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On Tuesday, a worker scraped stickers identifying Father and Son Grill off the windows at the restaurant on Burns Street in Heflin preparing for the new restaurant, Sutton’s, to move into the building. Heflin’s gain is Ranburne’s loss. The Suttons own The Bulldog restaurant, which has been a fixture in the town since 1966, Bryan Sutton said. And the family will shut the doors to the Ranburne location at the end of the month. Michelle Sutton and Bryan Sutton were cleaning and rearranging furniture inside the Heflin building Tuesday. The family was looking to expand, said Michelle Sutton, manager of the restaurant. Seven members of their family of nine were working at the restaurant in Ranburne, and they needed the opportunity to serve more meals, she said. Bryan Sutton, her husband and the chef, said the restaurant on Main Street seated just 50 people. The building in Heflin has 130 seats, plus room

to expand into the basement and an area where pool tables are now installed, he said. They were looking for a new site in Ranburne, Heflin or Carrollton, Ga., when they received news that the building they were leasing was going into foreclosure. “When the building became unavailable, I said, ‘It’s time,’” Michelle Sutton said. They settled on the location in Heflin and the restaurant will close in Ranburne on Nov. 1, and reopen as Sutton’s in Heflin on Nov. 6, she said. The move is bittersweet, she said. The family lives in Ranburne and that’s home, but the opportunity for growth is necessary, she added. Before he opened The Bulldog on Main Street, Bryan Sutton managed “The Big Dog” for five years. That much larger restaurant closed when the owner decided to sell the building to a church, he said. So 19 months ago, the family opened in the current location. That’s one reason for the name change, Bryan Sutton said. “We couldn’t do that to the town,” he said.

During their time in Ranburne, the family restaurant has made a name for itself. Her daughter Mariah Kelley, who serves as dessert chef, has received notice for her cheesecakes. “We make the best cheesecakes you’ve ever had in your life,” Bryan Sutton said. Her son, Cody Kelley serves as sous-chef, creating the American cuisine the restaurant has been serving at its Main Street location. They’re going to stick to the same menu – burgers, ribs, hot wings, seafood and steak – in the new location, Bryan Sutton said. They’re also going to add a dessert bar where Mariah Kelley can highlight her work, he added. “We hate to see them go,” said Pam Richardson, Ranburne town clerk. The town has lost several businesses in the last few years and it has affected sales tax revenues. In fiscal year 2012, the town took in $103,156 and in fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30, sales tax revenue dropped to $90,985.61. Staff writer Laura Camper 256463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_

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Local boys Nick Bowles, Dylan Laminack and Alan Kerr, also known as bluegrass band High Cotton, have been performing together for more than 10 years, but until recently as blues musicians. But their new sound may be what got them the opportunity to perform as the opening act for the Marshall Tucker Band on Friday at Zinn Park in Anniston. “I’m really excited,” said Kerr, 53. “We’ve never done anything remotely like this.” Kerr, who lives in Heflin, grew up listening to the Marshall Tucker Band and some of the first songs he learned to play on the guitar were the band’s songs. “Fire on the Mountain has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard it,” Kerr said. The Marshall Tucker Band, a southern rock band that got its start in the early 1970s, will headline a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band formed in 1972 in Spartanburg, N.C. The band released its first album in 1973.

The original band performed until 1980, when member Tommy Caldwell passed away in a car accident. They produced a string of hits including “Can You See,” “The Highway,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Heard it in a Love Song.” The band members found Frank Wilkie to take Caldwell’s place, but he and band members Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle and Paul Riddle left the band in late 1983. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks continued on until 1996, when Eubanks retired. Gray kept the band together and it continues to record and tour. Bowles said up until he saw “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou,” he had little interest in country or bluegrass music. “That sort of got my toes wet,” Bowles said. His bandmates grew up listening to country, though, he said. Now that he’s developed an interest in it, they are continuing to widen his knowledge of the genres. Bowles, 37, is a 1994 graduate of Cleburne County High School, where he met Laminack, he said. Kerr, n See Band page 8

A car accident this week in Ranburne inspired a teenage hero, say some of the emergency staff who responded to the scene. Pat McKinney, 68, and her granddaughter, Danielle, 13, were coming back from lunch in Bowdon, Ga., in a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta about 1 p.m. on Monday, said Ranburne police Officer Allan Fordham, who is investigating the accident. They were headed north through Ranburne when the Jetta left the road near the Dollar General Store on Main Street and hit a 2000 Ford Ranger, said Fordham. The force of the crash knocked the pickup into the garage of a house at 21208 Main St. The Jetta crashed into the house, coming to a stop in the living room, Fordham said. The pickup caught fire, which spread to the garage but didn’t reach the house, he said. “They had a NASCAR-type accident,” said a paramedic who worked at the scene. According to Ranburne Fire Chief Carl Smith, a woman named Janice Williams lives in the house, but it was not occupied at the time of the accident. Danielle McKinney said she had closed her eyes and didn’t see the impact, but she heard glass breaking and squealing tires. After the crash, the first thing the teen noticed was her legs were wet. She opened her eyes and saw that the air bags had deployed. She said she learned later that the water had come from the air bags. When she looked to the side, the girl thought she saw fire and knew she and her grandmother had to get out of the car. Her grandmother was moaning but not fully conscious, the girl said. “I tried to wake her up,” Danielle McKinney said. But her grandmother wouldn’t wake up. The teen pushed a piece of lumber off her grandmother’s chest and unbuckled her seatbelt. Then she went to get help.


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“I tried my door and couldn’t get it open,” Danielle McKinney said. “I crawled into the back and tried the door and couldn’t get it open.” She was able to crawl out the back passenger window, then she realized they were in a house. She walked around the house looking for help or for people who were hurt. But she wasn’t able to see a way around the car to the outside. She saw some people outside and called for help. One man came and helped her and two more came and helped her grandmother, the girl said. When the ambulance got there, the two were in the Dollar General parking lot waiting for help. The paramedic said the scene was horrific. When he looked in the car, every air bag had deployed. The 4-foot piece of lumber that had landed on Pat McKinney was lying on the dashboard and the steering wheel was bent. “It was a crash that people should not have survived,” said the paramedic, who didn’t want to be identified. Fordham said the damage was evidence that the Jetta was going faster than the speed limit. But he’s still investigating how fast, and why the car left the road. He could usually determine the speed by the skid marks, but there were none, Fordham said. The city of Ranburne might have to call in Alabama State Troopers to help figure it out, he said. The troopers can access the car’s computer, Fordham added. The two McKinneys were transported to Regional Medical Center and left later that evening. Pat McKinney is bruised and sore and Danielle McKinney has a broken wrist and bumps and bruises. They were lucky because of the safety features in the car and because of Danielle McKinney’s quick thinking, said Justin Roberts, the teen’s cousin. The paramedic said he couldn’t believe a 13-yearn See Hero page 8

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A Cleburne County resident now owns 10 more feet of property on County Road 10, and the County Commission sidestepped another issue blocking the widening and repaving of the road. The Cleburne County Commission Monday unanimously approved transferring 10 feet of county right of way in front of Ambers Hanson’s property at 11011 County Road 10 in Ranburne. Hanson, 90, protested the county’s mandate that he move a rock wall in front of his family home, saying the wall is historically significant, said Doug Ghee, the county attorney. Hanson said his grandfather and father built the house and the wall in about 1890. His grandfather had received a land grant from President James Buchanan. Hanson said he still has the “old sheepskin� deed. Hanson and his family contacted the Alabama Historic Preservation Office, which was ready to step in, Ghee said. The Alabama Department of Transportation would not release the funding for the project until every-

thing was removed from the right of way. In addition, said Shannon Robbins, Cleburne County engineer, the road project will be financed with federal money and therefore “cannot be in conflict with other agencies or federal rules.� If the Historic Preservation Office chose to fight the removal of the wall, it would have endangered the funding, Robbins said. A family friend of Hanson’s contacted State Sen. Gerald Dial about the predicament. “He was sympathetic to my cause,� Hanson said. In fact, Ryan Robertson, chairman of the commission, said preserving the wall was a community effort. “There was a push from the family and there was a push from the community,� Robertson said. Dial said he went out to see the wall personally. He also spoke to the Preservation Office and the county to help find a solution, Dial added. “I just thought it was an opportunity to preserve a piece of history,� he said. “I thought it was a winwin.� To save the project, the Cleburne County Commission got the wall off county books by transferring it to

