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Page 4---- About All West Alabama Thursday, October 30, 2014 Burge, Mc n Blr. andBlrs Brandon Reith BlcGowan ding Emily Rebecca Burge and Alabama. Brandon Keith McGowan Given in marriage by her were married on October 2 at father, the bride wore a Sterling Castle with her father, dropped waist beaded and Everett Earl Burge, Sr. offici- embroidered ivory gown of ating the 5 p.m. lakeside dou- satin and ruched organza with ble ring ceremony, a sweetheart neckline. The Immediately following the multilayered mermaid silhou- ceremony the couple added ette ended in a train. Her wed- their special lock to a decora- ding veil was full of tulle with tive fence and threw the key a pearl and rhinestone decora- into the lake. A seated dinner tive edge. and dance followed at the The bride was attended by Castle which is located in her sisters Ruth Ellen Burge Shelby, Alabama. Perdido Key, Florida and The bride is the daughter of Melissa Gray of Los Angeles, Mr. and Mrs. Everett ('Rett) California. Burge of Stuttgart, Arkansas. The groomsmen were the She is the granddaughter of brothers of the groom, Blake Naomi Ruth Kilpatrick and McGowan, Best Man, and late Alvin Kilpatrick of Brent McGowan. Everett Earl Monroeville and Mr. and Mrs. Burge, Jr. served as usher. Earl Burge of Linden. After a wedding trip inchd- The groom is the son of .ing Miami and the ports in the Mrs. Carolyn Klinglesmith of Caribbean, the couple will Vermont and Mr. and Mrs. reside in Minneapolis, Steve McGowan of Gadsden, Minnesota. ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS | DAYS GONE BYE...BY TOM BOGGS Heroes And Heroines We have % I've spent many an hour as a boy in Now, in this life we have disagree- up there with John Wayne himself. the darkened Diane Theater in Linden ments as to who is heroic or not. Dr. Why you reckon Jackie Kennedy and living the life of Tex Ritter, Tarzan and Martin Luther King was an underdog Princess Di were heroines to the so many others saving the day, but I can who took on the establishment and led world...women and men alike? Well, if also remember sho nuff heroes during change. Big change. Whatever your pol- you think on it, they transported our the Big War. Sir Winston Churchill itics, he qualified as distinguished, minds and spirits right straight to King stood for something over in the British We cling to our own champions. Can Arthur's Court in Camelot, and we Isles, and he made folks stand up for you recall when Roger Marls hit 61 could almost seeand feel surrounded by themselves. My aunt Hazel Cooper even home runs in 1961, and eclipsed the old Knights in shinning armor and Ladies in had a Cocker Spaniel named Churchill, record? He was not hailed as a hero waiting. We all crave a certain amount of but in case you didn't know there were across the board because too many fans that, and we grab hold of it when we can short memories in England, and Winnie were still clinging to the Sultan of Swat from bigger than life heroes as well as was not reelected as Prime Minister after and homerun king, Babe Ruth.from hometown champions and con- the peace was won. About 16 or 17 years ago Senator querors. We Americans had our own first class John Glenn was accorded the honor of I often reflect on times when as a heroes such as Douglas MacArthur, riding in a new fangled space craft as a young boy on a Linden Friday night George Patton, Audie Murphy and John passenger even though he was way to before I donned a football uniform Wayne. The Duke was the only one of old to suit up as an astronaut. America myself walking alongside my Linden that four who was not a real soldier, but still remembered his being our first man Red Devil heroes as their cleats clattered he used the silver screen to convince us in space. I clearly remember when the on the blacktop on their way from the that all Americans were heroes along Russians put Sputnik into space, but we gym to the old boarded football field. I with him. I had the good fortune to meet Americans soon overtook the Ruskies in held my shoulders back and strutted just John Wayne over at Ft. Benning on the that arena, which made us personally a bit because I was in the company of set of the Green Belets. I couldn't get feel like heroes and heroines, my personal champions like Kenneth my words up out of my throat when he How many of you were panting for Green, Don Pepperhorst, Tommy Short, walked over, stuck out that big hand, and some fellow on a white horse to come Spickey Chadwick and that man among in John Wayne talk said, "Well, how you along after this country lost world pres- men, Coach Billy (WalleD) Quinney. doing, Lieutenant?" tige under President Jimmy Carter? I reckon if the ones of us still around We like the underdog, too. That's why ROnnie Reagan came riding out of the nowadays just remember the past and blind and deaf Helen Keller appealed to west, just as he had in picture shows, and set our minds to standing for what's right our hearts, and why our Charles Rentz promptly gave back what Americans as Winston and them did...well, we're inspired the people he met. They both cannot live without. PRIDE! I saw bound to have some heroes and heroines did things they were not supposed to be President Reagan make a speech in pop up somewhere and give us pride and able to accomplish. Washington one time. Almost compared goose bumps once more. Kathryn Friday search for food they dig holes sible solution. Baits include The only ultimate control is Marengo Count3' Extension up to three inches wide and 5 nightcrawlers, frozen crickets, shooting them. Within the inches deep. They uproot or over-ripe fruit such as city limits of a town or city, In Alabama we are blessed flowers and other vegetation bananas or apples. These this is not a solution because with a diversity of wildlife- and can cause severe damage