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Homecoming At Mt. Nebo

Homecoming services will be held at Mt. Nebo Methodist Church on Sunday, July 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Tony Hughes will bring the message.

Lunch and fellowship will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dessert Theater July 27

Central Alabama Performing Arts Guild will present “Death By Dessert” on Saturday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. The dessert theater experience will be presented at the Senior Connection Facility, 304 Park Plaza, Clanton. Tickets are $5.00 each. To purchase tickets, call 205-755-8227 or go by the Senior Connection Facility.

The play is a mystery with a comic turn. A tasty dessert will be served at intermission. Janice Wilson, a member of Senior Connection, will be one of the actors. This is a fundraiser for Senior Connection.


Bobby Martin presented a check for $3,500.00 to Lowell Bonds with Alabama Lions Sight on behalf of the Clanton Lions Club on Thursday night, June 28. “One of the main missions of the Lions Club International is to help people with sight problems,” Martin said. “We are fortunate to have the Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham.”

Approximately 4800 people went through the Alabama Lions Eye Clinic at Callahan Hospital last year and over 18,000 people have been screened by Alabama Lions Sight throughout the state. Martin said, “Alabama Lions Sight sends a bus to Chilton County and they screen children each month for sight. This is help these children wouldn’t normally get. This is what the money goes toward.”

“It is a privilege for me to accept this money,” Bonds said. “I want to thank the Clanton Lions Club for its many, many years of dedication and support.”


The 2019 Peach Queen, Marybeth Porter, was crowned Thursday evening, June 27, by 2018 Miss Peach, Zoey Collum. The Queen’s Court includes Grace Ann Porter, First Alternate, and Aubrie Hall, Second Alternate and Casual Wear Winner. Saniya Underwood was named Miss Congeniality. Scholarship winners were Marybeth Porter, Grace Nolen, Sara Kate Emmerich, Grace Ann Porter, and Maddie Barrington.


Sophie Porter was crowned 2019 Junior Miss Peach by Mattie Woodall, 2018 Junior Miss Peach, on Tuesday night, June 25. Porter also was the Casual Wear Winner. The Queen’s Court includes Cameron McGhar, First Alternate; Chloe Haggard, Second Alternate; Addyson Plier, Third Alternate; Jesslyn Maddox, Fourth Alternate; Aly DeVaughn, Miss Congeniality; and Lily Newton, Scholarship Winner.


Glenn McGriff, President of the Clanton Lions Club, presented Bobby Martin with the Community Service Award on Tuesday night, June 25, at the Peach Pageant. Left to right: McGriff, Martin, his wife Judy, and their daughter, Lori Peoples.


Lexie Deavers was crowned 2019 Young Miss Peach and Casual Wear Winner Monday night, June 24, by Mary Henning Dale, 2018 Young Miss Peach. Her court includes: Lexi-Kate Hayes, First Alternate; Leelah Penley, Second Alternate; Saydie Smith, Third Alternate; Adelyn Fulmer, Fourth Alternate; and Autumn McGraw, Coloring Contest Winner.


Ryleigh Hope Green was crowned the 2019 Little Miss Peach on Saturday night, June 22, by Anna Mims, 2018 Little Miss Peach.The Top Ten contestants are: Kinzley Baker, First; Nora Kayte Camarillo, Second; Harper Cleckley, Third and Casual Wear Winner; AnnaKate Gray, Fourth; Lexie Matson, Zoey Atchison, Lily Burke, Caroline Gaines, and Jeslyn Hill.


Left to right: Elaine Williams, Jody Elmore, Pam Elmore, Pam Gray, Natalie Gray, Caleb Gray, Destiny Aderhold, George Abbott, and Peggy Abbott.

Family History Library
Opens At Local Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened a Family History Library at the church, located at 813 Temple Road, in Clanton. It is located just west of the Clanton Elementary School on the corner of Cloverleaf Drive and Temple Road.

It is open to the public every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There is no charge and you don’t have to be a member to use the library.
You may open a family search account and start your own genealogy and family history search. You will be able to build your family tree, put in your own stories, facts and pictures. There is no charge for any of this information. As of June 1 here are a few of the statistics for Family Search: 7.06 billion searchable names, 1.38 billion digital images published online, 472.3k visits per day, 8.05 million pages viewed per day, and 12.4 million registered family search users.
The church will have a booth at the Peach Jamboree for you to see some of the ways to get started. Come by the booth or just stop at the Family History Library any Sunday and get started on your own Family History.

You may also call and arrange to meet at a different time with one of our library volunteers. The number is 205-755-9416.

Plaque Unveiled At Ebenezer

Jesus J. Sanchez, Command Sergeant Major, retired, performs the bugle call "Taps" at the conclusion of the Soldier Commemoration, Saturday, April 27 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Stanton. The event was held at 11:00 a.m. commemorating the Battle at Ebenezer in April of 1865.

There was a picnic, cannon, and color guards. A new plaque with the names of the Union soldiers killed in the battle was unveiled during the ceremony.

Confederate casualties at the Battle Of Ebenezer are unknown. Twelve Union soldiers were killed during the battle and 40 Union soldiers were wounded.

The event was called "Love Your Enemy."



For some reason, our culture in America today is leaning heavily towards selfish gratification rather than personal-getting-along with those around us who may be different, but, are still worthy of our attention.

Have you ever tried to qualify, or to justify that we all have a difference about us that should be noticed and appreciated by others?

For several generations, good Americans worked (we will say "diligently") to learn all that they could about cultural differences, and to practice a willingness to try and understand those differences, and learn how to live with them. Us, with each other -- as it were!

Read more Ol' Tuck here! You may need a .pdf reader to view this file.

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