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T h e C h o c t a w Sun
Friday, March 9, 2007
Independent auditor to Sun Country
begin work on landfill books Calendar
There is no charge to list an upcoming non-
By Tommy Campbell mission voted recently to hire an the Ala. Dept. of Transportation profit or charitable event for your church, school,
The Choctaw Sun independent auditor to perform an says must be moved. civic group, fire department, etc. Meetings of gov-
audit of the landfill’s books. According to Commissioner ernmental entities may also be included. Send
BUTLER – At Monday’s May said he met with the Dandy Brown, the DOT has said your announcement as far in advance as pos-
meeting of the Choctaw Co. Com- auditor last week to determine the signs are too close to the pave- sible. Calendar items may be mailed, faxed,
what records would be needed and ment and were never formally per- emailed, delivered in person to our offices in
mission, Butler resident Floyd Butler or Gilbertown, or left in our drop box at
Wimberly asked what progress has what cost and time frame the mitted as required by law. The Country Corner in Butler.
been made in settling the landfill county is looking at. Since Lavaca is not an incor-
issue. May said he would have a more porated town, the state is asking
“I see a grave problem with the specific report at the March 12th that the County Commission sign
meeting after he receives a firm the permit form. Friday, March 9th
$22,000 a month we are paying on CHOCTAW CO. ASSOCIATION OF VOL FIRE
landfill note,” Wimberly said, quote from the auditor, whom he The signs will have to be taken
said estimated that it would take down and installed on new 4x4 DEPARTMENTS, Butler Fire Hall, annual
adding that the county has the meeting to elect officers, 7 p.m.
right to set – and demand – a fee as between two to three weeks to com- wooden posts, rather than the 6x6
payment for a proportionate share plete. posts they now occupy, and moved
In other matters, May said that to at least 50 feet from the center Saturday, March 10th
of the revenues that are being col- CHOCTAW BOWHUNTERS, Bow Tourna-
lected from disposal of garbage at federal officials are requiring an line of the highway.
audit of all federal funds received Brown said his employees will ment, Gilbertown Bow Range, 10 a.m. All pro-
the facility. ceeds will go to Relay For Life. A $15 fee is
Wimberly said that, according by the county for the 2005-06 fiscal move the signs if the board will
year. He said that the state has an sign the permit. required for all entries. For more information con-
to his information, the Town of tact Janet Downey at 205-673-2253.
Butler is paying about $18,000 a agreement with the Dept. of Exam- Attorney Lee McPhearson said
iners of Public Accounts to allow the copy of the permit sent to the BBQ CHICKEN PLATE SALE, Wesley United
month to dispose of its solid waste Methodist Church, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., $5 per plate.
at the facility, which is being run by their field auditors – who are county is for a municipality and
already in place doing routine does not fit the county’s situation, For more information call (205) 459-2650.
a private, for-profit corporation, but DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS at 2 a.m.
is still legally owned by the Com- audits of county books – to perform and will have to be revised by the
the work for an additional fee, state before it can be signed. on Sunday, March 11th. Remember to set your
mission. clocks, watches and other timed appliances FOR-
“It’s time you got together and which the county will have to pay a Judge May said that, in the
portion of. meantime, McPhearson can be WARD one hour before going to bed on Saturday
decided what you want in rent or evening.
fees,” he said. The maximum cost to the checking to see if it is legal for Com-
Probate Judge D’Wayne May county will be about $5,400, May missioner Brown’s men to move the
said. signs since they were installed by a Sunday, March 11th
advised Wimberly that the Com- WORSHIP SERVICES, W.A.V.E. Min-
mission is “very much aware of The board also discussed the private citizen.
commission’s participation in a “It’s a great thing for the com- istries/Vision Church, 11 a.m., Butler Civic Center.
what we are paying and the fees For more information contact Mia (Grice) Wilkes,
we are getting out of it.” countywide “Operation Clean munity, we just need to make sure
Sweep” litter pick-up day that is we are legal in what we do,” May Pastor and Overseer at 251-406-2499.
“We will handle it, we are GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY for the
working diligently to solve the planned for Sat., March 31st. said.
In other matters, the board dis- The matter will be taken up new Gilbertown Assembly of God sanctuary, Ala.
problem,” he added. “But I don’t Hwy. 17 South, Gilbertown, 1 p.m.
think I can solve in 90 days what’s cussed the two “Welcome to again at the March 12th meeting.
Lavaca” signs which were erected Action must be taken by March PASTOR KENNEDY GRAY’S 29th ANNIVER-
been going on for five years.” SARY, Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2
In related comments, May said several months ago on Ala. Hwy. 20th or else the state has threat-
10 by a private citizen … signs that ened to remove the signs. p.m. Rev. Obadiah Clemons of Lauderdale, MS
later in the meeting that the Com- will be the guest speaker.
WOMEN AND MEN DAY, St. John C.M.E.
Church, Mt. Sterling, 2 p.m. Guest speaker: Rev.
YOUTH DAY PROGRAM, 1:30 p.m., Evangel
Tabernacle Worship Center, Ala. 69 North, Cof-
feeville. The guest speaker will be Minister Shelia
McGrew, Bishop Lesley Powe, Pastor.
