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Harper named to City Council council moving in the right direction,” Harper said. “I’m excited about it.” He said he decided to seek the position at the urging of friends, and he hopes to work with the council to bring work and revenue to the city. “I think it’s easy to say that but we’re going to have to actually probably look at ways to get that accomplished.” Harper also said he plans to be a one-term council member, and added that he wouldn’t have sought office during an election year. The remainder of his term will last about three years. “I think he’s committed to the city and I think he’ll work hard to make good things happen for the city,” Baker said. Baker added that he thinks Harper’s professional experience will help him fulfill his responsibility for the city.

LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service Piedmont resident Mark Harper, 49, was appointed to the Piedmont City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting The vote was a surprise because the council had indicated it would wait until later to select a new person to fill the District 6 seat, which was vacated by Bill Baker, who became mayor in early October when former mayor Rick Freeman stepped down because of health reasons.. Harper, a Piedmont native, is married to, Angie Harper, a Piedmont Elementary School teacher. They have two daughters who attend college at Auburn University. Harper, who works an area circulation manager for The Birmingham News, is new to politics. “I want to work with the council we have and get the

“I think he has a good business background,” Baker said. “I think he has some good financial knowledge.” Piedmont residents Kevin Farmer and Jay Wilson also applied for the position. Four of the five attending members at the council meeting voted in favor of Harper. One dissenting member, Terry Kiser, nominated Kevin Farmer. When the council began seeking a candidate to fill the District 6 seat on Oct. 16, it planned to wait until Nov. 19 to vote to give members time to learn about each candidate. That plan changed Tuesday when Councilman Ben Keller made a motion to select a new member, a move that Baker wasn’t expecting. Keller said he wanted to move forward with the vote to help the city. “We needed to go on and get this over with,” Keller said. “We were just standing still.”

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27 educators swap tips LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service

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The streets of Piedmont were alive on Halloween with children of all ages collecting treats. Most were adorned in costumes ranging from whimsical to scary.

Twenty-seven teachers of gifted students from across northeastern Alabama crowded into a cinder-block room at Piedmont High School on Friday to swap teaching tips. The annual meeting, known as the Gifted Share Fair, is an informal gathering for teachers who work with students who excel in scholastics, leadership or the arts. Teachers began the Fair Share about 20 years ago and today the meeting serves as one of few professional development opportunities for gifted instruction in Alabama, the educators said. “It’s just nice to be around other people who understand what you do,” said Cindy Lynch, a teacher of gifted students at C. E. Hanna Elementary School in Oxford. Some instructors of the gifted work alone in a school system, traveling from school to school to work with children. Others work alone in a school, teaching children in various grades. Some work in small teams. “I don’t have other teachers to bounce ideas off of,” said Dianna Hardy, a Cleburne

County educator. “This helps me tremendously.” This year a Piedmont teacher co-hosted the event with a teacher from Oneonta City Schools. The Oneonta teacher collected the $25 fee for attending, and helped administer the funds for the event. During the day-long session, each of the teachers presented one lesson from the school year, and provided demonstrations and handouts. The handouts were collected, placed into binders and given to teachers. “If I didn’t have them to give me ideas, I would try to do everything around what I like,” said Christy Crosson, a Piedmont teacher who helped organize the event. In addition, instructors of gifted students don’t have a curriculum to follow, which gives them flexibility. In turn, it puts the onus on them to come up with creative lessons that supplement typical instruction. “Gifted, that’s where it’s at,” said John Moore, the lone male in the group of educators. “That’s where you can actually do some teaching.” Moore, a teacher of gifted students in Calhoun County, shared how he uses small Lego

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Ashley Penton, a Jacksonville native who now lives in Piedmont, always admired his father, Wayne, who sold insurance most of his life. Ashley worked at a number of jobs before he finally found his niche - selling insurance, like his father. Penton, 43, was born and reared in the Roy Webb and Pleasant Valley areas. During the summers, while he was attending Pleasant Valley School, he helped build houses. When he graduated from Pleasant Valley, he went to work in the spinning department at Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Mill in Piedmont. He worked there from 1989-92. He left SCT to work with his father in the insur-

ance business for the next two years. He thought he’d like to go back to building houses, so for the next three years, that’s what he did. He wasn’t satisfied though. He felt he wasn’t where he needed or wanted to be. “I was looking for a career change,” he said. “My sister-in-law, Sandy Parker, gave me a name to call about selling insurance. It was J. C. Ralph, area manager of Alfa. It just took off from there.” Ralph interviewed Penton, had him take a test and hired him. ■ See PENTON, page 7


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Federal furloughs had profound effect on Alabama Alabama is without a doubt one of the most heavily laden military employee states in the union. In fact, if you took the federal military employment and automobile manufacturing employment out of Alabama we would be decimated. When the federal furloughs occurred recently it had a profound affect on Alabama. When the furloughs hit more than 20,000 Alabama workers, mostly civilians, were affected. We have tremendously important and significant federal bases in strategic parts of the state. These military bases are the heart and soul of their regions. These bases are vitally important to Alabama. Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, Dothan’s Fort Rucker and Montgomery’s Maxwell Air Force Base are the most important economic engines of these areas of the state. When you throw in Mobile’s Corp of Engineers, you are talking about a lot of good paying jobs. Recently, while visiting with Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, I asked him about the most important and largest employer in his city.

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Inside The Statehouse I assumed that with Montgomery being the capital, state government and state employees was number one. My second assumption was that the tremendous Hyundai plant located in Montgomery was number two. He said neither is number one. The number one economic impetus and largest employer in the River Region is the Maxwell-Gunter Air Force facility. I was amazed. Strange further elaborated that there are additional benefits to his city that do not show up in statistics. Thousands of military retirees have chosen Montgomery as their retirement home. These Air Force officers, who retire in Montgomery and throughout the

state, are extremely important to Alabama’s economy. They may have been born in Minnesota but decide they like the climate in the South and do not want to pay the high property taxes on the Florida Gulf Coast. Strange said if you throw in the ramifications of military retirees, the importance of Maxwell/Gunter becomes even more significant. If you think Maxwell is important to Montgomery, then you ain’t seen nothing when you compare how important the Redstone Arsenal is to Huntsville or Fort Rucker is to the Wiregrass. These two bases are the premier economic centers of their regions. Redstone Arsenal and NASA built Huntsville. Like Montgomery, most of these high paid NASA engineers choose to retire in the beautiful Tennessee Valley area of our state. Folks, there are over 400,000 military retirees living in Alabama. We are and have always been a very pro military state. Our state merit system is even designed to give preferences to military veterans. We also have 12,000 Alabamians on current active military duty.

