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State treasurer visits area Young Boozer talks about his duties in Montgomery



State Treasurer Young Boozer spoke to the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Northeast Alabama Thursday at Classic on Noble in Anniston. Members from Jacksonville, Piedmont and the Anniston area were present. Boozer was introduced by Alfa Insurance agent

Coy Callendar. Boozer, a Republican, defeated Democrat Charles Grimsley to win the seat vacated by Kay Ivey who was unable to run again due to term limits. Young beat George Wallace Jr., by 30 points in the Republican primary. This was his first venture at running for public office. He said that when he was running for office, he was chided by Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Joy Behar

J’ville firefighter becomes father of triplets

and others because of his name. He was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Leno made the comment that Young Boozer was the worst name anyone running for public office could have. “I’m a Boozer in name only,” he said. “My grandmother was a Young. The Young family married ■ See BOOZER, page 7


Riley Green will open for Marshall Tucker Band Free concert Friday at Zinn Park BY MARGARET ANDERSON NEWS CORRESPONDENT

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Heather and Kyle Glover with Emma Lynn, Brantley Gage and Lilly Rae.

New parents are adjusting to routine time at 12:16 p.m. Oct. 19 at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, when two daughters and a son arrived within five seconds of each other. Emma Lynn weighed 5 pounds and 1 ounce, Brantley Statistics show that slightly over 5,000 triplets are born Gage weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces, and Lilly Rae in the United States each year. Piedmont can now be included in those figures. Kyle and Heather Glover became parents for the first ■ See TRIPLETS, page 7 BY MARGARET ANDERSON NEWS CORRESPONDENT

Jacksonville native Riley Green saw the Marshall Tucker Band perform at a mud bog in Huntsville over 10 years ago. He wasn’t especially interested in the mud bog. He went to see the band that he’d listened to most of his life perform. “The Marshall Tucker Band was big before I was even born,” said Green. “My mom had their CD, and I used to listen to it all the time.” Green will open for the band that he’s always Photo by Anita Kilgore loved at 7 p.m. Friday at Riley Green Zinn Park in Anniston. The concert is free. The Marshall Tucker Band has been performing for almost four decades. They released their first album in 1973. ■ See CONCERT, page 9


Winn-Dixie gets new store director Malcolm Vickery has spent 35 years in grocery stores BY MARGARET ANDERSON NEWS CORRESPONDENT

decision for Vickery. He’s spent the past 35 years working for grocery stores. On Sept. 23, he was named store director for Winn-Dixie in Jacksonville. He came to Jacksonville from Madison. “I was looking for an opportunity to work for a large grocery store chain,” Vickery said. “I was fortunate to be able to go with

Malcolm Vickery was born and grew up in the grocery business. That was his father’s lifetime career. Vickery said it was instilled and ingrained in his blood. Many of his friends tease him, saying his mother almost gave birth to him in his father’s store. Going into that same business was an easy ■ See VICKERY, page 7 666000888880 PU


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Reaves rejoins Southerners after 25 years By Heather Greene, a graduate assistant in the Office of Public Relations Every Saturday of Gamecock football this fall, Derick Reaves has donned his Marching Southerners uniform and taken to the field just like the other several hundred proud Southerners. However, the last time Reaves marched with the Southerners was 25 years ago. Since then, he has been married for 24 years, a father to two sons, a paramedic, involved in church and theater activities, coached and refereed soccer, in addition to returning to school as a part-time, non-traditional student. Taking this into consideration, Reaves begins to seem more like a Christopher Reeve Superman figure. A native of Lincoln, he attended JSU between 1984-1988, majoring in music. Reaves decided to leave the college environment for a municipal government job. He has since returned to his university to finish what he started and pursue his degree in emergency management. Reaves’ decision to major in emergency management is no surprise, as he has been a paramedic for nineteen years (working in Talladega, St. Clair, Jefferson, DeKalb, and Etowah counties) and currently works as a paramedic for SMRC, the medical support services contractor at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston. “I chose emergency management because of the knowledge I have gained during the many years of working in emergency services, especially while in my current position,” says Reaves. Upon completion of his degree, Reaves plans to pursue management positions in companies that are involved in the emergency response community, or positions within state or federal government agencies. Reaves explains that he has very much enjoyed taking

online courses for the first time this semester, as they have allowed him to continue to work a full-time job and spend quality time with his family. Reaves and his wife, Amy, reside in Gadsden and have just recently celebrated their twenty-fourth wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Nicholas, 19, and Andrew, 16. The couple homeschooled their two children through Pathways Academy, which is a Christian cover school based in Glencoe. Their oldest son, Nicholas, graduated with honors from Pathways Academy and is currently a student at Gadsden State Community College. A junior at Pathways Academy, Andrew is involved in playing soccer for Fusion F.C. on the Division II, U-16 boys team, which is currently holding first place in the state league. Reaves and his family are members at Cathedral of Praise, where he has played saxophone in the praise band for the “Voices of Praise.” He has also been involved in various community theatrical productions through CharACTers Entertainment in Gadsden. When asked if juggling everything on his plate gets difficult, Reaves replies, “Not as much as one might think. My employer encourages their employees to obtain a higher education and has gone above and beyond to allow me to return to college. My family has been completely supportive and given me the time needed to complete my course assignments and study for my exams.” However, Reaves has not simply come back to school after twenty-five years, but has come back to the Marching Southerners and his passion for band. “Once a Southerner, always a Southerner,” says Reaves, who plays the saxophone. “The best days of my previous college life were those in the Marching Southerners.” Coaching and refereeing soccer for several years has helped

Reaves stay in the condition needed to return to the strenuous lifestyle of a Marching Southerner. Current Southerners Director Dr. Ken Bodiford and Assistant Director Clint Gillespie were two of Reaves’ marching contemporaries in the 1980s. Reaves will openly admit that, at age forty-seven, he is the oldest member of the 2013 Marching Southerners, but has thoroughly enjoyed this chance to return. “It has been an awesome experience,” says Reaves. “There are some differences, but for the most part, it is as though I never stopped marching for all of those years.” Reaves explains that his connection to the Southerners of the past has opened up opportunities “to share stories of how it was in the 1980s and how some of the Southerners traditions got started.” While current Southerners can glean from Reaves’ stories from the past, he says he has also gained a great deal from them, “I have learned so much about Southerners that is new from this incredibly talented group of dedicated young adults that I thoroughly enjoy spending time with, on and off of the field.” On the subject of encouraging prospective non-traditional students, Reaves says, “Go for it, even if only attending parttime. JSU is known as ‘The Friendliest Campus in the South’ and it is easy to make new friends here, no matter the age difference. Take at least one course, on campus, get to know your classmates, attend some sporting events, and get involved with one of the many organizations that JSU has available. There is no limit to what you can experience at JSU, but it is only as memorable as you make it.” For more information about attending JSU, visit www.jsu. edu

Halloween has changed, but it is still fun Those of us who grew up during the 1950s know that Halloween celebrations were not always so commercial. I never remember seeing costumes for sale in the stores, such as in the old Masons department store on South Noble or in the dime stores such as Kress, Roses, or Woolworths. Perhaps the costumes were there; but if they were, my mother would have considered their purchase to be frivolous spending. We always dressed in the old standby that all children could put together – hobo costumes. My three sisters and I would search in our chest of drawers for some patched pants, which were plentiful. Also, we would wear one of my father’s flannel shirts and tie

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Sherry-Go-Round it around our waists. Next, we kids would find a stick to carry on our shoulders, and Mother would help us make a cloth bag to hang off the end of the stick. When I was young, I never saw an actual hobo, but we girls never thought to point this out to Mother.

