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Kay Ivey made history Tuesday night winning a full term of her own as governor defeating Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. Many Republicans were elected Tuesday as results rolled in. “Together, we’ve done it,” Ivey exclaimed Tuesday night at a press conference streamed by CBS 42. “The people of Alabama have spoken today loud and clear, and we want to keep Alabama on the right track and keep Alabama working. “It is with immense gratitude that I stand before you tonight as the next governor of Alabama. I am ever so grateful for your steadfast support, your prayers and your votes. Folks, tonight, today, together, we have made history — the first Republican woman elected governor.” Ivey, who said the odds were against her, said not only did she and her supporters See IVEY • Page 12
After all polling places were accounted for, 15,769 voters cast a ballot in Tallapoosa County for 51.74 percent voter turnout — the largest in a long time.
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he polls were busy Tuesday with the largest turnout in a long while in Tallapoosa County. “That’s most votes I have ever seen cast in Tallapoosa County,” Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said. When the night was finished 15,769 voters cast a ballot in Tallapoosa County for 51.74 percent turnout. It was also a big day for Republicans in the county. Republican Tal East defeated Democrat Melissa Reynolds to replace interim probate judge Bonita Caldwell. Caldwell was serving the remainder of the term for Leon Archer who took a medical retirement. East is ready to get to work serving the people of
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Reviewing the fiscal year 2018 end-of-the-year financial report, the New Site Town Council saw things are trending in the right direction financially for the town following Monday night’s council meeting. “Last year was an exceptional year for us financially,” Mayor Phil Blasingame said. “Both our water fund and our general fund did extremely well. It was a very good year for us.” The New Site general See NEW SITE • Page 11
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For more than 10 years, the ladies of the First United Methodist Church of Alexander City United Methodist Women (UMW) have been holding a fall soup luncheon to warm up and brighten a day in November while holding a pickup for their homemade cheeseballs. In election years, the luncheon is held the same day of the election and it is still going strong. “They are saying it is the best soup we See SOUP • Page 3
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DEAR ABBY: My stepson â€œArnoldâ€? recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought Iâ€™d use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The problem is, itâ€™s directed to another man. I want to believe thatâ€™s not true, but the writing and everything else checks out. I wish I had never seen it. Weâ€™re a Christian family and have conservative views. Arnold never dated much, but we thought it was because he was so focused on his education. None of us would have ever expected this. There were no signs whatsoever. I feel such a burden right now. I know why he wouldnâ€™t tell his parents. His dad would be devastated. I never keep anything from my husband, and I feel terrible not being able to share this. But I donâ€™t want to reveal what I saw if my stepson isnâ€™t ready. What should I do? Should I ask Arnold about it? How can I take this burden off
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my shoulders? -- STRESSED IN THE WEST DEAR STRESSED: I am a firm believer in communication. Return the notebook to Arnold, and when you do, use it as an opportunity to open a conversation with him about it. I do not think you should unburden yourself to your husband. The person to â€œoutâ€? Arnold should be Arnold. DEAR ABBY: I reconnected with a guy from high school five months ago. We started hanging out and eventually decided to start dating. The first month or so was great, but right away he started becoming very possessive and jealous. It has been four months, and he is constantly accusing me of being sneaky and cheating.
Robert â€œCorkyâ€? Colin Graves Robert â€œCorkyâ€? Colin Graves, 74, of Jacksonâ€™s Gap passed away Monday, November 5 at home, peacefully and with family. Born on March 1, 1944, the second of two adored children of Robert Luther and Marion Rose (Ryan) Graves. Corky and his older sister Judith Hester (Graves) grew up in Graves Alexander City and attended Benjamin Russell High School. After high school Corky enrolled in the Alabama National Guard before joining the United States Navy. After his service to his country, Corky embarked on a very successful career in entrepreneurship. His greatest enterprise, though, was his family. He and wife Anita (Breland) Graves have a daughter, Erica (Graves)
Walsh, son-in-law Ryan Walsh and granddaughter, Breland Walsh. Corky also had a daughter Stephanie Gilbert from a previous marriage. In his spare time - he liked nothing more than travelling with wife Anita. The two experienced life to the fullest. Always up for a new adventure Corky and Anita were instant locals wherever they landed. From a fish-fry in Wisconsin to a clam-bake in Maine to a red beans and rice and dancing at Tipatinaâ€™s in New Orleans - the Corky and Anita caravan had a blast. As fun as their cross-country jaunts were the two enjoyed driving to Nashville to be with their granddaughter the most. Corkyâ€™s career took him near and far. He saw failure and success. He always remained true to himself and his family. He was proud of his roots, his community, his country, his friends and family. He was a fiber of the community - the fiber that connects generations. He always had a kind word, a soft ear and a warm smile. Corky is survived by his wife, Anita, daughter Erica (Graves) Walsh, sonin-law Ryan Walsh, granddaughter
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have ever had,” UMW president Libby Forrester said. “We had about 25 people come up so far to say that.” Forrester explained the group does not come to the church to make the soup but divides the task to conquer it, providing soup on the appointed day. “We have a recipe,” Forrester started. “We all make some at home. We then bring it to the church on the morning of the luncheon and warm it up on the stove and in Crock-Pots.” The ladies serve it up with cornbread, tea and homemade pound cake. In the years when there is no election, the Election Day Soup Luncheon changes to the Fall Soup Luncheon, but the mission is the same – raise funds for UMW’s missions. The ladies serve Cliff Williams / The Outlook every guest at their Alexander City First United Methodist United Methodist Women president Libby Forrester, above right, checks on patrons of the UMW Election Day Soup Luncheon tables, but for those at the church. Below left, Linda Jones, left, Lydia Dunn and Denise Colvin bag up to-go cornbread. Below right, 96-year-old Dortohy Robinson plays tunes on the who were unable to piano. attend another group made to-go bags. They form an assembly line and again divide the tasks to accomplish the mission. “We have had 150 go out for delivery,” Pam Young said. “We have had about 40 come in for take out.” For those who dined in, they were treated to tunes from Bobby Boone and 96-year-old Dorothy Robinson, who played patriotic and holiday tunes on the piano in the fellowship hall. Don’t worry if you missed out on the soup, as UMW plans to host another fall soup luncheon next November.