traps are more effective when shooting a firearm is often deer, turkeys, squirrels, fish, to lawns and gardens. We "wings" or wooden plank against city ordinance. If you birds, etc. These people love. found where one had dug up boards are added to funnel the live out in the county, this However, not all wildlife is an entire cactus plant in our animal into the trap. might be a solution for you. looked upon with great favor, yard yesterday. Remember, though, that ant- Armadillos have an open Some are problems. One of Controlling armadillos is mals trapped in live traps must hunting season and thus are those problems is the nine tough since they are nocturnal be terminated and must not be not protected in any way. The banded armadillo or"possums creatures. There are few transported and released in problem here is that armadil- on the half shell" as the old options to controlling them. another area. If you cannot los are active at night- all Mississippi comic referred to Since they feed on inverte- bring yourself to kill trapped night. They just refuse to set a them. They wander into your brate in the ground, the first armadillos, this is not a solu- schedule for you to follow. yard at night and dig holes step is eliminating the food tion for you. You also have to light an area everywhere. They are a nut- source in the area. However, If damage is isolated to a to find them. sance and very hard to get rid ridding the soil of all insects, garden area, an electric fence I wish I had an easy answer of. earthworms, and grubs may may be an effective form of for those having problems Armadillos are burrowing not be practical and can harm control. A single strand 3 to 4 with armadillos. I remember animals. They root about in the landscape. Earthworms, inches off the ground should the first one I ever saw, and it the ground searching for for example, are extremely be sufficient, was in a zoo. Who knew they grubs, earthworms, and beneficial to your lawn and There N6 no chemicals cur- would become such a nut- insects. They also feed on ten- garden, rently listed for armadillo con- sance in Alabama? der roots of plants. As they Live traps are another pos- trol. Marengo Academy Honor Roll First Nine Weeks 'A' Honor Jordan, Hannah Freeman, Roll: Robert Gibbs, Daniel McCray, Fourth Grade: Logan Kimberly Parker, Cameron Griffith, Addison Gunter,Peppenhorst, Camilla Tutt and Riley Overstreet, Elliot Robert Tutt Simmons, and Ness Smith Eleventh Grade: Victoria Fifth Grade: Camilla Belcher Emmons, Ann Marie Martin, Twelfth Grade: Anna Makenzie Moore, and Michael Crocker, Alston Ashleigh Overstreet Dinning, Andrea Edmonds, Sixth Grade: Austin Kyle Friday, Hayden Hall, Griffith, Riley Newton, Payne Haley Mitchell and Wallace Smith, Holden Walker, and Tutt Abriena Williamson First Nine Weeks 'A and B' Seventh Grade: Taylor Honor Roll: Jordan, Tate Jordan and Mary Fourth Grade: Landon Grace Sheffield Agee, NicholasBallad, Eighth Grade: Jessica Nicholas Duren, Keaton Flowers, Claudia Peppenhorst Grace Gunter, Cloie Henry, and Davis Petrey Braden Mascarella, Andrew Ninth Grade: Hudson Schroeder, and Elizabeth Vick Breckenridge, Brittan Davis, Fifth Grade: Trent Barley, Emily Freeman and Maverick Cooper Dixon, Colston Fultz, Ratcliff Parker Phillips, Sierra Tenth Grade: Rebekah Ratcliff, EmilySchroeder, and Antonelli, Weldon Aydelott, Trinity Wilkinson Austen Day, Mary DrakeSixth Grade: Sage Hale, Fall Decorations are Here! Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes, Hay and Mums New crop sweet potatoes, shelled peas and beans, vine ripe tomatoes, fresh produce! Don't forget collard and turnip greens! Back 40 Produce S. Cedar St, Demopolis Mon - Sat: 8.'00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 334-289-5543 Blake Hale, Raegan Pritchett, Jayden Reeves, Isabella Reid, and Kenzie Smyly Seventh Grade: William Drake, Adrienne Griffith and Montana Vick Eighth Grade: Alex Owens,Grant Tate, Cole VicL Charlie Vickers and Paul Yates Ninth Grade: Cody Cobb, Laura Griffith and Erin Hal! Tenth Grade: Mason Alt, DJ Nettles, Macey Petrey and Collin Sheffield Eleventh Grade: Austin Eatmon, Malorie Hall, Andrew Martin, Mary Alice Moore, Zac Murphy, Natalie Parker, Daniel Pritchett, Amber Ray, Madison Walker and Amber Wilkinson Twelfth Grade: Taylor Johnson and Lanren Osburn FAX Service 1205 US Hwy 80 East Demopolis, AI Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.n - 6:00 p.m. Two Rivers Arts to host low country shrimp boil The Two Rivers Arts ***All money raised from Council is having a low coun- the low country boil will be try shrimp boil on Saturday, used to help purchase outdoor November 1, 2015. We are music instruments for selling plates for $10 and each Riverside Park (next to the plate includes Greene County city landing). Farm Raised Shrimp, pota- If you would like to buy a toes, corn, sausage and a low country boil plate, call drink. Plates can be picked up Morgan or Kelley at the on Saturday, November 1 library -289.1595 or ask any between 11 a.m.-I p.m. from Two Rivers Arts Council the First United Methodist Board member. Church in Demopolis. Simmons Clinic Family Medicine 100 E Cahaba Ave, Linden John C. Simmons, MD, FACS Deirdre Aycock, FNP-BC, CRNP No rep~senta~on ~s made hat ~e q~iity d legal s@.,ices to be performed is greater ~han t~e qual~' of legal sewices provided by other ta,,',?ers, Come in and visit us. (334) 295-1104 TDD# 1-800-548-2546 South Shiloh Street Linden, Alabama O~f~lRFdl~ Marengo Now Auto Parts open! Come see Pat or Tim for all your Automotive needs! Marengo Auto 1 1 1 1 South Main Street, Linden Sat Open Mon-Friday 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon l0 L~S. BC~Y PORK SPARE RIBS $21.90 WEEK'S SPECIALS THESE PRICES GOOD OCTOBER 29 THROUGH NOVEMBER 4 CT (2 2 CP_ ) .~ LBS. ~,RE.~O C H 1 C K E PILLSBURY I NUGGETS BISCUitS i $9.95 $5.79 ! Bu-< , c,~-~ : ,