Hanson, Ghee said. The county, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the family all agreed on the transfer as a way to satisfy all their requirements, Ghee said. In other business the commission members: - Appointed Patrick Nolen to the Cleburne County Hospital Board and Crystal Cavender to the Cleburne County Department of Human Resources Board. - Approved entering into an agreement with ALDOT for the county’s bridge projects. - Recognized the legal community for the free work it does for low-income residents in the community and proclaimed Oct. 20-26 Pro Bono Week. - Declared some county property as surplus and authorized County Administrator Steve Swafford to dispose of it and to transfer old computer equipment to the volunteer fire departments in the county. - Approved the proposed solid waste management plan. Staff writer Laura Camper 256463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_ Star.

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The Cleburne County Board of Education on Monday hired a replacement for a teacher charged with having sex with two students. The board hired Joel Pittsley as a Math/distance learning teacher. Pittsley will be taking over part of the responsibilities of teacher Bronson Ward, said Superintendent Claire Dryden. Ward, a Cleburne County High School teacher, was charged in Sep-

tember with five counts of having sex with or engaging in deviant sexual intercourse with students under the age of 19. Ward is currently being held in Cleburne County Jail waiting for his trial. Owen Yarbrough took over teaching Ward’s weight lifting class and a substitute teacher is handling the rest, Dryden said. The board also approved Jonathan Hayes and Brandon Akles as volunteer coaches at Cleburne County High School. In other business, the board: - Approved allowing the Cleburne

County High School and Middle School gyms to host an IMPACT/ Darren McDaniel Basketball Tournament on April 12, 2014. - Heard that the Ranburne High School gymnasium will receive a new coat of Dryvit, a kind of stucco, in the next three weeks. However, the building will not be painted until Christmas break. “So they won’t spray anybody’s car,� Dryden said. Staff writer Laura Camper 256463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_ Star.

Diabetes Education November 12 Diabetes Education will be held November 12 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Relationship between insulin and glucose with Gary Wright, RPh, CDE. November 26 Diabetes Education will be held November 26 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Meal planning and portions sizes with Gary

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December 10 Diabetes Education will be held December 10 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Long term complications with Scott Kiker, Pharm D Candidate

Diabetes Education will be held January 28 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Problem solving with Gary Wright, RPh, CDE.

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Diabetes Education will be held February 4 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be putting the pieces back together with Christopher Randolph, MD

Diabetes Education will be held February 25 at Heflin Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Living with diabetes with Louis Divalentin, MD

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Mayor Rudy Rooks swore in eight police officers, including Chief A. J. Benefield, and the new school resource officer at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. In addition to the chief, Rooks swore in five other fulltime officers and two part-time officers. The council had appointed Benefield chief in August, but he had yet to be sworn in, Rooks said. Some have been working for the department for several months, such as Officer Corey Ligon, employed since July. Some are changing job titles, such as William Chapman, who has been serving as animal control officer and will be attending the Police Academy to become one of the new officers. Others, such as Ross McGlaughn, are relatively newer hires. McGlaughn will serve as the school resource officer. McGlaughn said he took the training about four years ago and has attended the annual conferences to keep his designation as school resource officer. He came to the Heflin Police Department from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. “As you all know, we were awarded a grant from COMPS (U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing) for a resource officer,� Rooks said during the meeting. “It just so happened that Ross, that’s his forte.� Benefield said McGlaughn will start at the department today, working in the Cleburne County elementary, middle and high schools next week. The $107,300 grant will pay nearly all the school resource officer’s salary for three years. The city will have to pay about $12,000 a year, said City Clerk Shane Smith. The grant requires the department to keep the officer on staff for at least one year after the grant ends. In other business the council members: — Declared a 2006 Dodge Charger used by the police department and an AM General M920 truck tractor used by the street department as surplus. The mayor will sell the vehicles. — Declared Nov. 4 as International Students Day. — Approved waiving the fees for the local chapter of Relay for Life to use the Heflin Civic Center for its gala on Feb. 14. — Authorized the mayor to seek estimates to repair the roof on the field house and on one wing of the civic center. — Heard the city will be building a walking track at the Community Arts Center. The track will be 1/3 mile or 1,760 feet, Rooks said. The city will be contributing at least $4,000 and the Cleburne County Commission allocated some money toward the project. Rooks was unsure how much but said Commissioner Emmett Owen thought it would be about $22,000. Staff Writer Laura Camper 256-463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.

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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 flan-

Sherry Kughn Sherry-Go-Round nel shirts and tie 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 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 sherrykug@

Two Supreme Court decisions affect Alabama

During the summer the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two significant rulings. They were quite different philosophically. The high tribunal, in a farreaching landmark decision, rendered same sex marriage legal in America. By granting all legal rights to same sex marriage they gave credence and official sanction to these unions. Their decisions are the law of the land. This is a significant verdict. The Supreme Court is omnipotent. Therefore, when it comes to federal benefits, such as Social Security, state laws like Alabama’s that prohibit same sex marriage are irrelevant. If a gay couple that was married in Connecticut moves to Alabama they are officially married. In a contrasting decision on an appeal of a case that originated in Shelby County, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that voided a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The decision allows Alabama and 14 other states to avoid the preclearance requirement, which previously required these states to seek approval from the Department of

U.S. Supreme Court agreed. In practice, 95 percent of all minor voting changes were Steve approved in a perfunctory manner anyway and it just cost Flowers the local government and U.S. government a lot of money. The discrimination provisions of the Voting Rights Act still exist. The Justice Department can Inside The Statehouse still step in and sue. They are doing just that in Texas over the Justice for any changes made in redistricting of their legislative election laws and voting districts. lines. Only the preclearance The high court’s invalidation provision was stricken. of Section 4 of the Voting Rights These two contrasting opinions Act is not as significant a ruling illuminate an interesting as the legalization of same sex alignment of our U.S. Supreme marriage. However, there was Court. The Court is evenly a tremendous hue and cry from divided philosophically. You civil rights groups and leaders. have four hardcore liberal The decision did not strike down members and four true blue, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. steadfast, dedicated conservatives It merely offered relief from on the tribunal. These eight mundane and non-challenging members are dedicated, voting procedures in the south. committed and predictable votes For example, if an all white when it comes to left or right county wanted to change a wing issues. voting location from a church Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to a school, the county had to Stephen Breyer, Sonia ask the U.S. Justice Department Sotomayor and Elena Kagan for permission. It has been are very liberal. As might be cumbersome and expensive. The expected, a Democratic president

appointed them. Obama appointed Sotomayor and Kagan and Clinton appointed Breyer and Ginsburg. In contrast Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito are reliably and unalterably conservative. Republican presidents appointed all four of these men. George W. Bush appointed Roberts, Thomas and Alito and Reagan appointed Scalia. The ultimate swing vote on the Supreme Court is also a Reagan appointment. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is the decision maker on the Court. He was the deciding vote on both of the aforementioned decisions. The verdicts came down on a 5 to 4 vote with Kennedy being the decisive swing vote. This philosophical stalemate has made the moderate and unpredictable Justice Kennedy the most powerful man in America after the President. Kennedy is a 77-year-old lifetime Californian. He was born and raised and practiced law in San Francisco. He graduated from

Stanford undergrad and Harvard Law School. He is a legal scholar who taught constitutional law. He served as a U.S. Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for 12 years before Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1988. By the way, six of the nine justices went to law school at Harvard. It almost appears that a Harvard law degree is a prerequisite for a seat on the High Court. Yale can claim two. The preclearance decision cleared the way for Alabama’s new photo voter identification law to take effect for next year’s state elections. The Secretary of State’s office has devised a plan that will allow for any voters who do not have identification to receive free photo ids through the Department of Public Safety or local Boards of Registrars. 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

Who exactly is this man Ted Cruz?

