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Citywide cleanup planned in Dadeville By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith was proud to announce the city efforts of a clean up day at Tuesday’s council meeting. “We want to see if we can clean up Dadeville to be the beautiful town it is,” Smith said. “We are going to have a clean up day Saturday, Jan. 21 and we are looking for everyone to turn out – churches, civic groups, anyone that wants to team up is encouraged to take part.”

Smith explained that the city will have a dumpster at the city shop to accept bagged garbage. “We want people to pick up litter and bag it,” Smith said. “We will be out from 8 a.m. to noon. For those bigger items like sofas and such, if everyone can just get those close to the street. From there our city crews will come by to pick those up.” According to Smith, the council held a brief executive session at the meeting. City offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Dadeville City Council also: • learned that a county work crew will be working in the Dadeville are picking up litter on the roadways. • learned still waiting on letters to go out on the demolition grant and that waiting for good weather for the Lafayette Street paving project. • approved minutes from the last meeting. • approved recreation center rentals. • approved payment of bills. The next meeting of the Dadeville City Council is Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. with a pre-meeting at 5:30 p.m.

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Commissioners to ask legislature to abolish county’s constable posts By MITCH SNEED Editor


The Tallapoosa County Commissioners will ask the Alabama State Legislature to abolish the office of constable in the county. The commissioners voted 4-0-1 with Commissioner John McKelvey abstaining to approve a resolution requesting the legislature to take that action, after hearing a request from resident John Prophitt and other information from Tallapoosa County Chief Deputy David McMichael. “Probably the main argument to end this office is that law enforcement has advanced to a level that requires extensive training to protect the public and the lives of individual officers,” Prophitt said. “We all know what is happening in the crisis of confidence in our law enforcement establishment. Constables are not required to take any training and state law prohibits this commission and other agencies from paying for training even if they wanted to. “This commission should protect our law enforcement community from this exposure to untrained individuals that use our county name in the performance of their activities.” Prophitt said there are more than 40 other counties that have taken similar action to help clear any potential liabilities that could be caused by constables with inadequate training taking action that could be contested in court. There are currently 18 constable districts in Tallapoosa County. See COMMISSION • Page 3

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Emergency management officials had sand trucks on standby to address slippery patches on roads and bridges as needed. The heart of the storm missed Tallapoosa County, but left ice covered sights to see like the cab of Smith Mountain’s Fire Tower.

CRISIS AVERTED County slips past ice, winter storm unscathed By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Tallapoosa County escaped the worst of the predicted winter storm that struck the state Friday. The predicted drop in temperatures happened after most of the moisture fell leaving the area with scattered sleet and some ice on puddles and trees. According to the National Weather Service, Alexander City did not drop below freezing until after midnight Friday night while the last reported precipitation was 8 p.m. Friday night and totaled less than a quarter inch. See WEATHER • Page 3

Ashton Shephard to perform in Dadeville Jan. 21 By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

The Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club is at it again. After the success of bringing in John Conlee in July Kevin Moon of Cheaha Entertainment has partnered with Ed and Marge Shikoski of the Lake Martin Event Center to bring country musician Ashton Shepard to the legendary stage Jan. 21. “The Conlee show was a great production,” Moon said. “After that was a success, we started to brain storm about who we could bring in next. We have worked with Ashton


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The Tallapoosa County Board of Education is looking to put an ad valorem tax up to vote in a special election in Feb. or March of 2018. Superintendent Joe Windle asked for the board’s permission to start working with board attorney Mark Allen Treadwell to start preparing to put a 3 mil ad valorem tax on the ballot in a special election next year. “As we proceed forward, our last requirement (new one-cent sales tax) is to allow the citizens to vote on an ad valorem to replace it,” Windle explained to the board. Windle explained he spoke with tax attorney Alan Ziegler that is well known in the state and his recommendation is do it under Amendment 382. “Under 382, it has to be 3 mils or less,” Windle said. “382 means that the (county) commissioners can vote to put it on the ballot for an special election and it does not have to go to the legislature.

before with success and thought she would be a good fit.” Shepard is a native of Coffeeville, Alabama and still lives in Alabama. She has been signing and writing since she was 5 and made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry in Sept. 2007 with “Takin Off This Pain.” Her third single “Look It Up,” made its way to the country charts in 2011. Shepard’s most recent albums “This Is America” and “Out of My Pocket” were released on her own label “Pickn’ Shed Records.” “She will be a great splash with the crowd both old and young,” Moon said. See RODEO • Page 5

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Library Notes


he Friends of the Library will have a meeting today at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Stop in to join us and learn about upcoming events and programs. Has the technology age passed you by? Do you need to know how to work a tablet, eReader, or iPhone? The library can help with all sorts of technology questions. Staff can even help you set up a free email address. Stop in the library to get the help you need. Event of the month: What’s My Title? Correctly guess the title of the shredded book in a jar. A winner will be drawn from the correct responses and will receive a prize. The Library received a large grant to purchase new Adult Nonfiction books. The shelves will look a bit different as old materials are weeded out and the new books are shelved. All weeded books are available for sale downstairs. Check out the new nonfiction to see if you want to check anything out.

New Releases in Adult Nonfiction:

• Storm in a Teacup; the Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski Story Time is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. every week. Stop in with your Pre-K kids and Toddlers to enjoy a fun filled hour of reading, learning, and coloring. Library Notes are provided by Dadeville Public Library Director Abbi Mangarelli.

