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Downtown area merchants will be giving local residents the chance to get some early holiday shopping done and enjoy time browsing the many different stores Sunday for the annual Holiday Open House event. The even will run from 1 until 4 p.m., with virtually every merchant in the downtown area taking part. “It allows us all the chance to get to come together as a community, and it really gets you in the Christmas spirit,” Main Street executive director Bre Smith said. “All the stores really enjoy this. People tell us they enjoy See HOLIDAY • Page 3

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tudents at Horseshoe Bend School learned about first responders Thursday morning. Many first responders visited the school to speak about their jobs and share what they do. Students were also able to talk with officers and view the vehicles and what they are capable of. New Site police chief Phillip Weddle organized the event. Officials with New Site Police Department, the New Site Volunteer Fire Department, the Salvation Army, the Alexander City Rescue Squad, the Alexander City Fire Department, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Alexander City Police Deparmtent, Alabama Department of Natural Resources, ALEA State Troopers, ALEA Marine Patrol and Henderson Towing were on hand with boats, fire trucks, police vehicles and tow vehicles.

Jerrol “Jerry” Burnette was honored with a Seniors of Achievement Award at a recent luncheon by the Montgomery Area Council on Aging. Burnette has excelled in both organizational settings and in individual activities in Alexander City. In the case of organizaBurnette tions, Burnette has been a member of the Alexander City Civitan Club for 38 years where he has chaired numerous committees and fundraising projects, and See BURNETTE • Page 3

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As the United States prepares to honor all of its veterans this Sunday on Veterans Day, Stephens Elementary held a special program Thursday morning to recognize some of the veterans at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home, as well as veterans who are also the parents of children at Stephens. The assembly included music from the SES Show Choir, special presentations from students and the presentation of the United States flag and the flag of Alabama by cadets from the Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC. During the program, the “Armed Forces Medley” was played and students held up signs with the insignia of each branch of the armed forces on them. As each branch’s anthem was played, the veterans of that branch who were in attendance were asked to stand and be recognized. Stephens students who are also scouts in See VETERANS • Page 5

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DEAR ABBY: Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings. My wife and I thought she’d grow out of it as she matured, but she hasn’t. At her request we sent her to a university far away, and we were proud that she earned her bachelor’s degree. We thought independent living would do the trick, but her personality and behavior toward us didn’t change. She’s an only child, and we spoiled her -- bought her cars and paid for college. I asked her to try for scholarships to help us out, but she didn’t. She married and had two wonderful kids, but her mood swings persist. When I mentioned she see a counselor or therapist as a way to get some third-party advice and sort things out, she hit the ceiling and told me I was the one who needs therapy. Then she brought up my flaws and my past drinking problem. Granted, I have made mistakes, and I’m

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not perfect, but I’ve learned and grown. After 10 years she divorced her husband. She got custody of the kids and the house. Her divorce cost us a great deal of money. Her authoritative and moody behavior is affecting our grandchildren. I love my daughter very much and always have. If you were in my shoes, Abby, what would you do for a more healthy and loving relationship for all involved? -- STILL HER DAD IN FLORIDA DEAR DAD: I would look back and examine all the things I did to foster her behavior. An example would be paying for her divorce. Then I would stop

doing them and not resume until she agreed to consult a psychotherapist about her mood swings. Don’t do it for her or for yourself. Do it for the sake of your grandchildren. DEAR ABBY: Before I met my boyfriend of eight months, I planned a 10-day Japan vacation for next year with my best guy friend, “J.” We have been friends for eight years, and have never had any romantic interest in each other. Both of us want to visit Japan because it’s on our bucket list. J and I were both single when we started making plans. Then I met my boyfriend. My boyfriend knew from the beginning that this trip was going to happen next year. Because the date wasn’t “set in stone” or paid for until recently, my boyfriend thinks I should have called it off. He says I’m making the trip and my friend a higher priority than him, and his feelings are hurt. He said if I was

going with a female friend he wouldn’t care. I still want to take the trip. I feel canceling would be betraying my friend J. Am I being a bad girlfriend? -- TRIPPED UP IN THE EAST DEAR TRIPPED UP: A “bad” girlfriend? No. An independent one, yes. You say your boyfriend has known about this from the beginning, so this wasn’t a surprise to him. If he was more secure about himself and your relationship, he would know that J isn’t a threat. Not only should you take the trip, you should also use the time away to decide if you want a life partner as insecure as your boyfriend appears to be. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Obituaries Mr. Jasper Blair Stewart 1949 - 2018 Memorial Service for Mr. Jasper Blair Stewart, 68, of Costa Rica and formerly of New Site will be Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Bennie Lee Yates will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until service time at Radney Funeral Home. Mr. Stewart passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his retirement home in Costa Rica. He was born on December 10,

