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Volume 15 Issue 07
416 James Street Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.odcpl.com Facebook.com/ozarklibrary
Board of Directors Marie Black Imogene Mixson Full Time Staff Director Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian Processor Circulation Clerk Cataloger Marketing & Media Children’s Librarian Circulation Clerk Assistant Circulation Clerk Earl Hyers Beverly Raley Mary Stewart
Library Staff Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn Rayford Elaine Land Karen Speck Darnell Johnson Minta Forester Kathryn Clark Angela Olivier Mark Wonders Brianna Blackwell
Statistics for May 2013
Circulation Attendance New Materials Site Visits Borrowers on roll Employment searches Internet Users Genealogy Users 7,919 7,986 328 201,750 13,176 3,765 3,250 389
Quote of the Month
Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. ---John Adams
LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday
FROM THE DIRECTOR
On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day, also known as Fourth of July. It all started in 1775 when people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. Then on July 2, 1776, Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was published two days later on July 4, 1776, and we had the first public reading on July 8, 1776. Delegates began to sign the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. Later in 1870, Independence Day was made a federal holiday. The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" throughout the United States. Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and presidents of the United States, died on July 4, 1826 - exactly 50 years after the adoption of the declaration. As we celebrate this important holiday this year, let’s remember the true meaning of independence and freedom, and remember to proudly fly our flags! Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) was great and we all had a wonderful time learning about our Earth. Thanks to the Master Gardeners, our garden is producing a harvest with tomatoes, squash, radishes, chives, and herbs! Our children have learned so much and they’ve enjoyed reading about new adventures. Thank you Angela for a fantastic summer. We especially say thank you to all our sponsors: People’s Bank, Commercial Bank, Chuck Auman, Subway, McDonalds, Dante’s Pizza, Wiregrass United Way and Pizza Hut. Beginning in July, the Friends of the Library (FOL) will sponsor special programs for the public. Our first program will be Thursday, July 11th at 2:00. Bob Harry of Aabon will address home health supplies available in our area, and David Duke will talk about 211 and give us information on the database of health and human services available throughout the Wiregrass Area. The program should give us some much needed information. Please be sure to attend.
From the Creel Richardson Room Greater Old Salem Church by Jocelyn Rayford
According to a bulletin issued by the Alabama Historical Commission December 2010, “Greater Old Salem’s Church history spans more than 150 years. The church was previously located on land that eventually became Fort Rucker.” According to the book The Origins of Fort Rucker by Val McGee, the land owned by this church was acquired for $2.00 by the United States in 1942. The transaction occurred when the western portion of Dale, bordering Coffee County, was condemned and Fort Rucker was built as a training camp for the soldiers of World War II. Near Greater Old Salem Church is a cemetery by the same name. According to a document issued by the Alabama Historical Commission, “The oldest marked grave in the cemetery dates from 1886. There are over 200 burials in the cemetery and approximately 10 unmarked Graves.” Both the church and cemetery are located near Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church which has been used for Sacred Harp Singing. Greater Old Salem Missionary Church and Cemetery in Ozark are also listed by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission. This Commission is comprised of Alabama and Georgia counties that border the southern branch of the Chattahoochee River, plus the County of Dale. The Commission was created by Congress after 1978, when it was signed into law by a famous Georgian, President Carter. Historic Chattahoochee Commission listed ten sites in Dale County to visit when exploring the counties of the “Chattahoochee Trace Trail” for historic sightseeing. Greater Old Salem Missionary Church has been known as “Old Salem Church” and “Longstreet Church.” The church and cemetery are located four miles from Marley Mill and six miles from Ozark. This distinguishes it from another “Old Salem Church” in Dale County. This latter “Old Salem Church,” located east of Bertha between Echo and Clopton lies east of Highway 231. It divides the two Old Salem Churches of Dale County. The “Historic” church, located in the western portion of Dale County, located near Fort Rucker, and close to Coffee County is written about in the book, The Heritage of Dale County on page 27. It is located in an area that was once called “Longstreet Community.” According to Joe Adams in an article he wrote in the Southern Star, “Longstreet was once a thriving rural community.”
NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLERS—FICTION A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen Burdens of the Dead by Mercedes Lackey Choke Point by Ridley Pearson Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card Heart To Win by Johanna Lindsey If You Were Here by Alafair Burke Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews Last Original Wife by Dorothea Frank Need You Now by Beth Wiseman Revenge Wears Prada The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger Shattered Trident by Larry Bond Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith Zero Hour by Clive Cussler BEST SELLERS—NONFICTION A Serious Call To a Devout & Holy Life (248.4 LAW) Alone & Invisible No More (362.1 TEE) Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny & American Dream (610.92 CHO) Institutes of the Christian Religion (230 CAL) On Looking: 11 Walks with Expert Eyes (158.1 HOR) Overcoming a Broken Heart: Memoirs of a Single Mother (200 BIV) Pillow Talk (158 BEN) Plain Wisdom (289.7 WOO) Praying for Strangers (204.3 JOR) Revolutionary Summer (973.3 E) Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR & Commanders He … (973.9 PER) Rubble Nation: Haiti’s Pain, Haiti’s Promise (363.3 HER) The 36-Hour Day: Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimers… (616.8 MAC) The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (616.8 GRA) The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne… (920.02 SWI)
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Memory of William Monroe Newman Mrs. Grace Crosby Farris In Honor of Joseph H. Adams Donor Avis Joan Autrey Jesse & Sharon Hunt Donor Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society Joshua Windus The Mathews Family George Wright Chuck Auman Other Donors Wiregrass United Way Jack Cumbie Friends of the Library Sue Quick Sonja Lucky Tommy & Ann Cutchen Elizabeth Brown Darlene Helms Debra Johnson Melba Lassy Sue Switzer Mary Stewart Dennis Hatcher Ron Roberts Phillip Reed Mark & Ann Perkins Avis Joan Autrey Cynthia Modisett Deann Medley Kimberly Dunn Grace Weaver Wiregrass Rose Society Pat Davis Susan Bridges Mary Grace Hood Building Improvement Fund Memorial for Frances Steagall by Imogene Mixson Memorial for Frances Steagall by Carl & Brenda Holbrook Donation by Bette Byrd Memorial for Catina Melton by Rejina Barclift Memorial for Frances Steagall by Sue Shaw Thanks to everyone who helped in the mini book sale on June 1, 2013. A total of $221.30 was collected on the sale of the books. The sale lasted 3 hours, about $74.00 a hour, not bad wages. Again thanks for all you do. I would like to encourage all parents and Grandparents to visit the Library website by googling Ozark -Dale County Public Library to find out what exciting programs are being offered to all the children this summer. Also look to the monthly Library calendar for upcoming special events that will benefit you and the community. Bring a friend along. Again, the Friends of the Library meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am in the Alice Doughtie Room. If you can take time out of your business schedule, come join us and bring a friend.
THE FOL DEPENDS ON OUR MEMBER’S SUPPORT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE LIBRARY. Sincerely. Mo Armstrong, President
Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society The Society will meet Monday, July 1st at 6:00 in the Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library. Please come join us.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U. S. POSTAGE PAID OZARK, ALABAMA PERMIT NO. 16
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
1 10--Book Work Day
6--Dale County Geneal. & Historical Society
5 Noon--AA 7--AA Library is Closed 12 Noon—AA 7—AA
6 9-10—Computer Class 4-7—Pokémon
Library is Closed 10 9--Board Meeting 10:30--FOL Board Noon—AA 11 10:30--Story Time
8 10—Book Work Day 6--Friends of Ozark
2 -3:30--Program for Senior Citizens & folks w/ special needs 2:30-Judge McGee Forum
13 9-10—Computer Class 4-7—Pokémon 20 9-10—Computer Class 4-7--Pokémon
9-- Master Gardeners 12:45--Popcorn & Movie
15 10—Book Work Day
18 10:30--Story Time
19 Noon—AA 7—AA
22 10—Book Work Day
25 10:30--Story Time 2:30--Judge McGee Forum
26 Noon—AA 7—AA
27 9-10—Computer Class 4-7--Pokémon
12:45--Popcorn & Movie
29 10--Book Work Day
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