In addition, we have 22,000 in Reserves and in the National Guard. You can thank a congressional delegation of bygone years for these vital federal facilities located in our state. We had a tandem in the U.S. Senate for close to 30 years that spanned the 1940’s through 1960’s that were instrumental in securing and nurturing these important bases. Senators Lister Hill and John Sparkman spearheaded the efforts to locate Redstone Arsenal, and other bases to their state. We are reaping the benefits today of these two distinguished gentlemen’s efforts. Lister Hill was from Montgomery. He worked diligently to sustain Maxwell and Gunter in his hometown. John Sparkman was born in Hartselle and moved to Huntsville as an adult to practice law. Both men were SGA presidents at the University of Alabama. Both men graduated from Alabama Law School and practiced law a short time before going to Congress at an early age. They both served about 10 years in the U.S. Congress before garnering their U.S. Senate seats before they were 40 years old. Hill was the scion of a prominent

Montgomery family. Sparkman was the ultimate Horatio Alger story. Both left an indelible mark on the state. We are reaping the harvest from their labors today. As mentioned, Redstone Arsenal and NASA are what built Huntsville. Therefore, John Sparkman’s being the father of that base leaves quite a legacy. They probably should change the city’s name from Huntsville to Sparkmanville. Our Senior Senator Richard Shelby has done a yeoman’s job of protecting and sustaining these facilities over the last 20 years. He has been especially instrumental in the funding of Redstone Arsenal. We have had some outstanding U.S. Senators from our state. However, history will record that our three greatest senators have been Lister Hill, John Sparkman and Richard Shelby. 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

Scrumptious treats available at Artisanal Baked Goods Here’s a great recipe: take two brothers passionate about baked foods, introduce them into a small bakery, and add in fresh, local (if possible), high quality ingredients. The results? A delectable assortment of culinary delights sold at Artisanal Baked Goods on 17th and Quintard Avenue in Anniston. Teddy and Martin Paudrups are the principle bakers responsible for attracting the attention of an increasing number of Calhoun County residents. Fans are enjoying such products as Bama Sourdough bread, brioche, various cookies, pretzel breads, lemon cakes, vanilla and chocolate French macarons, cheesecakes, scones, croissants, Danish pastries, and, occasionally, something new. I spent an afternoon with the two recently, watching as they massaged a large tub of dough into shapely, football sized loaves. Eventually, I put my own hands onto a loaf. I

Sherry Kughn Sherry-Go-Round pulled on my loaf’s soft-as-a-puppy “neck,” folded over its “shoulders,” stretched and tucked its “ears,” and plopped the quivering substance into a cloth-lined basket that was to be placed in a refrigerator overnight. It would continue to proof for 16 hours. I had bought and eaten a similar loaf the week before, and I thought how much work, attention, and, yes, passion, had gone into its creamy, yogurt-like flavor. My Bama sour-

dough bread was great when it was eaten fresh from its bag or, later, when toasted. As the brothers worked, they explained that love for family brought them to Anniston. The two had lived in Michigan with their parents, Alice and Marty, and a sister, Anastasia. They moved because relatives Linda and Rick Burke, who own Mata’s Greek Pizza next door, had the then-empty bakery available for use. “We wanted to be closer to family,” said Martin. The boys’ grandparents are the late Bill and Mata Rodopoulos, who created Mata’s Pizza in the early 1980s. A few years back, Teddy graduated from high school. He and Martin were deciding where to work, perhaps together. After much research, Alice learned that the King Arthur Flour Education Center in Vermont offered weeklong courses. Bakers sign up from throughout the country.

She encouraged her sons to register, and they came back “almost addicted,” said Teddy. They made plans to open a bakery focusing on Artisan breads and pastries. “The course took us from zero to sixty,” said Martin, “and we have continued to learn from there.” Both continue to take other classes and communicate with professional bakers whom they have met. On the afternoon I visited, Teddy and Martin worked on the sour dough and answered buzzers that went off from time to time throughout the bakery. Teddy left the worktable to check on lemon cheesecakes. He returned with a jar of homemade lemon extract. I smelled it and was amazed how strong the lemon fragrance was. I remembered eating one of the small lemon Bundt cakes a few weeks ago and now understand why it tastes like a fresh lemon has been picked from a tree and squeezed over it. Martin

opened the lid of the homemade vanilla extract and let me smell it. He explained that it takes weeks to make in order for vodka to extract the full flavor of the vanilla beans. The brothers were working on a Tuesday, the day before the bakery opens each week. Even when they are “off,” they often work, traveling to Atlanta or Birmingham for prized ingredients. The bakery’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Customers may sample each day’s wares. Also, they may visit the bakery’s Facebook website to stay abreast of each day’s featured items. Go to and, soon, to Teddy is building a fan base on the site and is encouraging customers to give him feedback and suggestions tailored to their tastes. Email Sherry at

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deeply flawed launch of Obamacare’s online enrollment is now all over the news after taking a back seat to coverage of the government shutdown. A month into the rollout, the evidence is starting to pile up – Obamacare is a disaster. Folks are still unable to get logged in to the site online, which under the law, was supposed to be a key feature of expanding insurance coverage. Also, according to a Health and Human Services report last month, Alabama has very few insurance plan choices, which also shows the law’s shortcomings. I have voted more times than I can count to get rid of Obamacare because I think the law is unworkable, will damage the economy and end up hurting working folks. I will continue to fight against Obamacare. Anxiety is rising over looming deadlines. For example, to have coverage starting January 1, everyone must sign up online by December 15. The law’s supporters, including the president, have not agreed to even a year delay in the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, despite all the uncertainties and concerns. Open season for enrollment lasts until March 31. At first, if you hadn’t signed up by February 15, you would face a penalty, but the White House has delayed that deadline to March 31. How is any of this fair? And if trying to navigate this terribly complex law isn’t nightmare enough, the premiums because of the Affordable Care Act have risen across East Alabama significantly. Recently on my Facebook page, I asked folks to let me know if their premiums were affected.  One person’s premiums will go up $200 monthly and they’ve decided to go without health insurance when January arrives. 

Report from Congressman Mike Rogers 514 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-3261 Another person’s premiums will rise $300 per month. For another individual, their premiums will go up $130 a month and they said they just cannot afford the coverage with the higher price.  Another family was told their policy doesn’t meet the requirements of the new law, but they will be switched to a new policy at an increase of $740 a month. The law hurts folks across East Alabama because it is not affordable or fair. Insured people are willing to become uninsured and pay the fine because they cannot afford the escalated prices of their new premiums under Obamacare. This new law, along with its website, has proved once again to be a ‘train wreck.’ President Obama has already delayed portions of the law, and Republicans are beginning investigations into its many shortcomings. I fully expect those hearings to reveal yet more problems. As always, please feel free to contact me at mike-rogers., like me on Facebook at Congressman Mike D. Rogers, follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram at RepMikeRogersAL and subscribe to my YouTube page at MikeRogersAL03

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Obituaries JENNINGS Jacksonville - Funeral services for Lewis Jennings, 59, were held Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Parris and Mr. Gary Ledbetter officiating. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Jennings passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Jacksonville RMC. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Bobbi Jennings; two children, Ryan Jennings (Dana) and Jill Turner (Jason), all of Piedmont; four grandchildren, Ayden Jennings, Cannon Jennings, Cash Turner and Glory Turner; his parents, Floyd and Helen Jennings, of Piedmont; three sisters, Donna Wilson (Jerome), of Piedmont, Deanna Gilbreath (Michael), of Jacksonville and Deborah Clausen (Jim Hines), of Piedmont; two brothers, Floyd Jennings (Shelia), of Spring Garden and Ken Jennings (Maria), of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be B.J. Murphy, Dustyn Jennings, Jesse Clausen, Matt Adams, Chris Adams, Cory Westbrook and Colton Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be Braden Ford, Jesse John Clausen and Cody Westbrook. Mr. Jennings was a Piedmont resident most of his life and had lived in Jacksonville for the past two years. He was a graduate of Spring Garden High School and was the owner and operator of Jennings Interiors for the past 28 years. He was a member of Extended Hand Church in Piedmont and was a loving husband, father, and poppa to his grandchildren. KISER Goshen - Funeral services for Betty Ruth Norton Kiser, 82, were held Sunday, November 03, 2013, at 2 p.m. at

