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JSU student loses battle with cancer just before graduation This Town and Gown was written by Julie Skinner in Jacksonville State University’s Office of Public Relations. Liza Parker stood bravely on a brightly lit football field. It was a Friday night football game, and Liza was head majorette. As the crowd cheered watching the majorette’s performance, it wasn’t until the batons lit up with flames, and the majorettes spun their ignited LISA PARKER instruments around and around, even throwing the fiery batons into the air and catching them, that the crowd really became entranced. As the routine ended and the entire band caught their breath, the crowd was still holding theirs as they realized that Liza, the eighteen-year-old girl who had just twirled fire, was completely blind. ■ See PARKER, page 7

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Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation recently celebrated the opening of a new rehab facility. ABOVE: Former rehab patient Baby Ray Murphee, center, was on hand for the festivities. Murphee is surrounded from left by Dr. Kewal Verma, Benita Gooden, director of nursing and Ron Creel. PLEASE SEE PAGE 12 FOR RELATED STORY. Visit annistonstar.com for slideshow.

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members of the Jacksonville State University Southerners and the Million Dollar Band at Alabama and a retiree from the Army WAC Band at Fort McClellan,” said Machen. “Grant Paris, former city attorney, plays the trombone.” Machen said the band was formed because there was no outlet to play for those who enjoy being part of a band. “When this was formed, it gave everyone

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Preventing future tragedies This summer, a Birmingham mother and a mother from McClellan changed their daily schedules with dire results. Two babies are now deceased from heat-related illnesses after being left in hot cars. How can future tragedies like this be prevented? Concerned, I looked on the Internet to see if there was an alarm that would allow mothers (or any family member) to remember that a child has been left in a car. Actually, there are several. One is a pad that fits beneath a baby, another is a bracelet a baby wears, a third is a halo of some sort, and there are others. However, in an informative article written a year ago by CBS News reporter Ryan Gaslow, he described how all devices on the market have been tested and declared unreliable by a leading medical center, Children’s

look in the car seat each and every time they leave their cars. This is good advice for all of us who transport children. Perhaps there are low-tech ways that mothers can develop to avoid leaving a child behind. One suggestion is to lay a purse, a cell phone, a briefcase, or other item necessary for the workday in the backseat with the child. That way, the mother would see the baby when retrieving the item. I thought of another. Mothers could buy a colored ribbon and tie it onto the baby’s car-seat handle. When they strap a baby in, tie the ribbon on their arm until they remove the baby. Then, tie it back onto the carseat handle when the baby is removed. Whatever it takes, mothers need to realize that the law that required them to protect their children by placing them in

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Sherry-Go-Round Hospital of Philadelphia. He states the following finding: the currently available devices give mothers a false sense of security. May I charge inventors? We must think of something that is reliable, and we should make it mandatory. The article also stated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors a campaign called “Where’s baby? Look before you lock.” It urges mothers to get into the habit to

the back seat of a vehicle has a potentially fatal consequence. The human side of what happened locally is that a wellrespected mother made an inadvertent, yet tragic, mistake and might be prosecuted. I hope officials who are in control of the charges against her realize that there is not a parent among us who has not had an “incident.” Twice, I allowed a child to get away from me in a crowd. Another time, I was standing over a grandbaby who wanted to crawl up a staircase. He turned to the right suddenly, slipped through a missing rail, and fell four feet to the floor. My oldest once choked on a piece of dry cornbread I left on a low table. These were panic moments for me, life-threatening moments for the children. Had their outcome been death, my sentence would have been my

guilt and loss. The McClellan mother and her family need time to grieve and to move on without adding further tragedy to their lives. Children left in cars is no small issue. San Francisco State University’s Department of Geosciences records how many children die each year from heatstroke after being left in a car. As of Aug. 7, there were 24. Thirty-three children died in 2012, and the department said 585 children have died since 1998. That is an average of 37 deaths each year when one is too many. Good can come out of bad, and the heightened awareness that these recent deaths has created might prevent another child from being the victim of a tragic accident. Email Sherry at sherrykug@ hotmail.com

Wilcox, Tuscaloosa counties lead state politics We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. Our annals are filled with the likes of Huey Long, Theodore Bilbo, Herman and Gene Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and our own legends, Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. A very ironic, interesting and inexplicable occurrence surfaces when you study southern politics in detail. Each Deep South state has a region and even a county that spawns an inordinate number of governors and senators. One of the most pronounced is Edgefield County, South Carolina. However, the most prominent and prolific county in southern history for producing governors is our own Barbour County. These folks have produced six Alabama governors. If you were to count George Wallace’s four terms, they would have elected a governor from their county nine times. Wallace is obviously Barbour County’s

Jim Folsom Jr. was lieutenant governor. Then Jim Jr. became governor for a couple of years when Hunt was removed from office. However, today in current Alabama politics we have two very significant counties when it comes to having native sons and daughters in prominent elective office in the state. The county of Wilcox is interesting and Tuscaloosa County’s current prominence is unparalleled. Wilcox County is a small sparsely populated Black Belt county in the southwest corner of the state. It has only about 15,000 people and therefore probably has three times as many pine trees as it does people. However, get this fact. One of our U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions, our Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey and former 1st District Congressman Jo Bonner all grew up in Wilcox County, all about the same time and all knew each other growing up. You can add to the mix Congressman Bonner’s sister, Judy Bonner. She is the

