Friday, July 25, 2014

CHIEF DONNIE SAYS.....

A TRAFFIC STUDY BY ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LAST YEAR ADVISED THAT 3000 VEHICLES TRAVEL THROUGH THE TOWN OF ELKMONT PER DAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

THIS YEAR WITH 3 NEW BUSINESSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION, IT MAKES OUR SMALL TOWN EVEN MORE CONGESTIVE .  OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, I HAVE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO SLOW TRAFFIC DOWN IN THE TOWN AREA BY PRESENCE AND WARNINGS. STARTING IN AUGUST, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, COUNTY AND STATE WILL BE RUNNING RADAR AND ISSUING CITATIONS......SLOW DOWN IN TOWN......

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

Elkmont slows down during the summer.  Much of our community revolves around the school and our children. However, you never know what might be happening in Elkmont.

July


Reminder that sign-ups for all ages 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u and 14u Fall Softball
Friday    25, Kids Dugout, Athens 5-7
Sunday   27, Ardmore Ballfields 2-4, Clements Ballfields 2-4

   
25

Elkmont Band Camp: @ 9am - 6 pm

26 

Starting at 8:00 am clean up day at boss hill stadium. Need pressure washers, paint scrapers, weed eaters, and lots of man power! 

Youth Football and Cheerleading Signups

105 EAST ELM STREET, Athens FROM 8AM UNTIL 12 NOON. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE, $75 REGISTRATION FEE, AND THE CHILD TO BE FITTED FOR EQUIPMENT.


Join Belle Chevre for a very special Greek Saturday Supper on July 26! The four course meal will feature dishes from Tasia's Table Cookbook, highlighting the freshest vegetables of the season. Tables are sure to go fast, so book yours soon by calling 256-732-3577. Come early and visit Kindred Spirits and PaperTrail Antiques.

The Rafter LD Ministries Ranch Rodeo has been rescheduled for this Saturday the 26th at 7pm.

 

WHAT CAN YOU USE IN THE KITCHEN TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER?

Your kitchen cupboards are full of pain-relieving substances. Almost every family has favorites which are handed down through generations.  Pain, bites and injuries occur unexpectedly. Reach for these remedies as first aid for pain. Use them if other remedies are unavailable. You may find that these remedies work so well that you won’t need other healing agents.

Pantry Staples for Pain Relief

Vinegar provides soothing relief for a variety of maladies. My favorite vinegar to use is apple cider vinegar; but use whatever kind you have on hand. To relieve a toothache, simply swish some undiluted vinegar in your mouth and then spit it out. Use vinegar as a cold compress to soothe headaches. Add vinegar to bath water to relax overworked muscles and reduce itchiness. Drink a tablespoon of diluted vinegar to quickly relieve heartburn.


Honey. Use honey as an antibacterial bandage to provide comfort to abraded skin. It reduces inflammation and prevents infection.
 

Baking soda relieves inflammation, pain and itchiness of insect stings. Make a thick paste by combining baking soda with water or honey. Apply the blend to the affected area. For occasional use of heartburn and gas, mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda with a half cup of warm water and drink it for immediate relief. Only use baking soda internally occasionally.

Herbs and Spices Relieve Pain
Nutmeg relieves pain from mouth sores and toothaches. Simply sprinkle the powder on the affected area. If you suffer from sore gums, mix one-fourth of a teaspoon of powdered nutmeg with warm water. Swish it around in your mouth.


Cloves have been used by dentists to provide numbing relief of toothache pain. Sprinkle a little powdered nutmeg directly on the affected tooth and gum. Rub it in with your finger. As a bonus, cloves contain antibacterial properties which decrease inflammation and infection.


Sage makes an outstanding gargle for sore throats. Combine one teaspoonful of sage with a teaspoonful of salt. Add one cup of warm water. Gargle as often as necessary to relieve pain, swelling and congestion.
 

Thyme contains potent antimicrobial compounds. Sprinkle a tablespoonful of thyme over a pan of steaming water the next time you suffer from pain due to clogged sinuses. Place a towel, tent like, over your head and the pan. Inhale the healing vapors. Your headache will be relieved.
 

Parsley, ground up with a mortar and pestle or in a blender, can be applied directly to a swollen breast to relieve engorgement or mastitis.
 

Tea bags contain tannins. Tannins shrink swollen painful tissues. Try placing a tea bag which has been soaked in cold water over a burn or sting to relieve pain. Tea bags applied to the eyelids reduce discomfort and puffiness. Use teabags to staunch bleeding and relieve pain from minor cuts and scratches. While green tea is effective, black tea is a better choice because of its higher content of tannins.

Healing Produce
Cabbage juice is an old time stomach ulcer remedy. With a juicer, extract cabbage juice and drink it. In addition to providing pain relief, cabbage juice, consumed several times daily, heals stomach ulcers.


Garlic juice, combined with slightly warm olive oil, is an outstanding remedy for ear pain. Try it when children awaken in the middle of the night crying of ear pain. Lightly crush a clove of garlic. Combine the garlic with one-eighth of a cup of the warm olive oil and shake it together. Strain out the garlic and compost it. Using a dropper, apply a few drops of the garlic olive oil blend to the affected ear. Do not use this remedy if you suspect the person has a ruptured ear drum or has tubes in his ears. This remedy is also great for pets who suffer from mites or ear infections.
 

