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DISCOVER THE WILD SECRETS OF FORT PAYNE AND DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

Uncover the depth of a canyon, miles of trails, exotic animals, friendly people, peaceful sunsets, growing industry, downhome music, raging whitewater, unique wildflowers, progressive schools, one-of-a-kind shopping, & breathtaking waterfalls September 2009

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There’s no question we pushed our way forward through troubled times. But, we keep pushing. That’s one of the most inspiring things about our family, friends and neighbors in Fort Payne and DeKalb County. No matter how difficult the journey, we continue to press forward. Our direction and our future are both bright and ahead. And, we would love to have you along for the ride. As you work your way through our third edition of Mountain Living, I am confident the adventure, excitement, charm and love that bubbles over each day in our community can be felt. We are proud of the people, places and things that make up Fort Payne and DeKalb County, and I’m certain you will feel that and more on the pages of this magazine. As we find ourselves emerging from this dark cloud, it is comforting for many of us to do it surrounded by the people who make our area truly special. Make no mistake about it; our people are our best asset. Our diverse industry base is a plus. Our unique and vibrant retail establishments are second to none. Our beauty is breathtaking. Our

schools are world leaders. Our recreation cannot be matched. All of that, though, only serves as accessories to the friendly faces, warm smiles and determined work ethic that flows from the folks who call Fort Payne and DeKalb County home. I want to be sure to thank them for allowing the Times-Journal and times-journal.com to continue to be the place they turn to for local news, local sports, local entertainment and as the most efficient, most worthwhile and most trusted way to get their message out through advertising. I encourage you to support the advertisers in this magazine, because they truly support our community. This is the third consecutive year the Times-Journal has joined with the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce to offer a unique look at a community through the pages of Mountain Living. And, we could not be happier. The dedicated staff at DeKalb County’s only daily newspaper relishes the opportunity to share its community with you. Remember, though, this is only the beginning. To truly get a feel of what we already know, I challenge you to pay us a visit. I’m confident you’ll quickly learn what sets us apart. And, we can’t wait to meet you.

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What’s Inside

FORT PAYNE/ DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

September 2009 VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1

A Little Wild

Tigers for Tomorrow rescues exotic animals and shares them with visitors from around the country.

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Already one of the nation’s leaders in technology, a new software is expected to push Fort Payne’s schools to even greather heights.

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THE CITY OF FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA

Simply, the best!

Councilman Gerald Taylor, Councilman Richard Pridmore, Mayor Bill Jordan, Councilman Johnny Eberhart, Councilman Walter Watson, Councilman Kevin Chitwood.

In the early and mid-1990’s, author Norman Crampton twice selected Fort Payne as one of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.” In 2003, Gerald W. Sweitzer and Kathy M. Fields published their book, “The 50 Best Small Southern Towns,” and Fort Payne was again selected as a distinguished and unique place to live. Sweitzer and fields selected towns that were “charming, livable places affording a gentler way of life,” and Crampton’s book was a guide to “the best in small town living.” In 2004, Jack Schultz’s book, “Boom Town USA - The 7 1⁄2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns,” designated Fort Payne as a “Golden Eagle.” He uses the term to describe the 100 best small towns that are the “creme de la creme” of small towns in America, adding, “They not only excel in most of the 71⁄2 keys, but also have much to offer in a number of other critical areas that impact a town’s quality of life.” What more can we say? We are honored, of course. Our quality of life is not a secret. We have known it all along...now, the world knows it. Excellent transportation, schools, recreation, healthcare facilities, cultural events, and scenic beauty are readily available. Yet, we still maintain our small town character with good neighbors and a strong work ethic. We are proud to be so honored.


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The Wild Lives At Tigers For Tomorrow BY MARK HARRISON Times-Journal Staff Writer iles and miles and miles may seperate DeKalb County, Alabama from the African plains, but nestled at the foot of Lookout Mountain rests a touch of the wild. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain is a non-profit organization sitting on 140 acres near Collinsville, at the southern tip of DeKalb County. It provides a last-stop sanctuary for exotic animals, including lions, cougars, tigers, bears, wolves and, yes – panthers. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain began in Florida in 1999, but after a series of hurricanes, owners Wilbur McCauley and Sue Steffens-McCauley decided to bring their preserve to DeKalb County. “Anyone who hasn’t visited Tigers for Tomorrow is really in for a treat,” McCauley said. The preserve is home to 130 animals, and continues to Photo courtesy of Tigers for Tomorrow


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The Wild Lives At Tigers For Tomorrow BY MARK HARRISON Times-Journal Staff Writer iles and miles and miles may seperate DeKalb County, Alabama from the African plains, but nestled at the foot of Lookout Mountain rests a touch of the wild. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain is a non-profit organization sitting on 140 acres near Collinsville, at the southern tip of DeKalb County. It provides a last-stop sanctuary for exotic animals, including lions, cougars, tigers, bears, wolves and, yes – panthers. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain began in Florida in 1999, but after a series of hurricanes, owners Wilbur McCauley and Sue Steffens-McCauley decided to bring their preserve to DeKalb County. “Anyone who hasn’t visited Tigers for Tomorrow is really in for a treat,” McCauley said. The preserve is home to 130 animals, and continues to Photo courtesy of Tigers for Tomorrow


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expand. McCauley said the animals come to the preserve from a variety of sources, including circuses, sideshows, animals once used for educational purposes and even private ownership. “These are animals that have either lost their jobs or their owners,” McCauley said. Anyone may visit the WELCOME preserve. On a typical Boris is one of the many large cats that visit, when you first get have been saved by to Tigers for Tomorrow, Tigers for Tomorrow. Zack and Tootles, a young camel and zebra, will greet you. The next stop would be the Children’s Barnyard Contact area, which is the only area where visitors are able to interact with animals including goats, llamas, sheep, emus and others. Only a short distance away is the Carnivore Compound, where preserve volunteers and – if you’re lucky – the howling of timber wolves Cheyenne and her pack of seven cubs, will greet you. The 18-acre Carnivore Compound houses nearly 70 predators and other exotics, such as tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, sables, lynx, bobcats, a grizzly bear cub, coatimundi, wallaby and cabbies. McCauley points out that because Tigers for Tomorrow is a non-profit organization, the preserve relies on private donations and


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fundraisers to generate funds. “We only take animals we know that we can support for the rest of their lives and that helps us be able to provide the best care we can,” McCauley said. But, Tigers for Tomorrow counts on the generosity, love and support of others to help care for these majestic animals. It’s easy to get involved. Recently, the preserve moved Christophe the lion out from quarantine to the Westside Preserve next to Angel the lioness. But the move was just the beginning. To create an active, productive life for the animals, Tigers for Tomorrow uses toys and other objects to challenge the animals and help simulate activities in the wild. That’s where the public can help.

