

ENROLLMENT

205-358-1910

William Hollon

9-12

50

361-6400

Jason Wingate

1-6

1,330

358-2658

Cathy Loftin

K-6

924

283-5001

Wayne Pressley

K-4

840

283-2151

Ron McDaniel

5-8

594

283-2187

Debbie Lunsford

9-12

610

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Tallassee Community Library ■ 99 S. Freeman Ave. Tallassee, 36078 ■ 283-2732 ■ Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Wetumpka Public Library S. Main St. Wetumpka, 36092 ■ 567-1308 ■ Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library 245 High St. Montgomery, 36104 ■ 240-4999 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday ■

E.L. Lowder Regional Library ■ 2590 Bell Road Montgomery, 36117 ■ 244-5717 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library ■ 3095 Mobile Highway Montgomery, 36108 ■ 240-4848 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Locations are in Montgomery unless noted otherwise.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Alabama State University 915 S. Jackson St.; 229-4100; President William H. Harris; www.alasu.edu; enrollment 5,695 Auburn Montgomery 7400 East Drive; 244-3000; Chancellor John G. Veres III; www.aum.edu; enrollment 5,287 Fortis College 3736 Atlanta Highway; 272-3857; Director Moses Delaney; www.fortiscollege.edu/ montgomery.php; enrollment unavailable

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College 1225 Air Base Blvd. and 3290 Troy Highway; 420-4200; President Sam Munnerlyn; www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us; enrollment 1,422 Troy University Montgomery 231 Montgomery St.; 834-1400; Chancellor Jack Hawkins; www.troy.edu; enrollment 3,100 Virginia College 6152 Atlanta Highway; 277-3390; President Madeline Little; www.vc.edu/ montgomery/; enrollment 842

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Amridge University

1200 Taylor Road; 387-7400; President Rex Turner Jr.; www.amridgeuniversity.edu; enrollment 1,000 Faulkner University 5345 Atlanta Highway; 272-5820; President Billy D. Hilyer; www.faulkner.edu; enrollment 3,100 Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave.; 833-4497; President J. Cameron West; www.huntingdon.edu; enrollment 1000 South University 5355 Vaughn Road; 395-8800; President Victor Biebighauser; www.southuniversity.edu; enrollment 600

Alabama Career Center 1060 E. South Blvd. 286-1746 joblink.alabama.gov Offers complete information on job searches including advice, computer access and other services. Alabama Industrial Development Training 2743-A Gunter Park Drive 242-4158 www.aidt.edu Offers job training program for industrial jobs in Alabama. Also offers a listing of job openings at Alabama industries.

Montgomery Job Corps Center 1145 Air Base Blvd. 262-8883 montgomery.jobcorps.gov Government program that provides residential and day job training programs and educational services. Montgomery Career Link 1060 E. South Blvd. 288-0326, extension 324 Part of the state’s career link system. Provides a link between job seekers and job applicants throughout the state.

Your success starts here! Fast track career programs in tomorrow’s hottest job fields

■ Main Branch ■ 3650 Grandview

Road Millbrook, 36054 ■ 285-6688 ■ Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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Main Branch ■ 254 Doster St. Prattville, 36067 ■ 365-3396 ■ Hours: Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library ■ 840 Coliseum Blvd. Montgomery, 36109 ■ 271-7005 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; Summer: 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Governors Square Branch Library ■ 2885-B E. South Blvd. Montgomery, 36116 ■ 284-7929 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; Summer: 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Rosa L. Parks Avenue Branch Library ■ 1276 Rosa Parks Ave. Montgomery, 36108 ■ 240-4979 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Summer: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Pintlala Branch Library ■ 255 Federal Road Pintlala, 36043 ■ 281-8069 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

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Ramer Branch Library ■ 544 Alabama 94 Ramer, 36069 ■ 562-3364 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Summer: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Pine Level Branch ■ 20 Kohn Drive ■ Pine Level, 36065 ■ 584-7144 ■ Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; Summer: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Pike Road Branch Library ■ 9585 Vaughn Road P.O. Box 640036, Pike Road 36064 ■ 244-8679 ■ Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Summer: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Sweet Tea 3 quarts water (give or take) 2 cups sugar

4 quart-size tea bags Bring water to a rolling boil. Add sugar, and stir to dissolve. Add 4 tea bags, and stir. Let sit 20 minutes or so. Pour tea-sugar mixture into 1 gallon jug or container. Fill the rest with cool water. Note: If you’d like, you can add lemon juice, slightly frozen pink lemonade concentrate, peach juice or other flavors to your tea. Note: Recipe modified from one found at www.sweettea.com

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Biscuits and sweet tea — you can’t get much more Southern than that. In the Montgomery area, you’re likely to find a big plate of hot, flaky biscuits on the table for breakfast, lunch and supper. Another must for most meals is a tall glass of iced tea that’s so sweet that it almost takes your breath away. As you are settling in, you may enjoy using a few recipes with local flavor. Here are a couple to get you started:

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Arts Council of Montgomery: The council strives to enhance the cultural life of the city by promoting growth and quality of the arts through education of the youth. The nonprofit organization offers several specialized arts programs for schoolchildren throughout the year. The council also serves as a forum for arts development. 241-ARTS (2787). Capitol Sounds Concert Band: This volunteer organization is sponsored by the Montgomery Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 240-4661 or visit www.capitolsounds.org to contact the band and/or find out how to join. Faulkner University Dinner Theatre: A Montgomery tradition, this is the city’s only dinner theater. Each season features several productions. Auditions are open to the community as well as to Faulkner students, faculty and staff. Faulkner University Dinner Theatre is in the Pop Myers Fine Arts Center, 5345 Atlanta Highway. 386-7190. Huntingdon College: This college theater presents a variety of productions each year. In 2004, the theater moved down Fairview Avenue to its new home, 1125 E. Fairview Ave. 833-4292. Millbrook Community Players Inc.: A new community theater, the group will present several productions each year. In July, it will stage “Bless My Father” by Craig Alpaugh. Most performances are at the Robinson

