Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

Elkmont is starting to get busy.  Much of our community revolves around the school and our children.  The two week count down to school starting as begun; lots of things to do. 

Little Red Devil football conditioning practice  will be moved to the Elkmont Park baseball fields July 28, 29, 31 @ 6 - 7:30 pm.  Helmets only.

July

30
Elkmont Band Camp @ 9am - 6 pm

Church Night 

31
Elkmont Band Camp @ 9am - 6 pm

Little Red Devil football conditioning practice  is at the Elkmont Park baseball fields @ 6 - 7:30 pm.  Helmets only.

AUGUST (already?)
01 
don't forget school supply tax free weekend


02
Elkmont football stadium clean-up morning @ 8 pm. Need pressure washers, paint scrapers, weed eaters, and lots of man power! 

Decoration Day at Antioch Cemetery
For more info: Donnie Marlow - 256-566-6728

Antioch Cemetery

Decoration day is Saturday in Elkmont. More information: Donnie Marlow 256-566-6728. - See more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/calendarofevents/x197376076/Limestone-Ledger-7-30-14#sthash.WsMXYEry.dpuf

Antioch Cemetery

Decoration day is Saturday in Elkmont. More information: Donnie Marlow 256-566-6728. - See more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/calendarofevents/x197376076/Limestone-Ledger-7-30-14#sthash.WsMXYEry.dpuf

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES?


The Elkmont School Open House is August 5 @ 6 pm - New Gym.  The stores are starting their back to school sales and you are able to pick up school supplies cheaper than any other time of the year. Print the Back to School Supply List at Elkmont School.   Don't forget the back to school tax holiday weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 1, 2014, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 3, 2014, Alabama will hold its eighth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.

Who's ready to head back to school? This year the Elkmont PTO will have a school store to buy your Back to School supplies. If you would like to cut out the shopping and let us do it for you, we will be offering bundles for each grade level from 1st to 6th Grade. If you would like a bundle for your child, please contact a PTO officer for details.  

Bundle Prices
1st Grade- $29.75
2nd-$32.25
3rd-$31.75 (-germ x)
4th-30.50
5th-39.00
6th-$28.50 (-germ x)


You can also pick up a bundle at the PTO table in the New Gym; information packets will be available as well.  Stop by and meet our PTO leaders.  They would love to meet you. Link to their facebook page


 


BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR INFO


WHEN DOES SCHOOL START?
August 8



WHEN CAN I FIND OUT MY CHILD'S CLASS:
 K-6 grade class lists will be posted on Saturday, August 2nd at 8AM.  Fifth grade and sixth grade student lists are for homeroom only. Those grades are departmentalized and all students will have all teachers in their grade. Normally, 7-12 grade is posted on the same date.  Look for them August 2.

OPEN HOUSE?
Elkmont High School will host orientation for K-5 students on Tuesday, August 5th at 6PM in the new gym. After a brief welcome back, teachers will go to their classrooms and students and parents will join their teacher in their classroom. We would like to be completed with orientation by 7 PM.  3rd and 4th grade parents will meet at 7 PM in the cafeteria regarding the Digital Passport Initiative.  Grades 6-12 are also invited to the open house.
 

DOES YOUR STUDENT PLAY SPORTS?
All parents and students will be required to attend a mandatory athletic meeting before a student may participate in their first athletic contest.  The meetings will be held in the new gym at 6:30PM:

Monday August 4th; Tuesday August 12

NEED A LOCKER?
Students may come to Elkmont High School Tuesday July 29th and purchase their locker in the front lobby. The yearly locker rental is $6.00.  

The times are as follow: 
Seniors: 8:00-8:30AM
11th Graders: 8:30-9:00AM
10th Graders: 9:00-9:30AM 
9th Graders: 9:30-10:00AM
7th and 8th Graders: 10:00-10:45AM
Students may also purchase lockers on Open House night August 5th at 6PM

BETTY JANE TYLER DOLLAR - OBITUARY

Betty Jane Tyler Dollar, age 79, of Athens passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Athens Limestone Hospital.

Services will be 11 AM Thursday at Spry Funeral Home, Chapel with James Turner and Jerry Smith officiating, burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, visitation is from 6-9 PM Wednesday at funeral home.

She was a member of Elkwood Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, cross word puzzles and cooking for her family, especially on holidays. According to her grandchildren, her green beans, chocolate pies and dressing were the best because “Granny cooked with love”.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Owens; parents: Jim and Estalene Tyler; Sisters: Ella Will Milliron and Barbara Davidson; Brothers: Jimmy Mike and Julian (Buddy) Tyler.

