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Page 2 Thursday, August 21, 2014 lLt- FOR Comments by the editor are opinions, reasons, or recommendations... Send your written and signed opinions to the Editor, P. O. Box 480040. Linden, Alabama 36748 m Pictures from a Hardee's tn Dcuuit, Michigan, show a closed sign on the door. The explanation was, "We have no meet." Public education in the northern states which teach- es esteem instead of knowldege shows how this country is rotting from its core out. We elected a Kenyan orphan president because it would be cool to have a colored man in the white house. This Kenyan has produced a sad situation in engo County. Last week a black family came to :::to n in a rusted out old car with the door windows iic ed an an angle, not movable to shield out any :*rain. ::::::.Tbe little kids on the back seat were hot in the 95 degree heat. If gasoline prices were back down tb below a dol- lar, then the family might be able to buy a better car. In fact, we are sure they would. The prices of every thing they buy would go back down. The high prices are the result of cosily transportation and cosily pro- duction costs. This family's monthly check from the government is the same. the prices of every thing they buy have risen. The sight of the old rusted out car with the odd window positions brings back the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his great depression of 12 years. i!:!!!!:ii!i emopolis is till diddling over dilapidated build' occupy minds at city hall. One is cyber crime. ings. Linden is just diddling. Thomasville is taking action. When we asked whose responsibility is it to keep bricks from falling off the old Levy's building and killing somebody, we learned that since the city ordered the removal of the building, it is the city's responsibility. With only 60% of the building gone, the job is not done. We don't know why the city council sits around and does not order the mayor or Barack Obama to finish the job. Other cities like Demopolis and Livingston get the buildings removed completely. Maybe a sojourn should be in order for Linden City Council. Of course, we realize there are other matters which Itis obvious the airport is not one. : The industrial park is on the minds at city hall and something good is happening there. : It is just that three or four years have gone by since the old Levy's building collapsed. The official legal opinion was that Linden has to go through procedures to get it removed. The old Little Drug building had its roof collapse a year or more ago, now. None of the meetings at city hall have had any recognition of this. Then, if you look, the number of vacant buildings in the area 0f these two dilapidated buildings is grow- ing. Heavens, it appears that Barack Obama is now run- ning Linden like he runs the country! m Since it is still too hot in August for football, we'll kill off a few more young men with concussions, dehydration problems, and bones broken due to mus- cular exhaustion. The Spaniards got it right when th_ey began t/iking siestas in the heat of the day. Since most of i Americans came from or through England, France, : and Germany where it doesn't get hot or as hot as Spain, we don't have siestas. A nice nap at noon would be welcomed, and then we could stay up as late as two or three in the morn- ing. This will rub the British infhenced people the wrong way because they think if we go out at night we might cause trouble. Football games should start after the heat index is down to 70 or in that range, WCd need a siesta before going toa late starting game, and since football is America's religion, all we need is for the NCAA, NFL, etc., to get their players off the practice fields in the heat of the day and let them siesta; we could enjoy the night games. Yet there would be some who Would get in trouble, - wouldn't you, ladies? USPS 153-380 Published every Thursday at The D emocrat-Re~rter at 108 East Editor, Publisher Coats Avenue, Linden, Marengo County, Alabama 36748. Postmaster;.. ..... pleasesendchanges0faddressesto: :i:: :~ :i...~.Or.}, .... ..: P O Box 4800~;Li~r~ Alabama 36748 Tetephtfie334/295~i :;:~ " ' .... ...... : '. ' ' ..... :umce Manager Barbara Linden Reporter established 1879. Marengo Democrat established Quinney 1889. Consolidated 1911 ~ts The Derntx:rat-Reporter. Peri~xticals postage paid at Demopolis, Alabama. . Sports JimDeWitt Subscription prices include sales tax plus postage and handling... ~n .=riga, C,~o. C,o~,~w, S"m=. 6~e,.~e.r~.y, ~,~ PrndnetinnManaoer Henry Waiters and Wilcox Counties, annual subscriptions are $35.00. , ~" ~ ~ ~vu~ .... -~,,?.-~,.