Oct. 28 • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. A 23-yearold male reported the theft of an Alabama driver’s license and a military spouse identification card that occurred on Old Shady Grove Road between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. A 33-yearold female reported the theft of a wallet containing identification cards and a flashlight that occurred between 10:09 p.m. Oct. 27 and 1 p.m. Oct. 28 on Craig Avenue. • Criminal littering. Officers investigated a complaint made about littering at the Boy Scout building located at the Sports Complex. Oct. 29 • Foreign recovery. Officers recovered a 2001 Ford Windstar van valued at $5,000. • Receiving stolen property I. Officers investigated possession of a stolen 2001 Ford Windstar van. • Burglary III. A resident of Ridge Crest Drive reported the theft of meats, two cases of water and two light bulbs during an incident that occurred between Oct. 19 and Oct. 29. Oct. 30 • Discharging firearms inside city limits. Officers recovered a 9-mm. Makarov handgun and a casing from a location on Oak Street during an incident that occurred around 11:45 p.m. Oct. 29. • Theft by deception II. A 72-year-old female reported an incident involving $500 that occurred at her residence Oct. 27. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. A 35-yearold male reported the theft of a Pioneer Auto CD player valued at $100 and $150 damage done to the vehicle console during an incident that occurred between 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 8 a.m. Oct. 30 on East Ladiga Street behind

Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe DeWitte officiating. Burial followed at Piedmont Memory Gardens. The family received friends Sunday from 122 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Kiser passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Piedmont Health Care Center. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Cronan (Tim), of Spring Garden; four grandchildren, Shane Molock (Jenny), Mark Molock, Tyler Cronan (Carly) and Kaylee Cronan; six great-grandchildren, Jacob Molock, Haleigh Molock, Matt Molock, Jordyn Molock, Ashton Molock and Briar Molock; and one brother, Billy Wayne Norton, of Georgia. Pallbearers will be Kevin Kiser, Harvey Kiser, Steve Norton, Greg Norton, Brian Norton and Ricky Littlejohn. Honorary pallbearers will be Roland Houck and Bobby Kiser. Mrs. Kiser was a lifelong resident of Piedmont and was a member of Goshen United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kiser worked as a seamstress for many years in the Piedmont area. After retirement she taught at the Little Land O’Goshen Daycare and was a member of the Nimble Thimble Quilters Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kiser; daughter, Diane Molock; parents, William and Cleora Norton, and two brothers, Robert Norton and Frank Norton. SMITH Spring Garden - Funeral services for Linda A. Smith, 72, will be today, November 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Kirk and the Rev. James Cohorn officiating. Burial will follow at Lebanon Campground Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 10 - 11 a.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Smith passed away Monday, Novem-

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ber 4, 2013, at Cherokee Medical Center. Survivors include her son, Lynn Smith, of Spring Garden; grandson, Caleb Smith, of Spring Garden; daughter-in-law, Stacey Smith, of Spring Garden; sister, Martha Hurst, of Piedmont; and good friend, Sherry Prater. Pallbearers will be John Dan Sanford, Charlie Prater, Woodrow “Jr.” Williams, Aaron Studdard, Mike Cummings, Lance Rankin and Terry Law. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Spring Garden and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Smith. The family request no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Garden Volunteer Fire Department, 4635 County Road 8, Piedmont, AL 36272 or to the Spring Garden School Athletic Department, P.O. Box 31, Spring Garden, AL 36275. WARMACK Piedmont - David Marvin Warmack, was born October 6, 1947 in Borden Springs to parents, Harvey (d. 1951) and Clarice (d. 1978). One of four children, two brothers, Jesse and Frank (d. 2013) and one sister, Louise. David, a Crimson Tide football fan and local carpenter, overwhelmed by exhaustion, passed away after an extended convalescence in Coosa Valley Rehab. His loving and longtime companion, Elizabeth Sue Reaves, passed away in April, 2012. His passing leaves one surviving brother, Jesse; sister, Louise and a wonderful and loving daughter by mutual consent, Gina. Rest in peace, dear brother and friend as we mourn in silence. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Police the post office. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. A 56-year-old male reported the theft of two 10-inch Bazooka subwoofer speakers, a Lincoln Mfg. welder, a Bazooka stereo amplifier, a Panasonic auto CD player, and a pair of Converse shoes as well as damage done to his vehicle in an incident that occurred between 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 8 a.m. Oct. 30 in the 500 block of Memorial Drive. • Harassment. A 38-year-old female reported an incident that occurred at her residence between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Oct. 31 • Making false report to law enforcement authority. Officers investigated an incident that occurred Oct. 1 at 12:48 p.m. on West Ladiga Street. Nov. 1 • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. A 38-yearold female reported the theft of a disability check, wallet, check book, driver’s license, child support card, Visa card, and other items that occurred at Piedmont High School around 8:30 p.m. Her white Honda Civic was also damaged during the incident. • Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. An 18-yearold male reported a charcoal grey speaker box, a 2000-watt Boss amp, and two 10-inch kicker speakers were stolen from his vehicle between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. while located in the 5600 block of Old Piedmont Gadsden Highway. • Theft of property III. An 18-year-old female reported a Brighton bracelet with charms, a Vera Bradley wallet, $50 in currency, and a Noble Bank debit card were stolen in an incident that occurred between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. while located in the 5600 block of Old Piedmont Gadsden Highway.

• Criminal mischief II. A 53-year-old male reported damage done to a wooden door and window during an incident that occurred on East Ladiga Street between Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Nov. 2 • Criminal mischief II. A 44-year-old male reported $499 damage done to his 2005 Ford pickup that occurred at Piedmont High School between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nov. 1. • Domestic violence III. A 43-year-old female reported an incident that occurred on Morgan Avenue at 2 a.m. Nov. 3 • Burglary III. A 58-year-old male reported the theft of five interior doors, four pieces of used plywood, and six pieces of used paneling that occurred between Oct. 17 and Nov. 1 on Gadsden Street.

• Piedmont Elementary School fifth grade will present a program honoring all Veterans on Friday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m in the PES cafeteria. All area veterans and their families are invited to attend. • Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Ore., is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges, and needs. For example, a Hearing Dog is trained to alert its owner to household sounds that could affect his or her safety and an Autism Assistance Dog would keep an autistic child out of traffic, bodies of water, and other dangerous situations. Chris Hill, a resident of Anniston and a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, has a DVD presentation he will give to civic and community organizations or individuals. Contact him at 835-6918 • The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill levels of photographers, meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Noble Building, Suite 100, Anniston. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. Call 236.8488 for more information. • New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are at 8 a.m. in Pete Mathews Colseium. Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes are Monday,

Wednesday and Friday. Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes are on Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-6892580 or for more information. • Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 21 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.. at 114 N. Center Ave. downtown Piedmont, to discuss the latest veteran’s issues and benefits. If you are a service-connected disabled vet or you think you may have a military service related condition, the DAV may be able to help you. Help workshops are also available from 8 a.m.-noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Veterans are urged to attend for possible compensation and benefits they’re not aware of. • Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POWs and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during 194346 is asked to contact Klaus Duncan at 782-2991. • Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more information call social services director Yolanda Pierce 447-8258, ext. 232. Refreshments will be provided.