1949 in Alexander City, Alabama to Jasper Stewart and Vivian Stewart. He worked for several years as a manager in the mining industry. Blair had a great love for the lake and for Costa Rica. He is survived by his sons, Bo Stewart (Monica) and Patrick Stewart; grandsons, Conner Stewart and Spencer Stewart; and sister, Deanna Franey (Richard) of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome. com.

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Mr. Franklin Thompson Funeral service for Mr. Franklin Thompson 84 of Goodwater, AL; Monday, November 12, 2018; 1 p.m.; Marietta Baptist Church, Goodwater, AL. Burial, Tallapoosa County Memory Garden, Camp Hill, AL Final Arrangements Entrusted to Armour’s Memorial Funeral Home.

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Truck drivable after fire Units from the Alexander City Fire Department and Alexander City Police Department responded to a call of a truck fire in the Walmart parking lot at 10 a.m. Thursday. Officials at the scene said the vehicle was not engulfed in flames, but smoke was coming from under the truck’s hood. Firefighters were able to smother the areas creating smoke, and the truck’s driver was able to drive the vehicle off the lot after the situation was brought under control.

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Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Town Hall. • Ray Water Authority meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Ray Water Authority Office. All customers are invited to attend. • Rockford Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in town hall at 7 p.m. • Tallapoosa County Board of Education meets on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the new central office at 679 East Columbus Street, Dadeville, AL 36853. • 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. • Tallapoosa County 911 Board will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the 911 Administrative office at 240 West Columbus Street, Dadeville. Call 825-8490 for more information. • 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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Burnette been club president three different times. As a member of the Elks for 24 years, he has served as exalted ruler, treasurer and chairman of the board as well as chair of numerous committees. He also served as vice president of the Southern District Elks Commission and the annual Camp ASCCA fundraiser. Individually Burnette has delivered Meals on Wheels for seven years. When his son was in the Boy Scouts, he served 10 years as assistant pack master and later as pack master for Troop 169. He spent 10 weeks helping renovate the Trinity Church campus. He helped build seven houses and helped provide a half-dozen handicap ramps with the Tallapoosa County Habitat for Humanity. At First United Methodist Church, he has served as the chair of the administra-

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tive board, the finance committee and president of the Men’s Club. He also attends several Bible study groups. Burnette is a graduate of Dadeville High School and attended American University at night while serving in the Army in the Washington, D.C. area for two years. He then served four years in the Army Reserve. He began working at Russell Corporation in 1964 rising from the lowest rungs to retiring in 2006 as a plant manager. He and his wife are proud to say they have visited all 50 states. As one observer said of Jerry, “He lives for JOY ̾ Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last.” In its 31st year, the Seniors of Achievement Award program recognizes seniors who have made significant lifetime contributions to their community.

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Holiday walking around downtown on a Sunday afternoon and going in the stores. This is something we at Main Street look forward to every year. The attendance for Holiday Open House has been increasing every year.” Along with the merchants, restaurants like J.R.’s, Jake’s and Lake Martin Pizza Co. will be open during the open house event, giving those enjoying Holiday Open House the chance to have some great food in between browsing the selections each store is offering. Along with the restaurants, Smith said several of the stores will be providing light refreshments to customers. This year’s Holiday Open House will be a little different from last year’s, namely Main Street between the roundabout and the railroad tracks

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will not be closed off during the event. However, some of the things attendees enjoy every year will still be around. Smith said all of the stores will be decorated, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to meet and take photos with children at Main Street Maker’s Market and many of the stores will offer special sales and doorbusters. A few may even have some giveaways throughout the event. “Members from ACT II will be taking part, selling tickets to their show,” Smith said. “There will be pop-up stores set up in the United Way conference room.” Smith said everyone involved enjoys the event, from Main Street to the merchants to the public coming out and seeing what all the stores have to offer.

