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Articles from the May 1, 2016 edition

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 By Bill Rice    News    May 1, 2016

Exclusive! Pike Road's New School System under Fire!

It is safe to say that the incorporation of the Town of Pike Road in 1997 and the subsequent creation of a new public school system in 2014 qualify as historic events in Montgomery County. It is also...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

At this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms offer a glorious scene as you stroll down the...

 

Recognizing Our Problem

As I think about the increasingly vicious political climate we’re now experiencing, I reflect more often on just how we’ve reached a point in our nation’s history where more factions are...

 

Ignorance: The Mother of Evil

First, let’s focus on ignorance; then we can develop its relationship to evil. Ignorance certainly includes lack of knowledge, but ignorance is not merely absence of knowledge. Ignorance has a...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2016

CULTURE TRAITORS

When and where is it all going to end? Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved Germany and the German people. When I was five years old, my father took my brother and me to see the movie, The...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2016

So Long Turkey Season, Hello Fishing

By the time you folks get to cast your gaze over this article, there will only be 6 days left in Turkey season! For some, it's been a pretty darn good year for turkey hunting, while others have found...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    May 1, 2016

THE OPOSSUM

I felt this information would help everyone to see the wide picture and great wonders of this unique creature. So without further a due, this months fur baby is the Opossum lets pity the poor...

 

60 Years? How Long It Has Been!

The 60th reunion of the class of '56 enjoyed a wonderful meal at a great facility inside the Wynn Lakes Country Club April 16, 2016. It was so special to see 78 year old friends acting like teenagers,...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2016

Felonies and Rumors of Felonies…

I first met attorney Donald V. Watkins in 2002 when he was interviewing candidates to support. He found my stance on limiting government to address very few things in our economy unworthy of his...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2016

Gambling and Lotteries

On the subject of gambling, many people and politicians in Alabama are all over the spectrum on how much we should allow in this state. On one side are the ones who believe that it should be completel...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    May 1, 2016

HOW MANY FORMS OF NOTARY ARE IN ALABAMA?

I am familiar with two forms of notary and three other forms that I would consider more or less as authentications. The notary public is probably what you are most familiar with. Notaries are...

 

Christian Counseling Versus Secular Counseling.

First, to make counseling truly Christian we must bring our faith and our counseling together in our mind. Christ-centered counseling requires more than devoted Christians who are expertly trained in...

 

Beware of Scams

Complaints regarding telephone scams and identity theft have risen exponentially over the past few years. The Sheriff’s Office receives calls from citizens three to four times a week regarding...

 
 By Mayor Jerry Willis    News    May 1, 2016

From the Mayors desk

It has been very exciting to be a part of the arts in Wetumpka....

 

Sheriff Sedinger participates in a Baby Shower

On April 8, 2016, Sheriff Sedinger participated in a Baby Shower of a different type to promote donations to the River Region Pregnancy Center. The Baby Shower, in Honor of Sheriff Joe Sedinger, was...

 

May Potpourri

Not too long ago, I became intrigued by May poles with all the ribbons, colorful flowers, and small children dancing around weaving the wide bands of ribbon into a basket like pattern. I read several...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2016

MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN

No, I did not misspell great, I meant grate. I saw that sign below another sign that said “Ban Pre-shredded Cheese.” This is as far as I am going to comment on the political season we are now in....

 
 By Dr. John Bitter    Seniors    May 1, 2016

Something to Anticipate

Many years ago there was a refrain about the pay of a young man in the Army that went: “Twenty one dollars a day; once a month.” Based on the efforts of our illustrious commander-in-chief, this ma...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2016

Social Security Questions and Answers

Question: What is the benefit amount a spouse may be entitled to receive? Answer: If you’re eligible for both your own retirement benefit and for benefits as a spouse, we will always pay you...

 

What Makes A Happy Home?

The question was asked in a class of eager preschoolers, “What makes a happy home?” “A cat,” answered one four-year old. “Brownies,” answered a blue-eyed blond with cute pig tails....

 

Call Your Mother

An ABC tribute to Gilda Radner some time ago reminded me of the number of people we’ve lost in the last few years who made us laugh: John Belushi, John Candy, Phil Hartman, Bob Hope, Grady Nutt,...

 

"Happy 8th Wedding Anniversary"

This month, Brian & I will celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. Without a doubt, there is no one on the planet I would rather go through life’s ups, downs & round abouts with. “I have found the...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    May 1, 2016

THE BIRTH OF AMERICA'S EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP

In the introduction to the...

 

Pike Road School System

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