Those who call Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) a radical, extremist, rightwing TEA Party Republican, characterized Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama as moderates. Who is this freshman senator from Texas whose colleagues are calling him a “wacko bird” and whose opponents and the mainstream media (MSM) characterize as “anarchist,” “arsonist,” and even “terrorist”? Obviously, as a so-called Tea Party Senator, Cruz must be extreme, radical, wild-eyed, or at his very best uninformed. He must be the most hated man in America for his radical ideas. At least that’s what Dana Bash, CNN congressional correspondent probably believed before interviewing Cruz after a hometown meeting in his home congressional district. Bash was stunned at the reception constituents gave Cruz when

Daniel Gardner My Thoughts he entered the large speaking room. There were cheers and tears and high praise for the man the MSM claim “shutdown the government.” Why? Because all politics are local. National polls showing voters’ disapproval of GOP at historically low levels have CNN and other MSM outlets virtually quoting these polls in every news story. Of course, MSM have conveniently skipped over AP’s poll a week or so ago showing President Obama’s approval numbers had

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slumped to 37 percent nationwide. Nothing to see here folks! Just keep believing in our “lord and savior,” Barack Obama, as Jamie Foxx said last year. I can understand how some minority voters in America view our first Black President as a ‘savior’ but not as a ‘lord.’ But, I don’t believe any Hispanic voters or conservative voters are going to confuse Ted Cruz with Jesus Christ. Ted Cruz was elected to the Senate in the 2012 elections and has served there for fewer than ten months. Yet, he’s created quite a stir, much like another freshman senator from Illinois did in 2007. And, like that other senator, Cruz attended Ivy League schools, graduating cum laude (unlike that other freshmen senator) from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

in 1992. Cruz graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor, serving as a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.” Cruz was also a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard. Notably, all educational transcripts for that other freshman senator have been hidden. We simply don’t know how well the other senator from Illinois performed. Did you know Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995, and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996 where he was the first Hispanic ever to

clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States? Not too shabby for a wacko bird! All things considered, Senator Cruz doesn’t look like the wildeyed, rightwing extremist Tea Party Senator the MSM and other Washington insiders have painted him to be. He looks like someone with demonstrated leadership skills and business experience who really could bring real hope and positive change to America. Speaking for nearly 21 hours straight without a teleprompter indicates he could be “off-the-charts brilliant.” Heaven knows we don’t need any more Clintons, Bushs, or inexperienced freshman ideologues to run our country. Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at, or visit his website at http://www.

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Win. Cleburne County’s playoff aspirations ride on a win Friday night when the Tigers conclude their Class 4A, Region 5 schedule. “If we win, we’ll be third. If we win, and some other stuff happens, we could possibly still get second,” Cleburne County coach Michael Shortt said prior to Wednesday afternoon’s practice. After starting Region 5 play 0-2, Lincoln has won four consecutive region tilts and is now 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the region. The Golden Bears feature small but speedy backs who run hard, particularly junior Jamario Howard. “They run real hard and it’s not real complicated to run real hard when you’re running behind that transfer truck in front of you,” Shortt said, referring to Lincoln’s sizeable offensive linemen. On defense, Lincoln features a blend of size and speed around the box. “You’ve got to be able to throw it some,” Shortt said of attacking Lincoln’s defense. “You’ve got to

be able to throw it some because those guys are so good up front." Playing shorthanded, Cleburne County gave Jacksonville all the Golden Eagles wanted in last Friday’s 14-7 loss in Heflin. Cleburne County fell to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in Region 5 games. The Tigers’ defense limited Jacksonville’s high-scoring offense to just one touchdown. Jacksonville (6-2, 4-2), which had scored 20 points and 21 points in losses Munford and Lincoln and 40 or more points in each of its first five wins, got its first score by recovering a Cleburne County fumble. “Defensively, we probably played one of our better games we’ve played all year against Jacksonville because they’re real explosive. … We played real well. We tackled well,” Shortt said. Late in the first quarter, Cleburne County drove 39 yards in four plays to score the game’s first points, overcoming penalty yards along the way. Trey Bolton had runs of 10 yards and seven yards before Brandon Horn scored on a 25yard carry. Anderson Jacks kicked the extra point and the Tigers led 7-0.

The Tigers failed to score on three other red zone chances in the first half and that lack of success came back to haunt them. As the second quarter came to a close, Cleburne County forced Jacksonville to punt but the Tigers got the ball deep in Tiger territory. On the second play, Cleburne County fumbled and the Golden Eagles recovered for a touchdown. “If we just get our red zone opportunities taken care of it could have possibly been 21-0 at the half,” Shortt said. Instead, Cleburne County led just 7-6 when the bands played. Jacksonville’s only scoring drive came at the start of the third quarter and ended when burly running back Dominique Thomas scored on a fourth-andgoal call from two yards out. Quarterback Jackson Bell then ran for the 2-point conversion. The Tigers rushed for 193 yards and passed for 23 yards, garnering 11 first downs. Jacksonville netted 142 yards on the ground and 33 through the air. The Golden Eagles had nine first downs. Cleburne County turned the ball over twice and Jacksonville

Griffin Turner making the stop Friday night against Jacksonville. once. “We had opportunities early. Most of our offense came in the first half,” Shortt said. When the Tigers got inside the Jacksonville 10yard line, the absence of linebacker-fullback Cole Corkren, injured in the Alexandria game, was particularly noticeable. “We didn’t have that fullback game when we got down inside the 5 or 6-yard line. Corkren had scored seven or eight times this year when we got down

there,” Shortt said. Horn ran nine times for 86 yards. Bolton gained 80 yards on 23 carries. Christian Henson, moved from wide receiver to quarterback when Brady Padgett was injured in the Alexandria game, netted 27 yards on 10 carries. Henson was 3-for-12 passing for 23 yards with one interception. Jeremiah Blake had one reception for 11 yards, Jeremiah McLeroy one for eight yards and Horn one for four yards.

Alex Sandmann led the Tigers in tackles with 14. McLeroy had seven tackles. Henson, Matthew Morrow, Geoffrey Teague, Griffin Turner and Isaiah Ware each recorded six tackles. Grant Corkren, Mario Smith and Drake Williamson had five tackles apiece. Henson intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter. Following the pick, Cleburne County moved about 25 yards into Jacksonville territory before losing the ball on downs.

Area Champions The Lady Tigers finished their season first place in the Area. Pictured are Skyler Arrington, Hannah Crowe, Caitlyn Caffee,Dynasty Santana (all area team), Abby Lee, Coach Doug Ward, Bailey Beam(all area), Kiara Akles, Lauren Brown, Madison Nowell (all area), Alisa Norton (all area). Kaity Zeiders (all area), Toni Epps (MVP)

Lady Tigers will travel to Huntsville for Super Regionals RIP DONOVAN

News Sports Correspondent

Cleburne County’s season-long domination of Class 4A’s Area 10 continued uninterrupted Tuesday night in Heflin. The Tigers brushed aside Anniston 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 in the Area 9 tournament semifinals then beat Munford worse in the championship match. The Tigers won the title 25-11, 25-11, 25-12. Six Tigers earned all-tournament recognition. Senior Toni Epps received the most valuable player award. Joining Epps on the all-tournament team were senior Kaity Zeiders, juniors Bailey Beam and Alisa Norton and sophomores Madison Noell and Dynasty Santana. As Area 10 champions, the Tigers meet Area 13 runner-up Randolph School of Huntsville in Friday’s first round of the North Super Regional tournament at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Friday’s winners advance to a second must-win game Saturday, reducing the regional field from 16 teams to four. Each of the four remaining teams will play two more games Saturday to determine seeding in the Elite Eight state tournament in Birmingham next week.

