Beth Wheeles Announces Write-In Campaign for District 4 Commissioner

In July, Beth Wheeles was appointed by the Governor of Alabama to the Chair of District 4 Commissioner to serve out the remainder of her husband’s term.

John Wheeles passed away after a long battle with bone cancer in March 2016. John served almost four terms as District 4 Commissioner.  The recommendation to appoint Beth to the seat was immediately sent to the Governor’s Office, but took over three months to be signed off on.IMG_4656

Beth’s appointment made history, making her the first female Commissioner in Clay County.

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Yesterday, Beth announced her write-in candidacy for the upcoming election. Beth has been a regular face at Clay County Hospital, where she has worked there as a nurse for 34 years.

Qualifying candidates running opposed Wheeles for the Commissioner 4 Race is Democrat Leonard Harkins, who is employed with Superior Gas, and Republican Greg Denney, who works with Wellborn Cabinets and is also a member of the Clay County Board of Education.

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Ashland Council approve new limb route charge; discuss police vehicle & shelter complaints

The Ashland Council met Tuesday, Sept. 7 with all members present with the exception of District 5 Brad Wolfe.

In the planning session, there was discussion of complaints of noise at the animal shelter. With this in mind, the Mayor asked the council if they still wanted to budget in the contract for the upcoming year. Currently, the city of Ashland is still under contract with the Clay County Animal Shelter and is paying them $500 a month, but that will soon end with the beginning of the fiscal year right around the corner. Originally, there was some people representing the shelter who had promised to put up a sound barrier around the facility.  Chief Stanford said he had a call in to the city attorney and had not heard anything yet in return yet for further explanation on the city ordinance pertaining to continuous animal noise.14285005_10206464661127966_682892564_o

“This shelter is performing a service to the entire county”, Said Mayor. In the past, the city had to take animals to a shelter in Sylacauga, which is now thought to be closed. The next closest would be Randolph County Animal Shelter. This was only discussed and no action was taken. 

Fetner reported the Fire Marshal had come in and did an occupancy report, and his report included that if there was any big changes to the inside of the facility, than an architect would have to be hired, since it was a building being converted into a city building . Council member Thompson stated this had already been done in the upstairs part and there were copies of the architects plans on file, but had not been done for downstairs. This report included the need to add fire extinguishers, exit signs, and emergency backup signs. 

Stanford said they had not purchased a new police vehicle all year for the fleet and they had missed the cutoff date to order 2016 TahoesStanford said there were no Tahoes now available from the State Bid List, however, there was a truck,which would have to be an admin vehicle, if purchased for the department. Stanford said they really needed to get their Impalas off the fleet because the repairs were really costing them, and some of these vehicles were almost 10 years old. “As long as these vehicles remain in the fleet, the repairs were going to blow my budget of vehicle repairs for the new fiscal year.ashland 1

The cost of the truck would be $37,420, which was several thousand less than a Tahoe, but the Tahoes were not available to order until January. Stanford said he had $34,000 budgeted towards the purchase of a new vehicle, and had a little room in other areas to accommodate the overage.But his vehicle repair budget was completely blown.The pros of the truck were that it had 4-wd, a cage, and could used for transport, but it could never be used as a patrol car.

In the end, the council chose to pass on the truck, rolling the money over to the next year’s budget and purchasing two Tahoes. 

Stanford  also said he had talked with Theresa and there was no grant money as of right now for a storm shelter downstairs in the new Police Dept. at this time.

Council members approved to allow a fund raising benefit to be held on for Ernesto Alvarez, a cancer victim, to be held in the park on Oct.1.

Rules and regulations were presented for the limb pickup route. The current stipulations are the first load is free and the second load costs $25. Current acting maintenance Supervisor Jody Brown said that this number was not feasible after you factored in that it took two men to perform the route, fuel cost, wear and tear on the truck, and landfill charges. They agreed to run the route once a month on the third week. The new cost would to continue to have the first load free, but charge $100 for the second load. 

