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Homecoming

Mariah Bradley daughter of Steve and Holthe danceline and has been for four years. She has received several band awards and academic awards. She is a member of the Senior Beta Club and FCD. She is a member of Old Hopewell Baptist Church. She participated in the Project Seed Chemistry Program at JSU this summer. Stephanie plans to attend JSU for a Chemistry Major and become a pharmacist.

Mariah Taylor Bradley, 17, daughter of Lisa Hollis and Karry Bradley is a varsity volleyball player for three years. She is a member of the Senior Beta Club and an active member of Sandy Flat Baptist Church. Mariah would like to thank her classmates for electing her to represent the senior class.

Lacey Hiett Lacey Paige Hiett, 17, daughter of Sherry and Joey Elkins is involved in playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, watching Alabama football. She is captain of the varsity volleyball team, a member of Beta Clue and FCA. Lacey has been on homecoming court since eighth grade. She was crowned Miss Cleburne County in 2012. Her future plans are to attend college and to pursue a degree in nursing.

Kat Runels Katherine Sarah Runels, 17, daughter of Keith and Angie Runels is President of FCA, captain of the cheer team, plays basketball, she was crowned Miss Cleburne County, member of Bulldog Pride Club, member of Bethel East Baptist Church. She plans to attend the University of West Georgia and pursue a degree in speech language pathology.

Four vie for Ranburne High School queen

Lacey Hiett and Kay Runels. Homecoming representatives are: Morgan Foster, Sadie Smith, Amberly Morgan, Sierra Williams, Talley Estes, Sheena Ledbetter, Bailey Caldwell and Claire Ward. Homecoming activities will be held Friday night during the RHS home football and crowned.

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Sadie Smith

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Morgan Taylor Foster, 16, is the daughter of Todd and Tracy Foster and is a member of prayer and bible club, fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Beta Cub, FCCLA and yearbook staff. She is a setter on the varsity volleyball team, she has played volleyball for four years. Morgan is an active member of Cornerstone Church and is involved with her youth group. She would like to thank her fellow classmates for the honor to present her junior class

Sadie Abigail Smith, 16, daughter of Rocky Smith and Casey Pollard is a member of Cornerstone Church and is actively in the youth group. She is the co-captain of the varsity cheerleadering squad and was awarded All-American cheerleader. Sadie is a member of Senior Beta Club, FCA and prayer and bible club. Sadie is on the Math, Scholars Bowl and Physics team. When she graduates Sadie plans to major in Physical Therapy. Said says thank you to the Junior class for this honor.

Amberly Marie Morgan, 15, daughter of Chad and Stephanie Morgan is a member of Spanish Club, Prayer and Bible Club, JR. Beta Club, FCA, FCCLA, A and B Honor Roll, Rock Springs Youth Group, Varsity Cheerleadering Squad, eighth and ninth grade homecoming representative and Word of Life Bible Study. She enjoys spending time with friends, driving, cheering and taking pictures. Her future plans are to become a dental hygienist after enjoying the rest of her high school career.

Talley Estes

Sheena Ledbetter

Bailey Caldwell

Talley Carole Estes, 14, daughter of Steve and Lessa Estes is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Junior Beta Club, FFA, FCA, Spanish Club, Student Bible Study Group, A-B honor roll, Shows lambs, All-American and Captain of JV Cheerleaders, JV volleyball, Jr. Miss Cleburne County in 2013. Future plans are to attend college and major in Occupational Therapy.

Sheena Ledbetter, 14, daughter of David and Paula Ledbetter. She is a Freshman at Ranburne High School. She attends Freedom Baptist Church and is active in the youth group. She is a Junior Varsity Cheerleader and Softball player. She is in the Jr. Beta Club and is on the all A honor roll. After graduating she plans to attend the University of Alabama and major hopes to become a doctor.

Jorgan Bailey Caldwell, 13, daughter of Josh and Durrett Caldwell. She has received the Academic Achievement Award enth. She was in gifted in grades third through seventh where she competed in the JSU Technology fair for two years. She is a member of the RHS Choir and she was a lead vocalist in the 2012 Spring Concert. She is a member of Ranburne Methodist Church and an active member of the youth group. Bailey donate her hair on two separate occasions to Locks of Love. She enjoys cooking, shopping and spending time with her family and plans to attend JSU and become a psychiatrist.

Sierra Williams Sierra Nicole Williams, 15, daughter of Rodny and Lisa Williams. She is a member of Family and Consumer Science, FFA, Spanish Club, Homecoming Representative for the ninth grade. She volunteers in her community. Future plans include attending the University of Alabama to become a pharmacist.

Claire Ward Claire Ward, 12, daughter of Tim and Misty Ward. She is a Junior Varsity Cheerleader and was chosen as an All-American cheerleader. She is in the seventh and eighth grade choir. Claire is a competitive dancer at the Dance Center on Main. She has won numerous awards for her solo, duo and group performances. Last year, her group was asked to perform in Souther Union's dance show. Clair attends Ranburne United Methodist Church.


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Former memories of fall It seemed the start of cash registers (for fall’s cooler weather energy to shop, of brought back lots of course). Then, I began pleasant memories for matching size three me last week. and size 10 pants with Sherry Here are examples of coordinating shorts, Kughn what I mean: sweaters, and jackets. I The annual Tots 2 picked out several sets Teens consignment of pajamas, some toys, sale at Trinity and two pairs of likeChristian Academy new shoes. Afterward, I Sherry-Go-Round took place. For a few felt exhilarated. hours during the sale, I Later in the week, I shopped one afternoon after I had taught had to return to my car during the first school. few minutes of the school day. As I My daughter called the week before walked past the front of the school, two and said her children needed a few second-graders were preparing to raise clothes for the winter. Her comment the American flag. gave me the chance to remember how I thought back to several decades ago, much I enjoyed buying clothes for my remembering how much I had enjoyed children, oh, so many years ago. the same job at Norwood Elementary I armed myself with a list of the School in North Anniston when I was a children’s sizes, a checkbook, and some student there. free chocolate candy I found near the At Trinity that morning, the dew

covered the grass, traffic noises wafted onto the school grounds, and the chain of the flagpole clanked against the metal pole as the students hoisted the flag – all sounds that were identical to the ones I remembered. On Wednesday afternoon, I decided to create a new bulletin board. I took some large purple background paper and asked several of the students to help me create a silhouette of the main character, Scout, from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” One of the students designed a moon in the center of the paper and began painting. I found myself sitting in the middle of the floor helping him and other students finish the moon, design a tree, and draw Scout. As I worked, I remembered my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Tate. She was an elderly teacher who told us students that she grew up without paints in the classroom. She showed us how to paint a snowy

scene using buttermilk. Then, we used colored chalk to draw children skating on an icy lake. The smile I wore when my students finished their artwork was probably the same one I had when I admired the bulletin board on Mrs. Tate’s schoolroom wall. Then, on Saturday, I cook a big pot of chili in honor of the cooler weather. As I worked, I remembered when my mother used to buy the blocks of frozen chili. We daughters would place one in a pan on the stove and watch it melt into a tasty supper. Mother gave us soda crackers to crush and spread on our bowls of chili. Now, that is a good memory – comfort food on a cold day. Rediscovering a past pleasure or two is a good way to ease from fall into winter, and it helps us remember that the younger person inside of us is still alive through cherished memories. Email Sherry at sherrykug@hotmail. com

Who will replace First District’s Bonner Probably the biggest political story of the year is the resignation of 1st District Congressman Jo Bonner. Congressman Bonner left Congress on August 2nd to accept a newly created position as Chancellor of Governmental Affairs and Development at the University of Alabama. Bonner did a stellar job of representing his congressional district, which includes Mobile and Baldwin counties. He represented the First District for a decade. Prior to that he was the administrative assistant to Congressman Sonny Callahan. Callahan represented the district for 20 years. Jack Edwards was Mobile’s congressman for 20 years before that. The legendary Frank Boykin, “everything is made for love,” was the district’s congressman for 30 years prior to Edwards. Therefore, only four men have served in the seat since 1935. That, my friends, is 88 years with only four congressmen. Bonner could have stayed in the seat as long as he wanted. He could have done 20 years easily. However, he is in a better position personally. He has doubled his $174,000