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Obituaries Patricia Claire Watson Patricia Claire Watson of Dadeville, AL passed away on January 6th at her home on Lake Martin after an extended illness. A memorial service honoring Pat will be held for family and friends on Saturday, January 28th in the Dixon Chapel at Lyman Ward Military Academy, located at 326 Ward Circle in Camp Hill, AL beginning at 2 p.m. CST. Patricia ( Pat ) was born in Gainesville, FL in 1950 and attended Auburn High School ( Class of 1968 ). Pat received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University and was a huge fan of the Tigers. She was also a proud member of the AU Marching Band. Pat was recently preceded in death by her husband of many years, Dr. Jim McCoy, who served on Auburn’s faculty. Pat was employed by East Alabama Mental Health Center and worked in human resources

until her retirement. Pat loved being outdoors and resided at her beloved Lake Martin home where she and her family helped raise many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. She was especially fond of her nieces and nephews and often treated them as her own children. Pat is preceded in death by her father, Dr. J.B. Watson, Jr. of Trenton, FL and her mother Mrs. Frances Bailey Watson, of Auburn, AL. Pat is survived by her brothers Mike ( Cindy ) Watson of Franklin, NC, Joe ( Becky ) Watson of Camp Hill, AL, Jon Watson, of Johns Creek, GA and Dr. Adam Watson, of Gainesville, FL. Pat is also survived by her step-son Grey McCoy ( Angelyn ) of Auburn, AL, and their children Marshall and Mallory. The family asks that those wishing to do so may make a donation in honor of Pat to the American Diabetes Association. Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers of Dadeville is handling the arrangements.

Florine B. Bowen 1924 - 2017 Funeral Service for Mrs. Florine B. Bowen, 92, of Dadeville, Alabama, will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Langley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Camp Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Langley Funeral Home. The family requests that Pearson’s handle the flowers for service for those that wish to send flowers. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at Langley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Police Reports Dadeville Police Department January 7

• A Tallassee man, age 33, was arrested on Highway 49 on two counts of Failure to Appear. • A report was filed for Reckless Endangerment that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. • A report was filed for Domestic Violence 3rd and Criminal Mischief 2nd that occurred on W. Lafayette Street. • A Dadeville man, age 25, was arrested at the Tallapoosa County Jail on three counts of Failure to Appear. • A report was filed for Harassment and Menacing that occurred on East South Street.

January 6

• A report was filed for Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle and Theft of Property 4th that occurred on Pine Grove Loop. • A Dadeville man, age 25, was arrested on East South Street on the charge of Domestic Violence 3rd.

January 5

• A Dadeville man, age 19, was arrested on Highway 280 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana 2nd. He was later, also charged with two counts of Theft of Property, Criminal

Trespass and Criminal Mischief.

January 4

• A report was filed for Burglary 3rd and Theft of Property 4th that occurred on N. Broadnax Street which was later solved by an arrest of a 19 year old Dadeville man.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department January 10

• A resident from Smith Road in Dadeville filed a report for theft of property. • A resident from Town Creek Road in Alexander City filed a report for theft of property.

January 9

• A resident of Highway 22 East filed a report for criminal mischief and criminal trespass. • A resident of Timber Trail filed a report for domestic violence.

January 8

• A resident of Tank Road in Alexander City filed a report for fraud. • William Harrell of Still Waters in Dadeville was arrested for domestic violence harassment.

January 6

• Jonathan Caldwell of North Oak Street in Dadeville was arrested for receiving stolen property third.

January 5

• A resident of North Holiday Drive in Dadeville filed a report for burglary and criminal mischief of a residence.

January 3

• A resident of Curry Point in Dadeville filed a report for fraud. • Anthony Arnold of East 10th Street in Sylacauga was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear third and theft of property third. • A resident of Camellia Drive in Tallassee filed a

report for criminal mischief.

January 2

• A resident of Lovelady Road in Tallassee filed a report for criminal mischief and criminal trespass. • Jerrod Payne of Dadeville was arrested on a domestic violence harassment charge.

Alexander City Police Department January 4

• Kenneth Matthew Fuller, 19, of Alexander City was arrested for fraudulent use of a credit/ debit card. • Nolen Terry Boleware, 61, of Alexander City was arrested for domestic violence. • Theft was reported in the 1500 block of Jefferson Street. • Theft was reported in Mill Square. • Menacing was reported in the 900 block of Jefferson Street. • Theft was reported on Highway 280. • Harassment was reported on Jefferson Street. • Domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of Hall Street.

January 3

• Nija Dontaye Hawes, 27, of Alexander City was arrested for forged insurance document. • Dorothy Jean Moon, 65, of Alexander City was arrested for assault. • Latanya Diane Marbury, 27, Alexander City was arrested for assault. • Laisha Moon Kozart, 37, of Alexander City was arrested for assault. • Pamela Renea Jackson, 44, of Alexander City was arrested for harassment. • Domestic violence was reported in the 1700 block of Kellyton Road.

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• Domestic violence was reported on Willow Drive. • Forged Insurance document was reported on Highway 280. • A lost wallet was reported on Highway 280.

January 2

• David Christopher Jordan, 48, of Alexander City was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. • Tymonique Crayton, 19, of Alexander City was arrested for harassment. • Possession of a controlled substance was reported on 9th Avenue. • Robbery was reported in Laurel Park. • Possession of a forged instrument was reported on Highway 280.

January 1

• Devin Stone Randall Champion, 21, of Alexander City was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. • John Eric Swaim, 49, of Arlington, Texas was arrested for driving under the influence alcohol. • Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was reported on Highway 280. • Domestic violence was reported on Celia Circle. • Leaving the scene of an accident was reported on Hillabee Street. • Theft was reported on Highway 22. • Domestic violence was reported on Tank Road. • Domestic violence was reported in the 1600 block of Sandy Ridge Road.

December 31

• Joe Virgil Black, 57, of Alexander City was arrested for rape. • Menacing was reported on Mohoga Road. • Possession of drug paraphernalia was report-

ed on Court Square. • Chaining dogs to any tethered or stationary object was reported on Adams Street. • Domestic violence was reported on Willow Drive.

December 30

• Stephanie Sue Smith, 41, of Alexander City was arrested for harassment. • Hannah McCollough Hadaway, 25, of Alexander City was arrested for theft. • Brandon Trey Mann, 23, of Alexander City was arrested for theft. • Cody Ray Harris, 34, of Trinity, Alabama was arrested for possession controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. • Leaving the scene of an accident was reported on Highway 280. • Theft of services was reported on Tank Road. • Assault was reported on Roosevelt Drive. • Domestic violence was reported in the 700 block of Verbena Avenue. • Theft was reported in Alexander City. • Domestic violence was reported on Tank Road. • Possession of a forged instrument was reported on Dadeville Road. • Burglary was reported in Alexander City. • Robbery was reported on K Street. • Promoting prison contraband was reported on Court Square. • Possession of a controlled substance and marijuana was reported on Highway 22 West. Domestic violence was reported on Old Kellyton Road. • Theft was reported on Thomas Street. • Domestic violence was reported on Johnson Street.

