Franklin Living Fall 2012

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<ul><li><p>AUTUMN 2012. VOL. 2 ISSUE NO. 3AUTUMN 2012. VOL. 2 ISSUE NO. 3</p><p>County man enjoys County man enjoys ultimate man caveultimate man caveStudents share faith through Students share faith through services at schoolsservices at schools</p></li><li><p>Phillip &amp; Sherene Wade</p><p>390 Underwood Rd. Russellville, AL256-332-3826 </p><p> Short-term rehab Long-term care Physical therapy Occupational therapy Speech therapy</p><p>Quality Care from a staff who respects your health care needs. </p><p>Offering: Activities and enjoyable social programs.</p><p> Large private rooms for short term care.</p><p>Medicare or private insurance may cover these stays.</p><p>Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery</p><p>Terrace Manor Nursing &amp; Rehabilitation Center, Inc.</p></li><li><p>e have now arrived at one of the most beautiful and most enjoyable times of the year.The weather cools, leaves change, football season is in full swing and the holidays are </p><p>just around the corner.But with the arrival of fall comes one of the busiest times of the year as well.While we would all like to kick back and just gaze at the changing scenery around us, there is just too much to do it seems.With fall, we have the Spirit of Hodges Festival, Spruce Pine Day, events at school and soon to be Christmas parades.With all the hustle and bustle, we hope you have a chance to sit down and enjoy this edition of Franklin Living, Alabamas best niche publication according to the Alabama Press Associations Better Newspapers Contest.This edition features profiles on Russellville Police Lt. Mike Prince, who is an avid aviator, local horse far-rier and entertainer Joseph Baldwin, a feature about Russellville attorney Shane James impressive man cave and an inspiring story about local students who unashamedly share their faith.We hope you enjoy taking just a glimpse of what life is like in Franklin County, Ala., the best place in the world to call home.</p><p>41</p><p>14</p><p>17</p><p>22</p><p>25</p><p>31</p><p>34</p><p>38Off the stage</p><p>Up, up and away</p><p>Whats hot?</p><p>Spreading the message</p><p>Bees wax</p><p>Game day hideaway</p><p>Holiday health tips</p><p>On the map</p><p>Baldwin carries on work as a horse ferrier</p><p>Local policeman haspassion for aviation</p><p>View some of the latest falldeco-rations and fashions</p><p>Students gather at flag poles to pray together</p><p>Delicious honey-baesed recipes </p><p>James enjoys the ultimate man cave</p><p>Roxy concert series listed on Americana Music Triangle</p><p>Dont battle the holiday bulge</p><p>W</p><p>FCNI Publisher Jonathan Willis with his wife, FCNI Publisher Jonathan Willis with his wife, Mandi, and sons, Cade, 2, and Ty, 5.Mandi, and sons, Cade, 2, and Ty, 5.</p></li><li><p>P.O. Box 1088 Russellville, AL 35653256-332-1881 fax: 256-332-1883</p><p></p><p>Publisher Jonathan WillisEditorial J.R. Tidwell and Kellie SingletonPhotography Heather Mouser, Nicole Burns, Elliott Gordon, Terri Lynn Underwood, Teresa StoughSales Peggy Hyde and Nicole Pell Composition Karen McAfeeCirculation Thomas Morris</p><p>FranklinLIVING</p><p>Franklin Living is published four times per year by Franklin County Newspapers, Inc. Copyright 2011 by Franklin County </p><p>Newspapers, Inc.</p><p>6 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>WHAT TO DO</p><p>Spirit of HodgesOctober 12-13The Spirit of Hodges is celebrated each October in one of Franklin Countys most enduring communi-ties. The event includes food, car show, kids games, train ride, horse </p><p>shoe contest and door prizes.</p><p>Spruce Pine DayOctober 20The proud community of Spruce Pine celebrates its past each year with a festival complete with vendors, games and opportunities to see the </p><p>one-of-a-kind Spruce Pine Museum.</p><p>RCS Engineering Community NightOctober 29RCS Engineering, Russellvilles engineering team, will host a commu-nity night on Monday, Oct. 29, from 6-9 p.m. in the Russellville Middle School Cafeteria to showcase the </p><p>projects the team has been working on and the material they will be enter-ing in the BEST Robotics competi-</p><p>tion on Nov. 3.</p><p>Fall Rummage SaleNovember 2The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church in downtown Russellville will host a Super Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 2, at the Ministry Center located behind the </p><p>church.</p><p>Opals Baby productionNovember 8-11The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts will perform their first play of the 2012-2013 season, Opals Baby, from Nov. 8-11 at the </p><p>Weatherford Centre in Red Bay.</p><p>Veterans Day paradeNovember 9</p><p>The annual Veterans Day parade will take place in downtown Russellville </p><p>on Nov. 9.