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here is no doubt the fall of the year is one of the most beautiful seasons we have in Alabama. My wife rhapsodizes about all the beautiful leaves and how they have painted rainbows in the forest. I expect her to break out in Joyce Kilmer’s poem about a tree any minute now. To her all the trees in our yard are palettes of color God uses to paint nature. However, what I see are leaves that have to be raked. I suppose I ought to be as sensitive as my sweet wife about all these leaves, but the truth is I see blisters and a backache on the horizon. My yard is a leaf magnet for all the trees within a quarter of a mile of my house. It doesn’t make any difference which way the wind blows because it only blows in more leaves. I do believe I may have a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most leaves per square foot of any yard on the planet. Up north, those poor old Yankees have snow drifts against their cars and houses. Down here in the sunny South, I have leaf drifts up to my house’s windows and I can’t even find my dog anymore. All I can see are the leaves parting as he moves under them. It looks like a mole trail

GERALD HALLMARK Columnist through the yard when the dog moves around under all those leaves. So far he has bumped into the front porch steps, a telephone pole and two trees wandering around under there. At this point, I bet he would bite Joyce Kilmer if he showed up talking about nothing being as lovely as a tree. I bought a new leaf blower to deal with this problem. I got one of those big ole honking 220 mph jobs that straps to my back and picks me up off the ground if I aim it downward. That thing was so big it ran on diesel fuel and still it burned out. I guess it didn’t make a lot of difference anyway, because as fast as I blew leaves away they just blew back. In the midst of this leaf crisis, my sweet wife continues her praise for the fall foliage. After watching Hallmark Home and Family make decorations out of dried leaves, she went through every leaf pile I had raked up looking for just the right leaves. Now they’re scattered from canto-can’t and I have to start

over. They should have dropped this show when it started and I wouldn’t have to rake again. Every season brings its own special characteristics whether it is leaves, snow, blooms or heat. Life has seasons as well and each of those seasons brings with them defining characteristics. Each part of our life is interpreted through these particular distinctions and, like the leaves of autumn, they may overwhelm us. Each facet of our life brings new challenges. Our maturity comes in how we handle these tests. We must understand what happens to us is not as important as how we react to it. We can’t control every external thing that confronts us, but we can be in control of our reaction. A true Christian maintains a Christlike attitude in all circumstances of life, regardless of what the season brings. Well, I guess I had better get out there and start raking leaves. My wife has told me my reaction to all these leaves is going to be positive, uplifting and happy. OK, I’ll do my best, but to tell you the truth, I’d just settle for digging my dog out before winter. Dr. Gerald Hallmark is a retired minister living in Alexander City. His column appears here each Friday.

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As the administrator of a rural hospital in Alabama, I understand not only the important and unique role our hospital plays in our community, but also the challenges all hospitals face every day in rural Alabama. With nearly 50 percent of Alabamians living in rural areas, providing healthcare at the right place and at the right time saves lives. But in addition to providing great care, rural hospitals contribute greatly to the local economy. Today we celebrate National Rural Health Day and, as we do, let’s remember the important role our rural facilities play in the healthcare and economic infrastructure of our state. Alabama has 52 rural hospitals, six less than it had in 2011. Our facilities are facing tremendous financial challenges and more are at risk of closure. In fact, the

latest information available reveals 88 percent of rural hospitals are operating in the red. Many of these challenges can be contributed to the high percentage of uninsured patients we treat every year. Alabama has an opportunity to provide an estimated 300,000 adults with health insurance coverage, reversing the negative impact of uncompensated care. That opportunity is Medicaid expansion. And in addition to the number of newly insured adults, it’s anticipated that expanding Medicaid would create almost 30,000 new jobs and create billions of dollars in economic activity statewide. Medicaid expansion will benefit all of Alabama’s communities, both rural and urban, not only by providing much needed care, but by supporting the critical healthcare infrastructure. Hospitals are one of the largest — if not the largest — employers in many rural parts of Alabama. More than 11,000

people are directly employed by rural hospitals. Statewide, that number increases to nearly 90,000. These jobs generate additional tax revenue and sales revenue, while supporting employment in other industries. These are good jobs, jobs that ensure good healthcare is available in our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rural hospitals are a critical factor in recruiting other business and industry to an area, equal to that of having a good education system and well-maintained roads and bridges. They are a vital part of the local infrastructure. So, as we celebrate National Rural Health Day, let’s encourage our state’s lawmakers to invest in rural hospitals by expanding Medicaid. The stakes are too high to wait any longer. Joseph Marchant, CEO Bibb Medical Center and chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association Rural Constituency Section

