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February 2019 Volume 22 Issue 2

416 James Street

Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
Board of Directors

Marie Black
Imogene Mixson Bill Johnson
Marian Jenkins Christina Faulkner
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director Sandra J. Holmes
Part Time Staff
Admin Assist Jewnita Clark
Gen-hist/Librarian Joni Wood
Bookkeeper Jeff Devine
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Cataloger Lou Harry
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Circulation Clerk/Amazon Oscar Dunn
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for December 2018

Circulation 2,221
E-Books 497
Attendance 11,694
New Materials 413
Site Visits 45,150
Borrowers on Roll 11,558
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Employment Searches 6,868
The Society will meet on Monday, February 4th in the
Internet Use 1,175
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Quote of the Month
I would walk into the Carnegie Library and I would see the LIBRARY HOURS
pictures of Booker T. and pictures of Frederick Douglass and I
would read. I would go into the Savannah Public Libraries in Tuesday through Thursday
the stacks and see all of the newspapers from all over the 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
country. Did I dream that I would be on the Supreme Court? Friday and Saturday
No. But I dreamt that there was a world out there that was
worth pursuing. 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Closed on Sunday & Monday
Sandra J. Holmes
This is Black History month and each year The Power of Love (Cont’d)
beginning on February 1, an entire month of events or “I remain yours until death” to his wife. He never failed to
are planned nationwide honoring the contributions of mention how much he missed his family and wished he could
African Americans. This year’s theme is Black come home on furlough or inquire of the wellbeing of his
Migrations, tracking the continuous movement of extended family and friends. Sadly, coming home on furlough
blacks from the American South to the industrialized was never to be in the cards for him.
He signed for the first time without the mention of death, “So
North and beyond. The Internet is filled with good
I remain yours”, on May 11, 1864 in what was to be his last letter
information concerning the many prominent written to his wife and son. A little over two weeks later, Martha
Americans and their accomplishments. In addition, woke early in the morning of May 28, 1864 to the song of a
there are related links for exploring the Black history mourning dove on her windowsill. According to the book, “Its
movement, culture, museum, movies, theater, noted song was of horror and sadness; no tinge of joy or mirth was
black women, Martin Luther King Day, and much there.” Martha realized then this was God’s way of informing her
more. of her beloved husband’s death. She dropped to her knees where
The Friends of the Library (FOL) held their Annual she silently wept, prayed, and grieved for her beloved. She also
Membership Luncheon on January 28th. At that time later made note of this revelation in her Holy Bible.
they elected new officers for 2019: Jeff Devine, Her revelation of his unfortunate death proved to be correct.
President; Lou Harry Vice-president; Elizabeth His fellow comrades, upon their return home, shared the news of
his death with powerful accuracy to the timing of the mournful
Delaney, Secretary; and Karen Speck, Treasurer. We
dove’s song. On May 28, 1864, there was a great deal of
all enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by some of the skirmishes in the vicinity after the Battle of Pickett’s Mills near
best cooks in our county. Guest speakers were Joei Atlanta, GA the day before. On this day, he severely wounded his
Vogt and Chad Brown, of J. Michael Lee, Associates leg and it needed amputation, as was common practice to avoid
who presented floor plans and our proposed new gangrene. Sadly, Jackson’s operation early in the morning of May
Library for Ozark and Dale County. The Friends have 28 resulted in too much blood loss and he passed away.
many programs planned for 2019 and hope you will To learn more about this powerful story, visit the Creel
be a part of our group. If you haven’t already Richardson Room today to read So Mourns the Dove, edited by
completed your membership form, be sure to complete their great-grandson, Alto Loftin Jackson.
it today and mail it to the Library. Join us for our next
FOL monthly meeting on February 13 at 10:30.
From the Creel Richardson Room
by Joni Wood by Lou Harry
The Power of Love: Happy Valentine’s Day from the Friends of the Library. We
The Story of Corporal Benjamin Franklin Jackson are thrilled to have a new slate of officers. Jeff Devine, the
In February, one relishes the stories of the power of President, is eager to continue and build upon the legacy that has
everlasting love in celebration of Valentine’s Day. been established by his predecessors. We are also excited to
However, for some, experiencing the power of love can have Elizabeth Delaney as our new Secretary and Karen Speck
also be a heartbreaking experience. The book, So Mourns as Treasurer. We are looking forward to a great year!
the Dove, tells such a tale of a soldier’s love and Our first event will be February 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the West
experiences during the Civil War through a series of 125 Wing. Bob Harry will answer your questions about Medicare
letters written to and from his family between 1861 and and medical equipment. Bob has provided medical equipment in
1864. Ozark for over 25 years.
Benjamin Franklin Jackson and his wife of less than Don’t forget the Book Club meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the
two years, Martha Matilda Stubbs, were still finding their
month. February’s meeting will be on the 19th and will feature
way as new parents to their young son, James Thomas,
The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry. Even if you haven’t read the
born December 16, 1860, when he was called to serve in
book, come join us. We would like to hear about what you’ve
the Confederate Army in June 1861. He served as an
been reading.
infantryman in Company B of the 33rd Alabama Infantry
Regiment and ultimately rose to the rank of Corporal, , Wasn’t the Luncheon great? The date and time of each
according to a letter dated June 10, 1863. He was Friends board meeting is listed in the program you received at
dedicated to writing as often as he could to his family over the luncheon. This information is also listed on the Library’s
the years – wife and son, brothers, sisters, and parents – monthly newsletter. Please come join us as we head into a new
beginning with his first letter in June 1861. Faithfully, he year. We welcome all of your input as we move forward with
signed each letter, “I am your brother/sister/son till death” plans to build a new library!
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Boy by Tami Hoag Wiregrass United Way Hugo Marx
Death of an Eye by Dana Stabenow Friends of the Library Steve Clouse
Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods Imogene Mixson Ann Estes
House Next Door by James Patterson Kimberly Corbitt
New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke
Siege of Stone by Terry Goodkind
Tom Clancy’s Oath of Office by Marc Cameron
In Memory of Donor
Valley of Shadows by John Ringo
Verses for the Dead by Preston & Child
Wild Justice by Loren D. Estleman Manonia Snell Sally Covington
Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand Roy & Peter Carlson Patricia Carlson
Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira Mary Grace Hood Jim & Elaine Land
Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton Manonia Snell Jim & Elaine Land
Woman in the Woods by John Connolly Roselyn Wheeler Jim & Elaine Land
Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard
Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck NEW BUILDING DONATIONS
Wyoming Winter by Diana Palmer
Mr. William Chesser
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton Imogene Mixson
You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark Joan Carter
You Say it First by Susan Mallery Chris Wisham
Amish Match on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long
Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark Friends of the Library Book Sale Area
Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes
Bright Young Dead by Jessica Fellowes The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is
Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills open from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through
Button Man by Andrews Gross Thursday and 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and Saturday.
Homeward Hound by Rita Mae Brown We invite you to visit and see the great collection
Liar, liar by Lisa Jackson of good books at rock bottom prices. All proceeds
Like a love Song by Camille Eide go directly to support the Library.
Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston Shop for good deals on books. The selection
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse changes weekly. We have paperbacks, hardbacks,
Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford nonfiction, National Geographic Magazines,
Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson
fiction, videos and audiobooks.
News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
Red War by Vince Flynn
Season of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne
Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris
Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar
Racing to the Finish 796.72 EAR)
Trump’s Enemies (973.933 L)
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Friends of the Library Memberships 2019

