Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LIONS CAN BE SEEN IN ELKMONT


The Elkmont Lions Club had some members doing a little more work on our little park downtown.  It is a tucked away near the Methodist Church, instead of a "secret garden" a secret park. 




Adding a coat of paint, new seesaws, and new seat for one of the baby swings. Hope people will start enjoying our shaded park since she is all cleaned up and looks great.


DO YOU KNOW YOUR COLORS?



The severe weather risk has been bumped up to yellow (slight) from green (marginal). Storms are expected in the early morning hours. The main threats will be from damaging thunderstorms, winds and hail. Right now, the tornado threat is low, but there is the possibility of a few large supercells could form, and tornadoes cannot be ruled out if that happens. Prepare for power outages before you go to bed tonight


Often you will see prediction maps with different colors and many of us aren't sure what they mean. 


To help us figure out what this map means, Hill Spirit found a graphic that does a good job of explaining the bands of color. 


And this last table illustrates the meaning of storm color maps in a funny but still true way for many of us.


WHAT DO THE NUMBERS SAY?


One of the big factors in tornadoes is the Tor:Con number. This evening it isn't high but it does exist.

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What does TOR:CON value mean?

8+ Very high probability of a tornado
6 - High probability of a tornado
4 - Moderate chance of a tornado nearby, but hail and/or high wind gusts possible
2 - Low chance of a tornado, but hail and/or high wind gusts possible
0 - Near-zero chance of a tornado or a severe thunderstorm


Dr. Greg Forbes developed the TOR:CON index to estimate the risk of a tornado on a given day or night near your area. The TOR:CON index ranges from 0 to 10. Multiply the value by 10 to get your percentage chance of a tornado within 50 miles of a location. For example, a TOR:CON index of 6 means there's a 60% chance of a tornado within 50 miles of any location in the indicated area. 

ELKMONT STORM SHELTER INFORMATION

When the clouds gets threatening, people start looking for a safe place to weather the storm.  We are fortunate that historically tornadoes go around the town of Elkmont. 


As you go east toward Elkton Road and I-65, the land gets lower and the chances go up. Tornadoes typically run in the valleys. Even though Elkmont is more protected by the hilltop, we are blessed with two places to seek safety in times of need.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
The storm shelter is not a hotel and is not furnished with the comforts of home. It is a bare bone facility designed with one purpose in mind, your safety.  Bring your own chair, sleeping bag, snacks and source of entertainment. Hill Spirit doesn't think a tv is available so don't count on it.  Animals are not allowed except for service ones.  Leave your stuff in the car until you check with the volunteer firefighter on site to see if it can be brought in. The shelter doesn't have unlimited space. 
 

ELKMONT STORM SHELTER
19667 Sandlin Road


*Left:   Aviagen
*Right: Fire Department
*Rear:  Storm Shelter

The safe room will be opened immediately when a Tornado Watch is issued for Limestone County.

 
*We will establish communications with EMA upon activation. We will keep occupants updated with current weather information. Occupants shall adhere to Safe Room Rules which will be posted in Safe Room  If the Safe Room is in the vicinity or path of a tornado the doors will be locked, should residents attempt to enter the Safe Room they will be allowed and the doors locked back.        


*The Safe Room will be opened by someone in the Elkmont Vol. Fire Dept. that person will be there until the threat of bad weather is gone or is released by another member of the Fire Dept.

Chief - Michael Carter
Assistant Chief  - Phillip (Fuzz) Hastings
Captain - Wade Holt


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*another place to shelter is the basement of the United Methodist Church at 25444 Children Street*

ELKMONT TRACK AND FIELD TEAM HAVE BIG SHOWING IN RUSSELLVILLE


Coach Pugh's Corner
I want to recognize our track athletes and the the hard work these kids are putting in. Track has never had a big school following and usually the fans at the meets are the parents. 

Last night, the Elkmont Red Devils team placed second out of sixteen teams at Russellville. 

