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Page -,-- Abo'.t Aii West Alaomna 00tte 00emo=00ti-00eporier Thursday, November 6, 2014 Marengo High Alumni Association First Annual Membership Drive The Marengo High School Al'umni Association (MHSAA) began its first annual membership drive November 1, 2014. All alum- ni, former students, faculty/staff, and community supporters are invited to join us in making a difference at Marengo High School and in the community. The member- ship drive will run from November 1 - December 31, 2014. Our mission is: "ro support Marengo High School's goals and strengthen the ties between alumni, the commu- nity, and Marengo High School." As an alumni associ- ation, we want to foster hope and open our students up to a whole world of opportunities. By becoming a member of the MHSAA, you are investing in the future of our students and Marengo High School. The MHSAA plans to sponsor events such as science fairs, college & career fairs, aca- demic & professional semi- nars, classroom assistance pro- grams, and tutoring/mentoring programs. There will also be events sponsored to help cre- ate a closer bond between MHS and the community. A main focus of the MSHAA is to establish a scholarship fund for deserving seniors who plan to further their education. The MSHAA will assist the school in any capacity needed. Anyone who joins by December 15, 2014 will receive the early bird special of $20 for the annual member- ship fee and will be considered a charter member of the MHSAA. After December 15, 2014 the annual membership fee will be $25. In addition to the annual membership, the MSHAA is also proud to offer lifetime memberships for a one-time fee of $100 to any- one who is interested. Members will receive a mem- bership card, discounts to any alumni association sponsored events, and the MHSAA Newsletter, which will be pub- fished quarterly. Our motto is: "Bridging the Gap One Step at a Time." So, the MHSAA encourages everyone to join and help make a difference. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a member contact Otis Grayson at (334)-301-9274 or otislgrayson @ yahoo.corn and LaToya Allen at (210)-565- 9290 or allenkamyrun@gmail.com. Membership requests can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 350 Dixons Mills, AL 36736. ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS Pansies Add Color to Fall Gardens Kathryn Friday Marengo County Extension One plant that has become a Staple in many Alabama gar- dens is the pansy. The pansy is a popular bedding plant because it adds instant color to a garden and has a pleasing fragrance. They bloom fall, winter, and spring. Pansies are easy to grow and are resistant to most diseases and pest dam- age (but not deer). Pansies grow best when night temperatures are below 65 degrees, which makes them ideal for fall gardens. Blooms will last until temperatures get hot in April. They can survive temperatures as low as 2 degrees F in winter. The foliage is medium green with oval or heart- shaped leaves. Although pan- sies can be grown from seed, most of us buy them in fiats at local stores. One reason I love pansies is their variety. They come in colors from bright yellow to red, to blue, to pink to deep purple. There are solid col- ored pansies and pansies with faces. There are blooms 1 inch across and some that are near- ly 4 inches. Generally, pan- sies with smaller flowers tol- erate heat and adverse grow- ing conditions better than the large flowered type. From the tiny Johnny jump up in yellow and purple to the large Majestic Giant, there is a September Marriages Sixteen couples received marriage licenses for the month of September. They were: Quentin Cordero Bouler, 25 of Dixons Mills and Lateisha Yvonne Walls, 24 of Demopofis; Willie Albert Bonier, 42 and Sylvia Renica Tucker, 30 both of Magnolia; Van Brown, III, 31 and Hannah LeeKita Simmons, 43 both of Demopolis; Thomas Maurice Desroches, 27 and Tiffany Faye Fetzer, 20 both of Demopolis; Karl Whitfield Duke, 39 and Donna Michelle Edgin, 41 both of Lavergne, Tn; Demarcus Lamont Files, 23 and Dominique Darkel Tucker, 26 both of Magnolia; Antoine Lemar Fisher, 44 of Linden and Edna Lashone