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Help restore this courthouse built in 1848. Linden Reporter established 1879 - Marengo Democrat established 1889 - Merged 1911 Volume One Hundred, Thirty-Five Thursday November 6 2014 ,100 per copy Number One Two Sections -- Twelve Pages Published in Linden, Alabama, USA M h ren st footb o, L.inden Hi II d h will uble header Friday, Horns play at noon; Patriots play at 7:00 p. m. Marengo County fans of high school football will get a double header in Linden Friday, Nov. 7. At 12:00 noon, Marengo Academy will host Springwood Academy from east Alabama. At 7:00 p. m., Linden High School will host Chickasaw High School. MA had won eight games and lost one when it beat Jackson Academy 49-0 last Friday night. Linden High had won seven and lost three when it beat 5- A Dora in Walker County last week. The Class 1-A Patriots beat the 5-A school 33-28. Dora had already made its way into the 5-A playoffs. The Class 2-A Longhorns and the Class 1-A Patriots are representing the best in football. According to officials at MA, the visiting Springwood Academy coach would not agree to switch to Thursday night or Saturday night to play. Linden High had already schedule a game for Friday night. So, MA scheduled the game at high noon on Linden Athletic Field. This is a new kickoff time for fans, so fans of both schools can support their compatriots in this double header. Cook catch pass Cason Cook (3) secures a pass in Marengo Academy's stampede over the Jackson Academy Eagles Friday night, Oct. 31. Although Cook was being nailed, teammates Thomas Etheridge (51), Hayden Hall (52), and Tait Sanford (54) converge on the action to hit somebody. The Longhorns plucked the Eagles 49-0. Cook also picked up a fumble and ran it for a 25-yard touchdown. Friday at noon, the Longhorns host Springwood Academy in the first round of the Class AA Alabama Independent School Association playoffs. This early afternoon game will be the first in a double header for area football fans. Linden High will host Chickasaw High in the Alabama Athletic Association Class A playoff at 7:00 p. m. -- Photo by Raycelia Mclntyre Marengo votes Democratic Democrats outvoted Republicans in Marengo County Tuesday, Nov. 4, but Republicans statewide swept into office. Nationwide, Republicans swept the U. S. Senate and took an even larger margin in the U. S. House of Representatives. Alabama, of course, re-elected Jeff Sessions to the U. S. Senate without opposition. Robert Bentley won the governor's race over Parker Griffith, the Democrat, by what pundits have called a landslide. In Marengo, Griffith led Bentley 3,759 to 3,149. Kay Ivey was re-elected Lt. Governor by a large margin, too. Locally, James fields received 3,652 votes to her 3,199. Luther Strange was re-elcted Alabama Attorney general, but in Marengo Joe Hubbard grabbed 3,984 votes to 2,867 for the incumbent. John Merrill won the race for secre- tary of state, but in Marengo, Democrats voted 3,568 for Lula Albert-Kaigler while Merrill received 3,151 votes. For state auditor, in Marengo, Democrats voted 3,564 for Miranda Karrine Joseph to 3,112 for Jim Ziegler, the Republican. Statewide, Ziegler won. Democrat Doug Smith collected 3,514 votes to Republican incumbent John McMillan's 3,164. McMillan won statewide. The other contested elections were about five amendments. They all won statewide. In Marengo County, No. 1 received 3,998 yes vote s to 1,247 no votes. No. 2 received 2,852 no votes to 2,289 yes votes locally. No. 3 won with 3,705 yes votes to 1,800 no votes. No. 4 won with 2,797 yes votes to 2,499 no votes. No. 5 carried the county with 4,134 yes votes to 1,179 no votes. Local offices up for election were won by Democrats in the primaries last spring. Pine Hill invites public to Veterans Day Nov. 11 Chester McConnell, United States Marine Corps veteran will be the speaker at the annual Pine Hill Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 11. His topic will be "Apocalypse Almost -- The Cuban Missile Crisis." The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery on Arnold Drive. McConnell is a Pine Hill native, one of eight children of Emmett and Sweet McConnell. He moved from Pine Hill in 1954 but returns often to visit. He worked with the FBI for four years in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and New Orleans. He attended Livingston University (now University of West Alabama) and enlisted in the Marine Corps on September 1960 after earning his college degree. McConnell completed recruit training at Quantico, Virginia, in December 1960 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He completed offi- cer Basic School in 1961 and served as Pioneer Platoon Commander at Camp Lejeune, N. C. and the Mediterranean Sea area. He was involved in the Cuban Missile crisis during October 1962. After returning to Camp Lejeune, he was promoted as 1st Lieutenant, Company Commander, H&S Company. He left active duty in 1964. He was promot- ed to the rank of Captain and served in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1968. After leaving the Marine Corps, McConnell obtained a Master's Degree at Auburn University. He worked for the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency for nine years and the Wildlife Management Institute for 31 years. McConnell and his wife Dorothy currently live in Spanish Fort. The Veterans Day ceremony will honor those who have served and are currently serving in all branches of the United States Military. Pine Hill Mayor Roberta Jordan will open the ceremony by welcoming all persons who attend, followed by Harold Swearingen leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Tekema Collins will then sing the National Anthem. All veterans in attendance will be recognized by Maynita Weatherly with special acknowledgement of the oldest present. Mattie Wright wilt read the Honorary Roll Call of all Known deceased veterans in Pine Hill. Families of all veterans will also be recognized. McConnell will follow and speak about his experience in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He will also disclose information about the crisis that was kept secret from most citizens for 50 years. Following McConnell's speech Dorothy McConnell will read the poem "The Noble and the Brave" that honors veterans. Pastor Dawn Bond, Pine Hill Methodist Church, will offer the closing prayer. The public is invited to attend. Please bring lawn chairs for seating at this outdoor ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in City Hall. -/STATE BANK 206 South Main St. Member FOIC Linden Methodist ladies plan 60th bazaar at DUMC Wednesday For over 60 years the Demopolis United Methodist Women have held an annual bazaar at the church. This year it will be on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. At this time people from all around the West Alabama area will be visiting to enjoy the food, the fellowship, and the great selections of crafts, gifts, and attic treasures. The chicken salad lunch includes the salad on lettuce, pimento cheese sandwich, pickled peach, chips, and desert. The luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m., but the rest of the rooms will open at 10:00 a.m. sharp. There is a "Take- Out" room for those who are unable to stay and visit with friends. The bake room is probably the most popular of all rooms. Friends can be found standing in line to purchase the home-made caramel, chocolate, and lemon cakes as well as the other cakes, pies, candies, jellies etc. Many frozen home-made casseroles, chilies, soups, etc. are sold straight from the freezer. So these can be used immediate- ly or much later. For several years the silent auction has been a hit with shoppers. Local merchants and church members donate items and services for auction and the one with the high- est bid wins the item. It is hoped that bidders will make a full-value bid because all the monies raised go to mis- sions. In addition to having fellowship together all visitors will be joining The United Methodist Women in being the hands and feet of the Christ we serve because all funds raised wil be used in missions, locally, nationally and around the world. Just a few of the mission projects are: Harriet's House, Shoe Box Ministries, Children's Home, SKIP, Apple Tree Project, Project Merry Christmas, Demopolis Food Pantry, UWA Wesley Foundation, Red Bird Mission, World Hunger, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Nellie Burge Community Center, and many more. The foods purchased at the baza will provide a lot of food for a hungry world. Come Join The Fun! Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 East Decatur Street in Demopolis. i i Sweet Water 334-994-4113: Thomasville 334-636-0036 Linden 334-295-8871 Demopolis 334-287-1300