Springs United Methodist Church in Millbrook. Call 546-1612 or visit www.millbrooktheatre.com. Montgomery Ballet: A professional ballet company, the Montgomery Ballet presents several productions each year. The company’s annual Christmas season production of “The Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition. Two free performances are staged outside during the warmer months. The Performance on the Green is at Blount Cultural Park, and Ballet and the Beasts is performed at the Montgomery Zoo. The Montgomery Ballet studios are at 6009 E. Shirley Lane. 409-0522. Montgomery Chamber Music Organization: For more than 40 years, this organization has brought some of the world’s best chamber music groups to the Capital City. Concerts are in the Wilson Auditorium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. 277-3505 or 277-2766. Montgomery Chorale: Around for more than 30 years, the chorale performs several concerts each year. The 50-plus members continue the tradition with both classical and popular music, often with orchestral accompaniment. The organization also offers youngsters an opportunity to sing with the Montgomery Youth Chorale. 265-3737. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: Throughout the year, there is a diverse schedule of

William Harper and Steve Milton do a little song and dance in the Way Off Broadway production of “The Fantasticks.” exhibits covering such areas as three-dimensional works, abstract paintings and works by the masters. The museum also celebrates the arts with the Flimp Festival, an annual outdoor affair the first Saturday of May. The museum is in Blount Cultural Park. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 240-4333. Montgomery Symphony Orches-

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RIVER REGION MEDICAL FACILITIES Tallassee Community Hospital Address: 805 Friendship Road, Tallassee Phone: 283-6541 Of note: Tallassee Community Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital, licensed for 69 beds and operated by Community Hospital Inc. in Tallassee. It is an acute care, urban hospital. The hospital was founded in 1926. Central Alabama Veterans Administration Health Care System 214 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery: 272-4670 2400 Hospital Road, Tuskegee: 727-0550 PRIMARY CARE CLINICS American Family Care offices Services provided: Adult and pediatric AFC Governor’s House: 2936 Marti Lane, 288-0088 AFC Bellwood: 6910 Vaughn Road, 279-7444 Lister Hill Health Center Address: 1000 Adams Ave. Phone: 263-2301 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, mental health counseling, social services and pharmaceutical services. Crossroads Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Center Address: 1154 S. Decatur St. Phone: 263-5125 Services provided: Adult and pediatric primary care, obstetrics/ gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, mental health counseling, social services and pharmaceutical services.

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Archery Unlimited U.S. 31 South, Prattville Phone: 358-2697 Type: Indoor archery Web: www.archeryunlimited.net Autauga County Bowhunters West of Posey’s Crossroads, Prattville Phone: 361-8663 Type: Archery Web: www.alabamabowhunters.com Coosa River This park features a ramp for launching boats into the Coosa River, picnic areas, a gazebo, the Elmore County Museum, two historical log cabins, a stage for performances, and several rustic bridges and walkways. Henry Crommelin Park: At the end of Bruce Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision This park offers tennis courts, a playground and a softball field. Swayback Bridge Trail: Just north of Jordan Dam, off U.S. 231 This trail along the banks of Lake Jordan is a popular desti-

ELMORE COUNTY Bennett’s Archery 106 Kerri Lane, Wetumpka Phone: 514-1286 Type: Indoor-outdoor archery Web: www.bennettsarchery.com

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Dixie Trap Club Pugh Road in Pike Road Phone: 584-7651 Type: Skeet and trap Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club 4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery Phone: 420-3371 Type: Shotgun sports, archery Web: www.lwssc.com

nation for hiking and biking enthusiasts. Markers are installed along the path, and a map on the entrance board helps to guide visitors.

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The Parks and Recreation Department is located at the Mill Creek Sports Complex at the end of Shirley Lane. The department maintains six recreational areas located throughout the city. For more information, visit www.cityofmillbrook.com or call 290-2047. Mill Creek Sports Complex: At the end of Shirley Lane This complex offers six baseball fields for use by Dixie

Youth Baseball. A paved walking trail encircles the park, and a pavilion is available for family outings. The Village Green: At Main Street and Grandview Road This is a recreational park where many events — including private weddings, musical concerts and the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting — are held. A paved walking track encircles the park. Kids Kingdom: Across from The Village Green This unique play area was designed by elementary schoolchildren and was paid for and constructed by volunteers. Girls Softball Complex: On Park Circle This complex offers four softball fields for the Millbrook Girls’ Softball League. Robinson Springs Park: On Monument Drive Park features a gazebo near the springs, and tables with benches. Legacy Park: On Deatsville Highway near the Elmore Water Tower This park has a paved walking path and a lighted practice field for the Millbrook Mustangs youth football program. A modular building is available for rent.

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The Department of Leisure Services provides a wide range of activities for all ages. For information on programs, fees charged and registration, visit www.prattville.com or call 361-3640. Bell Park: On Upper Kingston Road This park’s two lighted baseball fields are home to youth baseball and football teams. Cooters Pond Park: On the banks of the Alabama River This park features two boat ramps, docks, a riverwalk, picnic grills, tables and a basketball court, as well as a large greenspace for flying kites, touch football, Frisbee-tossing or other family activities. Three pavilions are available for rent. Doster Memorial Community Center: 424 S. Northington St.; 361-3640 This center houses the offices of the Department of Leisure Services and has meeting rooms, a kitchen and an auditorium available for rent. Easy Street Park: On Easy Street This small neighborhood park features children’s play equipment. Kiwanis Park: Perrydale Loop This is a neighborhood playground. Mac Gray Park: On Martin Luther King Drive; 361-0523 This park, which is adjacent to the Autauga County Fairgrounds, has lighted softball fields and a concession stand,

