Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ELKMONT LOSES IN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT


Friday night’s playoff game against Columbia had a memorable start – two hours of lightning delays and a team dinner consisting of peanut butter crackers and bottled water. When they finally were cleared to go on the field, though, it was obvious that both teams were there to play their best games. 


Columbia had the reputation of being big, fast, and physical, a Huntsville City School and the best team Elkmont would play all season. Elkmont has relied on its speed and finesse all season, but had become a more physical team as the year progressed. 


Columbia was as advertised, scoring its first goal less than one minute into the game. But, Elkmont adjusted and Columbia quickly learned that Elkmont was not going to back down or go away. The Red Devils played just as physical as Columbia did, keeping Columbia knocked back on its heels during regulation.


Senior Daniel Marina scored on a free kick from close to midfield. Danny Valencia had two assists and one goal. Rafael Aguilar, normally a star on defense, scored the Elkmont’s third goal on a corner kick. Tee Boyd had twelve saves at goal. While not making his way into the stat book, Benton McNatt played his best game of the season and was all over the field. 



With minutes to play, Elkmont led 3-2, but Columbia took advantage of the wet field and snuck in a goal at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. Tied 3-3 following two overtime periods, Columbia survived 8-6 in a penalty shoot-out, ending the Red Devils’ season. 


The Kicking Red Devils accomplished a lot this season. They finished with a regular season record of 14-5-1. They were crowned Area Champs and narrowly lost in a playoff game on their home field. And, not only did they win, they won as a team, playing with an unmatched level of class and sportsmanship throughout the season. 


This is a young team with a great chemistry, only losing one senior to graduation. Elkmont Soccer has a very bright future. Go Red Devils!

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 4 
*teacher professional development day
* School Out

May 2,3 &5
*Middle School Boy Tryouts 

May 9-12
*Volleyball tryouts

May 13
*Elementary Field Day

May 23
*Awards Day

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

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?


SENIOR CENTER
Golden Age Band scheduled to visit, bingo, dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games, 9:30 a.m.

ELKMONT TRACK
*state championships in Gulf Shores

SCHOOL OUT

CHURCH NIGHT

BOSS HILL STEW; 11 AM- 2 PM

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SENIOR CENTER 
Financial advisor Rob Phraner of Edward Jones scheduled to visit, dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games

ELKMONT TRACK
*state championships in Gulf Shores

ELKMONT SOFTBALL 

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SENIOR CENTER
Dominoes, TV, billiards, joker and other games

ELKMONT TRACK
*state championships in Gulf Shores
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St. Jude's Paddle for a Cure Fundraiser

Krusher Bike Race 

ELKMONT'S NEWEST ANGEL


Addison Raelynn Moore, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, born April 19 to Chris and Danielle Moore, of Elkmont. Grandparents are Terry and Vickie Hill, of Toney, Keith Moore, of Elkmont, and Roxanne Schiffbauer, of Akron, Ohio.

WHERE IS YOUR MONEY?

If you are an Elkmont Blog reader, you know that one of Hill Spirit's goals is to our community stronger; helping us to be better prepared for what life throws our way, to have choices when times are tough.  There are many posts through the last several years that help find information on various topics.  

Today's post is about something Hill Spirit has been following for several years.  The bells are now starting to ring in enough different places to bring it to your attention.

The federal government has made the financial mess of 2008 worse. The big banks got a bailout, it didn't make things better but kicked the can down the road and gave us the illusion that things were fixed. It wasn't and we are fast approaching the can that's down the road.


There are ugly things that you need to know.  In one of those big federal spending bills was tucked a resolution that allows the banks to do a "bail in" if it can't cover its debt.  