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Inside The Statehouse congressional salary and chosen a less stressful lifestyle. Gov. Bentley has set the special election to replace Bonner for next Tuesday, September 24th. There are a bevy of aspirants. One candidate, Bradley Byrne, removes a potential challenger to Dr. Bentley’s reelection bid. Byrne ran second to Bentley in 2010 and was mulling over another race for governor against the popular incumbent. If he wins the special election for Bonner’s open seat, he will be in Congress. If he loses, he will probably be through politically. Byrne enters the congressional race as the favorite because of the name identification he garnered during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. However, if he prevails as the

victor in the first district, he will never be in the league with Edwards, Callahan or Boykin. If Bonner had stayed he could have walked in those three men’s shoes. You need to go to Congress at a young age to ever become a player. The name of the game in Washington is seniority. If you do not get to Congress by 45, you have missed the boat when it comes to building seniority. Byrne is close to 60. If he wins, most of his contemporaries from around the country will have served 20 years in the U.S. House and will finally be in line for a committee chairmanship. In fact, many times a State Senator who heads a powerful committee in Montgomery has more influence over public policy than a freshman U.S. Congressman. The perfect example in this open coastal district race is State Senator Trip Pittman, who opted to forego this open congressional seat chase. Pittman could have been a formidable candidate. However, as Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Budget Committee, Trip has more power and can do a lot more for Baldwin County in

Montgomery than he could accomplish as a freshman congressman in Washington. There are nine candidates seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Bonner in Tuesday’s special primary. A runoff will more than likely be needed to get down to the final two. That runoff will occur on November 5th. The general election on December 17th will be a formality. Byrne is the favorite. However, special elections are a different animal than a regular election. Money and name identification are important ingredients in a general election. A special election hinges on organization and getting your folks to the polls. The two candidates to watch in this race are State Representative Chad Fincher and realtor Dean Young. Fincher is a handsome articulate twoterm legislator. He is young and polished and hails from Mobile County. In a race with this many people, voters many times go with the local hometown boy. The old political adage of “all politics is local,” prevails. Fincher has built a solid conservative record in his eight

years in the House. He has been endorsed by GOPAC, a national group that works to promote young Republican leaders. Dean Young is a former aide and close ally of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. This alliance and Young’s toiling in the religious right vineyards may give him the edge with the evangelical vote in the district. Young also probably built some name identification in an unsuccessful race against Bonner in 2010 when he finished second in a four-man race. Twenty-eight year old Wells Griffith could be a dark horse. He is a deputy Chief of Staff at the Republican National Committee. Political columnist Quin Hilyer could also be a surprise. However, his polling numbers do not appear to be rising. Even though organization is important in a special election, money is still the mother’s milk of politics. We will see. Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist. His column appears weekly in more than 70 Alabama newspapers. Steve served 16 years in the state legislature. He may be reached at www.steveflowers.us.

What are folks talking about in East Alabama? WASHINGTON, D.C. —As Congress returns to Washington to begin work on some important issues facing our country, I wanted to pause and reflect on the time I spent across East Alabama and give an update on what I heard folks talking about in the Third District. I had the opportunity to hold “Congress on Your Corner” events in several parts of the district. These public town hall-style meetings allow me the chance to hear directly from you. The topics on the minds of folks in each area were about the same. The top concerns at each meeting included Obamacare and its implementation, what’s next

economies. For example, in Montgomery I toured Precision Medical Solutions, which provides Congressman Mike Rogers Alabamians with orthopedic braces. This is one of so many 514 Cannon HOB small businesses that help provide Washington, D.C. 20515 good-paying jobs for hard-working Alabama families. 202-225-3261 I hope as Congress returns to session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can remember folks in the illegal immigration debate and Opelika. These meetings like the ones I met with back at and of course, the economy. The gave me a chance to hear what home. With more important issues fast moving events in Syria, and is going on in the different cities America’s role in that conflict, and towns that make up the Third facing our country each day, we must remember the concerns of also came up. District. these hard-working Americans. During August, I was also able As I traveled across East We should also be reminded of to meet with city officials, leaders Alabama, I was pleased to be able the tragedy that struck our nation at Anniston Army Depot and held to tour several small businesses several meetings with constituents in many of our towns which real- 12 years ago. September 11th, 2001 is a day in my District Offices in Anniston ly are the backbone of our local

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Bulldogs continue with 3-0 season

“Playing Bowdon is a little different because they’re more power-type run oriented. Vincent is going to be spread you out, about half and half run and throw,� he said. “They’re not any faster (than Bowdon) but

RIP DONOVAN

News Sports Correspondent

A lot more rides on the outcome of this week’s homecoming football game at Ranburne than the chance to impress returning alumni. The Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start, including 2-0 in Class 2A, Region 6. If they can defeat visiting Vincent (2-1, 1-1) Friday, they will have virtually assured themselves a berth in the 2A playoffs. With a win over the Yellow Jackets, only a loss to Victory Christian in Week 7 could potentially keep the Bulldogs out of the postseason. Victory considered abandoning its football program in August, prior to learning the decision would result feiting games. “We’ve been telling them all week that this is about as quick as you can secure yourself a playoff spot,� Ranburne coach Chad Young said Tuesday. “If you’re in the playoffs after four weeks, you’re playing pretty good.� Vincent showed the ability to score points in its wins over West Blocton (2620) in Week 1 and Pleasant Valley (46-38) in Week 3. Wellborn downed the Yellow Jackets 45-6 in Week 2. “The question is going to be, ‘Can we stop them?’ We’re going to move the ball

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Brady Whittle 24 yard touchdown run and if we don’t make a bunch of mistakes we’re going to score some points,� said Young. “If we turn the ball over and drop passes and fumble then it’s going to be

enough on offense to put pressure on us.� Young said Vincent will have the same kind of speed Ranburne saw in its jamboree action against Bowdon (Ga.) but will use that speed differently.

Ranburne’s 28-0 road win over Ohatchee last Friday upped the Bulldogs’ record to 3-0. After forcing a punt, Ranburne mixed runs and passes for a touchdown on its initial possession. Dylan Tullis capped the drive with a 7-yard run and Jake Howell tra points. In the second quarter, Tullis scored from three yards out at the end of another drive. Late in the second quarter, Austin Jordan picked off an Ohatchee screen pass attempt deep in Ohatchee territory and G.W. Caldwell scored on a 4-yard carry. Brady Whittle’s 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter completed the scoring. Devin Rehberg ran down an Ohatchee ball carrier deep in Bulldog territory to preserve the shutout. The Bulldogs’ defense held on downs inside the red zone, helped by a tackle behind the line by Caldwell. ries. Whittle ran 11 times for 71 yards. On defense, Donovan Tullis had two quarterback sacks and 11 other tackles to pace the Bulldogs. Caldwell made six tackles.

Tigers travel to face the Warriors RIP DONOVAN

News Sports Correspondent

Banged-up Cleburne County looks to get back into the win column at Centre Friday night. The Tigers take on Class 4A, Region 5 foe Cherokee County in a game they need to win to remain in the hunt for a home game in the opening round of the AHSAA football playoffs. The Warriors feature speedy Ty Green at running back. The senior has been plagued by fumbles around the line of scrimmage but is particularly dangerous in the open bounce outside when his inside routes are clogged and Cleburne County’s defenders must remain committed to their assignments to keep Green from escaping into a big play. “No. 10 (Green) is the guy we’ve got to make sure doesn’t kill us,� said Cleburne County coach Michael Shortt. Cleburne County’s best defensive weapon Friday against the Warriors may

be long, time-consuming offensive possessions that turn into points at the end of the drive. “We’ve got to control the line of scrimmage from an offensive-line standpoint. We’re going to have several people back in the ball probably. Knowing that Trey (Bolton) is going to be limited, we’re going to have to run the football with a lot of different people. We can’t have turnovers,� Shortt said. When the Warriors have the ball, “Our young players that are going to have to play defense this week are going to have to do the best they can at tackling,� Shortt added. “If we do not give up big plays, I think we’ll have a good chance.� Cleburne County, now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in region games, suffered its a classic defensive game 14-7 as Munford a 7-all tie on a touchdown pass seconds to play. “It was a great

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be a part of as a coach,â€? Shortt said. “Great crowd. Both schools were well represented by the crowd. Very loud. ‌ It was actually a playoff-type atmosphere early in the season. We needed that.â€? For the game, Cleburne County rushed for 145 yards and passed for 88 yards while Munford had 103 yards on the ground and 156 through the air. downs. On its initial possession, Munford put together a lengthy drive and took a 7-0 lead. The Tigers best scoring opportunity of the intermission with an interception in the end zone. A quarterback sack by Geoffrey Teague helped the Tiadvance of the drive. A bad snap from punt formation sailed over the Munford punter’s head late in the fourth quarter and