GRAND OPENING, Joshua Victory Assembly
Sports Center, 24290 Ala. Hwy. 10 east, Lavaca, 2-
4 p.m. Pastor Thomas Lee Jackson. For more
Domestic violence Probation revocation – McGrew. J.W. Reynolds Road,
(assault, 3rd degree) – Raymond Duff, Jr., 349 Meridian, MS, arrested on information call 205-654-2254.
Donald Case, 28, 3591 Blossom Trail, Butler, Public intoxication – 3/4/07 by Lovette and PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, Star Bethel Primi-
Needham Road, Needham, arrested on 3/5/07 by Gates. Justin Mason, 19, P.O. Box Murray. Released on bond. tive Baptist Church, honoring Pastor and Mrs.
arrested on 2/28/07 by J. 396, Livingston, arrested on John H. Wright, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Samuel Duff,
Lovette. Released on bond. NWNI (six counts), theft 3/4/07 by Lovette and Public intoxication – pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Butler will be the
of property (3rd degree) – Murray. Released on bond. Kenneth L. Sims, 22, 100 guest speaker.
Probation revocation – Charlotte Fluker, 46, 820 France Road, Coffeeville, MISSIONARY DAY, Fairfield C.M.E. Church,
Gyles Cage, 49, 80 Bayou Vanity Fair Drive, Apt. 6G, Probation revocation – arrested on 3/4/07 by Lovette Halsell, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Jesse Noland, Pastor of the
Drive, Thomasville, arrested Butler, arrested on 3/6/07 by Ralph Ronald Ross, 38, 1847 and Murray. Released on
on 3/2/07 by Thomas. Lovette and Gates. Released Garrison Road, Decatur, MS, bond. Albethel Missionary Baptist Church along with his
Released on bond. on bond. arrested on 3/4/07 by Lovette church and choir from Macedonia will be the
and Murray. Released on Rape (1st degree, three guests.
Probation revocation – DUI, reckless driving, bond. counts), sexual abuse (three GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY for the
Michael Cutway, 28, 14247 unlawful possession of mar- counts) – Tommy Sturdi- new Alabama Line Association Building, Rose-
Chunky-Duffy Road, ijuana – Jeremy Matthew Public intoxication – vant, 44, 793 Needham wood Lane, Silas, 6 p.m. Rev. Daniel Taylor, Mod-
Decatur, MS, arrested on Hearn, 20, 909 Moody Lane, Chase Roberts, 20, 2848 Road, Needham, arrested on erator, Rev. Johnnie Heartfield, Vice-Moderator.
3/2/07 by Lafferty. Released Butler, arrested on 3/2/07 by Scott Mountain Road, 3/6/07 by Lovette and Laf-
on bond. Jackson and Miller. Butler, arrested on 3/4/07 by ferty. Released on bond.
Released on bond. Lovette and Murray.
Monday, March 12th
Probation revocation – Released on bond. Public intoxication —- CHOCTAW CO. DEPT. OF HUMAN
Benny Lee Chaney, 21, 43 Public intoxication – William M. Turner, Jr., 19, RESOURCES Board of Directors will meet at noon
West 3rd Avenue, Lisman, Logan G. Johnson, 20, 5504 Failure to appear 124 Codi Lane, Butler, in the Board Room of the county office located at
arrested on 3/7/07 by Gates. Womack Hill Road, Gilber- (charge not listed) – Cheryl arrested on 3/4/07 by Lovette 1003 S. Mulberry Avenue.
town, arrested on 3/4/07 by Ann Roberts, 47, 700 Avenue and Murray. Released on
Criminal mischief (2nd Lovette and Murray. A, York, arrested on 3/6/07 bond. Tuesday, March 13th
degree) – Hunter Diamond, Released on bond. by Cottrell. Released by CHOCTAW CO. RETIRED TEACHERS
18, 3207 Riderwood Drive, order of Circuit Clerk. Domestic violence
Butler, arrested on 3/2/07 by Murder – Robert L. (assault, 3rd degree) – meeting, 10 a.m., Rush Medical Clinic in Gilber-
Gates. Released on bond. Johnson, 176 Fall Drive, Public intoxication – Calvin Williams, Jr., P.O. town.
Silas, arrested on 3/7/07 by Matthew R. Smith, 20, 4026 Box 81, Frankville, arrested CHOCTAW CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION
on 3/7/07 by Cottrell. meeting, 5:30 p.m., Southern Choctaw Elementary
CLEAN SWEEP meeting, to plan a county-
wide clean-up day for Choctaw County on Sat.,
March 31, 7 p.m., Old Buddies Restaurant, Butler.
All fire departments, teachers, churches, civic
groups, elected officials, and concerned citizens are
urged to come and take part. For more information
call Tommy Campbell at 251-843-6397.