Jackson Givens, left, and Austin Baker have fun on a swing at A Child’s Place playground at Pratt Park. and is the home of adult softball teams. Softball fields available for rent. Lewis Gillespie Senior Center: 332 Doster Road; 361-3697 This center serves as a nutrition site and features games, crafts, dances, exercise classes and day trips. All activities are designed for senior citizens. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office also is in this

facility. Heritage Park: At West Main and Court streets This park is a great place to view the Autauga Creek dam, mill pond and Daniel Pratt’s industrial buildings. A series of “Brown Bag Concerts” are held in the spring and summer. Newton Park: On Till Street This park has five lighted tennis courts and four softball

fields, and is home to girls softball teams. North Highland Park: On Martin Luther King Drive This park has a basketball court, a playground and picnic tables, as well as a pavilion available for rent. Overlook Memorial Park: Jay Street A section of Overlook Memorial Park was set aside for a Fragrance Garden, which is under construction. The garden will feature plants and shrubs that can be identified and enjoyed by their odor, thus giving those with limited or no sight an opportunity to enjoy the garden. Future plans include descriptions in Braille and other amenities that will allow those with physical limitations to enjoy the area. Playground and walking path also featured. Pavilion available for rentals. Pratt Park: At Doster Street and Doster Road Located in the “heart of old Prattville,” this park features a small pond, a walking trail, an amphitheater and picnic tables, and is adjacent to A Child’s Place playground. Pratt Park is the site of numerous community events. A barbecue pit and two pavilions are available for rent. Pratt Park Pool: Doster St.; 365-0251 This pool, which opens in May, is home of the Flying Fish Swim Team. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person. Kids younger than 3 get in free. Family pool passes are available, and the pool is available for rent. Spinners Park: 390 W. Sixth St. This park features a playground, ball fields, grills and picnic tables, and is the site of the annual Spinners Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Festival each fall. A pavilion is available for rent. Spring Hill Park: At Jensen Road and Washington Ferry Road This park has a basketball court, a playground, grills and picnic tables, and pavilions are available for rent. David D. Whetstone Jr. Sports Complex: Autauga County 4 West; 365-1145 This complex features five lighted and two unlighted baseball fields, and is home of Dixie Youth and Dixie Majors baseball programs. The complex also is home of the Department of Leisure Services’ fall baseball program. Upper Kingston Park: Upper Kingston Road; 361-7160 This park has three lighted and two unlighted soccer fields, as well as a lighted walking trail and exercise stations. The pavilion and community center are available for rent. Wilderness Park: On Upper Kingston Road; 361-3640 In this park, giant oriental bamboo soar 60 feet to form a

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Famous faces have called River Region home of the Confederacy, where he lived during the early months of the Civil War, is at 644 Washington Ave. and open to tours. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: She met F. Scott Fitzgerald while he was stationed in Montgomery. In 1917, he left Princeton to join the Army. The money from his first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” allowed him enough financial security to marry her. Fitzgerald, the author of such works as “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night,” and his wife, a dancer/ writer/painter, became the most celebrated couple of “the Jazz Age.” The house at 919 Felder Ave., where the couple briefly lived in the 1930s, has become The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Martin Luther King Jr.: In 1954, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became the minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, now Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. After successfully leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and 1956, he became America’s greatest civil rights leader. He organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and his leadership in protests in Birmingham and other Southern cities and the March on Washington helped earn him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968. J. Kelly Fitzpatrick: This influential Alabama artist and Wetumpka native lived from 1888 to 1953. Besides influencing artists from the 1930s to the present with his

Wetumpka native J. Kelly Fitzpatrick depicted Southern life and landscapes in his artwork. works of Southern life and landscapes, he founded the Museum Art School and the Dixie Art Colony and was instrumental in the creation of the Alabama Art League and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Rosa L. Parks: When she refused to give her seat to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955, Parks helped spark not only the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but also the civil rights movement. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’s highest honor,

in 1999. Daniel Pratt: Born in New Hampshire in 1799, Pratt often is cited as Alabama’s first great industrialist. He created one of the country’s great cotton gins, as well as one of the state’s first planned developments, Prattville, when he moved to Autauga County in 1833. He built a railroad, a bank, an iron foundry, sawmills, grist mills and other enterprises before his death in 1873. Bart Starr: Born Jan. 9, 1934, in Montgomery, the Sidney Lanier High School graduate went on to become one of the greatest professional quarterbacks of all time. He led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles and to wins in Super Bowls I and II. He was the regular season MVP in 1966 and the MVP of both Super Bowls in which he played. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton: The famous blues singer was born in Montgomery on Dec. 11, 1926. Thornton’s hits included “Hound Dog,” which sold more than 2 million copies before Elvis Presley recorded it, and “Ball and Chain,” which was a huge hit for her before Janis Joplin recorded it. George C. Wallace: Alabama’s four-time governor and former presidential candidate gained initial fame as a segregationist, blocking black students from entering the University of Alabama, but later renounced these views and won support from many

black Alabamians. Shot by a would-be assassin while he was campaigning for president in 1972, Wallace was paralyzed below the waist. Hank Williams: Although born near Georgiana, the man who many consider country music’s greatest artist began his career in Montgomery and thought of the city as his home. His hits include many of country music’s greatest songs, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Take These Chains from My Heart,” “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You),” “Jambalaya,” “Honky Tonk Blues” and “Hey, Good Lookin’.” After he died on New Year’s Day 1953, more than 20,000 people came to his funeral. His grave is in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and there is a Hank Williams Museum at 118 Commerce St. The Wright Brothers: Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane, had a flying school in Montgomery in 1910 on the current site of Maxwell Air Force Base. During the four months the brothers were in Montgomery, they started the first civilian flight school in the country, had the first night flight in the world, and made decisions that would change dramatically the design of their aircraft by adding a rear stabilizer, a much more powerful engine and landing wheels instead of a sled. A statue in their honor has been erected on the base.

Region From Page 10 Hank Williams grave site: Twenty thousand people a year are estimated to make the pilgrimage to this country great’s grave site. Oakwood Cemetery Annex. Enter off Upper Wetumpka Road, proceed up hill and to the right; grave is on top of hill. Free. Hank Williams Museum: Museum opened in February 1999, moved to current location in May 2000. It houses artifacts from Williams’ life, including the 1952 Cadillac in which he died Jan. 1, 1953. 118 Commerce St. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $3 ages 3-11. 262-3600. Hank Williams statue: A 6-foot, 2-inch statue of the hometown country music legend. North Perry Street in Lister Hill Plaza. Free. 262-0013. Harriott II Riverboat: This riverboat is Montgomery’s newest attraction. Docked beside the Riverwalk Amphitheater, the Harriott II offers fun for everyone. Public and private cruises are available, along with food, music, drinks and entertainment. Evening cruises are two hours in length and board at 7 p.m. with the departure time at 7:30 p.m. Daytime educational cruises are one hour in length and board at 11 a.m. with the departure time at 11:30 a.m. To