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Above: Some of the veterans in attendance at the Veterans Day assembly Thursday morning at Stephens Elementary stand to be recognized by the students and teachers. Right: Stephens Elementary School principal Dr. Mary Holloway thanks everyone for coming out to the school’s Veterans Day assembly.

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the Boy Scouts of America organization led the assembled crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Olivia Miller read a short speech, “What Veterans Day Means to Me,” while Laura Jones, Jake Baker, Myles Ruffin, Claire Yearkey, Alisa Wyckoff, Georgia Dennis and Marlee Edwards shared what each letter in the word “Freedom” stands for and the SES Show Choir led those in attendance in “America the Beautiful” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

Following the retiring of the colors by the JROTC cadets, principal Dr. Mary Holloway and assistant principal Jon Owens took a moment and thanked those in attendance, while also sharing a few words on what the holiday means to them. “I have one son who’s in the Air Force and is stationed in Germany, and I have a son who’s in the Army and is stationed in Georgia,” Holloway said. Owens said he often thinks of his father and uncles on Veterans

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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.

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Jim Pearson principal Jamie Forbus meets with school board superintendent candidate Dr. Jason F. Adkins Thursday morning. Adkins has served as the superintendent of the Walker County Board of Education since 2011, while also having served as a principal, an assistant principal and a teacher in the Walker County School System since 1996.

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-can-eat pancake breakfast starting 6 a.m. There will be arts, crafts, face painting, horse rides, vendors, kettle corn, kids corner, silent auction, 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.

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OPEN HOUSE: The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Holiday Open House Sunday, 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.

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Monday, Nov. 12

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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 256-749-5116, Annie Zeigler at 256749-5891 or Demetrius Chappell at 334-322-4681.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 15

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Corinth Baptist Church in Kellyton is hosting its annual anniversary service Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tracy J. Burton. Rev. Jimmy L. Brooks is pastor of Corinth Baptist Church.

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, 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 Event Center at the Rodeo Club. Tickets include a steak dinner and silent auction.

Saturday, Nov. 17

TRADE DAY: Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends Monthly Trade Day in Millerville on Highway 9 between Ashland and Goodwater will be held on Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Refreshments are also available.

Sunday, Nov. 18

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. PASTORAL APPRECIATION: GAP Fellowship Church at 721 Robinson Court is celebrating the 19th Pastoral Appreciation of Pastor Lewis and Marilyn Benson Sunday, Nov. 18 2:30 p.m. The guest pastor is Curtis Seals of Lilly Hill Baptist Church in Talladega.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 2

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.

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 weighins. Contact Lisa at 256-749-0160 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. 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 256-7491134 or andreapeacock60@gmail. 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.

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Nearly a dozen teachers throughout the Alexander City School System will be able to obtain valuable resources after having been awarded educator grants through the Alexander City Schools Education Foundation. The ACSEF recently named 11 teachers as the recipients of grants totaling $9,969.99 In a prepared statement, ACSEF Executive Director Karen Jennings said this was the third year the foundation awarded grants to teachers throughout the city school system. Teachers can apply between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15, detailing the classroom need, how many students the grant will impact and how much the teacher would like. After the application window closes, a committee meets to review each grant application and make a determination on the amounts to be awarded. This year, grants were awarded to Travis Adams, Abby Alexander, Monica Anderson, Vanessa Brooks, Karen Courtney, Debra Griffith, Jane Hayes, Mary Elizabeth Knight, Jerrie Mattox, Emily Sassano and Doug Ward. These awarded grants will go towards music and art programs, math and science classrooms and English and language arts classes. The committee awarding the grants was comprised of co-chairs Leanne Calhoun and Laurie Sturdivant, Dedie Hendrix, Ellen Martin, Scott Riley and Tammy Wendling. The committee and local businesses and organizations that contributed funds to the foundation are all committed to furthering the ACSEFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission, â&#x20AC;&#x153;to promote excellence in education and mobilize community support for Alexander City Schools.â&#x20AC;? To learn more about the ACSEF, or to contribute to its mission, visit the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.acsef.net.

