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Page A-2, The ~zskegee News, April 1, 1999 Tuskegee native member of Tennessee Cabinet Tuskegee native Natasha Metcalf, left, is Commissioner of Tennessee's Department of Human Services (DHS) and a member of the state's cabinet. With Metcalf, from left, are Tennessee Gov. and Mrs. Don Sundquist, Vanessa Austin and Cady Metcalf. Vanessa is Metcalf's sister and Cady Metcalf her father. Dinner, golf tourney tickets available to support schools Final plans are being made for the Black Tie Banquet and Invitational Golf Tournament sponsored by the Macon County Board of Education on Saturday, April 10. The golf tournament will be played at 8 a.m. that Saturday at Grand National Golf Course in Opelika. The banquet will be on that night at 7:30. A reception for Mrs. Deloris Jordan--an author and mother of basketball great Michael Jordan--and guests will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Space is still available for persons desiring to make a $250.00 contribution and receive a ticket to the banquet. An invitation to the ban- quet can be obtained by calling 727-1600 or a check for the $250 can be mailed to the Macon County Board of Education at P.O. Box 830090, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Lionel Richie, one of Tuskegee's favorite sons, will attend and introduce the speaker Mrs. Jordan. Greg Lowery, a noted musician, will provide music for the reception while Dr. Dorothy Riggins will render two of 1-,3r favorite songs. A delightful meal is planned by the staff and chefs at the Tuskegee university Kellogg Conference Center. Saturday morning, the Macon County Invitational Golf Tournament will be played at Grand National. Teams still desiring to regis- ter need to send check for $500 to the Macon county Board of Education at P.O. Box 830090, Tuskegee, AL 36083. There is limited space still available for participation. Entries must be finalized by Wednesday, April 7, 1999. A four man/women Scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Prizes will be given to teams divided into two flights after first Mrs. Deloris Jordan .. Mother of Michael Jordan nine holes. First- through third-place teams will receive for each member $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates, respectively. Lunch for all golfers will be provided after the match. Prizes will also be given for longest drives, closest to the pins on Par 3s, and longest putt made for eagles. Tuskegee's Metcalf Commi " of Tennessee's Human " Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist recently appointed 32-year-old Tuskegee native Natasha Metcalf as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS). As head of DHS, Metcalf oversees approxi- mately 4,000 employees and a total budget of $1.27 billion. DHS administers more than 40 dif- ferent social service programs, including Families First (welfare reform), Food Stamps, Medicaid and TennCare eligibility, Child Support Enforcement, Child Care Center licens- ing, Adult Protective Services and Rehabilitation Services. With more than 150 office locations statewide, DHS is one of the few state agencies with offices in all 95 Tennessee counties. Metcalfjoined the Sundquist administration in 1996 as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor. She served as General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration until her recent appointment. Before joining the Sundquist administration, with Kennerly, Montgomery & Knoxville. Sundquist, who is beginninl governor said, "Natasha has done ing job with every assignment am confident she will new position as well." Metcalf was sworn in Jan. 16 the other members of the ing an inaugural ceremony. ber cabinet includes eight African-Americans. Joining Metcalf in Nashville for events were her parents, Cady Metcalf of Tuskegee, and sister, of San Diego, Calif. Metcalf is a Joseph Catholic School, High School, Hampton University of Tennessee College Sullins heads guard Tuskegee native Palmer Sullins Jr., has been selected to assume command of the Louisiana Army National Guard's 204th Air Traffic Services Group (ATSG) head- quartered in New Orleans, La. Col. Sullins was appointed to. the position in October. The headquarters will directly control units in the Louisiana Army National Guard and will serve as a higher headquarters for aviation traffic services units in 13 other states throughout the nation. The 204th ATSG mission is to provide command and control, staff planning and supervision of air traffic services within a specified area of military opera- tions. Sullins began his flying career at the age of nine. His first instructor was none other than "Chief' Charles A. Anderson, chief instructor pilot for the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Anderson insisted that Palmer fly at every possible opportunity, and he did. Now 17,500 flying hours later, he is still flying in the Louisiana National Guard and in civilian life. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C. in July 1968 and entered active duty at Fort Eustis, Va. in 1969. He was pro- moted to 2nd lieutenant in 1970 while attending Army Flight School and to the rank of cap- tain in 1971 while serving in the Republic of South Vietnam. While in Southeast Asia, he flew more than 600 missions and was an Aircraft Maintenance Officer and a test pilot on UH-1 and CH-47 helicopters. After serving at Sacramento, Calif. Army Depot, he left active duty to become a civilian pilot for Chevron Oil in New Orleans in 1975, the same year he joined the National Guard. He was promoted to major in 1978, to lieutenant colonel in 1990 and to colonel in 1996. His duties in the guard have includ- ed commander of the 199th Aviation Detachment, acting Director of Material Section, 204th Area Support Group; and Director of Logistics. Sullin's awards and decora- tions include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Legion of Merit Medals, Master Badge, Ribbon, RVN three Arm, Medals, Overseas Service Service Ribbon Reserve Achievement Forces Reserve Louisiana Medals, five Longevity Ribbons He was married Esperanza has two sons, and Jonathan He has been Chem, Inc. for 20 years and chief pilot and Chemical Sales The Family Of Sam Would like to express our sincere appreciation to relatives &:friends for its, calls, flowers, cards, prayers, concerns during the illness and beloved son & brother. May God bless each o/you. The Stakely Family Cattleman recognize Paramore Notasulga resident Randall Paramore was recognized for his leadership as president of the Macon County Cattlemen's Association during an awards ceremony held Feb. 18 at the Alabama Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention in Montgomery. In front of a crowd of 500, State ACA President Gregg Blythe of Decatur presented the achieve- ment award and thanked Paramore for his effort. '23ais organization rehes heavily on the work of our volunteer leaders who are dedicated to promoting and advancing the beef indus- try" Blythe said. As president, Paramore, a cattle producer, was successful in hell> ing his organization obtain more members than they had the pre- vious year. Billy Powell, ACA executive vice president, said "Membership is the hfeblood of any organization. With strong membership totals, the cattle industry in Alabama has a strong voice. By increasing membership at the county level the grassroots cattle producers are helping themselves." At year's end, the Macon County Cattlemen's association had 84 members. Total member- ship in the state organization exceeded 12,000. The Alabama Cattlemen's Association works to protect, advance and promote the state's cattle business, a $2 billion dollar industry. i: i ~ iil /ii i i ~ ?!!i~!i:i Did The Legendary Jackie Robinson's Inspiration Come From Tuskegee? just Maybe. Photo Circa 1921. Special Thanks To The Tuskegcc University Archives Dept. ONE BANK. THIS BANK. ALABAMA EXCHANGe BANK Member FDIC ATM-24-Hour Banking Equal Housing Lender (334) 727-1730 HISTORY Normal and Industrial Tuske started the first baseball team CIRCA 1 Washington's Southern POWER the early days. MODEL for other teams to I Their record So does ours. We B A~ customer friendliness. The boys, Spring on our players, customers TheAEB