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Page 2 THE LAMAR DEMOCRATAND SULL1GENT NEWS "The Weekly Read Daily" Wednesday, September 28-;,2011 i Vernon Masonic Lodge Meets 2nd Tuesday Of Each Month The Vernon Masonic Lodge 389, 126 7th St. NW, Vernon, AL 35592, meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. All Masonic Brothers are welcome to attend For more information on Masonry or an application for member- ship, contact Carl Thornton 205-698-7032, Randall Harrison 205-695-9128 or Larry DuBose 205-695-9504. OOO000000000000 Girl Scout Signup For Lamar County Girl Scout Signup time for September 29 South Lamar Lunchroom at 6: 30. All girls ages 5-17 are wel- come to join! For more info call 205-712-3874. ooeooooooeooooo Winning Losers Weight Loss Group To Meet Winning Losers is a non- profit weight loss support group that meets weekly in the Fayette Medical Center in the small board room. Winning Losers meets every. Thursday, weigh-in is at 5:30 and the meeting is from 6:00-6:30. The cost is $5 every month. For more information call 598- 3844 or 932-6269. OOOeOoOOoOOoeoo 2012 Community Calendar Nebo United Methodist Women's Group is compiling the 2012 Community Calen- dar. This is an annual event. The community calendar has birthdays and anniversaries listings. They can also be "in memory" of meone. The list- ings are $.50 each and the cal- endars are $3.00 each. If you would like to par- ticipate please call 695-6778 or 712-9775. Please provide the month, day and name of each listing - whether it is a birthday or anniversary, and if itis in memory. OoeeeOrOOOOIIIOO TOPS News The Sulligent Chapter of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) is still going strong with several new members joining in the last few months. The chapter now has 20 members--4 men, 15 women and 1 teenager. They are es- pecially proud of one memr who joined in March and has already lost over 25 lbs. TOPS always has a fun contest in progrdss along with comical skits about sensible eating habits, exercise, etc. They meet each Monday from 4-6 p.m. and invite you to stop by for a free visit. For more information, call 698-9670 or 698-9609. $$OOOO00OOO0000000 Notice Flu Shots Available Flu Shots are now available at the Lamar County Health Department in Vernon. For appointment call 695-9195. O0000OOOOOqI, oqIooo$o00 Cooper Reunion The Cooper Reunion will be October 2 at the Detroit Rescue building. Come enjoy the food, family and friends. Greer'Bank'l00ead Project Booth We will have a booth at Old Fashion Day, Saturday, October 1. Stop by for information about the Greer Bankhead House, plans for its restora- tion, stories about the Bankhead family, and how you can support the house's pres- ervation. Be a part of saving Lamar County history ! We'll see you there! IDCARDS Color Photo ID Cards made while you wait for only $15.00. (Unofficial - The Ixmar Demo- crat) Palmetto Bluegrass Festival Friday, October 14th starting at 3:00p.m, - 9:00 p.m. admission $8.00. Saturday, October 15th starting at 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. admission $10.00 or $15.00 for both days. Proceeds will go to the Unity Grove UMC Building Fund. Unity Grove Campground is located 8 miles North of Re- form, ALjust offHwy 17, on County Road 3. Featuring: Crimson Grass, Northport, AL; Dixie Blue- grass Boys, Athens, AL; The Chris McCool Family, Gordo, AL; Knee Deep in Bluegrass, Amory, MS; Palmetto Blue- grass, Palmetto, AL: The Tim McCool Family, Gordo, AL; The Carroll Family, Gallant, AL; The Honea Family, Northport, AL; The Cagle Family, Double Springs, AL; Lewis & The High Mountain Boys, Fulton, MS and others. Special appearance by The Soggy Bottom Boys. DOOR PRIZES ! DOOR PRIZES! DOOR PRIZES! Food and bathrooms avail- able. Lots of seats provided or bring your lawn chair. (NO CAMPING ON SITE) Vendors on Saturday ONLY, $25.00 a space, call 205-375-2902 or 205-609- 7757 to reserve space. OOOOOOOOOOOOOO S0uth lamar Sch001 Celebrates 25 00bars In honor of South Lamar School's 25th year, all