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Inside The Statehouse most famous native son. In fact, his wife Lurleen is one of the six governors. She was actually born and raised in Northport in Tuscaloosa County but Barbour County claims her since she lived and voted in Barbour County when she was elected governor. In recent years Cullman County has had somewhat of a run at being a prominent producer of governors. Big Jim Folsom served two terms in the 1940’s and 50’s. Then, during an eight-year period from 1986-1994 they had a governor and lieutenant governor at the same time. Guy Hunt was governor and

president of the University of young legislators on Goat Hill. Alabama. They also have two Speaking of the University of outstanding State Senators. Alabama, the Alabama Crimson They have a resident Senator Tide has the premier college Gerald Allen and an astute football program in America Freshman Senator they share and Tuscaloosa has also become with Walker County named the kingdom for Alabama Greg Reed. politics. Tuscaloosa is the As though Tuscaloosa needed home county of both our sitting more political prominence, their Governor Robert Bentley and legislative influence became our Senior U.S. Senator Richard exponentially more significant Shelby. That is quite a duo. in recent weeks. Rep. Bill Poole The Druid City and Capstone was recently named Chairman also illustrated some expert of the House Education Budget political savvy during last year’s Committee. congressional reapportionment. In addition, one of the most They lassoed in Congressman prominent political consultants Robert Aderholt to be their in the state, Joe Perkins, calls congressman. Aderholt is Tuscaloosa home. They may as Alabama’s future in Congress well move the State Capitol to when it comes to appropriations. Tuscaloosa. Some people would They have one of the brightest argue that Richard Shelby has and most capable House brought home a good bit of the delegations ever assembled for national treasury to Tuscaloosa a county their size. They have already. two of the most outstanding Steve Flowers is Alabama’s freshmen in a much-heralded leading political columnist. His freshman House class. John column appears weekly in more Merrill and The Bill Poole, than Group 70 Alabama newspapers. National Auction both already effective, and Steve served 16 years in the #675 — Guntersville, Alabama Representative Chris England, state legislature. He may be Alabama Press — 3.22x4 who is one of the sharpest reached at inches www.steveflowers.us

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Community Capsule • The Jacksonville Garden Club will meet at the Community Center on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 p.m. The program scheduled is about sustainable gardening. Visitors are welcome. • Free GED classes will be held at Jacksonville State University’s Self Hall, Room 173, from 8 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. For more information or to sign-up call 256-782-5660. • Bradford Health Services has a free family support meeting Monday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. at 1701 B South Pelham Road Suite D ( Brookstone Building next to RMC Jacksonville). The meeting is for any person who is experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one, has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problems, needs help coping with loved one’s drug or alcohol problems or needs help making decision on how to help a family member of any age. A counselor will facilitate the meetings. • Venecia Benefield Butler’s book, “I Have to Get Some Things Off My Chest,â€? can be purchased for $15 (including tax) by mailing a check to P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36262, or take money or check to Butler’s sister, Randa Carroll, at the office of Benjamin Ingram at 207 Rome, Ave., Piedmont. Proceeds will go to the V Foundation, founded by Butler, to purchase gift bags for patients going through chemo treatments. The bags will include items such as comedy DVDs, chap stick, gift cards, gas cards, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, search-a-word, lubricant eye drops, gum and peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, lotion, neck wrap or hydrating socks. • The Jacksonville Farmers Market is open! Buy Fresh, Buy Local. The seasonal market draws in farmers, bakers, artisans and local producers of everything from honey and fresh vegetables to home canned goods, artisan breads, herbs, goat soap, kefir products and even home churned ice cream. Hours are every Saturday from 7–11 a.m. now through Nov. 23rd. The market is located in the pocket park behind Roma’s on the Square. VISA/MC/Debit/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Vouchers are now accepted. • Jacksonville Farmers Market Mondays market will be extended through August 4-7pm, due to peak season being delayed this year. • The J.O.Y. Quilter’s Guild will meet Thursday, September 5 at 9.30 a.m. in the Disciple Room of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Every one is invited to attend. • Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center is the first Saturday of

each month through October, starting at 7 a.m. There is no set up fee. • EVERYONE IS INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN, a series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon-1 p.m. at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Attendees can bring a lunch if they wish. Speakers and topics are to change. Contact the Extension Office at 237 1621 to confirm. The schedule is: •Aug. 28, “Getting to Know the Talladega National Forest: Part 2â€? with Jonathan Stober, district biologist; •Sept. 25, “Gardening for Dry Placesâ€? with Hayes Jackson, ACES. • Knit “and Crochetâ€? Night at Yarns by HPF is 5-7 p.m. the first and third Thursday at the shop, 402 Pelham Rd., N., by Subway. • Classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes at Pete Mathews Coliseum are at 8 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes and 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 689-2580 or jsu9517k@jsu.edu for more information. • The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill level of photographers, meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Peerless Grill, 13 West 10th St., Anniston. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to attend. Call 236-8488 for more information. • Applications for Head Start are now being taken. Come visit a Head Start/Early Head Start Center in your community and talk with center coordinators or family advocates. For additional information in Calhoun and Cleburne counties call Gayle McClellan at 237-8628. Head Start Centers located in Calhoun County are Norwood, Piedmont, Ayers, Constantine and Hobson City. Children must be three years old by Sept. 1. • Yoshukai Karate of Jacksonville offers classes at the community center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 282-5425. • Mom to Mom, a group for moms of all ages with children of all ages, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday every month at EaglePoint Church, Jacksonville. Visit www.momtomomjacksonville.org. Supper and childcare provided. • The Jacksonville Aspiring Writers Group

meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the public library. Anyone interested in the creative writing process is welcome. Bring samples of original writing to share. The group offers support, critique and information about writing and possible publishing venues. Call 782-2881 for more information. • Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon each Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 Chinabee Ave., just off the square. Call 847-0909. • A Narcotics Anonymous group meets from 6:307:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church behind McDonald’s. For more information, call Pearl Williams at 435-4881. • A senior dance for those 55 years and older will be at the Senior Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday night of each month, featuring music, fun, friends and food. The Fun Tyme Band will be there to provide the music. $5 per couple, $3 for single. • The Friday Night Opry Show is presented from 6:30-9:30 Friday nights at the Golden Saw Music Hall in the Williams community. Call 435-4696. • Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program, meets every Friday night at First Baptist Church. Dinner is served at 5:30. Large group meetings with worship and praise bands and guest speakers begin at 6:30. Small share/support groups meet after that at 7:30 p.m., followed with cake and fellowship. Call 256-435-7263 or 225-2492. • Ladies, come pray on the square at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month to pray for the city, churches, pastors, schools, children, officials and businesses. Call Polly Angelette at 435-7016 for more information. • The Calhoun County Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in Room 327 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 782-8044, 256- 782-5604 or 435-7491. • Jacksonville Fire Department is looking for information and items relating to the history of the department. If you have anything to share, call David Bell at 310-8961. • The Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the library annex. Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact librarian Barbara Rowell at 4356332.

Police August 12 • Third degree theft of property reported in the 800 block of Pelham Road South. • Bomb threat reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South. • Third degree forgery reported in the 200 block of Thomas Avenue Southeast. • Third degree theft of property reported in the first block of D Street Southwest. • Third degree burglary reported in the 600 block of Nisbet Street Northwest. August 13 • Second degree theft of property reported in the 1000 block of JD&L Drive Southwest. • Third degree burglary reported in the 400 block of Madison Avenue Northwest. • Harassment reported in the 1500 block of Church Avenue Southeast. August 14 • Third degree criminal mischief reported in the first block of Gunnels Road. • Unruly gathering reported in the 100 block of

Church Avenue Northeast. August 15 • Theft of property reported in the 1000 block of Pelham Road South. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South. • Third degree burglary reported in the 1500 block of Church Avenue Southeast. August 16 • Theft of property reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South. • Third degree burglary reported in the 1000 block of Alexandria Road Southwest. • Third degree theft of property reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South. • Third degree criminal mischief reported in the 1200 block of Delwood Drive Southwest. • Third degree assault and third degree criminal mischief reported in the 1500 block of Church Avenue Southeast. • Third degree theft of property reported in the 300 block of Nisbet Street Northwest.

August 17 • Third degree domestic violence reported in the 300 block of Greenleaf Street Southwest. August 18 • First degree theft of property reported in the first block of Harris Street. • Third degree theft of property reported in the 800 block of Pelham Road South. • Third degree assault Lipo Injections reported in the 200 block of • Lipotropic B6-B12 Coffee Street Southwest. Injections $9-$18 • Violation of a protection Call for • L-Carnitine order reported in the 1500 Appointment • Appetite Suppressants block of Church Avenue ~~ • Phentermine Southeast. Doctor (Adipex) Supervised • Third degree theft of • Phendimetrazine property and unauthorized (Bontril) use of a vehicle reported in • NEW ULTRA THIN the 1100 block of Whites LIPO SPRAY Gap Road Southeast.

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omething that Shannon Gallagher Carter always remembered was her experience with her high school counselor. It wasn’t a good one. She knew she could do better. “I thought I could help a lot of kids,” she said. “My goal was to be better than him.” Shannon’s first year of teaching was in grammar school. She then taught special education in high school for 10 years. This is her fifth year as a counselor but her first at Jacksonville High School, and she’s looking forward to it. She chooses to work with high school students rather than those in grammar school. “I love the little ones too,” she said, “but I prefer to work with the older ones.” Shannon’s husband, Rick, is principal at Jacksonville High School. They have four children. Megan, 18, attends Gadsden State Community College. Helen

is 9, Katelyn is 4, and Sarah is 4 months. The Carter family attends First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, where Shannon has worked in AWANA for the past six years with children who range in age from 2 to sixth grade. Shannon was born and grew up in Nashville. She and Rick are Jacksonville State University graduates. She played softball, and he played football there. They met in an English class their freshman year. Following college they were married and have been married for more than 15 years. “I coupon a little bit here and there,” she said. “That’s about all I have time for. I rarely use the coupons on food, I use them for health and beauty supplies. When you have four girls, you need a lot of shampoo. My hobby before four children was reading.” Granddad’s Spaghetti, Dad’s Salad and two recipes from friends, Potato Casserole and Ice Cream Surprise, are some of Shannon’s family’s favorite dishes. (Contact Margaret at pollya922@gmail.com)

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Blood drive benefits Venecia’s Foundation Goal of 30 donors surpassed Swank and Ladies Fit Stop were hosts to a book signing and blood drive on the square Friday honoring Venecia Benefield Butler. The goal of 30 donors was surpassed, according to the hosts and the American Red Cross. Butler, a four time cancer survivor, has penned a book, “I’ve Got to Get Something Off My Chest.” Proceeds from the sale of books and T-shirts will go to Venecia’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to help those suffering from cancer in this area. “It was really nice to see the community come together,” said Amy Reaves Daley of Swank. “The blood drive was a great time for people to come by and meet Venecia. We had a wonderful turnout.” Some who gave blood had made appointments and didn’t have to wait. Many didn’t make appointments and had to wait up to two hours. One such donor was Davey Higginbotham, 19.

