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Page A-5, The Tuskegee News, October 19, 2000 Town Council took care of sev- items of business Monday (Oct. 16) in its regular meeting under the new adminis-, ga getting new fire truck and police car mayor Louise Ramsey joined by new members Terry Broach and Barbara and returning councilmen "Bub" "Butch" Garner and Robin Collins, Council heard several requests. asked that all boards meet on a basis with minutes to be filed in Town for public records. The mayor also told the she is looking to recommend employee but wants a review of town's personnel r to be addressed in deciding about the pay The council heard that a replacement for Donald Johnson is needed on the Recreation Board. Johnson is the Notasulga High coach who died of a hehrt attack in the summer. Ramsey asked file council to do a survey in their districts of how many streets lights might be needed in order to assure enough are requested. The mayor also asked the council to support Amendment 1 on the Nov. 7 ballot, noting that Amendment 1 if passed is expected to provide funds to replace a dangerous bridge near the Volunteer Fire Department. Council members were also told a new fire truck is expected to be delivered by the end of the week. Financing for the $130,000 vehicle was approved last week in a called meeting of the council. Financing is at 6 per cent through Colonial Bank in Tallassee. The council also approved allowing the Fire Department to purchase equipment such as hoses, nozzles and foaming agent as needed out of the department's account. Also approved was the purchase of a new police car to replace a care that will be stripped and sold as surplus. In other business: Council approved a retail beer and retail wine (offpremises) license for Charles Bundrick representing WT's No. 29. *Approved a contract with STAT Ambulance Service to serve the town. Tabled a license request until November's council meeting for a Class I liquor license for Bernard Scroggins on behalf of the Men's Social Club. *Heard a request from Macon Russell Community Action Agency for Notasulga to increase its contributioh to the agency from $200 to $300 a month. Decided that $200 is in~ budget and that it no more can be contributed at this time. Decided to continue using AlaTax as the town's tax collection service. --Information submitted by Cathy Kelley, Notasulga Town Clerk. rd (From Page A.1) for Future Juvenile Justice. past president of the Alabama of District Judges and is cur- of the Alabama Council of Family Court Judges. Opponent, 37-year-old Wise, has lawyer for a limited time with no as a judge. She is a staff attor- ~ the Alabama Supreme Court. Ford realizes that there is little given the appellate court races, Says they are very important. election will decide five of nine the Supreme Court and three of on both the civil and criminal courts," said Judge Ford who had a case overturned by an court. ~2VIost of the attention is Chief Justice (Supreme Court) in a way because not know what the appellate Ford explained that the criminal court deals with studying briefs by lawyers from lower court criminal cases. ~l~nere is no testimony. The appeals judges consider the law and facts of the case and decide what should prevail in the appeal. The case is either upheld and can be overturned when the error is so great. Most cases that aren't upheld are normally returned for retrial rather than overturned." Civil court cases have the same consid- erations, but monetary damages can be reduced by the appellate court in civil cases. In his years as judge, Ford has dealt with non-municipal traffic offenses, juve- nile court, small claims civil cases up to $10,000 and some felony cases. He" believes his experience is much greater than his opponent's. Getting the message to the public away from Macon County is the challenge for he and his campaign manager, Tuskegee attorney Robert Simms Thompson. Judge Ford visits as much of the state as his schedule permits and is targeting about 20 of the O~ (From Page A-l) Ind. 1963-70, the from engineering to New Zealand and the Fiji I to serve as missionaries with the Doya| is the mLnister at Church of Christ. five children by birth and a =adopted" while, in the Fiji The family includes 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Drue recalled that 14 former students from three classes met in October of 1999 while eating at the Hotel Talisi when they derided to hold a "Big Blast" for all Macon County High School classes. "We wanted to do this before we died," Drue laughingly related. also helped raise three of It started out for classes from 1945-55 nephews throug~~ ~gh school, and grew from there as Drue began hear- dulls leaves dry weather this year will dull autumn fail leaf some locations, says Ken Tilt, Extension horticultur- the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. conditions will cause most trees that usually turn such as poplars, to lose their leaves prematurely. such as oaks, will hold their leaves longer but col- not be as brilliant. rains may help some trees whose leaves still have Color. Colors should peak around the last of October or November in Alabama, depending on how much cool we get between now and then. Leaves already are change in,some sections of Alabama. green color of leaves is caused by a pigment called which helps trees make food. During the fall, to separate from their branches because of less and cooler temperatures, gradually cutting offwater Chlorophyll stops being manufactured in the and the chlorophyll begins to break down. At this begin to see the yellows and reds of fall, says Tilt. In Memory Of Phil Loretan l orn to Eternal Life October 17, 1998 the images of light, banquet, singing, tears wiped away, seeing knowing as we are known, we thank you, O God, that those ~ace walked with us abide now in You in deep communion and that he with them in the silence of hearts turned to You. We thank you, You sent us your Son enabling love and compassion in their this earth. We thank you that Your Holy Spirit poured forth accomplish Your purposes in the lives of Your children. can give a deserving child a home through foster care or adoption, call us at 1-80.0-926-8887 or 262-0073 w ww. f a milyfi nd r s. o rg Family Finders is a collaborativo effort of social service agencies to find foster and adoptive homes for children In the custody of t~e Department of Human Resources and foster homes for vulnerable adults. largest voting counties. He meets the public by speaking to organizations, and through interviews with newspapers, television stations and radio stations. ~I basically try to lay out my experi- ence," he pointed out. Judge Ford realizes that the presiden- tial race between A1 Gore and George W. Bush will lead to voting along party lines, but is encouraged by the fact that Alabama has been a state known for split-ticket voting. Should voters look at each race, Judge Ford believes it will be to his adv&ntage. With such a hectic schedule, Judge Ford still makes time for a life away from the campaign and his judge's duties. Widowed in early 1997 when his wife, Dr. Doris Ford an Auburn University pro- fessor, died, the judge was married again about a month ago to the former Barbara Lewis of Tuskegee. The family includes four children--Audra, Winston, Rimcek and Sonya: Judge Ford has two years remaining on ing from graduates from back in the 1920s. Nearly 20 graduates from the 1920s and '30s attended "The Big Blast." Many of those who attended the reunion were amazed at the work Drue. her husband and other volunteers had done. The reward for Drue can be summed up in her own comments in the memory book, "I feel bles~ed to have been so critically his current district judge term and would continue in that office if not elected to the appellate court on Nov. 7. He seid that his perspective of Alabama is very positive during his campaign. ~I had never been to Alabama when I graduated from Howard University Law School to work here in 1974," recalled Judge Ford who worked for a year in the State Attorney General's Office and later with Fred Grays law firm in Tuskegee before his appointment by Gov. Wallace as a district judge in 1977. The Philadelphia, Pa. native certainly now calls Alabama home. "I've been received very well throughout the state," said Judge Ford who is seek- ing to become one of only a handful of African-Americans to have served on one of Alabama's highest courts. ~I can truly say that Alabama has progressed a lot over the past few years, rm proud to be an Alabamian." involved in the reunion planning and the work on this book. Through this I have become more intimately acquainted with many who would have only been a name otherwise (and in some instances not even a name I remembered, or who remembered me.). 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