Saturday, May 16, 2009 purchase tickets, call 241-2100. Holt Street Baptist Church: On Dec. 5, 1955, just days after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man, Holt Street Baptist was the site of a mass meeting to determine how long blacks would boycott the city bus system. More than 5,000 people attended. Many other meetings and rallies were held at the church. 903 S. Holt St. Juliette Hampton Morgan Historical Marker: Historic marker commemorates Morgan’s contributions to Alabama’s civil rights movement. Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, 245 High St. 240-4924. Mann Wildlife Learning Museum: A natural history museum dedicated to wildlife conservation through education. 325 Vandiver Blvd., next to the Montgomery Zoo. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $6 adults, $4 ages 3-12. Free for Mann Museum members. 240-4900. Marker honoring Rosa Parks: Marker commemorates the site of Parks’ arrest in 1955 for not giving her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest spurred the Montgomery Bus Boycott. At the corner of Montgomery and Molton streets. Maxwell Air Force Base Air Park and Monument to Powered Flight: Includes a model of the airplane the Wright Brothers had at their local flight school. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 953-2017. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: Founded in 1930, the museum holds a collection of

The Bamboo Forest in Prattville features canes paintings, prints and arts. The that tower 60-feet high. museum also hosts temporary

exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. In the Blount Cultural Park off Woodmere Boulevard. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 240-4333. Montgomery Zoo: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $6 for 13 and older, $4 for ages 3-12, $4 for ages 65 and older, and free for ages 2

and younger. 240-4900. Old Alabama Town: Outdoor history museum highlights central Alabama’s history, architecture and lifestyles. The town consists of more than 40 19th- and early 20th-century structures, 22 of which are on the tour daily. Among the historic houses moved to Old Alabama Town is Lucas Tavern, one of the earliest buildings in Alabama. Tours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Two tour options: “Working in the 19th Century” and “Living in the 19th Century.” One tour: $4 adults, $2 ages 6-18. Both tours: $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-18. Group rates available for 10 or more. 240-4500. Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center (Montgomery Performing Arts Centre): Located in the heart of downtown Montgomery, this new attraction is not only a luxury hotel and European Spa but it also features the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre. The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre is large enough for first-run Broadway shows, yet intimate enough with 1,800 seats to view a wide variety of concerts, opera, comedy, dance and kids shows. 201 Tallapoosa St. For general ticket information and scheduled shows, call 481-5100 or go online at www.mpaconline.org. Rosa Parks Museum and Library: Owned by Troy University Montgomery, the museum opened Dec. 1, 2000, on the 45th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest for not giving her seat on

a city bus to a white man. Tours include a video showing and a 1950s-era Montgomery bus. 252 Montgomery St. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $5.50 adults, $3.50 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. 241-8615. St. John’s Episcopal Church: The oldest Episcopal church in Montgomery, St. John’s was built in 1855. 113 Madison Ave. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6:45 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free. 262-1937. State Capitol: Contains one of the country’s finest examples of an “unsupported” staircase. This was the site of Alabama’s secession from the Union in 1861. The Capitol grounds also is site of the Jefferson Davis Star and Confederate Memorial. 600 Dexter Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 242-3935. W.A. Gayle Planetarium: Troy University operates this planetarium for the city of Montgomery. The center opened in 1969 and has more than 200 theater-style seats. It is one of the largest planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. On Forest Avenue at Oak Park. Showtimes are 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $3.50, free for children younger than 5. 241-4799. Wilderness Park/Bamboo Forest: Bamboo towers 60 feet to form a canopy in the sky at this park, which includes one of the state’s largest beech trees. Open daily until dusk. Upper Kingston Road in Prattville. Free. 361-3640.

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GOVERNMENT IN AUTAUGA, ELMORE COUNTIES 101 W. Main St. Prattville, AL 36067 361-3609 Prattville City Council The Prattville City Council generally meets the first and third Tuesdays in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 W. Main St. The first meeting of the month starts at 7 p.m. after the public hearing. The second meeting of the month starts at 6 p.m. District 1: Bill Gillespie Jr. 129 S. Washington St. Prattville, AL 36067 365-5984 District 2: Willie L. Wood Jr. 205 Gardner Road Prattville, AL 36067 365-3341 District 3: Dean R. Argo, president 101 Auburn Road Prattville, AL 36067 365-7968 District 4: Thomas Miller, president pro tem 1693 Twelve Oaks Drive Prattville, AL 36066 361-3963 District 5: Mike Renegar 324 Janice St. Prattville, AL 36066 365-2057 District 6: Ray Boles 938 Silver Creek Circle Prattville, AL 36066 365-4211 799-3561 District 7: Nathan Fank 133 Pletcher St. Prattville, AL 36067 361-5243

AUTAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Greg Faulkner, superintendent, 365-5706 Bob Crane, chairman, 365-5706 Kelly Ingram, vice chairman, 365-5706 Ladronia Goodwin, 365-5706 Dorothy Waller, 365-5706 Tammy Starnes, 365-5706 ELMORE COUNTY Sheriff Bill Franklin 8955 U.S. 231 Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-5546 Revenue Commissioner Mike Harper 100 E. Commerce St., Room 107 P.O. Box 1147 Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-1184 Probate judge Jimmy Stubbs 100 Commerce St. Wetumpka, AL 36092 Office: 567-1138 COUNTY COMMISSION The Elmore County Commission generally conducts its work sessions at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in the Elmore County Courthouse Courtroom, 100 E. Commerce St. in downtown Wetumpka. All business meetings begin immediately following the work sessions. District 1: Mark Hragyil Office: 514-5841 Cell: 399-4690 mhragyil@elmoreco.org District 2: Paul C. Taylor Office: 514-5841 Cell: 399-0646 ptaylor@elmoreco.org District 3: David Bowen Office: 514-5841

BY THE NUMBERS AUTAUGA COUNTY Population: 43,671 Racial makeup of population: 19.6 percent black and other ethnicities; 80.4 percent Caucasian Median home price: $124, 294 Average household size: 2.71 people Education: 18 percent of Autauga County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Median family income: $50,375 Average travel time to work: 26.5 minutes Marriage rate: 7.5 per 1,000 Life expectancy: 73.7 ELMORE COUNTY Population: 65,874 Racial makeup of population: 23.1 percent black and other ethnicities; 76.9 percent Caucasian Median home price: $139,100 Average household size: 2.66 people Education: 16 percent of Elmore County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Median family income: $49,193 Average travel time to work: 28.7