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“He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment – to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” — Ephesians 1:9-10
he latest slate of public officials has now been decided, as the results are in and the winners have been chosen following yesterday’s election. A number of incumbents will return to their seats, while a few new faces may make their presence felt in the upcoming weeks. Now that we’ve made our decisions, let’s move forward and work to make Tallapoosa County, Alabama and the United States as a whole a better place. If your candidate won, go ahead and celebrate, but remember winning the election is only part of the battle. There is a long road to hoe in the world of public service, and the election is only the first step on that path. If you supported the losing candidate, it is understandable to want to be frustrated and upset, but you cannot stay there. Find a way to work with the winner and make plans for the future. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has a rule with his players where they can only celebrate winning, even if it was the national championship game, for 24 hours before moving on, getting focused and going back to work to prepare for the future. This is an example we can all live by in our personal lives. If a football coach can lead his team to six national titles in a little over a decade using this philosophy, imagine how much better our lives can be if we follow the same guidelines. Whether the candidates you personally supported took part in a victory celebration or offered up a few remarks of concession after the polls closed, it is time to move on and work for a brighter future. If we dwell on the past and cling to the dreams of what could have been, we cannot move forward, but instead remain stuck in place. We owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to find ways to make progress in this country, and it all starts by continuing to push forward.
T.C. Coley represents District 1, including half of Coley Creek, the Andrew Jackson subdivision, the southern part of Indian Hill, North Central Avenue, part of Pearson’s Chapel Road, the Northside community and portion of Spring Hill community. His phone number is 256-212-9316. His address is 2316 North Central Avenue, Kellyton.
Steve Robinson represents District 2, which includes the southern part of Alexander City, the Cedar Creek area, Ourtown and Willow Point. His phone number is 256-654-0047. His address is 300 Heritage Drive Alexander City.
John McKelvey represents District 3, which includes Jackson’s Gap, Hackneyville, New Site and Daviston. McKelvey currently serves as chairman. His phone number is 256-794-4405. His address is 1285 Freeman Road, Dadeville.
Emma Jean Thweatt represents District 4, which includes Dadeville, Pace’s Point, northern Camp Hill, Buttston, Dudleyville and part of Eagle Creek. She can be reached at 8254207. Her address is 585 Brookwood Circle, Dadeville.
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George Carleton Jr. represents District 5, which includes southern Camp Hill, Red Ridge, Walnut Hill, Union and Pleasant Ridge. His address is 630 Turner Road Road, Dadeville.
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ur gubernatorial election year politics ended yesterday. However, there have been other political maneuverings and developments going on behind the scenes, which may ultimately have more long-term ramifications in the Heart of Dixie’s political future. The selection of a new Business Council of Alabama leader is imminent and will probably occur in the next few days. In addition, the jockeying and wrangling for the U.S. Senate Seat in 2020 has begun. Alabama Power President, Mark Crosswhite, prudently cleaned house at the BCA earlier this year. He organized a team of cardinals to interview and select a new leader. Much like the vetting process for a new Pope, the Cardinals meet in total secrecy and send out smoke signals from the Vatican that they have not yet reached a decision. However, there are smoke signals that a new leader of the BCA is about to be named. The process has been very private with no leaks. This entire year long process of removing Billy Canary, who had reigned for 12 years, and selecting a new CEO has been a battle of business titans in the state. It has been a battle waged behind an iron curtain. The role of Crosswhite in this change has been clear. Crosswhite has emerged as the clear leader of the Alabama Business Community. The original BCA was forged under the leadership of former Alabama Power President, Elmer Harris several decades ago. It had become a toothless tiger in recent years through poor leadership. Crosswhite has picked the organization out of the junk pile and given it new life. Chances for a new beginning
STEVE FLOWERS Columnist happen very few times. Like in politics, after the election, you must govern. My belief is that with a new leader and a fresh start the Business Council of Alabama will emerge bigger and better than ever. You can rest assured that the business community of Alabama, and indeed the nation, will be looking forward to defeating Doug Jones in 2020. It is a glaring anomaly that one of the most conservative Republican states in America would have an ultra-liberal, left-winger in one of our senate seats. In last year’s special election against Roy Moore, Jones received $22 million from the most liberal zip codes and enclaves in America, especially from the left coast of California and San Francisco. It was the only show bill in town, and Moore energized liberal money from throughout the country. Thus, the two truisms, “more people vote against someone than for someone,” and “money is the mother’s milk of politics” combined to create Alabama’s accidental anomaly, Senator Doug Jones. Our anomaly senator has done nothing to remedy the uncertainty about who he is since taking office. He has done no campaigning or visiting around the state. He has shown a disregard and disinterest in basic political practices, like getting out among the rank and file Alabamians. Jones seems to just go to Washington to vote, then back to Mountain Brook. The book on Jones is that he will not be elected to a full term in 2020. It is a presidential election year
and Alabama will vote for the Republican nominee, probably Donald Trump, overwhelmingly. This is a Republican senate seat and it will be won by a Republican. Jones seems to know this, therefore, he appears content to represent California during his tenure. As soon as Jones was sworn in, the race to be the Republican nominee began. The obvious candidates are one, if not all, of our six Republican members of Congress. Speculation abounded that the three best potential congressional horses would be Robert Aderholt, Bradley Byrne and Mo Brooks. The horse that has emerged as the favorite is Byrne. He has started early and has staked out the inside track. He has crisscrossed the state building an organization and is collecting and tying up the Washington establishment money. Aderholt will probably defer to staying in the House. He has over 20 years of seniority and is in line to chair the Appropriations Committee. Congressman Mike Rogers is moving up in seniority and is on Armed Services. Brooks is expected to defer to Byrne in 2020 and look to run for Senator Shelby’s seat in 2022 if he retires. This stealth campaign for the 2020 Senate race has been going on this entire gubernatorial year. Byrne is indeed laying his stakes. There is a maxim in life and politics, “the early bird gets the worm.” See you next week. Steve Flowers is Alabama’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.steveflowers. us.
