Sunday, May 20, 2018



2-S 2018 Spring Series Barrels with 2-S Arena (26155 Thach Road in Elkmont) for youth and adult.  Paybacks, buckles for winners.  Exhibition: 12:00PM-2:30PM, Show starts at 3:00PM. For more information on fees, divisions, payouts and more: Mindy Sanders 256-278-5758

Elkmont Town Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm

*Class Day for Seniors 9:00 am
*Class Day for Underclassmen 1:30 pm 
  *Billiards, dominoes, TV, joker and other games, 8 a.m.  
*Country music, 6:30 PM; all ages invited  *Musicians and dancers encouraged to participate


*Bingo, billiards, dominoes, TV, joker and other games, 8 a.m.
*Senior Shopping Trip


*Dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games; 8 am

*Graduation Practice Seniors @ 10:00 am
*1/2 Day for Students / Last Day of School
*Report Cards Go Home 

*Elkmont Graduation  @ 4pm
*Dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games; 8 am

Mo Brooks Elkmont Office Open 9-11 am @ town hall
*Dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games; 8 am



*local governments, area agencies, attractions, restaurants and shops may be closed or have modified hours of operation in observance of this holiday.  Please call ahead to confirm availability and hours. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

BARRY'S CORNER - LIVING IN ELKMONT today I gained a new appreciation for salmon. If they can swim upstream, they deserve it! Getting kayaks and canoes to go against the current while occupied is not a fun thing! I am sure in the muddy, running faster than usual Flint river water today, I was accosted by turtles, snakes, fish and something that felt like an octopus. Oh and trees...oh, man the trees and limbs! 

My 22 inch legs will never look the same ! Luke Bryan might “catch himself a little catfish dinner” on that Flint River but all myself and a few others caught was a hard time!! Cell phones and keys somewhere on the bottom! But most importantly, the kids were safe and after the little snafu they had a great time ! Thankful for calm parents while we helped them out. This was the picture of the calm before the storm! I finished with no shoes ( someone caught them downstream) and an extra paddle! 

It was a fun time and we all made it safely. Feel like I have been run over by a steam roller! A day a few 5th graders(and one tired coach) will definitely remember! Have a good one!

Friday, May 18, 2018


Martha Jean Sims, age of Elkmont, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama. Born Monday, January 02, 1956 in Athens, AL, she was the daughter of Joel Furline and Robbie Mae Furline.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Wayne (Angela) Sims, Hillsboro, AL, brothers, Charles Furline, Elkmont, AL and Johnny Furline, Cashpoint, TN, sisters, JoAnn Miller, Elkmont, AL, Barbara Patterson, Kelly Creek, TN, Wanda Harbin, Elkmont, AL, Kelly Jeffers, Soperton, GA, grand-children, Alexis Sims, Kaitlyn Sims, and Kimberly McDaniel, great granchild, Madilynn Gorham,

A Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, AL, at 2:00 PM with Bro. James Oliver officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Elkmont, AL.


On Fridays, staff members from my office will be holding community office hours in Elkmont. Please stop by if you need first-hand assistance navigating federal government agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Medicare, and Social Security. Appointments are not necessary.

Drop by and meet his staff this Friday, 9-11am at Elkmont Town Hall.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Cecil Walter Smith, age 75 of Elkmont, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Smith was born December 22, 1942 to Cecil Walter Smith and Mary Zacharchuk Smith. Mr. Smith was a 32nd degree Mason, and a Scottish Rite, Shriner. He loved car restoration, was a stock car fan and enjoyed hunting.

Memorial services will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:00 p.m., at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Lee Birchfield officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Sue Smith of Elkmont;
one daughter, JoAnne Alvarez and husband, Ruben of Pembroke Pines, FL; two brothers, Wayne Smith and Dwight Smith; one sister, Frances Smith; several nieces and nephews.


Janice Marie Groce, age 51 of Ardmore, AL died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Hopice Family Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Born December 31, 1966 in Athens, AL, she was the daughter of the late Rabon Alvin Groce and Ellen Louise Craig Groce.

She is survived by one son, Christopher Lee Groce, Ardmore, AL, Brothers, Jimmie (Barbara) Groce, Athens, AL, Terry Groce, Ardmore, AL, and Rickey (Gyn) Groce, Ardmore, TN, Sisters, Brenda Groce, Ardmore, AL, and Shirley (Don) Hendrix, Elkmont, AL, 5 nieces and nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews, and 1 great great nephew.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, at 11:00 AM with Bro. Tim Keenum and Bro. Aaron Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


We have the left media, we have the right media but there are other points of views still...

The battle for the mind is the most malicious type of warfare conducted upon us by unseen powers. We call it "psychological warfare" because we are programmed by the system, and our programmed beliefs go from generation to generation the same as genetics. Unless we break the pattern of programmed thought, we may hold erroneous beliefs for hundreds of years without question.
We build our lives or we self-destruct according to our ability and our inclination to break the programming code or preconditioning of the system. Not many do.