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ROAD TO STATE BEGINS NOW BRHS faces No. 2 Spanish Fort in first round By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

A lot of “what ifs” could have put Benjamin Russell in a very different position. What if the Wildcats didn’t give up back-to-back touchdowns to start the game against Wetumpka? What if Benjamin Russell had played in the first half like it did the second half against Opelika? What if BRHS didn’t turn the ball over six times and flounder offensively versus Stanhope Elmore? A few small things here or there go differently, and BRHS could be headed to the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex for the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. But the time for “what ifs” are over, and the Wildcats have accepted their fate. They are hitting the long road for Spanish Fort, which See WILDCATS • Page 12

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Benjamin Russell’s Deshaun Gonzalez (14) and Hezekiah Hunter (23) converge on a Stanhope Elmore player earlier this season. Gonzalez and Hunter make up two of BRHS’ four starting linebackers.

Benjamin Russell’s new linebacking corps picks up right where last year’s left off By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

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Benjamin Russell quarterback Landon Cotney (6) will be relied upon to get the offensive going tonight at Spanish Fort.

When graduating guys like Benjamin Hendrix and Jaden Tuck, or even Isaiah Holloway and Trey Gray, it was expected for Benjamin Russell’s stud defense to potentially take a step back this season. Everyone thought there was no way these newcomers could be as good as the ones who left. But the Wildcats have always prided themselves on having a threatening front seven, and they weren’t about to miss a bit this year. Enter the crew of inside linebackers Brett Pitts and Hezekiah Hunter and outside LBs Deshaun Gonzalez and Lane Rigby. Each one has his own personality and own story, but as a foursome, they have

become a solitary unit that has helped Benjamin Russell’s defense keep the Wildcats in games. “All of our starting linebackers are mature,” said Gonzalez, who was the only one of the four with a decent amount of starting experience last season and the only of the four who is a senior. “Once they’re told something, they get the feeling of it right away. That’s what I like about the (junior) class; they get it just like that.” Gonzalez subbed in time with Gray last season, but has come on strong this season. He was the Outlook Player of the Week two weeks ago, and he’s found a way to lead the group. “Gonzo may not have had a full year of starting, but he played a whole lot,” Smith said. “That’s a lot of games com-

ing back.” Alongside Gonzalez at outside linebacker is Rigby, who Smith said has been progressively getting better and better throughout the season. Rigby is in his first year starting at any position, and he’s starting to understand where he needs to be and what it takes to be a threatening linebacker. Rigby had some of the biggest shoes to fill, taking over Tuck’s position, but he took what he learned from the players before him as well as Gonzalez and ran with it. “Looking up to them and playing underneath them, we got to understand their play styles,” Rigby said. “We had a little bit of pressure to take on their leadership roles, but I feel like we’ve stepped in nicely to help keep the See LINEBACKERS • Page 12

AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS First-Round Pairings (All games Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.) CLASS 1A Florala (5-5) at Lanett (8-1) Isabella (7-3) at Marengo (9-1) Notasulga (4-6) at Georgiana (9-1) Sweet Water ( 5-4) at Maplesville (8-1) Millry (5-5) at Linden (9-0) Billingsley (5-5) at Elba (7-2) Francis Marion (5-4) at St Luke’s Episcopal (9-1) Brantley (7-3) at Wadley (7-2) Marion County (7-3) at Mars Hill Bible (9-1) Coosa Christian (7-3) at Donoho (8-2) Phillips (4-6) at South Lamar (10-0) Winterboro (6-3) at R.A. Hubbard (8-2) Talladega County Central (4-6) at Falkville (10-0) Cherokee (4-6) at Pickens County (6-4) Decatur Heritage (7-3) at Spring Garden (9-1) Hubbertville (7-3) at Waterloo (8-2) CLASS 2A Daleville (5-4) at Reeltown (8-2) New Brockton (6-4) at Leroy (7-3) Vincent (3-7) at Abbeville (9-1) Southern Choctaw (7-3) at Luverne (9-1) Chickasaw (5-5) at Highland Home (9-1) LaFayette (6-3) at Geneva County (6-4) Goshen (4-6) at Cottage Hill Christian (9-1) Ariton (7-3) at Thorsby (9-1) Cleveland (5-5) at Fyffe (10-0) Colbert County (7-3) at Tarrant (5-4), Thursday Cedar Bluff (7-3) at Ohatchee (9-0) Winston County (6-4) at Red Bay (8-2) Sulligent (3-7) at Addison (8-2) North Sand Mountain (8-2) at Ranburne (8-2) Sheffield (6-4) at Aliceville (8-2) Westbrook Christian (7-3) at Collinsville (9-1) CLASS 3A Houston Academy (7-3) at Winfield (10-0)