Patrick Campell, Region Business Manager of Air Methods, ( Lifesaver) presented a life flight membership program .This program would allow a citizen of Ashland, residing within the city limits, no out of pocket expense in the event they were airlifted due to medical emergency, if purchased, and would cover you nationwide. ashland 2

  The presentation went onto to explain that the closest helicopter was always paged out to the scene,by state law, which is why their Sylacauga base was always paged out first. With an estimated arrival time of 15 minutes of less, Lifesaver is able to answer a call in Clay County 85-90%  of the time. “We have deep roots here within the county. Clay County has been an area who has supported our program for 35 years and I think it would bring a lot of value to your citizens, should you choose to participate”, said Campbell. 14315786_10206449431027223_1544432553_o

Tammy Meeks, from Air Med Care was also present to do a follow up on a similar municipal flight program offered to the citizens of Ashland she had presented to the council members a few months ago.  Any citizens participating in this MSP who have to be flown out from some medical emergency will have no out of pocket cost.  Meeks said in addition to city residents be being covered throughout Clay County, each household, regardless of size,  could also upgrade to full membership that would cover them in any other county or state they were visiting in, if they  had to be flown out.

Both presentations offered competitive pricing and the council said they would make a decision and contact them if they decided to sign up. An average air lift can range from $30,000-$45,000, depending on the length of the flight.

The following agenda items were approved:

  • Approval of alcohol license for Monte Alban
  • Approval to purchase meeting table from Wellborn Cabinet at a cost of $845.00
  • Approval to purchase council podium from Wellborn Cabinet at a cost $3,782.00
  • Approval to pay ES&S (Elections Systems $ Software) for election supplies at a total cost of $4263.67
  • Approval to contact Joel Nash regarding drawings for the Police Department
  • Approval to hire Shevy Glenn as part-time Senior Center Van Driver at $8.00 per hour effective September 7, 2016
  • Approval to hire Amber Nicholson as part-time dispatcher at $8.21 per hour
  • Approval to purchase two Brother Pocket Jet Printers at a total cost of $661.58
  • Approval to purchase printer mounts at a total cost of $368.00
  • Approval to purchase Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop E550 from Southern Data Automation for Municipal Court at a cost of $609.99

**The purchase of the police vehicle died for the lack of motion.

Mayor Fetner commended the Water Dept, Police Dept. , Lineville Water Dept.  for the joint effort in getting the water back on to the citizens in last week’s water main break.

The Christmas parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 PM.

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BOE Holds Second Budget Hearing

The Board of Education met for a special called session on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Chief Financial Officer Brandi Bishop  presented the second FY 17 Budget Hearing , which can be viewed here in its entirety. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-EzogmtZ476QS1FS2U4UEhadnc0aXV5TGtBYnlBTGJ5TWtN/view

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The following agenda items were approved:

  •  Approval of the Five Year Capital Plan.
  •  Approval of the resolution to renew line of credit at First State Bank for use if funds on hand are not sufficient to pay the salaries of teachers and to meet current expenses when due.
  • Approval of 16 Personnel Action items, which included the following:
RESIGNATIONS:
  • Annetta Ackles – Bus Driver effective September 1, 2016
  • Ylanda Hallman – AES lunchroom worker effective Oct. 1, 2016
OPEN POSITIONS:
  • Bus Driver
  • Lunchroom worker at AES

For Your Information:

Board members were given copies of the Clay County Schools Counseling and Guidance Plan for review and vote at the October meeting.

‘The next regular meeting will be September 22, 2016 at 4:00PM

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Dunnagan Promoted to Lineville Police Chief

Look out, a new Chief is in town! At Monday’s meeting,  Council members approved Mayor Adamson’s recommendation to promote Assistant Police Chief Shane Dunnagan to Police Chief position.  “I think Shane has done an outstanding job for us, as Patrol Officer, Investigator, and as Assistant Chief and I think he will make us a fine Police Chief” said Adamson. council 1

This was a unanimous vote, followed by a show of hands.  Surrounded by family, Dunnagan was sworn into this Office by City Judge Megan Yates. Dunnagan has been with the Lineville Police Department for 11 years. His appointment will be effective immediately.

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Other agenda items approved were:

  • Approval to pay $400 to have the library carpet cleaned
  • Approval to adopt Resolution 9-7-2016-1,  allowing the Revenue Commissioner to collect property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year.

Planning Session Topics

Council member Carolyn Smith reported with the exception of a few details, the Lineville Museum was ready to open to the public. City Administrator Donna Mathews stated they were lots of calls to see if the facility would be open by Heritage Day. Smith said she was a little concerned that this would be putting more of a strain on the police department, since they were so busy that weekend with the two events, Heritage Day and The Car Show.  Chief Dunnagan assured them that this shouldn’t be a problem. Smith felt there also needed to be a grand opening/ribbon cutting as well. In the end, Smith felt that because she had prior obligations to the Heritage Day events, that that wouldn’t be a good day to open. There was discussion about holding the ribbon cutting around 3:00 PM on Heritage Day, and then open the next day, Sunday, Nov. 6th for the Car Show.