past and present teachers and staff are invited to the October 7, Lynn vs. South Lamar game where they will be recognized at half- time. There will be a sign-in ta- ble at the entrance gate on the home side and the Jr. class will provide refreshments in the lunchroom for retired teachers and staff. Please contact South Lamar School at 205-662- 4411 or Mashella Crowley at 205-712-0923 and let them know whether you will be able toattend. OeOOeOOOooOoeeo Crews UMC Pecan & Walnut Fundraiser The women of Crews United Methodist Church are taking orders for pecan halves, medium pieces, and English walnuts in I lb. bags of shelled nuts. To order, call Catherine Roberts at 698-8463, Shirley (Moore) Ward at 698-0066, Carol May at 698-8041, Billie Joyce Pitts at 698-8345, Wanda King at 698-8588 or contact any lady of the church. They appreciate your help with this project which funds sev- eral community activities as well as local need/support. OOOOOOOOelPOOOOO Gospel Concert At Belk Them will be a gospel mu- sic concert at Belk Commu- nity Center on Thursday evening, October 6, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Doug and Iva Gardner Wooten, Pure Heart with Tuscon Stovall, Ken and Dorothy Shirley, Rhonda Landry, Melody Makers, Guy Stough and Wayne Studdard and James Willians of Colum- bus, MS, and others will be sinng. Admission is free and everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of their favorite Southern Gospel Mu- sic. For more information, call 205-932-6021. OOe$OOOOOOOOOOO It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. -Bern Williams Catfish Supper Centennial October 1st Millport, AL- The South Lamar Rescue Squad is spon- soring a "Catfish Supper" on Saturday, October 1, 2011. This fundraising event will be at our Rescue Squad building 2 miles east of Millport on HWY 96. We will start serv- ing delicious fried Mississippi farm raised catfish plates at 3 pm and serve until 7 pm. You get boneless catfish fillets, hushpuppies, french fries, cold slaw, and dessert on each or- der. Dine In adult plate $10, child plate (under 12 years old) $5. Dine In plates includes a drink with your order. All Carry Out plates are $10. Please do not phone in for carry out orders, they will be filled after you arrive. Come by and enjoy some of the best catfish (from Superior Fish of Macon, MS) and good fel- lowship. We are a nonprofit Rescue Squad, operating emergency mnbulance and revue ,service for the south end of Lamar County, AL. Your support and donations keep our ambu- lances rolling. ooooooeooeoooo Christain Reunion Postponed The annual Christain fam- ily reunion for the descendants of John Thom,x Christ'fin and Nancy Ann T Young, held on the 4th Saturday in Septem- ber at Fairview Church in Lamar County is postponed this year due to multiple ill- nesses and other family obli- gations. It has not been can- celled for this year, only re- scheduled at a later date yet to be determined. Prayers go out to all who are sick, espe- cially JT and Sue Christain of Beaverton and Beatrice Oakes of Vernon. OO00000000$OOO SHS Class of 1961 Reunion The Sulligent High School Class of 1961 will hold a two- day 50-year reunion on Fri- day, October 14 and Satur- day, October 15. If you were in this class, even if you didn't graduate, you are encouraged .to attend. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday with a Tail Gate (cook-out) Party at the City Park in SuUigent followed by the Homecoming Football Game at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair. On Saturday at 5 p.m., the reunion continues at J's Coun- try Squire in Sulligent. Pay as you go. (Desserts furnished.) R.S.V.P. to Laura at 205- 698-0013 by October 5. OqMIOOOOOIMDOIDOOOOO Revival At Cornerstone ChurchOf God Cornerstone Church Of God, will have Revival Services beginning Sunday, October 2, at 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Wednesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m. Guest Evangelist will be Bishop Aaron Gann of Double Springs, AL. Bro. Gann is well known in the area for his anointed preaching, singing mid musical talent. The Life Church Trio of Beaverton, will provide the special songs and music in the Monday night ser- vice. Bro. Billy RayAdams is the pastor of Cornerstone Church of God. The Church is located just offHwy. 