Sunday, December 21, 2014

CARISSA LOVVORN RECOGNIZED

Another Elkmont resident is being recognized for her achievements. Carissa Lovvorn has been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Collegiate Honor Society.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship. It is the third academic society in the United States to be organized around recognizing academic
excellence and is the oldest all-discipline honor society.  Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

WHAT'S GOING ON IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?


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Elkmont Pickin' & Grinnin' Mondays     
6:30 pm - Downtown Elkmont Depot   
Live Music and Dancing
Bring your own chair
Players and Dancers Welcome   
For info:  931-427-6296 

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24 Christmas Eve


25 Christmas Day


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Elkmont Varsity Boys Christmas Tournament

10:00 AM  Elkmont vs. Athens Bible
11:20 AM  Paint Rock vs Ardmore  
12:40 PM   Lexington vs. Clements
2:00 PM    Vinemont vs Elkmont 
3:20 PM     Athens Bible vs. Paint Rock
4:40 PM     Ardmore vs. Lexington
6:00 PM     Clements vs. Vinemont

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Elkmont Varsity Boys Christmas Tournament
10:00 AM   Paint Rock vs. Elkmont
11:20 AM   Lexington vs. Vinemont  
12:40 PM   Ardmore vs. Athens Bible
2:00 PM     Clements vs. Paint Rock
3:20 PM     Elkmont vs. Lexington 
4:40 PM     Vinemont vs. Ardmore  
6:00 PM     Athens Bible vs. Clements

MARJORIE LUCILLE ADAMS - OBITUARY

Marjorie Lucille Adams age 85, passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Adams was born November 11, 1929 in Limestone County to Earnest Calvin Crawford and Laura Mae Birdsong Crawford.

Services for Mrs. Adams are Monday, December 22, 2014 at First Church at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be Monday, December 22, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bruce Johnson and Dr. Rick Craft officiating. Limestone Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

She was a member of First Church.

Preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Adams; son, Bobby Adams; grandson, Shawn Blade; brother, James Crawford; sister, Kathryn Crawford Swisher.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry W. Adams and wife Susan, Michael Adams, Timothy Adams and Jonathan Adams and wife Lisa; daughters, Geraldine Yarnall and husband Skip and Shirley Guthrie and husband Lavern; daughter-in-law, Joyce Adams; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; aunt, Irma Young.

Pallbearers are Heath Guthrie, Spencer Guthrie, Brian Martin, Caleb Adams, Levi Adams, Eli Adams, Eric Adams and Chris Adams. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Adams and Justin Kennedy.

HESTER OLENE McNEESE - OBITUARY

Name:
Hester Olene McNeese

Dates:
Birth date: June 28, 1930
Death date: December 17, 2014

 

Obituary:
Hester Olene McNeese 84, of Elkmont,AL died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Athens Rehab and Senior Center, Athens, Alabama. Born Saturday, June 28, 1930 in Athens, AL, she was the daughter of the late Ulver Posey and the late Lizzie Peoples Posey. She is preceded in death by parents, Husband - Clifton Curtis McNeese, Sons: Michael Ray McNeese, and Mickey Lynn McNeese and several brothers and sisters.


Surviving Family Members: 

Sons: Rickey McNeese, Elkmont, AL, Heath McNeese, Athens, AL
Daughters: Brenda Jackson, Elkmont,  Tammy Kennedy, Athens, AL, Tamarie Day, Decatur, AL, Tina McWilliams, Rogersville, AL, Sonya Proctor, Trinity, AL, Loretta McNeese, Fort Stockton, TX 
Brother - James Posey, Elkmont 
Sisters: Juanita McCown, Decatur, AL, Voncile Wales, New Bethel , TN, Carrie Mitchell, Elkmont, Carolyn Mitchell, Elkmont 
18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great granddog.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, AL, at 2:00 PM with Bro. James Swindle officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.

IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR KALYNN FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE - UPDATE

"HOW TO VOTE"
 
You have to go to Miss Rodeo USA FACEBOOK PAGE and like the site before you can vote. AFTER you "like" the site, go HERE and find Kalynn's picture. Click on her picture and "like" will show up at the bottom of her picture. Click on "like" and your vote will be counted for her.

Our Miss Kalynn Clinard will be competing in the Miss Rodeo USA Pageant, January 11-18 in Oklahoma City. One of the pre Miss Rodeo events is the voting for People's Choice award.  Pictures of the contestants will be posted on the Miss Rodeo USA Pageant facebook site and we will be able to vote for Kalynn. You have to go to Miss Rodeo USA facebook page and like the site before you can vote. AFTER you "like" the site, go HERE and find Kalynn's picture. Click on her picture and "like" will show up at the bottom of her picture. Click on "like" and your vote will be counted for her.


New pictures will be posted during that week so we can vote often. This is another chance to vote Elkmont and such a sweet young lady too.  Wishing Kalynn the best of luck in January; hoping for an Elkmont 2015 Miss Rodeo USA Queen.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

Much of life in Elkmont revolves around Elkmont High School  and it is getting ready to close for Christmas Break until January 5. This is the last week before life shifts to home and family from the busy activities of school and youth ball.


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Elkmont Middle School Christmas Tournaments
Admission $5.00 all day 



Elkmont Youth Basketball  5 & 6 Coed
  9 am - Elkmont 2 vs Owens 2 @ Elkmont
10 am - Elkmont 1 vs Creekside 1 @ Elkmont

10 am - Elkmont 3 vs Blue Spring 2@ Blue Springs
 

9 & 10 Boys
  1 pm - Elkmont 2 vs Owens 1 @ Elkmont
 

9 & 10 Girls
  1 pm - Elkmont 1 vs Creekside 2 @ Creekside
 

11 & 12 Boys  
11 am - Elkmont 2 vs West Limestone 1 @ West
Elkmont 3 - Off Day

Belle Chevre  Open House and  Holiday cheer!  Wear your Christmas sweater!

 


 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HOW DID YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE VOTE LAST WEEK?

December 15, 2014
In this MegaVote for Alabama's 5th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur
 

House: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Passage
 

Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Nominations
Editor's Note: The House is not expected to consider further legislative business this year. The 114th Congress will convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur - Vote Agreed to (56-40, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills, thus clearing the measure for the President’s signature.

Sen. Richard Shelby voted NO
Sen. Jeff Sessions voted NO


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Passage - Vote Passed (219-206, 10 Not Voting)

The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills.

Rep. Mo Brooks voted NO

Upcoming Votes
Nominations - The Senate is expected to consider a number of nominations.