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Cedar Creek by: Glenda Triplett

Harmony Grove by: Reba Gay

We had a beautiful fall day to be in God’s House! Trunk Chandy Gordon recently celebrated her birthday. Emor Treat will be October 31 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. You ily sang “Lord, I Want To Be”, Leslie sang “Amazing get to judge our Trunk Decorating Contest. We had a Grace”. wonderful crowd at Fall Festival Saturday! Bro. Doug’s message was from 1st Peter: Rest your Pastor Donald’s message came from Daniel 1:1-8, hope fully in the Grace of God. There’s a lot we have “The Pressure to Compromise”. Isolation: Daniel and his to do if we expect to grow spiritually. We have to pay friends were isolated from all positive influences that had consequences for sin. There’s people teaching things that been molding their lives and character into ways of god- shouldn’t be taught. Some think if they go to church on liness. Our culture is hostile to the things of God. There Sunday, they can do what they want the rest of the week. is a constant effort to isolate people from anything that is Everything we do should be holy. We serve a Holy God. Christian. Ex: no pray in school, nothing overately Chris- Let people see Jesus in you. We need to obey, trust and tian to be displayed on your desk or in office, chaplains love God. We need Jesus. in the military are pressured not to pray in Jesus’ name! Prayer requests: Doug and Cleo, Ruth and Murvel, Satan is using these ploys to isolate Christians. Charles and Annette, Reba, Edna Dunn, Myrtice, Betty Indoctrination: The Hebrew boys were being taught to Sisk, Joyce Austin, Joyce Norris, Gail and family, Kenact, dress and think with a here and now worldview. Their neth and Judy Orman,Jane Alred, Kenneth and Linda names were changed from ones that honored the One True Estes, Neal and Zelma Thompson, Ray and Esther, jail God to names that honored Babylonian gods. With inten- ministry, Walter and Elaine, Carole Gordon, the Norton, sive training and new names it would be easy for them to Hutcheson and Ledbetter families, Bobby, Carole Taybegin to think of themselves as citizens of Babylon rather lor, Christy, Eric and Tiffany, Stephen, Nell and Lucille than citizens of Jerusalem! McElroy, Ken Sanders, Lex Brown, Maylene and EdSeduction: King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Daniel and ward Wright, Alesha Steen, Dari Brown, Milford and Evhis friends to eat a daily provision of his food and wine so elyn Wiggins, our military, our nation’s leaders, and our that after three years they would serve the king. This was church. to further lead them astray and into doing wrong in God’s New Hope Ministries eyes. For us today it is the temptation to go for the good life, to focus on ourselves and a life of enjoyment! For by: Veneta McKinney what are you selling your soul? Verses 8 and 12 gives us the response of Daniel, as well Greetings from New Hope Ministries. as Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach) and AzariSunday October 27th, we will be having a HarvestFest at ah (Abednego). They resolved not to compromise! They Pastor Jerry and Vickey’s house. It will start at 3:00 with would not defile themselves as Jews by eating from the games and contest and ends with fellowship and worship. king’s table regardless of the cost! There will also be a chili/soup cook-off and a hay-ride. We will be having Trunk-or-Treat with everyone coming East Heflin dressed as a Biblical character. It will be a very fun evening - Everyone is invited!! by: Bruce Wright Remember we are offering tutoring for anyone interestThis Sunday will be a great day as we baptize Six in the ed. For more information call 256-926-9440 or email NeLord! AMEN!! Also, the young couples class will go to Registration Cheaha for lunch after worship so grab the kids and come also continues for the homeschool covering program. You along! Awanas will meet Wed the 30th and on the 31st we can also check out the information on our website www. will host a truck or treat from 6-8pm with hayrides. Bro George opened to Rom. 12:1-2, “Now What?” As Also, the TV program “New Hope Arising” can still be revival services have ended, revival in us has not. Paul found on TV 24, the local station in Anniston, on Monday asked now what do we do. We learn we need to focus on at 5:30 pm, Wednesday at 9 am, and Friday at 2 p.m. Led worshipping God by yielding our body and mind totally by Pastor Vickey Davis and Michelle Connell, each proto the Lord. It is reasonable and logical. We need to gram is designed to give new hope to people that need a present ourselves as a living sacrifice to him. We need to special touch from the Lord. focus on the wisdom of God. To guard our mold and not This past Sunday the youth were in charge of the worallow sin to change it or break it. Our mind must be guard ship service, and with the use of drama, puppets, and spewith the Word. Too many say I can just sleep in today, cial songs we were ushered into the presence of the Lord. I can lay out, I don’t have to go. Let’s go to river or cut After the worship, Youth pastor Mary Lyner preached on grass, or sleep then when we are in a bind, Lord help me. “Reversing the Curse.” Jesus is bigger than any problem Where were you for Him?? that we have. He is able to break any chain that has us Focus on the will of God. Once you focus your life bound, whether it is drugs or just bad thinking – He is able on God, no longer will you struggle with God but will to cleanse us from our sins and make us clean through His walk with him and he with you. God’s will be pleasant blood. and perfect. Our salvation is a transformation to be Christ like too. No one is perfect. We all sin but we must turn Verdon Chapel from ways that are not pleasing to God. He says come. by: Richard Jackson Will you?

Happy Hill by: Debra Jackson Hello from Happy Hill. Hope this finds everyone doing good and enjoying this cooler weather. It was a blessing to be at Happy Hill Sunday. Attendance was down just a little. So good to see some new faces as well as some familiar ones joining us for worship service. On Sunday night, we kicked-off our revival with special music from The Bell House Choir. Rev. Steve Sellers from the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home delivered the message. The music and the message was a blessing. Join us Saturday evening, October 26th at 4:00 until 6:00 for our Fall Festival. This festival will be for the kids as well as the adults. There will be games and treats for the kids. The adults will watch a short movie entitled ‘Defining Moment.’ There will be several door prizes to be given during movie time. Of course, we will have some good eatin’! Remember to attend church Sunday. Until next time, God Bless! SENTENCE SERMON Don’t look where you fell....look where you slipped. THE LIGHTER SIDE I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license.

Heflin First United Methodist by: Lexi Bennett We hope everyone is having a great Fall Break!! Heflin First United Methodist Church would love for you and your family to join us on Wednesday, October 30th for Trunk or Treat! The festivities begin at 5:15 with hotdogs in the Wesley Center and continue at 6:00 in our side parking lot with lots of decorated trunks, fun games, fellowship and maybe some candy! Sunday Night Live at 5:05 will study the scripture from Luke 6:31 this week where Jesus instructs us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. We are going to call that “Breaking Good.” Check out SNL as we start this new series! Remember there is a free meal the first Sunday of each month and refreshments every other Sunday. Hope to see you there! Congrats to our Youth for averaging 50 to 55 children a week for BackPack Buddies! Anyone is welcome to help with this great project! Donations can be made to the church and earmarked “BackPack Buddies,” donate at WM while checking out, or bring food items to the church. The food items need to be individually packed, something a child can fix and eat without much trouble, and does not have to be refrigerated. Thank you for your help!! We would love for you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for Sunday School and 10:00 for our Traditional Service! If you have any questions about our church or preschool, you can reach us at 256-463-2441 or heflinfirst@

Brother Paul Connor brought our morning message from 2 Corinthians, chapter 9. God’s grace shows through us by the spirit of giving. Just as He gives us grace even when it is not deserved, so should we show grace toward others even when we think it is not deserved. God is the originator of grace. His grace is always there for us. He has the power to bestow grace upon us, and gives us the power to bestow grace toward others. Grace abounds more than sin. Have you shown grace toward others? Let God guide you in the way to show His grace. After the morning service, we surprised the deacons of the church and their wives with an appreciation lunch. We appreciate all that our deacons do and their service to God and to the congregation at Verdon Chapel Church. Please keep them in your prayers that they will continue to follow God’s leadership in taking care of the business of the church and the Body of Christ. Brother Rodney Rockman brought the evening message from John, chapter 1. Jesus came to a world that did not receive Him. The few that did were given the right to become God’s children. That is how we become children of God today. Are you a child of God? Have you received Jesus? Please pray for: Robert and Gladys Baughn, Cindy Moore, Janet Nolen, Jay Daniel, Meredith Smith, Jo Simmons, Kay Nolen, our church, and its members.