Montgomery Academy (7-3) at Flomaton (7-3) Oakman (5-5) at Pike County (8-2) Thomasville (8-2) at Beulah (8-2) T.R. Miller (6-4) at Saint James (9-1) Lamar County (6-4) at Providence Christian (9-1) Pike Road (6-4) at Mobile Christian (8-1) Wicksburg (7-3) at Gordo (8-2) Weaver (7-3) at Westminster Christian (9-0) Pisgah (4-6) at Midfield (8-1) Clements (4-6) at Piedmont (8-2) J.B. Pennington (5-5) at Susan Moore (8-2) Holly Pond (6-4) at Geraldine (8-2) Lauderdale County (4-6) at Randolph County (9-1) Plainview (3-7) at Fultondale (8-1) Saks (8-1) at Colbert Heights (6-4) CLASS 4A Alabama Christian (3-7) at Lincoln (7-3) Sipsey Valley (5-5) at HillcrestEvergreen (6-4) Talladega (5-5) at Headland (9-1) Andalusia (6-4) at Montevallo (9-1) Williamson (6-4) at American Christian (10-0) Holtville (7-3) at Montgomery Catholic (7-3) West Blocton (4-6) at UMS-Wright (9-0) Trinity Presbyterian (4-6) at Handley (5-5) Oneonta (7-3) at Brooks (8-2) DAR (7-3) at Northside (9-1) Rogers (7-3) at Jacksonville (10-0) Good Hope (9-1) at St. John Paul II Catholic (8-2) Curry (5-5) at North Jackson (10-0) Central-Florence (5-5) at Hokes Bluff (9-1) Randolph (7-3) at Fayette County (8-2) Anniston (6-4) at Deshler (5-5) CLASS 5A Charles Henderson (3-6) at Ramsay (9-1) Chilton County (4-6) at Jackson (7-3) Fairfield (4-6) at Greenville (8-2) Citronelle (6-4) at Bibb County (7-3) Faith Academy (6-4) at Demopolis

(8-2) Pleasant Grove (8-2) at Beauregard (5-4) Central-Tuscaloosa (4-6) at Vigor (9-1) Valley (5-5) at Briarwood Christian (8-2) Alexandria (6-4) at Madison Academy (9-1) Corner (6-4) at Central-Clay County (7-3) Guntersville (3-7) at Etowah (10-0) Center Point (5-5) at Russellville (9-1) Sylacauga (7-3) at Jasper (9-1) Brewer (8-2) at Southside-Gadsden (6-4) Dora (5-5) at Mortimer Jordan (9-1) Boaz (7-3) at East Limestone (8-2) CLASS 6A Eufaula (5-5) at Hueytown (8-2) Stanhope Elmore (6-4) at Saraland (9-1) Bessemer City (6-4) vs. Park Crossing (6-4) at Cramton Bowl St. Paul’s Episcopal (7-3) at Opelika (5-4) Daphne (5-5) at Wetumpka (8-2) Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (5-5) vs. Sidney Lanier (4-6) at Cramton Bowl Benjamin Russell (6-4) at Spanish Fort (9-1) Carver-Montgomery (8-2) at McAdory (9-1) Gardendale (5-5) at Fort Payne (6-4) Athens (8-2) at Homewood (8-2) Albertville (6-4) at Pinson Valley (8-1) Minor (4-6) at Muscle Shoals (8-2) Pelham (7-3) at Hartselle (10-0) Mae Jemison (4-6) at Clay-Chalkville (9-1) Decatur (6-4) at Jackson-Olin (10-0) Oxford (8-2) at Hazel Green (6-4) CLASS 7A Lee-Montgomery (6-4) at Theodore (8-2) Fairhope (7-3) at Auburn (9-1) Davidson (6-4) at Central-Phenix City (10-0) Prattville (7-3) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (8-2) Bob Jones (6-4) at Hoover (7-3) Mountain Brook (8-2) at Austin (7-3) Hewitt-Trussville (7-3) at James Clemens (7-3) Florence (5-5) at Thompson (8-1)