Munford fell on the ball at the Munford 1-yard line. On Cleburne County’s second play, quarterback Brady Padgett wedged his way across the goal line. Anderson Jacks kicked the extra point to give each team seven points, setting the stage for Munford’s late score. “We caused three to four turnovers and that gave us a chance,� Shortt said. “We limited the big plays they had besides the one at the end of the game. The quarterback (Monteo Garrett) only had like 36 yards rushing. That was our No. 1 goal, to keep him from beating us with his feet, make him throw it. He only had 100 yards passing until that last pass.� Bolton ended with 72 yards rushing on 20 carries. Isaiah Ware ran four times for 28 yards. Through the air, Padgett was 3-for-6 for 32 yards. Christian Henson was

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5-for-11 for 56 yards. Jeremiah Blake grabbed four receptions for 44 yards. Brandon Horn had three catches for 24 yards and ished with 20 yards on one catch. Inside linebacker Alex Sandmann had a team-best 13 tackles. McLeroy made had nine stops and Cole Corkren eight. Matthew Morrow, Teague, Isaiah Ware and Drake Williamson each recorded six tacktackles. McLeroy and Isaiah Ware each had an interceprecovered a fumble. “Assignment-wise

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Lady Tigers improve to 5-0 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HEFLIN, ALABAMA:

RIP DONOVAN

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The past week was busy and productive for the Cleburne County volleyball team. The Tigers swept bestof-5 matches against all three of their Class 4A, Area 10 opponents to remain undefeated in Area 10 matches. Cleburne County breezed past Anniston 25-6, 25-12, 25-4 in Anniston on Thursday of last week. Monday, the Tigers downed Munford 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 on the Tuesday. Against the Golden Bears, Cleburne County won 25-23, 25-15, 25-18 to improve to 5-0 in Area 10 and 9-7 overall. overall team effort, typical of the Tigers’ season so far. The Tigers got strong serving from Kaity Zeiders and Dynasty Santana. Zeiders and Toni Epps contributed ell helped control the net on defense. Cleburne County hosts White Plains Monday.

Lady Bulldogs hunt for the area championship RIP DONOVAN

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Woodland volleyball tournament Saturday could turn out to be a good thing. The tournament loss didn’t hurt the Bulldogs in the hunt for the area championship and the have been the wake-up call the Bulldogs needed going into tonight’s best-of-5 area counter at Woodland. Ranburne downed Woodland in an area counter at Ranburne two weeks ago and a win at Woodland would make the Bulldogs the odds on favorites to take the area title. Wednesday morning, Ranburne coach Kayla Shelton was less concerned about the loss than what she perceived as a lack of maximum effort by her players Saturday. “Maybe it did open their eyes and will help them see they’re going to have to give it all they’ve got and not quit,” said Shelton of the loss. “Just because you beat one team one time doesn’t mean you can beat them every time. You have to play your hardest every time.” The Bulldogs opened the tournament with three relfeated Clay Central 25-11, 25-14. A match with Beulah followed immediately and Ranburne won 25-15, 25-10. Breezing through three matches probably didn’t help the Bulldogs’ outlook entering the Woodland game and the Bobcats won 25-20, 25-11. couraged and then we couldn’t do anything right,” Shelton said. Practice picked up Tuesday. Shelton said mental toughness would be a key against the Bobcats. “Yesterday was better than Monday,” Shelton said Woodland game in the tournament, we quit talking. We weren’t communicating well and we were getting aggravated at ourselves because we were messing up and couldn’t pull it back together.”

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show his or her copy of the registration certificate. In addition to the registration fee, all other city ordinances levying business license fees another license fees and taxes are applicable, including the business license ordinance requiring transient vendors to obtain a business license.

zation, or association or for any purpose other than that specified on the application.

(b) Application for certificate. The city shall provide standard form for use for registration of solicitors. The applicant for the registration certificate shall state in writing upon his or her oath or affirmation that the information is truthfully provided to the best of his or her knowledge and belief. The applicant shall supply with or upon the registration form the following information.

(a) Persons making solicitations solely for a church, religious organization or charitable organization, including any unincorporated association or corporation under the supervision and control of any church, a charitable organization or religious organization, if the church or organization is tax exempt under the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

1. Applicant’s true, correct, and legal name and the name of the organization for which he/she will be soliciting. 2. Address and phone number of applicant’s home and applicant’s place of business 3. Names and addresses of the corporate officers or the partners and the managers, if any, of the entity for which the applicant will be soliciting.

SECTION 4. E x e mp tions from registration The registration provisions of this Ordinance do not apply to the following:

(b) Students soliciting contributions to finance extracurricular academic, social, athletic, artistic, scientific, or cultural programs, provided that the solicitation and its purpose have been approved by the principal, president, or chief administrator of the school that the students attend and said approval has been filed in writing with the City.

5. A brief description of the method of presentation that will be made.

(c) Persons canvassing for the purpose of distributing political literature or materials on behalf of a political party, candidate, or public issue or introducing themselves as supporters of a candidate, political party, cause, or issue.

6. Whether a permit, license, or certificate of registration from any city in connection with soliciting has ever been revoked, explaining the circumstances.

(d) Persons making solicitations solely for a nationally recognized youth organization such as the YMCA, YWCA, scouting, or boys’ and girls’ clubs.

7. A statement as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony.

All other provisions of this Ordinance apply to those who quality for an exemption.

8. D o c u m e nt at i on that the person is authorized to solicit for the organization.

SECTION 5. Deceptive soliciting practices prohibited.

4. The purpose for which soliciting will be done.

9. Two (2) passport-sized photos taken within sixty (60) days of application. (c) Non-endorsement. In addition, the applicant shall certify on the application form that if his or her registration is granted, he or she will not state, imply, or represent to any person that the issuance of the certificate is an endorsement by the City of the product, service, solicitor, or the organization represented by the solicitor. (d) Proof of identification required. No certificate of registration shall be issued except upon proof of identification, including a photograph of the applicant, in one (1) of the following forms: 1. A valid driver’s license of any in the United States. 2. A valid United States Uniform Service Identification. 3.

A valid passport

4. A valid identification issued by any agency of a state for the purpose of identification of the holder (e) Registration complete with issuance. Registration shall be complete when the city issues the certificate of registration, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. (f) Form of certificate. Each certificate shall be numbered, shall list the name of the individual solicitor and all organizations on whose behalf he or she is authorized to solicit, the date on which the certificate will expire, and shall be dated and signed by the city clerk or his designee. (g) Maintenance of registry. The city shall maintain, available for public inspection during normal business hours, a record of every application received and acted upon, together with any information pertaining thereto, all certificates of registration issued, and all denials of applications. Each application shall be numbered in consecutive order as filed, and each certificate issued shall be assigned a number exclusive to the registrant. (h) Expiration. Certificates shall be valid for one month and shall expire at 11:59 p.m. on the date one month from date of issuance. (i) Non-transferability. Certificates of registration shall be issued only in the name of the applicant and the firms, corporations, or associations on whose behalf he or she is authorized to solicit. Each natural person soliciting must obtain a certificate of registration. Certificates shall be nontransferable. It shall be a violation for a solicitor whose certificate authorizes soliciting on behalf of a firm named in the certificate to solicit on behalf of any other firm, organi-

(a) No solicitor or canvasser shall intentionally or recklessly make any materially false or fraudulent statement in the course of soliciting. (b) No solicitor shall use a fictitious name, an alias, or any name other than his or her true, correct, and legal name. (c) No solicitor shall represent, directly or by implication, that the City or any other governmental entity endorses the solicitation or that the granting of the certificate of registration implies any endorsement of the solicitor’s product or service or of the individual solicitor. SECTION 6. No registration of felons. No certificate of registration shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a federal or state felony. SECTION 7. Revocation of certificate. Any certificate of registration issued hereunder shall be revoked by the City if the registrant is convicted of a violation of this Ordinance, if the registrant has falsified the application, or otherwise becomes disqualified for the issuance of a certificate of registration. Notice of revocation shall be given to the registrant by personal service or by certified mail to the address listed on the application. Immediately upon the giving of such notice, the certificate of registration shall become null and void and shall remain so unless the revocation is ordered rescinded by the City Clerk. SECTION 8. Appeal An applicant whose registration was denied or registrant whose certificate was revoked shall have the right to appeal to the City Clerk. An applicant shall also have the right to appeal any adverse decision of the City Clerk to the City Council. Any appeal must be demanded in writing sent by certified mail to the City Clerk within seven (7) calendar days of the decision that is being appealed. The right of appeal to the City Council is not in derogation of any other rights in law or equity the applicant might have. SECTION 9. Residential “no soliciting” notices. (a) Any occupant of a residence or occupants of a multi-family dwelling who desire(s) not to have solicitors call on said residence(s) shall give notice of the desire to refuse solicitors by displaying a clearly visible weatherproof placard no smaller than sixteen (16) square inches and no larger than ninety-four (94) square inches stating “No Soliciting” which shall be posted on or near the main entrance of the private property and not

