Welcome to Elkmont, Alabama.
A blog dedicated to the sleepy
little Southern town of Elkmont, Alabama
and its people. We invite all those with
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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!