Friday, December 9, 2016

THERE IS GREATNESS IN OUR ELKMONT STUDENTS

Retired Lieutenant Colonial, Adrian Erckenbrack has become a "looked for" visitor at Elkmont High School.  

Lt. Colonial Erckenbrack and Cindy, his wife

Last year he was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Assembly. He was a Green Beret in the Army. On 9-11, he was in the Pentagon and received medals for acts of bravery that day. 


He first came last year on 9-11 to talk to our students, and has continued to come visit with them. 


He's not a motivational speaker by trade but has taken on that roll with our students. On this visit, he talked about how there is greatness in everyone. He is planning to offer some scholarships to these students. Lt. Colonial Erchenbrack is awesome!!
 Beth Bates

WINTER WONDERLAND FUN

Christmas fun and games were at Elkmont School last night.  The PTO's Winter Wonderland was a SUCCESS! 


Thank you to all of the teachers, parents, and students who volunteered to make the night possible! 


We had many of our 6-12 students volunteering in activities. Ms. Horton's students prepared and served the dinner. 

Our teachers put in free overtime hours to make the night come together. 

Thank you parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and guardians for braving the cold and bringing your kids out for a night of Family Fun! 


We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

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ELKMONT SCHOOL
Basketball @ East Lawrence, 4 pm
*JVG, JVB, VG, VB
 

*Semi-formal dance for our 7th and 8th graders this year has been rescheduled after new year.

SENIOR CENTER 
*Dominoes, billiards, TV, joker and other games, 9:30 a.m.

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Youth Basketball Games

ELKMONT SCHOOL
Elkmont Middle School Tournament

11  CHURCH DAY
*Count Your Blessings, One By One

LIONS CLUB ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

One of our annual traditions is the Elkmont Lions Club Christmas Dinner.  This year it was held at Elkmont's Citizens Bank. 

 
The dinner was a success and we hope everyone enjoyed the night. 


Michael Gooch presented Billy Bryant the Lion of the Year award (and may I say well deserved). 


Daniel Jones supplied us with some good country music. 


Thanks to Zeke and his staff for the great food. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Susan Pylant

BARRY'S CORNER - LIVING IN ELKMONT


OK....you know how I feel about the "elves" that show up this time of year. Today a little girl got out of her car and couldn't wait to tell me what her spry little um..friend had done. 


She looked up at me and said " you know my elf on the shelf?" "She froze my underpants". She said she left a note that said "I see London, I see France, you've got frozen underpants!" Then she said "And you know what?" "I had to wear them because mama realized they were my only clean pair!" Those elves leave a lot to be desired! Have a good one!

COLD IS COMING - ARE YOU READY?

Hill Spirit is reading about some weather
indicators that say cold, ice and snow will be in our neck of the woods this winter.   How well were you prepared during last year's winter weather? It is wise for you to pay attention to what needs work and be more prepared for this winter.

The information below is from an older post but it contains that is important to know for this winter. There are links throughout the graphic below so light them up with the mouse. 

Being ready for storms doesn't begin the day of the storm or after, it starts when you don't need to be ready.  If it's not snow and ice here in Alabama, we have tornadoes.  There are lots of great posts on the net but some can be found on this blog.  Click on BEING PREPARED  and PROVIDENT LIVING  to get started

Hand and Body Warmers Portable Indoor Heaters Blankets and Sleeping Bags

THINKING OF CHRISTMAS - DAY 9

Thursday, December 8, 2016

DIANE MORRIS - OBITUARY


Diane Morris, 59 of Ekmont died December 3, 2016 at her residence.
No local services are planned, but Memorial service in Michigan @ a later date.

SHIRLEY MAUREEN TANNER HOOD - OBITUARY


Shirley Maureen Tanner Hood, 84 of Athens died December 3, 2016 at Athens Limestone Hospital.

Mrs. Hood was born October 8, 1932 in Decatur, Alabama, a homemaker, and a member of Westview church of Christ. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother,and Great Grandmother who loved her family, but above all loved God.
Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by, Husband, Henry Robert Hood Jr. and a brother, Hugo Tanner.

Graveside services were at 2 PM December 5 at Roselawn Cemetery with Tony Andrews officiating, no visitation was planned. 

Pallbearers were Braden Preston, Blake Sain, Barry Pugh, Jonathan Barksdale, Michael Heery, and Dyson Barksdale. Honorary pallbearer, Ty Heery.

Survivors

*Daughters:
Daneese Tucker of Athens 
Diane Hubbard of Jacksonville, FL. 

*Son: Rene Hood of Athens. 

*Nine Grandchildren including Leigh Pugh of Elkmont

*Fifteen Great Grandchildren including Jenson Pugh of Elkmont.

Sisters:
Rheda Tidwell of Savannah, TN, and Gayle Carter of Arlington, TX. 

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

MOSHER/ALBRIGHT WEDDING


Another of our young Elkmont folk is getting married. Zach Mosher and Erin Albright wedding is December 17. Don't know how in the world they got so old. Hill Spirit doesn't remember getting older. Blessings upon their upcoming marriage.


Link to wedding website