The candy back then was different. I’ll never forget how excited I was to find the creamy, cherry-flavored candy lipstick in my paper sack, which is what we used for collecting our candy. I have not found candy lipstick like that since I was about 10 years old. Also in our sacks, we would get Necco wafers, Mary Janes, caramel creams, wax lips, wax bottles full of sweet liquid, candy cigarettes, Zagnuts, and Kits and BB Bats (both guaranteed to pull out a tooth filling). A few neighbors would also place coins or parched peanuts in our sacks. Trick-or-treating was safe during my early memories. By the time I grew a little older, we heard the

horror stories of razor blades and pins stuck in candy. On Halloween night, Mother made us sisters hold hands. We went alone up and down our street. I’ll never forget seeing all the other kids, most of them dressed also like hobos or sometimes ghosts. The lucky kids were the ones whose parents had bought them witch hats. There are other memories I have of fall that are no longer practiced. One of my favorites was when Mother made popcorn balls out of sorghum syrup. She would pat them with butter to make them less sticky, and their sweet-sour flavor was great. I remember, too, that popcorn balls were crispy – unlike others I have bought in stores in

Sound off Venecia’s Foundation thanks those who helped On behalf of Venecia’s Foundation, I would like to thank the following people who help make The CRAP 5K a success. A great big special thanks to Brittany Heath Wilson for her idea to run this event and for all her hard work and details in putting together so much including the pre-registration for the event. Special thanks to all the volunteers working with Brittany, Randa and Bobby Joe Carroll, and the program could not have been a huge success without each of them. Also special thanks to Jennifer Gillette and her employees at the Solid Rock Café , the City of Piedmont employees and Street Superintendent Ricky Jackson for the barricades; to Chief Steven Tidwell who provided Officer Nathan Johnson and Officer Shannon Kelley to work the morning providing patrol cars to block the road where there were no fire trucks and leading the competitors in both the front and rear of the race route; to the

volunteers who provided rest stations at the old Hilltop location and on the Chief Ladiga Trail; to Fire Chief Mike Ledbetter and his fire fighters for providing fire trucks to block the streets; thanks to Chief Phillip Winkles and staff for providing an ambulance in case one of the participants needed medical support; and thanks to Phillip Johnson, the electrical supervisor, for getting us power for the time clock. Thanks to Coach Ricky Austin for his input and planning the course to the run. Thanks to Coach Jana McGinnis and the Jacksonville State University softball team for participating and the Jacksonville State mascot Cocky for attending as well; and thanks to the Zetas from Jacksonville State University for attending the event and for all their support. Thanks to the JCA Honor Society and the FCCLA from Spring Garden. Thanks to the Piedmont City School cheerleaders both junior high and high

school and the Spring Garden cheerleaders as well for cheering in everyone at the finish line. Special thanks to Lively’s Foodland and Mitchell foods for donating milk and juice and to both the Piedmont and Jacksonville Jack’s Restaurants and both Piedmont and Jacksonville McDonalds for providing the breakfast biscuits and McGriddles for the volunteers and participants. Also special thanks to Douglas Borden who took the pictures and provided them to our DJ/MC Keith Word to write the story of this event. Special thanks to Mayor Bill Baker, City Councilman Frank Cobb, and Piedmont City Clerk Michelle Franklin for not only supporting this event but for also participating in the event showing their full support. Thanks again to everyone to had any part in our event. Venecia, Randa, and Bobby Joe Carroll and Brittney Heath Wilson

JSU’s Greek system pitches in to help clean up city On October 19th it was my pleasure to work with representatives of the Greek system from Jacksonville State University on a town cleanup day. It was a grand success. The day was the brainchild of student Kenneth Smith, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He did a great job organizing the event. Kenneth’s enthusiasm for the project was apparent and inspiring as more than 40 students participated; they were energetic and hard-working.

Young men and young women from campus fraternities and sororities walked all over town picking up litter and engaged in other activities to improve Jacksonville; they surely made a difference. They picked up bags and bags of trash making Jacksonville a much cleaner place. Thank you to Kenneth and his fellow students for volunteering their time to improve “our” community. Sherry Blanton Jacksonville

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recent years. My best friend Nina and I would rake leaves in rows to create the outline of a house full of rooms. We would pretend we lived in this wall-less house. In a nearby patch of woods, we children would eat what Mother called “hall apples,” which were no bigger than marbles, and we ate muscadines and crab apples. Children today have their better costumes and a choice of carnivals to attend. They have fall traditions of their own and different candies. They can’t have more fun, though, than those of us who grew up in a simpler time. Fall is fall, and every generation finds ways to enjoy it. Email Sherry at

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Service News Pvt. Judson Seth Posey, a 2013 graduate of Jacksonville Christian Academy, graduated Sept. 26 from the U. S. Army Basic combat training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. He learned basic rifle marksmanship, teamwork and development course, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear course, U. S. weapons and confidence course. He is currently attending advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood. He will return home in November and begin studies with the ROTC program at Jacksonville State University. Posey is the son of Kris and Tina Posey. He is the grandson of the late Ted and Billie Posey, the late Sallie Jackson, Clarence Jackson and Robert and Bobbie Pace, all of Piedmont.

Arrests Oct. 15 • Tina Howell Deffenbaugh: domestic violence (third degree) • Taylor Roland Abbott: possession of drug paraphernalia; obstructing governmental operations Oct. 16 • Jamal L. Young: obstructing governmental operations • James Robert Malia: probation violation (2X) Oct. 17 • Christopher Scott Nicholson: fraudulent use of a debit/credit card • Joe Sam Fredrick: probation violation Oct. 18 • Brittney Monique Davenport: probation violation • George Thomas Hamilton: theft of property (third degree) Oct. 20 • Shirley Jean Myers: criminal trespassing (third degree)

Police Oct. 14 • Duty upon striking an unoccupied vehicle reported in the 1500 block of Church Avenue Southeast. Oct. 15 • Third degree criminal mischief reported in the 1500 block of Church Avenue Southeast. • Third degree domestic violence reported in the 700 block of Gardner Drive Southeast. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle reported in the 900 block of Mitchell Drive Southwest. Oct. 16 • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle reported in the 600 block of Gadsden Road Northwest. Oct. 17 • Identity theft reported in the 300 block of Ladiga Street Southeast. Oct. 18 • Third degree theft of property reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South.

• Third degree theft of property reported in the 600 block of Nisbet Street Northwest. Oct. 19 • Third degree theft of property reported in the 1600 block of Pelham Road South. • Duty upon striking an unoccupied vehicle reported in the 900 block of Ivan Drive Southwest. • Third degree burglary reported in the 500 block of Mountain Street Northwest. Oct. 20 • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle reported in the 200 block of Bundrum Drive Northwest. • Third degree assault reported in the 100 block of Eldon Drive. Oct. 21 • Third degree domestic violence reported in the 300 block of Nisbet Street Northwest.