278 W in SuUigent at 222 Flynn St. across from Otts Funeral Home. The public is cordily invited to attend. 000000180000000000 Lamar County Democratic Party Executive Meeting The Lamar County Demo- cratic Party Executive Com- mittee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Lamar County Judicial Build- ing in Vernon. We will discuss general party business and qualifying for the 2012 Demo- cratic Primary. lfyou have any questions about the meeting, please call Carlyle Noe at 695- 7158. Celebration Millport Church of the Nazarene located on Hwv. 96 West in Millport is celel;rat- ing 100 years of serving the Lord and everyone is invited to the celebration events Sep- tember 30, through October 2. Friday, Sept 30 starting at 7PM will be a Gospel Con- cert featuring John Lanier. The Fields Family Trio, Expecta- tion, and Ollie Henderson. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the concert. Please bring a non- perishable food item for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. A love offering will be taken. Sat. Oct. 1 beginning at 12:00 noon, will be our Fall Festival, fun for kids of all ages There will be a jumper, dunking booth, darts, horse- shoes, sack races, face paint- ing, cake walks, hay rides, bonfire, weenie roasts and much more. No admittance  charged. Sun. Oct. 2 will be wor- ship services. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship service starting at 10:45 a.m. with lots of singing and guest speakers Bro. Chester Shaw and Bro. Greg Rickey. A fellowhip din- ner will tbllow. For more information call 205-662-4174 or 205-662- 4826. O00OOO0000$OOOOOOOO First Monday Hight Singing At Shiloh UMC The First Monday Night Singing at Shiloh UMC will be Monday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. Special guests will be Bobby Hawkins and Lisa Crowe from Hamilton, Miss. If you .pla3., an instrument or sing, we mwte you to come and display your talent. We can play your tapes or cd's if you sing with them. We never take up an offering, so come and have a fi'ee evening of en- tertainment, we sing, laugh, and have a good time, but we "never lose sight of our goal which is praising our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our pastor, Brother Randy Raper, would like to invite you to any of our services, Sun- day morning preaching at 9:30 with Sunday School following at 10:30, and Thursday nighl Bible study at 6:30. Shiloh UMC is located on Zion/Shiloh road in the Hight- ogy connnunity. For informa- tion about our singings, call me at 205-695-7944. David Guyton O00000$eOO00$O000 Second Saturday Jam At Shiloh UMC On Saturday night, Octo- ber 8, about 6:30, we will start back the second Satur- day Gospel Jam Session at Shiloh United Methodist Church. We are going to use a dif- ferent format for the sessions starting in October. We will be acoustic only (nothing am- plified). We hope that no one will be offended by this change. We feel this is more informal and beneficial to those who don't like to use microphones, or those who have instruments that cannot be amplified. This will be a casual, jam session-type singing with in- struments and voice only. We'll just sit around in a circle and take turns playing instru- ments and singing. If we don't like the way we do a song, We'll play it again until we get it fight (or at least better). If you play an instrument, ' ' " " O" ' stag, orjust enjoy sm%, we d be glad to have you come and be with us. This will not replace our First Monday Singing. Shiloh UMC is located in the Hightogy comnmnity on Zion/Shiloh Road. If you have questions, call me at 695-7944. David Guyton tl, eoooooeoooolloooo You can do anything in this world if you're prepared to take the consequences. -W. Somerset Maugham BY: HLR I have