Oodfrey, 40 of Huntsville; Collin Monroe Hall, 21 of Linden and Heather Leigh Parson, 21 of Demopolis; Derrick Denarder Howard, 29 of Gallion and Gemia Geniece Collins, 28 of Enterprise; James Frederick Keeley, 33 and Monica Noel Upchurch, 30 both of Demopofis; James William Manning, 56 of Demopolis and Regina Kay Phillips, 55 of Birmingham; Travis Bradford Ray, 21 and Alexandra Nicole Collier, 19 both of Troy; Steve Andrew Smith, 50 and Tomika Lattice Armstead, 39 both of Demopolis; Benjamin Bruce Turberville, 24 and Stacie Brooke Davis, 25 both of Thomasville; Wesley James Watts, 23 and Kristi Lynn Bracknell, 22 both of Demopolis; Michael Bernard Westmoreland, 61 and Yris Margarita Jimenez Vasquez, 49 both of Forkland. Chickasaw00 Come in and visit us. (334) 295-1104 South Shiloh Street Linden, Alabama *' color and size to suit every personality and landscape. Some choose to plant one color; others, like me, mix them. Pansies can be planted now. Plant them at about the depth they are growing in the packs or just slightly higher. Don't plant them too deep, with soil covering the stem. They love to grow in full sun, but they will grow and bloom in part shade. Like any other plant, pan- sies are going to do better if the soil is well prepared before planting. Choose a location with well-drained soil. Pansies don't like wet feet. Before planting, water the plants well while still in the containers. Dig a shallow hole about twice as wide as the packet the pansies are in for each plant. Make sure the hole is wide enough that the roots won't be cramped. Space plants about six inches apart. Place in the holes with the planting medium sur- rounding the roots intact. Cover with garden soil and thoroughly water the plants. Mulch around the plants to conserve moisture. Fertilize sparingly. Pansies do not need heavy fertiliza- tion. They also prefer a low pH soil. In Demopofis you might consider a raised bed or pot. I like to plant pansies in large pots on my deck and patio. They add a really nice bit of color all winter. They can be planted in flower beds to add color throughout the winter. Try planting a large group in just one color. This can be a dramatic statement in your landscape. The only difficulty I have with pansies is pulling them up in the spring when I pre- pare beds for other annuals. Camp Ground Brunswick Stew Dinner, selling, Nov, 8 Camp Ground United .Methodist Church is having a Brunswick stew dinner and also selling stew at their Fellowship Hall on November 8, 2014. Dinner will be at 12:00 p.m. Free Will dona- tions wiLl be accepted. Stew will be sold by the gallon for $25.00 and by the quart for $7.00. To order call 295- 5995. If no answer, please leave your name, number and order. We will call you back to confirm your order. Orders will be taken until November 6, 2014. Orders can be picked up at the Fellowship Hall between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. We are located on Hwy. 69, between Myrtlewood and Nanafalia. Everyone is invit- ed to come, enjoy the dinner, fellowship and buy some stew to take home. Please call your orders in early, this helps them to know how much to cook. Thank you. Simmons Clinic Family Medicine 100 E Cahaba Ave, Linden John C. Simmons, MD, FACS Deirdre Aycock, FNP-BC, CRNP 334-295-0170 IS YOUR HULTH PLAN HEALS? Call Atfa for supptementat Health Insurance. Open Enrollment Ends December 7 Contact Your Local Alfa Agent or Call 1-800-392-5705 r R DAYS GONE BYE...BY TOM BOGGS Ho, Ho, Ho Said Buddy Bley Chullun and grown folks alike have some pretty high falooting entertainment these days, but please go with me now to a simpler time, and then tell me if that was not a pretty good time. I recall Gloria Nichols and Buddy Morgan used to do some fine singing back in the fifties around these parts, and especially at the annual Linden Fiddlers' Conventions held at the gym Shucks, every now and again they'd even have a fiddler or two, but there were other entertaining acts. My teammate and buddy, Jimmy Roberts and I used to harmonize...well mouth the words anyhow as we'd be riding around with Mack Nichols, Jerry Kirkham and Moose Glass. We got encouraged to enter a talent show at the