within the public right-ofway. (b) Residents of a residential subdivision may indicate their desire not to have solicitors call on any residences in that subdivision by giving notice of the desire to refuse solicitors by displaying a clearly visible weatherproof placard no smaller than sixteen (16) square inches and no larger than ninety-four (94) square inches stating “No Soliciting” which shall be posted on or near the main entrance of the subdivision on private property and not within the public right-of-way. (c) The display of said placard shall be deemed to constitute notice to any solicitor that the inhabitant of the residence does not desire to invite solicitors. SECTION 10. Duties of solicitors. (a) Every solicitor shall, upon entering premises on which a residence is located, examine the main entrance to the premises for any “No Soliciting” placard, and if one is posted, desist in any efforts to solicit or to leave any literature concerning the solicitation at the residence. Possession of a certificate of registration does not relieve any solicitor of this duty. (b) It is unlawful for any person to appear at any private residence and canvass or solicit whereon a placard bearing the words “No Solicting” or words of similar import is posted for public view. Possession of a certificate of registration does not relieve any solicitor of this duty. (c) Every solicitor shall at all times, while exercising the privilege in the city incident to the permit, carry upon his person his permit and the same shall be exhibited by such person at all times while soliciting and whenever he is requested to do so by any polce officer or by any person who is solicited. 11. Time and day restrictions on soliciting. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person, whether registered or not, to solicit any person at his or her residence before 8:30a.m., or after 6:30 p.m. local time, unless the solicitor has express permission from the resident to do so. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person whether registered or not to solicit any person at his or her residence on Sunday or any Federal holiday. SECTION 12. Panhandling Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in panhandling, which is defined as any solicitation made in person upon any street, sidewalk, public way, or public place, or upon the premises of any business establishment or other private property that is routinely or customarily frequented by the general public, requesting an immediate donation of money or other thing of value for oneself or another person or entity. SECTION 13. Penalties Any person violating any provision of this Ordinance shall be issued a citation and shall be required to appear at the Cleburne County Court. Upon conviction, any such person shall be subject to any fines and other applicable court costs which may be assessed by the court. SECTION 14. Severability. If any word, provision, clause, sentence, paragraph, or subsection of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction then the remaining provisions of this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect. SECTION 15. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its adoption and publication or by its otherwise becoming law. Passed and adopted this the ____10TH day of _______ SEPTEMBER______, 2013.


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Cedar Creek by: Glenda Triplett Pastor Donald’s message “The Substance of Real Revival” was taken from Jonah 3:5-10. Revival is characterized by Brokenness, Urgency and Turning Away from Sin. The city of Nineveh was about to face destruction, the judgment of God in 40 days. “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked way; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14. Brokenness (sackcloth) - We must reach a point of desperation. Do we really want revival? We must give up our pride, get on our knees, confess our sin, seek God and pray for revival to come. The people of Nineveh “believed God”, proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth. They mourned their evil past. The king of Nineveh proclaimed that all should “turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands”. Our nation needs to do this! Individuals need to do this! Urgency (cry mightily) - The people of Nineveh felt a sense of urgency. They were facing an emergency situation! Don’t you feel that today for our nation, for yourself? Pray. Pray hard. Seek God. Turning Away from Sin (Repentance) - We must turn from our wicked ways! The Ninevites did this. They changed their attitude toward God. God was then able to deal with them through grace rather than judgment. He will do the same for our nation and for you! The choice is yours to make! Praise to God for the three new members that joined during Sunday services! Our revival “services” began Sunday night. Pastor David Phillips of Amazing Grace Baptist Church preached a powerful message from Revelation 12. “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11. We were also blessed to hear their children and Youth sing. Praise God! Can’t wait for the rest of the services this week!

by: Bruce Wright We look forward to hosting Gideon Sunday this Sunday. Please come prepared to assist this ministry in the distribution of the God’s Holy Word. 100% of donations go to purchasing Bibles! Do in Memory, In Honor, or Recognition of someone you know. LadiesFaith Friends will meet at the home of Valerie Gossage on Thursday 26th at 6pm. See Church for directions to her home. Reminder to follow us on FaceBook. Bro. George turned to II Corn. 2:6-15, ‘What’s In Your Wallet?” Let us begin with the principles of giving. Some never receive a harvest because they never sow. If we trust in Jesus Christ, he will show the return. Look at the investment, if we sow, and look at what we sow, we can expect the increase of more than was given. We know we can expect more because we cannot out give God. Many fail to see God’s timeline. They give and want to see return instantly. He will do it in His time, if we don’t get discouraged. From giving, we will prosper spiritually promote worship and thankfulness through our prayers home, boats, cash and I only give a check at Christmas or Easter which ever I can attend’. His fortune didn’t come from God and one day it will be too when he realize who he has been paying tribute to. Our Savior loves us, blesses us, and gives us a loving, caring, and forgiving heart like His own. Come to Him today and cash in all the rewards he can bestow. I give without expectations and he loves me, cares for me, protects me, listens to me, shows me mercy and lifts me when I am down. He never forgets me but calls me His own. Amen.

by: Reba Gay

Leslie Clark recently celebrated her birthday. Emily sang “I’ll Fly Away”. Bro. Doug’s message was from Ephesians: We all go astray and make mistakes. Through it all, God never leaves us. If you are never tempted, satan already has

All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. We are under the Grace of God. We have to be careful not to partiality. God blesses us and allows us to sit in heavenly places. God’s Grace can’t be purchased, it’s a gift from God. We are useless without the spirit of God. Our goal should be to be more like Christ. Prayer requests: Doug and Cleo, Edna Dunn, Ruth and Murvel, Charles and Annette, Reba, Myrtice, Betty Sisk, Gail and family, Christy, Carole, Carol and Chandy Gordon, Tiffany, Eric, Stephanie Williams, Stephen, Nell, and Lucille McElroy, Joyce Austin, Joyce Norris, Kenneth and Judy Orman, Ray and Esther, jail ministry, HEARTS, unspoken requests, Walter and Elaine, Lex Brown, Ken Sanders, Jessica Capps and family, George Nimon, Jane Alred, Neal and Zelma Thompson, Milford and Evelyn Wiggins, Alesha Steen, Brittany Johnson, our military, our nation’s leaders, and our church.

by: Debra Jackson ing good. It was a good day at Happy Hill Sunday. Special singing by Vicky Blanton. Harold Mooneyham from Gideon’s International was our guest speaker. On Sunday night, Bro. Earnest Bowen delivered the message. Sisters-in-Christ - Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 Brotherhood Breakfast - Sunday, September 22nd at 8:00 Join us in praying for Irmalene and Robert Norton, Joyce Austin, Butch and Alice Pair, Rider Bearden, Edna Hubbard, Linda Bailey, Martha Ledford, Kerry Smith, Andrea Wise Smith, Sherry Brown and Roger Ledbetter. Remember to attend church Sunday. Until next time, God Bless. SENTENCE SERMON A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to come unraveled. THE LIGHTER SIDE

by: Veneta McKinney Saturday September 21 will be the Area Prayer meeting at 6:30. These have been powerful times. Please come and pray for the city, state, and nation. Through the end of October, every Sunday night we will be having “Fireside Devotionals” at Pastor Jerry and Vickey’s home from 5 to 7 p.m. We will be have games and activities for the children and adults, then will have a devotional about 6:00. Remember we are offering tutoring for anyone interested. For more information call 256-926-9440 or email NewHopeChristianAcademy34@yahoo.com. Registration also continues for the homeschool covering program. This past Sunday morning and Sunday night we were blessed with the ministry of Andre and Pamela Harden (Talon Ministries) of Broken Arrow OK. He shared some of his experiences of mission work in other counties. Some of the countries he traveled to kills Christians. He described the native pastors as they protected him by throwing themselves in front of him to protect him from bombs or bullets – their everyday life. And his soul-searching question: “Is what I am teaching worth dying for?” Conclusion: Yes!! Jesus is! People need to know the real Jesus that can change their lives and their circumstances. . If we pray to a supernatural God, then

Obituaries Austin Patrick Ladner

Austin Patrick Ladner was born without heartbeat on September 8, 2013 at 2:33 a.m. at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital at Fort Belvoir, VA. He was 4 lbs., 1 oz. of perfection and left this world sinless to watch us from heaven above. He will forever be loved and missed. Austin is the treasured son of Pattrick and Virginia Ladner. He is mourned on Earth by his grandparents, Jake and Debby Mathews of Anniston, Alabama and many aunts, uncles, cousins and so many dear friends. Contributions in Austin’s memory can be made to the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A graveside service took place, Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Anniston, AL. Parents request immediate family only in attendance. Pattrick and Virginia would like to thank Dr. Wood and MAJ Fark along with nurses Monica & Kami at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for their compassion and support.