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Montgomery is the second largest city in the state, after Birmingham Population: 204,006 Racial makeup of population: 55.2 percent black and other ethnicities; 44.8 percent Caucasian Total households: 80,391 Median home price: $162,777 Average household size: 2.41 people Average family size: 3.1 people Education: 32 percent of Montgomery residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree Average travel time to work: 20 minutes Median family income: $53,639 Marriage rate: 7.2 per 1,000 Life expectancy: 75.0

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Patrons dance to the beat while at The Blue Iguana in Prattville. Crockmier’s: Adult contemporary; 9593 Vaughn Road; 481-0490. Dakota’s: Country; 475 Weoka (Wetumpka); 567-7795. Doodle Hoppers: Variety; 3637 Debby Drive in LeCroy Village; 284-4973. Dooley’s Irish Pub: Dance and Karaoke; 81 Wisteria Plaza (Millbrook); 285-9197. Down the Street Café: Rock and country; 2739 Zelda Road;

279-1009; downthestreetcafe.com. Eastside Grille: Variety; 6667 Atlanta Highway; 274-1200. The Exchange Bar: Variety; Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa St.; 481-5165. Frontstreet Entertainment: Blues, old school and hip-hop; 2416 E. South Blvd.; 549-3939. Fusions: Hip-hop and R&B; 845 W. South Blvd; 280-5779.

Goat Hill Tavern: Rock and jazz; 205 N. Goldwaithe St.; 265-3844. Head on the Door: Alternative rock; 5028 Vaughn Road; 270-1928. Holiday Inn-Prattville: Karaoke; Cobbs Ford Road at Interstate 65; 285-3420. Igor’s Oyster Bar: Variety; 3619 East Blvd.; 271-3535. Ikonz: Hip-hop and R&B; 3439 McGehee Road; 613-3238. It’ll Do Tavern: Rock and country; 557 N. East Blvd.; 356-1355. Kegler’s Kove at Bama Lanes: Karaoke; 3020 Atlanta Highway; 272-5423. Key Largo: Variety; 1343 Dalraida Road; 272-1401. Kokomo’s: Live bands; 1660 Federal Drive; 277-0579. LaSalle Bleu: Piano bar; 82 Commerce St.; 265-2069. Mac’s Tavern: Karaoke; 2004 Upper Wetumpka Road; 263-5609. Michael’s Pub: Adult contemporary; 3150 Watchman Drive; 270-9824. Mission House: R&B and jazz; 461 S. Court St.; 356-0849. Montgomery Brewing Company: Variety; 12 W. Jefferson St.; 834-2739; montgomerybrewpub.com.

Nobles: Variety and karaoke; 121 Montgomery St.; 262-3326. Off the Wagon: Rock and country; 62 Dexter Ave.; 263-0102; www.thewagonrocks.com. One More Club: Variety; 4340 River Oaks Road (Millbrook); 290-0706. The Olive Room: Jazz; 121 Montgomery St.; 262-2763. Ref’s Rocking Sports Pub: Variety; 4888 Main St. (Millbrook); 322-3000; refspub.com. Rock Bottom American Pub: Variety; 2430 East Blvd; 239-7625; rockbottomamericanpub.com. Rose Supper Club: Hip-Hop and R&B; 954 Highland Ave.; 264-2975. Ruddles English Pub: Variety; 3133 Bell Road; 277-8710. The Shack: Karaoke, rock and blues; 3200 Atlanta Highway; 395-5455. Santa Barbara Trading Company: Variety; 2801-X Vaughn Plaza Road; 612-7013. The Sky Bar & Grill: Variety; 1355 East Blvd.; 277-2200. Sous La Terre: Late-night jazz; 82B Commerce St.; 265-2069. 1048 Jazz and Blues Club: 1048 E. Fairview Ave.; 834-1048; 1048jazzandblues.com. Woodmere Tavern: Variety; 5743 Woodmere Blvd.; 279-0802.

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CITY OF WETUMPKA Mayor Jerry Willis P.O. Box 1180 Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-1314 CITY COUNCIL District 1: Ken Hammock 228 Country Club Drive Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-4211 District 2: Lewis E. Washington Sr. 614 Marshall St. Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-9400 District 3: Kathy Holt 108 E. Tallassee St. Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-6688 District 4: Chris Carter 415 Company St. Wetumpka, AL 36092 514-0279 District 5: Greg Jones 307 Ross Road Wetumpka, AL 36092 567-4861 CITY OF MILLBROOK Mayor Al Kelley P.O. Box 630 Millbrook, AL 36054 Office: 285-8762 Fax: 285-6460 CITY COUNCIL The Millbrook City Council generally meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at 3821 Grandview Road. Ward 1: Victor Long, 285-3488 Ward 2: Joseph Lott, 285-3669 Ward 3: Anita Weaver, 285-4100 Ward 4: Cletus McGee, 285-6074

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Military’s presence big in area The military presence in the Montgomery region is significant, generating nearly $2 billion annually. Maxwell Air Force Base is the only Air Force base in the state. The base also is home to the state’s only Air Force Reserve unit, the 908th Airlift Wing. The National Guard also has its headquarters in Montgomery. Several hundred people also are attached to Army and Marine Corps Reserve units in the area.

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From Page 6 Zoo Boo: The Montgomery Zoo celebrates Halloween for several days in late October with nightly attractions for the kids leading up to Halloween night. The zoo normally closes at 5 p.m., but it reopens until 9 p.m. during Zoo Boo so visitors can enjoy haunted train rides, costumed characters, candy and more. 240-4900.

Maxwell Air Force Base Air University is the Air Force’s center for professional military education. Nearly every member of the Air Force will come to Maxwell during their career for officer or enlisted training courses. Air University also includes two commissioning sources, the Officer Training School and the AF ROTC program. The Community College of the Air Force — the largest community college in the country — also has its headquarters at Maxwell. The 42nd Air Base Wing includes security forces, base operations, medical, contracting, communications and other units. The 908th Airlift Wing is the state’s only Air Force Reserve unit and has eight C-130 cargo planes. The unit also has maintenance, operations, security forces and medical personnel. The unit conducts regular humanitarian missions. The 908th also responds to hurricanes and other disasters when asked by the Air Force.