gym one night, and I reckon the world will never know just what it missed when we chickened out at the last minute. Fifteen years ago or so, I had the chance to carry on a conversation with a fel- low by the name of Phillip Rumore, and when I asked him if he were kin to THE...yep, Joe Rumore, turned out that was his daddy. Now, not too awful many of y'all can identify with hanging around an old AM radio set listening to a country disk jockey on WVOK radio in Birmingham, but I sure did. O1' Joe carded on with the likes of his brother, Duke and Rive and Rave and the Sunny Valley Gang. Joe would broadcast from his own basement a heap of times, and all of a sudden he'd say, "Honey." He'd be talking to his wife upstairs. "Honey, I know you're lis- tening. Would you bring me a cup of that good Red Diamond coffee?" Joe never called my house, but I listened on account of it you answered with the words "Joe Rumore" you were apt to win some money. I still miss his down home voice. All of us did gather around a big o1' AM radio before we had a television, and even after since we only picked up one station on that TV anyhow. There was some music on AM, but there was more than that. There were soap operas, comedy, adventure and great commercials. They advertised interwov- en socks, Barbasol, lava soap, and Rinso as well as Chestefield smoke dream commercials. I've come in from school many afternoons, and lis- tened to "The Shadow" "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" and "Sky King." Many adventures, but also comedy such as "Amos 'n Andy", "Jack Benny" and one program with a charac- ter by the name of Senator Claghorn. Now, closer on to home, a World War II pilot came to Demopolis and set up a -country radio station with the call letters WXAL, and it radiated even south of the Bogue except after dark when the wattage decreased. I will never for- get us coming from Linden to Demopolis to visit kin- folks, and listening to Santa Claus himself read letters from kids. The truth of the matter was that the Saint Nick of WXAL was really the voice of Buddy Bley, who had a distinctive voice like Joe Rumore. I remember talking with Buddy after I was grown, and telling him I still got a warm feeling from heating him read a letter, and then saying, "Well, I believe O1' Santa Claus might be able to do something about that." Back to the Fiddlers' Conventions and local Talent Shows, we'd all get a big laugh out of watching men from the town line up behind the curtain with just their hairy legs showing, and get judged as to which one had the best looking or worst looking set of legs. Yep, I was a httle embar- rassed at the time, but my daddy won hands down for the worst looking legs one night. There were Womanless Weddings with a bride being Big Jimmy Hall and the groom being little Jasper Tucker. Back up in Demopolis Woody Dinning used to steal the Kiwanis Club Variety show all dressed up in one of Polly's dresses, and down in Sweetwater, you'd think the entire building was filled with birds as Mr. Clearly sent his whistling from wall to wall. Hey, as we approach this wonderful holiday season why don't you do what you can, in your own way, to spread some old fashioned cheer in the neighborhood. Shoot, you might even try singing a song. I love to sing even if my singing is sorta like my homemade barbeque sauce. Never know how its goner turn out. Ho, ho ,ho, and thanks for the memories Buddy Bley and Joe Rumore. J iiiiiiii}ii!}iiiiiii}}: (]E') YOtR tIOME READY FOR I'ltI! |{OI.ID YS "Buy 2 gallons of Royal or Clark & Kensington*00 paint and get 1 free*". Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9, 2014 *Limit 2 flee gallons totaL, mix and match brands. , ................................................................................ ...............................................................  q.i ,! tti :: Apply Today! Vislt www.acerewardsvis)t,com/nt93110 tialt  ...... ....  : "  or see >,out Itul participating Ace Rewards; retailer f,r : i : "   l]ll naore details. B   :l  ' ,,Jl . .......  , tile card i available u) t]lited Sttttt' tsJies(* oil] }" Gardner Ace Hardware 1 137 S. 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