PLATINUM PLUS Chris & Lisa Wisham Sallie Tarter

AABON Home Health Care Sup- James E. Hyers Judith Tarter
ply Jim & Elaine Land Winston & Barbara Jackson
Bette Byrd Byrd White Mary Vaeth
Utilities Board of Ozark Donna Lechliter Charles & Carolyn Johnson
Bob & Lou Harry Altha Newman FAMILY
Henry & Rosanne Shaw George & Ramona Wright Sonja Tomlin
GOLD COL Ernest & Ann Estes J B Grantham
Lael S. Walding BRONZE James Delaney
Larry & Jewnita Clark Sally L. Covington Susan Cox
Dr. Doug Williamson Dana Irish INDIVIDUAL
Circle Insurance Marie C. Black Karen Speck
Sammy & Susan Judah Sandra J. Holmes Judy McLaughlin
Joe & Dot Adams Velma W. Bastin Barbara Nickerson
Steve & Diane Clouse Martha Overstreet Charles Auman
Mr. & Mrs. Billy Blackwell Jeff & Liz Babine Jean Beverly
Imogene Mixson Gail Bankston Katrina Larsen
James Ketcham Robbie Harris Marian Jenkins
SILVER Sara Carroll Bonnie Crawford
Patricia L. Sand Jennifer Whitman Bobbi Jo Hager
Carl L. Hess Jane Parrish Brenda Minton


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