Leon Carter 14 at a local hospital. She was a Travis Taylor Gilday, Jr. Wednesday, March 14th
BUTLER – Services for Leon former employee of Singing River LOCUST GROVE, Georgia – RECORDING ARTISTS BILL AND VICKI
Carter, a former supervisor with Hospital in Pascagoula, Missis- Funeral services for Travis Taylor SKY will present a special program of gospel
the State of Alabama Highway sippi, Mobile General Hospital (now Gilday, Jr., were held Feb. 15, 2007 music at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Melvin, 7
Department, were held March 8, USA Medical Center) and p.m. The family has appeared on TBN and PTL
Springhill Memorial Hospital in at McDonough Baptist Tabernacle networks and others. No admission charge but
2007 at Pleasant Hill Methodist
Mobile. with Rev. James West, Jr., offici- love offerings will be accepted. For more infor-
Church with burial in the Pleasant
Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her husband ating. mation, Call 601-776-0308.
Mr. Carter, 81, was a native of of 35 years, John “Jay” Carlton Gilday, 50, was a native of FOOD SOURCE DEADLINE, Choctaw Com-
Choctaw County, the son of the late McCaddin, Jr., of Mobile; one son, Choctaw County, Alabama. He died munity Development Center.
Lewis and Alma Wilson Carter. He John Carlton (Diane) McCaddin, Feb. 11th at his residence.
died March 6 at a nursing facility in III, of Yonkers, NY; brothers, John He was employed by Estes Thursday, March 15th
Chatom. Sidney (Julia) Irby of Mobile and Express Line and was a faithful CHOCTAW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Survivors include his wife, William “Bill” Floyd (Martha) Irby, member of McDonough Baptist CENTER, Inc. will host an Associate Workshop for
Sarah Jane Carter of Toxey; five Jr. of Jasper; four grandchildren, Tabernacle who loved the Lord, his the Black Belt Community Foundation, 5:30 p.m.,
sons, William Leon Carter and Michael Larson of Chicago, IL, at the Old East Choctaw School on Ala. 10 East.
Brandon McCaddin, Britney family and church.
Clifton Leon Carter, both of Toxey,
McCaddin and Ava McCaddin all He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fri., March 16th – Sun., March 18th
Ronnie Lee Carter of Baton Rouge,
LA, Conrad O’Neal Carter of Butler of Yonkers, NY. She was preceded Denise Gilday, of Locust Grove, GA; WEEKEND REVIVAL, SINGING, HOME-
and John Andrew Clark Carter of in death by her father William four children, Tralina Jean Gilday, COMING, Wimberly Methodist Protestant
Linden; four daughters, Virginia Floyd Irby and her mother Flora of McDonough, GA, Elizabeth Kay Church, Friday night (7 p.m.) Rev. James “Skippy”
Norris of Toxey, Patsey Joyce Napper Irby. Gilday, Travis Taylor Gilday III, Gates; Saturday night (7 p.m.), the world-famous
Wilson of Foley, Betty Frazer of Mobile Memorial Gardens and Carolyn Eileen Gilday, all of Sullivan Family from St. Stephens will be singing,
Meridian, MS, and Janice Helen Funeral Home was in charge of the Locust Grove, GA; two step-chil- with refreshments served afterward; Sunday
Boykin of Fruitdale; one sister, arrangements. dren, Samantha Nicole Smith, of morning will be Homecoming with dinner fol-
Susie Alma Dawson of Bessemer; Marietta, GA, and Adrian (Richard) lowing the service.
29 grandchildren; and 20 great- Collie Ridgeway Vaughn Pickle, of Locust Grove, GA; one
DANCE, sponsored by Choctaw Community
grandchildren. MONTGOMERY – Collie Development Center, 8 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. At the Old
Ridgeway Vaughn, 90, died Feb- grandchild, Ethan Pohl; his mother East Choctaw School on Ala. 10 East. Admission
Bumpers Funeral Home in
Butler was in charge of the ruary 26, 2007 in Montgomery. She and step-father, Eloise and John $5.
arrangements. was born in Lavaca on September Land, of Butler, AL; and his
4, 1916. brothers and sisters, David Tarver, Saturday, March 17th
Elizabeth Ann McCaddin Survivors include one brother, of Geiger, AL, James Tarver, of BENEFIT PROGRAM for Akeria and Janae
MOBILE — Services for Eliza- J.W. (Dora) Ridgeway, of Ellisville, Butler, AL, Cynthia McMillan, of Williams and Jeanifer Monghan, New Mt. Mariah
beth Ann McCaddin, a resident of MS; one sister, Annie Bell (Ben) Monroeville, AL, Laura Beatty, of M.B. Church, Nanafalia, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Alphonso
Mobile and a native of Butler, were Marsh, of Butler; one son, James Butler, AL, and several nieces and Bowen, Pastor and Sis. Sheila Spears, Chair-
held on Feb. 16, 2007 at Mobile Vaughn, of Birmingham; two nephews. person.
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. daughters, Linda Marchendo, of
Cambridge, MA, Demeko (Vince) Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Sunday, March 18th
Interment was in Mobile Memorial
Johnson, of Coral Springs, FL; and Home was in charge of the arrange- FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY, Calvary Baptist
Mrs. McCaddin, 67, died Feb. seven grandchildren. ments. Church, Pickens Avenue, Butler. Fellowship will
begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee in the fellowship
hall, Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service
at 11 a.m.
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