Public Meetings Columbus Street, Dadeville.

n Camp Hill Town Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month. Meetings are held in town hall at 6 p.m. n Dadeville City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. with a pre-meeting at 5:30 p.m. in city hall.

n Tallapoosa County Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 9 a.m. in the courthouse in Dadeville, with a pre-meeting also open to the public 30 minutes before each regular session.

n Jackson’s Gap Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in town hall at 6:30 p.m.

n Tallapoosa County 911 Board will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the 911 Administrative office at 240 West Columbus Street, Dadeville.

n Tallapoosa County Board of Education meets on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the new central office at 679 East

n Walnut Hill Water Authority meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Call 825-9841 to inquire about the agenda.

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While the heart of the winter storm missed Tallapoosa County, the temperature drop left ice over many structures, including the stairwell at the Smith Mountain Fire Tower.


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The timing could not have been better for Tallapoosa County to avoid the wintry mix. “We dodged a big, big bullet with this storm,” Tallapoosa County EMA Director Jason Moran said. “We were fortunate here that the temperature didn’t fall quite as fast as they had anticipated. So we didn’t have issues that were as severe as in other parts of the state. “But I want to thank all the agencies who were involved in the planning we did in advance. We had a good plan in place and that kind of cooperation was great to see.” That planning was evident. Alexander City kept a crew on call and while they did apply sand in some locations, few issues were reported. The same was the case in Tallapoosa County where crews hit a few spots that had ice on roads and

bridges, those were the exception rather than the rule. Some ice was reported in the area Friday evening. “The deputies did report that the Old Providence Road Bridge in Hackneyville iced over Friday evening,” Tallapoosa County Sheriff Chief Deputy David McMichael said. “We had a little ice to form on cars but no accidents were reported.” A light coating of ice could be seen on trees in northern Tallapoosa County in the Daviston area back to Alexander. Many trees glistened in the Saturday morning sun but it was not enough to bend over the pine trees. A few residents took to the trails at Smith Mountain Saturday morning after a low of 17 degrees and wind chills in the low teens. Ice covered the steps going to the top of the Smith Mountain Fire Tower but the risk allowed a view of icicles formed at an angle thanks to the northern wind.


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“Issues with this office extend to not only the individuals that have encountered constables spotty at best law enforcement efforts but to all members of the county law enforcement agencies, our probate office and the functioning of our political party processes,” Prophitt said. “This folder is a compilation of issues that have been referred to the Attorney General’s office over the past 20 plus years. These opinions have been forced by constables attempting to extend the power of their office beyond the scope envisioned by state law.” McMichael said while some constables have served for a long time and have caused no issues for law enforcement, there are others who have created situations when showing up at crime scenes. “We’ve had some that have shown up at crime scenes and caused aggravation for the deputies and investigators who were there,” McMichael said. After hearing from County Attorney Thomas Radney that he would follow the model of the other 42 counties that have done the same thing, the commissioners approved the move. McKelvey said that he supported the abolishment, but said due to his role in law enforcement he didn’t want any appearance of a conflict to impact the vote by the commissioners. In other action the commissioners

approved a request from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s ABC Board to use offices in the Tallapoosa County Courthouse, Alexander City Annex free of cost. The commissioners voted last year to allow that use for one year, and the vote was 5-0 to extend that courtesy for one additional year. The original request came at a time when the agency was facing budget cuts. It was pointed out Monday that the space was not needed by any other county agency currently and the ABC officers often helped the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Having them close by was a benefit to the county, County Administrator Blake Beck said. Beck also updated the commissioners on the status of the new Department of Human Services Building. The building commission has been formed and is working with an attorney on language for a bond issue. “I know it seems like we have been talking about this for years, but we are seeing some movement now,” Beck said. “We are working with an attorney and I think if all goes well, we could see the beginning of construction in the spring.” It was also announced that the courthouse would be closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Robert E. Lee’s birthday.



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Thanks to local agencies for staying prepared


e are lucky that there is a great cooperative effort between governmental agencies and officials in our area. Just look at the planning for the possible impact of last week’s winter storm. Everyone put a plan into place to make sure we were safe, down to business owners who ordered ahead to make sure we had access to supplies to weather whatever was coming this way. The Dadeville Police Department loaned one its Humvees to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department just in case it was needed. Also the police department and city leaders were involved in making sure a plan was in place to make sure they were prepared for the anything that might happen. The schools worked with law enforcement for an early release of students to make sure everyone arrived home safely. City and county crews loaded trucks with sand to help with potential problems on bridges and roadways. Members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Division and conservation officers with the Alabama Department of Conversation that are staffed with four-wheel drive vehicles provided the back up to make sure hospital staff could have gotten to work from areas that may have been affected. All of this was coordinated through the Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Department. Jason Moran and his staff had plans for almost any situation. Last week Moran and others gathered to make sure everyone knew their part and to get the latest information from the National Weather Service. Moran also made sure that all the parts of the puzzle were put together just in case. We did not need any of it for this storm but it is comforting to know that it is there if we need it. In the future, you can be a part of the effort by making sure you have severe weather emergency plans for your family in place and staying up to date with your local weather stations. No matter the disaster, the planning efforts will allow us to make it through to the other side.