-,~ Outside these above noted counties in Alabama,S50.00. .... - p . _,'__ ._"_,__, Outside Alabama $60.001 r0ducuon/ ss stant Angela G00dl0e Sutton Write Letters of Their Opinions .... Send Your Letter to P. O. Box 480040, Linden Alabama 36748 Where did you get facts about Demopolis? August 14, 2014 Dear Goodloe, Sincerely, After reading your editorial in this Tommie Reese Democrat Reporter week paper dated August 14, 2014, I Chief of Police Attn: Goodloe Sutton have one question? City of Demopolis, AI. 108 East Coats Avenue Where do you get your facts? Linden, Alabama 36748 I look forward to hearing from you. EDITOR'S NOTE: Demopolis. Group of employees doesn't want to sue The Democrat-Reporter Box 480040 Linden, Alabama 36748 Letter to the Editor: Nursing Home Employees Speak Out About Article Written in Democrat Reporter The plaintiffs: Shameeka Lewis, Jennifer Bruno, Mary Alvis, Kewanda Madison, Janice Bettis, Barbara Haywood, Alison Sumlin, Patience Daniels, Brittany Perry, Ophelia Beville, Rhonda Portis, Barbara Jackson, Willie Mae Compton, Joyce Simmons, Lakissia Yarn, Monica Ravizee, Janie Washington, Catherine Hildreth, Beth Hall, Jeff Davis, Addy Perry, and Shakendra Rembert. We would like to respond to the arti- cle printed in the Democrat Reporter on 8/13/14 It was never our intent to sue Marengo Nursin~z Home or Alison Glass for no amount of money or for any reason. We were u'nknowingly misled by representation. Our admin- istrator Alison Glass has always put the best interest of our residents and employees first. Most of us have worked in this facility for over 15+ years and there/s no other place that weld rather be. We're very embar- rassed and disappointed that we were named in such a harsh suit against our place of employment and administra- tar. There may be some who disagree been wrongly accused. We also feel with what's being said but again we that Alison Glass and Marengo want to set the record straight and try Nursing Home deserves nothing less to right a wrong that was done to the than an official apology. We're proud innocent parties. Yes, initially we that we have such a wonderful and safe were a part of the suit against Cindy working environment. This small cam- Wallace Rowell and First Bank of munity deserves and needs this nursing Linden Only seeking Justice rendered home. At this time we would like to to Cindy Wallace Rowell for the crime invite you into our newly renovated that she committed and wasn't proper- home where you can actually feel the ly charged and First Bank of Linden love we share here. for not following its rules and policies It's amazing how the person who's Humbly submitted-Plaintiffs seeking Justice ends up being the Wanda Garner, Addy Perry, Brittney accused instead of the other way Perry, Monica Ravizee, Joyce around. We hope and pray that the Simmons, Catherine Hildreth, prior article hasn't reflected on the Patience Daniels, Ruby Williams, great love and care that we give to our Sheneeka Lewis, Keawanda Madison, residents. We feel that MarengoBarbara Haywood, Ophelia Beville, Nursing Home and Alison Glass have Mary Alvis, and Jennifer Bruno. N~W VIPV~O O4~ G" TAT ~ OLD TIMES BY THE LATE JOEL D. JONES ORIGINALLY PUBLISHEDMARCH 9, 1939 -. We want to depart from Old Times just for a little while, and write something about "Present Times". Thursday morning, March 2, 1939, a party composed of Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Camp and Mr. Clemmons of Linden, Joseph Pearson and Old Times of Dixon's Mills, loaded up in a brand new car for a shopping trip down south. Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Camp and Mr. Clemmons on the front seat, we proceeded down Highway 13, and the first town we came to after leaving Dixon's Mills was Thomasville, which we passed through after informing some of the party what town it was. The next town was Grove Hill, which we paid no atten- tion, and passed on down to Jackson, and it looked dull and lonely, we did not halt. After proceeding south a short dis- tance we approached the river, and informing some of the party what river it was, proceeded on southward. A few miles from the river, we came in contact with some bad, wet, and sloppy roads, and after detouring to right, then left, then again right and left, we finally reached Mclntosh, where we found paved roads all the way to Mobile, where we arrived about eleven o'clock. While in Mobile, Mr. Clemmons was pilot, as he knew the town, except the names of the streets We parked our car at the Court House, and Mr. Clemmons found out that we could park there all day without being molested by the officers. We set out tG do our shopping, agreeing to meet back at the car at 2 o'clock promptly. When the appointed