The philosophy of the system (government) must be evaluated in terms of human liberty. Human suppression is more psychological control than physical coercion. Those who control our minds control our physical and monetary assets including our physical bodies. The establishment creates and uses words and phrases to control our thoughts and actions. It's this subtle system of psychological warfare and programming that creates conformity.
Governments insist on conformity because governments want to control the people. Where there is conformity, there is control.
Edward L. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, knew a thing or two about mass persuasion. He is the father of manipulative propaganda in America. In his book Propaganda, Bernays writes:

Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of.
In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business or in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.
So the words and phrases the establishment creates and uses against us can rightly be called control words or control phrases. My term for them is code words, and I have listed some of them here and here.

The art and science of mass mind control has reached its zenith. The fact that so few suspect it, attests to its perfection.
Totalitarianism by and of the elite has been refined into a "benevolency" that is embraced by the people. Indeed the people have been seduced to their enslavement through this mind control. Evil has been made to appear good and good has become evil.
Psychological warfare excludes objective reality. There are no options to choose that would benefit the individual. All options are funneled toward the benefit of government and the elite. All that's left is myth and counter-myth.

Here are some social, political, economic and health myths that are used to deceive the people:

Democracy — Democracy is a great pretension of open debate. Indeed it is open debate but only on spurious issues. It implies an open and free society in the public mind but is instead no less totalitarianism than socialism, communism and fascism.

Democrat vs. Republican — It's hard to believe the American people can imagine a difference when, regardless of whether the "D" Party is in charge or the "R" party, the federal leviathan grows, the direction of the country never changes and more liberties are lost.

The government promotes savings for retirement through IRAs and 401(k)s — Government uses these deceptions as one means to regulate consumption by taking vast sums of "dollars" out of circulation until they can inflate the purchasing power out of existence. It also serves to help prop up the stock market giving the illusion of prosperity and enriching the banksters.

There is a national debt — Impossible, according to Federal Reserve publication Keeping Our Money Healthy, published by the Federal Reserve of New York. The Federal Reserve System works only with credit. It is an imaginary system represented in the public mind as numbers or computer symbols. How can there be a deficit of numbers that can be created to infinity?

Terrorism/War on Terror — Governments since the Roman Empire have created enemies to instill fear in the population so that the people are manipulated into giving more police power over to the government. Politicians always go along with this Machiavellian deception. This time they created the "Patriot Act" — how appropriate — and the indefinite detention articles of the National Defense Authorization Act, and launched endless wars under the guise of "War on Terror." Yet 17 years of "War on Terror" has only made more "terror" in more places. There is such blatant oppression of the people and the economic system is on the verge of unraveling, more fear and more war is needed to manipulate the people against their own freedom. Oh, you know this. And yes, they have this time added a touch of religion to enlist fanatics.

The mainstream media are objective — The media have never been "objective" or fair as people believe. The media have always used innate biases in selecting the stories it covers and the way the stories are slanted and edited. The major media are little more than government mouthpieces which disseminate information fed them by the elites. Many of the major players in national media are either CIA operatives or members of the Council on Foreign Relations/Trilateral Commission.

Social Security is going broke — Social Security is not an accounting discipline but a Ponzi scheme. "They" can print the money so Social Security will not go broke but the "money" paid out will go broke in purchasing power.

We get all the vitamins and nutrition we need from our food — Impossible with the American diet. Eighty percent of Americans are malnourished.

There's no difference between synthetic and natural vitamins — False. Synthetic vitamins are chemicals. Natural vitamins are food.

The government, the medical establishment and the pharmaceuticals promote health — Nothing could be further from the truth. People don't need drugs or doctors. Sick people especially don't need drugs or doctors. They need nutrition.

Euthanasia is a quick and painless death — Euthanasia can happen over many years as drugs and immunizations usually kill slowly. The system can reduce the population without blame if they do it over time so as to separate cause and effect.

Unless and until we decipher these myths, we will never see liberty for ourselves or our progeny.

Yours for the truth,
Bob Livingston
Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter™

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


The Sheriff pulled up next to this guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head?" "Yep," he replied. "That's why I'm dumpin' it here, 'cause it says: 'Fine For Dumping Garbage."


Tera Lou Harris, 87 of Elkmont, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Limestone Health Facility. Mrs. Harris was born October 29, 1930 in Limestone County, she was a member of New Oakland Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

Services will be 2pm Thursday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Dwight Raburn and Anthony Anderson officiating, burial in Antioch Cemetery, visitation is from 12noon until service Thursday at Spry Funeral Home. 

Sister: Dessie Turner of Elkmont 
Nieces and Nephews.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Malcolm Glenn Mitchell, 76 of Elkmont, died Sunday May 13, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.
Services will be 2pm Friday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Buddy Payne, Lawrence Waller and Jerry Hovis officiating, burial in Hasting Cemetery, visitation is from 11am until service Friday at Spry Funeral Home.

Mr. Mitchell was born July 25, 1941 in Limestone County, he was a member of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison, and he was retired from Hobbs Furniture in Ardmore, Tennessee.

Survivors: Carrie Mitchell of Elkmont, Sons: Marshall Mitchell of Elkmont, Darrell Mitchell of Elkmont and Ronnie Mitchell of Elkmont, Daughters: Tanya Ratliff of Hanceville, Cindy Mitchell of Elkmont and Crystal Pearson of Ardmore, Tennessee, Brothers: Gerald Mitchell of Elkmont, and Dennis Mitchell of Elkmont, Twelve Grandchildren, Six Great Grandchildren.