Old friends are the best

ne night last week, I hung out with Anthony and Eloy, a couple of friends I worked with many years ago at Kroger Drugstore in Opelika. I’d seen them individually a handful of times over the years. In fact, they’d been to a couple of my comedy shows where I talked about my days at the store, but this was the first time we’d all gotten together for a night out, which was a comedy show in itself. We had a great time. The store was located at what is now Dollar General. That narrows it down, doesn’t it? Those stores are everywhere. “If you build it, they will come” is a popular quote from the movie “Field of Dreams.” Well, with respect to Dollar General, if you build it and leave it vacant for longer than 48 hours, they will come. The Dollar General I’m referring to is the one located directly next to Piggly Wiggly. See, now you know exactly where I’m talking about. I travel all over Alabama, and you wouldn’t believe how often “The Pig” is used as a reference point. “Now you know where the Piggly Wiggly is, right?” Of course, I do. We reminisced about the good old days. We laughed until we cried, whether it was about Anthony putting

JODY FULLER Guest Columnist

mailbox letters on the side of his car or me looking for a box of fallopian tubes. We didn’t have too many funny stories on Eloy since he’s so much older. We missed out on his young and dumb days. I started working at the store in February 1989. Eloy had been there for a number of years, while Anthony started about a year and a half before me. In fact, it was called Super X when they started. I left for the Army in 1992. I learned to run the buffer at the store, which made me the subject matter expert in basic training, a title I did not covet. I returned in 1996 and stayed until 2001. I was the last man standing. It was the perfect place for us to work, as management was very flexible with us regarding our school schedules. All three of us were non-traditional students, which for us is just another way of saying we were a little older while going to school. The bottom line, however, is that we all graduated college. I know without a shadow of a doubt that we motivated each other to do so. That’s what friends are for.

We are all doing well. Anthony is now a teacher and coach. Eloy is a contractor for the Air Force, and as the old folks say, “does something with computers,” and I do whatever it is I do. Anthony just whooped prostate cancer and Eloy is old, so I’m glad we got together when we did. Who knows what the future holds for any of us? I’m just hoping it holds more get-togethers. The drugstore was a great place to work. It’d been over 15 years since we were all together, but we didn’t skip a beat. It was as if no time had passed at all, which is a sign of true friendship. We listened, laughed, learned, and loved, because that’s what real friends do. We don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to choose our friends, so choose wisely. Life is all about choices. We are the sum of those with whom we associate. I’m blessed to associate with great family and friends, especially the old ones; they are the best. Jody Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is also a lifetime stutterer. He can be reached at For more information, please visit www.jodyfuller. com.

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It’s great to see community interest By RAPHORD FARRINGTON Guest Columnist


ow this new year is off to a fast start. I fully expect this to be a good year. We as citizens of this community, state and nation have so many opportunities and are blessed to be Americans. Let’s make the most of our opportunities. By the way have you noticed what a great job the Master Gardeners do changing out the seasonal flowers at the courthouse? Thank you for your work I always look forward to your next project. Have you observed the attitude and optimism that people have when they are

helping others? They smile, they’re happy, love what they are doing, and they are always looking for additional ways they can help. I was pleased to see a large number of citizens that attended the Dadeville city council meeting Tuesday night. This is encouraging to see the interest and participation. The council meets on second and fourth Tuesdays of every month with precouncil at 5:30 p.m. and council meeting at 6 p.m. Come and participate. The Historical Society installed two new historic markers with the help of the men’s group from the First Methodist Church. One is located at the corner of the Historic Museum and the

other at the site of the old Carnation plant on Lafayette Street. Boy does that Carnation plant bring back some high school memories. I would deliver milk to the plant every morning before I went to school. The plant received milk from small dairy farmers in several adjoining counties. Who knew we would still have Carnation Evaporated milk today. Don’t forget to bring your team of volunteers to the Dadeville city wide clean-up Saturday, Jan.21. Meet at city hall at 8 a.m. We need your help. I hope each of you have just enough clouds in your day to give you a beautiful sunset!

Betty Adams represents District 1. Her phone number is 256-8256211. Her address is 268 Adams Street, Dadeville.

Betty Adams Brownie Caldwell represents District 2. Her phone number is 256-825-4749. Her address is 480 East LaFayette St., Dadeville.

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Teneeshia GoodmanJohnson represents District 3. Her phone number is 256-825-9749. Her address is 1191 Fulton Teneeshia Street, Dadeville. GoodmanRoy Mathis represents District 4. His phone number is 256-825-4369. His address is 181 Cedar Hill Drive, Dadeville.


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H.A ‘Dick’ Harrelson represents District 5. His phone number is 256-307-3880. His address is 333 West Columbus Street., Dadeville.

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Wayne Smith is mayor of Dadeville. His phone number is 256-8256820. His address is 156 Oliver Grove, Dadeville.

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Ed Shikoski is already hearing from people. “I am getting a lot of positive feed back,” Ed Shikoski of the Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club said. “She is evidently really popular.” Moon hopes to be able to bring more acts like Conlee and Shepard back to the area. “The Rodeo Club is a great venue for its size,” Moon said. “Ed and Marge are great to work with. It takes a team to put on a show like this. “The more successful we can these, the more often we can bring them to the area. We just need the

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support of local people to make it happen. Tickets are available for $15 in advance at the Rodeo Club and Kowaliga Country. The will also be available at the door for $20. There are also VIP packages available. “The VIP package includes a meet and greet with Ashton, guaranteed table seating and an autographed 8x10 photograph,” Moon said. Joining Shepherd on the stage at the Lake Martin Event Center are local musicians Rexton Lee and Korey Rose.

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“That will put us about $200,000 short of what we took in this year with the one cent sales tax. I don’t think that we should over burden those who support our system. If we come up $200,000 short, I think we deal with that.” Windle says the presentation for this tax will not require the work of the most recent one-cent sales tax. “He recommends to keep it low key,” Windle explained. “There is no requirement for town hall meetings. So other than talking to our people there is no requirement to get out like last time. “If it passes it would go into effect Oct. 1, 2018 and if it fails we will still have some to do the work to keep the one cent sales tax on.” Dadeville Elementary School will be getting a new roof thanks to the approval of a bid at Monday’s meeting. “We opened bids today for the roof at Dadeville Elementary,” Windle said. “The low bid was from Pierce Roofing in Prattville for $408,622. They have done work before with are architect McKee and Associates.” Windle explained that work would begin in June after the system has already met the one month’s reserve. “We are about $60,000 from making that,” Windle said. “We should have it next month.” Members of the board were recognized by Windle

and Reeltown Assistant Principal for School Board Recognition Month. “It is my honor to recognize the board,” Windle said. “It gives a great of pleasure to say thank you for what you do for the children. I applaud each of you for your commitment.” Windle also announced that the County Honor Bands would be performing at the Dadeville High School auditorium Saturday at 3 p.m. Randy Anderson was absent from the meeting. The board also: • approved minutes from the last meeting. • approved payment of bills. • approved an agreement with Dadeville Youth Sports to use the Dadeville Elementary Gym and the Councill Middle School Gym. • approved the transfer of the New Site Gym to the Town of New Site. • approved the employment of Chris Burley as a special education teacher at Reeltown, Regina Deavens as an elementary school teacher at Reeltown and Joe Milam as a computer technician. • approve the resignation of bus driver George Boothe The next meeting of the Tallapoosa County Board of Education will be Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. with a scheduled work session Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