Smith also reported the Merchants Association were wanting to make improvements across from the city parking area,  where a  block wall is all that remains of a where a building once stood. Their ideas were to possibly paint something on that block wall, or pour concrete to build up the area for future projects.  Adamson didn’t recommend making any changes to this wall because he felt the wall was crumbling, therefore it was unsafe.  Adamson said he was willing to meet with the association and talk to them about it, that he felt it was a good idea and deserved discussion.

In the past, this area has been roped off for Heritage Day for safety precautions.

Other important items to note:

  • Trick or Treat in Downtown Lineville will be observed Monday, October 31 from 5-7 PM.
  • The Christmas Parade will take place Tuesday, December 6th.
  • Relay for Life will hold a womanless beauty pageant ” Hunks N Heels” on Oct 1  at 6 PM at the Farmers Market.
  • A Retirement Ceremony for former Police Chief Monty Giddens will take place Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Senior Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council members approved

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Tiny Home Festival Next Weekend!

The AHDC (Ashland Housing Development Corp) are partnering with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce to host the First Annual Southeast Tiny Home Festival in Clay County Alabama, September 16-18, 2016, at the Clay County Economic Development Council Industrial Park and new home of AHDC Manufacturing Facility located at 85240 Hwy 9, Ashland, AL 36251. This event is a fundraising launch for the AHDC community development plan, which includes the construction Tiny Homes, Portable Buildings, Cabins, and other custom built projects.   hero-logo

The weekend event will feature tiny home tours, building workshop, demonstrations, artisans, crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family. And capping off the big event will be a tiny home giveaway, valued at over $25,000!  You must be 18 or older to enter & win. To get your name in this sweepstakes you can visit: https://tinyhomegiveaway.com

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Everyone gets one free entry and you can purchase your choice of several exclusive Southeast Tiny Home Festival t-shirt designs for just $20 each, which will automatically enter you for a 100 entries in the giveaway. The admission into the festival is $10 a day, or $15 per weekend pass. A weekend pass will also gain you 50 free entries in this contest. These passes can also be purchased online.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.  Please visit our Facebook page for additional information and to keep with any promotions we may have going on from time to time. https://www.facebook.com/tinyhomegiveaway/?fref=ts

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Due to the “Tiny Home” trend being a new and emerging “hot market”, the AHDC had festival inquiries from across the Southeast United States, making it likely that attendance for the weekend could be thousands.

Since 1987, the Ashland Housing Development Corp, a not-for-profit corporation, has been providing affordable housing and funding community services for residents of Clay County, AL. and have helped fund extracurricular activities and beneficial community programs for the children of this county, such as:

  • The Ashland City Library Summer Reading Program
  • The Clay County Arts Camp
  • Youth Sports
  • Boy Scouts
  • Children’s Policy Council
  • SIFAT (Servants in Faith & Technology)
  • Clay County BETA Clubs

In July 2016, in an effort to expand their reach in community and development, the AHDC opened their new manufacturing facility for Tiny Homes, Portable Buildings, Cabins, Shooting Houses, and other custom projects. Word is spreading fast, and the AHDC has had request for information from local and out of state individuals and developers.

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The AHDC believes that venturing into the emerging market of Tiny Homes will allow them to generate sustainable community and economic development, and also stimulate additional opportunities for other individuals and businesses. There is already a market for a Tiny Home Community here in Clay County, and the Festival is a great opportunity to showcase the best of Clay County, Ashland, Lineville, local businesses, artist and craftsmen to a wide audience.

The Schedule of Events and Sponsor & Vendor Application are available to download at www.tinyhomegiveaway.com and www.alabamaclaycounty.com  If you have any questions about the event, would like to register for a booth, become a sponsor, or join the Chamber please contact Tiffany Young at (256) 396-2828.

There is plenty of excitement about the Annual Tiny Home Festival, and the beginning something new for Clay County!