What is a "bail in"? It allows the bank to take money from your bank account.  How can that be? To make it simple, when you put your money in, you get a receipt.  It is really an IOU that the bank promises to pay when you ask for it. If the bank can't pay what it owes, it pays off certain things first.   It is similar to bankruptcy. The account holders (you) will be paid last. A percentage of your money may disappear or you may not be able to get it out when you need it.  If a bank has a larger amount of derivatives (word of the week), it is in danger. The FDIC promises to cover your account but the amount covered can be moved down as well as up.

Now what does this mean for us.  The advice being given for us common folk is to move some of our money to local banks that aren't tied up in the derivative mess.  The huge banks, the national banks and regional banks are woven together and so to make a wise decision, check out this link, Banks Ranked by Derivatives.  

If your bank is ranked toward the top, you might want to find one that isn't.
JP Morgan Chase has close to 60 trillion in derivatives.  Red flag, red flag to those of you with accounts at Chase.  Hill Spirit was shocked to see Regions and Compass Banks in the top 25.

You may want to consider doing your own research on keeping your money safe.  You don't have to hurry, this is not something that will probably happen tomorrow but it is on the horizon.  You have time to plan. Being ready for the the unexpected means planning for speed bumps that might pop up in your life. 





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SMOKING RAILROAD STREET BBQ IS COMING


Smoking Railroad Street Barbeque Cook-Off

Backyard Division



Application

Flyer

Rules

Judges Application

 Alabama BBQ Trail

Alabama BBQ Trail Events Calendar

Looking for vendors for our upcoming BBQ Cookoff June 10 & 11 in Elkmont Al. Food and Craft vendors if you are interested, please contact Susan Pylant. You can facebook message her, call 256-732-4493 or email ldpylant25902@yahoo.com for more information. There is NO CHARGE to set up.  

If there are any music groups; country, bluegrass or 50-60's groups interested in showcasing your talented musicians and have an open date, please contact Susan Pylant.

WILLIAM ALLEN WILLIAMS - OBITUARY

 
William Allen Williams, 81, of Ardmore, Alabama passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama.  Born Wednesday, December 12, 1934 in Athens, Alabama, he was the son of the late Elden and Winnie Marie Blankenship Williams. He was also preceded in death by brother Hollis Williams and sisters Ella Ree McLemore and Katherine Williams.  He was a life long resident of this area and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Ardmore, Alabama. He enjoyed Alabama football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

Surviving are wife, Jessie Shannon Williams of Ardmore, AL; son, Jeffrey Williams (Diane Thurman) of Elkmont, AL; daughters, Angie (Michael) Turner of Elkmont, AL and Jan (Clayton) Ikard of Toney, AL; grandsons, Will Turner, Trace Williams, and Logan Ikard; granddaughters, Kelsey Turner Cooper and Megan Williams; brothers, Bud Williams of Athens, AL, Pete Williams of Decatur, AL and Kenneth Williams of Athens, AL.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama with Bro. Steve Hargrove and Bro. Jason Moore officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama.

VOTE FOR ELKMONT

photo by down home portraits

We have another chance to vote for someone from Elkmont in a community pride contest.  Bekah Inman has been nominated for this week's Applebee's athlete of the week. Vote now at www.tailgatetalk.net!

 
The winner will be announced Saturday  on Applebee's Tailgate Talk Radio Show - 10 am on 1080 AM WKAC.

ANOTHER ELKMONT APPLEBEES ATHLETE OF THE THE WEEK

Congrats to Elkmont's Aron Moss, last week's Applebee's Athlete of the Week!  Thanks to everyone who voted to help Elkmont to stand out from the rest again!!!

ANNUAL BOSS HILL STEW IS MAY 4


Boss Hill held his community goat and chicken stew that drew 1500 people a year. The colas were iced down in a trough. The goat, chicken and beef stews were heated in waist-high black kettles while men stirred them with something akin to a boat paddle. Political signs sprouted like dandelions along a roadside. It was the place to be the first Wednesday in May for more than 30 years. After Hill's death, Greg and Marcus Hobbs decided to continue the tradition of their uncle.