A stop sign remained down Wednesday afternoon after an early morning crash on Highway 49 North at Concord and Lester Road. Two people were ejected from the vehicle, with a Daviston man losing his life. Mitch Sneed / The Outlook


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intersection with Concord Road, the vehicle crashed resulting in one fatality. The deputy did not see the accident.” Abbett said that the State Troopers were the lead agency in the crash investigation. Upon arriving at the scene, the deputy found that the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero, in which Dugan was a passenger, had left the road, struck a sign and overturned. Dugan, as well as the driver Amy Clampitt, 30, of Dadeville, were ejected from the vehicle. At the time of the crash, Clampitt was refusing to stop for law enforcement, according to Thornton. The crash occurred on Alabama 49 near Lester Road, approximately seven miles north of Dadeville. Although circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, alcohol is believed to be a factor. Charges have not been finalized. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.


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Town Creek Baptist Camp Ground Rd., Alex City

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Zion Hill Baptist Hwy. 79, near Horseshoe Bend

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PUZZLES & HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19) Good news comes via a close associate or partner. You probably will have to make a choice once you give consideration to the diÉ&#x2C6;erent possibilities. Your intuition guides you, whether you admit it or not. Tonight: Get an early start on the weekend. Let the wild child out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You need to have an important conversation. Calls Ă&#x2026;ood your desk during the daylight hours. You could be deciding which way to go with an emotional matter. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hear news from someone at a distance. How much do you want to add to this conversation? Tonight: Nap Ă&#x201E;rst. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Let go of immediate concerns. You could feel overwhelmed by an already busy schedule, and you still might need to factor in some last-minute visits. Your sixth sense comes out when dealing with an authority Ă&#x201E;gure; use your skills well. Tonight: Out and about. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You might feel more rambunctious than you have in a while. While you might take a comment lightly today, recognize what would have happened if you had been in just a so-so mood. Take responsibility for something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said. Tonight: Get into weekend mode already. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sense a shift in the wind that turns in your favor, and you will be right. You might have to jump through some hoops today to get where you want to go. You should be able to get through your to-do list. Your sense of humor comes out when confusion hits. Tonight: In the limelight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Use the daylight hours to the max. You tend to come oÉ&#x2C6; as bold, direct and eÉ&#x2030;cient. What a deadly combo, especially if you are dealing with a serious matter. A new acquaintance might act strangely, which will stimulate the need for some deep thought. Tonight: Be naughty!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You feel ready to handle a personal issue, which might emerge when you least expect it to. Express your feelings in a meeting. You could get some diverse feedback. Sometimes, it all boils down to this: Which perspective do you like best? Tonight: Where your friends are. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might need to rethink one of your basic concepts. How you handle a personal matter could radically change as a result. Others are emotional, to say the least. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t push yourself too hard right now. Even mental processing can be tiring. Tonight: Out and suddenly energized. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) After a heavy day of discussions, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel ready speak your mind. You might want to update your plans for the weekend. A trip out of town might be exactly what you need. Your sense of humor points out the confusion in a money matter. Tonight: Look beyond the obvious. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) One-on-one relating could take on a serious tone. You might be tired of repeating the same pattern over and over. As a result, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll opt to respond in a diÉ&#x2C6;erent way. By changing your approach, you will see a diÉ&#x2C6;erence in how the other party responds. Tonight: Make it cozy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Your perspective probably will change because of feedback you hear from a partner or close friend. You might need to have a lengthy conversation about where you perceive a problem to be and what is going on in reality. Tonight: Go along with a loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your imagination is working overtime, which could force you to rethink a decision. You might not be sure which path is best for you. Use your creativity to go through the various options available to you, and focus on your priorities. Tonight: Do what you want.


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Delphic Club Musical chairs for empty political seats begins features CRATA A presentation STAFF REPORT Delphic Club Member

The Delphic Club of Dadeville held our first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 5 at the home of Jane Milton. Ms. Milton and Mary Belser were co-hostesses for the meeting. Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home was decorated beautifully with a large, live Christmas tree and many holiday decorations for us to enjoy. Refreshments consisted of a delicious strawberry fruit pie, peanuts with hot tea and coffee to enjoy on the chilly day. Mary Belser presented the devotion. Cheryl Bynum introduced our speaker, her husband, Jerry Bynum, President of Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association (CRATA). Mr. Bynum shared about the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current project, which will add trail signage and exhibits. The exhibits will share details about native plants, trees, animals, the ecosystem, and the fault lines. CRATA also has plans to place panels inside the tower. There will be panels on all four walls detailing what the visitor can see in the distance. Mr. Bynum explained that so many visitors to the area are not familiar with the vast opportunities for outdoor education and activities: where can I hike, which islands are open to visitors, can I camp on any of the islands? The group is working with Alabama Power to create a map that will show all of this information and more. Several questions were asked by the ladies of the group and all seemed very excited about the work being done by the CRATA volunteers. Members in attendance were: Mary Belser, LaNell Black, Tamara Byal, Cheryl Bynum, Barbara Cole, Barbara Cunningham, Jane Ferguson, Raphelia Forbus, Sharon Gaither, Helen Harbber, Tammy Hathcock, Jane Milton, Martha Perry, Whitney Rice, Wanda Ryals, Elaine Toney, Donna Vargo, Gale Walker and Jenny Winsor Our next meeting will be held on Feb. 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Dadeville.