Arrests Oct. 17 • Tracy Pernell Moore, 42, possession of a controlled substance. Oct. 29 • Evelyn Moore Collins, 53, receiving stolen property I. Oct. 30 • Valarie Francine Brown, 33, fraudulent use of credit/debit card (four counts).

• Matthew Shane Lewis, 40, failure to pay. • Charvez Lee Woolf, 22, failure to appear. Nov. 1 • Jonathan Wade McGatha, 31, receiving stolen property III. Nov. 3 • Sara Burns Mosley, 50, negotiating worthless instrument.

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Colleen Mathis is preparing for ‘The Children’s Nutcracker’ Divides time between Piedmont and Jacksonville BY MARGARET ANDERSON NEWS CORRESPONDENT


olleen Mathis divides her time between Jacksonville and Piedmont. She resides in Jacksonville and spends many of her days at her dance studio on the square in Jacksonville, Alabama Christian Dance Theatre, which she opened on Sept. 9. She was soon teaching dance to children at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Colleen has about 100 students. Miss Colleen, as she is called by her students, is preparing for her next production, “The Children’s Nutcracker,” which will be at 6 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Piedmont High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5. Call her studio at 404-932-2658 for tickets or drop by the studio to purchase tickets 22 Public Square Jacksonville. For more information go to the website “The Children’s Nutcracker,” will incorporate children of all ages including some Jacksonville State University students as well as Piedmont High School students, and many elementary age level dancers. “We’ll have party children, mice, snowflakes, Chinese, candy canes, flowers, and Arabian dancers and much more,” she said. Colleen’s dance assistant teachers are Cailee Cole, who teaches adult tap and is the assistant teacher for the pre-school ballet in Jacksonville. Kieana Kerns teaches hip hop. Dylan Hawk teaches jazz at the Piedmont Civic Center. All three attend JSU and or Gadsden State Community College. Colleen was born in New Brunswick, N. J. She was a child when she drifted South. She moved to Piedmont from Flowery Branch, Ga., in 2012, where she worked alongside her sister at her sister’s ballet studio. Her sister continues to run that studio, Buford School of Ballet, where Colleen got her dancing teaching career started as one of the directors from 1999-2012. She decided that Jacksonville, Piedmont and JSU would be perfect for her to plant her new business. She has a business degree and a master’s in early childhood education from Jacksonville State University.  When she first came to Alabama, she began teaching in Piedmont at the Piedmont City Schools after school learning academy, then moved to Jacksonville. She teaches twice a week in Piedmont’s city schools and six days a week at her studio in Jacksonville. “Piedmont City Schools are so wonderful,” she said. “They allowed me to come in and use my professional dance and business background to teach their students quality dance education and use their school auditoriums.” Her son, Michael Rogers, 15, is a freshman at Piedmont

HONEY-MUSTARD PORK CHOPS (Serves 4) ¼ c. Dijon mustard 4 t. honey 1 t. cider or white vinegar ¼ t. black pepper 4 (5 oz.) bone-in-loin pork chops, about 1 inch thick To make marinade, stir together all ingredients except pork in cup. Transfer marinate to large zip-closed plastic bag. Add pork. Squeeze out air and seal bag. Turn to coat meat. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, at least four hours or up to overnight. Spray broiler rack with nonstick spray. Preheat broiler. Remove chops from bag. Discard marinade. Place chops on prepared broiler rack and broil 5 inches from heat until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side. Serve these chops with steamed fresh kale and steamed thickly sliced ears of corn. SPICY PORK STIR-FRY (Serves 4)

2 t. canola oil 1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, cut into thick strips 8 scallions, cut into 2 inch lengths 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained 2 tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 t. grated peeled fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 t. soy sauce 1 t. Asian (dark) sesame oil ¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro 2 c. hot cooked white rice

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Colleen Mathis, back center, with her students. Students are, front, Savannah Bryan, center, Aiden Bryan, back row, Toni McCray, Maddie Naugher, and Kieana Kerns. High. He plays baseball and basketball. “They’re such a phenomenal school system with excellent leadership and technology,” she said. That’s what prompted me to go to Piedmont and, also, my sister, Grace Strott is the volleyball coach in Piedmont. We love both cities. I feel very blessed to be on the square, That’s what was needed in the community. I believe in fine arts. Being close to the university, I have such a wonderful feedback from both communities.” Colleen’s parents put their children in a local ballet school when they were young. “I grew up, went to high school, danced, graduated and went to JSU,” she said. “I danced my freshman and sophomore years in Anniston for Barry Mundy.” Colleen has had professional training in New York and South Dakota. She teaches ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. “I’m so happy,” she said. “This is a dream come true to open my own dance school. When I was in college, my dream was to have my own studio on the square in

RECIPES Heat nonstick wok or deep large nonstick skillet over high heat until drop of water sizzles in pan. Add canola oil and swirl to coat pan. Add pork and stir-fry until no longer pink, 1-2 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to plate. Add bell pepper to wok and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add scallions and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add pineapple and stir-fry 30 seconds. Return pork to wok along with tomatoes, jalapeno, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with rice. CARROT CAKE (Serves 12) ¾ c. all-purpose flour ½ c. yellow cornmeal 1 ½ t. baking powder ½ t. ground cinnamon ¼ t. salt ½ c. thawed frozen apple juice concentrate ¼ c. fat free milk


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Jacksonville. That dream has come true thanks be to God and thanks be to my loving and generous parents for their support. I’m a Christian, strong in my faith, instilling a Christian based dancing school, and that could not have been possible without the help of the Lord and my Savior Jesus Christ. That’s what’s helped me be so successful.” Colleen said what is so unique about her studio is that she can pray with the children and play Christian music as well as classical dance music to spread her gift of dance education to the community. Colleen is an affiliate of the American Academy of Ballet. She enjoys reading, going to the beach and listening to music. She attends St. Charles Catholic Church in Jacksonville. “Of course being in the fitness field, teaching dance makes you very conscious of eating healthy,” she said. “I like to cook when I have time, and I like to prepare healthy meals and she said. I cook Weight Watcher meals. I’ve been very successful with Weight Watchers.”

2 T. + 2 t. canola oil 1 lg. egg 2 T. brown sugar 1 c. shredded carrots ½ c. raisins Frosting ½ c. light cream cheese (Neufchatel) at room temperature 1 T. honey Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9-inch Bundt pan with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in bowl. With electric mixer, beat apple juice concentrate, milk, oil, egg and brown sugar in large bowl until combined. Beat in carrots and raisins. Reduce mixer speed. Add flour mixture, beating until blended. Scrape into prepare pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Combine cream cheese and honey in food processor. Process until smooth. Invert cake onto cake plate. With narrow metal spatula, spread frosting over cake.

Assisted Living and Specialty Care Facility opens in Piedmont


Thursday November 14, 2013 from 2pm - 5pm. Piedmont Health Care and Rehab Center announces the opening of Dugger Mountain Assisted Living and Specialty Care Facility. This new facility is located near the beautiful and serene Dugger Mountain Wilderness Preserve in Piedmont. Our community offers magnificent views of the area within a safe and secure setting: • A total of sixteen private rooms can be decorated with the residents own personal furnishings and style to create their own personal home.

If you are between the ages of 19 and 65 and have a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, you may qualify for a research study of an investigational medication.

• Seven rooms are available for assisted living on a safe campus with residents having the freedom to come and go as desired, to socialize with family and friends.