</p><p>Rockin at the RoxyOctober 13, November 10 and December 8The Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council hosts the Rockin at the Roxy concert series the second Saturday night of each month featur-ing the popular KGB and special musical guests. Visit the historic Roxy Theater for a night filled with </p><p>great live local music.</p><p>Franklin County Christmas paradesThe dates for the Christmas parades in Russellville, Red Bay, Phil Campbell and Vina are as follows:Red Bay Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.Russellville Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.Vina Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.Phil Campbell Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.</p><p>7FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>OUT &amp; ABOUTOne of the highlights of the Franklin County year is high school football season. Local teams, cheerleaders and bands give fans plenty to cheer about as they support the Russellville Golden Tigers, Red Bay Tigers, Phil Campbell Bobcats, Vina Red Devils and Tharptown Wildcats.</p><p>8 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>9FRANKLIN LIVING</p><p>OUT &amp; ABOUT</p></li><li><p>OUT &amp; ABOUT</p><p>Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett and Capt. Mike Prince pass out stickers to the chil-dren attending the Franklin County Watermelon Festival in August.</p><p>One year-old Macy Dalrymple enjoyed her time at the Watermelon Festival.</p><p>Russellville Civitan member Mark DeArman mans their putt-putt golf booth</p><p>First Baptist Church-Russellville members Rick Hall, Kathy Hall, Jeff Bowling, Nancy Bowling, John Tyler Harding and Alma Bowling pose outside their booth.</p><p>10 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>OUT &amp; ABOUT</p><p>Ponda Gordon and her daughter, Katelynn, enjoy fresh-squeezed strawberry lemonade. </p><p>Rayburn Massey and Phil Campbell Mayor Jerry Mays pose for a picture.</p><p>The Strickland family enjoys a day at the Watermelon Festival. Pictured are Kevin, LeAnn, Ellyse, Addie, and Drew.</p><p>Probate Judge Barry Moore (center) poses with members of his family.</p><p>Circuit Judge Terry Dempsey and his wife, Kristi, enjoy the festivities.</p><p>Janice Dady with Dadys Roasted Corn serves up one of the festival goers favorite treats.</p><p>11FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>Russellville Civitan members Stratt Byars, Doug Hendon, Morris Woody Woodruff and Milt Sage pose in their trailer.</p><p>Red Bay resident Lee Page poses at the Watermelon Festival Car Show by his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 that he restored.</p><p>Kody Madden performs a song at the First United Methodist Churchs praise and worship service.</p><p>Nicole and Kevin Butler and their daughter, Natalie, enjoy the rides.</p><p>Russellville Police Officer Reece Coan and Kassy Franks find some shade.</p><p>OUT &amp; ABOUT</p><p>12 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>OUT &amp; ABOUT</p><p>Frog Ponds Will Wingo won second place in the biggest melon contest. He is pictured with Watermelon Queen Brook Swinney.</p><p>Barry Pounders measures the winning melon in the largest melon contest, which was won by Decaturs Clifton Knight.</p><p>Elijah Mashburn with entries in the best dressed contest. He entered the contest along with his siblings.</p><p>101 year-old Omer Johnson enjoyed the fes-tival. He is pictured with Watermelon Queen Brook Swinney.</p><p>Addie Beth and Taylor Stockton enjoyed the Watermelon Festival with their grandparents, Tim and Lisa Stockton.</p><p>Jackson McAfee took a stroll through the fes-tival with his grandmother, Karen McAfee, and aunt, Joanie.</p><p>13FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>WHATS HOT</p><p>14 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>FAITH MATTERS</p><p>Spreading the messageSpreading the messageStudents gather at school flag poles to prayStudents gather at school flag poles to pray for nation, fellow students and family for nation, fellow students and family</p></li><li><p>Students at Russellville High School gathered to pray before school on Wednesday, Sept. 26 as part of the national See You at the Pole event.