almost come up with a money making plan that will make a world of difference. Driving around over Lamar County I have determined that the one thing there is plenty of is Kudzu. And I can tell you why you see Kudzu smothering out large trees, completely detroying all other vegetation. I know how it got started. Back in my early days on the farm there was a prob- lem with the top soil washing away. On a hillside you could find ditches all along where the water had carried the dirt to a lower level. It got so bad in some areas guess who got involved? Right on, it was the government. I don't remember the amount but they would pay you so much an acre to plant Kudzu sprigs if it was in an erosion proned area. They imported Kudzu sprouts from China and we planted one field with it. The top soil was already washed away and the land would not grow anything. The Kudzu immediately took hold and stopped the soil wash- ing away but when we decided to get rid of the pesky vines it was a losing situation. Nowadays it has every- thing covered so I have decided to find a use for it. What if we could produce fuel for your cars from it. There would never be a shortage. Each vehicle owner could have a small patch of Kudzu in his back yard. When I get my patent you will be able to run Kudzu though a machine and squeeze out the fuel to burn in your car. The plan is almost perfected, with a couple of problems and a lot of up side advantages. You could grow your own fuel and what you gathered one day would grow back that night. A never ending supply. If you ever ran low on Kudzu your neighbor would be happy to loan you all you needed. Kudzu is one of the fastest growing bit of vegetation that I know. It grows so fast if you see it on one side of the road it will not be long before you will see the dark green vine on the other side. Only in the very high traffic areas does Kudzu have a hard time crossing the road. Have you ever no- ticed how fast an old house place can return to nature? With the aid of Kudzu it seems to happen overnight. My fuel from Kudzu has a few problems thus far. First of all Kudzu really hates frost in the fall of the year. You can spot where the first frost hit as the Kudzu leaves turn dead. I guess you might be able to eradicate Kudzu if you were able to bottle frost, or whatever it is in frost that kills Kudzu so easily. I have heard of a fewgood points on Kudzu. Someone has found you can make jelly from the blooms. They re- ally smell good. If jelly taste as well that might sell. Anyway back to my fuel from Kudzu. So far I have only been able to get crushed Kudzu vines out the other end of my machine. The only Kudzu to fuel a machine that I know of that works is to feed it to the dairy cows and let them convert it into milk and a glass of milk can keep you running for some time. Lamar Co. School Steak Sandwich, Potato Lunch Menu ed ei3 rk:t teL i tT, lal: Chicken Fillet On Bun. Thursdar, September 29: Tuesday, October 4: Macaroni Ald Cheese, Fried Cheeseburger, Lettuce & To- Okra, PintoBeans/BlackEved mato, Baked Chips. Baked Peas, Turmp Green.;, Frmt, Beans, Fruit, Milk Chicken Cornbread, Teddie Grahams. Salad/Croissant. Milk. Country Steak. Wednesday, October 5: Friday, September 30: Chicken & Dumplings. Green BBQ On"Bun. French Fries. Beans. Seet Potatoes, Fruit, Cole Slaw, Fruit, Cookie, Milk. Whole Grain Roll, Chocolate Fish Sandwich. Pudding, Milk Salad Tray, Monday, October 3: MeatLoaf. THE LAMAR DEMOCRAT and THE SULLIGENT NEWS Vernon,AL 35592-0587 Phone: 205-695 -7029 FAX NUMBER : 205 -695 -9501 Published Weekly On Wednesday Howard L, Reeves - Editor Tammy Bardon - Publisher/Secretary Carolyn Reeves - Reporter & Proof Reader Renee Reeves - 'pesetter Part-time Martha McReynolds - Typesetter Part-time UPS 303-480 Periodical Postage Paid At Vernon, Alabama 35592 First Issue Was October 1, 1896 THE LAMAR DEMOCRAT & THE SULLIGENT NEWS Consolidated On April 1, 1952 Postmaster Send Form 35791'o: THE LAMAR DEMOCRAT P.O. Box 587 Vemon. 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