You may qualify for this study if you: • Are a Type 2 diabetic • Are not currently taking insulin or other injectable anti-diabetic medications (you may be on oral medications with the exception of Actos/pioglitazone) • Do not smoke

• Nine of the rooms are in our Specialty Care Unit for those residents who need additional assistance with their activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming, medication reminders and assistance or other needs provided in a safe, secured environment.

If you qualify, you will receive: • Study-related physical exams, lab tests, and diagnostic assessments at no cost • Compensation for time and travel of up to $3,550 Interested in learning more? Please call Pinnacle Research Group at (256) 236-0055, extension 103.

• Three delicious meals and snacks served daily. • Dietary restrictions can be met if special needs are required. • A schedule of adult oriented activities ensures there’s always something to do if desired. • Caring, licensed caregivers are on duty 24 hours a day with a physician on call. • Rooms are phone and cable ready.

Some of our facilities featured amenities include:

The community is invited to come tour our new facility and enjoy refreshments with us. Please call 256-447-9444 for more information.



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November 2013 PHS Lunch Menu


Ham & Cheese Melt Romaine Salad w/ tomatoes or carrots Sweet Potato Fries Spiced Apples



Pepperoni Pizza Corn Romaine Salad w/ tomatoes or carrots Peach Cobbler





Chicken Tenders Steamed Broccoli Blackeye Peas W/W Biscuit Mandarin Oranges


Sub Sandwich Romaine Salad w/ carrots or tomatoes Sliced Pickles Black Olives Baked Cheetos Banana

Pepperoni Pizza Corn Nuggets Romaine Salad w/ carrots or tomatoes Peach Cobbler


Vegetable Beef Soup Grilled Cheese Romaine Salad w/ carrots or tomatoes Mandarin Oranges


Hamburger Salad Baked Beans pickles Baked Sun Chips Mixed Fruit Cup

Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Dressing/gravy Green beans Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Sauce Rolls Rainbow Cake

Crispito Cheese Sauce/Salsa Coleslaw Refried Beans Applesauce

BBQ Chicken Mashed Potato English Peas Biscuit Mixed Fruit

Hotdog Hotdog Chili Coleslaw Tater Tots Apple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie




Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Menu subject to change due to food availability.

Spicy or Grilled Chicken Tater Tots Sliced Pickles/Lettuce Peach Cup Yellow Cake

Chili Saltine Crackers Corn Nuggets Romaine Salad w/tomatoes or carrots Pears Rice Krispy Treat


Cheese Pizza Corn on the Cob Romaine Salad w/ carrots or tomatoes Pineapple

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Chicken & Rice Glazed Carrots English Peas Bread Stick Mixed Fruit


Breaded Chicken Patty Sweet Potato Casserole Lima Beans Pineapple


Steak Nuggets Pinto Beans Mashed Potatoes W/W Biscuit Mandarin Oranges




Thanksgiving Break

Choice of milk or water is offered with each meal.

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BY LAURA GADDY A fire hydrant dated 1952 stands on Williams Street in a residential block in Piedmont, covered with black plastic bag, a sign that it doesn’t work. The hydrant is one of about 10 in Piedmont that the city has marked as inoperable and prioritized for repair. The city plans to repair about 30 more hydrants, and firefighters have identified a total of 62 of its 500 hydrants as damaged, according to city officials. It is common for firefighters in any city to find problem hydrants each year. In Oxford firefighters found 76 of the city’s 841 hydrants needed some work this year. In Jacksonville about 10 of the city’s 461 hydrants required repairs. But in Piedmont some of the hydrant problems have lingered for more than a year, said Jesse McKnight, water superintendent. McKnight, who was appointed as superintendent in January, said some hydrants have been on the repair list for two years. Earlier this month the city ordered enough parts to completely repair the 10 inoperable hydrants, and it ordered parts to correct five more hydrants that need to be updated. The parts have not come in yet, but when they do McKnight and another worker will start making the repairs, he said. Newly appointed Mayor Bill Baker said he wasn’t aware of the problem until earlier this month, when fire Chief Mike Ledbetter, who was appointed earlier this year, included the information in a report during a public meeting. Baker and Ledbetter said they don’t think houses are at any greater risk from fire, despite the fact that some hydrants are inoperable. Ledbetter said that’s because the city firefighters have a tanker truck that will help them fight fires in case of an emergency. Also, he said, many areas with malfunctioning hydrants have others close enough that firefighters can use those while extinguishing a blaze. Baker, Ledbetter and McKnight said they did not know why the hydrants haven’t been fixed before now. “I really can’t tell you what happened,” Baker said. “Now that I’m aware of the problem, I’m taking steps to fix them” Baker said the city will order more parts once the Water Department begins repair work on the 15 that have been prioritized. The Insurance Service Organization, or ISO, requires fire departments to conduct tests each year to find hydrants with problems. Once those checks are complete, area departments file reports with local water authorities. Those water authorities, which typically install the hydrants, make the repairs. Replacing a hydrant costs about $3,000, and repairs can be costly too, McKnight said. He declined to say how much the city is spending to repair hydrants now, citing concerns that releasing that information would hinder ongoing negotiations to purchase more parts. But, he said, the cost of repairs is one factor that has kept the city from fixing the hydrants before now. McKnight said the Water Department would receive annual reports from the Fire Department each year, but officials waited for funding from the city to move forward with the repairs each year.

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State Representative and Secretary of State candidate John Merrill visited Piedmont High School on Wednesday, October 30th. Rep. Merrill, who represents Tuscaloosa, has a long history with Piedmont having served as the football team’s host during the 2009 championship game. Pictured from left to right: Piedmont Principal Adam B. Clemons, Andrew Posey, Megan Mohon, State Representative K.L. Brown, Mayor Bill Baker, State Representative John Merrill, Derrick Baer, Coach Steve Smith, Exavyer Jackson, Mayor Pro Temp Mary Bramblett, and former Mayor Brian Young.

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The family of Norman Anderson would like to thank everyone for the loving kindness shown during Norman’s sickness and passing. Everything given is appreciated more than we can express. Thank you to the staff of Southern Care Hospice for making his last day so peaceful and to the Thompson family who do such wonderful work and take such care. To all who took part in the funeral service, the flowers, music, and eulogy were a wonderful tribute to our husband, father, and grandfather’s memory. Each of you who took some time for us in whatever way, may the Lord bless you for it. Shelby, Mark, Stan, Cathy, and Grandchildren

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In the month of November, we begin to ponder on all the many things we are thankful for. Most of the time, after we list our children and our spouses, our thankfulness tends to lean toward material things….our nice homes, our fancy cars, our jobs that help us to have all these material things. Ephesians 5:20 says Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We must realize that true life and thankfulness comes from the realization that God has given everything to us. God is the creator of life and also our great provider. Everything that we have, everything that we are, and everything that we ever hope to be comes from God who gave us life in the first place. In our day to day lives, are we living a life that when God looks upon us, He is pleased with? Or is He looking upon us ashamed that He gave His son to die so that we may live a life where our mere existence is to try to obtain more material things? First and foremost, our primary goal should be to accept salvation that is freely offered to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is after we have received salvation and know that we have a promise of eternal life that we truly realize the meaning of thankfulness.