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MONTHLY LUNCHEON: Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends in Millerville will host its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Veterans Day Program
and all Veterans will be recognized. Please bring a covered dish and small donation. FALL REVIVAL: Calvary Baptist Church is hosting fall revival services Nov. 4 through Nov. 7. Evangelist Rev. Scott Jordan will be speaking at 6 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 398 Main Street in Dadeville and the pastor is Rev. Johnny Pritchard.
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LUNCH AND LEARN: VCCA is hosting a lunch and learn Thursday, Nov. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. with River Bank and Trust’s Randy Dawkins who will talk about better banking practices and scams for seniors. Bring a sack lunch and VCCA will provide dessert and tea. VCCA is located at 5030 Highway 280. Please call 256-234-0347 by noon Tuesday, Nov. 6 to reserve a space. PURSES FOR A PURPOSE: Russell Medical will be raffling off designer handbags and focusing on women’s health Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mill Two Eighty in Alexander City. Enjoy an Italian feast, and sip your favorite wine or beer provided by Ocie & Belle’s. Tickets are $25 and are available in the Russell Medical marketing office at 115 Alison Drive across from Radney School or in the Russell Medical gift shop. For more information, call 256329-7145.
Friday, Nov. 9
CHURCH SINGING: The McKameys will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Family Worship Center at 1676 Sewell Street. Tony Harris is the pastor of Family Worship Center.
Saturday, Nov. 10
SCHOOL REUNION: The Daviston School and Community Reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Daviston Community Center. HOLIDAY IN THE COUNTRY: Cancer Outreach and Community Hope (C.O.A.C.H.) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Holiday in the Country Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stewartville Volunteer Fire Department and West Coosa Senior Center. There will be an all-you-caneat pancake breakfast starting 6 a.m. There will be arts, crafts, face painting, horse rides, vendors, kettle corn, kids corner, silent, food and more. BOOK SIGNING: Cole Bruce will have a book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex park at the rest area next to the pond. FISH FRY: Mt. Zion Baptist Church is hosting a fish fry Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Highway 63 South. Everyone is welcome to come join in fellowship.
Sunday, Nov. 11
OPEN HOUSE: The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Holiday Open House Sunday,m Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ILLUSIONIST/MAGICIAN
SHOW: Bethel Baptist Church will host professional Christian illusionist/magician Duane Lafflin on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free but love offerings will be accepted. The church is located at 2367 Young’s Ferry Road in Jacksons Gap. Everyone is invited.
Monday, Nov. 12
FISH FRY: The Buffalo Soldiers are hosting a fundraiser fish fry for Bishop Eddie “Easy” Edwards Monday, Nov. 12 at 231 Main Street in Rockford from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact Alfred “Scorpion” Ellington at 256-7495116, Annie Zeigler at 256-749-5891 or Demetrius Chappell at 334-3224681.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
USHER MEETING: Early Rose District Usher’s meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Early Rose District Center. MEDICARE CHECKUP: The Area Agency on Aging will be at the Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2019 Medicare Checkup. There will be help to understand Medicare benefits, determine which Part D best fits needs, enrollment, file a claim or appeal and answer questions about health insurance. No appointment is needed but help is first come, first serve. Be sure to bring your Medicare Card and list of medications with dosage and strength. WORK SESSION: The City of Alexander City Council will hold a work session Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. The purpose of the work session will be to discuss the fiscal year 2016 audit, the proposed rental ordinance and a proposed municipal complex. The work session will be held in the city hall conference room.
Friday, Nov. 16
MUSIC: Peggy Glenn Shores will be performing at the Equality Performing Arts Center Friday, Nov. 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Shores plays the piano and entertains her audiences with music from many genres including movie themes, Broadway tunes, patriotic songs, oldies and country and southern gospel. EPAC is located on Alabama Highway 9 in downtown Equality. There is no admission charge but donations are welcomed. BALL: The Dadeville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Denim & Diamonds Ball, a “Night of Giving,” Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Martin Event Center. The ball benefits the Lake Martin Area United Way. Tickets are available at the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Martin Area United Way and the Lake Martin
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CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: New Adka Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its 146th Anniversary Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The church is located at 21 North Thornton Road in Dadeville. Guest minister will be Rev. Gary Dixon of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lafayette. Edward Milner is pastor of New Adka Missionary. MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM: Great Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is hosting its men and women’s day program Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. The guest minister will be Rev. Charlie Bryant, Jr. of Opelika speaking on a theme of “working together.” Great Bethel is located at 692 Jefferson St. in Alexander City. All are welcome to join.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
MEDICARE CHECKUP: The Area Agency on Aging will be at the Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2019 Medicare Checkup. There will be help to understand Medicare benefits, determine which Part D best fits needs, enrollment, file a claim or appeal and answer questions about health insurance. No appointment is needed but help is first come, first serve. Be sure to bring your Medicare Card and list of medications with dosage and strength.
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CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Red Ridge United Methodist Church is presenting its Christmas Cantata “Sing Christmas,” A Christmas Choral Experience Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The music is arranged by Joel Raney and Mary McDonald and includes staging, musical and theatrical staging under the direction of Der. Kim Walls with an orchestra composed of professional, amateur and student musicians. Participants will include the choir and theatrical cast of church members. Refreshments and coffee will be served following the cantata. Everyone is invited. Red Ridge is located at 8091 County Road 34 in Dadeville. Vicki Cater is pastor.