when the light shines forth. It must! When we pray for revival, He is ready. He is ready to meet you where you are and be your Father God!!

by: Mary Alvarado Remember to keep those who are sick and the bereaved in your thoughts and prayers. Kelsie Arnold, Mary Linda Moore, Violet Morrow, Virginia Nelson, Nysa Nelson, Gerald and Barbara Perkins, Charlotte Reaves, Ron Reager, Andrea Smith, Louise Smith, Wanda Smith, Geneva Sutton, Danny Sprayberry, Joann Snow and the Worthams. Stay safe and have a blessed week from all of us at Pinetucky.

by: Dorcas Toney Thanks to all the workers at the carnival for Liam. Thanks also for the donations toward medical bills. God bless you all. September 27-28 is Highway 46 Yard Sale weekend. We will have a food booth. Grilled Food and homemade treats. Plenty of cold drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone again. Many need prayer: Lula Mae Camp, Kate Ethridge, Rider Bearden, Bea Crawford, Ken Sanders, Grayson Smith, Hunter Rowland, Kerry Smith, Andrea Smith, John

September 21

The Cleburne County Band Boosters, Band Director Mr. Davis Draper, Principle, Mrs. Valarie Bain and Superintendent, Mrs. Claire Dryden are proud to announce the 2nd Annual East Alabama Band Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Seventeen bands with almost 1,000 band members from Alabama and Georgia will compete to be the best band in their class during this event. We are excited to bring this annual event to our area. We have

businesses, and our supporters to make this happen. It will be a great event that everyone will enjoy. Please come and September 23

The Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council, the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service and the USDA-Rural Development Agency will be presenting a program concerning services and assistance their agencies offer. The event will be held at 6:30pm Monday, September 23, 2013 at Mountain Grove

more information, telephone Eddie May, Director, Coosa Valley RC&D Council at 256-283-1208 or Elijah Moore, Outreach Coordinator, Coosa Valley RC&D Council at Jill West, Ronald Edwards, Mark Vines, Tommy and Gay 256-343-3596. Refreshments will be served. Ledbetter, Clarence Nolens, Aaron Teague family, Curtis Richardson, Nancy Daniel, Mary Truett, Gladys McElroy, Billy Barrett, our troops, our nation and national leaders. their production of “Christmas Belles” on Monday, SepMay God be the answer you desire. Center. The production dates will be December 12th, Scriptures were Luke 14:25-27. 13th, & 14th. Seeking 4 men and 7 women for this proWe are supposed to be willing to leave all to follow duction. “Christmas Belles” is a Southern Comedy and Jesus. Large crowds followed Jesus and Jesus’ concern will be directed by Shane Smith. You will be asked to was people following His teachings and not just be His fan. To be a disciple we must let some things go. Some maybe very important to us, Jesus should be most important after more information call 256-463-2290. September 28 all He holds our future in the palm of His hands. Gospel Singing at Mt. Paran Baptist Church locatedCounty Road 40, Fruithurst, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST Special singers will be “THE KELLY’S” from Lawrenceburg, TN Refreshments will be served. For information or directions call 256-579-5263

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September 29

Personal Thought Fall Camp Meeting at Gray Hill Church of God will be Some of my dearest friends are having a birthday this Sept. 29 - Oct. 13. Sis. Linda Baughtman Sept 29 - Oct. 2, week. I certainly hope that each and every person on this Bro. J.J. White Oct. 3-4, Bro. Leon Beasley Oct. 6-8, Bro. J.J. WHite Oct. 9-11 list experiences the happiest of times on their big day! Sept. 19-Billy Joe Driggers, Leon McCormick, Kamerynn Sheppard and Lucille Jacobs. Lucille is royalty. She is our Birthday Queen of the week. Can you believe that Lucille will turn 92 on this day! You go Girl! Sept.20-Mary Jim Daugherty, Jimmy Taylor and Hunter Cobb. Sept.21-Sundra Heard, Dan Heard, Debbie Jacks, James-Riley Kent, Linda Robinson, Megan Hunt, Jimmy Swafford, Clayton Vise, Dylan Brimer and Pam Richardson. Sept.22-India Heard, Ronald Brown, Skip • Call for a FREE QUOTE • Aulier and Carol Phillips. Sept.23-Bobby Bailey, Leigh Ann Parton, Carol Sarrell, Jamie Daniel, Marie Jarrett and Hazel Mitchell. Sept. 24-Jamie Roper, Brandon BeneBuy 2 Windows

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Sunshine List I love to update my readers with the good news that our friends on the Sunshine List are better and need to be removed from that list. Please let me know if that is the case with you or someone you have placed on it. Contact me at rkpsop816@yahoo.com or mail to PO Box 924. ard Smith, Jessica Wade, Jimmy Burrows, Sherry Brown, ry Smith, Jimmie Nell Vise, Sara Noland, Rider Bearden, Malene Bowen, Merrill Hayes and Ken Sanders. I was sad to learn of the death of my long distance friend, Mrs. Alton Howle (Fannie Baber) of Kingsport, Tennessee. The Howles are originally from Cleburne County and treasured their yearly visits here. She was a remarkable lady.

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Default having been made pursuant to the terms of that certain mortgage executed by Diane M Hayden, a single person to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Bank of America, N.A., dated June 30, 2010, said mortgage being recorded in Book 2010, Page 2322 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Cleburne County, AL. said Mortgage was last sold, assigned and transferred to Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Cleburne County, AL during the legal hours of sale, on October 3, 2013 the following real estate, situated in Cleburne County, AL, to-wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF AL, COUNTY OF CLEBURNE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ¼ OF THE NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE POINT WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FORTY INTERSECTS WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLEBURNE COUNTY ROAD NO. 49, THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID ROW LINE A DISTANCE OF 210 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE WESTERLY WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 100 DEGREES 30 MIN. 25 SEC. 210 FT; THENCE NORTHERLY WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 79 DEGREES 29 MIN. 35 SEC. 210.00 FT. TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID ¼ ; THENCE EASTERLY WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 100 DEGREES 30 MIN. 25 SEC. ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF ¼ 210.00 FT. TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. SOURCE OF TITLE; BOOK 2006, PAGE 2888 (RECORDED 12/28/2006) APN: 13-08-27-0-000-003.003 Said property is commonly known as 9175 COUNTY ROAD 49, HEFLIN, AL 36264 The indebtedness has been and is hereby declared due and payable because of default under the terms of said Mortgage and Note, including but not limited to the nonpayment of the indebtedness as and when due. The indebtedness remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same, all expenses of the sale, including attorney’s fees and all other payments provided for under the terms of the Mortgage and Note. Said property will be sold subject to the following items which may affect the title to said property: all zoning ordinances; matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or by an inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, including but not limited to ad valorem taxes, which constitute liens upon said property; special assessments; all outstanding bills for public utilities which constitute liens upon said property; all restrictive covenants, easements, rights-of-way; the statutory right of redemption pursuant to Alabama law; and any other matters of record superior to said Mortgage. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in possession of the property Diane M Hayden, a single person or tenant(s). RCO Legal, P.S. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 (770) 234-9181 (770) 234-9192Cleburne News, The TS#: 78228 FEI # 1008.246393 The Cleburne News Cleburne Co., AL September 12, 19, 26, 2013