In celebration of Christophe’s move, the wildlife preserve asked for presents, specifically new toys. Those who would like to sponsor a lion toy can visit the preserve Web site and see a wish list. Although the preserve has an Attalla mailing address, it is located in DeKalb County, in the valley between Collinsville and Crossville,

just off Alabama 227 on County Road 345. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are admitted for free. The preserve is open seasonally Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and yearround Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. n

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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THE CITY For general questions or interest about Fort Payne, call City Hall at 845-1524. For more specific information, try these: n Business License 845-1524 n Driver’s License 845-6089 n Recreation 844-6571 n Recycling 845-8977 n Airport 845-9129 n Police 845-1414 n Sanitation 845-0758 n Fire 845-6250 n Public Works 845-6418

SCHOOLS For general questions or interest about the Fort Payne City School System, call 845-5434. Or, call these schools: n Wills Valley Elem. 845-3201 n Williams Ave. Elem.845-0626 n FP Middle School 845-7501 n FP High School 845-0535

BUSINESS The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce is active in the creation and promotion of hometown businesses. Give them a call at 845-2741.

TOURISM For what to do and where to go in Fort Payne and DeKalb County, call 845-3957.

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A CHILD’S PASSION Software Continues to Help Fort Payne Lead in Education BY JARED FELKINS

Times-Journal Managing Editor ort Payne City schools students will be introduced to a new software system this month that school officials say will make subjects like science, math and social studies more exciting. Fourth- through eighth-grades at Williams Avenue Elementary School and Fort Payne Middle School will use the new Ignite software in math, science and social studies classes this year. The software provides lesson plans for teachers, a media library, student activities, enrichment activities and assessments or tests. The programs work with the interactive Promethean Boards schools installed at the beginning of the 2008 school year. “We are excited to have this new software available to students this year,” said superintendent Jimmy Cunningham. “We have added the SmartBoards, and now we are adding some first-rate software to compliment them.” Cunningham said the programs will provide an engaging, standards-aligned curriculum that combines learning with technology. He said it presents animated and interactive media that works with comprehensive print materials, assessment questions and problem solving activities. “During professional development days prior to the beginning of the school year, our teachers received training by Ignite personnel on the daily uses and proper implementation of this curriculum,” Cunningham said. Cunningham said the new software used with the Promethean Boards provides a chance for students to become interactive and participatory with what’s going

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A CHILD’S PASSION Software Continues to Help Fort Payne Lead in Education BY JARED FELKINS

Times-Journal Managing Editor ort Payne City schools students will be introduced to a new software system this month that school officials say will make subjects like science, math and social studies more exciting. Fourth- through eighth-grades at Williams Avenue Elementary School and Fort Payne Middle School will use the new Ignite software in math, science and social studies classes this year. The software provides lesson plans for teachers, a media library, student activities, enrichment activities and assessments or tests. The programs work with the interactive Promethean Boards schools installed at the beginning of the 2008 school year. “We are excited to have this new software available to students this year,” said superintendent Jimmy Cunningham. “We have added the SmartBoards, and now we are adding some first-rate software to compliment them.” Cunningham said the programs will provide an engaging, standards-aligned curriculum that combines learning with technology. He said it presents animated and interactive media that works with comprehensive print materials, assessment questions and problem solving activities. “During professional development days prior to the beginning of the school year, our teachers received training by Ignite personnel on the daily uses and proper implementation of this curriculum,” Cunningham said. Cunningham said the new software used with the Promethean Boards provides a chance for students to become interactive and participatory with what’s going

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on in the class. “Innovation is often the result of existing technologies coming together in new ways,” Cunningham said. “Mentally checking out is no longer an option for our students.” He said the programs are also beneficial to teachers. IGNITING “Teachers using Students use Boards Promethean with Promethean in basically all Ignite have 180 courses of study in days of integrat- Fort Payne schools. ing digital content at their disposal with the best teaching practices already embedded in the curriculum,” Cunningham said. Cunningham said the voting system that goes along with the Promethean Boards also works well with Ignite. “Together, Ignite questions and the interactive classroom response system give everyone in the classroom a voice, which enables teachers to reach a group while adjusting the lesson based on the needs of each student,” Cunningham said. “We are now moving beyond what a 21st Century classroom looks like, and we are now delivering one.” The software is expected to be in use in September. n

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srael Partridge moved from Mobile to Fort Payne eight years ago with a plan. “I was employed elsewhere at the time and God was telling me to start another business. It had always been a desire to do something outdoors that I ran myself, instead of working for someone else,” Partridge said. So, True Adventure Sports was born. Little River Canyon, atop Lookout Mountain DeKalb County, Alabama, has long been known as a place for adventure. Kayakers brave the raging Little River waters, backpackers spend days in the wilderness and rock climbers find some of the most challenging climbs in the southeastern United States. What Patridge decided to do was put everything together to provide a one-stop adventure arena that brings the best of the canyon and outdoor excitement to everyone. But, it didn’t come without a few raised eyebrows. “I got laughed at,” Partridge said. “I was starting this business with $18 in my pocket.” Quickly, though, he found what could be the perfect location.

BY LINDSAY SLATER Times-Journal Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of True Adventure Sports

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN’S LITTLE RIVER CANYON HAS EVERYTHING TO QUENCH A THIRST FOR ADVENTURE AND ONE COMPANY IS BUILT TO SHOW IT OFF

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srael Partridge moved from Mobile to Fort Payne eight years ago with a plan. “I was employed elsewhere at the time and God was telling me to start another business. It had always been a desire to do something outdoors that I ran myself, instead of working for someone else,” Partridge said. So, True Adventure Sports was born. Little River Canyon, atop Lookout Mountain DeKalb County, Alabama, has long been known as a place for adventure. Kayakers brave the raging Little River waters, backpackers spend days in the wilderness and rock climbers find some of the most challenging climbs in the southeastern United States. What Patridge decided to do was put everything together to provide a one-stop adventure arena that brings the best of the canyon and outdoor excitement to everyone. But, it didn’t come without a few raised eyebrows. “I got laughed at,” Partridge said. “I was starting this business with $18 in my pocket.” Quickly, though, he found what could be the perfect location.