 

 

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Large Crowd at Prayer Rally for Eli Sims

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On December 22, 2015, Kelcey and Jason Sims were given the most devastating news when they were told their youngest son, 22 month-old Eli, had Stage 4 liver cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. To say this news was devastating to them would be putting it mildly. What do you do when you hear life-altering information like this knocks the wind out of you? Where do you turn? eli 10

For Kelcey, this was a no-brainer as she began calling her church family and their response was a powerful one.  The very next day, a prayer vigil was held for Eli at Barfield Baptist Church, and the church was packed. At a time when everyone should have been busy trying to make those last minute preparations for Christmas, everything was placed on the back burner for one of their own who so desperately needed them. They rallied to the aid of the Sims’ family in their time of need, enveloping them with love and uplifting them with prayers.

For the next nine months, this congregation was there for the Sims family in every way there was, financially, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually, and they were eternally grateful. These months were filled with numerous hospital stays, horrible reactions from multiple rounds of chemo, trying to juggle quality time with their other children, Noah and Colin, including one bleak time that threatened the foundation of their family. Each day began and ended with prayer. And somehow or another,  life went on… eli 8

Then on Friday, September 3, the unthinkable happened. Kelcey and Jason were dealt the worst news that parents can ever hear, when oncologists told them ” There’s nothing more we can do medically, but give him medication to sustain quality of life”, and once again, their church family rushed to their side.

Another prayer vigil was held on Sunday, September 5 at Barfield Baptist and this time the response was even more overwhelming. The church overflowed with not only their own congregation, but other churches as well, not to mention friends and even some who didn’t even know the family, but had heard Eli’s story. There were over 350 were in attendance.eli 1

As the Song Directors led the crowd in Eli’s favorite hymns, little Eli would run from his mother to the altar where he would just sit and smile, kicking his legs as if he knew everyone was singing to him. To someone who didn’t know, they would never know he was even sick. But inside his little body, cancer threatens his existence. An adult can understand this kind of news, but children aren’t supposed to know the kind of pain that Eli has experienced over the past few months. They don’t understand why they are stuck with needles, or having to stay in a hospital bed and not be able to go out and play. Just one reason of how cancer robs them of their innocence…(Click on green link to see video)

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Kelcey spoke bravely to the large crowd,only losing her composure a couple of times as she spoke of her family’s deep appreciation to those who had stood by them through thick and thin. She spoke of scriptures they clung to in desperate times. She talked about their journey thus far, childhood cancer statistics, and scriptures that helped them get through the day.eli 2

“Cancer is the leading cause of death in kids under the age of 15. There are 5 billion dollars government funded money set aside for cancer research and only 4% of that goes to childhood cancer. There have only been two chemo drugs made in the past 20 years for children cancer. Eli has had every kind of chemo there is. You may wonder why I’m sharing all of this information with you. You may say to yourself ‘well, my child doesn’t have cancer’. Well, neither did mine before December 22. We lived a normal life. If you’re parents of children, make yourself aware. Don’t ignore everything that they tell you. You have to be an advocate for your child, they cannot speak for themselves.”

Her final statement was selfless  one. “If just one child can be saved and brought to the Lord through Eli, Jason and I are satisfied.”

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Jason’s spoke as well, offering scriptures that would lead people to Jesus, and offered an invitation to anyone who would accept Christ into their heart at the end. Jason spoke briefly of the time that threatened his family’s foundation, reiterating what his wife had already said,  ” Kelcey and I had said that If Eli saved one life, we’d be happy. Well, Eli’s already saved his Dad.” eli 9

This service was closed with an invitation and the altar was flooded. It was truly a sight to behold as the tears ran freely down my face…

So, what’s next for Eli? Well, as Kelcey said, they weren’t just going to sit by and watch their son die without searching for cure. ” I will not rest until everything has been tried and everyone has told me no. There has to be something that can be done to save our son.” eli 7

Jason and Kelcey left Children’s Hospital on Friday against medical advice on Friday, Sept 3, the same day they were given the dreadful news there was nothing more they could do, because Eli was running a fever and they wanted him to stay to see what was causing it. The Sims had words with their oncologists about this. “After eight months of them poking and prodding my child, they were not going to keep him just because their thermometers didn’t agree with the other one. So we came home and we played and we’re perfectly fine.”eli 5

Jason and Kelcey will begin their quest for alternate means to save their youngest son’s life, wherever that path may take them, even if it means leaving the country.  It’s what any parent would do and I applaud them for their efforts. Leave no stone unturned, I always say, so you will never look back and have any regrets. They remain steadfast in their faith that there is a cure for their son out there somewhere. And backing them is their strong, tight-knit church family, friends and a community who refuse to give up on Eli.