Higginbotham lives in Jacksonville and is a 2012 graduate of Piedmont High School. Higginbotham and his brother, Nicolas, 15, were in town with their mother, Audrey Fuqua. While she was shopping, her sons headed toward the library. On the way, they noticed a group of people who were signing up to donate their blood. Higginbotham told his brother it was the right thing for him to do. “I told my brother that I wanted to do some good today,” said Higginbotham. “I told him I was going to go in there and give blood. I waited two hours, but I didn’t mind waiting.” Fuqua said her son is usually nervous when he has to have shots, but he wasn’t nervous Friday. “I was stunned because he hates needles,” she said. “Every time he goes to the doctor and has to have shots, he turns white as a sheet. When he told me what

he did, I was proud of him.” Butler said she has personally experienced the seemingly endless misery of cancer treatments, and her goal is to brighten the day of those in treatment by sharing her faith and love. Her foundation gives gift bags that include items such as soft blankets, comedy DVDs, chapstick, gift cards, journals, crosswords puzzles, eye drops, sugar-free gum, peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, Lubriderm lotion, neck wraps, and hydrating socks, to chemo patients. Butler knows from personal experience that these are the things that help a chemo patient. She has spoken to over 30 audiences, including churches, women’s conferences, youth groups and Piedmont High School’s baccalaureate.

Contact her at veneciabutler@gmail.com for speaking engagements. Butler’s books can be purchased at Salon Anon in Jacksonville, Dr. Benjamin Ingram’s office and Solid Rock Café in Piedmont, Odyssey in Centre and Colours in Oxford. They can also be purchased by sending a check for $15 to Butler at P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 37262. T-shirts are $20. (Contact Margaret at pollya922@ gmail.com)

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Knitters’ hats go to Afghanistan Yarns by HomePlace Farm initiated campaign

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n July 4, Yarns by HomePlace Farm, a small business in Jacksonville, initiated a patriotic campaign to inspire crocheters and knitters to make hats for a local soldier. That soldier, Sgt. Beau Adams, has served in the Army Reserve as a field medic since graduating from Jacksonville High School. The campaign dates to World War I when “Knit Your Bit” was formed to encourage those who crocheted or knitted to make socks, caps, sweaters or scarves for those serving in the military. Adams is married and has a 3-year-old son. He serves with the ARNG (Army/National Guard) in Darlington, S. C., as a front line medic and is on his second deployment to Afghanistan. His parents retired from the Army at Fort McClellan. Adams said that he and his unit are “pumped about receiving the handmade hats and it’s great to know that people in the U. S. care about us.” It was Yarns by HPF’s intent to collect enough knitted and crochets hats for members of Adams’s unit, but the results blossomed into a national outpouring of support for not only that unit but many more soldiers. With yarn donated by Knitting Fever, Cascade and Berroco Yarns, Diane Peden and Linda Boozer, owners of Yarns by HPF, mailed out the donated yarn to people across the country who wanted to join their cause. Many used their own yarn to participate. When time came to ship the finished products to Afghanistan, Yarns by HPF shipped 127 hats, six blankets and care package that included items such as razors, travel size toiletries, candy and snacks. Support came from throughout the county, and hats came from several states. Peden and Boozer said they can’t thank everyone enough for their involvement and support. “It’s amazing to not only see a community, but literally a nation come together for our soldiers who make many sacrifices to serve our country so that we may have our freedom,” said Peden. “Love and support went into each of these handmade items. We want the soldiers to feel that love and support each time they put one of these hats on.” Adams’s aunt, Pam Howard, said she can’t begin to express what the support for this project has meant. “I adore my nephew,” she said. “I have since the first time I laid eyes on that beautiful child. But this is so

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Diane Peden and Pam Howard pack the goodies for Afghanistan. much bigger. My respect for him and the men and women serving with him is hard to explain. Words fail me, and those of you who know me know how rare that is. The support for this project humbles me. If you have been a part of this, come, let me thank you. If you can’t, please accept my very heartfelt thanks.” Adams posted on Facebook how much he appreciated what everyone did. “I just want to thank each and everyone who helped with

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an opportunity to have a place to play again,” he said. “That’s why we have such a wide span of ages and backgrounds. It’s just a way that we can continue to get to do what we enjoy doing.” The group plays an assortment of marches, concert band pieces, big band numbers and some seasonal music. He reiterates what the band’s Facebook page says “We have a lot of fun and we make a lot of good music together while doing so.” The band practices every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Jacksonville High School’s band room. Members schedule about four performances a year. “Things went so well at the city’s Fourth of July celebration, we’re in discussion with the city right now about doing a Christmas performance,” said Machen. “We don’t know for sure just yet when that will be.” The band played period music at the Maj. John Pelham celebration square earlier in the year and was invited to Chickamauga, Ga., to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of that battle. “That would have been an exciting road trip,” said Machen. “But we had no transportation to get everyone there; however, we were very excited that we got the invitation.” Machen and his wife, Deborah, have two children. Chris, a U.S. Army captain, who is stationed at Anniston Army Depot. Holly attends graduate school at Auburn. Their grandchildren are Jada, Will, Dillon and Madelon. Machen began his musical training at Emma Sansom High School in Gadsden and some years later completed his education at Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Ga. He is education pastor at First Baptist Church. He enjoys golf, remote control airplanes and duck hunting. “We want to get the word out about the band,” he said. “It’s open to everyone in the Calhoun County area, and we invite everyone who would like to play to come join us.” Machen invites those who play, or used to play an instrument to consider becoming a member. The next performance will probably be in October. It

