Archive for June 2011
Lynn, AL – The monthly Mens Fellowship meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28, at the Lynn Church of God on Alabama Highway 5, one block south of Traders and Farmers Bank in Lynn at 7 PM. A fellowship meal will begin at 6PM. Special singing and guest speakers will be participating during worship time. For more info, contact Pastor Nick Ray (205) 412-8991
Decatur , Ala. – Approximately 1,000 antique cars and trucks will make their way to Point Mallard Park July 8th and 9th for the 24th annual Greater Tennessee Valley Antique Car Show. The event has grown to be one of the largest car shows in the region attracting collectors and fans from as far away as New Hampshire. Along with vintage vehicles, the two-day event also features a huge Swap Meet, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and an assortment of food vendors.
As spectators admire the antique cars and trucks and mingle with the owners, music and live entertainment are slated for both days with renowned Elvis tribute artist Michael Dean set to perform throughout the day on Saturday. Popular with collectors and classic automotive enthusiasts, the Swap Meet, featuring old parts and memorabilia, will be open both days.
Registration is $25 per vehicle and the first 500 entries will receive a free t-shirt and dash plague. This year’s grand prizes are two 350 Chevrolet engines and a set of Chrome Wheels. Door prizes (for registered cars only) include tools, shop equipment, televisions and much more.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free for spectators. Sponsors are Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Family Security Credit Union, and Minor Tire and Visions Wheel. Event organizers extend a special thank you to Decatur Parks and Recreation for allowing the Car Show to be held at Point Mallard Park.
For more information, call Doug Poole at 256.773.9652 or Charles Adams at 256.350.3383 .
About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County . For information on special events and attractions in Decatur and Morgan County, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028 or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org.
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Agency will be in the following locations to distribute food to eligible families.
No applications will be taken at the distribution sites.
- Haleyville Old ARC Building 10 am – 11:30 am
- Lynn City Hall 1 pm – 2 pm
- Hamilton Recreation Center 10 am – 11:30 am
- Brilliant Housing Authority 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- Hackleburg Town Hall 10 am – 11 am
- Bear Creek City Hall 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
- Double Springs 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Double Springs Municipal Bulding on Hwy 195 South)
- Addison Community Center 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- Guin City Hall 10 am – 11 am
- Winfield Community Center 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
If additional information is needed please call:
- Hamilton (205)921-4224,
- Double Springs (205)489-5448,
- Haleyville (205)486-7239
(This agency prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex age, handicap, religion or national origin)
Marion Winston Counties Community Action Committee
P.O. Box 1716
Hamilton, AL 35570
(205) 921-3415 FAX
June 2, 2011
Memo To : News Media
From : Hamilton Police and Fire Departments
Subject : Press Release
Hot Weather Safety Concerns especially regarding the elderly
The Hamilton Police and Fire Departments want everyone to be aware of the dangers that hot weather bring, especially to the elderly. Areas surrounding Marion County have already experienced heat advisories with temperature indices expected to approach 105 degrees. The dangers can be heightened when temperatures climb earlier in the day than usual.
During hot weather, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Stay out of the sun and in the shade or in air conditioning when possible. Recognize the danger signs of heat related illnesses such as unusual fatigue, skin temperature, or conscious levels.
It is especially important to make frequent checks on and assist the elderly or those who are shut in doors. If someone is found to be suffering a heat related illness, keep the person calm and cool while you contact emergency services.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures combined with humidity is expected and that a situation will exist in which heat related illnesses or deaths are possible. People can stay aware of heat advisories by keeping alert to local news and weather broadcasts or by obtaining information from the National Weather Service on the internet at http://www.nws.gov