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Default having been made in Section 9-15-70 et seq. that a the terms of the mortgage exe- free and competitive open auccuted on the 9th day of May, tion for the lease of state prop2006, by Jamie Forsyth to erty will be conducted by the West Georgia National Bank, State Lands Director, or her which mortgage is recorded in designee, on October 2, 2013 the Office of the Probate Judge at 2:30 p.m in the office of the The Alabama Department of of Cleburne, Alabama, in the State Lands Division, DepartTransportation, in accordance Record of Mortgages, Book ment of Conservation and Natwith Title VI of the Civil Rights 2006 Page 2856, and modified ural Resources, 464 Folsom Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 by Modification Agreement re- Administrative Building, MontU.S.C. 2000D TO 2000D-4 and corded in Book 2007, Page gomery, Alabama 36130. Title 49 code of Federal Regu- 2461, further modified by Mod- A parcel of land located in Clelations, Department of Trans- ification Agreement recorded in burne County, Alabama, being portation, Subtitle A, Office of Book 2008, Page 2153 (in fa- more commonly known as The Secretary, Part 21, nondis- vor of First National Bank of CHEAHA COMMUNICATIONS crimination in federally-assist- Georgia, as successor in inter- TOWER, which parcel contains ed programs of the Depart- est to West Georgia National approximately .0574 acres, ment of Transportation issued Bank), and further modified by more or less, and is more parpursuant to such act, hereby Modification Agreement re- ticularly described as follows: notifies all bidders that it will corded in Book 2008, page A parcel of land located in affirmatively insure that in any 3735 said mortgage having Township 18 South, Range 8 contract entered into pursuant been assigned to Community & East, Section 4, more particuto this advertisement, minority Southern Bank by assignment larly described below: business enterprises will be recorded in Book 2010, Page To-wit: TO FIND THE BEGINafforded full opportunity to sub- 1876, Community & Southern NING POINT commence at the Mortgage mit bids in response to this in- Bank as successor in interest common section corner of Secvitation and will not be discrimi- to First National Bank of Geor- tions 3, 4, 9, and 10, in TownForeclosure Notice nated against on the grounds gia, by virtue of the power of ship 18 South, Range 8 East, Default having been made in of race, color, religion, sex, or sale contained in said mort- Cleburne County, Alabama, the terms of that certain mortnational origin in consideration gage, will cause the following said point being marked with a gage executed on June 8, described property to be sold concrete post with a brass disc for an award. 2007, by Gerald Whitley, an at public outcry in front of the in center stamped GLO, and unmarried man, and Cindy The right to reject any or all Courthouse doors of Cleburne running thence North 0 deHarper, an unmarried woman, County, during legal hours of grees 10’ East a distance of bids is reserved. to Prority One Mortgage Corp., sale on October 10, 2013, to 1151.90 feet; thence North 87 which said mortgage is recordthe highest bidder for cash. JOHN R. COOPER degrees 08’ West a distance of ed in the Office of the Probate A certain parcel of land located 1039.47 feet; thence North 88 Transportation Director Judge of Cleburne County, in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of degrees 30’ West a distance of Alabama at Mortgage Book Section 16, Township 17 387.67 feet ; thence North 85 The Cleburne News 2007, Page 3410, as assigned The Cleburne News South, Range 12 East, being degrees 46’ West a distance of September 12, 19, 26 2013 Cleburne Co., AL to Unico Bank at Mortgage more particularly described as 347.48; thence North 87 deSeptember 5, 12, 19, 2013 Book 2009, Page 3408; as furSTATE OF follows: Beginning at the grees 08’ West, a distance of ther assigned to Priority One at Southwest corner of the NW 121.26 feet to THE POINT OF NOTICE TO ALABAMA Mortgage Book 2012, Page 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said sec- BEGINNING; thence North 52 1533, and default continuing, tion; thence Easterly along the degrees 11’ West a distance of CREDITORS CLEBURNE and by virtue of the power of South line of said quarter 20 feet; thence North 37 deSTATE OF ALABAMA sale contained in said mort695.21 ft. to the intersection of CLEBURNE COUNTY COUNTY grees 49’ East a distance of 50 gage, the following described PROBATE COURT MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE said South line with the East feet; thence South 52 degrees property will be sold at public bank of a branch; said point 2013-085 NOTICE outcry, for cash, to the highest In the matter of the Estate of Default having been made in also being the true point of be- 11’ East a distance of 50 feet; bidder, in front of the Court- CLARENCE SOMERS, de- the terms of the mortgage exe- ginning of the hereafter de- thence South 37 degrees 49’ house (not the Administration ceased, Letters Testamentary cuted on the17th day of Octo- scribed parcel; thence continue West a distance of 50 feet; Building) of said County, during on the Estate of CLARENCE ber, 2006, by Jamie Forsyth to Easterly along said South line thence North 52 degrees 11’ the legal hours of sale on SOMERS, deceased, having West Georgia National Bank, of quarter, if extended, 1041.12 West a distance of 30 feet to the point or place of beginning; Thursday, October 3, 2013. been granted to HENRIETTA which mortgage is recorded in to a fence road; thence NorthA PARCEL OF LAND LOCAT- (BOOTSY) MORRISON on the the Office of the Probate Judge westerly with an interior angle Said parcel of land containing ED IN THE NORHTEAST 29th day of August, 2013 by of Cleburne, Alabama, in the of 96 deg. 05 min. 12 sec. to 2,500 square feet, more or QUARTER OF THE SOUTH- the Honorable Ryan Robert- Record of Mortgages, Book the right along said fence road less; and being located subEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4 OF son, Judge of Probate of said 2006 Page 5405, and modified 185.22 ft. to the intersection of stantially as shown in red outSE 1/4) OF SECTION TWEN- County, notice is hereby given by Modification Agreement re- same with the observed South line on print of Drawing No. TY SEVEN (27), TOWNSHIP that all persons having claims corded in Book 2007, Page right of way line of Al. Highway 49673, dated April 13, 1959, May 11, 1959 SEVENTEEN (17), RANGE against said estate, are hereby 2326, further modified by No. 46; thence Northwesterly revised TWELVE (12), CLEBURNE required to present the same Modification Agreement re- with an interior angle of 109 [PLEASE NOTE: A copy of COUNTY, ALABAMA, MORE within the time allowed by law corded in Book 2008, Page deg. 01 min. 47 sec. to the said drawing is available by contacting the State Lands DiPARTICULARLY DESCRIBED or th same will be barred. 686 (in favor of First National right along said ROW line a AS FOLLOWS: TO FIND THE HENRIETTA (BOOTSY) MOR- Bank of Georgia, as successor chord length of 631.38 ft.; vision at 334-242-3484 or by POINT OF BEGINNING OF RISON, Personal Representa- in interest to West Georgia Na- thence continue Northwesterly visiting the Department of ConTHE HEREIN CONVEYED tive of the Last Will and Testa- tional Bank), and further modi- with an interior angle of 187 servation website at http://outPROPERTY, COMMENCE AT ment of CLARENCE SOM- fied by Modification Agreement deg. 56 min. 02 sec. to the d o o r a l a b a m a . c o m / p u b l i c lands/stateLands/SLPublic-NoTHE NORTHWEST CORNER ERS, deceased. recorded in Book 2008, page right along said ROW line a tice/LSLA/], hereunto annexed OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR3734 said mortgage having chord length of 893.69 ft.; TER OF THE SOUTHEAST The Cleburne News been assigned to Community & thence Northwesterly with an and made a part of this agreeQUARTER (NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) Cleburne Co., AL Southern Bank by assignment interior angle of 185 deg. 39 ment; SECTION TWENTY SEVEN September 5, 12, 19, 2013 recorded in Book 2010, Page min. 46 sec. to the right along TOGETHER with (a) a right of (27), TOWNSHIP SEVEN1876, Community & Southern said ROW line a chord length way or easement for the conTEEN (17), RANGE TWELVE Notice To Contractors Bank as successor in interest of 217.34 ft. to the intersection struction and maintenance of (12), THENCE SOUTH 5 DEFederal Aid Project No. to First National Bank of Geor- of said ROW line with the East an access road between said GREES 45 MINUTES WEST A ACBRZ58403-ATRP(001) gia, by virtue of the power of bank of a branch; thence parcel of land and the existing DISTANCE OF 93.72 FEET; CLEBURNE COUNTY, sale contained in said mort- Southerly along the meander- road at the location shown in THENCE SOUTH 62 DEAlabama gage, will cause the following ings of said branch as follows: green outline on said annexed GREES 00 MINUTES EAST A described property to be sold with an interior angle of 42 print and (b) a right of way or DISTANCE OF 60.60 FEET; Sealed bids will be received by at public outcry in front of the deg. 43 min. 41 sec. to the easement for ingress and THENCE SOUTH 63 DE- the Director of Transportation Courthouse doors of Cleburne right of chord 38.01 ft.; with an egress over said existing road GREES 45 MINUTES EAST A at the office of the Alabama County, during legal hours of interior angle of 154 deg. 39 extending from point of proDISTANCE OF 490.30 FEET Department of Transportation, sale on October 10, 2013, to min. 50 sec. to the right 65.84 posed connection with said acTO THE POINT OF BEGIN- Montgomery, Alabama until 10 the highest bidder for cash. ft.; with an interior angle of 214 cess road to be constructed to NING; THENCE SOUTH 636 AM., September 27, 2013, and Lot 4, Creekside Subdivision deg. 08 min. 07 sec. to the point of connection with a pubDEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST at that time publicly opened for as recorded in Cleburne right 138.88 ft.; with an interior lic road. A DISTANCE OF 351.70 FEET constructing the following: County Plat Book 4, Page 404 angle of 191 deg. 28 min. 27 The minimum bid for the annuTO A POINT; THENCE sec. to the right 48.38 ft.; with al rental rate for this parcel is dated May 10, 2011. NORTH 63 DEGREES 30 MIN- BRIDGE an interior angle of 127 deg. 31 $7,000 per year. REPLACEMENT LESS AND EXCEPT: UTES WEST A DISTANCE OF (GRADE, DRAIN, BASE, A portion of Lot #4 of Creek- min. 26 sec. to the right 61.00 Any lease awarded as a result 411.80 FEET TO A POINT; PAVE, & BRIDGE) ON CR-46 side Subdivision as recorded in ft.; with an interior angle of 244 of this auction shall be on the THENCE NORTH 32 DE- (BELLS MILL ROAD) OVER Plat Book 4, Page 404 in the deg. 35 min. 52 sec. to the Department of Conservation GREES EAST A DISTANCE CANE CREEK IN HEFLIN Office of the Probate Judge, right 41.83 ft.; with an interior and Natural Resources’ ComOF 350.40 FEET TO THE Cleburne County, and being lo- angle of 124 deg. 54 min. 03 munications Tower lease form POINT OF BEGINNING. The Length Of This Project Is: cated in the NE 1/4 of the NE sec. to the right 42.59 ft.; with (a copy of which is available by Said sale is made for the pur- 0.044 Miles. 