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Donnie Machen, center, plays the saxophone in the community band will be announced in this newspaper. More information can be found on the band’s Facebook page, Calhoun County Community Band. Alan Conaway is the band’s director. Other officers are Mark Wallace, trumpet; Donnie Monroe, tuba; Pam Smith, trumpet; and Heather Gaines, flute. Also playing the flute are Sherri Cunningham, Christy Sullivan, Jenifer Monroe, and Sandy Sensenbach. Clarinets include Bob White, Donna Dunaway, Leslie

Street and Suzanne Adams. Trumpets are Brandon Rucker, and Jeremy Carpenter. On the French horn is Marsha Hanners. Trombones are Dixie Jensen and Robert Quilliams. On baritone are Harry Nuttall and Tim McCurry. Judy Hurst plays saxophone. Ben Cunningham, Alan Wright, Shannon Maddox and Jeff Gossett make up the percussion section. (Contact Margaret at pollya922@gmail.com)

PARKER: ‘Was a tenacious little fighter’ From page 1

Liza had lost all vision earlier that year. At age 12, Liza was diagnosed with Von HippelLindau disease, causing tumors to grow on her brain, spinal cord, and kidneys. It eventually took her sight, but never her independence. She endured 43 surgeries and various chemotherapy treatments in her lifetime. She passed away on July 13, 2013, at the age of 32. A licensed massage therapist and a social work major at Jacksonville State University, Liza was described by all that knew her the same way: resilient. “Liza was a tenacious little fighter,” says Dee Barclift, Liza’s favorite social work professor. “She never said die, never said quit, never said slow down, never said ‘But I’m blind.’ She just always had a go get ‘em attitude.” Despite battling a disease that caused the removal of both eyes and the partial removal of both kidneys, Liza fiercely fought to protect her independence. She lived on her own in an apartment in Jacksonville, and always maintained a job, despite limitations and pain. “I’m telling you, this girl was something else,” says her older brother, Josh Parker. “Liza has always been my hero.” With a large group of friends and family members to help her with trips to Walmart or getting to class, each can easily describe Liza’s electric personality. She was a lover of most genres of music, and especially enjoyed the bands Pearl Jam, the Black Crowes, and Maroon 5. Her favorite song captures her zest for life: Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” At the age of fourteen, just a week after a major surgery, she went to Holland on a mission trip to help build a youth center. She enjoyed audio books, swimming, water boarding, water skiing, and flying by herself twice a year to visit her cousin in Louisville, Kentucky. Her favorite color was purple. She thought Mad Hatter’s cupcakes were delicious, and got takeout from Loco Mex so much that they named a burrito after her. She also enjoyed shopping with her mom, and sewed different shaped buttons on the tags of her clothes in order to differentiate between articles of clothing. She adored wearing hats. “Liza had such a fashion sense,” says her mother,

Sandra Parker. “On her last day, we were shopping together, and she was picking out tank tops and shorts. She would ask me what color things were, and touch it all over to get a sense of what it looked and felt like. She was a classy dresser, and prided herself in looking nice anytime she went out.” Liza took life, with all its challenges and hardships, by the horns. JSU Social Work Department Head, Dr. Maureen Newton, first had Liza as a student in her class entitled “Perspectives on Death and Dying” in the fall of 2011. Dr. Newton explains that Liza offered a perspective most students simply didn’t have. “I think in the death and dying class, she had so many personal things to say that a lot of students don’t have. When you’re teaching students between the ages of 18-25, they don’t have a lot of experience with death or critical illness,” Newton says. “She was willing to talk openly about experiences in her life.” Newton says that each semester, her students in that particular class take a tour of K.L. Brown Funeral Home in Jacksonville, and also the cemetery. That’s where Liza’s funeral was held on July 16, and she is buried in the cemetery by the funeral home. Newton says Liza’s funeral brought together many different types of people, all who had good memories of Liza from personal life or school. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Celebrate Recovery, and organization Liza was passionate about. As for teaching the “Perspectives on Death and Dying” class this fall, Newton says she’ll still take the class to tour the funeral home, and as they tour the cemetery, she’ll be sure to stop by and visit the grave of her former student. Last November, Liza’s brother Josh recalls her health deteriorating. Every morning Liza would call Josh at 7:50 a.m. to ask how he slept and how his morning was going so far. When he didn’t hear from her, he knew something must be wrong. The doctors gave Liza three treatment options, and she chose the one that would buy her the most time. Josh says he reached out to her to grant any final wish. “I said, ‘Liza, what do you want?’And she said, ‘I want Mother Nature Sunne back

