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Maplesville 49 - Linden 28
Thorsby 42, Geneva County 14
Isabella 26 - Millry 21
Vigor 55 - Jemison 7

Extension Service Presents
"Homespun Holidays"

The Chilton County Extension Service will present Homespun Holidays on Tuesday, November 28. You must register by November 21.
The event will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church Fellowship Building in Stanton.

Participants will rotate every 30 minutes to a different table to create three Christmas crafts to carry home. Refreshments will be served.
Register by calling the Extension Office at 205-280-6268.

The cost is $10.00 and everyone is welcome to participate.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 21 At Jemison

The City of Jemison is hosting several holiday events during the coming weeks. On Sunday, November 19, beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be a community-wide service at the City Hall.

On Tuesday, November 21, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held. Activities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the tree lighting will be held at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in participating or have questions, call Tammie McGriff at 688-4491, extension 318.

The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jemison Lions Club, will be Saturday, December 2. The entry fee is $10.00 plus an unwrapped toy delivered to the Jemison Library by Tuesday, November 28, which is the deadline for entering. Line-up for the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m at Jemison High School with the parade beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The parade will travel down Highway 31 from the school and end at Jemison First Baptist Church.

Santa will ride in the parade and return to the City Hall for photos and candy after the parade. Prizes will be given for the Best Christmas Theme, Most Organized, Most Amazing, and Most Participation.

Community Thanksgiving
Dinner At First Methodist

The Clanton First United Methodist Church will host its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23. All are welcome to attend and share the day. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There are several ways to help with the Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations of $35.00 are accepted at the church office to offset the cost of a turkey or ham.

Volunteers are needed to set-up or clean-up before and after the meal. Servers are needed during the meal and also persons are needed to deliver meals to homebound residents.

For more information, contact Gail Sharman at 205-299-0125 or Elisabeth Smith at the church office, 205-755-0490.


Jemison Elementary School Third Grade Gifted Pumpkin Contest Winners, left to right: Root Beer Float by Max Burnett, First Place; Blue 42 by Luke Biel, Second Place; The Dead Pumpkin by Joshua Garcia, Third Place; and Corn Cawb Cal by Jude Easterling, Honorable Mention.


The YMCA in Clanton received a grant to purchase playground equipment. Volunteers worked Wednesday and Thursday installing the equipment and finishing the project. The playground will be used by children who attend the YMCA.

Food Drive Underway
To Help Local Families
Put Food On The Table

The 33rd Annual Food Drive to benefit the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center began October 15 and continues through November 30. Donations help families who have experienced an emergency and need help putting a meal on the table.

You can help Chilton County families by donating non-perishable food items, making a monetary donation or by organizing a food drive at work, school or church.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Emergency Assistance Center located at 502 Enterprise Road in Clanton. Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Monetary donations may be mailed to CCEAC, P.O. Box 1305, Clanton, AL 35045.

Please share what you can to help feed the people. For more information, contact Donny Finlayson at 205-755-7062.



The 2017 Swedish Festival was held in Thorsby on Saturday, October 14. The newly-crowned Queens rode in the parade and were introduced at the Festival ceremonies. The Queens are Madi Price, Carlee Desmond, Braelynn Brooks, Leelah Penley and Ryleigh Green. An antique car show was held along with a 5K run. The Thorsby High School FFA won first place for their float in the parade.


The Chilton County Peach Queens traveled to Montgomery on Tuesday to present Governor Kay Ivey some baskets of peaches. Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach; Governor Ivey, and Abigail Porter, Miss Peach.

Derek Gray conducts the auction of Jerry Harrison's First Place basket of Chilton County peaches. The auction was held June 24 in Clanton and the Carolina Belle peaches sold for $3,400.00.


The Chilton County Farmers Federation purchased the First Place basket of peaches at the Peach Auction on Saturday, June 24 for $3,400.00. The peaches were grown by Jerry Harrison and were the Carolina Bell variety.

Front left, Cambree Crumpton, Young Miss Peach, and Maggi Beth Harrison, Little Miss Peach. Back row, left to right: Wendell Kelley of the Farmers Federation, Abigail Porter, Miss Peach; Jerry Harrison, and Halle Sullivan, Junior Miss Peach.

Mountain View Orchards, Steve Wilson and Andy Millard, grew the Second Place basket of July Prince peaches. Third Place was grown by M&M Farms, Mark and Melissa Knight and were the Paul Friday Lucky 13 variety.

Jared Burnette Farms grew the Fourth Place basket and Henry and Suzanne Williams grew the Fifth Place basket. Both Burnette and Williams entered the Bounty variety.


Martha Bell Jones, left, and Ola Faye Pierce Gilliam were recognized at the 2017 Miss Peach Pageant Thursday evening, June 22. Mrs. Jones is the 1954 Peach Queen and Mrs. Gilliam is the 1959 Peach Queen.

The Queens were supposed to serve as Grand Marshalls at this year’s Peach Parade. The parade has been cancelled due to the predicted rain on Saturday. The Peach Auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Senior Connection building located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center near the City Park.

AFIAF -- A Fool Is A Fool!
Speaking In Letters Is Foolish!"

How many Americans truly believe that we can speakin LETTERS -- rather than the words of the English language?

Why do we continue to have people in our society who -- though claiming to be "average" (and true) Americans -- do not know the English language from the SIDE-OF-THE-HOUSE?

As sorry as the communication is today between different people and the different cultures that seem to be persistent in America -- do you really believe that we can communicate ANYTHING with NOTHING but P D and Q?

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