BY LINDSAY SLATER Times-Journal Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of True Adventure Sports

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN’S LITTLE RIVER CANYON HAS EVERYTHING TO QUENCH A THIRST FOR ADVENTURE AND ONE COMPANY IS BUILT TO SHOW IT OFF

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“I happened to drive by and had noticed that was where paddlers met and I pulled in and asked the owner. He didn’t want to rent it and sent me away,” Partridge said. A few hours later, that same man called Partridge, telling him God must have wanted him to have the building because his wife told him to rent it to him. “They said they would EXPLORE True Adventure start cleaning it out and Sports offers a variI told them I wasn’t ety of extreme cave adventures around quite ready to be able to Little River Canyon. pay rent,” Partridge said. “Again, they told me God must want me to have it and they gave me a year’s rent for free.” Partridge moved into the building, hung a homemade sign out front and waited. Calls came occasionally and jobs were tough to come by. In fact, things moved so slowly he was finding it difficult to buy enough equipment to take one customer and one instructor on a Little River Canyon adventure. But, over the years things have changed. As DeKalb County tourism continues to grow — blooming into one of Fort Payne’s largest industries — people began to discover what lies within the natural beauty of Little River Canyon. The interest in DeKalb County and adventure-related activities has

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grown. It seems more and more people want to answer the challenge of pushing themselves in activities they may not have thought of before. “Now, we can take up to five instructors and up to 40 customers,” Partridge said. “It’s amazing that it’s grown to this position. It’s definitely business on a regular basis. We operate all year long.” True Adventure Sports is open six days a

week and offers around 40 different options for outdoor lovers or those wanting to get their feet wet. The idea is simple — offer extreme adventures to the average person who wouldn’t be able to do it on their own. “We link them with the knowledge and know-how,” Partridge said. The company offers rappelling, rock climbing, a zip line adventure, wild cave tours, extreme night hikes, canoeing, kayaking,

numerous classes such as outdoor survival, edible plants, poisonous animals and plants, basic navigation, GPS navigation and certification classes in rappelling and rock climbing. TAS also offers training for federal agents, swat teams, police departments, fire departments and NASA. “We not only have customers from all over the United States, but we also have international customers as well,” Partridge said.

‘Man vs. Wild’ Survives DeKalb County

Audiences around the world continue to buzz about Little River Canyon in DeKalb County after “Man vs. Wild” extreme adventurer Bear Grylls was filmed in the national preserve. The canyon was the setting Aug. 19 of the latest Discovery Channel show that features Grylls in different locations to demonstrate daring survival techniques. “I think it’s going to do a whole lot for tourism in DeKalb County,” said DeKalb Tourist Association Director John Dersham. Dersham said DeKalb County becomes popular after it is featured on national television, such as the World’s Longest Yard Sale recently highlighted on HGTV. “We just get phone call after phone call when that runs,” Dersham said. “I expect in the next few weeks we will get tremendous response. I bet we start hearing that people are coming here or are here because of ‘Man vs. Wild.’” Tommy Fell with the Alabama Film Office helped producers research areas of Alabama that highlighted the state’s natural beauty in a remote wilderness location. The producers were also seeking locations that would require surviving life-threatening situations.

SURVIVING DEKALB

Photo courtesy of the Discovery Channel

EXTREME ADVENTURIST AND ‘MAN VS. WILD’ TELEVISION STAR BEAR GRYLLS RECENTLY PUT HIS SKILLS TO THE TEST IN LITTLE RIVER CANYON. THE SHOW AIRED IN MID-AUGUST.

“After scouting locations across Alabama it was determined that Little River Canyon had all of the elements that the show’s producers were seeking,” said Fell. “It has natural beauty, wildlife and is in

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Partridge said the main goal was to bring the outdoors back into people’s lives. “Today’s technology is keeping people indoors,” Partridge said. “We want to get people physical and active and get them outside and having fun.” And, Partridge said there are more benefits than just getting into shape. “It builds major self-esteem,” Partridge said. “If they can achieve that, they can achieve 100 other things. Using a physical challenge and a fear of the outdoors, we help them overcome other obstacles in their life.” Partridge, over the years, has received numerous licenses and certifications making him fit to teach about the outdoors. Partridge has his rappel master license and instructor’s license, law enforcement training, commercial diver certification, a firefighter’s license, a wildland firefighter license, wilderness first responder license, climbing certification and confined space

search and rescue certification. He said there are big plans for the future of True Adventure Sports. “For the future, I would love to have multiple locations,” Partridge said. “We want to build a full-fledged, 200-acre, base-like training center.” Partridge also wants to build an elite rescue squad who could work worldwide. “We want to have each person certified as law enforcement, a rescue squad member and medical personnel,” Partridge said. “It will be a big undertaking, but I’m convinced I can do it.” Partridge said he’s always been an entrepreneur and when his parents told him to reach for the stars, he wondered what was beyond them. “I’ve always made goals and never let up on them,” Partridge said. “It may be a long time before I achieve them but I always do.” n

such a remote area that it can put your survival skills to the test as viewers [saw] during the premiere.” Once Little River Canyon was chosen as the production site, Israel Partridge, of True Adventure Sports in Fort Payne, and Location Manager Craig McCraw, of Eutaw, provided location and environmental assistance. “The filming of ‘Man vs. Wild’ would not have happened without the assistance provided by Craig and Israel,” Fell said. “They provided vast knowledge of the area as well as equipment for the production crew.” Partridge said he received many calls from residents who talked about how the show was deceiving. “The area doesn’t have as much to do with it as the techniques [of survival],” Partridge said. “The show is more for entertainment than it is an educational show.” Partridge said even though most of the situations presented in the Alabama show, as well as the other “Man vs. Wild” episodes, were staged for demonstrating techniques, Grylls knows his stuff when it comes to staying alive in life-threatening situations. “He is very knowledgeable of survival skills,” Partridge said. “It can definitely be useful information.” One bit of misinformation in the show was when Grylls talked about alligators in the canyon area. “I think they may have gotten their research confused,” Partridge said. “They were initially going to film part here and part in Mobile in the Delta area. They decided everything they

needed was here, and I assume, they thought we would have alligators at the canyon since it was still in Alabama.” Partridge said even though the episode may have seemed silly to many locals, there is potential for danger at the canyon. “Residents of the area respect the canyon because they know it can be a danger,” Partridge said. “For the average person, who isn’t from here, the canyon can be very difficult to navigate and Bear was simply demonstrating extreme survival techniques for those who may find themselves in extreme situations.” The production company, Diverse Bristol, traveled from England with a crew of 15 and spent three weeks in Alabama working on logistical information and safety requirements. The company coordinated permit and film guidelines for Little River Canyon National Preserve with the National Park Service and the Alabama Department of Conservation. The show depicted Grylls dropped by helicopter at the top of 700-foot Little River Canyon. He then climbed down a tree and built a raft out of debris. Grylls encounters a forest fire, traps a wild boar and gets trapped in a cave with no light. In his blog, Grylls said an interesting moment occurs when he is picked up by Alabama State Troopers for hitchhiking a ride on a logging truck at the end of the episode. — Lindsay Slater