Corn silk is my favorite remedy for urinary tract discomfort. Use the fresh silk from one ear of corn. Place the silk in a cup. Pour one cup of boiling water over the corn silk. Place a cover on the cup. Let the silk infuse for 20 minutes. Strain out the silk and drink the mild, slightly corn-flavored tea. The next time that you urinate, feelings of burning and urgency will be reduced or eliminated. I consider this remedy to be among the most reliable natural remedies available for pain relief. Drink several cups of corn silk tea throughout the day.
 

Use kitchen remedies for minor ailments. If symptoms are not relieved quickly, consult with a health care provider. Do not delay in getting professional help if serious illness or injury is suspected.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DID YOU HEAR?

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Under no circumstances should children detained at the Mexican border be sent to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, Congressman Mike Rogers and Congressman Martha Roby said today.

The Congressmen just became aware of ongoing talks between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense about potentially housing illegal immigrants at Maxwell-Gunter. To be clear, federal agencies are at this time exploring options and have taken no action.

In a letter sent this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Rogers and Roby made clear their strong opposition.

As a nation at war, the service members at Maxwell-Gunter play a critical role in our nation’s defense and both members are concerned the troops would be distracted by this effort.

"The housing, feeding and caring of immigration detainees would severely compromise the critical mission at Maxwell-Gunter,” the congressmen wrote. "Additionally, HHS’ failure to clearly communicate with Congress and local leaders underscores the Administration’s lack of concern for the impact its policies have on local communities and their limited resources.”

Roby and Rogers said they are working to prohibit illegal immigrants from being housed at military bases by including specific language in the special appropriations bill currently being drawn up in Congress.

The letter says, “These reports follow the Department’s earlier effort to house immigration detainees at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. Like the CDP, Maxwell-Gunter is an active federal facility with substantial operational obligations. Throughout the year, Maxwell-Gunter hosts thousands of Air Force personnel conducting time-sensitive training essential for our national defense.”

In early July, Rogers’ office learned the CDP was under consideration for housing illegal immigrants and Rogers pressured the Obama Administration into withdrawing the plan.

Rogers said: “This is the second time HHS has attempted to bring young illegal immigrants over 900 miles from the border to Alabama. This plan, the second time around, is just as severely flawed. I am strongly opposed to this proposal and believe these detainees would put an unnecessarily massive burden on the local community’s resources. I will continue to push for these children to be returned to their home countries as quickly as possible. We must send a strong message that amnesty is not on the table and illegally crossing our Southwest border will not be tolerated.”

Roby said: “Under no circumstances should these children be sent to Maxwell-Gunter or any other military installation for that matter.

“The children must be sent back to their countries. We will do it with the utmost compassion and care, but it has to be done. Allowing them to stay is the least compassionate option because it invites even more children to endure the brutality of this organized trafficking scheme.

“The only way this influx of children at the border ends is when American planes start landing in their countries of origin bringing the children back. We must send a message that this scheme parents and children have been tricked into will not work.”

ELKMONT FOOTBALL NEEDS HELP THIS SATURDAY


Saturday, July 26

Come out and lend a hand! All interested football fans and family will meet at the stadium beginning at 8 AM to clean. Need pressure washers, paint scrapers, weed eaters, and lots of man power!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR INFO


WHEN DOES SCHOOL START?
August 8



WHEN CAN I FIND OUT MY CHILD'S CLASS:
 K-6 grade class lists will be posted on Saturday, August 2nd at 8AM.  Fifth grade and sixth grade student lists are for homeroom only. Those grades are departmentalized and all students will have all teachers in their grade. Normally, 7-12 grade is posted on the same date.  Look for them August 2.

OPEN HOUSE?
Elkmont High School will host orientation for K-5 students on Tuesday, August 5th at 6PM in the new gym. After a brief welcome back, teachers will go to their classrooms and students and parents will join their teacher in their classroom. We would like to be completed with orientation by 7 PM.  3rd and 4th grade parents will meet at 7 PM in the cafeteria regarding the Digital Passport Initiative.  Grades 6-12 are also invited to the open house.
 

DOES YOUR STUDENT PLAY SPORTS?
All parents and students will be required to attend a mandatory athletic meeting before a student may participate in their first athletic contest.  The meetings will be held in the new gym at 6:30PM:

Monday August 4th; Tuesday August 12

NEED A LOCKER?
Students may come to Elkmont High School Tuesday July 29th and purchase their locker in the front lobby. The times are as follow:

Seniors: 8:00-8:30AM

11th Graders: 8:30-9:00AM
10th Graders: 9:00-9:30AM 
9th Graders: 9:30-10:00AM
7th and 8th Graders: 10:00-10:45AM
Students may also purchase lockers on Open House night August 5th at 6PM

DIANA. M MALMBERG - OBITUARY

Diana M. Malmberg age 56 of Elkmont, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Malmberg was born February 21, 1958 in Queens, N.Y. to Fredrick Endres and Susan Viola Poneranke Endres.

No services are planned. Limestone Chapel Funeral Home assisting the family.

Survived by her husband, Siegfried of Elkmont; four sons, Jason Malmberg, Eric Malmberg, Paul Gentile and Fredrick Gentile.