labama is going to fare wall under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those that bake the pie get to eat it.â&#x20AC;? We truly baked the pie for Trump. We overwhelmingly supported him in the GOP primary and helped him secure the nomination. We then gave him one of the largest mandates in the nation in the November general election. Trump is returning the favor. He has nominated our own Jeff Sessions for attorney general. His confirmation hearings begin this week. In addition, speculation is that Alabamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bill Pryor is on a very short list to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court by Trump to fill the vacancy on the court of the late Antonin Scalia. Pryor is a former Alabama attorney general, who currently sits on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Pryor is only 54. He served as Alabamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney general from 1997-2004. He was the youngest state attorney general in the country at that time. He was appointed to the federal bench in 2005 by President George W. Bush. During his 11 years on the federal bench he has rendered a sterling conservative record. Pryor and Sessions have amazingly similar backgrounds. Both call Mobile their native home. Both were attorney general of Alabama. Both have impeccable archconservative

philosophies and pedigrees. They are kindred spirits and good friends. That is probably why Pryor is on Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short list for the High Court. Most of the frontrunners to win the open Sessions Senate seat have avoided Bentleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment. So how is the race shaking out to fill Sessionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seat? The frontrunner out of the gate is Attorney General Luther Strange. Big Luther has run three successful statewide races and is sitting on over 50 percent statewide name recognition. Furthermore, he is dedicated to running and has been for 20 years. He spent the first 20 years of his professional career lobbying in Washington for Sonat. He came home 20 years ago to run for a secondary statewide office and lay the groundwork to get back to Washington as a U.S. Senator. He has been biding his time for his buddies Sessions and Shelby to retire or move on. When Sessionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appointment became imminent, Big Luther hit the ground running and has been raising money for 2018 for two months. The other statewide elected officials will probably not join the 2018 Senate fray.








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Secretary of State John Merrill has a good future. He is 53 and will probably run for reelection or maybe lieutenant governor. PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh will probably run for lieutenant governor or maybe governor. It is uncertain what State Treasurer Young Boozer will do. However, his tentativeness has probably left him out of the Senate race. Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan is running for governor. State Auditor Jim Ziegler will run for governor, attorney general or reelection. Roy Moore is the favorite to win the 2018 governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race. Congressman Robert Aderholt would be the best qualified to run and succeed Sessions. He and Sessions went to Washington together 20 years ago. However, his 20 years of seniority in the House has placed him in a powerful congressional leadership position. He is poised to be chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. His move to being a freshman Senator would be a lateral move. Alabama and his district would be best served by his staying in the House. Mobile and Baldwin County folks believe that they deserve the Senate seat since Sessions is a Mobilian. There are three potential candidates from the Port City/Gulf Coast region. Former Congressman Jo Bonner is not going to run. Current Congressman Bradley Byrne would have the


best chance to win among all the potential Mobile candidates. He was almost elected governor. However, Byrne is probably not going to leave his safe congressional seat. He likes it and is good at it. State Senator Trip Pittman from Baldwin County is in the race and is running hard. If he continues to be the only major horse from that area in the race and it becomes a crowded field he may be in a runoff. Speaking of regionalism, look at a horse from Huntsville to enter the race. If there is one primary candidate from the Tennessee Valley they will be a player. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle may pivot and move from the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race to the Senate. Folks in that area have always been more interested in national politics than state politics because of the Redstone Arsenal. State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston seems very interested in this open U.S. Senate seat. He has sought the Bentley appointment. However, being a powerful state Senator does not translate into statewide name identification. See you next week. Steve Flowers is Alabamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading political columnist. His weekly column appears in over 60 Alabama newspapers. He served 16 years in the state legislature. Steve may be reached at www.









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adeville Chamber News: Big News! On Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Chamber is sponsoring an annual meeting and awards banquet. Sponsored by New Water Ministries with award presentations, installation of 2017 officers, prizes, drawings, dinner and cash bar. Tickets are only $35. For more info, call the Chamber at 256-825-4019. Tallapoosee Historical Society News: Our meeting for January is Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Alexander City Library Basement. It will be a workshop for prospective members. Also, Janell Kozak will talk to us about our insignia. I need to know by Thursday, Jan. 12 if you are planning to attend and I need to know the name of any prospective member you have invited. The time is 10 a.m. Linda Meadows, Regent. The Tallapoosee Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 5891 Lovelady Road, Dadeville. Speaker will be Troy Turner, a local boy returns, as he put it. His parents are Johnny and Jeanie Turner,

lifelong residents of the Beulah-Union community. Troy is currently editor of Opelika-Auburn News and is a multiple national-award winning journalist as both a writer and an editor. His presentation at the meeting will include mention of several south Tallapoosa County communities, Beulah, Union, Walnut Hill and Sardis. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission. Wellness Center News: The Wellness Center is open Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. The weather may be cooling off, but the indoor heated pool is not! We have water aerobics classes held every day of the week and free swim time is also available every day of the week. Guests can come for $5 per day. We would love to see you. For more info, call the Center at 256-8252304. Line Dancing News: Betsy Keown’s line dancing class is happening at the Dadeville Recreation Center, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until noon for a fee of $1 per class. For questions, call Betsy at 256825-3985.

BETTY HAYES Community Columnist

First Presbyterian Church News: I attended services at the Presbyterian last Sunday morn, and had a great time. Rev. Ben’s sermon was titled “The Movie and the Christian Life” and it was excellent. Scriptures were from the Books of Isaiah; Psalm; Acts; and Matthew. The sermon focused on an old movie about a family headed by “Mac” who is an alcoholic. His wife, Rosalee, and two sons, no doubt had trouble with Dad occasionally. He did attend church with Rosalee, who believed in God. At the end of the movie Matt sings a beautiful Christian song: “on the wings of a pure white dove!” (The movie had a happy ending!) Red Ridge Methodist Church News: The beginning of the year is starting off at a slower pace so this is good time for people to ponder how their year will be. The

following quote will give all a chance to think about the new beginning. “Practice the Pause, when is doubt, pause, when angry, pause, when tired, pause, when stressed, pause and when you pause pray.” Sunday School meets at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 9:30 a.m.. The choir’s anthem will be “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” Kim Walls, choir director, has asked for names of people who might be interested in joining. Wednesday morning bible study for women starts Jan. 18. They will be studying the Minor Prophets, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Mark the following dates on your calendar, Jan. 29 Newcomers Luncheon and Feb. 5 the Auburn University Gospel Choir’s performance. Details to follow for both events. If you are looking for a new church family or just a place to worship when away from home, RR had room for you. RR is located at 8091 County Road 34, Dadeville, 256-825-8920, redridgeumc. org (check out the website), Paul Messer is pastor.