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A C-130 flies a training mission at Maxwell Air Force Base. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Guard also responds to state emergencies like the Enterprise tornado and hurricanes. About 1,250 Air National Guard members are in the region, including about 1,000 at the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field. The Army Guard has about 1,430 members in the tri-county area. The 926th Engineer Brigade is an Army Reserve unit with its headquarters in Montgomery. The unit deployed to Iraq in 2008 for a year developing infrastructure and rebuilding war-torn areas around Baghdad. The unit has more than 120 members. The 131st Military Public Affairs Detachment of the Army Reserve is also in Montgomery. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, is an infantry reserve unit based in Montgomery. About 130 members of the unit deployed in 2007 and some members of the unit are preparing to deploy again in 2009.

Kenan Mill’s annual Fall Festival and Bluegrass Event: This annual event features bluegrass music, food vendors, arts and crafts and so much more. Kenan’s Mill was built in the mid-1800s and produced water-ground meal, grits and corn for over 100 years. The grounds also include a fascinating 19th-century brick charcoal kiln. 874-1720. Turkey Day Classic: Held on Thanksgiving Day at Cramton Bowl, this college football game features Alabama State University and Tuskegee University. The Turkey Day Parade precedes the game in downtown Montgomery. 229-4507. Holiday Light Festival: From late November to early January, the Montgomery Zoo is aglow with

A decorated boat passes in front of the Christmas on the Coosa display in Wetumpka. large holiday light sculptures of animals, live performances of holiday music, train rides, pictures with Santa, etc. Zoo hours are expanded to accommodate the nightly show. 240-4900.

DECEMBER The city of Montgomery Christmas Parade: Held in early December on Dexter Avenue, this annual event features hundreds of floats and other attractions. Parade is kicked off with the governor’s tree-lighting cere-

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FEBRUARY Jewish Food Festival and Treasure Mart: Featuring Jewish specialties including hot beef brisket plate, corned beef on Jewish rye, potato latkes, fresh challah bread along with Sephardic and other Jewish pastries, plus visitors can search the Treasure Market for mementos and take tours of Temple Beth Or’s sanctuary. 262-3314.

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Coliseum, the rodeo features events such as bullriding as well as livestock shows. Some of the top stars in rodeo come every year to prepare for the national championship. 265-1867 or (888) 2RODEO2. Fountain City Arts Festival: Artists showcase their traditional art, folk art and glass-blown works in Pratt Park in Prattville. Grab a blanket and picnic basket, or purchase from a variety of vendors, while listening to entertainment from area groups. The kids can enjoy puppet shows and pony rides. 365-9997. Wetumpka Riverfest: This street dance and festival is set along the banks of the Coosa River. It features arts and crafts, concessions, entertainment, children’s activities, and health screenings in the park. 567-4811.

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MATS provides fixed route and paratransit service within city limits of Montgomery. The fixed route system averages 4,500 trips daily (more than 1 million trips annually) over approximately 4,000 daily route miles. Thirty-two buses serve 16 fixed routes between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Paratransit service provides 140 daily trips. Paratransit operates 6 days a week from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a fleet of 10 vehicles. The downtown transfer center is at 495 Molton St. 241-2200.

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River Region awash in things to see and do MAY Memorial Day Fly-In: This three-day event sponsored by Negro Airmen International (NAI) is held every Memorial Day Holiday weekend at Moton field in Tuskegee. The fly-in features black pilots from virtually every one of the continental United States who participate in aviation safety seminars, competitive navigation, pylon racing, balloon bursting, aerobatic demonstrations and networking. 720-0500.

JUNE Chilton County Peach Festival: The weeklong event in Clanton celebrates the juicy fruit with pageants and tournaments along with arts, crafts, music, parade, auction, barbecue and other food. All the fun begins June 12. (205) 755-2400. While in the Clanton area, check out the “Black & Blue” Berry Festival, which is the same week in Jemison. (205) 646-0069.

JULY Fourth of July fireworks shows: In Wetumpka, a fireworks show is held each July Fourth at Gold Star Park on the Coosa River. 567-5147. Prattville’s fireworks show is held at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. 358-0297, www.prattville.com. Montgomery’s annual fireworks show is sponsored by the city of Montgomery. Pike Road holds a celebration at The

W a t e r s . 272-9883, www.pikeroad.us. Lake Martin’s event is at the Lake Martin Amphitheater, www.lakemartin.com. Stars on the Riverfront: Alabama Dance Theatre’s annual performance at Riverwalk Amphitheatre. 241-2590. Performance on the Green: The Montgomery Ballet’s annual outdoor performance at Blount Cultural Park. 409-0522.

AUGUST The Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lake Martin Luau: This is the chamber’s biggest fundraiser and features fun-filled activities for the entire family.

SEPTEMBER CultureFest: Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s daylong celebration of cultures from around the world with music, food and performances. Labor Day weekend. 271-5353. Broadway Under the Stars: This annual concert at Blount Cultural Park from the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra features show tunes and pop classics. 240-4004. Ballet and the Beasts: The Montgomery Ballet presents this annual outdoors production at the Montgomery Zoo.

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Due to the large number of houses of worship in the area, this list may be incomplete. Please e-mail any additions or changes to localnews@montgomeryadvertiser.com. The the complete list will appear on montgomeryadvertiser.com. African Methodist Episcopal ᔢ Jackson Chapel AME Zion Church,

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The choir of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville performs. ᔢ First Baptist Church, 192 Seventh St. (Prattville), 365-3628 ᔢ First Baptist Church, 138 S. Washington St. (Prattville), 365-0606 ᔢ First Missionary Baptist Church, Airport Road (Millbrook), 285-5249 ᔢ Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1674 Autauga County 40 West (Prattville), 361-7489 ᔢ Fountain City Baptist Church, 492 E. Main St. (Prattville), 365-2034 ᔢ Galilee Baptist Church, 95 Old Georgia Plank Road (Wetumpka), 567-4178 ᔢ Glynwood Baptist Church, 376 McQueen Smith Road North (Prattville), 361-9180 ᔢ Goodhope Missionary Baptist Church, (Wetumpka), 567-7133 ᔢ Goodship Baptist Church, Alabama 143 (Millbrook)

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Brighthouse Network: 567-4344. Charter Communications: 866-447-4188. Knology: 356-1000.