Community Capsule • Nances Creek Baptist Church will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a Soup and Chili Supper, kids super slide, 60-foot obstacle course, hay ride and cake walk. For more info call 256-310-7216. • Hopes Journey, a Southern Gospel singing group from Heflin will be in concert at Holley Springs Baptist Church, located across from Camp Lee, on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in observqance of the church’s Olf Fashion Day. Peaching service will be at 10:30 a.m. Church members are urged to wear clkothes in style from their great grandparents era. The concert is free. • Chief Ladiga Half Marathon: The Chief Ladiga Half Marathon (13.1 miles, from Piedmont to Jacksonville) will be at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. Pre-registration is $20 on or before Nov. 27 and $25 after Nov. 27. Registration fee is $18 for members of the Anniston Runners Club. Registration forms can be picked up at the community center or visit the center’s website at • Trip to Blue Ridge: The Seniors of First Baptist Church will go to the Blue Ridge Mountains in north Georgia Oct. 28-29. Stops will be made to buy apples, and the seniors can take a four-hour train ride, with the train stopping in McCaylsville, Ga., for $39. The one night stay at the Comfort Inn for one room is $111. The group is led by Eloise and Bob Crossley. Call them at 435-7263 or 4354991 to make reservations. • Halloween at the city library: --The family Halloween program, “What Was That?” with The Noise Guy will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. --Teens and adults who enjoy reading books by Carolyn Haines, Charlaine Harris and Stephanie Evanovich, as well as everyone else who likes scary stories, are invited to hear Susan Abel Sullivan’s “A One Hour, One Woman Show,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the library annex. Sullivan will give dramatic questions, have a question and answer period and present an original song, “Fried Zombie Dee-light.” She is the author of “The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama,” “Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories,” “Fried Zombie Dee-light,” “Ghoulish, Ghostly Tales” and the upcoming “The Weredog Whisperer,” published by World Weaver Press. • Halloween at PARD: The parks and recreation department has several things lined up for Halloween. --Monster Jam on the square, featuring Riley Green, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is free. Everyone is asked to bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, it will be at the community center. --A hayride will take place and campfire stories will be told from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at the soccer complex pavilion behind the community center. The cost is $1. Marshmallows will be roasted over a fire and an old-fashioned hayride will be available. Rumor has it that the werewolf will show up again this year. --A flashlight candy hunt and carnival style games will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the soccer field. Lights will go out for the hunt at 8 p.m. The cost is $3 for ages 12 and younger. There is no cost for adults. Only children ages 12 and under are allowed to participate in the games and candy hunt. For more information on any of these events call 435-8115. • Jacksonville Health and Rehab’s Fall Festival will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • An evening of mystery and intrigue with Edgar Allan Poe, sponsored by the Center for the Arts, is scheduled for 6:30 on Oct. 29 at Foothills Theatre on Buckner Drive at McClellan. Tickets are $5 for students; $7 for adults. Hear live readings of some of Poe’s favorite classics followed by a screening of the classic film, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” starring Vincent Price. This will be the first show in the newly remodeled complex at Buckner Events Plaza. • The Calhoun County Community Band

meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Jacksonville High School band room. • Free GED classes will be held from 8 a.m.noon and 5-8 p.m. in Room 173, Self Hall, Jacksonville State University. Call 256-782-5660 for more information. • Bradford Health Services has free family support meetings from 5-6 Monday nights at 1701 B Pelham Rd., S., Suite D (Brookstone Building next to RMC Jacksonville). The meeting is for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one, has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problems, needs help coping with a 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,” 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-aword, 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 from 7-11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23. The market is in the pocket park behind Roma’s on the square. VISA/MC/Debit/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Vouchers are accepted. • 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. • 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 6:30-7:30 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. Cost is $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 4354696. • 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 435-7263 or 225-2492. • 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, 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. Subscribe to the Jacksonville News today!!! Call Mandy at 256-235-9254

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School bus driver is training to be firefighter Angela Urso drives for Pleasant Valley schools



ngela Urso is in training to become a firefighter for the Webster’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department. She has two reasons for taking on the job. Being a firefighter will enable her to save lives and property. That was one reason. The second has to do with 49 students who attend school in Pleasant Valley. The safety of these students is put in Angela’s hands twice a day. As a bus driver for the Calhoun County School System for the past six years, she’s responsible for picking them up at their homes, getting them to school and then getting them safely home again. She knew that once she had the knowledge of a firefighter, should an incident occur while driving them, she’d know exactly what to do. That’s important to her. She said once she completes the training, she’ll feel better prepared to handle life-threatening situations. “We have kids who are allergic to certain foods,” she said. “We have one right now that has to have an EpiPen. I want to know everything there is to know about helping them.” Angela has to have 40 hours to be a firefighter, and she currently has about 20. “I’m prepared on the trucks, but I’m not prepared to go inside building” she said. “I can drive the trucks and I can also help the men with the hoses and pumps, to be sure they get the pressure they need.” Her decision to drive a school bus came out of wanting to spend more time as a homemaker. “I had young kids, and I needed a job that would let me be more flexible with them,” she said. “Plus, for a while, I was caring for my grandmother. It’s all worked out good for all of us. Now, I wouldn’t give it up, even if I could, because I love the kids so much.” Angela also drives during the summer. She drives two days a week for Pleasant Valley and two days a week for Alexandria for students who attend summer programs. She is also a part-time secretary for the fire department. Angela was born and reared in the Webster’s Chapel area. Her parents are Joey Urso and Judy Bowden. She lives on the Pleasant Valley Road now, which is only about eight miles from where she grew up. One reason she and her husband, Eric Weaver, who is a welder and fitter, bought their farm, is because they’re able to have orchards and gardens. Angela likes being outside and she especially likes to gather the harvest from their orchards and gardens. There are 85 blueberry bushes, five different types of apple trees, eight pecan trees, three pear trees and five peach trees on their property. This year she filled up three freezers. Her canning included blueberry jelly.

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Angela Urso has been a bus driver for the past six years. Angela’s children are Zack Holcomb, 22; Anna Holcomb, 18, and Owen Battles, 14, an eighth grade student at Pleasant Valley. She and her family enjoy four-wheeling and kayaking. Angela graduated from Alexandria High School. She received an associate degree in business from Gadsden State and attended Jacksonville State University. Angela’s not home every night, because two nights a week, she drives the girls varsity and junior high volleyball team to their games. When she is home, though, she always cooks. She said she learned a lot about cooking from her grandmother, Vera Shew. Angela likes cookbooks and has learned to make many dishes from reading them. She often prepares Squash Casserole, Chocolate Chip Pound Cake,


SQUASH CASSEROLE 2 c. cooked squash, mashed Salt and pepper to taste 1 egg 1 c. Ritz cracker crumbs 1 c. grated cheese 1 small onion, chopped 2/3 c. butter, melted 1 c. milk Combine all ingredients. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle top lightly with additional crumbs and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until brown. CHOCOLATE CHIP POUND CAKE 1 pkg. yellow cake mix 1 c. water

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Etowah Youth Orchestras to present concert Nov. 3 Jacksonville students have places in the performance

