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Page A'2, The Tuskegee News, December 9, 2010 l00ave eard? This Week, Have you Heard goes to the Web with recent comments posted about stories on www.thetuskegeenews00om Already struggling Tuskegee/Macon County residents are struggling already with their utilities. And now you started charging to set up payment arrangements just recently. And now another increase comes on. We will not be able to survive here. Utilities here are more than rent. There have to be another supplier or something cause only a few will be able to afford to pay for their utilities cause it is already had on us now, especially ones that only m ske minimum wage or a little above. Little old Tuskegee, someone is gonna have to step up/in and make a change. Tuskegeans, we are gonna have to stand tip for something or we will fall. Blame feds for rate hike Thanks to the federal government, rates are high everywhere. I doubt the utilities board has any control over what is going on. I've lived other places and the rates in Tuskegee are about the same as they are in these other places. What we need to do is stand up 'to the federal government and make them stop forcing small towns to do things that can't afford to do. Something has to change .Something has to change with the UBT. I cannot afford to pay my utilities I have no job at this time and am strug- gling, which has caused me to move in with family. This a crying shame. Nearly a ghost town Rate are too high already compared to the surrounding cities (Auburn, Montgomery, Millbrook, Prattville). Keep on and Tuskegee will be a ghost town.., isn't far from one now. IRS repayment plan is.. "Pitiful .... " Invasion suspect arrests Bravo Lt. Collins!!! TU-prostate cancer The article was wonderfully written. The research at TU and the partnership with Saint Francis Hospital will give hope, health and healing to black men and all men across the country. Global opportunity What a new global opportunity that begins in our beloved Tuskegee and now partnered with friends in Hartford, CT. I believe Tuskegee, through this part- nership, will find promising medications for African-American men and all men, everywhere. WOW. God bless them all Milton and the 600 Club performed a great service for those in need. God bless them all! Got a conuuent? We want to know what you have to say. Emall to, fax to (334) 727- 7700 or leave voice mail at 727-3020 after 7 pan. Your name will not be revealed. Please limit comments to 40 words or fewer. Student Spotlight Buy Local Makiyah Rucker Makiyah 'Phat" Rucker is a Second grader at George Wash- ington Carver. She loves school and does not have any favorite subject. Her favorite teacher is Ms. Meadows. Gospel music is her favorite and Gullah Gullah Island is what she loves to watch on tel- evision. Her extracurricular activity is karate and her hob- bies include dancing, singing and modeling. Soccer is her fa- vorite sport. Her future goal is to become a nurse or hair stylist. Being with her teacher is the reason she likes school. Chandra and Michael Rucker are her parents. Tatiana Lee Tatiana Lee is a fifth grader at Tuskegee Public School who hopes to be an anesthe- siologist one day. Her fa- vorite subject is math, and Ms. Smith and Ms. McCord are her favorite teachers. She listens to gospel music and Marvin Sapp is her fa- vorite artist. She watches everything on BET and sits quietly reading mysteries. At Tuskegee Public,Tatiana is a cheerleader. Reading, .writing, cheering and dancing are her hobbies. Kickball and volleyball are her favorite sports. "Reach for the Stars" is her favorite saying and she en- courages her classmatesto do it. Doing her work is why she likes school and she has no dislikes. Her mother is Alva Lee. Teacher Spotlight Jevette Page Jevette E. Page is in her 12th year with the Macon County School System. She is currently teaching sec- ond grade at D.C. Wolfe School. She has taught first and second grades, served as the ARFI Reading Coach and the District Ele- mentary Resource Teacher. She is also an Auburn Univer- sity Sunbelt Writing Teacher Consultant and a TEAM Math Elementary Teacher Leader Academy Fellow. She completed her under- graduate degree from Fisk University and her master's from City University of New York, Brooklyn College in Guidance and Counseling, Auburn University Mont- gomery in Early Childhood Education. She is currently engagec[in doctorial study at Auburn University in Early Childhood Education. She has also taken Seminary and Bible College courses. She listens to contemporary Christian jazz, the likes of Ben Tankard. The little time avail- able for television viewing is spent on the Food Chane, like th Iron Chef Cook-offs, and the news. Her favorite reading is the Holy Bible. She reads the writings of Watchman Nee and peruses a variety of maga- zines and books. Swimming is her favorite sport. She enjoys the water and watching swim- ming meets. Her extracurricular activities include being an ordained minister, the assistant to Pas: tor John L. Cantelow III at Greenwood Missionary Bap- tist Church. She has worked as a leader to the Boy Scouts ' of America and looks forward to working with the Cub Scouts. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Kappa Delta Pi Educa- tion Honor Society and others. Arts and crafts, healthy cook- ing, reading, and conversation. are her hobbies. '[ can do all things through Christ, which strengthens Me." is her favorite quote. 'i became a teacher to influ- ence and encourage the under standing children have of their potential and capacity to par- ticipate in this wondrous global community with skilll enthusiasm and confidence. I want to teach!" Page is single and is close to her immediate and extended families. She has two brothers, Aubrey O. Page II and SaJean H. Page, and one sister that bears a remarkable resem- blance to her, Jennifer E. Page. Her parents are Mrs. Geraldine E. Page and the late Aubrey O. Page. By supporting area business like these, you support the Macon County community. Library inside the Gomillion. Tuskegee- Macon Public Library The Tuskegee-Macon County Public Library vision is to be the learning place for the community, inspiring peo- ple of all ages with the love of books and reading, advancing the pursuit of knowledge, and enhancing the quality of life for all who use the Library. The Christmas Program at the li- brary will be on Saturday, December 18 from 11 a.m.-lp.m. There will a Christmas Scavenger Hunt, a dramatic reading and pictures taking with Santa. The local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is co- sponsoring the event. Location: 302 South Main Street (Inside the Gomillion Building) skegee, AL 36083 HFS: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.- 4:3Op.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- i p.m. Phone: (334) 727-5192 Buy Local is brought to you by: Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce Know your stuff Coming Up Next KnowYour Stuff' is a weekly contest on area This Week MCCRR Activity Center Benefit Gospel Festival An Open Door Gospel Festival will be conducted Saturday, De- cember 11 to benefit the Macon County Council on Retardation and Rehabilitation (MCCRR) Ac- tivity Center. The benefit will be at 2 p.m. at the L.H. Gregg Auditorium at Tuskegee Municipal Complex. Featured will be local soloists and groups. Master of Ceremonies will be Sylvester McPherson, 'Tne Communicator." Bank drive-thru and parking lot in downtown Tuskegee. Faith Minism'es Clothes Give-Away The Welcome Committee at Faith Ministries in Tuskegee is sponsoring a free clothes give- away Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. atthe RBC . between 8:30 a.m. and noon. P Community- Wide Food Drive Beta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will coordinate a community- wide Food Drive for the area Food Bank on Saturday, Decem- ber 18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Square downtown Tuskegee. All Greek letter organizations are in- vited to join with the drive, as all other organizations, agencies and churches. "Let's Give", Tis the Season! Due to the turbulence of the economy the need for food sup- plies has increased. Let's give to those who rely on us for assis- tance during this holiday sea- son. Please drop off food items history brought to you by The Tuskegee News. Questions are provided by the Tuskegee Human Rights and Multicultural Center. Tuskegee Trivia Who was the only female to serve on the County Commission ? Call The Tuskegee News at (334) 727-3020 to answer. The first person to correctly answer the question on Thursday wins a gift certifi- cate to Ala's Unique Boutique in Tuskegee. Please refrain from answering if you've won in the past four weeks. [ Last weeks answer: Lucius Amerson i n I 1966 ' , J In History One year ago: Beloved professor and community activist Dr. J.H.M. Henderson dies at age 92... TU foot- ball team ends 2009 season at 10-2 after a 21-7 win over Elizabeth City State in the Pioneer Bowl. Five years ago: Tuskegee University defeats Bowie State University 28-26 in Pioneer, Bowl. TU officials and head football coach Rick Comegy discuss a possible move by Comegy to Jackson State. Ten years ago: A $i0 million, 55-square-foot Rosa Parks Library and Museum opens at Troy State Uni- versity Montgomery in honor of Mrs. Parks, a Tuskegee nativeknown as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.