Local Church & Community Events October 26 Spaghetti plates for sale to benefit New Harmony Baptist Church Student Ministry. Plates will include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert and are $6 each. You may eat in at the church or take out. Pre-orders are welcome. Pine Grove Baptist Church located at 921 County Road 62, Heflin will have Family Fun Day on October 26 from 2pm - 4:pm. Free Food, Games, Cake Walks and More October 27 New Harmony Baptist Church will have a FastCar Rally on October 27. Registration will be held 4-4:30 p.m. and racing and games will begin at 4:30 p.m. You will need to bring a hotweel or matchbox car to race. There will be ribbons for first-third place (in each age category) trophy for the grand champion winner. Ages are babies to youth. There will be more games that include angry birds, pit crew challenge, belly bumpers, bounderoos, parachue game. The church is located on Hwy 9 just South of Heflin Chevron. COMMUNITY-WIDE PLAY DAY on Sunday, October 27, at noon (EST), Beulah Baptist Church, 1616 County Road 57 Muscadine. Hotdogs, chips, drinks, inflatables, face painting, craft, and lots more provided by Beulah. Come to the 11:00 AM (EST) service for a special puppet show. Bethel Methodist Church will be celebrating their 125th anniversary on October 27, 2013 beginning at 9:30 Al. time. There will be pastors from the past speaking. There will be lunch immediately following the service. Dress will be Old Fashioned or casual. Everyone is invited. Richard Driver-Pastor October 31 Fall Festival, for Liberty Hill Congregational Methodist Church, will be held on Thursday, October 31st, from 5:30pm until 8:00. Everyone is welcome. Liberty Hill, 77 County Road 142, Heflin, AL 36264. The Fall Festival, for Liberty Hill Congregational Methodist Church, will be held on Thursday, October 31st, from 5:30pm until 8:00. Liberty Hill, 77 County Road 142, Heflin. TRUNK OR TREAT on Thursday, October 31, 6:30 PM (EST) at Beulah Baptist Church, 1616 County Road 57 Muscadine. Church is located next to Muscadine Volunteer Fire Department.

November 2 ‘Ignite” Youth Rally, Saturday, Nov 2 - Choccolocco Community Church, 22 Nicholas Ct. ( Choccolocco Hwy) Anniston, AL Free Food & door prizes at 6 p.mPraise and Worship at 7 p.m. featuring: Unashamed Drama Team, C3 Praise Team, and “Counting the Cost” from Edgewood C.M. Church. Speaker C3 Youth Pastor, Dylan Jones November 9

Actor Trevor Thomas, Mr. Drama will appear at Bethel Assembly of God on November 9 at 7 p.m. for more information call 256.201.7469. November 15 Crumleys Chapel Church of God will have their 100th anniversary celebration on November 16 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Colorcraft Studios will be there for the Centennial Edition of the church directory. All families in Cleburne County are invited to participate in these sessions. For more information, call 256.236.7727 or 256.748.3458.

Obituaries Elizabeth Dodson Williams

Elizabeth Dodson Williams, 73, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were held September 18, at Dryden Funeral Home with Jonathan Quinn, and Stephanie Carroll, officiating. Burial followed in Black Family Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include: Brothers - Frank Dodson, Detroit, MI and Gordon Dodson, Heflin. Several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews Wise Chapel Pallbearers: John David Coefield, Charlie White, James by: Dorcas Toney Moyer, Brandon Moyer, Billy Patterson, Billy Holley Mrs. Williams was a native and life long resident of Cleburne County. She was a loving homemaker who will be October 26 is our Fall Festival beginning at 5 p.m. We dearly missed by her family and friends. will have finger foods and plenty of candy. Fun and games for the kids. Billy Mack Lambert October 27 will be Men’s Breakfast hosted at Ranburne Billy Mack Lambert, 74, died Wednesday, October 16, and begins at 7 a.m. November 3 time changes so fall back an hour. 2013 at Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held October 18, 2013, at Dryden November 3 we celebrate All Saints Day. Many need prayer we lift: Pat McKinney, Russel Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Leggett, Rev. family, Ronald Edwards, Gerald Robinson, Lula Mae Gary Robinson, officiating. Burial followed in Ai CemeCamp, Kate Ethridge, Doug Williamson, Rider Bearden, tery. Dryden Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Survivors include: Sons - Timothy Paul Lambert, HefHunter Rowland, Andrea Smith, Ozell Benefield, Bobbye Williamson, Clarence Noles, Curtis Richardson, Tommy lin, Larry Wayne Lambert, Heflin, Dennis Ray Lambert, and Gay Ledbetter, Melinda Weick, our troops, our nation, Heflin, Tony Alan Lambert, Heflin; Sisters - Barbara Ann our national leaders, Mary Truett, and Gladys McElroy, Benefield, Heflin, Joan Robinson, Heflin, Judy A. Harbin, Lee McDaniel, and his missionary family working in Oxford; 10 - Grandchildren; 21 - Great- Grandchildren South Africa. May God hover over each of you and his Grandchildren served as Pallbearers. healing and love be your always. Mr. Lambert was a life long resident of Cleburne CounLuke 15:9-15. Shares with us of a wedding, a celebration ty, and was retired from D & L of Carrollton, Georgia. He of family and friends and Jesus performed a miracle oif was a member of Ai Baptist Church and was preceded in water and wine and then Jesus joined the celebration. We death by his wife, Shirley Ann Lambert. should embrace life with the love and joy Jesus did and does. Carnell T. Roberts Carnell T. Roberts, 90, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Cleburne Co. Nursing Home. Funeral services were held October 19, at Dryden Fu1. From this point forward include in your article news from neral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marc Curlee, officiating. any new participant on our your community. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Dryden FuChurch page must make their 3. Thank You's and article submission via e-mail to: Congratulations will NO longer neral Home is in charge of the arrangements. be used, they will be edited out Survivors include: Churches now submitting and must be considered paid ads. Sister - Claudine Brown, Wadley; Nieces - Ruby N. material typed or hand-written 4. Deadlines remain the same will be grand-fathered but we 5 p.m. each Monday with NO Schell, Lanette, Joann Braden, Heflin; Nephews - Ralph would appreciate it if they also exceptions. Vaughn, Fred Vaughn, James Vaughn, Jr., Doyce Vaughn, would make an attempt to email Free announcements in the Truman Vaughn, Chad Brown and Donnie Brown their article. Community Calendar (The Nephews were pallbearers. 2. Again due to space we are Cleburne News) do not include Mrs Roberts was a life long resident of Cleburne Counlimiting each column to 250 reunions, personal yard sales, words. Your article may include anniversaries, birthdays, thank ty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clanton church news, happenings, singing yous, invitations or events that Roberts, children, Tommy and Doris Roberts, sisters, Lesevents, title of pastor's sermon charge admission. If these are sie McCormick, Clois Turner, Eunice McMichael, and with a couple of lines description included within your church Lecta Vaughn. and if you like you may also now news, they will be edited.