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Relax With Us High Atop Our Famous Mountain BY MARK HARRISON Times-Journal Staff Writer

estled atop Lookout Mountain is a quaint town named after a French hamlet whose name means “musical mountain spring.” The town is Mentone. Once a thriving health resort, people visited from all over the world to take advantage of mineral springs believed to have near-mystical healing powers. The springs are now gone, but Mentone – especially the downtown area – still holds an almost mystical charm. “The appeal really goes back well over 100 years,” said John Dersham, executive director of the DeKalb County Tourist Association. “After the Civil War, people starting coming to Mentone to stay at the Mentone Springs Hotel, built in 1884.” The hotel remains, and is the oldest standing hotel in Alabama. “When the Civilian Conservation Corps built a new road up the mountain into Mentone during World War II, the road we still use today, they were blasting and changed the direction of the spring, so that’s why it is no longer there,” Dersham said.


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Relax With Us High Atop Our Famous Mountain BY MARK HARRISON Times-Journal Staff Writer

estled atop Lookout Mountain is a quaint town named after a French hamlet whose name means “musical mountain spring.” The town is Mentone. Once a thriving health resort, people visited from all over the world to take advantage of mineral springs believed to have near-mystical healing powers. The springs are now gone, but Mentone – especially the downtown area – still holds an almost mystical charm. “The appeal really goes back well over 100 years,” said John Dersham, executive director of the DeKalb County Tourist Association. “After the Civil War, people starting coming to Mentone to stay at the Mentone Springs Hotel, built in 1884.” The hotel remains, and is the oldest standing hotel in Alabama. “When the Civilian Conservation Corps built a new road up the mountain into Mentone during World War II, the road we still use today, they were blasting and changed the direction of the spring, so that’s why it is no longer there,” Dersham said.


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He said around that same time period is when summer camps started springing up in and around Mentone, bringing camp goers and their families into the area. “A lot of wealthy people, especially from the Birmingham area, started coming into Mentone and found it to be much cooler there during the summer than in other parts of the state.” Since those EXPLOSION early days, In the fall, Fort Payne and Lookout Mentone has Mountain are covevolved into a ered with color. town known for supporting local arts, its seasonal beauty and quaint charm. Visitors only have to look to the residents – those who were born and raised in Mentone – to see the town’s true beauty. For Ernest Smith, 85, it’s the people. “I know people here, and I still do,” Smith said. “It’s still a small town and a quiet place. It’s beautiful. As John Mason said, ‘Don’t come here expecting to make a fortune. Come here when your fortune is made.’” Smith said it was the Mason family that moved to Mentone in 1870

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and the family’s patriarch opened Vernon Gap. He said that led to the opening of the Mentone Springs Hotel a few years later. “It’s a beautiful place,” Smith said. “It’s the same for other people who were raised and talk about home. We went through the Depression here and made it Photo courtesy of John Dersham

fine. I’ve been all over the world – 20 years in the Navy – and came back here. “I came back here and bought land with it being something to do after I retired. I had traveled enough, I guess. I regret not settling down sooner, but my family is here. Both my brothers are

here. “I knew the old people when they were living back then. I have an interest in it. I don’t consider myself a historian, except on Mentone I guess.” Residents like Smith would describe those who move to Mentone “transplants,” and one

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“To me, it is home. It’s probably one of the greatest camping communities anywhere. We all get along, and not many places in the country can tout that.” ModernHISTORIC The Mentone day Mentone Springs Hotel is the is probably oldest hotel still in operation in most well Alabama known for its summers and the boys and girls camps that are found in and around the town. Camps Mentone, Laney and Skyline can be found inside the town limits while Riverview, Alpine, Ponderosa, Comer and Lookout Mountain are nearby. Hammond is the director of Camp Laney. “I think the camps and being a getaway into the mountains is what Mentone is best known for,” Hammond said. n

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Local Woman Puts Her Twist on a Southern Staple

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im Brown’s journey from her kitchen to the 13th annual National Cornbread Festival was an interesting ride. Always in the kitchen, Brown said she started cooking when she was about 6 years old. “My mother and father got divorced,” Brown said. “I took up cooking to help out my mother and since that time, I have always loved to cook.” Brown entered her first national cooking competition Feb. 22 and was chosen as a finalist, much to her surprise. “I saw on the news about the contest and the Martha White representative said what they looking for,” Brown said. “The requirements were that we had to use one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix, it had to be cooked in a Lodge Cast-Iron product, and it had to serve as a main dish.” Brown, who lives in Henagar, entered the 13th annual National Cornbread Festival with her recipe “Oh My Mexican Pie.” “I had never cooked the dish before,” Brown said. “I actually came up with it the night that I submitted it. I was trying to think what I could put in it. I brought some that I had made to

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Accounting

Appraisals Johnston Appraisal Ben Johnston P.O. Box 680603 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-996-1774 Woods Appraisal, LLC Matt Woods P.O. Box 680131 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-7910

Attorneys Stephen P. Bussman P.O. Box 680925 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-7900 Killian & Killian, PC Attorneys at Law Roger Killian 411 Grand Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-4396 Mauney & Associates 408 Gault Ave. S. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6686

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Attractions Alabama Fan Club Ed Turner 207 Gault Ave. South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1646 DeSoto State Park Tim Whitehead 13883 County Rd.89 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0051 Little River Canyon National Preserve John Bundy 2141 Gault Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-9605 Sequoyah Caverns & Campgrounds Roy Jones 1438 County Road 731 Valley Head, AL 35989 256-635-0024 Rome Braves Baseball Robert Sturdivant 755 Braves Blvd. Rome, Ga. 30162 706-368-9388

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Carl Gregory Ford Doug Broaddus 1916 Glenn Blvd. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1101

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Devan Lowe, Inc. Bobby Ledbetter 1151 Gault Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0922