I’d like to leave you with one of the devotionals Kelcey read as their lifeline, because it speaks volumes.  

Keep your eyes on Me, not only for direction but also for empowerment. I never lead you to do something without equipping you for the task. That is why it’s so important to seek My will in everything you do. There are many burned-out Christians who think more is always better, who deem it unspiritual to say no.

In order to know My will, you must spend time with Me—enjoying My Presence. This is not an onerous task but a delightful privilege. I will show you the path of Life; in My Presence is fullness of Joy; at My right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

May God Bless this family….

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Editor’s Note: Eli’s story has touched every part of my heart. If you don’t know this family and you are just reading about it, you may just shake your head and say ” How sad”, but I know this family personally and they are good people. I have watched their trials and tribulations over the past few months and they have overcome every single obstacle that has been thrown their way, and it has made them not only a stronger family, but also brought then closer to God. What is happening to this family is classic textbook of how the devil will do everything in his power to kick you while you’re down to make you doubt your Christian beliefs and then he wins. The congregation of Barfield Baptist are one of the biggest reasons that Jason and Kelcey can get up every morning and do what needs to be done for Eli. And that’s why it is so important to have a strong church family behind you in times of crisis, to help you guide you when you can’t seem to find your way out of the storm. Folks, you can stand alone and know Jesus…but why would you want to?  There are people out there who share the same love you do for Jesus and want to be a part of something that can make a difference. Big things can happen in big numbers…eeel

If anyone is interested in keeping up with Eli’s story, they can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/Prayers-for-Eli-Sims-489301211248762/?fref=ts

A fund has been established for Eli. Click here to donate:https://www.youcaring.com/jason-and-kelcey-sims-for-the-their-son-eli-494158/update/525853

 

 

 

 

 

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LPD Make Arrest for Use of “Fake” Money

Clay County Citizens- please be aware that “fake” money has been circulating in the Lineville area. And by fake, I mean $100 bills used for movie props, which is technically not classified as counterfeit money.

One of these $100 bills was taken in at Marathon in Lineville, and the other at Fred’s. It was also attempted for use at a store in Randolph County.

One person has been taken into custody already for the use of these bills. Daniel Hardy was arrested on theft charges and remains in custody at this time . Hardy may also possibly have pending charges in Randolph County as well.

Even though a person is in custody for this crime at present time, Lineville Police are not sure if there could possibly be more of these bills in circulation. So, please check any $100 bills your receive very thoroughly to ensure you are not a victim and report any suspicious activity.

Lineville Police 256-396-5533

Ashland Police 256-354-2122

Clay County Sheriff- 256-354-2176

Here is a picture of the “fake” or motion picture money:

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Note the “motion picture use only” printed on upper right hand side and on the center top line

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This last one shows you the similarities between the fake and the authentic bill, so you can tell more of what to look for:

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No Water in Ashland Due to Major Water Main Break

If you live in the city of Ashland, then you probably already know there was a major water main break earlier this morning in the 4th Street East/Cragford Rd area.14203084_10206398407591669_1813024794_o As of right now, no one in the city of Ashland has any water and it could be later tonight before its back on.  Ashland Water Superintendent Brent Wheeler tells me it could possibly be as late as 10:00 PM tonight before everyone’s water is back on, but to assure everyone they are diligently working to get it restored. But let me assure, they are working hard and have been all day long.

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Prayers Needed for Our Own in Clay County

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What’s on my mind this morning? Bad things happening to good people, is what. So much needless suffering out there that I can’t sleep at night…

As the request for prayers seem to be coming to my inbox more and more lately, it saddens me that I can only do so much and the rest is left up to the readers who follow this page. But I can tell you that big things can happen in numbers. Therefore, I feel the need to share with you the direction in which my prayers are going at this time.