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other Nature has confused my peach azaleas. After blooming in early spring, they again have pretty blooms to brighten up the autumnal tones at my side porch. Price Smith, son of Jeff and Elisha Smith turns 10 years old today. Equality’s sweetheart Mrs. Robbie Martin will be 89 years young Nov. 10. Then Ann Ham Granger and Chris Burns both celebrate Nov. 13. Glad tidings and Happy Birthday to everyone with that celebration this week. Sending out special wellwishes and a big hug to Mr. Harold Turner in Kellyton. Hospice was called in last week and Mr. Turner is at home now after about a two week stretch at UAB in intensive care. His son James is such a kind-caringheart and makes sure his father has what he needs, often going home to visit on
’m trying to get my article written before I head to the VA in Tuskegee for my weekly anger and stress management class. PTSD can be hard to deal with at times, but I am fine – blessed beyond measure, really. I have another appointment tomorrow in Montgomery. I’ve been with this group of guys for several weeks now. My class has been comprised of males, thus far, but it could change at any time. Females suffer from PTSD as well. It doesn’t discriminate. The gentlemen in
ROSIE MORGAN Columnist his lunch break. Please keep Mr. Harold and James in your prayers. Equality’s newly re-opened EPAC is working to bring you some great entertainment with the second show on Friday, Nov. 16 when doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. with keyboard virtuoso Peggy Shores. She is back by popular demand to inspire us with some of her versatile repertoire and the style this time is “St. Louis Blues” and “Pack Rat Blues”. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some live music, done with style by Shores
at EPAC on Highway 9 in downtown Equality. If you need information, the contact person is Wayne Glenn. He can be reach at 334-320-6326. Roy and Nancy Granger hosted their annual Syrup Sopping Day last Saturday at their home just below the Elmore County line. Breakfast was served after 8 a.m., then live music followed, with the mule turning to make the syrup. Jugs of this homemade syrup could also be purchased. They usually have a big crowd that enjoys music and fellowship with neighbors. As we look toward the Christmas holidays deciding on gifts we should purchase, the Coosa County Department of Human Resources asks that you think of those less fortunate than some others. You may want to give a tax-deductible donation or purchase your
own gifts to give. You might even sponsor a family for the seasonal giving time of Christmas. For more information, you can call the DHR in Rockford at 256377-2022. The Equality Post Office had a meeting several years ago at the Masonic Lodge to decide on the hours for keeping the Equality Post Office open for the area. I really miss the days when we had sweet and knowledgeable Mrs. Sarah Hardy Griggs as Postmaster. Then the post office was open every day and a halfday on Saturdays. Since the meeting, our post office has been open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m. I have just learned that this will be changing, effective Nov. 13, the Equality Post Office hours will shrink even more to Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - noon and Saturday 8
a.m. - 9:30 a.m. In order to keep our postal service here in Equality, we must use the services. We do have a large extended service area for this Post Office both rurally and around the lake, plus many rent boxes. I think it just a little strange that the hours for mailing will decrease as we move into the busy mailing season. Our pet ownership for “Summerdown Manor” just increased last week when my friend Rose Clement gave me a pair of parakeets, with cage and everything I needed. The female is yellow and I call her “Tweetie.” The male is a pretty pale-blue mixture and his name is “Pi.” We had a “Budgie,” they are called Budgerigars in England, while I was growing up as did my aunts and my grandparents. Most of them were called Joey. I love to hear the birds singing and
chatting to each other right in the house. Now we have seven dogs, one outside cat and two pretty budgie birds, a total of ten animals. I thought that the northern ‘Polenta’ was the same as our grits, but I learned today that instead of being a corn product, it is semolina. When I was young, we had a sweetened semolina pudding as a dessert. I loved it with a little cream on top. I do hope that everyone gave the thought necessary to make a good decision for voting yesterday. Congratulations to all winners. Until next week, keep smiling. Rosie Morgan is a community columnist for The Outlook. She is a resident of Nixburg and writes about the events and people of the Equality and Nixburg areas.
I might be a veteran but we’re not special JODY FULLER Columnist
my class are a cast of characters. Let me tell you. A couple of them are Vietnam Veterans. I sometimes feel guilty being in the same class as them. They really had it rough. They had nothing. For the most part, we had three hot meals a day, telephones and Facebook. Still, PTSD is PTSD. I like these guys.
We all have a story, but we’re not special. We’re just guys who volunteered to serve. Some were “voluntold,” but ultimately it was still their choice. There was always prison or Canada. While writing that first paragraph, I received a gig lead for next month. The lead was described as a “holiday party for a military unit,” so I quickly pounced on that. I love performing for any group that will have me, but, man, there’s just nothing like performing for the men and women in uniform or those who once proudly wore that
same uniform. I asked a few questions and received the following message from the squadron XO. That’s the executive officer for you tender feet out there. And, for what it’s worth, the XO is a she. “We are a forward support company for a cavalry squadron. We have had a rough go of it recently. Our higher headquarters in Panama City was destroyed during Hurricane Michael, a lot of our unit’s soldiers lost their homes and still had to perform hurricane relief functions as we were
the first squadron stood up for storm response, and the guys and gals are exhausted. Our holiday party this year is not exactly as great as years past due to recent events, so I was trying to see if we could still do something fun. I’m the unit XO and it would be great to have someone perform that understands what we do and the National Guard lifestyle.” I served eight years in the Alabama National Guard, which included my last two deployments to Iraq. I think I understand the National Guard
lifestyle and I think I have the gig locked down. She just has to get it approved by her commander. I promise to bring some fun to the guys and gals, because maybe they are special, but of course, they would say otherwise. Last night, I received a text from one of my buddies from my second deployment. Over the weekend, one of our brothers from that same deployment was tragically killed in a house fire. I don’t know the details and it doesn’t really matter. He’d apparently struggled some over the years, but
he was a good man and an exceptional medic. Dare I say, he was special. Rest easy, Joe. You will be missed. Last year, when we spent a month at UAB with our precious preemie, we spent the final two weeks at the Ronald McDonald House. We befriended a young AfricanAmerican mother on our ward. That night, I met her dad at the RMH. He apparently was a very quiet man, according to both her and her mom. He kept to himself. Really didn’t talk to people. We met in the kitchen that same night. It turned out that he was a retired Army sergeant. Well, that’s all we needed to break the ice. The ladies went to bed while Sarge and I talked until two in the morning. We had so much in common. Veterans don’t claim to be special. We’re not. I’m sure as heck not. I have more flaws than you’ll ever know. We do, however, share a special bond that is unlike any other team, and I am honored and indeed feel special being associated with such an incredible group of men and women and their families. Now the families, that’s a different story. They are special. It takes a lot to be a military family, but we’ll save that for another day. Jody Fuller is from Opelika, Ala. He 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 jody@ jodyfuller.com. For more information, please visit www.jodyfuller.com.
