Haleyville Christmas Parade Rescheduled
The annual Haleyville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Friday, December 13,2013, at 6:00 p.m. Lineup for vehicles in the parade will start at 5:00 in the Haleyville Elementary School parking lot. Walking participants should assemble in the parking lot behind the Haleyville First Baptist Church.
Basketball Faces Bobcats
The Haleyville Lions faced the Phil Campbell Bobcats for the season opener for basketball season Tuesday night. The Lady Lions started the night with a tough loss to the Lady Bobcats, losing 48-44. The Lady Lions were led by Kaylen Bishop with 8 points, followed closely by Tori Pendley, Ashlyn Jones, and Tia White with 7 points each. The additional points were provided by Taylor Lollar (4 points), AB Lowe (1 point), Kelley Banks (2 points), Natalie Epperson (3 points), Adriana Frost (1 point), and Anna Laine Godsey (4 points). The Lady LIons currently have a 1-4 season.
Next, the Lions faced the Bobcats in Varsity Boys' action. The Lions defeated the Bobcats 63-52. They were led by Dakota Rushing who had 16 points. Also contributing were Hunter Hood (13 points), Deven Knight (3 points), Jordan Brimer (9 points), Jonas Dodd (7 points), Heath Self (5 points), Griffin McCarley (2 points), Conner Kiser (4 points), and Brady Sherrill (4 points). The Lions are currently 2-2 for the season.
The Lions will face the Brooks Lions at Brooks Thursday night for the first game of area play. They will also play at East Lawrence for another area game Friday night.
Important HES Dates
Here's a list of important events and dates for the month of December for Haleyville Elementary School. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the HES office.
12/07/13: Band Bazaar @ HES
12/16/13-12/20/13: Christmas Around the World on display in library
12/18/13: Christmas Around the World Performance
12/19/13: Polar Express
12/19/13: HES Special Snack
12/19/13: Half day of school (11:45 HES dismissal)
12/20/13: 8:30 am First Grade Program
12/20/13: Half day of school (11:45 HES dismissal)
12/21/13-01/01/14: No School
01/02/13: Teachers & Students return to school
HHS Book Fair
The Scholastic Holiday Book Fair is at the Haleyville High School Library this week only! It will be in town through Friday, December 6, 2013 and is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. They have a variety of children's book, young adult bestsellers, cookbooks, crafts, and much much more. Stop by HHS to visit the book fair today and mark items off your Christmas list for all ages!
Haleyville City Council
The Haleyville City Council met Monday evening at Haleyville City Hall for the regularly scheduled council meeting. Councilmen Jonathan Bennett and Richard Bittinger were absent. The following items were approved.
-regular council minutes from 11/18/13
-vacating North Industrial Loop per previous agreement and use of new road
-tax abatement for Deep Blue Concepts, LLC
The council also discussed signage for all HHS State Championships. The mayor stated he expects the price to be around $600, but he will come back to the council with exact quotes when available.
The Haleyville Fire Department, Haleyville Police Department, Haleyville Street and Sanitation Department, and the Winston County Emergency Management Agency responded to a diesel spill in the Walmart parking lot around 12:30 Monday morning. The spill occurred after the driver of an eighteen wheeler ran over a sign that was attached to a cement post.
The Normandin truck was driven by Patrice Lanoue of Quebec, Canada. Lanoue stated he was going into the store to shop for personal items, and he was in the area to deliver to a local plant Monday morning. Lanoue then stated he was being cautious in the parking lot, but he did not see the row marker sign, although there is one located at the end of each aisle. When Lanoue ran over the sign, the cement post ruptured the fuel tank of the truck, and approximately 120-140 gallons of diesel fuel spilled across the parking lot. Despite efforts from the Street and Sanitation Department, the fuel then emptied into a drain in the lot before ending up in the holding pond behind the store. Because the pond empties into a nearby creek, the pond will most likely have to be drained and cleaned, according to officials on the scene. The Haleyville Fire Department was able to catch some of the fuel in buckets to prevent further spillage.
Walmart officials on the scene had contacted their corporate office and requested assistance from an Environmental Protection Agency from their company. The crew was expected to arrive on the scene later Monday morning. At this time, there is no threat to the drinking water in the area.
Lions Open Season at Thanksgiving Shootout
Haleyville's Tori Pendley defends the goal in the Lady Lions' game against Falkville in the Thanksgiving Shootout.
