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Dadeville FUMC plans fall festival

Published 10:42pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

By Betty Hayes

Today, Oct. 21, is the birthday of one of my two preachers: Rev. Bill Love from the First Presbyterian Church. If you know Bill and see him around town today, wish him a happy birthday with a pat on the back or a good handshake. If you don’t know Bill, you’re missing a lot.

Spread the word that our Emergency Management Team, Joe Paul Boone and Rusty Marcell, will be hosting a “Be Ready Day” on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. in the DHS Parking Lot. Both children and adults will receive hands-on training and learn what we can do to prepare for disasters. The goal is to teach the community to be involved, be informed and be ready! For more information, call 256-825-1078 and speak to Rusty. Thanks.

DHS News: Our Dadeville Tigers are still undefeated! They beat Elmore County last Friday night at Eclectic, 31 to 27! It was another blowout! Tomorrow we are playing Beauregard High School at Dadeville, with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Hope many of you will be there to see our Tigers win another football game! Only two to go! Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!

Special event at DHS: A Veterans Day Program will be held on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:45 a.m. in the DHS Auditorium. We’re inviting all veterans and families to attend. If there are any former students from this area who are in the military and home on leave, please come to this program and bring your friends and family members. We’d be delighted to welcome all of you to this special occasion. For questions, call 256-825-7848.

CMS News: Principal Chris Hand wants me to tell you about the Book Fair going on right now at Councill Middle School. Next week will be Red Ribbon Week at CMS. On Thursday, Oct. 28, there will be a school-wide assembly on the subject of “Say No to Drugs,” with Jamaal Oliver as a speaker. He is a fine young pastor in Opelika who graduated from DHS. Every Thursday at CMS is Spirit Day! Sounds like a lot of good projects going on. For questions, call 256-825-2846.

DES News: Veterans Day for DES will be Nov. 9th with reception at noon and program at 1:00 p.m. For questions call 256-825-6811.

Service at the Methodist Church was great last Sunday morning. Rev. Baxter’s message was “Priming the Pump,” which put us all in a spiritual mood. It was the story of Jesus and a woman at the well, drinking “the living water.” This cooler weather brought about wardrobe changes: Baxter in his black robe and the choir (under direction of Barry Reed) was full and charmingly attired in their green and white robes. Organist Carol Smith and Pianist LaNell Black did their usual fine job on the keyboards. Gospel music remains my favorite.

Reminder: the Presbyterian’s 60-year Homecoming celebration is set for October 24 at 11 a.m., with luncheon to follow. If you’re interested in being a part of this homecoming, please contact the church at 256-825-4081.

The Methodist Church’s Fall Festival will be on Saturday, October 30 in the church’s parking lot starting at 7 a.m. For sale will be many different goods: old and new items; Christmas decorations; barbeque sandwiches and snacks; baked goods; woodcrafts, etc. Bring your cash or checkbooks and spend a little time and money with the Methodists! For questions, call Jane Button at 256-825-4404.

The book sale in the Dadeville Public Library’s basement will also be on Saturday, October 30 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. They’ll have everything you could possible want, including fiction, nonfiction, biographies, children’s books, audios, videos, self-help books, cookbooks, old and new books, etc. Only $5 for a big bag of goodies! Can’t beat that anywhere.

Alexander City Arts News: This year’s performances sponsored by the Alex City Arts, Inc. at the BRHS Auditorium have been well attended. The next event is tonight Oct. 21 at 7:30 with a group named Banks & Shane, a musical trio based on the Kingston Trio. You can buy tickets at the door.

2011 performances are: January 6, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, bluegrass gospel music at 7:30; February 7th at the Alex City Methodist Church the group called “Zazz Masters” will perform at 7:30 p.m. The final program for this year will be on March 24th at 7:30 at BRHS Auditorium by the Southern Union Sound, a group of Southern Union State Community College musicians, a high-energy production. All of these shows sound exceptional, and you can always buy tickets at the door. Please call Ron Morgan at 256-234-9806 for questions.

The Brown Bag Fall Series is at the B. B. Comer Memorial Library in Sylacauga. The next lecture is on Oct. 27, a presentation by Ms. Dolores Hydock titled “Batter Up: Stories from outside the strike zone” which promises to be another good one! You can arrive at 11:00 for a light lunch which will be provided, or choose to bring your own lunch and eat with other attendees. For questions, please call 256-249-0961. This series is free-of-charge and always well attended and enjoyed.

More Good News: The total enrollment at Lyman Ward Military Academy in Camp Hill is now 120 cadets! Hooray. I ran into Heather Hornsby, a LWMA employee at Niffers recently and she gave me that good news. I also called Ann Pitts who said things are going very well at the academy. President Jenrette and staff are doing an excellent job of managing the school and we are quite proud of their success. Can’t wait until our Kiwanis Christmas party with the cadets on Dec. 16th.

Repeat News: Rescue K911 in Camp Hill (homeless dogs refuge) is having an important fundraiser and needs help! A company named Berney Office Solutions has offered to let them have their parking lot for AU Tiger’s home games to “rent” out for football parking. Helpers needed between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 23, and Nov. 13. The lot is at the corner of North College and East Glenn Streets, and they need people to help get the cars in by directing the drivers. Ms. Ann Causey, a Rescue K911 volunteer, and another volunteer will work the two entrances, collect the donations and distribute Rescue’s literature. If you can volunteer even for an hour, please call or email Ann Causey at 334-444-0033 or Thanks.

Please remember in your prayers the families of Jimmy Collins and Mary Rose Prather, who have gone to meet their Maker. Continue to pray for our dear friend B. J. Taylor who is recovering from a stroke at the Dadeville Health Care Center. We miss his smiling face around town, but he is improving and will be returning to us.

My thought for today is “The Four Stages of Life”: (1) You believe in Santa Claus; (2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus; (3) You are Santa Claus; and (4) You look like Santa Claus.

See y’all next week.

Betty Hayes is a columnist for The Dadeville Record covering Dadeville.