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January 15

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial and dedication service in memory of Thomas “TuTu” Marbury will be held in downtown Alexander City at 2:30 p.m. at the Round-a-bout. Everyone is invited.

January 16

MLK PARADE AND PROGRAM: The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration parade and program will be Jan. 16 with the parade at 9 a.m. and program at 11 a.m. at Stephens Elementary School Gym.

January 17

MEETING: The Artist Association of Central Alabama will meet Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. DIABETES WORKSHOP: The Durbin Clinic will be hosting a workshop on diabetes Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. Call 256-234-4223 to let PATH Lake Martin know you will be attending. RETIREE MEETING: There will be a meeting of the Tallapoosa County Education Retirees Association (TCERA) Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The program will be “Elder Law” presented by attorney David Weldon.

January 18

OLLI GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn is hosting a winter term 2017 general membership meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. with an information fair from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at Clarion Inn and Suites on South College Street in Auburn. For more infor-

Hayes is a community columnist for The Record. She is a resident of Dadeville and writes about the events and people of the Dadeville area.

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MLK PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Prayer breakfast will be Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. at Stephen’s Elementary School Gym Tickets are $10. PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Comer United Methodist Church is hosting a pancake breakfast Jan. 14 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. It is all you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon for dine in for $6. To go plates are available.

First United Methodist Church News: In a world filled with suffering, it’s comforting to have a video series that brings “Hope For The Hurting.” Join Dr. H. Norman Wright and other trusted Christian counselors as they train and equip God’s people to effectively reach out and care for others in the midst of crisis. This thirteen part interactive video series is a resource that no local church or counseling center should be without! We’ve had nine birthdays this month. Happy birthday, all. Happy Anniversary to Perry & Betty Jean Myer on Jan. 26! If you’d like to volunteer in the nursery on Sunday mornings, please contact Cecilia Blue. Come visit us on Sunday. THOUGHT FOR TODAY: These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the “hereafter”…. I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.

Varner Edwards, Benita Stowes, Margaret Cleveland, Sara Ward, Aulene Scott, Logan Johnson, Julie Van Pelt, Laura Hume, Wilma Jinks, Linley Logan, Adam Wade, Brandi Morgan, Woodrow Trimble II, Jackson Hugh Burns, Marlee Sanderson and Paisley Brook Shanahan are celebrating their birthdays.

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January 20

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC: Auburn University NSSLHA and SAA are having a free speech and hearing screening Friday, Jan. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. All children must be accompanied by parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Services will be provided by the Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic Room 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University 368495232.

January 21

FLEA MARKET: Sistas for a Cause are hosting a flea market Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cooper Community Center. Vendors are needed. Spaces are $20 and include a table. Please call 256-329-6799 for more information. TRADE DAY: Bibb Graves School Alumni Monthly Trade Day in Millerville on Highway 9 between Ashland and Goodwater will be held on Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are inside the school.

January 22

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Tallapoosee Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at Beulah Baptist Church, 5891 Lovelady Road, Dadeville, AL. Troy Turner, Editor of Opelika-Auburn News will be the speaker. There is no admission and the public is invited.

January 23

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Dr. Mark Conversino will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Jan. 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester. MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: The first meeting in 2017 of the Alexander City Area Ministerial Association will be Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall Street Church of God. New officers will propose and explain procedures and possible events for

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the association to sponsor. News from churches will be shared. There will be time for intercessory prayer. All Christian minister are invited. For more information contact Tony Harris at 256-794-2969, vice president Rick Levell at 256234-3180 or interim secretary Bill Middlebrooks at 256-234-3371.

January 28

PASTORS MEETING: Take the City Lake Martin is providing a meal to all local pastors, ministry leaders and city leaders Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cabin in the Sportsplex. For more information call 256-307-8099.

January 30

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Dr. Dr. Paul Harris will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Jan. 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester.

February 5

PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating the 8th pastor’s anniversary of Rev. and Sister Melvin C. Kelley, Jr. Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Guest Minister is Rev. Cameron R. Thomas of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cropwell.

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Frances Robb will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Feb. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester.

February 18

CLAY CLASSIC: The Ronald E Koon Sporting Clay Classic is in its 11th year of providing a fun filled day for avid shooters to help support our local Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area. The event will be held at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Club in Montgomery, Alabama starting at9 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2017. Team of four is $600. Team of two is $300 and a one-man team $100. Lunch, shells, goodie bags and door prizes given to each participant Call 256-234-4757 to sign up today or email

February 20

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Daphne Simpkins will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Feb. 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester.

February 6

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Dr. Bill Deutsch will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Feb. 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester.

February 11

MISS WINTER: The 2017 Miss Winter Pageant will be Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Dadeville High School Auditorium. Rehearsals will take place Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. Applications may be picked up at Little Lambs and Ivy Day School or by emailing Sherri Williams at misswinterpageant@ There will be a Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, Miss, Elite Miss and Miss Winter Princess.

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February 24-26

COMMUNITY THEATRE: The Sylacauga Community Playhouse will present “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Sylacauga High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information call 256-3693003.

February 27

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Katie Simpkins will be speaking to Horizons Unlimited Feb. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. The winter program runs through Feb. 27. Membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple each semester.

COMMUNITY THEATRE: The Sylacauga Community Playhouse will present “The Miracle Worker” April 21 at 6:30 p.m., April 22 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., April 23 at 2 p.m., April 28 at 6:30 p.m. April 29 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and April 30 at 2. p.m. at the B.B. Comer High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information call 256-369-3003.

Ongoing Events RECYCLING: The Alexander City Recycling Facility is located at the Public Works Department at 824 Railey Road. All materials should be dropped off behind the green storage shed on the Public Works lot. The facility is always open for unassisted drop off. Assistance with drop off is available between 7:00 am until 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please call 256-409-2020 for more information. WOMEN’S MEETING: Victory Temple Holiness Church in Dadeville is hosting a women’s meeting the first Sunday of every month. Men are invited too. AWANA: Wayside Baptist Church hosts Awana Sundays from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for ages three to high school. For more information contact George Gardin, student minister, at 864580-0343. VOLUNTEER: Southern Care Hospice is seeking volunteers. Please call Lizz Gillenwaters at 256-234-1134 or 256-749-3717 for more information. WOMAN MEETING: Every first Sunday, Victory Temple Holiness Church hosts a women’s meeting, at 237 Aster St. in Dadeville. Everyone is invited. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. READY TO WORK: Ready to Work is a FREE jobs skills training program offered at Central Alabama Community College Career Center. Classes meet Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Completion of the program depends on the skill level of the individual. For more information contact Elaine Balint, instructor, at 256-215-4496 (leave message) or ebalint@cacc. edu.