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Heflin Highlights by: Suzanne Payne

Enlightening Study

I saw an interesting segment on a news show the other day. Thankfully, it was non-controversial and not political. It was about cars… very first cars! The producer of the segment had really done his homework. He had contacted many famous people and some who were famous only to their family, but successful. MOST of these people were currently forty to eighty years old which makes the study very interesting. 95% of these people reported that their first vehicle was at least five years old when they bought it or received it from a family member….most were older than that. Each subject had a delightful story to go along with that car or truck. It wasn’t just a mode of transportation to these people. It was a sign of responsibility and trust. It helped them be independent and be very cool! It was obviously a step toward their success. This started me thinking about my first car. I was eighteen years old and it was

1965. My car was a 1958 red Nash Rambler. I was delighted! I could keep this baby running on $2.00 a week. Because it had bench seats in front and back, I could cram seven people (no seat belts) in this chariot and cruise the streets of Heflin. The radio was great…it was always on WVOK (Joe Rumore). It wasn’t that I was a low maintenance teen. It was that I appreciated what I had. I never thought about getting a brand new vehicle. I had to buy my own gas and pay part of my car insurance with my baby sitting money. This was the beginning of my lessons on taking responsibility for my actions. I did run it in a ditch one time and that resulted in a flat tire. New tires were not cheap, but I still had pay for it myself. Here is where I am going with this. I would love to hear from you about your first vehicle. Please email me at or mail your story to PO Box 924. This will be interesting to the readers of Heflin Highlights. Give

a description and a few sentences about your experiences with this car or truck. No phone calls, please. I need it in writing. Look for more stories in the future!

Birthday Recognition

Now I don’t know if these people will get a new car for their birthday this week, but I do know that they will get some great gifts. Happy birthday, friends. Oct. 23-Josh Bright. Oct.24-Gina Howle, Wayne Smith, Lane Smith and Catherine Howle. Oct.25-Kathy Wysner, Evelyn Griffin and Kristy Bonner. Oct.26-Macey Carlile, Salee Kennedy and the best sister in the world…Kathryn Owens Harlan. Oct.27-Thomas Bennett, Marie Robinson, Meredith Howle, Nathan Cobb, Mark Howle, Tony Johnson, Marla Nolen, Wilma Wheeler, Emily Wigington and AdryAnna Bray. Oct.28-Alex Gaines, Helen McElroy, Brandon Morris and Jane Aulier. Oct. 29-Roger Hiett, Greg Hill, Merlyn Brown, Doug Bragg, Shelby Skin-

ner, Wendi Buchannan and Scottie Jarrell. Oct.30-Shirley Turner and Greg Moore.

Always Special

There were only three couples names turned into me for anniversaries this week. Three is a good number and I hope they have a good celebration. October 26-Allen and Shirley Turner. October 27-Wes and Stacy Littleton. October 29-Jerry Ross and Sarah Harlan. Sunshine List Neal Mulkey, Mayfield Robertson, Mary Alvarado, Jessica Wade, Jimmy Burrows, Sherry Brown, Terry Benefield, Andrea Smith, Ed Cleveland, Kerry Smith, Jimmie Nell Vise, Sara Noland, Rider Bearden, Merrill Hayes, Ken Sanders and Malene Bowen.


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Ranburne hopes for Region Championship RIP DONOVAN

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For the second consecutive week, Ranburne (7-1, 5-1) steps on the Harlen Robinson Field turf with an opportunity to win the Class 2A, Region 6 championship. A win over visiting Fultondale would create a three-way for first place in Region 6 between Ranburne, Fultondale and Wellborn. The necessary tiebreaker for a three-way tie, number of wins earned by defeated non-region opponents, seems to favor the Bulldogs at the moment but no final decision could be made until Week 10 results are finalized. “It’s a game that we want to play for a region championship but it’s not a do-or-die either. When you’re playing for a region championship you’ve put yourself in a pretty good position,” Ranburne head coach Chad Young said. “I’m proud of them.” A win over Fultondale won’t come easily. The Wildcats have the team to go with their gaudy 8-0 overall record and 6-0 chart in Region 6. “They run the ball offensively most of the time,” Young said of Fultondale. “The quarterback runs well. When they throw it, if the pocket breaks down he’ll pull the ball down and run real well. They don’t make many mistakes. In a lot of ways, they’re simple but that kind of keeps them from making mistakes. They don’t try to do anything they can’t do. They don’t beat them-

Ranburne will be making its second consecutive trip to the North Super Regional volleyball tournament in Huntsville Friday and Saturday. As Class 2A, Area 9 runner-up, the Bulldogs will tangle with Area 14 winner Ider at 3 p.m. Ranburne coach Kayla Shelton said her team will start the three to four-hour bus ride Friday morning in order to arrive at the Von Braun Center well before match time. “They need time to get ad-

selves.” “They’re big. A lot of them are the same linemen that they played last year. They have several that are 6-3, 6-4, 270 and they have a lot of skill people,” Young added. When Ranburne has the ball, Young expects to see a four-man front and a lot of man-to-man coverage in the secondary. The Bulldogs need to put last Friday’s bitter, last-minute 29-26 loss to visiting Wellborn behind them. After trailing the Panthers 21-14 at halftime, Ranburne rallied for two touchdowns in the second half before Wellborn tallied the game-winning score with 41 seconds to play. “When we play Fultondale, regardless of what happens, we’re not going to be able to pin it back on what happened last week. … It’s going to come down to what we do Friday night not what we did last Friday night,” Young said. Ranburne went three-andout on the initial possession of the game and a deflected punt gave Wellborn the ball at the Ranburne 47-yard line. Seven plays later, the Panthers led 7-0 with 7:23 left in the first quarter. Fifty-eight seconds into the second quarter, Donovan Tullis blocked a Wellborn punt, recovered the loose ball and scored. Jake Howle’s kick made it 7-all. The next Wellborn possession lasted just two plays as G.W. Caldwell forced a fumble and Dalton Wiggins recovered to the Bulldogs at the Wellborn 17. Three running plays gained

eight yards. On fourth down, Wellborn held for no gain. “We didn’t play good in the first half offensively. We couldn’t find anything to hang our hat on. That hurt us down there when we got the turnover deep in their territory and we didn’t score,” Young said. It hurt even more when Wellborn’s Chantz Goodman cleared the line of scrimmage on the next play and never slowed. The 91-yard run put Wellborn up 14-7 with 8:08 left in the half. Ranburne responded immediately. After a blitz dropped quarterback Dylan Wiggins for an 8-yard loss, Wiggins threw a middle screen to Dylan Tulllis that Tullis turned into a 41yard gain. Three plays later, the pair combined again. This time a shuffle pass went for 36 yards and a score. Howle made it 14 apiece with 5:59 to go in the half. Wellborn’s third touchdown came on a 54-yard pass with 2:39 to play before halftime. The Bulldogs got to a firstand-10 at the Wellborn 17 with 24 seconds left. On third down from the 11 with five seconds left, Wiggins was swarmed under by a big rush and never had a chance to throw. The third quarter opened with Wellborn punting then Ranburne punting then Wellborn punting again as neither team was able to muster a first down. Kyle Lovvorn returned Wellborn’s second punt 14 yards to the Wellborn 36. Two runs by Dylan Tullis totaled 13 yards. On fourth down at the 15, Wiggins threw to Brayden Wilson in the back of the end

zone. The score came with 4:35 to go in the third quarter. The kick was low but Ranburne trailed just 21-20. Wellborn got two first downs, one on consecutive 5-yard penalties against the Bulldogs, before punting again. Ranburne gained one first down then punted after a holding penalty. Wellborn was three-and-out again and Ranburne took over at the Ranburne 37 with 9:39 on the clock. On third-and-12, Wiggins got the corner at right end and ran for 15 yards. Tullis ran for 11 yards and Brady Whittle followed with a 14-yard gain. From the Wellborn 25, four consecutive carries by Tullis created a third-and-goal at the 6. Wiggins, who had missed his four previous throws, once again found Wilson in the back of the end zone. A 2-point conversion run by Lovvorn was ruled short but Ranburne led 26-21 with 5:47 to play. Wellborn’s ensuing possession ended with an interception by Dylan Wiggins from his safety spot on defense. Three running plays took about two minutes off the clock but left the Bulldogs two yards short of a first down at the Ranburne 46. Wiggins’ punt rolled dead at the Wellborn 17 with exactly 2:30 on the clock. At that point, Wellborn had 28 net yards rushing for the second half with an interception on the Panthers’ only pass attempt. “(Not playing well on offense in the first half) hurt us as far as getting any momentum but then we got it back