“To everything there is a season….” as the writer of Ecclesiastes tells us in the Bible. Musically speaking, it’s true. The time is just right for Etowah Youth Orchestras’ season’s theme of Latin American music, because the melodies played correspond with EYO’s June 2014 tour to Puerto Rico. For the student musicians, learning the driving rhythms in these dance-like melodies is making music more exciting than ever. The season is titled “Espiritu Alma” or “Spirit and Soul”. The Fall Formal concert will be Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Wallace Fine Arts Center at Gadsden State Community College. Four Jacksonville students have places in EYO. Heavy syncopation and stressing what happens off of the beat create a characteristic sound, according to Mike Gagliardo, EYO Director, along with the use of certain keys and scales to create distinctive sounds. Latin American music, which is very tuneful, expresses the emotions of

its people with dramatic zo March” by C.A. Sylva, moments. the official march of the Jacksonville students Argentine army, will be in who were selected after the line-up as well as “Tribauditions to perform in ute; Those Who Serve”, the EYO are Hannah Underband version, by American hill, First Violin; Elizacomposer James Grant. beth Keefer, Viola; Wil“Pirates of the Caribbean” liam Wesley Cain, Alto is by German composer Clarinet and Bass ClariKlaus Badelt and Robert net; and Victoria MetcalSheldon’s “Danzas Cubanfe, French Horn. Wendy as” containing three LatHosmer Snellen of Jackin-style dances, will also sonville has composed a be heard. The orchestra will suite of six pieces of Puerplay Music from “Evita” to Rican guitar music for by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the concert, transcribed British composer, reflects for the orchestra. the life of Eva Peron, who To many listeners, the was given the title “SpirituHervey Folsom march is the most irresistal Leader of Argentina” by ible of rhythmic patterns. Marches can the Argentine congress. lead to fairyland and all sorts of occasions This stay in Puerto Rico should add with modern composers’ work, as well much flavor to the experience. One peras to the battlefield. The “San Loren- formance on the island by the students

will be in Ponce, most likely in conjunction with the municipal band that performs weekly there on Sunday nights, said Gagliardo. They will be visiting Borqueron Beach, Old San Juan, El Yungue National Forest, La Guancha Boardwalk and other sites. Other area students in EYO are Madeline Dewsnup, White Plains High School, Second Violin; Kaitlyn Jones, Alexandria High School, Flute; Lauren Reaves, Alexandria High School, Oboe; Lindsey Cain, Alexandria High School, Trumpet; and Nick Wyville, Alexandria High School, Percussion, Principal. Tickets to the concert are $12, $15, and $19, depending on the seating. For more ticket information, please visit www., or purchase tickets in person at the front desk of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. For more information on the EYO, please visit or call 256 543-2787.


ABOVE LEFT: Kiwanis Club gets a new member. Larry Stubbs fills out the necessary papers for club membership. RIGHT: Kitty Stone Elementary teacher Courtney Christopher (middle) was recognized as the Outstanding Educator at the Kiwanis Club meeting last week. KSES principal Christy Hamilton presented Christopher to the club. Christopher was a pre-K aide last year. “We got a grant this year and got to add a teacher,” said Hamilton. “We love her so much, we just kept her.” Christopher graduated from Jacksonville State University in December. She did her practice teaching at Kitty Stone. She’s lived in Jacksonville for the past four years and, prior to coming to Kitty Stone, she worked with the youth at the parks and recreation department. She said she feels blessed to be a part of the community and work at Kitty Stone. Kiwanian Steve Smith presented Christopher with a plaque and check.

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BOOZER: Performs various functions regarding bonds issued by state From page 1

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Young Boozer told club members about the state’s unclaimed properties and money.

into the Boozer family.” Boozer talked about the various duties required of his position. As state treasurer, he is responsible for multiple state financial interests, including cash management, bonds and the Alabama Trust Fund and unclaimed property left by deceased persons. Alabama currently has about a half million dollars in unclaimed property or money. Anyone wanting to know if he or a relative has unclaimed property can go to and type in a name. Greg Burleson, a board member of the association and financial service representative for Met Insurance asked how long someone has to collect his unclaimed property. Boozer’s response was “Forever.” “It allows you the option to bid

on certain non-cash items that have been turned over to the Treasury Department because the owners can’t be located,” said Callendar. “About 35 years ago, we discovered natural gas in Mobile Bay,” said Boozer. “They drilled the wells, they extracted the gas and we get a royalty from that. I’m responsible for managing and investing that.” By serving on the Bond Commission, Boozer performs various functions regarding bonds issued by the state or the various state agencies having authority to issue bonds. The specific duties of the treasurer in a bond issue are determined by the provisions set out in the official statement of the bond issue. Designated duties may include registrar, transfer agent, paying agent, investment of proceeds, debt service payments, or any other assignment permitted by law and accepted by the treasurer. Boozer noted that he was the

water boy on Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 1959-60 football team and that Bryant is his daughter’s godfather. Boozer was born in Birmingham and reared in Tuscaloosa. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. During the past four decades, his career in banking, finance and investments has taken him from Citibank in New York and Crocker National Bank in Los Angeles, to Coral Petroleum in Houston and Colonial Bank in Montgomery. Boozer served as Deputy State Finance Director for former Gov. Bob Riley. He is a member of the Rotary Club, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Boy Scouts. He is married to the former Sally Jackson of Clayton. “Mr. Boozer is passionate about his job and discussed several top-

ics of interest, including the Alabama PACT Program and how it was rescued from default,” said Callendar. “The program will now enable each child registered to have a college education, with only a few modifications from the original contract to PACT members.” “As an association we were honored to have Mr. Boozer speak with us,” said James Cosper of Alfa Insurance in Jacksonville and president of the association. “I feel even more fortunate to have had the opportunity to hear him speak. We truly appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to travel to Anniston for our monthly NAIFA luncheon.” The association and board meet each month. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at Classic on Noble. Insurance Commissioner Jim L. Ridling, who is over the Alabama Department of Insurance, will speak.

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weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces. They were delivered by Dr. Barbara Moersch. Kyle said triplets run in his family, while twins run in Heather’s family. Heather was six weeks pregnant when she found out they would be having triplets. Kyle, a Jacksonville firefighter, didn’t get to go with her to her doctor’s appointment that day because he was in a class at the fire college in Tuscaloosa. When Heather called him to tell him how her appointment went, learning that he would be the father of triplets was the last thing he expected to hear. “It was a shock,” he said. “It was a big shock to both of us. She was crying because she was excited, happy and overwhelmed at the same time, wondering what we were going to do with three babies. I didn’t cry. I was just in shock. This is something that changes your life. It gives you new priorities. They come first with everything now.” Kyle said when you have three at the same time, you quickly become accustomed to routines, feeding, and changing diapers. “It’s going real good right now,” he said. “We’ve got them on a pretty good schedule.

We’re hoping that holds up. “We’ve had a lot of help from our family. We’ve had a family member over here since the minute we walked in. I don’t know if we could beat them with a stick to get them out of here. They’ll come in and pick one of them up, and I’m like, just let them sleep. But our family has been wonderful.” Kyle and Heather attended Piedmont schools together. Heather is a contract specialist at Anniston Army Depot. She plans on going back to work sometime in January. Relatives have already volunteered to help when that happens. All of the grandparents live in Piedmont. Kyle’s parents are Don and Patty Glover. Heather is the daughter of Mitchell and Greta Fortenberry and Lynn and Nancy Kelly. Kyle has an older brother, Steven, who lives in Piedmont. Heather’s siblings, Alisa Smith and Jacob Fortenberry also live in Piedmont. Her step-sister, Felicia Chandler, lives in Pleasant Valley, and her step-brother, Jeremy Frames, lives in Heflin. (Contact Margaret at pollya922@gmail. com)

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Winn-Dixie.” Vickery said he’s adjusting to his new position. “Everything’s going real well,” he said. “Winn-Dixie has a very good training program, good advertising program and good marketing program. I love meeting our customers in Jacksonville. The whole experience has been very good.” Vickery said his job is to insure 100 percent customer satisfaction and customer service and to procure the freshest and best products available for all of Winn-?Dixie’s departments. He said he’s looking forward to a long association with Winn-Dixie. Vickery was born in Clarksville, Miss. He graduated from Westwood High School in Memphis and has a two-year business degree from Memphis State Technical Insti-

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tute. Vickery and his father aren’t the only ones in his family who chose to work in grocery business. His brother, Carl Jr., who is now retired, and sister, Jean Ray, also chose that career. Vickery’s father, died in 1982. His mother, Ola Ruth, is now 94 and lives in Nesbit, Miss. He and his wife, Jackie, a homemaker, have two daughters. Emily Christopher lives near Alexandria, Va., and Angela Hurtt lives in Laurel, Miss. They have five grandsons. Vickery enjoys playing golf and keeping up with the New Orleans Saints. “I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to our Jacksonville store,” he said. “I’d love to meet them and serve them in any way I can.” (Contact Margaret at pollya922@gmail. com)

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8th Grade Candidate SALLY GENTRY POSEY Sally Gentry Posey, 13, the eighth grade representative, is the daughter of Kris and Tina Posey. She is a member of the junior high volleyball team, a member of the 4-H Club, eighth grade SGA class representative and had the highest GPA in sixth and seventh grades. She has been on the A honor roll since first grade. She received the junior high math award. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont.