</p><p>s religious faith is slowly but surely van-ishing from Americas public classrooms, the responsibility to keep religious beliefs and practices alive falls on the shoul-ders of faith-based student groups who </p><p>schedule events for their faiths to be recognized. Throughout Franklin County, students take part in </p><p>organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.At Russellville High School, the Christian student population joins together under the name Christian Students United (CSU).The group has weekly Bible study meetings on Tuesday mornings that </p><p>serve as spiritual encouragement, and they have club meetings throughout the school year, but no doubt their biggest event every year is the worldwide See You at the Pole event held each September. According to Katelynn Gordon, a senior at RHS who serves as president of CSU, the purpose of See You at the Pole is to come together as a group of Christians to pray for their classmates, teachers, school, city, state and nation.The prayers start with yourself and go all the way up to President Obama, Gordon said. There are so many people in our lives who need prayer, and as Christians, we believe prayer is a powerful thing.If we can all come together across the nation and the world just for one day and lift up our countries and our leaders, just think of the change that could come from that.The idea for the first See You at the Pole event came about in 1990 when a group of teenagers from Burleson, Texas, felt burdened to pray for their friends. The group drove to three different schools and prayed at the flagpoles for many issues and people.After lots of organizing, the first See You at the Pole event was held in September of that same year, and more than 45,000 teenagers in four states participated.The event now includes millions of participants in 20 countries.According to Richard Parker, the youth minister at First Baptist Church in Russellville, this is the 20th year for Russellville schools to participate in the event.See You at the Pole is really one of the few times dur-ing the year all Christian students are involved in a single event, Parker said, so it allows students to see how big the body of Christ, not just their church, is in the area.Parker said as a youth minister, its good to see the younger generations taking initiative to pray for one another and the world around them.Students are able to take leadership roles through CSU and thats great to see them standing up for their faith, Parker said. In my opinion, though, the great-est impact is probably the dialogue that opens up as a result of the event because of students wearing a </p><p>ASTORY BY </p><p>KELLIE SINGLETON</p><p>PHOTOS BY HEATHER MOUSER, </p><p>ELLIOTT GORDON AND NICOLE </p><p>BURNS</p><p>18 FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>Phil Campbell High School students met at the flag pole at the high schools football stadium as part of See You at the Pole activities.</p><p>SYATP shirt.Gordon agreed.Ive participated in See You at the Pole since the sixth grade and we always get people coming up to us who ask what were doing and why were doing it, she said. It gives us a chance to witness to them and even opens up the door for us to invite them to church.Coming out to an event where students will be praying for many different groups and people may not seem appealing to some teens. Couple that with the fact that the event is held at 7 a.m. before school starts and most people would assume that no teenager would want to make that much of a sacrifice just to pray.But each year, hundreds of teens continue to show up at the RHS flagpole to pray and take a stand.It is the one event each year where Christian students gather to pray for each other at our school. It is well worth get-ting up to share this experience with each other, said Laurel Wade, a senior at RHS and member of the FBC-Russellville youth group.Drew Malone, who is also a senior and member of FBC-Russellville, said the close-ness experienced during the event among the believers is strong.It is a powerful thing when an entire school can join together and pray along with millions of others around the world, Malone said. I really like the small group prayer time where we pray for classmates who dont know Christ and for God to watch over our school.Ryan Mouser, youth minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Russellville, said he believes the event is important to bring the young Christians together as a community.This is a great opportunity for the different denominations to come together and work together as fellow Christians, Mouser said. It shows that we are not divided and that we all pray to the same God.FUMC-Russellvilles youth leader, Elliott Gordon, said he has been talking to his group for over a month about the impor-tance of the event.School-sponsored prayer is out of the question these days and sometimes that makes a young Christian shy away from their faith and what they believe, he said, but this is a chance to boldly proclaim, Im not ashamed and this is what I believe in.Its a great thing for our young people and something they should be proud to partici-pate in.</p><p>19FRANKLIN LIVING</p></li><li><p>Creating New JobsPromoting rural economic development.</p><p>Roger Bedford &amp; Assoc. P.C.256-332-6966 fax: 256-332-6967 334-242-7862 email:</p><p>Paid for by Roger Bedford, P.O. Box 370, Russellville, AL 35653</p><p>State Senator Roger H. 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