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Sports Calendar Friday, Jan. 13 • Dadeville varsity basketball at Central Coosa, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. • Reeltown basketball home game against LaFayette, JV boys 4:30 p.m., varsity girls 5:15 p.m., varsity boys 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 14 • Reeltown basketball home game against Beulah, varsity girls 3:15 p.m., varsity boys 4 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 16

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at AHSAA 1A-5A Regional 2 Duals, Prattville Christian Academy gymnasium, 9 a.m. • Reeltown varsity basketball at LaFayette, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling tri-match at Beulah in Russell County, 5 p.m. • Dadeville varsity basketball home game against Tallasse, girls, 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m. • Reeltown home basketball against Loachapoka, 4:30 p.m. JV boys, varsity girls/boys.

Thursday, Jan. 19

• Reeltown home basketball against Lantt, varsity girls 5:15 p.m., varsity boys 6:30 p.m. • Dadeville varsity basketball at Alabama Christian Academy, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 20

• Reeltown basketball at Beulah, JV boys 4:30 p.m., varsity girls 5:15 p.m., varsity boys 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at State Dual Quarter Finals, location TBA, 7 a.m. • Dadeville varsity basketball home game against Central Coosa, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling State Dual at Semi Finals, location and time TBA. • Dadeville varsity basketball home game against Beauregard, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 • Horseshoe Bend varsity basketball game at Reeltown, girls 5 p.m., boys 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling home match against Beulah, 2 p.m. • Reeltown basketball at Beauregard, varsity girls 5 p.m., varsity boys 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27

• Dadeville JV boys basketball home game against LaFayette, 4:30 p.m.

Tigers sweep Holtville Dadeville varsity boys, girls get region wins CATHY HIGGINS Sports Editor

The Dadeville varsity boys basketball team started the new year successfully this week as the Tigers defeated region foe Holtville at home Tuesday by a score of 60-51. Despite the triumph, Dadeville varsity boys basketball head coach Rodney Taylor saw some inconsistency in his team’s performance Tuesday. “We played up and down throughout the game,” he said. “But we made enough plays to win.” Leading Dadeville in the win was freshman guard Jamarion Wilkerson with 12 points. He had help from junior small forward Qua Tucker and junior forward Luke Walker, who had 11 points each. Senior center Devin Johnson-Moss also had eight points. Tuesday’s win brings Dadeville’s season record to 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the region. The Dadeville varsity girls basketball team also started 2017 on a high note as the Lady Tigers defeated Holtville 69-23 Tuesday. Dadeville varsity girls basketball head coach Pam Holloway was pleased with how her team performed in the Lady Tigers’ second win of the season. “We showed a lot of improvement as a team,” she said. Leading in the Lady Tigers’ region win was Dadeville junior guard Quanesha Presley with 37 points, 17 rebounds and eight steals. “She was focused and ready to lead and contribute

Cathy Higgins / The Record

In the Dadeville varsity boys’ matchup with Tallassee at the Lake Martin Slam Fest, Dadeville junior small forward Qua Tucker goes for a layup while senior center Devin Johnson-Moss looks on. The Tigers defeated Holtville at home Tuesday in their first game of 2017.

to help her team’s effort,” Holloway said. Also helping Dadeville in the win was sophomore guard Nena Pearson with 10 points and four steals, and sophomore center Jasmine Hill, who had eight points. Junior

center Ranika Cox also added 10 rebounds while sophomore guard Jamela Moss had nine rebounds, five steals and three assists. Tuesday’s win brings the Lady Tigers’ season record to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in the

region. Dadeville next heads to Central Coosa’s Joe N. Belyeu Gymnasium on Friday to take on the Cougars. Varsity girls tip off at 6 p.m. while varsity boys start at 7:30 p.m.

Rebels get swept at Lanett Reeltown varsity boys, girls lose first games of 2017 CATHY HIGGINS Sports Editor

Saturday, Jan. 28

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at State Dual Finals, location and time TBA. • Dadeville varsity basketball at Benjamin Russell, girls 1 p.m., boys 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 30

• Dadeville varsity basketball at Beauregard, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

• Reeltown basketball at Elmore County, varsity girls 5:45 p.m., varsity boys 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

• Dadeville varsity basketball at LaFayett, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at Hornet State Tournament at Beauregard, 7 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling home match against Beulah, 2 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10-Saturday, Feb. 11

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at State Sectionals, location and time TBA.

Thursday, Feb. 16-Saturday, Feb. 18

• Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling at Alabama State Tournament, location TBA, 8 a.m.

Cathy Higgins / The Record

In the Reeltown varsity boys’ game at Horseshoe Bend earlier in the season, Reeltown sophomore guard Makevon Hughley goes for a layup. The Rebels lost at Lanett Tuesday by a landslide score of 105-38.

The Lady Rebels suffered disappointment Tuesday as the varsity girls remain winless after losing a region road game at Lanett by a score of 51-17. Despite the region loss, Reeltown sophomore Mikaya Jones led the Lady Rebels in scoring with seven points. She had help from junior Ashlynn Thomas, who had four points and two assists. Tuesday’s loss drops the Lady Rebels’ season record to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the region. The Reeltown varsity boys basketball team also started 2017 on a disappointing note Tuesday with a staggering region loss to the Panthers by a score of 105-38. The loss drops the Rebels’ season record to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the region. Reeltown next hosts LaFayette for a region game Friday. Varsity girls tip off at 5:15 p.m. while varsity boys begin at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday the Rebels host Beulah. Varsity girls play at 3:15 p.m. while the varsity boys tip off at 5:45 p.m.

Jan 12, 2017 Dadeville Record  
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