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Fort Payne Auto Auction Donny Strawn 4103 Gault Ave. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3624

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Alpine Camp for Boys Glenn Breazeale P.O. Box 297 Mentone, AL 35984 256-634-4404

AMC Metal Products Patty Toler 921 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6500

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Berry & Dunn Randy Dunn P.O. Box 1515 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-845-3350

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Childcare Resource Network Tricia Shankles P.O. Box 681025 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-8238

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SERVPRO of Jackson & DeKalb Bob Cuthbertson P.O. Box 1616 Scottsboro, AL 35768 256-259-4333

Clubs

Altrusa Lisa Norquist 6111 Foothill Road NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2345 Big Wills Arts Council Russell Gulley 302 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2224 DeKalb County Landmarks Robert Mohr P.O. Box 680518 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-6888 Fort Payne Garden Club Mary Summerville P.O. Box 680636 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-7368 Friends of the Library Faith Kaskisto 301 4th Street NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 Junior Achievement Cynthia Morgan 2809 Newby Road SW No. 116 Huntsville, AL 35805 256-533-4661 Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne Jody Goggans P.O. Box 680303 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4850 Three Arts Club Gena Fowler 36 County Road 1936 Valley Head, AL 35989 256-635-6512 VFW Post #3128 Charles Stevens P.O. Box 680962 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-4758

Dentists

Anthony M. Vizzinia, DMD 302 4th St. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-7300 General Denistry & Same Day Denture Chris Ferguson/Joseph Cox 508 A Glenn Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3050 Stephen J. Brewer DMD Stephen Brewer 405 Alabama Avenue N.W. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1332 Randy Weldon, DMD Dr. Randy Weldon 2110-A Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5914 Tara L. Moncus, DMD, LLC Stacie Laney P.O. Box 1069 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-3000 Wilson & Fiquett, DMD Dr. Mark Wilson P.O. Box 681329 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0765


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Drug Rehab

Family Life Center, Inc. Gene Cleckler 300 Gault Ave. South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9356 Recovery Services Paula Thomas 301 Godfrey Ave. SE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9220

Dry Cleaning

Brown's Cleaning Joe B. Brown 817 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3241 Parker's Cleaners 2129 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0841

Electrical Contr. K&M Electric, Inc. Tom Kincaid P.O. Box 681535 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3355

McMichen Electric Theda McMichen 928 County Road 188 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9344

Economic

Better Business Bureau Nelda Brown 97 Butler Drive Scottsboro, AL 35768 800-239-1642 DeKalb County Economic Development Authority Jimmy Durham 1503 Glenn Blvd. S W 256-845-7957 Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce 300 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2741 Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Rick Roden P.O. Box 973 Scottsboro, AL 35768 256-259-5500 Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Tim Eberhart P.O. Box 396 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-7800 Women’s Business Center of North Alabama Joanne Randolph 185 Chateau Dr. Ste. 200 D Huntsville, AL 35801 256-213-2727

Employment

Briggs & Briggs, Inc. Kristi Briggs 521 Gault Ave. N. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4422 Elwood Staffing Helen Hancock 2605 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35067 First Choice Personnel Max Stinson 225 Broad St. Gadsden, AL 35901 256-845-7105 North Alabama Career Center Employment Service Linda McCain, Marsha Amos 2100 Jordan Road SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2900 North Alabama Skills Training P.O. Box 800 Sumiton, AL 35148

Engineering

Ladd Engineering, Inc. Charlie Landstreet P.O. Box 680747 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0601

Equipment Rentals Alabama Contractors Equipment Crystal Jones 1033 Grand Ave. South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9275

Farming Supplies

Paragon Specialty Products,LLC Joey Couvillion 411 Ranch Road Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-9636

Finance

World Finance Corp. Teresa Blevins 1906 Glenn Blvd. SW, Suite 100 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-6791

Funeral Homes

Burt Funeral Home John Burt 2100 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3232 Wilson Funeral Home Amy Justice 3801 Gault Ave. N. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9150

Florists

Tiger Lily Slade Carden 601 Gault Ave. S Suite 100 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5152

Furniture

Akins & Son Furniture Kerry Akins 3450 Co. Rd. 81 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2057 Standard Furniture Co. Janice L. Mills 2000 Gault Ave. N #D Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1545

Galleries

Miracle Pottery and Art Gallery Valinda Miracle 7871 State Hwy. 117 Valley Head, AL 35989 256-635-6863

Gas Companies DeKalb-Cherokee Gas Keith Davis 205 Grand Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3731 Heritage Propane Clifford Clay 1513 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9184 Holston Gases Mark Williams 808 Airport Road Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1841

Gasoline Distr.

Mapco Express No. 1106 501 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5077

Grocery Stores

Bruce's Foodland Plus Brian Baine 202 Greenhill Blvd. N.W. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1970

Glass Blowing

Orbitx Hot Glass Inc. Cal Breed 3869 County Road 275 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-523-3188

Gift Shops

Cranberry Corner Brenda Wigley 102 Greenhill Blvd. N.W. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-6544

Hospice

ABC Hospice Theresa Dulaney 266 Industrial Drive Rainsville, AL 35986 800-847-8660

Insurance

Manufacturing

At Work Benefit Co. Daniel Trzos 777 Cleveland Ave. SW 103 Atlanta, GA 30315 888-305-0601

Dixie Machine Shop Charles Stevens P.O. Box 680962 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5204

The Book Shelf Connie Fuller 209 Gault Ave. N Ft. Payne, AL 35967 256-844-8663

Hospice of Marshall County Susan Sanders 408 Martling Road Albertville, AL 35951 256-891-7724

Citadel Financial Group Doug Crow P.O. Box 680319 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6748

Fritz Structural Steel Stephanie Fritz P.O. Box 196 Valley Head, AL 35989 256-845-5204

The Stained Glass Shoppe Diana Cox 5094 County Road 127 Ft. Payne, AL 35967 256-293-0767

Southeast Hospice Kerri Puckett 202 East McKinney Ave. Albertville, AL 35950 256-894-8266

Cotton States Gray Insurance Jamie Gray 600 Gault Ave. S. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3041

Gas House, Inc. Don Stout P.O. Box 681179 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0834

Farmers Insurance The Barry Adams Agency Barry Adams 600 Gault Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-4966

PH Machine Jonathan Tremmier 2002 Industrial Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968 706-398-1178

The Wishing Well Ashley Sanderson 501 Greenhill Blvd. Ste. 140 Fort Payne, AL 25967 256-845-7355