Survivors include husband of 61 years – Hobert W. Dollar, Athens; 

Daughters: Sharon Dollar, Athens; Gloria Fergus and husband Charles, Elkmont

Sons: Danny Dollar and wife Patsy, Athens; Steve Dollar, Athens; Randy Dollar and wife Debi, Falkville; 

Grandchildren: Brandi Holladay and husband Jesse,RAF Lakenheath, England; Jennifer Smith, Elkmont; Lori McMunn and husband Jason, Elkmont; Kim Muse and fiancĂ©’ John Boyett, Madison; April Dollar, Athens; Nick Ray and wife Danielle, Athens; Great-Grandchildren: Bailey Marie McMunn; Maggie Clare Smith; Aaron Jacob Ray; Audrey Jane Holladay;  

Step-Grandchildren: Tyler Woljevach and husband Ryan, Falkville, AL; Mandy Priess and husband Danny, Cullman, AL; Trisha Henselee, Jefferson City, MO; Jamie Clemons and wife Sara, Birmingham, AL; Kayleigh Cook, Athens; Bonnie Brooks and husband David, San Antonio, Texas; Archie Williams, Athens; Linda Bullington and husband Tim, Athens; Step-Great Grandchildren: Hunter Woljevach, Abby, Lucy, Bailey and Ivy Priess; Raziel and Isis Henselee, Zoe Clemons, Natasha Johnson, Josh Bullington, Emily Reed and husband Jay, Hunter Williams, Kailynn and Cody Williams; 

Step Great Grandchildren: Peyton, Eli and Sailor Reed, Briley, Amberly and Braxton Johnson; She is also survived by a Brother: Charles Tyler and wife Brenda of Dixon, Mo. and Son-in-Law Jerry Owens, Elkmont;

Pallbearers will be Grandsons; Honorary Pallbearers will be Nieces and Nephews.

YOU CAN DO WHAT WITH WEEDS? PLANTAIN

Did you know that some of the most common summer weeds and wild plants make great medicine?  Summer weeds soothe the itch of summer rashes, prevent the flu, relieve swelling, and more.  Some are simply packed with vitamins and minerals. Here is one of the best:

  
1. Plantain - The Soothing Plant
Plantain is a weed which is commonly found growing in lawns. They are rich in nutrients and very emollient. Use them to soothe skin irritations and promote healing inside and out.  Harvest the leaves of plantain. Both broad-leafed and narrow-leafed English plantain grow abundantly. Both kinds are useful, but the broad-leafed variety is often more abundant and contains more healing mucilage.

Plantain is a great plant to use for first aid. Simply crush it and apply the herb directly to abrasions, minor scratches and rashes. This crushed herb preparation is known as an herbal poultice. The poultice will draw heat from inflamed tissues, resulting in less discomfort. Swelling, itchiness and the risk of infection decreases when an herbal poultice is applied. You may secure the poultice to an injury with gauze or clean cloth if needed.
 
Plantain seeds may be eaten or made into a tea to relieve irritation within the digestive tract or to relieve constipation. Plantain improves liver and gall bladder function.

Plantain Oil
Plantain is best used fresh or prepared as oils, salves or tinctures. One of the best ways to prepare plantain is to make herbal oil. Pick the herbs. Let them wilt for an hour or so. Coarsely chop the herbs. Pack them tightly into a canning jar. Cover them with olive oil. The oil should cover the herbs by at least one inch. Run a knife through the blend to release any air bubbles. Cover the jar. Place it in a warm, sunny window for a couple of weeks. Shake the blend each day. After two weeks, carefully strain the oil from the herbs. Get rid of the used herbs. The remaining rich oil may be applied topically to promote healing of skin wounds, infections and irritation.

CAUTION: 
DON'T COLLECT PLANTS FROM SPRAYED OR TOXIC AREAS 

ELKMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT AT IT AGAIN

Our firefighters never know what they may be called out to do.   From a 3 car wreck on the big curve doing into Elkmont on Saturday night to a structure fire Sunday night, it is always something. Sunday afternoon, it was flaming bales of hay traveling down one of our local roads.   





One of our good neighbors, Charles Christopher was able to show off his tractor skills as he helped the Elkmont Fire Department put the fire out.  He and his family provided support as well for our volunteers on a hot day by supplying much needed drinking water.  It was noticed and greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 28, 2014

THE WEATHER MAPS SAY.....

It has been a cool July and it looks like August will be as well according to the maps.  Of course, cooler in Alabama means it will be upper 80s or 90 rather than 95.  Enjoy the weather this summer ... this winter looks colder than last year and lots of snow. Link to winter post