The Haleyville Lions opened their season last week at the Haleyville Thanksgiving Shootout. The varsity boys, varsity girls, 9th grade boys, and JV girls all participated in this tournament, and fourteen different schools were represented throughout the week. The Varsity Lions lost to Parrish in the opening game Tuesday but then defeated Falkville and Holy Spirit Wednesday and Friday. This gave the Lions a third place finish in the tourney. The Varsity Lady Lions opened the tournament with a win against Curry Tuesday but suffered losses to Falkville, Sulligent, and Carbon Hill Wednesday and Friday. The Lady Lions finished 5th in the tournament. Both the 9th grade boys and the JV girls won first place in their tournaments.
This week's basketball schedule includes hosting Phil Campbell Tuesday night, and area play opens for the Lions at Brooks Thursday and at East Lawrence Friday. Join us Tuesday evening on Paradise 92.7 for a live broadcast of all Varsity Lions action against the Phil Campbell Bobcats.
The Haleyville and Delmar Fire Departments responded to the scene of a structure fire at the Johnny Gillard residence on Beech Grove Road Saturday afternoon. The fire began in the garage located directly behind the home, and thanks to the quick response of firemen on the scene, the fire did not spread into the main residential area.
The home owner used the garage for storage of vehicles, hay, and other household items. All belongings inside the garage were destroyed, and another storage building in the area was damaged due to the heat from the fire. No one was injured in this fire.
The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.
Just a comment about a city, about the people of Auburn, Alabama and the students and alumni of Auburn University. As the college sports world witnessed an unbelievable ending to Saturday's Iron Bowl, that will will be forever repeated in television highlights, I have found a new fondness for Auburn. As a guest of an Auburn Alumnus this weekend, I was treated to the Swinging Medallions playing at a street party Friday night. Even met Charles Barkley. I found myself admiring a truly beautiful town and it's people.
Before receiving my graduate degree from Alabama, I took many graduate courses at Auburn (AUM) and have good feelings about both schools. I always pull for Auburn, except the one Saturday a year, right after Thanksgiving in the Iron Bowl. This year was a most fantastic game, with an ending that could only happen in Alabama. Alabama is blessed with some great schools, I know, because my undergradiuate degree is from Florence State, now UNA, and I also took several graduate courses from Troy. I even taught advertising at Troy one semester as an adjunct. I pull for them all.
We have come a long way in both academics and sports and it looks like it will only get better in Alabama. I will always say Roll Tide, but this week, WAR EAGLE!
Good luck to Auburn in the SEC Championship!
In the words of Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that."
Winners of this year's HOBY Competition are pictured above. (Courtesy Photo) Left to Right: Sami Warren, Amelia Townsend, Maddie Lowman, Allie Barton, and Hayden Ward
Recently, fifteen Haleyville High School sophomores participated in the HOBY competition for youth leadership. The winners of the competition are shown in the photo above. The winner for this year was Maddie Lowman. First alternate was Amelia Townsend, and second alternate was Allie Barton. Sami Warren won third alternate, and Hayden Ward placed as the fourth alternate.
History of the HOBY Competition:
In the summer of 1958, actor Hugh O’Brian received the invitation that would change his life.
O’Brian, then 33, was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, parlaying his fame as television’s legendary Wyatt Earp into extra income by guest-starring in a rodeo. Then the cable arrived from French Equatorial Africa: renowned humanitarian and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer would welcome him at any time.
O’Brian had long admired the German doctor-missionary-theologian-musician. “I’d read so much about him,” he recalls. “He was a great humanitarian who could have done anything he wanted in the world, and there he was in the middle of Africa taking care of people.” Within two weeks O’Brian was on his way, by commercial airliner, bush plane and canoe, to the famed hospital that Schweitzer had founded on the banks of the Ogooue River in Lambarene. The actor spent nine days at the clinic where Schweitzer and volunteer doctors and nurses, working without electricity or running water, cared for patients, including many with leprosy.
The doctor was impressed that the young American had taken the trouble to visit him. He shared stories and life lessons with O’Brian each evening. Schweitzer, then 83, was concerned about global peace prospects and was convinced that the United States should take a leadership role in achieving peace. He impressed upon the young O’Brian the urgency for change and how education must teach young people to think for themselves. It was an unforgettable nine days. And, as O’Brian departed, Schweitzer took his hand and asked, “Hugh, what are you going to do with this?” Two weeks after returning from his 1958 meeting with Schweitzer, O’Brian put together a prototype seminar for young leaders — HOBY. And the rest is living history.
Home Destroyed by Fire
The Haleyville Fire and Police Departments responded to a residential fire at the home of Dewayne Dodd at 408 Forester Road after midnight Tuesday night. Dodd stated he and two friends were inside the home when the blaze started, but they were able to escape unharmed. He also said he believes the fire started around the dryer, but an official cause has not been determined at this time. The mobile home was completely destroyed, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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