By: Lynne Hart
I love to go to buffet restaurants! It gives me the chance to taste new things without the commitment of an order-off-the-menu meal. If I don’t like it, I can go back and get something else.

Getting involved with KALB is much like a buffet table. There are so many ways to get involved without the scary commitment. With the KALB Commission, Athens-Limestone Beautification Board, and the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center under our KALB umbrella, we have a great selection of activities and events that would benefit from your participation. Try one. If you do like it, you can decide if you want to walk in ankle-deep water or jump in! If you don’t like it, there are many other opportunities to choose from.

There are many reasons why people want to get involved. There are those who hope to learn something new, others who do it to get to know people, and some just like to help out in their community. Whichever one of these descriptions fits you, KALB can offer what you desire.

“I just want to volunteer for a few hours.”
KALB is always looking for volunteers to help at events such as the Home & Garden Show, Waterway Cleanup, Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO, Clean and Green Fiddlers Convention, our fundraisers and more. During the change of seasons, our Beautification Board appreciates help with replanting the pots around the square, cemetery landscaping, and other green spaces.

“Can I help with one event, and then end my commitment?”
It is very helpful to have volunteers who are not already involved with KALB join our planning committees. We love fresh ideas and a new perspective. If you would prefer to volunteer for just a few hours at one event, we would be happy to have you.

“I’m a follower, not a leader. Is there a place for me?”
Absolutely! We have a list of people who love to volunteer at our events, but don’t want to be in charge of anything. KALB has activities and programs going on year around with volunteers making them happen.

“When I decide I like a cause, I’m not afraid to get involved for the long haul.”
We hope you will like us enough to stick around! If this is you, KALB welcomes volunteers to join our KALB Commission, Recycling Board, or our Beautification Board. Board members meet monthly to discuss organization business and make decisions regarding board activities. Outside of these board meetings, commission and board members are asked to be involved in other organization activities as they are able.

KALB and all of Athens and Limestone County have benefited from thousands of hours of volunteer time provided by hundreds of people just like you. If you would like to learn more about our organization and the volunteer opportunities available in 2018, we would love to sit a spell and chat with you! Our door is always open.
By: Lynne Hart

By: Sandra Thompson
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, only 558,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII were still alive in 2017. As we lose them at an alarming rate, I think it is important that we do not lose their memories. Spotlight Veterans Remembered will hopefully help keep the memory of our local heroes alive.
I would like to “remind” you of a very special man and one of my favorite veterans, SSgt Theo Calvin. Theo was one of the last American Heroes…a man of the Greatest Generation…of which Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.”

Theo came from a time when men did what had to be done and never thought to say “No” to his country or even complain about going to war. Even though SSgt Calvin was only in the Army for 2 years 10 months and 26 days, he was a very busy soldier! As part of General Patton’s 1st Infantry, better known as “The Big Red One,” he was the only veteran in Limestone County who was in 3 major military campaigns.

After induction at Fort McClellan and training at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, he found himself on a ship with 9000 other men bound for Africa and the invasion of Sicily. After Sicily was taken, Theo was on his way to England to become part of the Normandy invasion build up, better known as Bloody Omaha on D-day. And as if these two major campaigns weren’t enough, by Thanksgiving, Theo was defending the Elsenborn Ridge during the Battle of the Bulge. Theo often recounted memories of spending Thanksgiving Day in an abandoned German bunker. In addition to these Theo also served in Ardennes, Rhineland, Northern France, Central Europe, Tunisia, and Algeria.

During this time, Theo was wounded twice, the first time was near Avranches during a German air raid. Even though Theo was hit, he didn’t hesitate to render aid to the other wounded; he didn’t even realize he was hit until he felt the blood run down his leg. The second time was during a firefight with the Germans. Their 57mm was no match for the frontal attack against the well-armored tank, and Theo was injured by the gun’s recoil. “But we got the tank!” he said. Theo earned the Purple Heart for both of these injuries.

When VE Day, arrived Theo had enough “points” to be one of the first to demobilize and go home. In fact, it happened so quickly, that Theo was never awarded all of the medals he had earned; these included the Bronze Star, the fourth highest honor that can be bestowed. I will never forget the look on Theo’s face when the Army’s oversight was corrected and he was finally awarded the medal by Lt. General Richard Formica, at our Memorial Day ceremony. Theo said he “felt like a movie star!” That day was one of such emotion that I will never forget it – personally and professionally.