Jakia Michiyo Tignor, 12, seventh grade representative, is the daughter of Melody Thomas and Eddie Thomas. She is a cheerleader and plays softball. Jakia is on the A-B honor roll. She has perfect attendance and, and she received the dramatic award. She has attended Jacksonville Christian Academy for the past four years. Jakia attends Mars Hill Baptist

10th Grade Candidate MARY SAVANNAH OWENS Mary Savannah Owens, 15, the 10th grade representative, is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Owens. Mary Savannah is a cheerleader and is a teacher’s aide as well as a member of the 4-H Club. Mary Savannah has been on the Jacksonville Christian Academy A honor roll for the past four years. She received the Junior Science Award at Jacksonville Christian academy. Mary Savannah is a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church on Highway 431, and she has attended Jacksonville Christian

11th Grade Candidate ELIZABETH DEE SCULL Elizabeth Dee Scull, 16, is the 11th grade representative and is the daughter of Greg and Jane Scull. She is a member of the varsity volleyball team, co-captain of the varsity pep squad, member of the 4-H Club and is on the yearbook committee. She is a member of the National Honor Society, made the all A honor roll, nominee for the National Youth Leadership Conference and the Capstone Leadership Conference. She was 10th grade SGA class representative and who’s who class representative. She received the highest GPA award in 10th grade. She has attended JCA since kindergarten. She is a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church.

9th Grade Candidate MARY KATHERINE MILLER Mary Katherine Miller, 15, ninth grade representative, is the daughter of Dana Miller and Dennis Miller. She has played junior high volleyball for the past three years and junior high basketball for two years. She has been a junior high cheerleader for one year and on the varsity B pep squad for one year. She has been a member of the varsity B pep squad for one year, a member of the 4-H Club for three years, and has been active in the Christmas plays for three years. She is secretary for the varsity B pep squad. She has been at JCA since she was 2 years old. She is a member of the First Baptist Church youth group.

12th Grade Queen Candidate CHELSEA LYNN BUTLER Chelsea Lynn Butler, 18, 12th grade representative, is the daughter of Curtis and Venecia Butler. Chelsea is co-captain of the varsity cheer squad, vice president of the SGA, secretary in the National Honor Society, member of 4-H, the choir, and she is active in the drama department. She has attended Jacksonville Christian Academy for the past eight years. She attended the Emerging Leaders Program at Jacksonville State University. Chelsea is on the A and A-B honor roll, and she was named most dependable and class representative and voted best all around. Chelsea attends Word Alive International Outreach.

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Sarah Callaway “Calley” Compton, 17, 12th grade representative is the daughter of Neil and Kim Compton. She is captain of the varsity cheerleaders, plays volleyball, yearbook co-captain, 4-H, National Honor Society VP, maintains a 4.0 GPA, best all around sophomore and junior years, who’s who class representative junior year, all-county volleyball as Libero, 2012, defensive player award 201213, Top Teen of the Week Oct. 16 by George Smith of The Anniston Star, First Baptist Church, Piedmont, and the Upper Room Ministries youth group. Her heart is in missions, and this summer, went on mission trips to Nicaragua and New Orleans. Her plan is to go back to Nicaragua and hopes to become a Nehemiah Team member in the summer of 2014.

Elysabeth Rhein Morales, 17, 12th grade representative, is the daughter of Adam and Marla Morales. Elysabeth is a varsity cheerleader. She is captain of the varsity volleyball team, and she plays varsity basketball and softball. Elysabeth is a member of the 4-H Club and the National Honor Society. Elysabeth received the Thunder Award during her sophomore year at Jacksonville Christian Academy and the all-tournament award in basketball and rebounding award, both of them in 2012-13. She is a member of Wellington First Baptist Church.

McKenzie Drew Reid, 17, 12th grade representative, is the daughter of Lori Reid and Bill Reid. She has played volleyball for the past six years and is a member of the 4-H Club. She is volleyball captain, class president and has attended JCA for the past eight years. She is a member of the National Honor Society has a 4.0 GPA. McKenzie is on the A honor roll, played offense on volleyball in 2012-13 and attends Mt. Zion Church.

JCA plays Talladega School for the Deaf at 7:00 p.m. Friday. The homecoming court will be recognized before the game, and the 2013 homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime.

Here is what JSU head coach Bill Clark said about this week’s game at Tennessee Tech “I think there are times that an open date might break your stride or you are not wanting to see an open date, but I don’t think it could have come at a better time for us because we were pretty banged up. I think we were mentally tired as we got to the midpoint of the season. It was good for us to get out and do some recruiting. We finished practice on Wednesday and mainly concentrated on ourselves. We tried to get fundamentally better and work on some of those things that you let go as you get in to a game week situation. We had a really good recruiting week and it was good to get out and see the high school coaches. Obviously, this week is a huge game for us. They (Tennessee Tech) have had some struggles recently, but they have been in every game. They really do a great job in all three phases of the game. They are a play away here and there and a few injuries from being really good. We have tons of respect for them and this is their homecoming, so they have their backs to the wall. It will be a big game for both teams.” On the wide receiver position: “It was great that we had an open date to really get some guys some reps, specifically the back ups to those guys that are out. One good thing that we do is that we get tons of reps and we have to find the things that fit these guys that are coming in to these spots. Obviously,

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Telvin (Brown) was a guy that was playing more and got banged up some himself, which allowed Dalton (Screws) to step up. I think Telvin is back well right now and Gabe Chambers was hurt in the beginning of the year, but now he is full speed. Markis Merrill and Dalton were really playing well and that is something you hate to see when they go down because they were really playing well. You will see some guys in some different spots and they will be the guys that have played, you will just see more guys get more work.” On who will do the holding duties: “Kyle West will be a guy that we will look at, and even Hamish MacInnes was a guy that we thought about using in the beginning of the season. He is a really good holder and they work on those things every day. We are going to see how this week goes.” On what he did during the open dates: “I recruited. Saturday was a good day because I got to watch a lot of football. I always enjoy seeing how other people play and call games. It is a good experience for me because it is not technical, just to really sit back and be a fan. It was a good day for everyone to get away from each other. I tried not to call the coaches on Saturday and let them be away from me a little bit. We came in Sunday pretty fresh.”

On Tennessee Tech: “Offensively, you have a head coach that has been a known offensive coordinator and play caller for a number of years. I am very impressed with them offensively as I started to watch them on film in the offseason. They are a two-quarterback system like we are and one of them is probably a little bit more of a runner than the other one. It will be a lot of zone-reads and a lot of speed option and multiple ways to run the zone-read. Defensively, they are very solid and sound and they will be a four-down front and some three-down. They are very good in the interior and the defensive line is very impressive. They don’t make a lot of mistakes and will make you take it down the field.”