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Service will pay tribute to prisoners of war Ceremony will be Nov. 17 at McClellan By KLAUS DUNCAN The annual memorial service at the German Italian Cemetery at McClellan will be at noon Nov. 17. German, Italian and U. S. military officials will place wreaths at the graves of the prisoners of war during World War II. Col. Peter Eschrig (ret.) will give the welcome. Chaplain Jim Wilson will give the invocation and benediction. The Jacksonville State University ROTC will present the colors. Italian representative Col. Clemente D’Amato, German representative Lt. Col. Stefan Deppe, German Consulate representative Michael Hugh Johnson, and U. S. Rep. Vaughn Stewart will speak. For almost four decades, services have been held at the cemetery to pay tribute to the 26 German and three Italians buried there. Only four German soldiers buried there were interned at the Fort McClellan prisoner of war camp. The others died and were buried in camps in nearby states. When these camps closed, the remains were moved for final burial at the Fort McClellan Cemetery. The third Sunday in November has been the traditional date for the service as it coincides with many Memorial Day services in Europe. The U. S. Army conducts these dignified services each year. Military wear dress uniforms, the honor guard presents flags, and the Army Band provides appropriate music.

Representatives from all three countries speak and place wreaths at the site. A reception follows with fellowship and renewed friendships. When the post closed, local civilian citizens took up the responsibility of the annual service. While there are other German and Italian prisoners of war buried in the U. S. it’s believed that the service at Fort McClellan is the only one that continues to honor these fallen dead. Volunteers give their time, provide food and support this event that usually has 85-100 attendees. The service follows the traditional format established by the military. The JSU ROTC Department provides the color guard, civilian leaders speak, flags are placed on each grave, wreaths are laid and a reception follows. The cemetery is on Shipley Drive, off Alabama 21, north of Anniston, just across from Wal-Mart. A reception will follow at the Montieth Amhitheater, where Klaus Duncan will give the welcome. Pete Conroy will speak about the amphitheater, and Joan McKinney will present recent research results. Discussions will be held, and historical items, displays and artifacts and be viewed. In case of inclement weather, the services will be held at Monteith Amphitheater. Signs will be placed along the route.

Anita Kilgore

Klaus Duncan at the Iron Cross at the POW Cemetery at Fort McClellan.

PENTON: Father of two sons pastors at Goshen Valley Baptist Church From page 1

That was in August 1997. Penton said it seems to be the perfect fit. He sells a multi-line of insurance, including auto, home and life. “The Lord really blessed me when He put me in this position with Alfa,” he said. “They’ve really taken good care of me and my family.” Penton has been a member of Liberty Baptist Church for the past 15 years. As a Sunday school teacher at Liberty, he did a lot of deep thinking and felt as if something was pulling him to go in a certain direction. He just didn’t know what direction that was. “I asked the Lord if there was something else He wanted me to do, to please let me know,” said Penton. “I had it on my heart that He wanted me to preach. I asked my pastor about it and he said he was just waiting for me to announce it.” Penton’s first sermon was at Liberty’s homecoming August 2012. Since January, he’s pastored Goshen Valley Baptist Church. “We have a great congregation,” Penton said. “We’re a small country church in a country setting. My church and Alfa have made my life and my job so easy.” Penton and the former Tammi Holland will be married 24 years in December. They have two sons. Will, 18, is a graduate of Spring Garden and is a freshman at Gadsden State. He assists with football coaching at Spring Garden. Hayden, 15, is in ninth grade at Spring Garden. Penton likes to hunt and fish, but he said whatever he does, most of the time it’s with his family. “Ever since we’ve been married, our lives have revolved around our children and church,” he said. “We vacation together and do just about everything together.” (Contact Margaret at

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From left: Will, Ashley, Tammi and Hayden.

TEACHERS: Donors helped fund $50 kits to help Piedmont’s students From page 1

kits to teach third-graders the simple mechanics of robotics. The $50 kits were paid for in part by funding from, he said. The Share Fair is different from formal professional development opportunities because it is not sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education and

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LEFT: Piedmont City Schools invited legislators from across the region to see their technology plan. Left to right: clockwise: Piedmont principal Adam Clemons, student Addison Byers, student Denard Spears, student Alexis Byers, student Victoria Donaldson, Dylan Akin, Dr. Tony Daniels from Shorter University in Georgia, Rep. Eddie Lumsden from Georgia and Piedmont superintendent Matt Akin.

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Dogs close with win, look to playoffs RIP DONOVAN Journal Sports Correspondent

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Piedmont’s Denard Spears is brought down by a Lincoln defender during action last week.

Piedmont’s 42-7 thrashing of visiting Lincoln last Friday night put the finishing touches on a 9-1 regular season. The Bulldogs played with intensity for the second consecutive week and appeared to have put their loss to Saks in Week 8 behind them. As the second-place finisher in Class 3A, Region 5, Piedmont hosts Winfield, the No. 3 team from Region 7, in the opening round of the AHSAA playoffs Friday at 7 p.m. David McKinney is in his first year as head coach at Winfield after spending the previous six seasons at Gordo. The Pirates finished their regular season 6-4. “They’re awfully similar to Glencoe,” Piedmont head coach Steve Smith said of Winfield. “Very aggressive, special teams and defense get to the ball really well and offensively they just keep trying to hit you and hit you and hit you with those zone plays until you get out of your running lanes and they’re able to cut one back for a big gainer.” Expect to see Winfield run out of a shotgun with one running back with the quarterback in the backfield. The Pirates will send a pair of wide receivers to each side or three wide-outs to one side and one to the other. McKinney very seldom utilizes a tight end. “They’re a spread team but they’re looking to do a lot more of the zone and zone keepers and counters,” Smith said. “They’re not a power running team as far as having a lead blocking back – just a lot of zones, zone cutbacks. Things like that are what they do really well.” Lincoln tried to challenge the Bulldogs through the air. Senior quarterback Chance Byrd was 8-for-23 passing for 102 yards and one touchdown but gave up a whopping four interceptions. The Bulldogs also broke up another eight pass attempts. Safety Dreek Thompson ended Lincoln’s second possession with Piedmont’s first interception and returned the ball about 50 yards to the Lincoln 14-yard line. Cody Daughtry’s pick came on the second play of the second quarter and gave Piedmont’s offense a short field from the Lincoln 22. ■ See DOGS, page 10

Doug Borden

LEFT: C.J. Savage attempts to outrun a Lincoln defender RIGHT: Cobey McFry is wrapped up by a tackler. The Bulldogs took a 42-7 win.

Panthers end season with disappointing loss RIP DONOVAN Journal Sports Correspondent

A 30-10 loss at home to visiting Talladega County Central officially brought the 2013 football season to a close for Spring Garden (3-7). Today, the Panthers go back to work for the 2014 campaign. Head coach Jason Howard said the players got Monday and Tuesday off from weight training. Workouts begin anew today. “We’ve got to hit the weight room, got to get bigger and got to get faster. … Come Wednesday, we’ll start getting ready for next year,” Howard said Tuesday afternoon. The Talladega County Central game was the final high school game for Spring Garden’s five seniors – Kyle Barfield, Hunter Bondie, Hunter Crider, Zach Dobbs and Will Ivey. What was expected to be a rebuilding year became even more challenging as injuries started early for the Panthers and continued even to the season finale. “I couldn’t be more proud of them, all the adversity that they went through this year. To win three games and be close in several others, that’s just a tribute to their character,” Howard said. “I was very, very proud of this year’s senior group.” Against TCC, tailback Kyle Reece was injured in the first half and Ivey, who moved from quarterback to fullback to tailback during the year, was forced out early in the fourth quarter. “That sums it up right there,” said Howard of his team’s injury-plagued season. “Beats all I’ve ever seen.” Talladega County Central led 6-0 after one quarter and added a second score and a 2-point conversion with 3:34 left in the second quarter. Andrew McLarty, only recently returned from a lengthy rehab stint, kicked a 28-yard field goal for Spring Garden with no time left on the clock. A roughing the kicker ■ See PANTHERS, page 10

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In the opening round of the Class 1A Elite Eight, St. Luke’s Episcopal of Mobile defeated Spring Garden 25-19, 25-23, 25-14

FAR LEFT: Dallas Smith and Madison Sides with a block. LEFT: Mckenzie Micha with a dig. ABOVE: Haley Motes trying for a kill but gets blocked.