Gymnastics

Fort Payne School of Performing Arts Kelly Gwarjanski 101 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-2510 No. Alabama Gymastics Center Ashley Henderson 2410 Industrial Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-8484

Hardware

Fort Payne Hardware Randall Ham P.O. Box 680640 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3706

Heating & Cooling

Bryant’s Heating and Cooling Howard Bryant P.O. Box 680906 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1742 Southern Heating and Cooling Jerry Lamb 918 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-8994

Home Health Services DeKalb Regional Home Health David Hill 1706 Glenn Blvd. SW Suite 3 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-2882

Mid-South Home Health Agency Kim Hartman 1214 Forest Ave. NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-8994

Hosiery Mills

Bailey Knit Jimmy Bailey P.O. Box 681209 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0766 Cooper Hosiery Mill Mack Cooper P.O. Box 680909 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1491 DeSoto Mills Robbie Davis 3450 Sand Valley Rd. N.W. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6700 Prewett Mills-Gildan, Inc Bobby Coke P.O. Box 681069 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5234 Neat Knit Hosiery Freddy Johson P.O. Box 680259 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5389 W Y Shugart & Sons, Inc. Jon Shugart P.O. Box 680289 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1251

Hospital

DeKalb Regional Medical Center Jeff Rains P.O. Box 680778 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3150

Individuals David Stout 2306 Stout Ave. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0614 J.C. Hopper 106 13th Street SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4588 W.N. (Rocky) Watson P.O. Box 680598 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0410

Industries

Ferguson Enterprises Lynn Locklear 2500 Jordan Road South Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-4555 GameTime/Playcor, Inc. Spencer Cheak P.O. Box 680121 Fort Payne, AL 35968 Gerrard Ovalstrapping, Inc. 4020 Gault Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1914 Palmer Fabricating Co. Janet Palmer P.O. Box 680138 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3849 Vast Industrial Supply Liz Wilson 1581 Technology Parkway Rome, Ga. 30165 706-291-4141

Investment

Edward Jones & Co. John T Davis 201 Grand Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4560 Edward Jones Investments Vicky Kirby P.O. Box 680705 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2610

Goggan Insurance Agency Terry Goggans P.O. Box 681007 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0029 Nationwide Insurance M.L.(Bud) Davis P.O. Box 680575 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5116 New York Life Insurance Walter Weatherly P.O. Box 680564 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-6071 S.S. Nesbit & Co., Inc. Linda Eberhart 2201M Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9292 State Farm Insurance Patrick Dunne 312 Grand Ave. South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9292

Land Auctioneers Midstates Auction Jimmy Mitchell P.O. Box 35 Leesburg, AL 35983 256-523-5110

Land Surveyors Croft Land Surveying Johnny Croft P.O. Box 680144 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4382

The Heil Co. Randal Young 106 45th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4912 Siemens Power Generation 1901 Briarwood Ave. S W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-6000 Valley Joist Fred Steele P.O. Box 680718 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2330 Vulcraft Chris McLean P.O. Box 680169 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2460

Medical Services Supply Landscape/Nursery & Complete Care Eden Keeper Jason Shelton 17229 AL. Hwy. 71 Pisgah, AL 35765 256-605-4236

Beth Moore P.O. Box 681009 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0883

Petal Pushers Nursery Annette Kennedy 3815 Alabama Ave. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9511

Duncan Medical Equipment Ronnie Duncan P.O. Box 680868 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3309

Turf Tamer Lee Buffington P.O. Box 680968 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-9060 Twelve Oaks Landscape Co. David Isbell 1650 Quail Hollow Road Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9005

Legal Services

Pre-Paid Legal Services Erlinda Kellett 785 County Road 588 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-638-6737

Labeling Companies Livestock Inspec Tech Inc. Mark Freeman P.O. Box 128 Valley Head, AL 35989 256-635-6458

Pro-Form Manufacturing Steve Brubaker 27757 Highway 11 Hammondville, AL 35989 256-635-0814

Fort Payne Stockyard Glean Plunkett P.O. Box 681126 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1028

Lube Services

Fort Payne Express Lube Chuck Burasinski 409 Greenhill Blvd. N W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9600

Optometrists

Family Eye Care Dr. Michael Parker P.O. Box 680595 Fort Payne, AL 256-845-6360

Mental Health Agencies ARC of DeKalb County Christy Wood 201 Grand Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0171

DeKalb County Mental Retardation Board Amanda Works 117 1st Street NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 Grandview Behavioral Health Dana Ervin 701 Gault Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-8227 Relationship Clinic Dr. Arlene McFarland 216 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-7820

Orthodontics

Dr. Aimee Skelton Ginger Whaley 2105 Grand Ave. N.W. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-8221


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Medical Clinics, Mortgage Mortgage Bob Copous Physicians, Surgeons PIB P.O. Box 669 Appalachian Cardivascular Associations Dr. Senjeev Saxena P.O. Box 681239 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-997-9200 Cancer Care Center of DeKalb Geri Monroe 1608 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3500 DeKalb Clinic Karen Traylor P.O. Box 680929 Fort Payne, AL 35068 256-997-2820 DeKalb Ear, Nose and Throat 305 Medical Center Drive Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-8144 DeKalb Interfaith Medical Clinic June Reed P.O. Box 680933 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2549 DeKalb Quality Healthcare 4858 County Road 20 Geraldine, AL 35974 256-659-2422 Fort Payne Health Center Deborah Culpepper 3849 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 Fort Payne MRI, LLC Hollis Treadwell 1110 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9402 Isbell Medical Group Pediatrics Trish Jenkins P.O. Box 680199 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3121 Rapid Care Jonathan Graves 1906 Glenn Blvd., Ste 300 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4499

Merchandise Clawfoot Designs Eric Warren 211 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9471 Fort Payne Footworks LLC Jack & Claire Davidson 26 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5680 FPW Electronics Randy Broyles 130 1st St. SE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9562 Hammer’s Bob Hammer Jr. 400 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-8668 Peebles Tamara Brisendine 1400 DeKalb Plaza Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0190 Wal-Mart Chris Terry 2001 Glenn Blvd. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 Whatever Sports Kathy McClung 2305 Terminal Drive NW Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-9417

Mobile Home Dealers Sunset Mobile Home Paul Green P.O. Box 680541 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5530

Boaz, AL 35957 256-593-1885

Newspapers

DeKalb Advertiser Brandon Pearce P.O. Box 680559 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-6156 Smith Newspapers, Inc. David Smith P.O. Box 680027 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5510