*Noah Sharp won the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. He also place third in the 400 meter race.

*Brantley Hammock placed third in the 3200 meter. 


*Boys 4x400 team placed third.
Alex Armstrong, Chance Bailey, Jay Mullis, Noah Sharp
 

*Boys 4x800 team placed first.
Alex Armstrong, Chance Bailey, Brantley Hammock, Jay Mullis 

*Jay Mullis fourth in Long Jump. 
 
*Chance Bailey won the 1600 meter and the 800 meter races. 

The Lady Devils had several runners who placed in their events. *Kaylee Varney earned fourth in the 300 meters hurdles. Brianna Barnett placed fourth in discus field event. 
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These guys work hard and I am very proud to recognize their accomplishments. Congratulation to Ardmore's boys team who finished third. Track teams all across our county are working hard. Our sectionals are Friday and Saturday at James Clemens. I wish everyone a great meet! Have a good one!

ARE YOU A BIKE RIDER?


The Elkmont area is a 
beautiful place to ride your bike. We have several bike races in Elkmont this year. One of these is the Spring Krusher Bike Ride, May 7.  It starts at Elkmont High School @ 8 am. This is a fundraiser ride for family services.


SPRING KRUSHER: 
Come join us for this tour of Limestone County and the surrounding areas, with some of the best cycling in the Southeast! Pick from 3 different distances: 31, ~64 and ~100 miles. Each course will be challenging but manageable! Low traffic. Post ride pizza provided by Village Pizza!

LINK TO BIKE ROUTE

REGISTRATION LINK

 

LOVE GOLF AND FOOTBALL?


Our 1st Annual Golf Tournament was such a huge success last year, we are holding our 2nd Annual Quarterback Club Golf Tournament scheduled for May 13th at Southern Gales.



Please consider getting a team together. Have some fun and at the same time support the Elkmont High School Football Program. If you have any questions, contact Crystal Miller

KAYAKING FOR SIERRA

On May 6th, Fort Hampton Outfitters based in Elkmont are hosting their annual fundraiser, Paddle for Sierra In the past they have donated the money to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  This year they are doing something different.  This year Fort Hampton Outfitters are donating all the proceeds to a local individual who needs help with medical expenses,  Sierra McCullars.

 
All equipment will be provided. There will be door prizes, other activities that day and  Matt Cunningham from Jackson Kayak is going to try to come down and share some kayak fishing tips.  All rentals and shuttles that day will go to the family to help with medical and travel expenses. If you would like to Kayak that day call or text 256-431-8988.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WHAT'S GOING ON IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

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ELKMONT SCHOOL
SOFTBALL
*Varsity @ East Limestone; 2 pm

SENIOR CENTER 
*Shopping Trip
*Bingo, billiards, dominoes, TV, joker and other games, 8:30 a.m.

26 CHURCH NIGHT

ELKMONT SCHOOL
*Half Day for Students; dismissal @ 11:20 am
*Soccer- rescheduled boys area match vs Clements; 5 pm

SENIOR CENTER
*Bingo, dominoes, TV, billiards, joker; 8:30 am
  
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ELKMONT SCHOOL 
SOCCER
*Girls @ Tanner; 5 pm
*Boys @ Tanner; 7 pm 

SOFTBALL
*Varsity vs Ardmore; 4:30 pm
*Varsity vs Wilson; 6:30 pm

SENIOR CENTER
*Bingo, dominoes, TV, billiards, joker; 8:30 am

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ELKMONT SCHOOL 
*Varsity Baseball @ Pleasant Valley; 5 pm & 7 pm
*Second Round of State Playoffs

SENIOR CENTER
*Bingo, dominoes, TV, billiards, joker; 8:30 am

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30 CHURCH DAY
*Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!


MEET MORE KICKIN' RED DEVILS

The last regular season game is this Wednesday vs Clements in an area matchup. However, there are still some players we haven't met yet.  Here are more of our Elkmont soccer players here to say hello.