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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guthrie's Express Now Open in Village East



All Marion and Winston County/Halevyille City Schools - CLOSED
Haleyville City Hall and Library - CLOSED

Head Start - CLOSED

Small Miracles - CLOSED

Kith Kitchens and Kith Furniture - CLOSED

Simply Bunk Beds and Dreamland - CLOSED

Little Lodges - CLOSED

Jimson Manufacturing - Starts at 9 a.m.

Exxel Outdoor - CLOSED

Traders and Farmers Bank - CLOSED

NWSCC Phil Campbell and Muscle Shoals - CLOSED


Garbage pick up will be delayed and picked up as soon as possible.

Governor Robert Bently has issued a Proclamation declaring a State of Emergency during the period of the forecast winter weather.


10,000 lbs of 'Apple Drop'


To the hungry, to someone who doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, apples look like healthy, nutritious food. These apples are the surplus apples found in orchards and are not sold, but donated to this program. A program called Apple Drop was coordinated by the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), a faith-based national organization whose mission is to recover extra food at the farm level and distribute it to agencies that are feeding people. SoSA partners with farmers who identy produce which would be going unused and then uses teams of volunteers to collect, organize and distribute the produce to people in need. Named for the disciple Andrew, who brought the little boy to Jesus to feed the 5,000, the organization is inspired by Jesus' words in John 6:12 after the 5,000 had eaten their fill: "When they had all had enough to eat, He said to His disciples, 'Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.'"

On Saturday, March 7, you can find out what 10,000 lbs of 'left over" apples of look like. Volunteers are needed tp meet in the parking lot of the Haleyville First Baptist Church to bag apples to feed the hungry. It is easy to participate, just bring your hands and a heart to help the hungry in this area. Bagging starts at 10 a.m. and will work until the last apple is bagged. This is a family friendly event where all ages can participate and are welcome. 

Telephone out at HPD & HFD


The Haleyville Police and Fire Departments are presently experiencing problems with their phone lines. Centurytel is working on the problem. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1, but only if it is an emergency. Otherwise, call the Marion or Winston County Sheriff's office. 

City Council Meeting

Harold Bearden

The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday, March 2, for their regular bi-monthly meeting at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. With Jonathan Bennet and Bud Wilson absent, the council approved a change order to the new city hall construction.  The change order was for excavating and replacing the soil for the foundation. No soil tests were originally done, and it was found the soil would not compact enough for the concrete pour. 

The Council approved the purchase of a portable lift and stairs for the city pool as well as purchasing two new doors for the 21st Street Gym.

Calvin Cassady, engineer for the city, presented a revised cost estimate on the construction of the new fire station on Highway 13 north. By changing some of the specifications, such as installing sheetrock walls instead of block in one area and eliminating some other items, the overall cost was reduced by approximately $37,000. After some discussion, the final price of $200,002.00 was bumped back up to $210,000 by adding some of the items back into the plans. 

Mayor Ken Sunseri stated a meeting was held Monday afternoon with the department heads and school officials to plan for the adverse weather forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. With possible icy conditions on Thursday morning, the best advice the mayor had was to stay off the highways to allow emergency vehicles to travel safely. He said they had planned for the worse, and hope for the best. 

The next regular council meeting will be Monday, March 16 at the NFB.   

Leo's Loveliest Junior Division 2015

Harold Bearden

Anna Grace Rains, Leo's Loveliest Junior Division 2015

Briley Burleson, 4th Alternate, Mary Kathryn Evans, 2nd Alternate, Anna Grace Rains, Leo's Loveliest Junior Division, Carlie Pendley 1st Alternate, Anna Grace Brimer 3rd Alternate

Leo's Loveliest Senior Division


Carly Brooke Banks, Leo's Loveliest Senior Division 2015


Lauren Belcher, 3rd Alternate,  Ally Brinston, 1st Alternate, Carly Brooke Banks, Leo's Loveliest, Molly Asgimbekova 2nd Alternate, Audra Elizabeth Rye 4th Alternate

Haleyville Board of Education

Harold Bearden

The Haleyville Board of Education met on February 24 and approved the following : 

- Financial statements and board expenditures for January in the amount of $1,318,986.84. 

- Revised District Supplement List.

- National Honor Society Association dues from $5 to $10 per year.

- 2015-2016 Haleyville City Schools Calendar.

- Revised CNP Meal Charge Policy be sent to components for input.

- Revised substitue teacher list.

- Declared Exmark gas mower surplus.

- Use of HHS football stadium for Haleyville Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt on March 28, 2015.

- Four fundraisers for various organizations

Under personnel, the Board approved:

- Retirement of Donna Jones, HES teacher 

- Retirement of Kathy Rodgers, social studies teacher at HHS

- Retirement of sharon Spiller, HES teacher

- Grant non-probationary status to David Albright 

- Resignation of Phillip Michael Batchelor a Career Tech Teacher at Haleyville Center of Technology. 

- Voluntary transfer of Beverly McCluskey from CNP worker at HHS to HES/HHS.

Vicki Bishop and Elyse Aldridge received certificates for winning the district Citizenship Education Award from Dwight Thomas in recognition of excellence in promoting Citizenship education and the patriotic principles of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  


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