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Police Reports Alexander City Police Department November 5
â€˘ Jeremiah Larry Golden, 36, of Kellyton was arrested for failure to appear. â€˘ Criminal mischief was reported on Thomas Street. â€˘ Theft was reported on J Street. â€˘ Two counts of trespass on a school bus was reported in Alexander City.
â€˘ Nichoals Quinn, 29, of Alexander City was arrested for disorderly conduct. â€˘ Jenny Lynn Colombo, 51, of Kellyton was arrested for theft and failure to appear. â€˘ Harassment was reported on Dadeville Road. â€˘ Domestic violence was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Harassment was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Harassment was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Criminal mischief was reported in Kellyton. â€˘ Harassment was reported in Alexander City.
â€˘ Jason Dewayne White, 37, of Alexander City was arrested for domestic violence. â€˘ Obbie Lee Davis, 47, of Kellyton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. â€˘ Driving under the influence of alcohol and open container was reported on Joseph Street. â€˘ Criminal mischief was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Theft was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Harassing communications was reported on Elkahatchee Road. â€˘ Theft was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Theft was reported on Johnson Street. â€˘ Harassing communications was reported on Highway 128.
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â€˘ James Cameron Rayfield, 24, of Alexander City was arrested for drug paraphernalia. â€˘ Assault was reported on Greenleaf Street. â€˘ Domestic violence was reported on 10th Avenue. â€˘ Possession of drug paraphernalia was reported in Alexander City. â€˘ Possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana was reported on Comer Street.
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â€˘ Justin Reeder of Milner Road in Jacksons Gap was arrested on grand jury indictments for assault second, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing.
â€˘ Melvin Waldrep of Thelma Drive in Tallassee was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear child support. â€˘ Tonyanequa Piner of Ray Street in Tallassee was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for probation revocation. â€˘ Joshua Bouwens of Arkadelphia Road in Warrior was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear theft of property second.
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grees 38 minutes East 600 feet to a point; thence South 4 degrees 15 minutes West 254 feet to a point; thence South 89 degress 45 minutes West 561 feet to a point; thence North 1 degree 00 minutes East 85 feet to a point; thence North 83 degrees 45 minutes West 23 feet to a point; thence North 1 degree 00 minutes East 100.75 feet to a point of beginning. The land described herein contains 4 acres, more or less situated in Section 9 Township 21, Range 23, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, and is the same parcel of land which is described in Deed Book 196 DW3DJHLQWKH2IÂżFHRIWKH -XGJHRI3UREDWHRI7DOODSRRsa County, Alabama. Less and Except: Beginning at the Southeast Corner of L.A. and wife , E.D. Wright lot as UHFRUGHGLQ-XGJHRI3UREDWH 2IÂżFHLQ%RRNSDJH thence run South 83 degrees 45 minutes East along Ellis Street for 73 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 00 minute East for 100.75 feet; thence run North 83 degress 45 minutes West for 73 feet; thence run South 01 degree 00 minute West for 100.75 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.17 of an acre, more or less. Property street address for informational purposes: 211 Ellis Street , Dadeville, AL 36853. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN â€œAS IS, WHERE ISâ€? BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, 86( $1'25 (1-2<0(17 AND WILL BE SOLD SUB-(&7 72 7+( 5,*+7 2) REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars LQ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV made payable to Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price must EH SDLG LQ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV E\ noon the next business day DW WKH /DZ 2IÂżFH RI 6LURWH Permutt, P.C. at the address indicated below. Sirote & Permutt, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. 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. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Mortgagee/ Transferee
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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 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, on December 5, 2018, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to-wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF TALLAPOOSA STATE OF ALABAMA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: APN: 62--05-07-264-001-089.000 STARTING AT THE SE CORNER OF LOT 30, BLOCK C IN THE EASTSIDE SUBDIVISION OF ALEXANDER CITY, AL$%$0$ 7+(1&(6287+ 86 DEG. 56 FEET W ALONG LOT LINE 200 FEET TO THE 6: &251(5 2) /27 THENCE NORTH 3 DEG. 06 FEET W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOT 29, )((772$&251(5 THENCE NORTH 86 DEG. 56 FEET E 200 FEET TO A CORNER ON THE EAST /,1( 2) /27 7+(1&( SOUTH 33 DEG. 06 FEET E 223.5 FEET TO THE POB. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND BEING THE SOUTH PORTION OF LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK C OF EASTSIDE SUBDIVISION IN ALEXANDER CITY, ALABAMA. Said legal description being controlling, however the property is more commonly known as 131 FLORENCE AVE, ALEXANDER CITY, AL 35010. Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. This property will be sold on an â€œas is, where isâ€? basis, subject to any easements, encumbrancHV DQG H[FHSWLRQV UHĂ€HFWHG in the mortgage and those contained in the records of WKH 2IÂżFH RI WKH -XGJH RI Probate in the county where the above-described property is situated. This property will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties entitled thereto and subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable). 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. PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Mortgagee/Transferee THE BELOW LAW FIRM MAY BE HELD TO BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, UNDER FEDERAL LAW. IF SO, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin, LLC, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Transferee 100 Concourse Parkway, Suite 115, Birmingham, AL 35244 Telephone Number: (877) 813 0992