together,’” Josh recalls with a laugh. Mother Nature Sunne was Josh’s high school jam band. Josh got to work immediately, contacting the original members of the band, some as far away as Nashville. “I knew that Liza’s about to die, this is it. This is the last hoorah and I’ve never in so many years seen someone get so excited,” Josh recalls happily. “Every day she called me. Every day. I’d send her little audio clips from when the band would get together and practice, and she would be absolutely ecstatic.” On March 9, Liza’s wish was granted, as a concert was held for Liza at Gadsden State Cherokee Arena. Several bands performed, and Mother Nature Sunne was the last act. “She was on cloud nine at the concert,” Josh says. “She told me, ‘This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.’” Liza passed away just a few weeks before she would graduate at JSU’s summer commencement. Josh walked across the stage and received an honorary diploma for his sister. “As corny as it sounds, I could honestly feel her presence there that whole night,” Josh says. “Liza and I, we’ve spent so much time together, so I know her presence, and she was there. She was right beside me as I was walking up on stage. I could just feel it.” Liza has left a lasting impression on all those that knew her, especially through her courage and optimist outlook. “She taught me that the words ‘I can’t’ shouldn’t be in my vocabulary,” her mother says. “And she taught her daddy to smile even though you may not feel like it.” Josh remembers Liza’s sense of humor about her condition, as she even once jokingly said she would put her eye in a glass jar for him, and eventually wrapped up an old prosthetic eye of hers to give him. “I still have the eye in a bag on my desk,” Josh laughs. “At work I say, ‘There’s Liza. She’s looking at me.” Starting this fall, a scholarship in Liza’s name will go to one social work student, and a departmental celebration of Liza’s life is tentatively planned for late September or early October. Last year, Liza and her mom sat down to write a short synopsis of her life. Liza wrote, “I have wanted to share my experience for

Joshua Parker casts a glance skyward just after accepting his sister Liza Parker's posthumous degree during Jacksonville State University's commencement exercise on August 2, 2013. Ms. Parker, who earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree, lost her long battle with cancer two weeks before graduation.

some time now, but, as you can tell, there is little time in my busy days. As you are traveling on your journey, just know you are not alone in struggles. My faith in God has been my great source, as well as family and friends.” Liza Parker handled life with ease and bravery, just as she did her flaming baton on that football field so many years ago. JSU is beyond lucky to call her part of the Gamecock family. MONEY-SAVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IDEAS

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NOTICE OF SALE

CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 27857 Pursuant to that certain Order Authorizing Sale of Real Property entered in the abovereferenced case, the undersigned, Successor Administrator of the Estate of Rudolph Perkins, shall offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, the following described real estate, towit: PARCEL I: Beg 1054.28 S of NE corner of SE 1/4; th cont S 109.01 SW 250 (s) alg Peaceburg Rd W 760 (s) N 300 (s) NE 494.94 S 419.37 E 528.77 to POB. Being pt of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4, Sec 15, T15S, R7E. Reference: Tax Assessment Report. Parcel I may be included in Parcel III as described below. PARCEL II: A part of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 15, Township 15 South, Range 7 East, Calhoun County, Alabama, more particularly described as follows: That part of the east half of the east half of the NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 15 South, Range 7 East, lying South of Gate 3 Road. LESS and EXCEPT all the lots in Mahlep Hills Subdivision, First Addition. Reference: Agreement recorded at Book 2152, Page 1. Parcel II may be included in Parcel III as described below. PARCEL III: The Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section Ten (10), the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section Fifteen (15), and the East half of the Northeast Quarter of Section Fifteen (15), also one acre, more or less, between Sections 14 and 15, so as to include the water privileges of a branch or lake, which one acre is enclosed by a plank fence, and on which is located a barn, all in Township 15, Range 7 East, except a narrow strip clear across the West side of the four forties, being a strip now or formerly belonging to or known as the property of B. H. Pratt; said land containing in the aggregate one hundred seventeen (117) acres, more or less, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, being the same property mentioned and described in that certain deed dated January 17, 1942, from Walton Brack and wife, to W. A. Parker, and recorded in Book 461, Page 356, Probate Office of Calhoun County, Alabama. Said property being the same property conveyed by Dewey A. Wood and wife, Millie L. Wood, to Fred G. Nunnelley. Said deed being recorded in Book 1274, Page 581, Probate Office, Calhoun County, Alabama; situated, lying and being in Calhoun County, Alabama. Deed Reference: Book 2051, Page 28. PARCEL IV: A tract or parcel of land in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 15, Range 7, Calhoun County, Alabama; being more particularly described as beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot #8 of Winslow Heights as recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 76, in the Office of the Probate Judge of Calhoun County, Alabama; thence Northwesterly along the South line of Winslow Avenue distance of 530.0 feet to the NOTICE OF CIVIL aWest line of the NW 1/4 of the LAWSUIT SW 1/4 of Section 24, TownTo: Brittany Kathryn Bazemore ship 15, Range 7; thence and any persons who may southerly along said West line claim an interest in and to the a distance of 771.04 feet; property or a portion of the thence Northeasterly at an inproperty and/or any persons terior angle of 43 deg. 25 min. who may claim a potential a distance of 560.0 feet to the present, future, or contingent point of beginning, containing remainder, reversion, or other 3.4 acres, more or less. Said interest in and to the property description includes Lots 1-8, or a portion of the property . Block 7, Winslow Heights, as This is to notify you that in Civil recorded in Plat Book D, Page Action No CV-2013-900447.00, 76, Probate Office, Calhoun entitled LARRLY L. JONES v. County, Alabama. BRITTANY KATHRYN BASE- Deed Reference: Book 1666, MORE, and her heirs or devi- Page 917. sees, if deceased, and COM- LESS and EXCEPT any part of MENCING AT A POINT ON the above described real esTHE WEST SIDE OF MATTI- tate which has been heretofore SON STREET 155 FEET conveyed. SOUTH OF THE SOUTH- No Certification of Title: The WEST INTERSECTION OF Seller makes no claim as to the MATTISON STREET AND chain of title to the properties WEST FRANCIS AVENUE; described above or the correctTHENCE SOUTH ALONG THE ness of the descriptions. The WEST SIDE OF MATTISON descriptions were obtained STREET 45 FEET; THENCE from the public records of CalWEST 185 FEET TO THE houn County, Alabama, without EAST SIDE OF A 15-FOOT the benefit of a title examinaALLEY; THENCE NORTH tion. ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF All parcels subject to taxes for SAID ALLEY 45 FEET TO AN- the current year, easements of OTHER 15-FOOT ALLEY: record, easements as located, THENCE EAST ALONG SAID and restrictions, encumbrancLAST NAMEED ALLEY 185 es, judgments, and liens of FEET TO THE POINT OF BE- record, if any. GINNING; SITUATED, LYING Sealed Bids will be received by AND BEING IN THE CITY OF the undersigned at the Probate JACKSONVILLE, CALHOUN Office of Calhoun County, AlaCOUNTY, ALABAMA; p r e s - bama, 1702 Noble Street, Ste. ently pending in the Circuit 102, Anniston, Alabama, on Court of Calhoun County, Ala- the 30th day of August, 2013, bama, Calhoun County Court- between the hours of 9:00 a.m. house, 25 West 11th Street, and 9:30 a.m. Anniston, Alabama 36201, All BIDS are subject to approvthere is being made a claim al by the Probate Judge of Calagainst you for the purpose of houn County, Alabama. quieting title to the above de- WESLEY M. FRYE, scribed real property. Successor Administrator of the You are hereby notified that Estate of you are required to answer the Rudolph Perkins, deceased claim(s) made against you in writing, and to file the original Jacksonville News of your answer with the Clerk Calhoun Co., AL of this court with a copy to August 6, 13, 20, 2013 GEORGE D. ROBINSON, whose address is 620 EAST NOTICE TO 11TH STREET, ANNISTON, AL 36207, within thirty (30) CREDITORS days of the last date of publica- STATE OF ALABAMA tion. Failing to answer or plead CALHOUN COUNTY in response will result in a de- PROBATE COURT fault judgment being entered CASE NO. 31661 against you for the damages or IN THE MATTER OF THE relief sought against you. ESTATE OF MAUDE E. MILLThis case is assigned to The ER, DECEASED Honorable John C. Thomason. Letters Testamentary on the Dated this 30th day of July, estate of MAUDE E. MILLER, 2013. deceased, having been grantEli Henderson, Clerk, Circuit ed to JUDY MILLER MARTEL, Court the undersigned on July 25, 2013, by the Honorable Alice