Pest Control

Casey’s Pest Control Melissa Casey 311 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-7006 Cook's Pest Control Pat Richey P.O. Box 128 Albertville, AL 35950 256-845-1517

Pharmacy/Drug Store C & H Drugs John Carr 1916 Gault Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35967

The Times-Journal J.D. Davidson P.O. Box 680349 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2550

Kilgore Express Pharmacy Store No. 2 Lotha Kilgore P.O. Box 680905 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-6640

Nursing Homes/ Assisted Living

Walgreens Al Hendrix 1613 Glenn Blvd. S W Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0128

Crowne Health Care of Fort Payne, LLC James Turnipseed 403 13th St. NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5990

Dogwood Haven, Inc. Brenda Pendergrass 741 Houston Loop Rd. W Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0211 Wills Creek Village Assisted Living Janet Owen 1050 Airport Road Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3002

Orthopedics

Gadsden Orthopedic Associates Marilyn Reagan 100 Medical Center Dr. 101 Gadsden, AL 35903 256-492-8590 Gadsden Orthopedics William Haller 2110 Glenn Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4545 Palmer Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Janet Palmer P.O. Box 680138 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3849

Paint

Carpet Center Jerry Clifton 2910 Greenhill Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-8451 Sherman Williams Co. Kelly Buttran 500 DeKalb Plaza Blvd. Fort Payne, AL, 35967 26-845-4922

Party Supplies

Celebration Station Sid & Traci Rigdon 601 Gault Avenue S Suite 400 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6655

Paving Contractors

Fort Payne Paving & Sealing Kenneth & Charlie Wright 2108 Airport Road W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6498

Pawn Shops

DeKalb Sportsman and Pawn Wayne Smith 2717 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0707 Roger’s Pawn Music & Jewerly 232 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4115

Photography

Property, Real Estate Restaurants Archie's Archie Quizon Buy or Lease 110 Gault Ave. North ALPHA Development Steve McGee P.O. Box 680009 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2819 Cornerstone Realty Faye Gaskins P.O. Box 847 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-7742 Doc Collins, Realtor Doc Collins 305 Murdock Road NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-996-9858 Harris Lands Inc. Martha Harris P.O. Box 680583 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5393 LCR Real Estate & Development, LLC Glenn Horton P.O. Box 681652 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-996-5911

Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9001 Bring It Delivery Allan Johnson 24801 AL Highway 176 Collinsville, AL 35961 Burger King Stafford Rastall P.O. Box 680600 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-7200 Captain D's 1104 Glenn Blvd. S W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5551 Country Boy Grill Tiffany Buckhanan 100 1st St. W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4300 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Suzzane Peace 201 Cracker Barrel Row S W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9204

Schools

Fort Payne City Schools Jimmy Cunningham P.O. Box 681029 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0915 Northeast Alabama Community College Dr. David Campbell P.O. Box 159 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-4418

Service Groups

American Red Cross Linda Clark P.O. Box 680008 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0202 Collinsville Public Library Jennifer Wilkins 4299 Al Highway 68 Collinsville, AL 35961 256-524-5119 Partnership for a Drug Free DeKalb County Liz Barrontine 202 Alabama Ave. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0000

JAJA Photography Thomas & Elisha Battles 619 Scenic Road E. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-996-4068

Mentone Realty, Inc. Charlotte Gentry Alabama Hwy 117 P.O. Box 123 Mentone, AL 35984 256-634-4767

Moments in Time Photography Amie Martin 1801 Gault Ave. N. Ste 101 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0306

Northeast Alabama Realty Slyvia Adams P.O. Box 336 Henagar, AL 35978 256-657-1260

Golden Rule BBQ Jay Ham 1114 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-8484

Ole Heritage Realty Inc. Tina Burt Edmondson 604 Gault Ave. South Fort Payne,AL 35967 256-997-0008

JT’s Fish House Joel Burt/Tommy Banks P.O. Box 680146 Fort Payne, AL35968 256-997-0459

Pell Gap Estates Lowell Tilley 520 Laurie Lynn Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70819 225-272-6744

Main Street Deli Judy and John Silcox 203 Gault Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-3900

Skateway South Jerry Fortner 1811 Airport Road N Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2333

Southern Properties Agency, Inc. Susan Hawkins 2107 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6000

Quiznos Subs Patrick or Robert Wayner 1060 Glenn Blvd. S W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-8791

State & Local Government

Plumbers Chadwick Plumbing & Piping Service Ed Chadwick 1715 McCurdy Loop Road Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1382 Mr. Rooter Plumbing Stacey Ledwell 640 West Willow St. Scottsboro, AL 35768 256-574-4710 Roto Rooter Plumbers Randy Anderson 1215 Blount Ave. Guntersville, AL 35976 256-304-0006

Printers DeSoto Printing Terry Parker P.O. Box 680719 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1143 Fort Payne Printing Neal Selvage P.O. Box 680572 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1017 Package Store Sharon Hale 601 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-7225

Private Investigator Bulldog Investigations LLC Dwanda Green 105 Grand Ave. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-273-4822

Quarry

Vulcan Materials Company Mike Kirkland 2200 Godfrey Ave. S E Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2646

Senior Citizens

DeKalb Council on Aging June Brewer 600 Tyler Ave. SE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-8590

Summerville Real Estate Mary Summerville P.O. Box 680636 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-4121 Wilson Realty Randy Wilson 213 Grand Ave. South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1530 Young Ventures LLC Paul Young P.O. Box 681062 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-9866

Radio

KEA Radio Ron Livengood P.O. Box 966 Scottsboro, AL 35768 256-259-2341 Rock 105.9 Chris Wright 801 Noble St. 8th Fl., Suite 30 Anniston, AL 36201 256-453-9898

Don Chico Mexican Restaurant Annette Quevedo 1104-E Gault Avenue South Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-1000

Ryan's Family Steakhouse Greg Schuall 1824 Glenn Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1783 Santa Fe Cattle Co. Michael Keys 305 Ruby Tuesday Lane Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-9422 Taco Bell Bobbie McLaren 610 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-7512 Western Sizzlin Pat Vezertzis Jr. 2200 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6111 Zaxby's Kelly Sanderson P.O. Box 680007 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-1116

Recreational Veh.