time came all met promptly except Mr. Camp, who had strolled off out of sight of the Court House, being lost did not arrive until an hour later, when some friend found him and led him to the car. While Mr. Camp was lost, Mr. Clemmons being uneasy about him, made often calls in an office in the Court House where several beautiful girls were working, inquiring for Mr. Camp, but the girls would inform him that they had not seen him since twelve o'clock. Finally, when the friend led him to the car, we load- ed up Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Camp, on the back seat, Joseph Pearson, Old Times, and Mr. Clemmons on the front seat, we headed onto Government Street to view the Azalea Trail, guided by Mr. Clemmons, we headed towards New Orleans, and on the right in someone's yard, Mr. Clemmons pointed out a small bush of flowers, and any one visiting Mobile we would advise them by all means to see these flowers, it will be worth the trip. We traveled on towards New Orleans, but before reaching the city, we came to Broad Street, under the directions of Mr. Clemmons, we turned to the right along Broad Street which led us into Craft Highway 13, which led us through Tulmanville, Prichard, Chickasaw, and on home- ward. At this time we took stock of our shopping, and we found Mr. Camp purchased one dozen of the variety of little oranges, Joseph Pearson one pack of cigarettes, Old Times, a 5 cent cigar, Mr. Chisholm a new pencil. Mr. Clemmons would not let his purchase be known. We would advise you when you go shopping to go to Mobile, if you want bargains. We found the roads some better on our return trip, and we do not know where all the boys were while in Mobile, one of the The late Joel Desaker Jones party declared the river was running up stream. We arrived home safe and sound, had no wreck, and all agreed we had an enjoyable trip, and promised not to tell any-, thing when we arrived home. How to be miserable is to Sit by the window and look over the way to your neighbor's excellent home, which he recently built, and paid for, and fitted out, saying, "Oh, that I were a rich man." Get angry with your neighbor, and think you have not a friend in the world. Shed a tear or two, and take a walk in e burial-ground, continually saying to yourself, "When shall I be buried here?" Sign a note for a friend and never forget your kindness, and every hour in the day whisper to yourself, "I wonder if he will every pay that note?" Think that every- body means to cheat you. Closely examine every bill you take, and doubt its being genuine until you have put the owner to a great deal of trouble. Put confidence in nobody, and believe everyone you trade with to be a rogue. Never accommodate if you can possible help it. Never visit the sick or the afflicted, and never give a penny to assist the poor. Buy as cheap as you can, and jew down to the lowest cent. Grind the faces and hearts of the unfortunate. Brood over your misfortunes your lack of talents and believe that at no distant day you will come to want. Let the workheuse be ever in your mind, with all its horrors of distress and poverty. Follow these receipts strict- ly and you will miserable to your heart's content if we may so speak; sick at heart and at variance with the world. N,t'r ng will cheer or encourage you, nothing throws a gleam of sunshine or a ray of warmth into your heart. I have a letter from a party in Texas that wishes the dates of the deaths of Samuel H. Rogers and Foster B. Terrell who died in Marengo County years ago. I am very sorry that 1 cannot give the exact dates but I find from Masonic records that they both died in the spring of 1883 at Dayton. On June 25th, 1883, Marengo Lodge No. 28, appointed R. A. Morgan, L'.W. Reeves and T. J. Archer, as a committee to write resolutions on both of their deaths. The resolution of the death of Mr. Rogers in part says: "Resolved, That Marengo Lodge No. 28, regards the death of Brother Rodgers as a great loss to its membership and organization; a sad calamity to his family and the community in which he resided." The resolution on the death of Mr. Terrell in party says: "Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from the walks of men our brother, Foster B. TerreU, and whereas, in his death, this lodge has lost one of its most zealous mem- bers-a master workman-endeared to the youth of our country; a conscientious educator, and community man for whose learning, piety and quiet deportment they had the most pro- found regard. That the world has lost a good citizen who had endeavored to prepare himself for the manifold duties of life and in an unobtrusive manner sought to meet them." So long until next time. ./