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In the match, Haley Motes had eight kills and 12 digs. Madison Sides had eight kills and two aces. Dallas Smith had five kills and a block. Maddy Micha had 11 digs.

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DOGS: End regular season at 9-1 From page 1

In the fourth quarter, Bayley Blanchard killed a Lincoln drive that had reached the Piedmont 27 on an interception with 8:39 to play. Austin Brazier got Piedmont’s final pick on the last play of the game as Byrd attempted to throw deep toward the Piedmont goal line. In addition to his interception, Daughtry broke up four passes. Safety Tyler Lusk broke up two throws. Blanchard and Darnell Jackson each broke up one pass. “Cody’s been picked at a little bit this year but I thought he had a really good game. A lot of people don’t even go at Darnell. … Darnell’s kind of developed a reputation on that side as a lock-down type guy. Tyler and Dreek both do a really good job covering slot receivers and then, when Dreek rolled his ankle, Bayley came in and he had an interception. He’s a smart player in pass coverage. We sometimes rotate C.J. (Savage) and Denard (Spears) in there and they’re really good manto-man coveage people. … I thought those guys performed really well the other night,” Smith said after Tuesday’s practice. Senior Exavyer Jackson and freshman Taylor Hayes both missed the Weaver game recovering from injuries and returned to action with a vengeance against Lincoln. Hayes caused two fumbles and led the Bulldogs in total tackles with 11, including two Piedmont’s six quarterback sacks on the night and one additional tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Jackson had 10 tackles, three of those sacks, and caused a fumble. Tre Reese, also absent for the Weaver game, had eight tackles with two behind the line. “All three of those guys play with a lot of intensity. It aggravated them to have to miss a game,” said Smith. “It didn’t really surprise us that they came back and performed at a high level because that’s kind of what we expect out of them.” Neonta Alexander had 10 tackles, one a sack, and recovered a fumble. Jaret Prater made seven tackles. Ryan Kirk, Tyler Lucas and Darnell Jackson each had three tackles. Thompson, Daughtry, Blanchard, Lusk, Savage, Jacob Clark, Chase Keener and Dalton Barber had two tackles apiece and Colton Donaldson had one. “We were able to get good pressure on the quarterback,” Smith said. “I think a couple of those interceptions he threw early trying to avoid a sack. I think a couple of the sacks we got were because we continued to pursue him and the secondary had them covered. (Pass rush and secondary coverage) just complimented each other well.” The Bulldogs didn’t lack for offense against

the Golden Bears. Ty Sparks was 9-for-13 passing for 110 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Lusk was 3-for-3 for 95 yards and two scores. Spears caught three passes for 81 yards. Savage had five receptions for 76 yards. Darnell Jackson’s three grabs gained 29 yards. Mitchell Bennefield had one reception for 12 yards and Prater one for five yards. Piedmont rushed for 161 yards as a team on 38 carries. That total was spread among 14 runners. Sparks led with 47 net yards on five carries. Trevaughn Carpenter ran six times for 24 yards. Thompson had six rushes for 23 yards and Darnell Jackson five for 22 yards. Prater finished with three carries for 17 yards and Spears three for 14 yards. Piedmont held Lincoln without a first down on the game’s opening possession. Following a punt, the Bulldogs drove 67 yards, aided by a roughing the passer penalty. Sparks passed to Savage from eight yards out for the score with 5:05 left in the first quarter. Easton Kirk, 6-for-6 on extra points, made it 7-0. Thompson’s interception with 3:44 to play in the first quarter set Piedmont up at the Lincoln 14 and two runs by Darnell Jackson, the first for six yards and the second for eight, covered the distance in just less than a minute. Spark’s pass intended for Thompson was intercepted at the Lincoln 1 on the first play of the second quarter. After the Bulldogs jumped offside, Lincoln tried to throw downfield but Daughtry made an acrobatic move for an interception at the Lincoln 22. Lusk came into the game at quarterback, rolled right then threw back to Savage in the left flat and Savage didn’t stop until he reached the Lincoln end zone. Trailing 21-0, Lincoln got its best field position of the first half when the Bears’ defense held on downs at the Lincoln 45 with about four minutes left in the half. A 24-yard completion from Byrd to tight end Dontavious Johnson got the touchdown with 1:32 on the clock and the extra point by seventh-grader Nicholas Pope completed the first-half scoring. Darnell Jackson started the second half with a 50-yard kickoff return to the Lincoln 43. Sparks ran for 29 yards on the first play and scored from three yards out on the fourth play of the march. A fumble ended Lincoln’s most serious threat of the second half at the Piedmont 7. Eleven plays later, Prater scored on a 6-yard run with eight seconds left in the third quarter. Piedmont’s final touchdown came on a short throw from Lusk to Spears that Spears turned into a 65-yard touchdown with 7:41 to play. The score was set up by Blanchard’s interception.


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penalty against TCC gave McLarty a second opportunity for the field goal and he took full advantage. The Tigers pushed their lead to 22-3 three minutes into the third quarter. Ivey responded for Spring Garden on a 1-yard run with 57 seconds remaining in the third and McLarty’s boot cut the Panthers’ deficit to 22-10. TCC added another touchdown and 2-point conversion early in the fourth quarter. Reece ran 10 times for 53 yards prior to his injury. Will Ivey had 22 carries for 48 yards. He

completed one pass to McLarty for eight yards. Quintin Downey and freshman Dawson Broome, who went to fullback in the adjustments after Matt Mullinax was injured against Cedar Bluff and Reece in the TCC game, each rushed for 39 yards. Downey ran 12 times and Broome 11. Chase Jennings gained 27 yards on five carries. At quarterback, freshman Ben Ivey completed a 7-yard pass to his older brother, Will. Will Ivey led the defensive effort with six tackles. Barfield, Bondie, Broome, McLarty and Ben Ivey each had two tackles.