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RECYCLING MILLBROOK

Couples who want to get married in Autauga County must go to the probate office, 176 W. Fifth St. Licenses cost $48. 361-3732. Elmore County residents should go to the Elmore County Courthouse in downtown Wetumpka. Licenses costs $58. 567-1143. Acceptable identifications are a passport, military identification, state-issued identification or driver’s license. If people do not have those forms of identification, they must bring a certified birth certificate and a Social Security card. There is no waiting period, but they must get married within 30 days of obtaining a license. No blood test is required. If one of the people had a divorce within the past six months, that person must show a copy of the divorce papers. In most cases, if either person is younger than 18, both parents must be present to sign a consent form.

The city’s recycling center is operated by the street and maintenance department, which can be contacted at 285-3653, and is located just behind the tennis courts, near the fire station on Grandview Road. The city recycles newspaper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum, but not glass.

UTILITIES ELECTRICITY

The Recycle Center, located at 205 E. Charles Ave., can be reached at 567-1334 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside recycling is available within all areas in the corporate city limits on Fridays.

Alabama Power Co.: 800-245-2244 Central Alabama Electric Cooperative: 800-545-5735. Dixie Electric Cooperative: 288-1163.

NATURAL GAS

Alabama Gas Corp.: Provide mailing address, street address, home and work numbers, Social Security

PRATTVILLE

The city has a drop-off for recyclable items at 122 Ridgewood Road, which is located just behind the old Gurney plant on Martin Luther King Drive. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The center accepts aluminum, paper, plastic, glass and cardboard at the site. People are asked to deposit the recyclables into the trailer at the site. Food items, grass clippings and other perishable items should not be deposited in the recyclables trailer. The sanitation department can be reached at 361-3611.

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Autauga Sanitation Department: 361-3611 Elmore Sanitation Department: 285-3001

WATER/SEWER

Prattville Water Works Board, 114 E. Main St.: There is a $25 nonrefundable deposit. Customers need to provide current and previous addresses, information on prior service and Social Security number. 365-6783. Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Board, 2909 Elmore Road: A minimum $40 deposit is required. Sewage charges are based on a percentage of the water bill. 567-8404. Millbrook Water and Sewer Department: Water service fees and distribution depends on address. Some residents have water service through the Elmore County line, but others have service through a tri-county line. 285-3001 or 285-3002. Central Elmore Water Authority: Serves Elmore County outside Wetumpka. 567-6814.

PEDESTRIANS

All traffic signals must be obeyed, unless directed otherwise by a police officer. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, but outside of crosswalks, pedestrians must yield to oncoming drivers. It is illegal to pass or overtake a vehicle that has stopped to let a person across the street. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians cannot cross except inside a crosswalk. It is illegal to walk on the roadway when there is a sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, pedestrians should use the road’s shoulder. If there is no shoulder, the pedestrian must walk as far to the side of the road as possible and, on a street with two-way traffic, walk on the left side of the road. Hitchhiking is illegal. So is standing in the roadway to sell items, solicit business, etc., unless allowed by a permit from the city.

PETS

The staff of the Autauga and Elmore counties’ humane societies works to reunite people with their

pets. They provide the only centralized lost and found animal service in the counties. If you see a stray dog in your neighborhood and you live in: Elmore County: Humane Society of Elmore County, 255 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, 567-3377. E-mail hselco@bellsouth.net or go to www.elmorehumane.com. Autauga County: Autauga County Humane Shelter, 1009 Reuben Road, Prattville, 358-2882. You can report a lost or found animal by phone or in person. If you report a lost pet by telephone, you must come to the shelter to personally look for the dog. When you report a pet, make sure to provide the following information: 1. Your contact information: Leave full name, address and phone numbers where you can be reached day or night. 2. Type of animal and whether it is lost or found. 3. Where the animal was lost or found and when. 4. The primary breed of the animal (or best guess if it is a mixed breed). 5. Fur color and length. 6. Male or female and whether it is spayed or neutered. 7. Approximate weight and age. 8. Shape of the ears (erect, floppy or tipped). 9. Any distinguishing marks. 10. Was it wearing a collar and what color? 11. The length of the tail.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

River Region United Way: 264-7318 Volunteer & Information Center: 264-4636 Standing Together Against Rape: 277-9521 Montgomery Area Food Bank: 263-3784 Social Security: 800-772-1213

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Alabama’s Do Not Call Registry: www.psc.state.al.us. Better Business Bureau: 262-5606 Alabama Attorney General Office: 800-392-5658 or 242-7334.

211 Connects: People who need assistance from a social service agency — and those who want to volunteer to help — can simply dial 211 and get hooked up. 211 Connects is a clearinghouse for social service organizations in Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Dallas, Lowndes and Lee counties. A call center in Montgomery connects 211 callers to agencies that help provide food, shelter, clothing and other services to those in need and also will direct volunteers to agencies that need their help.

OTHER STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION

Purchasing liquor: In Alabama, a person must be 21 years old to purchase alcohol products. In recent years, Montgomery approved the sale of draft and Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages at retail stores. Sunday sales remain banned in Autauga and Elmore counties. Purchasing tobacco: A person under the age of 19 cannot purchase, possess or transport tobacco products. Littering: Criminal littering is defined as anyone knowingly depositing in any manner litter on any public or private property without permission. It includes negligently depositing glass or other dangerously pointed or edged objects on or near water to which the public has access for swimming, bathing or fishing, or on a public highway. It also includes discharging sewage, oil products or litter from a water vessel into a river, inland lake or stream, or dropping on any highway any destructive material. Littering is a misdemeanor with penalty: $250 for first offense and $500 for second and subsequent offenses.

