Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WHAT'S GOING ON IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?


ELKMONT HOMECOMING WEEK



SEPTEMBER

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Elkmont Elementary Class Favorite Bake Sale

Elkmont Volleyball @ Home
Brooks - JV@ 5:00 pm; Varsity @ 6:00                     
ABS/Tanner (FR)                  4:00 pm
 
24  Church Night 
*School is dismissed @ 11:30 am


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Elkmont Middle and High School Class Favorite Bake Sale
 

 
Public Tailgate for the Football Team @ Citizens Bank 

2:00 until before the Parade


Homecoming Parade @ 5 pm 
The Homecoming Parade will begin at the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center on HWY 127 and will end at the softball field parking lot. (The Christmas Parade route in reverse) First, Second, and Third Place Prizes will be awarded to the top entries. There will be a community Pep Rally at the stadium immediately following the parade.
  

26  
Elkmont Football vs New Hope @ 7 pm
* home game; gates open at 6 pm 

Homecoming Dance following football game until 11:30 pm; New Gym
 
 
27 
Emergency Preparedness "Be Ready Day" in Athens

Lions Club Rails to Trails 10K and Fun Run @ 8 am

Elkmont Volleyball (JV/MS)     
@ East Limestone Tourney     TBA
   
Elkmont Youth Football 
*Games @ Clements
Clements/Elkmont Midgets       Clements/Elkmont Pee Wee

Elkmont School Announcements:


Half Day for Students.  School out at 11:30; car pickup 11:20.  Breakfast and lunch will be served

2014 Homecoming Parade Information 

Specifications for Entries:
ALL entries must have an adult driver and an adult walking with each entry.No students will be allowed on or off floats once parade starts. Everyone must stay seated. Entries must be in line at 4:00 for judging. Participants must be on the float by 4:30.

TERRI LYNNE SIMMONS - OBITUARY




In Memory of
Terri Lynne Simmons
September 17, 1967 - September 18, 2014


Terri Lynne Simmons, 47 of Elkmont, AL, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 from inflammatory breast cancer. Terri was born in Ocala, FL to Jerald and Carolyn Simmons. She earned a BA in psychology from Athens State College and completed a Master of Counseling at the University of North Alabama. She became a licensed professional counselor and worked with patients in Tuscaloosa. She was also an accomplished amateur photographer and mixed-media artist and enjoyed concerts, gardening, and exploring new places. Terri was a beautiful woman whose battle with breast cancer scarred her, but also ignited within her a passion to defeat the disease. 



Terri was preceded in death by her father, Jerald Simmons, uncles Bruce Simmons and Roger Ziegler, and her grandparents. She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Simmons, and son Thomas McDougle, both of Elkmont, AL; her sister, Lori Simmons Diehl, and spouse John and their children, Julian and Zoe Diehl of Houston, TX; Terrell and Kathy Simmons of Maryville, TN; Judy and Traci Ziegler of Athens, AL; Roger and Willa Simmons of Ocala, FL; Janie and Wayne Ziegler of Mulberry, FL; Keith and Nancy Simmons of Hope, AR; Teresa and Monte Schulte, Bill and Jeanette Steffek, Billy Roberts, Leland and Cheri Roberts, Diane and Jim Schoolcraft, and Bruce and Judy Roberts, all of Ocala, FL; and numerous cousins.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society . Terri requested that there be no funeral service. She wished to be remembered instead with laughter and love.



HOW DID YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE VOTE LAST WEEK?

September 22, 2014

In this MegaVote for Alabama's 5th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Equal Pay - Cloture
Senate: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage
House: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage
Editor's Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of November 10.

Recent Senate Votes
Equal Pay - Cloture - Vote Rejected (52-40, 8 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification. It would prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information and authorize the Labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.

Sen. Richard Shelby voted NO
Sen. Jeff Sessions voted NO

Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage - Vote Passed (78-22)

The Senate voted to clear for the president's signature a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities and extend the Export-Import Bank's operating authority through June 30, 2015.

Sen. Richard Shelby voted YES
Sen. Jeff Sessions voted NO

Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage - Vote Passed (319-108, 4 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities, and extend the Export-Import Bank's operating authority through June 30, 2015.

Rep. Mo Brooks voted YES

Monday, September 22, 2014

ON THE FIRST DAY OF HOMECOMING....

Crazy hair or PJ day at Elkmont School.  This was the first day of a week full of fun activities leading up to Homecoming this Friday.




VOTE ELKMONT FOR TEAM OF THE WEEK

AN ELKMONT VOTE FOR TEAM OF THE WEEK



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The Elkmont Red Devils are among four teams selected as options for the Team of the Week.  We are ahead in the voting as of now but be sure to vote so we keep that lead.  One year we had so many Elkmont votes that it overwhelmed the program and it counted backward.  Fortunately, that bug in the system was fixed so vote as often as you can.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

SAMUEL ARCHIE GOODIN - OBITUARY

Samuel Archie Goodin, age 88 of Elkmont, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Goodin was born May 5, 1926 in Alabama to Lemuel Eugene Goodin and Molly Evie Baugher Goodin.

Services for Mr. Goodin are Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery with Matt Taylor officiating.

He was a loving husband and father. He was a homebuilder in Limestone County for over 38 years. He loved music and making music. He also enjoyed quail hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Simpson Goodin; children, Bob Goodin, Norma Goodin Thomas and husband Kenneth, Barbara Goodin Burks and husband Eddy, Mickie Goodin Martin and husband Terry and Rick Goodin and partner Jonathan Crutchfield; grandsons, Matthew Thomas and wife Jada, Sam Thomas and wife Christy, Mark Thomas, Neil Martin and wife Brittanie; great-granddaughter, Cadee Thomas; great-grandsons, Jack Thomas, Max Thomas, Rowe Thomas and Caleb Martin; sisters, Gladys Goodin Nelson, Kathleen Goodin Carr and husband Nick, Naomi Goodin Key, Betty Goodin King and husband William and Marie Goodin McNatt and husband Billy; sisters-in-law, Athalee Powers Goodin and Annie Lou Lauderdale Goodin; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence Eugene Goodin and wife Clura Coffman, Thomas Leroy Goodin and wife Stella Lauderdale, James Harvey Goodin, and Charles Wesley Goodin; sister, Mary Louise Goodin and husband Roy Laxon and Joseph Price; brothers-in-law, Carlyle Nelson and Norman Key.

ELKMONT LIONS CLUB RAILS TO TRAILS 10 K AND FUN RUN


The annual fall Lions Club Rails to Trails 10K and Fun Run is September 27 @ 8 am.  Get those entry forms in so you are assured one of the special 10th Anniversary shirts. Proceeds from this event will go towards helping those who are vision impaired, hearing impaired, and educating children with diabetes. Support is also given to Leader Dogs for the blind or impaired. 


This is a Certified 10k run, it starts in the quiet little town of Elkmont just 4 mile off I65 exit 361, proceeds north on Veto Rd and turns west 3 miles out of town and turns south on the old L&N Railroad. The tracks are on longer there but in its place a beautiful and historic trail lined with flowers and some wildlife, then ends back in the town. With the start of fall color, this has been called one of the prettiest runs that they have been on by many of our runners. 



more information:   Whitney Hollingsworth, 

(256) 651-7507 

Susan Pylant 256-732-4493