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On October 19th it was my pleasure to work with representatives of the Greek system from Jacksonville State University on a town clean up day. It was a grand success. The day was the brainchild of student Kenneth Smith, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He did a great job organizing the event! Kenneth’s enthusiasm for the project was apparent and inspiring as more than 40 students participated; they were energetic and hard-working. Young men and young women from campus fraternities and sororities walked all over town picking up litter and engaged in other activities to improve Jacksonville; they surely made a difference. They picked up bags and bags of trash making Jacksonville a much cleaner place. Thank you to Kenneth and his fellow students for volunteering their time to improve “our” community. - Sherry Blanton



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The band opened for the Allman Brothers that same year, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” said lead singer and founding member Doug Gray. Often called a southern rock band, the band plays everything from country, jazz and blues to rock ‘n roll. Their songs include “Can You See,” “The Highway,” Fire on the Mountain,” and “Heard It in a Love Song.” Green started playing guitar when he was 10. By the time he was 14, he was writing music. He spent a lot of his time playing with his grandfather, Buford Green, who also had a love for music. “I hope everybody comes on out Friday night,” said Green. “I’ve really been hoping they’d do something like this around here for a long time, and now they’re

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HEFLIN — Clint Smith told his Jacksonville football team at halftime Friday night the second half would be a “program-changing moment” for it and he was right. The Golden Eagles accepted their coach’s challenge, stepped up their game in the second half and rallied to beat Cleburne County 14-7 Friday night to gain a favorable position in the meat-grinder that is Class 4A, Region 5. Jacksonville (6-2, 4-2) scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and held the Tigers to 70 yards of net offense in the second half to move into a second-place tie in the region with Lincoln. Cleburne County (5-3, 3-3), meanwhile, fell into a tie for fourth with Alexandria and Anniston. It’ll be a mad dash for the region’s final three playoff spots as this week’s region finales find Jacksonville playing rival Alexandria, Cleburne County playing Lincoln

and Anniston playing already-crowned region champion Munford. “We’ve been talking about taking that next step,” Smith said. “Last year we came in and played really good early on and we just didn’t get the breaks later on in the year. We talk about how we have to make our own breaks when you get in these close games in this region. “We just talked to them about taking that next step to give us a chance to get in the playoffs. When I used the ‘program-changing half’ we were faced with that opportunity … and when they come up you’ve got to take advantage of them, and they responded.” Dominique Thomas put Jacksonville ahead with a 2-yard touchdown run with 7:33 left in the third quarter. Quarterback Jackson Bell ran for the 2-point conversion. The touchdown came on a fourth-andgoal after the Golden Eagles came out setting up for a 20-yard field goal attempt.

“We weren’t going to let our kicker kick,” Thomas said. “Me and Jackson told Mason (Tompkins) to get off the field. The coaches were telling him to come on, we told him to get off. We finally called a time out and convinced Coach that we got it.” And they did. “Kids are always going to want to go for it,” Smith said. “It was one of those momentum things, one of those statement things we needed to make. We believed in our offense and they came out and got us what we needed.” Until that point, Jacksonville’s only score came when Elijah Cunningham scooped up a fumble at the 1 and fell into the end zone. The Golden Eagles had only 41 yards of net offense in the first half. Thomas and Bell combined for 137 yards rushing in the second half. “We’ve been a second half team all year long,” Smith said. “We talked about how we can’t get off to slow starts and then try to recover; that’s what happened to us last

week against Lincoln.” Cleburne County’s downfall was missed opportunities. The Tigers gave what coach Michael Shortt called a “great effort” in the absence of injured quarterback Brady Padgett and fullback Cole Corkren, but they missed two field goal attempts and failed on two fourth-down conversions in Jacksonville territory. The attempt to go for it at the 4 in the third quarter came because of the two earlier missed field goals. “You can’t get inside the red zone four times and not score,” Shortt said. “If you don’t get them in big games you’re not going to win. That’s what football is about — momentum.” Cleburne County’s Trey Bolton, who wore Padgett’s jersey in the game, rushed for 81 yards, but was held to only 11 in the second half. Brandon Horn scored the Tigers’ only touchdown on a 26-yard run late in the first quarter. Horn finished with 77 yards rushing in the game.

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JHS seniors are, top row, from left, Amber Quinn, Ariel Diaz, Kristen Aguillar. Back row, from left, Courtney Bowden, Katie Neisler, Halee Stallings, Breanna Hosch.

Lady Eagles honor seniors LORI TIPPETS

At a tri-match last week at Jacksonville High School, the Lady Eagles honored seven seniors on their final regular season games at home. Jacksonville 29-9, beat Pleasant Valley 25-11 and 25-22 and West End 25-18 and 25-16. Blessing Dunn led the Lady Eagles with 20 kills, six digs and five blocks. Katie Neisler added 11 kills, three aces and seven digs; Halee Stallings nine kills, two digs and four blocks; Tamaria Mays nine kills and four blocks, and Mallory Patterson had three kills and five blocks. Libero Ariel Diaz had two aces and six digs and setters Ashley Clingan had 20 assists and Courtney Bowden 12 assists. The Lady Eagles, 4A Area 11 champions will host the area tournament on Tuesday starting at 5 PM with a game against Hokes Bluff. The winner will play the winner of the Alexandria-Cherokee County game at 8PM. Both the area winner and runner-up will advance to the Super Regionals in Huntsville on Friday and Saturday.

Jacksonville’s seniors have seen a lot of success both on and off the volleyball court. They have been part of two county championships, three area championships, three Elite Eight appearances, and three Final Four appearances and in 2012 were the state 4A runner-ups. Meet the Seniors Katie Neisler-Has been on the JHS volleyball team for six years, five of those on varsity. This year she is playing as an outside hitter. She has been active in Key Club, FFA and volunteers at the Eagle Point Baptist Church. Neisler has played with the Team Sting Volleyball Club and was on the Jr. Olympic Beach volleyball team. Neisler’s accomplishments on the court are many. She has been named All-State, All-County (2010-2013) was the 2012 Player of the Year, and All-County MVP, was named to the North/South All-Star tournament... to name just a few of her honors and recognitions. She has committed to play with Samford University after graduating. Head Coach David Clark said of Neisler, “Katie Neis■ See EAGLES, page 11

Jacksonville Christian quarterback Daylon Brackett accounted for 545 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-48 high-flying win over Coosa Christian. The junior rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 364 yards and four more scores as the Thunder gained their second win of the season, as well as their second regional victory. “We played to the end,” Jacksonville Christian coach Tommy Miller said. “I feel good about the win.” Coosa received first but had to punt away after a short drive. Jacksonville Christian was unable to capitalize on their first possession as well, resulting in a turnover on downs. The Conquerors next possession looked promising, starting with a 52-yard from junior quarterback Johnny Grizzard, followed by a first-down run from running back Benjamin Mills. Two downs later, Jacksonville Christian recovered a fumble, and on the next play, junior Kris Armprester took a long pass for a 70-yard touchdown, putting the Thunder up 7-0 at the end of the first. Coosa answered at the start of the second with a 49-yard touchdown run from Mills. The rest of the half was a shootout with both teams scoring on every possession. Toward the end of the half, a quarterback keeper led to another touchdown for Brackett, and on the kickoff the Thunder recovered the ball after it bounced off a Coosa defender. Jacksonville went into half time with a seven-point lead over Coosa 34-27. The third quarter saw a much more aggressive defense from Jacksonville Christian. The Thunder held Coosa to no points the whole quarter while putting up three more touchdowns. Armprester completed a touchdown pass, and Brackett returned a kickoff for an 85-yard run into the end zone. Senior running back Cody Blohm scored on a carry at the end of the third. The Conquerors rallied back in the fourth. Grizzard took in two keepers, and freshman Isaac Hamby completed a touchdown pass bringing Coosa up to 48. A short carry from Brackett late in the fourth sealed the victory for the Thunder. “We’re still young, and we’re still finding ways to shoot ourselves in the foot,” Coosa head coach Scott Clifton said. “We’ve got to learn to overcome adversity.” Miller said that the success of his defense in the third quarter was due to last minute adjustments during the half: “I didn’t know if they were going to work or not, but they did.”