A two- yr old in this battle of his life at such a tender age as cancer threatens to overtake his body.https://www.facebook.com/Prayers-for-Eli-Sims-489301211248762/?fref=ts

His parents fighting hard to keep this shining star in their life as they search high and low within this world for a miraculous cure for their beloved son. A strong church family who envelope this sweet family, being the strongest support system they have.  A Prayer Service will take place Sunday, September 4 at Barfield Baptist @ 7:00 pm for Baby Eli. Everyone is invited to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/855395581258854/

https://www.youcaring.com/jason-and-kelcey-sims-for-the-their-son-eli-494158/update/525034

cancer-ridden young father, who won’t live to see his baby daughter grow into a beautiful young woman. He’ll never see her first steps, first prom, or walk her down the aisle. A child who at just 6 months old, was touched by cancer herself.  https://www.gofundme.com/2madvtms

A set of twins, born prematurely unto a young mother, both with physical ailments as this young mother works hard to juggle their needed care, which has to be exhausting at times. https://www.facebook.com/Prayers-for-Malik-and-Maliyah-Phillips-1658869427712330/?fref=ts

Multiple surgeries and hospital stays…and the road ahead looks to be hard as those who rally around them struggle to raise much needed funds so Malik can go to Nebraska to have a transplant of the small intestines.  https://www.gofundme.com/7n49yya8

And last, but not least, my friend, Janet Smith, aka The Lovely Janet who suffered a massive brain bleed on Aug. 31 ( IPH) and miraculously survived, but faces a very long road to recovery. Janet is a lovely person ( you see where the name comes from) with a sparkling personality and a zest for life. https://www.facebook.com/TheLovelyJanet?fref=ts

At just three days in, there are many areas of her condition that are yet to be determined, but Janet has a strong native soul, so if anyone can get through this, she can, but as I said, it’s a long, long road. Janet’s husband, Gary, will have a hard dividing his time between the small farm they have which at times will demand his attention, not to mention the animals. So, Gary will be traveling back and forth to UAB daily during this time. At this time, there hasn’t been a fund established for Janet, so if you are interested in making a donation, send me a message or come to see me. If you are bringing cash, please seal in an envelope. 

So, bottom line here is…things like this happen every day, right? Well, I guess you would be correct in saying that, but things like what is happening to these great people is where we, as caring citizens, come in to play. These people need our help, financially,emotionally, and most important spiritually.

Yes, I understand that we will lose people in our lives from time to time, but how will your life be impacted by their footprints, their story, their battle?I believe that every single thing that happens to you in life, happens for a reason. For me, I see these people who have touched my life as a blessing, but also a life lesson.

My blessing is how God hand picked these people and placed them in our life to mold and sculpt you. There’s a lot to be said about those with a radiant personality, for they truly are a gift from above. They shine so bright in your life that eventually their positive energy will affect you and do good things.

People’s battles have a way of reaching deep inside you and touching your heart, and its how you react to this battles that shows your true character. You weren’t placed in this life just to float through, you were put here to make a difference, and you do that by reaching out to those in need. And by doing this, I promise you, your behavior will be infectious and people will follow in your footsteps. Be THAT shining star is someone else’s life because you never know when someone will admire your actions enough to emulate you. So, make sure you are a positive reinforcement in someone’s eyes.

My life lesson is an old one, but a good one and very simple. To teach me to slow down and take time to smell the roses, because life IS indeed short and you never know when you will faced with problems like these above have.  So, while many of us are worrying about how we’re going to be able to pick our kid from school, or panicking over how we’re going to pay a certain bill, these people who are fighting for their life would just love to have the opportunity to have your problems. And it is only when you are faced with immortality, will you see that our everyday problems are trivial to our existence and those who mean the most to you are the only things that really matter.

Life is a test that we may never really know if we passed or not, until we receive our eternal reward. Please pray hard for these people, for our Creator is the one who is listening and prayers CAN make a difference. Also, if you are able, please consider making a donation as well, because these kind of battles are financially draining and the last thing a family member needs to be burdened with at this time like this is how they are going to pay for something. Please open your heart…

 

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Two-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 9 Results in Injuries

A two-vehicle accident  early Wednesday morning, August 31, 2016 on Hwy 9 between Lineville and Ashland at the Baby Marker Grave, resulted in injuries.

The accident occurred when the person in a vehicle was turning left into a driveway, and the vehicle behind had stopped, waiting on the left turning vehicle, when a third vehicle came over the hill and collided into the rear of the second vehicle.

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As a result of this accident, traffic was backed up on both sides, causing major delays until the scene was cleared.

Two people were transported to Clay County Hospital with injuries. The driver of the second vehicle and a juvenile passenger of one of the other vehicles. I have no information to disclose about names and the status of these injuries at this time.

The following emergency personnel responded:

  • Clay County Rescue Squad
  • Clay County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ashland Police Department
  • Lineville Police Department
  • Ashland Fire Department

Please use caution while traveling in this area. There is limited visibility as you top this hill and multiple accidents have occurred here in the past. 

 

 

 

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