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G. W. Caldwell tries to bring down the Wellborn offensive player

in the second half because we were playing well on defense,” Young said. “That’s why I elected not to go for it there with about 2:30 to go in the game and we punted knowing that if we could get two yards there at midfield we probably could run the clock out. I didn’t want to give them the ball at the 50-yard line either.” “If we had been swapping scores the whole second half, kind of like we did the first half, it would have been easier to go for it but they’d been sitting on 21 since halftime,” he added. The Bulldogs stopped a first down run for no gain. On second down, Zach Patterson sacked Wellborn quarterback Landon Machristie for a 4-yard loss. On third down, Machristie threw to seldom-used tight end Corri Tignor and Tignor out-jumped the defense for

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justed to the atmosphere, the few that didn’t go last year,” Shelton said. “My starters, they all went last year. They know what to expect already. The atmosphere is the main shocker to new players who have never been before because it’s so big and loud.” The Bulldogs will need two super regional victories in order to advance to next week’s state tournament in Birmingham. At the Area 9 tournament in Woodland Monday, Ranburne opened with a 3-0 win over

Horseshoe Bend in a must-win situation. The scores were 2515, 26-24, 26-24. “It was a team thing. We played together really well,” Shelton said of the win over the Generals. “That first game, I thought we were going to be beating them real bad but they kind of came back a little bit. The next two games, they made it a little bit of a challenge.” The Bulldogs benefitted from a balanced attack. Mariah Bradley led with 10 kills. Erica Taylor

had nine kills, Indiana Morgan eight and Riley Peterson seven. Lacey Hiett recorded 24 assists and Morgan had two. Hiett led in service aces with five. Peterson had four aces and Taylor three. On defense, Peterson had 10 digs and two blocks. Taylor, Brittany Langley and Taylor Crosson each had seven digs. Mandy Johnson made six digs and Bradley had five. Morgan three digs and two blocks and Lindsey Rhoden added two digs. In the area tournament cham-

pionship game, Woodland defeated Ranburne 25-23, 25-22, 25-20. “We led both of the first two sets by like eight points both sets. We just couldn’t finish at the end because we started off really strong against Woodland in the first two games,” Shelton recalled. “I guess we just kind of let up a little bit. You can’t give them any opportunities.” Hiett had 19 assists against the Bobcats. Peterson and Lang-

just enough distance for a first down. “We were in position. …If we knock the ball down the game’s over basically. I don’t know what else we could have done any different,” Young said. Three consecutive completions followed for another 68 yards, two to Tignor. On firstand-goal from the Ranburne 3, Machristie’s quarterback sneak made it 27-26 with 41 seconds left and the Panthers ran for a 2-point conversion. Dylan Wiggins was 15for-24 passing for 181 yards. Dylan Tullis finished with seven receptions for 119 yards and ran 20 times for an additional 95 yards. Lovvorn caught four passes for 41 yards. Wilson finished with the two touchdown receptions. Whittle ran five times for 25 yards.

ley each had two assists. Bradley finished with 11 kills. Morgan had eight kills, Taylor five, Peterson three and Hiett two. Crosson served six aces. Peterson had three aces and Taylor had two. Taylor recorded 14 digs. Peterson had 13, Bradley nine, Taylor SS eight and Hiett seven. Johnson and Langley each made three digs and Rhoden had two. Peterson finished with eight blocks and Morgan had three.

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The Cleburne County Hospital Board believes it has one too many ambulances. In a meeting Thursday night the board, which is charged with managing the Cleburne County Nursing Home and the Emergency Medical Service, decided to reduce the number of ambulances it uses from five to four. The board bought two new ambulances for the service this year with the expectation to replace two older models. One of the new ones arrived in August and the other arrived this month, said EMS director Tracy Lambert. That has temporarily given the EMS a total of eight vehicles. But Lambert suggested the board reduce its fleet to a total of four ambulances, one less than it is currently using.

“If we end up using four, we’ve got mutual aid; we can call other services in,” Lambert said. He suggested the board sell three of the service’s old ambulances as well as a box ambulance, which no longer works. Patrick Nolen, who was nominated to be on the board but has not been appointed, said the service doesn’t have enough employees to make use of five ambulances at one time, such as might be the case in a major emergency. Board member Dan Hopkins agreed. “We can call Haralson. We can call Bremen. We can call Anniston,” Hopkins said. “I think four is more than adequate.” Lambert mentioned that Semper Fi Rescue asked him if EMS could donate one of the working ambulances to the organization. Board member Coker Cleveland said he was familiar with the organiza-