Pleasant Valley beats West End, honors seniors LORI TIPPETS

In a tri-match held last week at Jacksonville High School, Pleasant Valley lost to Jacksonville 11-25, and 22-25 but rebounded with a win over West End, 29-27, 20-25 and 15-12. Kaylee Benefield had 10 kills and three blocks for the Lady Raiders, Taylor Cochran 12 kills, libero Anna Bryant, three aces and 26 digs and setter Bailey Turner had 30 assists. Pleasant Valley, 2A Area 12 winners, hosted the area tournament on Monday. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Raiders honored three seniors, Savannah Spaulding, Nicole Angles and Meredith Moseley. Spaulding has been named All-County, Best Defensive Player in the County, All-Area, and Area MVP. In softball Spaulding was named Most Improved. Spaulding was named Exchange Club Student of the Month and was the 2013 Home-

coming Queen at Pleasant Valley. Angles was named Youth of the Month, won the 11th grade History award, Bible as Literature Award, Perfect Attendance Award, is on the A and B Honor Roll, Gold, Silver Circle of Champions, and the Cadillac t-shirt Award. Moseley was ninth grade homecoming queen, 11th grade team captain for volleyball, has lettered in volleyball for three years and was in the Beta Club 7-10th grade. Head Coach Dana Bryant remarked, “I am graduating three very special girls this year; Savannah Spaulding, Nicole Angles and Meredith Moseley. These girls have been a part of Pleasant Valley volleyball for the past six years. “They have all played a role in helping our program. In different ways, such as “court action”, team spirit, positive attitude, inspiration, encouragement and determination, these girls have contributed greatly to who we are. “They will be missed greatly and I wish them the very best in their years to come.”

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Pleasant Valley seniors are, from left, Savannah Spaulding, Nicole Angle, Meredith Moseley.



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In a very moving and touching ceremony, Caroline Neisler’s number was retired during the last regular season volleyball game at Jacksonville High School. Caroline passed away this past May from leukemia. Caroline was instrumental in leading Jacksonville High School to two state championships. Caroline was named All-County 2008-2009, and All-State. Her outstanding play led to a scholarship to the University of North Alabama. She later transferred to Samford University. After this year’s seniors were honored at last Tuesday’s game, the fans and players attention were directed to a drape on the wall. The drape was removed to unveil the plaque honoring Caroline with the No.5 jersey. Currently, her younger sister Katie, a senior volleyball player at JHS, wears No.5 but at the end of the season the number will be retired. This is the first time in the history of JHS volleyball that a number has been retired.

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ler is a great leader for our team. Her experience and competitive drive are her greatest strengths.” Halee Stallings-Has played six years of volleyball for JHS, two of those on varsity. Stallings has been on the National Honor Society for four years, was 10th and 11th grade Class Beauty and was a Homecoming candidate this year. Stallings participated in barrel racing for two years and was on the Gadsden volleyball Club for three years. She was named All-County in 2012 and was on the All-County Tournament team this year. Of Stallings, Coach Clark said, “Halee Stallings is one of our middles. She is quick off the floor and does a great job holding the opposing teams middle block to open up other hitters. A solid attacker and good blocker.” Breanna Hosch-Has played for six years, two on the varsity level. Hosch is a member of the Key Club, has received academic honors for four years, and has played on the JHS varsity softball team for three years and soccer team for one year. Hosch was named All-County in 2012. She attends the First Baptist Church of White Plains. Coach Clark’s take on Hosch-“Breanna is a player that brings a lot of experience to our team. She has a major role in our serve receive game.” Ariel Diaz-Has played two years of varsity volleyball as the libero. Diaz was the 7th grade student council representative, won the 7th, 8th and 11th grade Most School Spirit Award and 9th grade Class Favorite. Diaz was a junior high cheerleader for one year, played junior high basketball for two years and varsity basketball one year. She was the 10th grade Homecoming representative. She has also played for two years with the Gadsden Volleyball Club and is a member of the Science Club.

In volleyball, Diaz was named All County 2012, Best Defensive Player Calhoun County Tournament 2012 and was named to the 2013 All-County Tournament team. From Coach Clark, “Ariel Diaz is our vocal leader. Her ability to pass and play great defense allows us to be successful offensively and stay in system.” Courtney Bowden-Another of the Lady Eagles who has played for JHS for six years with two years of varsity experience. Bowden has been on the Student council for four years, Key Club for four years, FFA, four years, National Honor Society, two years, Mu Alpha Theta, two years, GVC one year, JHS Ambassador, one year, Alabama Girls State, HOBY representative and has been in the Science Club for two years. Bowden has also played softball for three years and has been accepted to Auburn University. Of Bowden Coach Clark said, “Courtney Bowden is one of our setters. She does a great job of pushing the ball out to our outside hitters and her experience helps keep our team organized.” Amber Quinn-Two years of volleyball. Is a member of the student council, Principals Club for five years, National Honor Society, two years, Class Favorite 2009, 12th grade Homecoming Representative, has been accepted to the University of Montevallo. Quinn has played basketball for five years and was named All-County. “Amber Quinn does a good job for us in serve receive and middle back defense,” said Clark. Kristen Aguilar-One year of varsity volleyball. Was voted 10th grade Class Favorite, 11th grade Best Sense of Humor, is a member of the Spanish and Key Clubs, has been on the JHS soccer team for two years, and has played on the Gadsden Volleyball Club for three years. From Coach Clark-“Kristen Aguilar plays all of our back row positions and is a good leader for us on and off the court.”

WOODLAND — Colby Spears scored a pair of touchdowns and a 2-point conversion as Woodland rolled at home. Woodland (4-4) built a 23-0 lead after one quarter and cruised from there. Spears rushed for 83 yards on 10 carries and scored on rushes of 4 and 40 yards. Justus Herring added a 12-yard rushing touchdown and a 2-point run. John Wes Adcock tossed a 52-yard touchdown to Kip Sims. He also threw a 2-point conversion pass and kicked a couple of extra points. Tyler Gay scored on a 15-yard run,and Kyle Keith scored twice in the fourth quarter on runs of 50 and 19 yards. Lakeland Phillips caught two passes for 40 yards. Pleasant Valley’s Drew Lewiski scored on a 9-yard run in the second quarter.