WQSB Tommy Lee P.O. Box 190 Albertville, AL 35951 256-878-8575

Fort Payne Powersports Chuck & Charlie Sexton 107 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9115

WZOB Doris Hobbs P.O. Box 680748 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-2810

Pro Source Cycle Vic Hall 2810 Greenhill Blvd. NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0063 North South Cycles Brian Johnson 665 County Road 251 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-6626

Salvation Army Thrift Store Nancy Cobble 450 Gault Aven. N Fort Payne, AL 256-997-0858

Sports&Recreation

DeKalb Sportsman & Pawn Wayne Smith 2717 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-0707 NE AL Sporting Clays P.O. Box 681031 Fort Payne, AL 35968

U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt 107 Federal Bldg. 600 Broad St. Gadsden, AL 35901 Fort Payne City Hall Mayor Bill Jordan 100 Alabama Ave. North Fort Payne, AL 35967 Senator Lowell Barron Senator Barron P.O. Box 65 Fyffe, AL 35971 256-623-2811 Representative Todd Greeson 20156 Alabama Hwy. 117 Ider, AL 35981 256-632-3963

Signs & Graphics Accel Graphics Johnny Edwards 105 1st St. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-8629

Storage

New Storage Solutions Ronnie Berry 120 55th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1990


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Tourism

Telephone Services

Physical Therapy

Fort Payne Depot Museum Ann Houston 105 5th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-5714

AT&T Dave Hargrove 620 Discovery Drive N.W. Bldg. 2 Suite 350 Huntsville, AL 35806 256-922-2713

Pro Health Physical Therapy Andrew or Jamie Hatch 1906 Glenn Blvd. S W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9991

North Alabama Mountain Lakes Dana Lee Jennings 25062 North St. Mooresville, AL 35649 866-NORTH AL

Farmers Cellular Brandi Lyles P.O. Box 1429 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-2100

TheraSport Physical & Aquatic Therapy Mindi Meadows 1825 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 256-845-5999

Farmers Telephone Cooperative Fred Johnson P.O. Box 217 Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-2144

Rehab Partners P.C. Drake Ibsen 121 Drinkard Dr. N W Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-997-9006

DeKalb County Tourist Association John Dersham 1503 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3957

Tax Service

H&R Block Barbara Hope 1792 Gault Ave. N. Ste 100 Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-4091 Community Tax Service Brian Miller 129 East Main Street Rainsville, AL 35986 256-638-8291

Corr Wireless Jerrica Simpson 1411 Glenn Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-619-2355

Verizon Wireless Mike Finch 1809 Glenn Blvd. Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-997-9988

Premier Therapy LLC Steve or Kim Cornelius 213 38th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-844-2992

Tires

Westmoreland Tire Co. Ed Westmoreland P.O. Box 680601 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-5656

Towing

Twenty Four Seven Towing Howard Hilyer 600 Gault Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-9918 Wynn’s Towing Service Bobby Wynn 1206 Gault Ave. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-1458

KRAZY KUDZU FOLLIES

Utilities

Fort Payne Improvement Authority Danny Brisendine P.O. Box 680617 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-0671 Fort Payne Water Works Paul Nail 153 20th Street NE Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0449 DeKalb-Cherokee Gas Keith Davis 205 Grand Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-845-3731

Veterinarian

DeKalb Animal Hospital Joseph McNew 125 22nd St. N W Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-845-0046

Video Production

WOLW Video Productions LLC Steve Black 100 8th St. S Fort Payne, AL 35967 256-996-5049

Web Design

Warehouse Media Zach Jones P.O. Box 680141 Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-844-6600

Each year community leaders come together for a variety show that features dancing, singing and lots and lots of comedy. It’s called the Krazy Kudzu Follies, and it attracts thousands of patrons for the three-day show. Held annual at the historic DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne, the Krazy Kudzu Follies brings an entire community together all to raise money for the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce.


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Asbury United Methodist Church 4510 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, Alabama Office: (256) 845-4169 Worship Services 10:55 AM and 6:00 PM Email: Asburyumc@httswireless.com

First Baptist Church 106 Grand Avenue, North Fort Payne, Alabama Since 1885 Dr. R. Pat McFadden, Minister


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First United Methodist Church 206 Grand Avenue North Fort Payne, Alabama Worship 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM (256) 845-1141 Fort Payne Church of Christ 513 Grand Avenue, North Fort Payne, Alabama 845-0621 Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM Grace Presbyterian Church 5760 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, Alabama (256) 845-4756 Worship 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM www.graceprez.org Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1519 Smith Gap Road Fort Payne, Alabama Sunday Worship 10:00 AM Helping people grow in their relationship with God Everyone Welcome! Mount Carmel Baptist Church 702 Clark Avenue, NE Fort Payne, Alabama (256) 845-2746 Brother David Talley, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 AM Worship 11:00 AM Discipleship Training 5:15 PM Evening Worship 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30 PM

New Oregon United Methodist Church 1204 New Oregon Drive, NE Fort Payne, Alabama (256) 845-7446 Ben Padgett, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship 11:00 AM Evening Worship 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 2910 Gault Avenue, N. Fort Payne, Alabama (256) 845-4774 olvfp@bellsouth.net Mass Saturday 6:00 PM (Spanish) Mass Sunday 11:00 AM (English) Shiloh Baptist Church 3332 County Road 51 Fort Payne, Alabama Elder Junior Bryant, Pastor Word of Life Ministry 3610 Gault Avenue, N. Fort Payne, Alabama (256) 997-9600 Bishop Marlon Williamson Sunday School 10:00 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM


Town Of

www.crossvillealabama.com Welcome to our community. A great place to visit or call home. Just miles from I-59 on Highway 68. Only a short drive to Albertville, Birmingham or Chattanooga. Incorporated in 1942, Crossville is a small town with many new businesses, medical facilities, government services, and improved schools and recreation facilities. Our town is a great place to live, work and play. Beautiful landscapes, farms, new subdivisions, and a sound City Government with excellent services, make Crossville The Right Place To Be. Mayor Dino Richards & Councilmembers invite you to

Crossville, Alabama

cvilletownclerk@charter.net 256-528-7121

Councilman Jeff Simpson, Councilman David Smith, Town Clerk Debbie Stepleton, Mayor Roger "Dino" Richards, Councilwoman Vicky Stone, Councilwoman Beverly Robinson, and Councilman Jerry Darnell

Current Industrial Community D&F Equipment, Crossville Steel, Pilgrims Pride welcomes our newest member, Lee Energy Solutions.


Rainsville, where the population is about 5,000 and the industry, business and opportunity is here.

We are a city that is on the move with so much to offer!

We still continue to keep that small town charm. Our school is second to none and our government facilities are top notch. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Crossroads of Sand Mountain. 76 McCurdy Avenue South

256-638-6331


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