ROAD RULES

Seatbelts: All front seat occupants of a passenger car manufactured with safety belts in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 must wear a safety belt when the vehicle is in motion, except for:

An occupant who has a written statement from a licensed physician saying the individual is unable to wear a seatbelt for medical reasons; A rural mail carrier while performing his duties; A driver or passenger delivering newspaper or mail from house to house; Passengers in a vehicle made before 1965; Passengers in vehicles which normally operate in reverse; The protection of children also is governed by a separate statute, which states that any child younger than 6 must be in an age-appropriate child passenger restraint system. For children 4 or 5 years old, that system includes seatbelts installed by the manufacturer, dealer or owner of the vehicle. Penalty: No more than $10 for each offense. Teens and driver’s licenses: There are several restrictions on the issuance of driver’s licenses to drivers under the age of 18. They are: A person under 18 may not apply for a regular driver’s license until the person has held a temporary instruction or learner’s permit for six months. If the applicant is 16 years old, he shall submit verification of a parent or legal guardian’s approval and verification of his completion of at least 30 hours of behindthe-wheel practice or a state-approved driver’s education course. Anyone issued a driver’s license after Oct. 1, 2002, who is either 17 and licensed for less than six months or 16 years old shall have a restricted license. With a restricted license, a teen cannot operate a vehicle if there are more than four people in the car not including a parent or guardian. The licensee also cannot drive between midnight and 6 a.m. unless a parent, guardian or a licensed driver over 21 is with him, or unless he is driving to or from work, a school-sponsored event, a religious event, or in an emergency situation.

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Residents can register to vote online through the secretary of state’s Web site, www.sos.state.al.us. A valid driver’s license and a local address are required. Autauga County: The county courthouse in Prattville, the probate office or any public library. 361-3713. Elmore County: The county courthouse in Wetumpka, the probate office or any public library. 567-1150.

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The Continental Eagle Corp. mill, a 175-year-old cotton gin factory across from Autauga Creek in Prattville, was founded by Daniel Pratt as a cornerstone for his industrial empire.

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In the early 1830s a New England Yankee named Daniel Pratt headed South, looking to make his fortune. He discovered the fall line of Autauga Creek and used the waterpower to build the base of his industrial empire. He founded the town that bears his name in 1839. Pratt’s foundation was a cotton gin manufacturing plant that still dominates the landscape of downtown today. Continental Eagle Corp., which traces its roots back to Pratt, manufactures gins and other equipment used in cotton production. Along with the gin, Pratt built textile mills, a lumber mills and door and sash factory in the city. He also donated land to be used for schools and churches. Known as Alabama’s first industrialist, Pratt expanded his influence to the fledgling iron producing efforts in the area that would become Birmingham. There he built foundries and furnaces. Pratt City, just outside of Birmingham, is named in his honor. Prattville’s historic downtown area reflects Pratt’s New England roots. In most older Southern cities the courthouse square is the centerpiece of downtown. Prattville was built around the sprawling industrial complexes designed by Pratt, and the required mill pond that impounded the water used to power his factories and mills. Sadly, Prattville lost a large part of its early history on the night of Sept. 10 and 11, 2002, when the Gurney Building, a closed textile mill, burned. The block long building, comprising three stories and a full basement was designed by Pratt. It was a twin of the gin shop, which stands directly across

the Autauga Creek Dam. You would have to wonder if Pratt would recognize his city now. Long gone are the days of Prattville being the sleepy, little farm town where everyone knew everyone else. For the past three decades Prattville and Autauga County have seen tremendous growth. The growth rate has perennially placed Autauga County in the Top 5 list of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Prattville has a population of 35,000 and is seeing a boom in retail growth. The city has added 1.3 million square feet of store space in the past three years, with another 260,000 square feet of development now under construction. The growth is taking place in the eastern sector of the city. Where cotton fields and pastures once stretched from horizon to horizon, there’s a new crop growing. Big box giants like Target, Bass Pro Shops, Belk and J.C. Penny just to name a few, now call the city home. But even with the expansion out east, city leaders haven’t forgotten downtown. A recently completed $1.2 million revitalization project in the historic business district brought in period lighting, new sidewalks and streetscape improvements. An ongoing project is the construction of a creekwalk, following the northern bank of Autauga Creek. The walk begins in the shadows of the gin shop, and plans are to take it down the creek to Pratt Park. So if Pratt came back today, he would see a bigger city, but he still would be able to recognize the cornerstone he laid those many years ago.

The Montgomery Biscuits, the minor-league baseball team that plays its home games at Riverwalk Stadium, earned its screwball nickname in a contest. The team started play in 2004 and is a member of the Double-A Southern League. In 2003, the team’s owners had a Name the Team contest and received about 2,500 entries. A local attorney entered Biscuits based on his intramural softball team from law school. The name received more boos than cheers when it officially was unveiled at Jubilee CityFest. Since, fans have grown attached to it. The Biscuits reported more than $2.5 million in retail sales to the city in their first five seasons. The city owns Riverwalk Stadium, which it rents to the Biscuits for a share of any sales at the

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The Montgomery Biscuits have won two Southern League titles in its five-year history. stadium. In each of its first five seasons, the Biscuits drew at least 290,000 fans and ranked second in the Southern League in attendance. The team also has enjoyed on-the-field success. The Biscuits won Southern League championships in 2006 and 2007. More than three dozen former Biscuits have reached the major leagues, including last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, third baseman Evan Longoria. Longoria and pitcher Scott Kazmir also have played in

the major-league All-Star Game. Kazmir pitched for the Biscuits in 2004. Longoria (2007) and outfielder Delmon Young (2005) won Southern League most valuable player awards. The Tampa Bay Rays, who won the American League championship in 2008, are Montgomery’s major-league parent club. The Durham Bulls, who gained fame in the movie “Bull Durham,” are Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate. The Rays have full-season Class A teams in Port Charlotte, Fla., and Bowling Green, Ky.

The River Region, located some 200 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, enjoys temperate weather with mild winters and a long growing season. The average temperature is 61 degrees, and the area averages about 55 inches of rainfall a year. The growing season is 210 days per year. The area normally enjoys eight hours of sunshine a day. Winters are usually short and mild, with hard freezes a rarity. Even in the dead of winter, it’s not unusual to have days where the high temperature flirts with the 70-degree mark. The area averages less than three-tenths of an inch of snow each year. Summers generally see afternoon highs in the upper 80s to mid-90s. Due to the Gulf’s influence, summer means high, sometimes stifling, levels of humidity. The area generally is considered to be in the geographic center of the Southeast, and elevation ranges from 150 feet

The River Region has a long growing season. above sea level in Montgomery County to 554 feet in Autauga and 745 feet in Elmore counties. The area is prone to severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes. There is a severe weather season that takes place March through May and a second one that spikes in November.

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