1/4 of Section 31, Township 17 an interior angle of 205 deg. 20 contacting the State Lands Dipose of paying the mortgage South, Range 13, and the NW min. 12 sec. to the right 116.04 vision at 334-242-3484 or visitdebt and the costs of foreclo- The total amount of uncomplet- 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section ft.; with an interior angle of 134 ing the Department of Consersure. ed work under contract to a 36, Township 17 South, Range deg. 48 min. 18 sec. to the vation website at http://outdooRobinson Law Firm, LLC contractor must not exceed the 12 East, Cleburne County, be- right 26.28 ft.; with an interior r a l a b a m a . c o m / p u b l i c Attorney for Mortgagee amount of his or her qualifica- ing more particularly described angle of 239 deg. 01 min. 44 lands/stateLands/SLPublic-NoBY: George D. Robinson sec. to the right 45.32 ft.; with tice/LSLA/), have a term of five tion certificate. as follows: 620 E. 11th Street Commencing at an iron pin an interior angle of 163 deg. 44 (5) years and contain the folAnniston, AL 36207 The Entire Project Shall Be found (5/8” Rebar) on the min. 17 sec. to the right 79.62 lowing provisions including, but 256-237-7779 Completed In Forty-five (45) Northerly ROW of Creekside ft.; with an interior angle of 143 not limited to: Working Days. Drive being the Southwesterly deg. 54 min. 27 sec. to the 1) Lessee shall have the right, The Cleburne News corner of Lot #5 of Creekside right 165.56 ft.; with an interior subject to prior approval of all Cleburne Co., AL A Bidding Proposal may be Subdivision, as recorded in angle of 166 deg. 51 min. 22 plans by DCNR, to construct, September 12, 19, 26, 2013 purchased for $5.00. Plat Book 4, Page 404 in the sec. to the right 89.38 ft.; with install, operate and maintain Plans may be purchased for Office of Probate, Cleburne an interior angle of 210 deg. 15 such facilities upon said parcel $9.00 per set. County; thence leaving said min. 31 sec. to the right 238.60 of land as here leased as LessMORTGAGE ROW bearing N 30 degrees 23’ ft.; with an interior angle of 172 ee may elect in order to estabFORECLOSURE Plans and Proposals are avail- 40” W a distance of 37.51 ft. to deg. 03 min. 34 sec. to the lish a microwave communicaable at the Alabama Depart- an iron pin found and the Point right 44.36 ft. to the true point tion system; the tower height SALE ment of Transportation, 1409 of Beginning of the hereafter of beginning. Situated, lying to be no higher than the highDefault having been made in Coliseum Boulevard, Room described property; thence N and being in Cleburne County, est tower on Mt. Cheaha (apthe payment of the indebted- E-108, Montgomery, AL 36110. 61 degrees 43’28” E a distance Alabama. proximately 176 meters); ness secured by that certain Checks should be made pay- of 161.19 ft. to an iron pin Said sale is made for the pur- 2) This lease shall be for a mortgage executed by Ronald able to the Alabama Depart- found (capped); thence S36 pose of paying the mortgage term of 5 years, and Lessee D. Ervin and Beverly Y. Ervin, ment of Transportation. Plans degrees 41’05”W a distance of debt and costs of foreclosure. shall have the right to renew husband and wife, to Cheaha and Proposals will be mailed 180.68 ft. to an iron pin found; RICE, RICE & SMITH, P.C. this agreement at its option for Bank, on the 6th day of July, only upon receipt of remit- thence N 26 degrees 23’36” W By: four (4) additional terms of 5 2005, said mortgage recorded tance. Dwight Rice No refunds will be a distance of 76.51 ft. to a years after the expiration of the in the Office of the Judge of made. Attorney for Community and point on the Point of Beginning. primary term under the same Probate of Cleburne County, Southern Bank Said sale is made for the purterms and conditions as herein Alabama, in Mortgage Number Minimum wage rates for this pose of paying the mortgage recited and expressed provid2005 Page 3442; said mort- project have been pre-deter- debt and costs of foreclosure. The Cleburne News ed that the annual rental paygage having subsequently mined by the Secretary of La- RICE, RICE & SMITH, P.C. Cleburne Co., AL ment shall adjust upward; been transferred and assigned bor and are set forth in the ad- By: September 19, 26, October 3, 3) Each year’s rental will into Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, vertised specifications. 2013 This Dwight Rice crease by 3% annually over by instrument recorded in project is subject to the con- Attorney for Community and the previous year’s rental. Book: 2013 Page: 1852, in the tract work hours and Safety Southern Bank STATE OF 4) Any assignment, leasing or aforesaid Probate Office; the Standards Act and its implesubleasing of space on the ALABAMA undersigned Nationstar Mort- menting regulations. The Cleburne News tower to affiliates or third pargage, LLC, as MortgagCalhoun Co., AL DEPARTMENT OF ties is prohibited unless apee/Transferee, under and by Cashier’s check or bid bond for September 19, 26, October 3, by the Alabama Departvirtue of the power of sale con- 5% of bid (maximum - 2013 CONSERVATION proved ment of Conservation and Nattained in said mortgage, will $10,000.00) made payable to ural Resources; sell at public outcry to the high- the Alabama Department of AND NATURAL 5) All facilities that may be STATE OF est bidder for cash, in front of Transportation must accompaplaced upon the premises shall RESOURCES the main entrance of the Court- ny each bid as evidence of ALABAMA be constructed and maintained house at Heflin, Cleburne good faith. STATE LANDS at the expense of Lessee and County, Alabama, on October CLEBURNE shall not create objectionable 7, 2013, during the legal hours The bracket range is shown DIVISION noises, odors, etc. which would of sale, all of its right, title, and only to provide general finanCOUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR adversely affect the area for interest in and to the following cial information to contractors THE LEASE OF STATE LAND park visitors; MORTGAGE described real estate, situated and bonding companies conLOCATED IN CLEBURNE 6) Lessee will pay all taxes in Cleburne County, Alabama, cerning the project’s complexity COUNTY, ALABAMA FORECLOSURE which may be assessed or levto-wit: Notice is hereby given pursu- ied upon the facilities, property, and size. This Bracket should The South Half (S 1/2) of Lot not be used in preparing a bid, NOTICE ant to Code of Alabama, 1975, fixtures or improvements One (1) in block Little j, being nor will this bracket have any 114 feet along the Southern bearing on the decision to Railway System right-of-way, award this contract. and being 460 feet along the South line; The Bracket Estimate On This Also; Project Is From $136,462 To 95 feet off the North Half (N $166,787 The proposed work 1/2) of said Lot One (1) in shall be performed in conforDay Line Deadline Block Little j; all according to mity with the rules and Daily Home/Anniston Star Monday Friday @ 12 the W.B. Ferguson map of the regulations for carrying out the Tuesday Friday @ 5 pm Town of Heflin, Alabama on file Federal Highway Act. in the Office of the Probate Wednesday Monday @ 5 pm Judge of Cleburne County, Al- Plans and Specifications are Thursday Wednesday @ 12 abama; said property situated on file in Room E-108 of the AlFriday Thursday @ 12 in the City of Heflin, Cleburne abama Department of TransSaturday Thursday @ 5 pm County, Alabama. portation at Montgomery, AlaSunday Friday @ 10 am Property Street Address: bama 36110. 1005 Oxford St, Heflin, AL 36264 In accordance with the rules Star Plus Wednesday Friday @ 10 am THIS PROPERTY WILL BE and regulations of The AlaSOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE bama Department of TransporSt. Clair Times Thursday Monday @ 12 IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY tation, proposals will be issued Jacksonville News Tuesday Friday @ 10 am EASEMENTS, ENCUM- only to prequalified contractors BRANCES, AND EXCEP- or their authorized representaPiedmont Journal Wednesday Monday @ 12 TIONS REFLECTED IN THE tives, upon requests that are Cleburne News Thursday Monday @ 5 pm MORTGAGE AND THOSE received before 10 AM., on CONTAINED IN THE the day previous to the day of Oxford Sun Friday Thursday @ 12 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE opening of bids. 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OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, Mortgagee/Transferee Ginny Rutledge SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727 Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee www.sirote.com/foreclosures 296313

