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Board of Directors Earl Hyers Marie Black Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Mary Stewart Library Staff Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn Rayford Donna Crescenzi Elaine Land Karen Speck Darnell Johnson Minta Forester Kathryn Clark Joni Mize Angela Olivier Patrick Clark Frank Crescenzi
Volume 14 Issue 10
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Statistics for August 2012
Circulation Attendance New Materials Site Visits Borrowers on roll Employment searches Internet Users Genealogy Users 9,041 9,492 460 199,861 12,659 2,830 2,514 765
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Clopton United Methodist Church By Jocelyn Ross-Rayford
In the community of Clopton, located in the northeastern section of Dale County, is the Clopton Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery. On September 28, 2000 they were listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Although the present church was built in 1924, it was erected on the original space occupied by its predecessor, built in 1850. It was a time when many pioneer families came from the Carolinas via Henry and Barbour counties. Some names of the pioneer families that helped to found this 150-year old congregation are Bethune, Camp, Clark, Dunn, Gaskins, Haynes, Hogan, Horne, Morris, Hudspeth, Jordan, Lingo, McDaniel, McGlaun, Roberts, Stokes, Pearce, Reynolds, Sanders, Solomon, Steagall, Tice, Scott, and Westmoreland. The formation of the original church of 1850 was organized by Reverend John Wesley Solomon (b. 1822-d. 1901). At that time, it was a very plain church; it lacked a steeple, belfry, and choir loft. However, the aisles were carpeted. There were three aisles in this church. The pews on the left were for the men to be seated; the pews on the right were for the women and children to be seated. In addition to a pedal organ, there were cuspidors throughout the church, according to Ms. Tommie Waters. The cuspidors, she explained, were there “so that Lee Horne, Joe Sanders, and Dr. William Weems could chew tobacco during church.” The original church building was replaced under the leadership of Jack Reynolds, Chairman of the Building Committee in 1924. Sunday school rooms were added during the tenure of Pastor Rev. Paul Duffy, in 1947. Finally, many members of the church volunteered to build a parsonage in 1956. It was not until 1986, under Pastor Rev. Gary Frey, that an indoor bathroom was installed. In 1999 the church was given a “Facelift” of vinyl siding, new windows and a wrought iron railing above the new tile steps, under the leadership of Chairman Howell Peebles. HARRY POTTER MARATHON EVENT Inside the church can be found two original pulpit Our ”Harry Potter” marathon continues on Thursdays chairs, a cuspidor, a hundred year old Bible, the pulpit, water pitcher, and some books of hymns without musical during October. Popcorn and a drink will be served notes. The original pews are still being used; they have from 4:15 until show time at 4:30. been moved into the Sunday school class. This year the Clopton United Methodist Church will be celebrating Oct. 4th—Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire their 152nd anniversary as a church. According to Mrs. Oct. 11th—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Waters, the Clopton Cemetery is a sacred place in the life Oct. 18th—Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince of the church and the Clopton community. Some of the Oct. 25th—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 graves found there date back to the 1850’s.
Friends of the Library By Elizabeth “Liz” Babine The Friends of the Library and the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce put on another successful Not-Just-Desserts, on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 5:30PM – 7:00PM. The following FOL members contributed food and/or muscle in order to make this event possible. We need to thank Bill Vignoe, Georgianna Seymour, Elaine Potts, Mary Vaeth, Mary Grace Hood, Sandra Holmes, Roberta Hyers, Bobbie McLauchlin, Sara Carroll, Martha Overstreet, Mo Armstrong, Brenda Harper, Brenda Minton, Jean Beverly, Mary Sue Switzer and Abrigail Jones. If we have forgotten anyone, please know that your contribution was greatly appreciated. Also we need to thank Ms. Tanya Roberts, Director of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce, for sending out invitations to all chamber members, inviting them to come and enjoy a fellowship evening with the Friends of the Library. A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Lynn Ivey, who entertained all with her lovely singing voice. Lynn sang a number of tunes that we all were familiar with and never get tired of hearing. Also, we want to thank her husband, Tim, who acted as her sound man. Lynn received many “kudos” for her performance. The Friends of the Library are proud to have her as one of our board members. Thanks again Lynn, for a job well done. The FOL are inviting all who wish to attend to come and hear Attorney Clayton Davis, Social Security Specialist, speak on Medicare and the importance of Wills, Power of Attorney and Medical Directives. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 2:00PM – 3:30PM, in the Alice Doughty room at the Library. There will be light refreshments. All are welcome.
NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLERS—FICTION Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore Clockwork Angels by Kevin Anderson Creole Belle by James Lee Burke Darling Dahlias & the Confederate Rose -Susan W Albert Frozen Heat by Richard Castle Garment of Shadows by Laurie King Gone by Randy Wayne White Gun Games by Faye Kellerman Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice by Michael Brandman Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues—Michael Brandman Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness Tigers Claw by Dale Brown Time Keeper by Mitch Albom Tombs by Clive Cussler Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay 12.21 by Dustin Thomason Zoo by James Patterson BEST SELLERS—NONFICTION A Nation of Deadbeats:… America’s Financial Disasters (338.5 NEL) Agent Garbo: Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day (940.5 TAL) Axmann Conspiracy: Nazi Plan For Fourth Reich… (943.08 SEL) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable… (158 B) Eight Habits of Love (241.4 BAC) Guinness World Records 2012 (031 GUI) Injustice: Exposing Racial Agenda of Obama Justice Department (364.1 ADA) Love Is the Cure by Elton John (614.5 JOH) Templars and the Shroud of Christ (232.96 FRA) The Seed Underground: Growing Revolution to Save Food (631.5 RAY) Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters & Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk (364.1 FUN)
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Memory of Joe Nathan Newman Eleanor Trussell In Honor of Charles Zeigler Donor Avis Joan Autrey Greg Siegfried Donor Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society Carole Ball Claybank Master Gardeners Other Donors Wiregrass United Way Jack Cumbie Friends of the Library Renee Kingsley Carolyn Wooley Reta Dyson Harold Thompson Dennis Hatcher Alabama Forest Owners’ Association, Inc. John Woodall William & Avis Joan Autrey Ricky Kennedy Carol Gomez Elizabeth Scarbinsky Doris Baker Vonda Guinn Mary Johnstonbaugh Don Turner Building Improvement Fund Donations Bridlewood Chapel Memorial for Whigham Mixson given by Imogene Mixson
FROM THE DIRECTOR
We enjoyed delicious food, good company, and wonderful music provided by Lynn Ivey during our recent program “Not Just Desserts” sponsored by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the library. Many people worked together to make this a successful program and we thank them for their time and talents. The last Saturday in October, the 27th, is Make A Difference Day (MADD). This is a time when communities come together as a national day of doing good, and everyone is encouraged to spend time doing a good deed that makes a difference. This year we need volunteers for two projects: Vivian B. Adams School and the Ozark-Dale County Public Library. If you’d like to join us on this day, choose a project and meet at that location at 8:00am. We should all finish by noon. To volunteer or get a project idea, E-mail Melissa Perault at email@example.com. It’s October and time for our Halloween Drawing Contest. All children are invited to enter by drawing the scariest Halloween scene imaginable and turning it in by the deadline of Wednesday, October 31st. Be creative and use any medium—crayons, markers, paints, or anything else. Be sure to include your first and last name, age, and phone number on the back.
Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society Please join us for our Annual Claybank Quilt Show held in the Family Life Center of the Ozark First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 6th and the Old-Fashioned Church Sermon at the Historic Claybank Church on Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 in the afternoon.
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October 27—Make A Difference Day
1 10—Book Work Day 6—Dale County Geneal/Hist. Society 7 2—Old Fashioned Church Service at Historic Claybank Church. 14 8 COLUMBUS DAY
4:30--5:30—Game Day 7—AA
4 10:30—Story TIme
5 Noon—AA 7—AA 12 Noon—AA 7—AA 19 Noon—AA 7—AA
6 9-10—Computer Class 9—Quilt Show-FUMC. 4-7—Pokémon 13 9-10—Computer Class
12:45—Popcorn & Movie
9—Library Board 10:30—FOL Board
11 10:30—Story Time 2— FOL SS Program 3:30—Judge McGee Forum 18 10:30—Story Time
15 10—Book Work Day
20 9-10—Computer Class 4-7—Pokémon
22 10—Book Work Day
25 10:30—Story Time 3:30—Judge McGee Forum
26 Noon—AA 7—AA
27 9—Computer Class
8:00 -MADD 12:45—Popcorn & Movie
29 10—Book Work Day
International Game Day November 3rd from 1-3pm
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