Thursday, May 26, 2016

ELKMONT SCHOOL NEWS

Mrs. Holt 5th grade 3R students are creating and posting our announcements!!! 
*Announcement Slide Show Link*  


*Parents please do not drop off or pick up students in the cafeteria parking lot.


IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

May 26 
*Last Day of School
*Graduation @ 8 pm
 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK


May
26 
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL


GRADUATION @ NEW GYM; 8 PM

27

28

CLASS OF 2016


Another year has come and gone and it is time to say goodbye to our Elkmont Seniors.  Their graduation is tonight @ 8 pm in the new gym.

 

Shout out to Decatur Daily for sharing.  If you would like to buy a photo, click on their LINK



1st row left to right:
Hannah Hanback, Kiany Segura, Lindsay Gandy, Anna Sandlin, Adriel McMahan, Emily Bryant, Callie Wales, Maddie Hobbs, Brandi Bently, Rebekah Inman, Kaitlyn Smith

2nd row left to right:
Amelia Mullis, Nathan Teeples, Jayne Anderson, Mary Frances McNatt, Kelsey Hodges, Ashton Turner, Ruth Ann Bates, Dakota McCurley, Elizabeth Salgado, Samuel Reynolds, Sydney Haney

3rd row left to right:
Audrey Porter, Amelia Davis, Joshua Johnson, Aron Moss, Colby Holt, Jordan Turner, Jonathan Dugger, Ethan Wilson, Adrian Walker, Dakota Pilk

4th row left to right:
Teya Vallejo, Stephanie Clem, Jordan Nelson, Ryan Jobman, Eli Hobbs, Travis Riggs, Peyton McCown, Austin Reed, Cody Jones




1st row left to right:
Brandon Miller, Eli Collier, Tommy Moore, Spencer Waddell, Angelica Wilkins, Erica Martin, Caitlyn Holt, Grace Adcock, Makayla Clem

2nd row left to right:
Tyler Thacker, Ben Smith, Preston Weaver, Jon Beddingfield, Daniella Altamirano, Ana Bustos, Raven Johnson, Marisol Mendoza

3rd row left to right:
Austin Borden, Dilian Clinard, Jordan Turner, Whitney Thomposn, DeShon Reynolds, Daniel Marina, Delfina Sanchez, TaCara Williams

4th row left to right:
Cody Tidwell, Preston Brewer, Spencer Ready, Kolter Williams, Dalton Adams, Al Isham, Michelle Kimbrough

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LINDA SUE VINING - OBITUARY

Linda Sue Vining, age 71 of Elkmont, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Vining was born April 12, 1945 in Limestone County, AL to Jim Washington Eaves and Virginia Lee Hames Eaves.

Services will be Thursday, May 26, 2106 2:30 p.m., at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Everette Conn and Lance Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Reunion Cemetery.

Mrs. Vining was a member of Mt. Zion Church of Christ.

Survived by two sons, Mickey Vining and wife, Amanda of Elkmont and Scott Vining and wife, Buffie of Athens; two daughters, Priscilla Boyles of Athens and Cyrena Hodges and husband, Jamie of Toney, AL; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; three brothers, David Eaves and wife, Linda of Elkmont, AL, Bill Eaves of Huntsville, AL and Bob Eaves and wife, Pam of Athens; five sisters, Dot Allen, Betty Brackeen and husband, Glen, Joyce Schrimsher, Patricia Evans and Sandra Swartz all of Athens.

Pallbearers will be David Brackeen, Jake Boyles, Eli Vining, Jesse Vining, Joey Jones and Jonathan Blake.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ELKMONT FIRE FIGHTER

Our fire department volunteers were out and about cleaning and painting the fire hydrants that needed some TLC on Tuesday.


They switched gears as they responded to a three hour house fire on Old Scrouge Road in the evening. 


As always, everybody did a great job.

COME RUN WITH US

The Elkmont High School Cross Country team is always a zany bunch.  They run to the left, they run to the right, they run up and they run down.  If there is a mud puddle, they will run through it, instead of around it.



The tryouts are in the books! New teams picked and posted. The teams are looking great! I am blessed with a lot of hard working kids! Looking forward to a great summer workout and camp! 



Would love for any one to come to our summer runs. We will be running Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm at the trail. 4-6 miles but you can walk/run any distance you want. We will be running also during the month of June on Monday and Wednesdays at 7am. Come out and enjoy the trail along with some great kids!
 Coach Pugh

LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO DO ARE COMING TO ELKMONT

The weekend of June 10-11 is shaping up to be a fun filled event.  Not only do you have the Smokin' Railroad 



and the Corn Hole Tournament
* The cutoff time for entry is the Saturday of the BBQ at 9:30. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd; $25 per team.


but we also have the Cruise In.


Mark your calendar to spend the weekend with us for some small town Alabama excitment.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ERNEST ENGLAND SELF - OBITUARY


Ernest England Self, 82, of Elkmont, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home in Elkmont, Alabama. Born Wednesday, December 13, 1933 in Toney, Alabama, he was the son of the late Earney Self and the late Evelene Hines Self. He was a resident of Madison county most of his life and was a Baptist preacher. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing and gardening.  

Preceded in death:
Wife, Mary Maurine Self
Son and daughter -in-law, Kenny and Barbara Self.

Surviving are sons, Larry (Anita) Thomas of Ardmore, AL, Glen Self of Elkmont, AL, Mickey (Mary) Self of Taft, TN; David (Jennell) Self of Ardmore, AL, daughters; Mary (Mike) Lovell of Ardmore, AL, Teresa (Adam) Carlisle of Hazel Green, AL; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama with Bro. Mike Lovell and Bro. Ralph Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.


The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, AL.

ELKMONT LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS GO TO.....

The Lions Club is a national service organization; their motto is "WE SERVE".  Our Elkmont Lions Club is a fantastic example being active in their community. Several years ago, the Elkmont Lions Club decided to honor a student at Elkmont High School with a scholarship. Since community service is their primary interest, it was the most important qualification in the selection process.  If candidates had equal service hours, secondary qualifications were considered.   




After many hours and your great support of our projects, we were able to offer two scholarships to our graduating 2016 Seniors. This year we were happy to award the scholarships to Miss Maddie Hobbs and Mary Frances McNatt.  Both of these young ladies are exceptional examples of our young people and volunteering in community service.  They have many, many hours of service - not only in this community, but in school, church, and other organizations. Their grades are also exceptional and we forward to seeing what they become in the future.




The Lions Club will be looking to present a scholarship next May to another community minded senior.  If you are in high school, you can start to qualify now by volunteering.  You can help your community, school, church or other organizations. Keep a log of those hours so the number is easy to obtain for the Lions Club Scholarship in addition to other scholarship applications. We can help these awards to continue by supporting our Elkmont Lions Club's projects. The next Lion event is the Smokin' Railroad Street BBQ Cook-off, June 10-11.



BARRY CORNER - LIVING IN ELKMONT


Watched the seniors practice for class day.  Seems like yesterday they were walking in the gym in kindergarten on the first day of school. 


Watching them walking down that aisle I couldn't help but think about the shoes laces I've tied, the bruises I've seen, the emotional break downs I've tried to comfort and yes, the punishment I've dealt out. 


These kids have been a part of my life for many years. Every year I get sentimental thinking about how just yesterday there biggest worry was " will we go out today?" And now "real" life is going to happen. 


Grab it! Take hold with both hand and wrestle with it, push it back at times, hold it tighter at times, grab another's if you wish and embrace it with all you have. 


Look ahead always and look back with a smile. You have talent, ability and time on your side! My God bless all of the seniors of 2016!