The bidder’s proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

placed or maintained by Lessee upon said leased premises; 7) Lessee understands and agrees that it will clear said leased premises of all wood, tree limbs, litter, or other debris and will at all times keep said premises in a clean and sanitary condition during the term of this lease agreement; 8) Either party shall have the right to terminate this agreement at the end of any 5 year term by serving upon the other party written notice of its election so to terminate at least 6 months prior to the end of the 5 year term; 9) This agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the Lessee hereto; and 10) Lessee agrees that it will indemnify and save harmless the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, its agents and employees, from all suits, claims, demands and actions of any kind or nature relating to Lessee’s lease of the premises, or, by reason of any breach, violation or nonperformance of any condition of the lease; and from any loss, cost, damage, or expense caused by injuries to persons or damage to property while on the leased premises. The final auction bid submitted must be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check in the amount of $1,400.00 as an auction deposit made payable to the State Lands Division which will be forfeited if the bid is accepted and the Bidder does not complete the transaction. The successful bidder’s deposits, after deduction of costs of advertising the bid notice, will be applied to the lease rental of the successful bid. Rental payments shall be made in annual installments each year the lease is in effect. The successful bidder must complete the transaction within 30 days of award or forfeit the bid deposit. Specification of a minimum bid amount to be considered does not suggest acceptance of any bid which may equal or exceed that amount. The State does not warrant nor guarantee title to the lands herein advertised or otherwise warrant or guarantee the condition of the land herein advertised. This lease is conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Land Sales and Leasing Act (Act 95-280) and/or other laws of the State of Alabama governing this transaction whether or not included in this notice. The State reserves the right to reject any or all bids and further reserves the right to negotiate a higher lease rate with the highest bidder. No lease may be made at a price less than the highest bid received or published minimum, whichever is highest. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability in its hiring or employment practices nor in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The property may be inspected before October 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., by contacting the State Lands Division at 334-242-3484. Patricia J. Powell State Lands Director August 27, 2013 DATE Cleburne News Cleburne Co., AL September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013

STATE OF ALABAMA CLEBURNE COUNTY

PROBATE COURT CASE# 2013-088 NOTICE OF ADOPTION HEARING PROBATE COURT OF CLEBURNE COUNTY TO: Unknown Father, Please take notice that petition for the adoption of a minor child born on or about the 30th day of April, 1997, to Robin Hembree, has been filed in said Court and that a hearing on said petition has been set for the 4th day of November, 2013, at 9:00 am CST before the Probate Court of Cleburne County, Alabama. Please be advised that if you intended to contest these adoptions you must file a written response with the attorney for the petitioner named below and with the Clerk of Probate Court, Cleburne County, Alabama, 120 Vickery Street Room 101, Heflin, Alabama, 36264, as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days from the last day this notice is published. Nancy P. Vernon Attorney for Petitioner PO Box 236 Heflin, Alabama 36264 The Cleburne News Cleburne Co., AL September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 2013

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The Cleburne County commissioners on Monday unanimously passed a $7.7 million county budget that included a 2.5 percent pay raise for all county employees, but not before some debate about the increase. The one point of contention was that it Emmett Owen, who objected to the raise at the last meeting because it would require the county to dip further into its reserves to balance the budget, again objected to the raise. This time, he asked if there was a different way to give the raise to employees “The intent of the law is clearly to tie county employees,” said County Administrator Steve Swafford. “If you look at the law itself, it names every kind of raise you

could possibly give.” Swafford said there was no way he could think of to give the employees raises with-

that takes a portion of the county’s tobacco tax money and allocates it as discretionary funds for the commissioners. The alloca-

Cleburne County Probate Judge Ryan Robertson, who serves as commission chairman, asked if Owen wanted to take the raises out of the budget to pass it. Owen said it was up to the commission as a whole whether or not to include the raise. Commissioner Bobby Brooks said he wasn’t voting for the budget because it included a raise for him. He was voting for the budget for the employees, Brooks said. “You’ve got workers out there on the road working in the heat, working in the snow, ice, the dangers,” Brooks said. “I think the budget can bear it.” Commissioner Benji Langely agreed, saying he didn’t see any way to separate es. The budget included an amendment added during a work session two weeks ago

funds and $22,300 left over from previous years’ discretionary funds. The commissioners also approved a policy outlining how the money should be spent. Under the policy, the funds can be used for district-based projects. Each commissioner is required to present the requested project to the commission in a regularly scheduled meeting for approval. Swafford also suggested there should be matching funds required from the group requesting the project if possible. The amendment in the budget did insaid. The county will be dipping into reserves for more than $800,000 to balance the budget. About half of that money will be going to bridge replacement projects. The county has allocated about $400,000 for the proj-

ects which will be paid almost entirely with grants from the Alabama Department of Transportation. In other business the commissioners: - Appointed Dan Hopkins to the Cleburne County Hospital Board and Scott Hanson, Benny Rollins and Mary Thomas to the County Department of Human Resources Board. - Authorized Swafford to seek bids for a digital radio system for the county’s law enforcement. - Approved bids for treatment resurfacing material to Charles E. Watts, Inc, for road striping to Highway Management Systems and for stone to APAC Mid-South and McCartney Construction. - Gave its support to the Cleburne Baptist Association in the association’s effort to allow prayer in the schools. - Declared two vehicles surplus so they could be sold at auction. Staff writer Laura Camper 256-2353545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.

County tries to get control over dumps years, the county would own the equipment and could continue to use it, Swafford said. It might also offer the county a way to

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Cleburne County earned a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to clean up illegal dumps in the county. But county administrators are trying to do something more innovative with the money to turn that three-year grant into a long-term solution to the problem, said County Administrator Steve Swafford. Swafford said the county would like to use the grant to create an environmental services program. The program would serve not only the unincorporated county but also the municipalities within the county, he said. The program would be entirely funded by the grant and wouldn’t cost the county anything except up-front money for the equipment and an employee to run the program, Swafford said. The grant can’t be used to purchase equipment, but it will pay usage fees for equipment, Swafford said. The county could purchase equipment to clean up the illegal dumps and charge a monthly usage fee, he said. Then at the end of the three

money, he said. For instance, the county rather than going to a contractor, Swafford said. “We’re not taking advantage of ADEM,” Swafford said. “We’re doing what the grant was meant to do; we’re just doing it in a creative, progressive way.” Josh Horn said he hopes an agreement will go through soon. Despite the prisoner work crews that clean along the county right-of-ways, Horn said he receives a couple of calls a week about illegal dumps and tires on county in the last month or so, he said. The dumps ranged from just a few tires to one with 50 tires, Horn said. ADEM spokesman Scott Hughes said that ADEM is still working on coming to an agreement with the Cleburne County Commission. He provided a generic agreement that outlines what they typically look like, he said.

The Scrap Tire Program, which began in 2004, is funded by fees collected when residents buy new tires, Hughes said. It generally reimburses a county for the cleanup of illegal dumps that include tires on county right-of-ways, Hughes said. The reimbursements can include equipment and personnel costs, Hughes said. “This initiative has been very successful in other counties and we look forward to working with Cleburne County Commission,” Hughes said. illegal scrap tire dumps have been cleaned up and more than 7 million tires have been removed, he said. Many of those tires have been recycled, Hughes added. Illegal dumping, or criminal littering, is a Class C misdemeanor and can be punished Horn said. But it’s hard to prosecute. When he cleans the dumps he sometimes majority of the dumpers are from out of the county or from Georgia, he said. He thinks part of the reason is because garbage pick-up is mandatory in Cleburne County. “I’ve been told that mandatory trash has

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