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Reeltown’s Johnny Brown looks for room to run against earlier this season. The Rebels may need to rely on some of their younger players tonight against Daleville.

Rebels host Daleville in playoff opener By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

Coming off a loss in its regular season finale, Reeltown’s football team has a bad taste in its mouth and it’s ready to come back with a vengeance. The Rebels ended the regular season

8-2 after a tough loss to Ranburne in Week 9, but now, they’re rebounding after a bye week and are ready to hit the playoff ground running. Reeltown, the winner of Region 4, plays host to Daleville, out of Region 2, in the first round See REBELS • Page 12


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Linebackers defense running. “This is my first year starting in football period, so just working with everybody else and everybody giving me continuous support to get better and those who have been playing teaching me what I didn’t know has really helped. I just have to thank my team for that.” Smith said, “Lane is one of the hardest workers that we’ve had here. Nobody outworks him.” Pitts had a few games of starting under his belt, as he took over for Hendrix while he was injured last season, but Pitts had to not only learn the position but also had to become the expert of the defense as he took over Hendrix’s vocal leadership role. “It was difficult having to learn all the calls and stuff, and Ben did a really good job of it,” Pitts said. “So that was a little bit of pressure there living up to his standard. It started off a little rough at the beginning, but I’m getting better at making the calls and reading the offenses.” Pitts also was injured for most of the summer, so there was an adjustment period for him during fall camp but it’s hard to see that now with his play on the field. “Brett has a lot of the same characteristics of Ben, and they

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Brett Pitts (22) has become the vocal leader for Benjamin Russell’s defense after the graduation of Benjamin Hendrix.

play a lot of the same way,” Smith said. “Ben might have been a step faster, but Brett has some qualities where he sees the game so well. The game has really slowed down for him.” The newest linebacker is

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was ranked No. 2 in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association poll in 6A. The only reason those “what ifs” matter now is because Benjamin Russell (6-4) knows it could’ve been in a much different boat. “If we go down there and we’re that team that showed up against Wetumpka on the good side,” Benjamin Russell coach Kevin Smith said, “and we put to bed whatever team that was that showed up to Stanhope and we play that second-half team against Opelika, bring anybody in there. We’ve just gotta be that team coming out of the game. Don’t give them the ball and come out early on the defense the way we’re capable. Forget the outcome; let’s go be successful each play and let it add up.” Obviously the Toros (9-1), who enter tonight’s game having won nine in a row, are the favorites over Benjamin Russell (6-4), which squeaked into the playoffs with a pair of region victories. But the good news for the Wildcats is they’ve faced some pretty formidable competition, and Smith doesn’t think Spanish Fort is leaps and bounds better than the likes of Opelika and Wetumpka. “It’s hard to throw the ball downfield on them,” Smith said. “But we’ve had success on numerous people getting the ball out quick. They do a good job, but they’re not any better than Opelika or Wetumpka. We’ve seen some really good teams this year.” Spanish Fort’s biggest offensive standout is Kris Abrams, who is the Toros’ go-to wide receiver but also plays at quarterback from time to time. Spanish Fort’s expected starting QB was injured early in the season, and Nick Passarelli took over the job. “They bring (Abrams) in when they feel like they need a spark as far as quarterback legs,” Smith said. “He’s not going to go play the full game, but he can throw it.” Smith also said while Spanish Fort’s offensive line isn’t overpowering in its size, it plays extremely well as a unit. “You’re not going to look and say there’s a bunch of Division I guys out there,” Smith said, “but boy, you can obviously see they play well together.” On the defensive side, Spanish Fort is much of the same. Like BRHS, the Toros boast a strong front seven. “There’s not just one that jumps out at you,” Smith said. “You just don’t see people gashing through the middle of their defense.” In the secondary, safety Michael Miller and cornerback Desmond James make it tough for teams to pass against the Toros. For Benjamin Russell’s part, the Wildcats’ front seven is going to require one of its best games of the year in hopes of keeping the high-flying Toros off the scoreboard, especially early. And BRHS will need to find some consistency offensively, whether that be establishing the run early or trying to spread things out for a few quick passes for Landon Cotney. But despite being the underdogs, the Wildcats are going into tonight’s game with a strong mentality; they just need that to translate onto the field. “I have been places over the years with teams that it felt like with a record compared to ours, they felt like, ‘We’re a No. 4 seed; we don’t really belong,’” Smith said. “But I don’t think our guys buy into that. They buy into the fact that we had some bad games against some teams we could’ve beaten, and we could actually be hosting. It’s our fault that we’re not, so let’s go do something about this.”