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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF TALLAPOOSA, ALABAMA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF IRVING ROBERT WRIGHT, II A/K/A I. ROBERT WRIGHT, II, DECEASED CASE NO: 2018-0155 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Ancillary Letters of Administration of the said deceased having been granted to Nancy W. Himell, Administratrix, on the 31st day of October, 2018, by the Honorable Judge Bonita Caldwell, Judge of the Probate Court of Tallapoosa 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. Witness my hand this 31 day of October, 2018. Bonita Caldwell, Judge of Probate Sara G. Bragdon, Attorney for Personal Representative, AKRIDGE & BALCH, PC, 852 North Dean Road, Ste 100, Auburn, AL 36830, 334-8870884 - Telephone Alexander City Outlook: Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 2018 EST/WRIGHT, II, I. PUBLIC NOTICE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed on December 5, 2002 by Carlos Burton McDaniel, Sr. and Iva Mae McDaniel, husband and wife, originally in favor of Colonial Bank, and recorded in Instrument # at 177059 on December 16, 2002, in the 2IÂżFH RI WKH -XGJH RI 3URbate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Shapiro and Ingle, //3 DV FRXQVHO IRU 0RUWgagee or Transferee and under and by virtue of power of sale contained in the said mortgage will, on December 10, 2018, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder in front of the main entrance of the Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Courthouse in the City of Dadeville, during the legal hours of sale, the following real estate situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to wit: Commencing at the SE corner of Block 24, Second Addition to Oaklawn in Alexander City, Alabama, as UHFRUGHG LQ 3ODW ERRN DW 3DJH 7KHQFH SURFHHG S 32Âş 35â€™ 59â€? W a distance of 354.35 feet to a point and 32,17 2) %(*,11,1* RI land herein described; thence proceed S 10Âş 20â€™ 53â€? E a distance of 216.01 feet to a SRLQW RQ WKH 1RUWK ULJKWRI way of 6th St; thence proceed S 79Âş 56â€™ 39â€? W along right of way line a distance of 100.61 feet to a point; thence SURFHHG 1 Âž Âś Â´ : D distance of 215.27 feet to a SRLQW WKHQFH SURFHHG 1 Âž 31â€™ 12â€? E a distance of 99.68 IHHWWRWKH32,172)%(*,11,1*FRQWDLQLQJDFUHV PRUH RU OHVV 1RWLFH RI WKLV foreclosure sale is also giv-
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STATE CHAMPS AGAIN
Courtesy of Bryan Palermo / For The Outlook
Victory Christian celebrates winning the six-man state championship Friday night. The Eagles were undefeated this year and did not get scored on all season.
Jim Hardy leads Victory Christian to fourth state title in 6 years By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor
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Carter Piatt, top, celebrates with coach Jim Hardy after Victory Christian won the six-man state championship on Friday night.
After more than two decades of never having a winning season, Victory Christian in Millbrook has been ushered into the bigtime when it comes to six-man football in Alabama. Jim Hardy, a resident of Coosa County, took over the program in 2012, and since then, the Eagles have appeared in six straight state championships. Last week, they capped off their undefeated season with their fourth state title in six years, defeating Chilton Christian, 47-0. “I enjoy having a front row seat to watching the guys play,” Hardy said. “A lot of people want to give coaches most of the credit, but it’s the kids who are the ones that play the game. I always tell them once they get on the field, it’s their job, so I really am just proud of my boys.” A member of the Christian
AU comeback sparks inspiration
n a beautiful, sunny fall afternoon day, the Tigers and Aggies got together to play. Both teams had struggled to a 5-3 mark; neither bite had lived up to the sound of its bark. This series has been unpredictable, wacky and odd; the home team has been winless protecting its sod. The eagle has now landed and the flyover is done; I bet we come out on fire and have a little fun. With two weeks to prepare Malzahn has been great; Auburn going three plays and out I did not anticipate. No problem, Steele’s defense will pick up the slack; that 13-play drive certainly showed a few cracks. Things could be going better, what we need is a fumble; Kellen Mond to the rescue with an optional bumble. Trickaration is afoot, Davis throws to Cannella;
ANDY GRAHAM Columnist “what a great play call” said the Yella Fella. The statistics aren’t pretty, but it could be worse; the Tigers are in need of a second-half burst. Got to shut them down to start quarter number three; or maybe we’ll just let them drive as they please. This cannot be the same defense, it must be a lie; how can it be pass interference if you never touch the guy? Overcoming a 10-point deficit is not in the cards; for goodness sake, we’ve run the ball for only 19 yards! When the Aggies make this field goal I suggest we go home; oh sure, now you miss it just to prolong my bemoan. Don’t get too excited, the AU offense is inept;
right on cue it goes backwards as the crowd undoubtedly wept. It’s a formality now, the Aggies will just run the ball; Mond to the rescue again with a somewhat curious call. To get my hopes up for a comeback would be only a lark; do my eyes deceive me or was that actually a spark? What’s this? What’s happening? I don’t understand; Jarrett Stidham threw a touchdown and struck up the band. Perhaps once was a fluke, twice would be a dream; an incredible catch by Williams brought the crowd apart at the seam. This two-minute offense can do no wrong; too bad we haven’t used it all day long. It’s been a tough year for Malzahn and his boys; unlike some, I’m glad they won and experienced some joy. Andy Graham is a regular columnist for The Outlook.
Football Association, Victory Christian finished the year 10-0 and, even more impressively, was not scored on all season long. Because Hardy has been the coach for six years now, he said the strong relationship with some of his players has contributed to the Eagles’ unmatched success. “It’s a combination of the scheme we have as well as these seniors that will graduate in May, there’s five of them and they’ve been with me since they were seventh-graders,” Hardy said. “They know what I’m looking for. They’re like miniature coaches on the field, so it’s just the perfect storm. The league average was midto high-30s as far as what people scored, so it’s crazy to even think about.” Two of those seniors Hardy talked about are William Duhon and Will Fondren. Duhon was the Eagles’ running back and cornerback, while Fondren was the quarterback and played at linebacker.
When the league gave out all-star awards after Friday’s championship game, Fondren was named the offensive MVP and Duhon earned the league’s defensive MVP. The Eagles also had a special reason for playing, as they dedicated their season to Carter Piatt, a second-grader at Victory Christian who was born with multiple birth defects and has undergone seven surgeries in as many years. Hardy said he brought Piatt out to practice, hoping to give him something to get excited about, and the team naturally gravitated toward him. “The more he was out there, the more the boys got attached to him,” Hardy said. “It really came from the boys; they would say, ‘We need to do this for Carter,’ or ‘We need to score for Carter.’ It was built on every day, and he really grew on the boys.” Piatt was on the sidelines for Victory Christian’s big win Friday night.