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Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Sondra K. Wade, an unmarried person, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Irwin Mortgage Corporation, on the 30th day of June, 2005, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun

Book 4308 Page 967; said mortgage having subsequently been transferred and assigned to Everbank, by instrument recorded in Book 4700, Page 430, in the aforesaid Probate Office; the undersigned Everbank, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on January 13, 2014, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, towit: Lot 1, as shown on the Map of Jo-Dell Subdivision, as recorded in the Office of the Probate Judge of Calhoun County, Alabama in Plat Book “K”, Page 15; situated, lying and being in Calhoun County, Alabama. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. Everbank, Mortgagee/Transferee Rebecca Redmond SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727 Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee 291868 The Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL November 6, 13, 20, 2013


Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Eugene F. Wali Copeland, an unmarried man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Amerigroup Mortgage Corporation, a Division of Mortgage Investors Corporation, on the 9th day of March, 2004, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun County, Alabama, in MORT Book 4226, Page 756; said mortgage having subsequently been transferred and assigned to EverBank, by instrument recorded in , in the aforesaid Probate Office; the undersigned EverBank, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on December 16, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, to-wit: Lot 1 and 2, Block 26, as shown on the map or plat of Saks Addition “C” to the North Anniston Realty Company Plat, recorded in Plat Book 1, at Page 89, in the Office of the Probate Judge of Calhoun County, Alabama, situated, lying and being in Calhoun County, Alabama. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. EverBank, Mortgagee/Transferee Rebecca Redmond SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727

feree 301255 The Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL November 6, 13, 20, 2013


Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Shannon D. Cupp and wife, Jennifer Cupp, to Regions Mortgage, Inc., on the 17th day of March, 2003, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun County, Alabama, in Mortgage Book 4150, Page 474; said mortgage having subsequently been transferred and assigned to EverBank, by instrument recorded in Mortgage Book 4515, Page 101, in the aforesaid Probate Office; the undersigned EverBank, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on January 13, 2014, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, to-wit: Beginning at a point 6.62 feet North of Station 109 + 99 2 of S. A. C. P. 213B; thence North 3 degrees 01 minutes East along the East right of way of Saks Road a distance of 58.65 feet to a point; thence North 37 degrees 47 minutes East a distance of 65.10 feet to a point; thence North 76 degrees 52 minutes East a distance of 195.21 feet along the South right of way of Glade Road to a point; thence South 0 degrees 30 minutes East a distance of 174.7 feet to a point; thence in a westerly direction a distance of 238.67 feet to point of beginning; situated, lying and being in Northwest Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 15 South, Range 8 East, Calhoun County, Alabama. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. EverBank, Mortgagee/Transferee Rebecca Redmond SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727 Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee 305578 The Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL November 6, 13, 20, 2013


Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Clyde L. Davis Jr. and Gregory S. Davis to Jimmy Hanson on the 1st day of April, 2010, said mortgage being recorded in Book 4578, Page 496, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun County, Alabama; said default continuing, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Jimmy Hanson, as Mortgagee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, at the main entrance of the County Court House at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on the 20th day of November, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, the following real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, towit: Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27, In Block “B” , Lot 22, less and except a 20x65 cemetery, and lots 23, 24, 25, and 26, in Block “C”, and Lot 24 in Block “G”, of the W. L. Love Subdivision located in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 13, Range 10, in Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama. This property will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis, subject to any easement, encumbrances and exceptions reflected in the mortgage and those contained in the records of the office of the Judge of Probate of the county where the above-described property is situated. This property will

course, expressed or implied as to title, use and/or enjoyment and will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties entitled thereto. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as, the expenses of foreclosure, including a reasonable attorney’s fee and other purposes as set out in said mortgage. Jimmy Hanson Mortgagee, Alan Hunt ALAN HUNT LLC 126 S Center Ave Piedmont AL 36272 (256) 447-0055 Attorney for Mortgagee. The Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL October 23, 30, November 6, 2013

tober 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. CHARLOTTE MCBURNETT, Last Will and Testament of JAMIE GAIL CAGLE, Deceased Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL October 23, 30, November 6, 2013


STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT IN THE MATTER OF THE ES- CASE NO. 31802 TATE OF BERLIN A. FLOW- IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF W.G. CROWE, ERS, DECEASED IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DECEASED CALHOUN COUNTY, ALA- Letters Testamentary on the BAMA, CASE NUMBER: estate of W.G. CROWE, deceased, having been granted 31778 TO: PATRICK SHANE FLOW- to LINDA N. CARTER, the unERS, 2670 State Highway 67, dersigned on October 25, Blountsville, Alabama 3503; 2013, by the Honorable Alice and RANDY K. FLOWERS, K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby whereabouts unknown You will hereby take notice that given that all persons having on this day came Patricia F. claims against said estate, are Baker and produced to the hereby required to present the Courta paper in writing purport- same within the time allowed ing to be the Last Will and Tes- by law, or the same will be tament of Berlin A. Flowers, barred. deceased, andmoved the LINDA N. CARTER, Personal Court to admit the said Will to Representative of the Last Will Testament of W.G. Probate and record in this and CROWE, Deceased Court. You are hereby notified to be Alice K. Martin and appear before me, at my Judge of Probate office in the Courthouse of saidCounty, on the 20th day of Piedmont Journal November, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., Calhoun Co., AL when the Petition for Probate November 6, 13, 20, 2013 of the LastWill and Testament of Berlin A. Flowers, deceased, NOTICE TO will be considered, and to show CREDITORS cause, if any,why the purported Last Will and Testament of the STATE OF ALABAMA decedent should not be admit- CALHOUN COUNTY ted to Probate andrecord as PROBATE COURT the true Last Will and Testa- CASE NO. 31794 ment of the decedent, Berlin A. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARION S. WATFlowers. This the 28th day of October, SON, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the 2013. estate of MARION S. WATALICE K. MARTIN SON, deceased, having been Judge, Probate of Calhoun granted to RONALD L. ALLEN, County, Alabama the undersigned on October 22, 2013, by the Honorable Piedmont Journal Alice K. Martin, Judge of ProCalhoun Co., AL bate of said County, notice is October 30, November 6, 13, hereby given that all persons 2013 having claims against said estate, are hereby required to NOTICE TO present the same within the time allowed by law, or the CREDITORS same will be barred. STATE OF ALABAMA RONALD L. ALLEN, Personal CALHOUN COUNTY Representative of the Last Will PROBATE COURT and Testament of MARION S. CASE NO. 31765 WATSON, Deceased IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MILDRED L. Alice K. Martin MCCURDY BUCHANAN, DE- Judge of Probate CEASED Letters Testamentary on the Piedmont Journal estate of MILDRED L. Calhoun Co., AL MCCURDY BUCHANAN, de- October 30, November 6 & 13, ceased, having been granted 2013 to DAVID MCCURDY, the undersigned on October 8, 2013, NOTICE TO by the Honorable Alice K. MarCREDITORS tin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given STATE OF ALABAMA that all persons having claims CALHOUN COUNTY against said estate, are hereby PROBATE COURT required to present the same CASE NO. 31785 within the time allowed by law, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE H. or the same will be barred DAVID MCCURDY, Personal DANNER, DECEASED Representative of the Last Will Letters Testamentary on the and Testament of MILDRED L. estate of JOSEPHINE H. DANMCCURDY BUCHANAN, De- NER, deceased, having been granted to CHARLES R. ceased. GLENN, the undersigned on Alice K. Martin October 18, 2013, by the HonJudge of Probate orable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice Piedmont Journal is hereby given that all persons Calhoun Co., AL having claims against said esOctober 23, 30, November 6, tate, are hereby required to 2013 present the same within the time allowed by law, or the NOTICE TO same will be barred CHARLES R. GLENN, PersonCREDITORS al Representative of the Last STATE OF ALABAMA Will and Testament of JOSECALHOUN COUNTY PHINE H. DANNER, DePROBATE COURT ceased. CASE NO.31773 Alice K. Martin IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMIE GAIL CA- Judge of Probate GLE, DECEASED Letters Testamentary on the Piedmont Journal estate of JAMIE GAIL CAGLE, Calhoun Co., AL deceased, having been grant- October 30, November 6, 13, ed to CHARLOTTE MCBUR- 2013




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