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Quarter (NW ? of NE ?) of Sec- of sale contained in said Mort- (256) 237-4641 tion 7, Township 16 South, gage will sell at public outcry Range 11 East in Cleburne for cash to the highest bidder, The Cleburne News County, Alabama, and being in front of the main entrance of Cleburne Co., Al more particularly described as the Cleburne County Court- October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 follows: Beginning at the North- house, Heflin, Alabama, during IN RE: THE ESTATE OF east corner of Section 7, Town- the legal hours of sale on NoELIZABETH D. WILLIAMS, Notice of Publicaship 16 South, Range 11 East; vember 14, 2013, the following DECEASED thence West 1989.26 feet; described real estate: CASE NO. 2013-096 tion of Petition for thence South 600.32 feet to The North half of Lot number NOTICE OF HEARING BY the Southern line of Alabama Four (4), in Block M, bounded Intermediate PUBLICATION #46 Highway; thence South 62 as follows: on the North by Lot To: Any and all known and unAccounting degrees 59’ East along the Three (3), Block M; on the known heirs of Elizabeth D. THE STATE OF ALABAMA Southern line of said Highway West by Ross Street; on the Williams, Deceased CLEBURNE COUNTY 210.0 feet to the Point of Be- South by the South half of Lot You will please take notice that PROBATE COURT ginning of the hereafter de- Four (4), Block M; on the East on the 8th day of October, Case No. 6-116 2013, a certain paper in writing scribed parcel of land; thence by College Street; fronting purported to be the last will and South 27 degrees 26’ West West on Ross Street, One IN THE MATTER OF THE AP290.50 feet; thence South 62 Hundred (100) Feet and run- PLICATION OF DENNIS MAtestament of Elizabeth D. Wildegrees 59’ East 110.62 feet; ning back Two Hundred (200) GOUIRK AND PEGGY MAliams was filed in my office for thence North 40 degrees 31’ Feet to College Street; thence GOUIRK AS CONSERVAprobate by Sherry Dodson East 303.82 feet to the South- along the West side of College TORS OF THE ESTATE OF Owen and that the 15th day of ern line of Alabama #46 high- Street One Hundred (100) Feet SCOTT R. MAGOUIRK FOR November, 2013 at 10:00 ACCOUNTway; thence North 64 degrees to dividing line of said Lot Four INTERMEDIATE o’clock a.m. was appointed a day for hearing therof, at which 34’ West along the Southern (4), Block M, according to the ING OF THE ESTATE OF right-of-way line of said High- map and survey of the town of SCOTT R. MAGOUIRK. time you can appear and conway 179.54 feet to the Point of Heflin, made by W.B. Furger- This day came Dennis Matest the same if you see propBeginning. Containing 1.0 son. The above described gouirk and Peggy Magouirk, er. acres and being in the NW ? of property situated, lying and be- Conservators of the Estate of Given under my hand this 10th the NE ? of Section 7, Town- ing in Cleburne County, Ala- Scott R. Magouirk, an incapaciday of October, 2013. tated person, and filed a Petiship 16 South, Range 11 East. bama. Ryan Robertson For informational purposes on- This sale is made for the pur- tion in writing and under oath, Judge, Probate Court ly, the property address is: pose of paying the indebted- praying for an order of this Court, approving the Intermedi5512 Highway 46, Heflin, AL ness secured by the above The Cleburne News 36264. This sale is made for described Mortgage, and the ate Accounting of said Estate. Cleburne Co., AL the purpose of paying the in- proceeds thereof will be ap- It is ORDERED, ADJUDGED October 17, 24, & 31, 2013 debtedness secured by said plied as provided by the terms AND DECREED by the Court that the 18th day of November, mortgage, as well as the ex- of said Mortgage. 2013 at 9:30, AM, be, and the penses of foreclosure. Fur- METRO BANK same hereby is fixed by the thermore, the property to be of- T. Boice Turner, Jr. MORTGAGE fered pursuant to this notice of ADAMS, TURNER & MILLER, Court as the day and time for the Hearing on the said Petisale is being offered for sale, L.L.C. FORECLOSURE tion. transfer and conveyance AS P. O. Box 1124 Witness my hand this 13th day IS, WHERE IS. Neither the Anniston, AL 36202 SALE of September, 2013 Default having been made in mortgagee, nor the officers, di- (256) 235-1901 Gary G. Stanko the payment of the indebted- rectors, attorneys, employees, Attorney for Mortgagee Attorney for Petitioners ness secured by that certain agents or authorized represenIsom & Stanko, LLC Mortgage executed on July 2, tative of the mortgagee make The Cleburne News PO Box 2066 2009, by KRISTIE BRYANT, a any representation or warranty Cleburne Co., AL single woman, to METRO relating to the title or any physi- October 24, 31, & November 7, 1021 Noble Street, Suite 100 Anniston AL 36202 BANK, said Mortgage being re- cal, environmental, health or 2013 (256)237-4641 corded in the Office of the safety conditions existing in, Notice of Public Auction of Judge of Probate, Cleburne on, at or relating to the properAbandoned Vehicle County, Alabama, in Book ty offered for sale. Any and all Please take NOTICE that AD- The Cleburne News 2009, Page 3139, Entry # responsibilities or liabilities AMS’ TOWING will offer for Cleburne Co., AL 32235 and METRO BANK, arising out of or in any way re- sale by sealed bids to the high- October 10, 17, 24, 2013 Mortgagee, by reason of such lating to any such condition, in- est bidder for cash the followSTATE OF default having declared all of cluding those suggested by ing abandoned motor vehicle: the indebtedness secured by Code of Ala. (1975) § 1996 FORD VIN# 35-4-271, expressly are disALABAMA said Mortgage due and pay1FMDU32X3TUB88748 CLEBURNE COUNTY able and by virtue of the power claimed. This sale is subject to 1992 HONDA VIN# PROBATE COURT of sale contained in said Mort- all prior liens and encumbranc- JHMBA8241NC010089 CASE #2013-099 The University of Alabama, gage will sell at public outcry es and unpaid taxes and as- 2002 CHEVROLET VIN# IN THE MATTER OF THE ESCollege of Continuing Studies for cash to the highest bidder, sessments including any trans- 1G1H12T027151367 TATE OF LILLAR HOUSTON, seeks a qualified Health Con- in front of the main entrance of fer tax associated with the foresultant to provide independent, the Cleburne County Court- closure. The successful bidder The following vehicles will be DECEASED routine health consultation ser- house, Heflin, Alabama, during must tender a non-refundable auctioned for the towing and Letters of Administration of vices, including onsite visits to the legal hours of sale on No- deposit of Five Thousand Dol- storage at Adams’ Towing said deceased, LILLAR HOUSbusinesses and industries in vember 14, 2013, the following lars and no/100 ($5,000.00) in 6326 Hwy 46 Heflin AL at 7 TON, having been granted to certified or cash funds at the CATHERINE BAKER, as PerAlabama. Closing date is described real estate: a.m. on November 22, 2013 Six acres, more or less, lying time and place of the sale. The Seller shall have a right to sonal Representative, on the 10/31/13. 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Heflin mayor to board: ‘Let’s move’ on industry LAURA CAMPER

Heflin’s mayor urged members of the city’s Industrial Development Board on Friday to get development moving in the city, and soon. The board met at City Hall to hire a contractor to do shoulder work on the roads leading into the Heflin Industrial Park from Riley Road. But Mayor Rudy Rooks took the opportunity to remind them how important their work is to the city. “We kind of give you the freedom to do what you needed to do and hopefully give you the tools to do it,” Rooks said. “But with that freedom kind of comes some expectations, too.” The city pays more than $300,000 per year in debt payments on the property for the industrial park, a substantial amount for Heflin’s size, he said. Heflin needs to see some return on that investment, Rooks said. He asked the board to get out and make connections at state meetings and conventions to market the property. “Let’s be proactive. Let’s move forward,” Rooks said. “We’re going to have to light the fire on this thing, guys.” Board Chairman Wendell Wood said he knows the town has no plant in the park, but that the Industrial Board has been working. He noted that water is available in the park because of work the board did. “Stuff’s been going on, it’s just not real visible to the public,” Wood said. Board member Tanya Maloney said the board is hampered in other ways. For instance, there is no full-time executive director to do that marketing and make those connections, she said. All the board members are volunteers and have jobs or

other commitments. Money is the biggest issue, Maloney said. “The main problem is that we don’t have an income coming into this board,” Maloney said. The county gave the board $25,000 for work on the property and the board is using that to improve access to the park, she added. Rooks said he understands money is an issue, and the city could try to find some money to send the board members to conferences. He also reminded the board that there are other areas in the city besides the industrial park that can be developed including an area near Buster Miles Ford and property on Alabama 9. “We need to concentrate on the big white elephant out there, no doubt,” Rooks said. “But we’ve got a lot of prime property in and around Cleburne County that we need to try to move also.” In other business the board: — Approved hiring Rick’s Hauling of Heflin to smooth, fertilize and sow grass seed along the sides of about a mile of road. His bid for the work was $11,421. — Approved hiring the low bidder to haul gravel to the site so it can be spread on the roads. Woods is still collecting prices from local businesses. The prices for gravel were $9.95 per ton from McCartney Construction Speedway Quarry in Eastaboga and $10.50 per ton from Vulcan Materials Company in Ohatchee, Rooks said. He said the roads would require about 300 tons of gravel. — Elected Jerry Cash as the new chairman of the Industrial Board, Steven Lines as vice chairman and Ted Beam as treasurer. They will take over the offices on Jan. 1. Staff Writer Laura Camper 256-235-3545. On Twitter @ LCamper_Star.


Ranburne to put in new street light year. “We hope it will be less than $100,” Richardson said. “It’s been since ’02 since we talked to them.” The city currently has 104 street lights and the monthly bill is almost $1,300 a month, Richardson said. In other business the council members: - Approved the purchase or lease of two copy machines, one for the police department and one for city hall. Richardson said she is still shopping around for prices. - Approved paying for five homebound meals for senior citizens. The city currently serves 35 meals a day to senior citizens – 16 at the senior center and 19 home-delivered meals. Federal funding pays for up to 14 of the home-delivered meals minus the donations seniors give for the meals, Richardson said. Last fiscal year that equaled $2,394 in federal funds. The five meals cost $3.04 each for a total cost of $3,553 for the year. Last fiscal year the total cost of the program to the town was $35,835, Richardson said. Staff writer Laura Camper 256-463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.


The Ranburne City Council Monday voted to request a new streetlight at the crosswalk on Alabama 46 in front of Ranburne High School. Police Chief Steve Tucker said that part of the road can be dangerous for pedestrians crossing the street for the high school football and basketball games. He requested the light to improve visibility for drivers. “When you walk across the street at night, you can’t see nobody,” Tucker said. “A street light on the school side would help a lot.” There is a light at the Country Boys gas station across the street, Tucker said. That might need to be adjusted, too, he added. Mayor Owen Lowery said he thought there should be a stop light at the crosswalk. Pam Richardson, town clerk, said the light will be installed by Alabama Power Company, and the company doesn’t charge for the installation. The monthly bill for the new streetlight could be around $100 a






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