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K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. JUDY MILLER MARTEL, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of MAUDE E. MILLER, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 6, 13, 20, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31664 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM C. CAIN, JR, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of WILLIAM C. CAIN, JR., deceased, having been granted to MARLENE M. CAIN, the undersigned on July 26, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. MARLENE M. CAIN, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM C. CAIN, JR., Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 6, 13, 20, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31662 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FAY C. LEWIS, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of FAY C. LEWIS, deceased, having been granted to ROBIN YOUNG AND LAJEAN TURNER, the undersigned on July 25, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. ROBIN YOUNG AND LAJEAN TURNER, Co-Personal Representatives of the Last Will and Testament of FAY C. LEWIS, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 6, 13, 20, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31589 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY B. LEWIS, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of AUDREY B. LEWIS, deceased, having been granted to PAUL DOTY, the undersigned on July 25, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. PAUL DOTY, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of AUDREY B. LEWIS, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 6, 13, 20, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31640 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LAWTON J. SMITH, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of LAWTON J. SMITH, deceased, having been granted to KATHY B. SMITH, the undersigned on July 24, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. KATHY B. SMITH, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of LAWTON J. SMITH, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 6, 13, 20, 2013

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STATE OF ALABAMA

CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31660 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MAE M. ROBERTSON, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of MAE M. ROBERTSON, deceased, having been granted to SHIRLEY M. GRAVES, the undersigned on July 25, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. SHIRLEY M. GRAVES, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of MAE M. ROBERTSON, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate

Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. KIMBERLY STEPHENS COBB AND RODNEY KEITH STEPHENS, Co-Personal Representatives of the Last Will and Testament of ANN STEPHENS, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL August 20, 27, September 3, 2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31668 The Jacksonville News IN THE MATTER OF THE Calhoun Co., AL ESTATE OF ERIN CAUDILL August 6, 13, 20, 2013 SNOWDEN, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the NOTICE TO estate of ERIN CAUDILL SNOWDEN, deceased, having CREDITORS been granted to ERIN L. STATE OF ALABAMA SNOWDEN, the undersigned CALHOUN COUNTY on July 30, 2013, by the HonPROBATE COURT orable Alice K. Martin, Judge of CASE NO. 31685 Probate of said County, notice IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PHYLLIS A. is hereby given that all persons having claims against said esSWETT, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the tate, are hereby required to estate of PHYLLIS A. SWETT, present the same within the deceased, having been grant- time allowed by law, or the ed to FRANK L. SWETT JR., same will be barred. the undersigned on August 12, ERIN L. SNOWDEN, Personal 2013, by the Honorable Alice Representative of the Last Will K. Martin, Judge of Probate of and Testament of ERIN CAUsaid County, notice is hereby DILL SNOWDEN, Deceased. given that all persons having Alice K. Martin claims against said estate, are Judge of Probate hereby required to present the same within the time allowed The Jacksonville News by law, or the same will be Calhoun Co., AL August 13, 20, 27, 2013 barred. FRANK L. SWETT JR., Personal Representative of the NOTICE TO Last Will and Testament of PHYLLIS A. SWETT, DeCREDITORS ceased. STATE OF ALABAMA Alice K. Martin CALHOUN COUNTY Judge of Probate PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31648 The Jacksonville News IN THE MATTER OF THE Calhoun Co., AL ESTATE OF JOHN FLOYD August 20, 27, September 3, ROBERTS, DECEASED 2013 Letters of Administration on the estate of JOHN FLOYD ROBERTS, deceased, having been NOTICE TO granted to the undersigned on July 22, 2013, by the HonCREDITORS orable Alice K. Martin, Judge of STATE OF ALABAMA Probate of said County, notice CALHOUN COUNTY is hereby given that all persons PROBATE COURT having claims against said esCASE NO. 31473 tate, are hereby required to IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN JEAN present the same within the EDWARDS a/k/a HELEN time allowed by law, or the BROOKS EDWARDS, DE- same will be barred. DIANNE R. ROBERTS, PerCEASED Letters of Administration on the sonal Representative of the estate of HELEN JEAN ED- Estate of JOHN FLOYD ROBWARDS a/k/a HELEN ERTS, Deceased. BROOKS EDWARDS, de- Alice K. Martin ceased, having been granted Judge of Probate to the undersigned on July 31, 2013, by the Honorable Alice The Jacksonville News K. Martin, Judge of Probate of Calhoun Co., AL said County, notice is hereby August 13, 20, 27, 2013 given that all persons having claims against said estate, are NOTICE TO hereby required to present the same within the time allowed CREDITORS by law, or the same will be STATE OF ALABAMA barred. CALHOUN COUNTY CATHY EDWARDS HULSEY, PROBATE COURT Personal Representative of the CASE NO. 31515 Estate of HELEN JEAN ED- IN THE MATTER OF THE WARDS a/k/a HELEN ESTATE OF NYDIA VAZQUEZ BROOKS EDWARDS, De- SANGUINETTI TUCKER, DEceased. CEASED Alice K. Martin Letters of Administration on the Judge of Probate estate of NYDIA VAZQUEZ SANGUINETTI TUCKER, deThe Jacksonville News ceased, having been granted Calhoun Co., AL to the undersigned on July 31, August 13, 20, 27, 2013 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby NOTICE TO given that all persons having claims against said estate, are CREDITORS hereby required to present the STATE OF ALABAMA same within the time allowed CALHOUN COUNTY by law, or the same will be PROBATE COURT barred. CASE NO. 31417 CHARLES THOMAS TUCKER, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES ED- Personal Representative of the Estate of NYDIA VAZQUEZ WARD KIRKSEY, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the SANGUINETTI TUCKER, Deestate of CHARLES EDWARD ceased. KIRKSEY, deceased, having Alice K. Martin been granted to BESSIE E. Judge of Probate HALL, the undersigned on August 07, 2013, by the Hon- The Jacksonville News orable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Calhoun Co., AL Probate of said County, notice August 13, 20, 27, 2013 is hereby given that all persons having claims against said esNOTICE TO tate, are hereby required to present the same within the CREDITORS time allowed by law, or the STATE OF ALABAMA same will be barred. CALHOUN COUNTY BESSIE E. HALL, Personal PROBATE COURT Representative of the Last Will CASE NO. 31629 and Testament of CHARLES IN THE MATTER OF THE EDWARD KIRKSEY, De- ESTATE OF VERA VIRGINIA ceased. SEARLE, DECEASED Alice K. Martin Letters Testamentary on the Judge of Probate estate of VERA VIRGINIA SEARLE, deceased, having The Jacksonville News been granted to JOSEPH Calhoun Co., AL WARD SEARLE, JR., the unAugust 20, 27, September 3, dersigned on July 31, 2013, by 2013 the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given NOTICE TO that all persons having claims CREDITORS against said estate, are hereby STATE OF ALABAMA required to present the same CALHOUN COUNTY within the time allowed by law, PROBATE COURT or the same will be barred. CASE NO. 31680 JOSEPH WARD SEARLE, JR., IN THE MATTER OF THE Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF ANN STEPHENS, Last Will and Testament of DECEASED VERA VIRGINIA SEARLE, DeLetters Testamentary on the ceased. estate of ANN STEPHENS, de- Alice K. 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Jacksonville Health and Rehab celebrated completion of their new rehab wing and gym last week with an open house and ribbon cutting. ABOVE: On hand for the ribbon cutting was Administrator Brantley Newton, with scissors, President and CEO of Northport Health Service Norman Estes, center, and Mayor Johnny Smith. The event was catered by Classic on Noble.

Jacksonville Health and Rehab adds wing Rehab gym and private suites are included

Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation, LLC, recently celebrated the completion of a multi-million dollar construction project that includes the addition of a new rehab wing and a 2,000 square foot rehab gym. The unit also includes 30 private rehab suites, many with private baths and showers, in a wing separate from the long term section. Administrator Brantley Newton said he is excited for the public to see the new amenities the facility has to offer. “Jacksonville Health and Rehab has always been committed to providing the best care available to our residents,” he said. “But in listening to our patients and families, it became apparent there is a great need in our industry for more distinction between long term care residents and short term rehab patients who just need a little therapy before they transition home from a stay in the hospital.” Jacksonville Health and Rehab, located at 410 Wilson St., S. W., offers long term care for residents who can no longer live independently and also provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients who need physical, occupational or speech therapy before returning home after a hospital stay. “By separating our short term rehab wing and adding a new entrance specific to the unit, we feel more patients needing rehabilitation will be attracted to the services and amenities we offer,” said Newton. “Our industry is catering to a younger, healthier demographic every year, and we are just excited to be able to bring such a needed resource to the Jacksonville community.”

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Professor Doug White, front, fixes a plate at the celebration event.

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