3 BRHS runners qualify for state championship meet STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
Benjamin Russell’s Lance Cunigan and Ashley Walker are looking to finish out their high school cross country careers on a high note, as they both qualified for the state championships. Cunigan took seventh overall at the Class 6A Section 3 meet last week, clocking in at 17:05.77. Cunigan will be joined by teammate Layton Bradford, who squeezed into the final wild card spot. Bradford placed 21st overall with a time of 18:29.59. On the girls side, Walker earned the fifth wild card spot, taking 31st overall at sectionals. She had a time of 24:18.49.
YOUTH FOOTBALL HBS youth team wins first round of playoffs
Horseshoe Bend’s 5-6-7-year-old football team walked away with a big victory this weekend, defeating Woodland, 26-6. Hayden King led the offense with a pair of rushing touchdowns, while Aiden Keel and Parker White each had one score. Reyn Lovelady paced the Generals’ defense with
six sacks. With the victory, Horseshoe Bend advances to the semifinals where it’ll face Randolph County. The time and place is still TBA.
BASEBALL Instructional camp, showcase coming soon
The Charles E. Bailey Sportplex will play host to a youth instructional camp and high school showcase on Sunday, Nov. 18. The instructional camp is open to players ages 9 through 14 and cost $25. It will focus on the basics and fundamentals of baseball, and space is limited so participants will be guaranteed more one-on-one instruction. The showcase is for players between 15 and 18 and will have multiple college scouts on hand. There will be a skills showcase as well as game action. The cost is $100. The instructional camp will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the showcase will follow from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Cedric Buckner at 334-296-1578 or via email at cedricbuckner7@gmail. com.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
New Site fund took in $429,476 in revenue in the year beginning Oct. 1, 2017 and ending Sept. 30, 2018, while only seeing expenditures of $366,530 during this same time period, leaving the general fund running in the black by nearly $63,000. The town’s water fund also saw extraordinary numbers, taking in $477,339 and paying out just under $420,000, leaving the water fund with a budget surplus of approximately $57,000. Along with reviewing the end-of-year numbers, Blasingame mentioned there are a handful of accounts the city has that are not drawing any interest. He mentioned wanting to find ways to invest these funds, totaling more than $850,000, to help the town get some return on the money. “If we can do it, I think it can be a good thing,” councilman Billy Daniel said. Councilman Toby Hanson added, “Can we do this?” After receiving an affirmative from Blasingame, Hanson said he would like to see it in writing, to make sure the town could go forward with this. Blasingame also reviewed the ongoing project to upgrade the town’s water system. After a meeting last week to go over where things currently stand, including all of the relevant numbers, work is moving
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forward to secure a loan to help with the overage costs on the project. He added there will be a pre-construction meeting taking place soon, with the actual work to begin shortly thereafter. The council also took a few minutes to talk about the project to bring the old New Site Gymnasium up to code for use as a practice facility for Horseshoe Bend athletics. Councilman Mickey Carter said he had been talking with representatives from Weatherford & Day Engineering out of Montgomery, who would be able to conduct a structural study on the building to see if it was sound enough for the project to move forward. The council approved allowing the study to take place at a cost of no more than $900. Blasingame also said the energy division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development is offering grant money to towns to help upgrade lights in city buildings, making them more energy efficient. He said the town is working on a grant application for this. The New Site Town Council also went over the following items: • Minutes from the Oct. 15 meeting were approved. • It was announced things are continuing on setting up an auto-draft payment system for town
residents to take care of their water bills, while the council also took a moment to recognize town clerk Shelia Fuller for putting together a town newsletter to help keep citizens informed. “I’ve heard a lot of positive comments about this. People are telling me it’s very informative,” Blasingame said. • Blasingame said he has signed a one-year contract with county officials for housing prisoners at the county jail. • The council was informed work is being done on a grant application to obtain funds for paving the walking track behind town hall. The deadline for this grant is in 2019, with the funds being paid out in 2020. • Blasingame said Henry Dunlap from Hare & Dunlap CPA has begun working on auditing the town for fiscal year 2018. “We want to make sure we are on date with our audits,” Blasingame said. • Though the town is still waiting on federal approval for a grant on the proposed clinic, Blasingame said the town is working to obtain grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture for further help on the project. • Senior Activity Center director Jan Kennedy said things are going well at the senior center, including a successful outing to Cheaha State Park recently. She said
Ongoing Events FEAST OF SHARING: Alexander City United Methodist Church and St. James Episcopal Church host a Feast of Sharing meal Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church. ALACARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Become a friend when a friend is needed most! Alacare Hospice Volunteers visit to offer companionship and emotional support. Whether it is a listening ear, a smiling face, or a shoulder to lean on, a friendly visit from a hospice volunteer can brighten the lonely day of a patient and caregiver. Contact Sonya Bryan for more information at 256-329-0507. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church next to Russell Hospital. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Contact Lisa at 256-7490160 at ww.oa.org. GRIEF SHARE: Sessions for Grief Share will be at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church starting August 29 and will be held on Wednesdays through Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the seminar is sponsored Radney Funeral Home and First United Methodist Church. The group is designed to help rebuild your life after the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Weekly sessions are self-contained and open meaning a person can join at any time. It is not necessary to pre-register. For more information call 256-234-2455 or 256-7499354. FIRST SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP: Duncan United Methodist Church is hosting First Sunday Fellowship starting July 1. There will be a meal filled with friendship, fellowship and lots of fun starting at 5 p.m. at the clubhouse adjoining the church. Rev. Wayne Hicks is the pastor. COMMUNITY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Trinity Campus FUMC next to Russell Medical. Meetings will resume in September. All cancer patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Andrea Peacock 256-749-1134 or email@example.com. ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS: Red Ridge United Methodist Church in Dadeville hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every Sunday at 6 p.m. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: The Bill Nichols Chapter 13 meets every third Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles T. “Bud” Porch Center in Alexander City. Chapter Service Officers are available every second and fourth Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. for claims assistance. 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 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call 256-409-2020 for more information.
tickets have been ordered for the Dec. 6 musical at Southern Union State Community College, is working on purchasing tickets for an outing to the Fantasy of Lights at Callaway Gardens and mentioned there will be a special veterans celebration Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. at the senior center. • Blasingame said he and Kennedy recently attended the East Alabama Planning Commission’s annual meeting in Anniston, where a number of other attendees recognized them for the town’s senior program. Blasingame added the town did not receive grant funding through the commission for the senior center the town had applied for, but this was primarily due to the town’s senior program not having been in existence for one full year yet. • Carter said the fence at one of the town’s little league ball fields had been looked at, and it was suggested adding a second horizontal bar to the fence to keep it from rolling up, which would cost the city $1,360 to have installed. The council approved a motion to have the work done. • Councilwoman Bree Walton said she received a letter asking if the town had considered getting involved with a town flea market. Blasingame said if any interested citizens want to take the project on, they are welcome to.