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Hunter, who didn’t even play on defense last year. Hunter was the No. 2 to starting running back Davede Herron a year ago, and many thought he’d take over as the new starter this year. But that wasn’t the case.

“He could play pretty much any position on the field,” Smith said. “All we would have to do is coach him, and we could put him out at corner and he would play corner. You could move him back to safety if you wanted to. He could play

just about any position on the defensive side of the ball. We just put a really good athlete there.” Hunter’s defensive knowledge was extremely limited entering the season, having played on the offensive side of the ball for most of his career. And although he admittedly didn’t like being moved to the defense, Hunter was happy to do whatever the team needed from him. “It hasn’t been difficult really but at the beginning of the season, I didn’t really understand what to do,” Hunter said. “But now since we’ve played a lot of games, I understand we’re playing as a team, stopping teams from scoring and having fun, so I feel a lot different now. I like it a lot better now.” Hunter still plays in shortyardage situations on the offensive side, but he’s mostly needed for the linebacking corps. Although the linebackers have had some growing pains, they’ve certainly lived up to the expectations set before them. “They show up and what they’re doing now is they’re learning how to communicate,” Smith said. “They’re learning each other. They’re learning, ‘Oh, this is where this guy is going to be, so I need to fit here or I need to fit there.’”

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of the Class 2A playoffs on Friday. The Rebels, who finished the season No. 7 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll, are the obvious favorites to win, but Daleville (5-4) has come on strong as of late. After losing three of their first four games, the Warhawks finished the season on a high note, claiming four victories in their last five games, including a pair of wins to end the year. Like Reeltown, Daleville is also coming off a bye week. Daleville does boast a high octane offense which is averaging more than 29 points per game, but the defense has allowed 27.6 ppg, making for some high-scoring affairs for the Warhawks. Daleville posted just one shutout this year — a 52-0 victory over winless Barbour County in the regular season finale. It has faced only one ranked team, falling to Abbeville, 54-0, in early October. Abbeville was ranked just one spot higher than the Rebels in the final ASWA poll. Both Daleville and Reeltown are regular playoff contenders. The Warhawks have made a playoff appearance every year since 2014 but have advanced out of the first round just once since 2009. Reeltown, on the other hand, went to the second round last year and has not missed the playoffs since 2007.

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Reeltown’s defense will need to be on point tonight against Daleville.

The biggest challenge facing the Rebels will be how to replace some of their injured crew. Both Lio Lewis and Eric Shaw were sidelined for the final week of the regular season, and there has been no update on their condition. But Reeltown will continue to rely on the 1-2 punch of Cameron Faison and Keke Hughley to lead the offense. “They have two good backs and a really good quarterback,” Daleville coach Trey Woolf told The Southeast Sun. “They really do

a little bit of everything. We have to prepare for two different styles, so we have our work cut out for us. There is no doubt about that.” It’ll also need to maintain its physicality, which has been a big advantage for the Rebels this season. “We just gotta get better in both phases of the game,” Reeltown coach Matt Johnson said after the Ranburne game. “We weren’t very good on offense or defense tonight. We gotta shake it, work on us and get better.”

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