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Our E-Mail Address Is: democrat @ fayette, net i Feb. 20, 2002 Phone 695-7029 P.O. Box 587, Vernon, AL 35592 rv00t 50. 00ttc Red;lOm, eekooolY 1111 Lamar Countians "The Weekly Read Daily" Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept yes ent Building Sunday Afternoon In 106th Year, No.21 i Sheriff's Department Cracks Down On Drue And Alcohol Crimes :k response of the anteer Fire Dept. llview Apartment Unday afternoon. Story building with had flames rough the roof when )ersonnel arrived The fire was ught under control trained ;roup. late Sun- No estimate of 'as available, The tained to one room. not been deter- s owner, !ns, COmmended the their quick re- ay afternoon. tQID Q ID OII* IMD Q OO 11,6,11l Pantry From 1 to 12 Pantry will be 1st through the Is not due to lack of a staffing conflict. will re-open normal hours, day, and Fri- phone number is a cell phone,712- Pantry served 113 Since its 19, 2001, ithas fie. This was the generous contributions from churches, individuals, and businesses. You are invited to visit The Food Pantry for a tour or to re- quest help. The Food Pantry does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or creed. The Food Pantry is a mission of Corinth Baptist Church and 100 percent of all donations go to help the needy. Poems From Vernon Residents Sought Write a poem and win the $1,000.00 grand prize! Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a new poetry contest, open to every- one. There is no entry fee, and nothing to buy. To enter send one poem of 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, PMB126, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. Or enter on-line at "This is our big contest of the year," says Executive Director Mark Schramm. "We trust our prizes will encourage new po- ets to share their talent. We de- light in discovering new poets and think that Vernon has its share of talent to draw from." The deadline for entering is March 19, 2002. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. Editors reserve the right to pub- lish winning poems online. Coin Club To Meet Thursday, Feb. 21 At 7:00 pm The Lamar Coin Club will meet Thursday night, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. The club meets at the Community Center in Ver- non, AL back of The Vernon Market. The public is invited and everyone present is a member. Admission is $1.00 to help pay the rent of the building. If you are looking for some- thing really different you will find all kinds of coins auctioned to the highest bidder at this meeting. For more information call Howard Reeves at 695-7029. Clearer Vision Each year more sand escapes from the hourglass of life, arm this leaves a clearer vision. -- Van Amburgh. Brady-C0ilin Stanford Memorial Scholarship Formed We are pleased to announce the formation of the Brady- Collin Stanford Memorial Scholarship. Information and applications can be picked up at the L.C.H.S. guidance office. Any donations can be made at Citizens State Bank in Vernon. on Kindergarten Celebra lOOth Day Of School classes at y eel- day of school. began several each class for the type .Wanted. Their ice cream, :he kinder- participated in the releasing 100 helium bal- loons in font of the school. Each balloon carried a message asking the finder to call or write the school and report the where- abouts of the balloon. Three balloons have been reported at this time. One was found on a golf course in Hayden, Ala- bama. A second balloon was found near Cleveland. A third balloon was found in Belton, South Carolina The Kindergarten children and teachers would like to ex- press their thanks to The Petal Patch, and all of the kindergar- ten parents who helped to make this fun activity possible. Pictured are I to r: John Walker- Jailer, Terry Perkins- Sheriff and Leland Shaw - Jail Administra- tor. They were pouring out alcohol and burning the drugs that they had accumulated over the past few years. News From City Hall By Rose Marie Smith Swimming Pool: The City of Vernon is pleased to announce that we have been granted a $25,000 grant through ADECA 'or repair of the Vernon City Pool. In addition to this money, Marathon Equipment has pledged $20,000 for this project. Unofficially, we under- stand that the Hospital Trust Fund will also award $5,000 to this effort. Although the pool roject could cost as much as 100,000, we are well on the way. We are making other ap- plications for the additional money. We are confident that we will be able to do the renova- tions necessary to have the pool operational this summer. In this time of insecurity and economic instability, we are particularly grateful to those who have helped us to secure this fund- ing: Ed Furnari and Marathon Equipment, State Senator Roger Bedford, Representative Will- iam Thigpen, Governor Don Siegelman, and Lamar County Hospital Trust Fund. Street Paving: We have also received notification of a $50,000 grant for paving in Vernon. This money will come to us through the Alabama De- partment of Transportation. Vernon is joining with the count3 on a paving project on Beave: Creek Road, which runs int( Vernon. In addition, severa other streets need attention some due to the fact that the, have been cut. We are gratefu to Senator Roger Bedford fo helping secure this funding o $50,000. We will plan to use some of out street fund money for these projects, as well. Sidewalk Projec Please pardon the mess during the con- struction of the sidewalks. If you have problems which need to be addressed you may call Burt Hankins, at Hankins Engineer- ing. Also, W.W. Dyar is in charge of the project. This is a long awaited project. We began, many years ago, applying for funding for this work. We feel the sidewalks will add to the value of property, will enhance the appearance of the city, and will provide access. We look forward to the completion of this project. Nothing New Cannibal King: "What am I having for lunch?" Cook: "Two old maids." Cannibal: "Ugh! Left overs again." Miss Alabama 2001 Visited The Rose Club Miss Alabama 2001, Kelly Jones, was honored guest and speaker at the February 11,2002 Rose Club meeting in Vernon. The visit to the Rose Club was made possible through Exclu- sively Ann Northington Inc., by the CEO's Kevin and Wendy Northington. Exclusively Ann Northington Inc. (EAN Inc.) is the formal wear sponsor of Miss Alabama's formal wear ward- robe during her year reign. EAN Inc. is a wholesale design com- pany selling exclusive pageant, prom and special occasionwear to retail stores world wide. All in attendance enjoyed a lovely luncheon and then an inspiring speech given by the guest of honor, Miss Alabama 2001 Kelly Jones. M:s. Evelyn Oakes Was Awarded A Certificate Of Appreciation For Helping Aid The Success Of The Gomdtcal Society Pictured left to right are: standing-Alisyn Hayes, Ashley Hayes and Melissa McDaniel; and sitting- Dianne Woods, Evelyn Oakes and Jean CmT. The Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library and the Lamar County Genealogical Society to show our appreciation for all her help in cstablishitag and conti nuing the work of the Genealogical Siety have awarded Mrs. Evelyn Oakes with a certificate of appreciation. The cetaificate, signed by Mayor of Vernon Rose Marie Smith, the Li- brarian Melissa McDaniel, and the Library Board member and Soci- ety member Jean Cam was presented to Mrs. Oakes, February 18, 2002. Present were Evelyn Oakes, Jean Cam Dianne Woods, Me- lissa McDaniel, and Evelys great-ganddaughtm, Ashley and Alisyn Hayes.