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Walton also said she has been asked about getting a large ice machine installed near the volunteer fire department. Blasingame said the council could not do anything on this, as the town cannot operate a business of the sort. • Walton also brought up there was some confusion and some concerns about the insurance program for town employees through the Local Government Health Insurance Program, even recommending the town withdraw and look into other options. The council decided to
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further investigate this and revisit the issue at a later meeting. • Blasingame said town hall will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in recognition of Veterans Day. • Hanson asked where things stood on the opening of Cazadores in town. Blasingame said work is still progressing and it could be opening in the near future. The next meeting of the New Site Town Council will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in the meeting room of the New Site Town Hall building.
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Jeffcoat was proud his campaign got some of the issues of the district muchneeded attention. “The numbers are what the numbers are,” Jeffcoat said. “Sometimes you can’t fight the numbers and that’s OK, but we did what we wanted to do from the get go which was to talk about the issues affecting here and possible ways to move forward. We were able to do pretty much everything we wanted to do in this campaign, obviously except get enough votes to win it. Other than that, we have no regrets. We felt like we ran a good, solid, clean campaign and talked about issues that mattered.” Oliver has already made plans for his service in Montgomery. “I just spoke with speaker Mac McCutcheon a few minutes ago, and it’s looking like we have a super majority of republicans in the house,” Oliver said. “The speaker sets the agenda and that’s pretty much how it works. As far as local legislation, I will do my absolute best to find two or three things my first year that I can introduce locally that will improve the quality of life for the people here, and that’s sort of the standard approach for a freshman who’s in the house.” Incumbent Republican Tom Whatley defeated Democrat Nancy Carlton Bendinger. In the senate district Whatley garnered 65.17 percent of the vote to 34.78 percent. In Tallapoosa County Whatley got 73.74 percent of the vote to Bendinger’s 26.23 perecent. Republican Isaac Whorton will replace retiring Democrat Tom Young Jr. to serve as Circuit Court Judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit covering Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers and Randolph counties. Whorton defeated Democrat Mike Segrest. Whorton received 66.78 percent of the votes in Tallapoosa County. Democrat T.C. Coley was re-elected to another term as Tallapoosa County District 1 Commissioner. He defeated Republican Mark Lamborne 58.33 percent to 41.63 percent. Tallapoosa County also approved all four of the statewide amendments.
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Ivey finish, but they finished strong and are just getting started. Unofficial results at Outlook press time showed Ivey garnering 67 percent of the votes, while Democratic candidate Maddox received 33 percent. Maddox was disappointed in the results but encouraged Alabamians to join together in support of Ivey. “I just want to take a step back,” Maddox said to Tuscaloosa News. “I love my job as mayor of Tuscaloosa, and the challenges that face Alabama are going to be challenges felt by our city. We need to take a look at the city of Tuscaloosa and see what we can do to help address those challenges. “If (there’s) anything I want to convey tonight it’s that we’ve gotta come and support Gov. Ivey. The challenges that I talked about are real and she needs all of our support. You can’t talk about bringing unity and then go back to divisiveness, so I want to do everything I can to support the governor and hope we can do our part to make her successful. “If Gov. Ivey is successful, then the state of Alabama will be successful.” Mike Rogers cruised to re-election for the Alabama Third District of the U.S. House of Representatives over Mallory Hagan. Rogers won the district 63 percent to 36 percent. Steve Marshall earned a term of his own as Alabama’s attorney general Tuesday night after his support at the ballot box overwhelmed Joseph Siegelman, 62 percent to 38 percent. Despite strong support for Democrat Bob Vance, Jr., Republican Tom Parker appeared to earn the seat of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Parker outpaced Vance in his statewide victory, 60 percent to 40 percent. • Will Ainsworth won the lieutenant governorship over Will Boyd, 64 percent to 36 percent. • Republican Jay Mitchell earned a
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spot on the Alabama Supreme Court, defeating Democrat Donna Wesson Smalley for Associate Justice Place No. 4. Mitchell earned 63 percent to Smalley’s 37 percent. • John Merrill will continue to serve as secretary of state after besting Heather Milam at the ballot box. Merrill garnered 63 percent to Milam’s 37 percent. • Jim Ziegler earned another term as state auditor, gathering 63 percent to defeat challenger Miranda Joseph and her 37 percent. • Jeremy Oden bested Cara McClure for Public Service Commission, Place No. 1, 64 percent to 36 percent. • Chris “Chip” Beeker survived a challenge from Kari Powell for Public Service Commission, Place No. 2, 63 percent to 37 percent. • Auburn City Board of Education member Tracie West will carry her experience to Montgomery, earning 72 percent of the vote to defeat Auburn University professor Adam Jortner and his 28 percent to represent District No. 2 of the Alabama State Board of Education. • Statewide Amendment 1, allowing for state entities to display the Ten Commandments on public property, was approved in a landslide. • Statewide Amendment 2, declaring the sanctity of the unborn and not protecting the right to an abortion, appeared to pass Tuesday night. • Statewide Amendment 3 was also approved removing the Alabama Superintendent of Education from the board of trustees of the University of Alabama and allowing members to continue serving after turning 70 years old. • Statewide Amendment 4, suggesting a legislative seat made vacant on or after Oct. 1 of the year prior to an election year would remain vacant until the next general election, was approved.