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RE: ESTATE OF HESTER M. COFIELD, DECEASED; CASE NO: 31720 NOTICE OF HEARING To: Amanda Wilhite, address unknown, and any known or unnamed heirs at law and next of kin of Hester M. Cofield, deceased, whether they be minors or of unsound mind or otherwise Notice is hereby given that FRANKIE COFIELD, has applied for a hearing for the Petition for Probate of Will and for Letters Testamentary in the above referenced cause. The court has appointed the 13th day of November, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. as the date and time for hearing said application when and where you may appear and contest the same if you see proper. The Hearing will be in the Chamber of the Probate Judge in the County Administration Building at 1702 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama. Attorney for Petitioner: ADAMS, TURNER & MILLER, LLC 1100 Woodstock Avenue Anniston, Alabama 36207 256-235-1901 The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 22, 29, November 5, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31757 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS B. ANGLES, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of THOMAS B. ANGLES, deceased, having been granted to THOMAS D. ANGLES, the undersigned on September 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. THOMAS D. ANGLES, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of THOMAS B. ANGLES, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 8, 15, 22, 2013



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undersigned on September 16, 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. KERRY MCCREARY ALECCIA, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of ROBERT ALLEN MCCREARY, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 8, 15, 22, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31750 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT A. MACRAE AND ROBERT ALEXANDER MACRAE, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of ROBERT A. MACRAE A/K/A ROBERT ALEXANDER MACRAE, deceased, having been granted to VIRGINIA B. MACRAE, the undersigned on September 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. VIRGINIA B. MACRAE, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of ROBERT A. MACRAE A/K/A ROBERT ALEXANDER MACRAE, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 8, 15, 22, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31743 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT FRANKLIN BORLAND, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of ROBERT FRANKLIN BORLAND, deceased, having been granted to JANE MADDOX, the undersigned on September 27, 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. JANE MADDOX, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of ROBERT FRANKLIN BORLAND, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 8, 15, 22, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31759 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOIS DEMPSEY, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of MARY LOIS DEMPSEY, deceased, having been granted to JOHN WAYNE DEMPSEY, the undersigned on September 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. JOHN WAYNE DEMPSEY, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of MARY LOIS DEMPSEY, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 8, 15, 22, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31631 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD H MCCULLARS SR., DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of EDWARD H MCCULLARS SR., deceased, having been granted to MARY S. FUNK, the undersigned on October 2, 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. MARY S. FUNK, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of EDWARD H. MCCULAARS SR., Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 15, 22, 29, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31762 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUSAN CLARK HELTON, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of SUSAN CLARK HELTON, deceased, having been granted to KATIE L. CLARK, the undersigned on October 8, 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. KATIE L. CLARK, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of SUSAN CLARK HELTON, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate

by law, or the same will be barred. DIANE PAYNE KELLEY DOWNING AND SUSAN MARIE KELLEY STANFIELD, CoPersonal Representatives of the Last Will and Testament of BERTHA P. SLOAN, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 22, 29, November 5, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31774 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND C. PEAK, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the estate of RAYMOND C. PEAK, deceased, having been granted to JEFFREY CURTIS PEAK, the undersigned on October 10, 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. JEFFREY CURTIS PEAK, Personal Representative of the Last Will and Testament of RAYMOND C. PEAK, Deceased. Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate The Jacksonville News Calhoun Co., AL October 22, 29, November 5, 2013


To Amend Ordinance O-546-13 and O-547-13 Chapter 12, Floods; Article III, Stormwater Run-off Management to Add Section 1. Section (B) Applicability, 6) and Section (G) Requirements for Existing Problem Locations, of the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Jacksonville, Alabama The Jacksonville News BE IT NOW ORDAINED by the Calhoun Co., AL City Council of the City of JackOctober 22, 29, November 5, sonville, Alabama, as follows: 2013 SECTION 1. Chapter 12, Floods; Article III, Stormwater Run-off Management Ordinance, Section (B) Applicability NOTICE TO is hereby amended to read as CREDITORS follows: STATE OF ALABAMA “6) Construction of one and CALHOUN COUNTY two family dwellings and alPROBATE COURT lowable accessory structures CASE NO. 31596 on a lot less than one acre that IN THE MATTER OF THE is not within a designated flood ESTATE OF EVELYN LOUISE hazard area and when the CHARACTER, DECEASED property is within a recorded Letters Testamentary on the subdivision that has been apestate of EVELYN LOUISE proved by the Jacksonville CHARACTER, deceased, hav- Planning Commission.” ing been granted to RICHARD SECTION 2. Chapter 12, LEE CHARACTER, the under- Floods; Article III, Stormwater signed on October 11, 2013, Run-off Management Ordiby the Honorable Alice K. Mar- nance, Section (G) Requiretin, Judge of Probate of said ments for Existing Problem LoCounty, notice is hereby given cations is hereby amended to that all persons having claims read as follows: against said estate, are hereby “Section (G) Requirements for required to present the same Existing Problem Locations within the time allowed by law, When the city becomes aware or the same will be barred of a problem location, the city RICHARD LEE CHARACTER, shall in writing notify the ownPersonal Representative of the ers of existing locations and Last Will and Testament of developments of specific drainEVELYN LOUISE CHARAC- age, erosion or sediment probTER, Deceased. lems affecting such locations Alice K. Martin and developments, and the acJudge of Probate tion required to correct those problems. The notice shall The Jacksonville News also specify a reasonable time Calhoun Co., AL for compliance.” October 22, 29 & November 5, SECTION 3. If any provision, 2013 clause, sentence, or paragraph of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or NOTICE TO circumstances shall be held inCREDITORS valid, that invalidity shall not afSTATE OF ALABAMA fect the other provisions of this CALHOUN COUNTY Ordinance which can be given PROBATE COURT effect without the invalid proviCASE NO. 31766 sion or application, and to this IN THE MATTER OF THE end the provisions of this OrdiESTATE OF BERTHA P. nance are declared to be sevSLOAN, DECEASED erable. Letters Testamentary on the SECTION 4. This ordinance estate of BERTHA P. SLOAN, shall become effective upon its deceased, having been grant- adoption and publication as reed to DIANE PAYNE KELLEY quired by law. DOWNING AND SUSAN MA- PASSED AND ADOPTED, this RIE KELLEY STANFIELD, the the 14th day of October, 2013. undersigned on October 8, A p p r o v e d 2013, by the Honorable Alice by Johnny L. Smith K. Martin, Judge of Probate of ATTEST: said County, notice is hereby City Clerk Dorothy P. Wilson, given that all persons having CMC claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the The Jacksonville News same within the time allowed Calhoun Co., AL October 22, 2013



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Jacksonville residents give big welcome to fall


Ian Davis shows his face painting at Fun Day at the old Eastwood School in Jacksonville Saturday.

Lauren Holt was the first female in with a time of 31.54 at the Jacksonville Health Festival at Henry Farm’s 4-mile trail run Saturday.

Diane Rollins and Scott Diggs of the Profile Mill Village neighborhood participate in clean-up day Saturday.

Trudie Griffin left, and Linda Guyer at St. Charles’ Octoberfest Saturday night. Guyer was the MC for the evening.



reary weather didn’t hamper several events in Jacksonville Saturday. The Jacksonville Health Festival kicked off with a 4-mile trail run at 7 a.m. on the mountain bike trails at Henry Farm. The festival included health screenings, exercise demos and nature walks. The Jacksonville Farmers Market opened at Henry Farm instead of the usual location in the parking lot behind the stores on the east side of town. A “Fun Day” at Eastwood School featured face painting, musical chairs and a community sofball game. St. Charles Catholic Church hosted an annual fundraising event, Octoberfest, at 6 p.m. The event was centered on German culture and included a traditional German meal and beer. A silent auction and raffle was held to help raise money to pay for the church’s building and maintenance projects. The Jacksonville Profile Mill Village Neighborhood Association hosted fall events from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Called the Fall-tastic Clean Up, Yard Contest and Block Party, participants helped spruce up the neighborhood. Those helping included volunteers from area civic organizations and the fire department. Matt and Kelly Waltz won the yard decorating contest.







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