So today let’s pause and think about our veterans who have gone but who are not forgotten. Theo is certainly one of them. His medals and other memorabilia can be seen at the Alabama Veterans Museum…come by and take a look, “Lest we Forget.”
By: Sandra Thompson, Director, Alabama Veterans’ Museum

By: D.A. Slinkard
We are just a few days into the new year and I want to start this off with a question – How is your year going thus far? Hopefully everyone reading this is generating the kind of success imagined at the end of 2017. If you are not as successful as you hoped for or you have not even begun to concentrate on what you want to accomplish in 2018, it is time to build momentum in the early part of this year. Too many people derail their weeks, their months, their years, their lives, all because they fail to concern themselves with the right mindset.

I want you to think about everything you want to accomplish this year and make a list of these items. I want you to list this items in the order of importance to you as a necessity for making 2018 a success for you. When you make this list, I want you to envision these items as if you will not fail in your endeavors. Too often we limit our thinking and our lives because we have the fear of failure instead of approaching it with the mindset of “What if I don’t fail?”

This needs to be the year we no longer take the haphazard approach of the “what if.” How many times have you heard someone empathetically ask, “What else can go wrong?” and behold something else adds to the negativity. Asking questions with negative connotations adds no value to our lives or what we want to accomplish.

To build the momentum in 2018, your focus needs to be on activities that help you reach your desired results. As you look at your list and the actions needed to achieve success, if you find an item that moves you further away from your goal or is not producing positive results, then you need to purge that item now. How many times do we quash our own dreams by wasting our time and our efforts on things that bring absolutely no fruit to our lives?

Maybe that should be our goal in 2018 – not to waste our time or our efforts on meaningless things. Seriously think about how “busy” we Americans are with our lives and the amount of distractions we have. We wonder why we struggle to find the elusive work-life balance, but is it really any wonder with the emergence of technology? I can remember the days when the only way to talk to someone on the phone was to call their home number, and if the person was not home, then you would not be talking to them.

Technology has made us readily available through our computers, tablets, phones, even those Dick Tracy smart watches. Although we are available for communication, is this killing our momentum for success? I am going to tell you that it is. How much more successful could we be as a society if we were able to “de-technology” ourselves from our electronic devices? As I write this article, my phone keeps dinging, and what do I do? I stop writing to check my phone notifications; and before I realize it, I am lost ruffling through email after email, text message after text message. This is the same old story for numerous people, and what little motivation was had is lost because of the distractions we must fight against.

Thus, for 2018, with your list in hand, I urge you to make it a priority to “de-technology” yourself so you can have the success in the upcoming year that you desire, and just maybe you will be able to cut out some of life’s distractions. This may be easier said than done, but until you try it, you have no idea what will and will not work for you. If you are able to eliminate just a fraction of the distractions in your life, what kind of improvements could this make for you and your family?

How much more productive could you be in your entire work-life balance if you were able to focus just a little bit more attention on what is going to bring you success in 2018? This is what our resolve must be for the upcoming year; we must look at life as, “What if we cannot fail?” The time to build momentum is now by looking at your list, knowing you will achieve success, and taking action.
By: D. A. Slinkard
D.A. Slinkard is the manager of the Athens Staples store

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
Mayor Ronnie and the City Hall crew “rolled” back into the office on January 2, and the prevailing theme amongst the staff is that 2018 is going to be “an awesome year.” Holly Hollman, Communications Director and Grant Specialist for the City of Athens, sat in with us for a bit; together we took a look back at 2017 and a big look forward to the year ahead. It is the 200th birthday of Limestone County, which will be celebrated in February, as well as the City of Athens, which will be celebrated in November. Between now and then, we will have many occasions and opportunities to “party hearty” with regard to our amazing abode here in North Alabama.

The brief look back at 2017 was about enjoying what got finished, including being in the black by a million dollars, as well as what got started. The remodeled Limestone County Courthouse held its first session of court on January 3, 2017, and the colored lighting system, as well as the carols being played on the sound system during this past holiday, made the season on the Square even more festive. The new Athens High School is coming along well, and ground has been broken on the Athens Bible School building on Hwy 31. It is the 75th year for the Bible School, and the building will be beautiful. The Scout House renovation project is moving right along, and the Chamber of Commerce is going to get new digs in their same location on Beaty Street. Approval was also granted to build a new Parks and Recreation Center. Construction of sidewalks, repair of streets, and the razing of condemned properties “kept on rollin’.” We also gave thanks for the guys who were out in this frigid weather climbing poles and making sure the power got back on quickly.

On a personal note, Mayor Ronnie says he feels like he is “almost 100%” recovered from his recent intestinal surgery, and is grateful that the growths in question were benign. Having lost several family members to cancer, the unveiling of this year’s Relay For Life T-shirt, which has incorporated our bicentennial into the logo, meant a great deal to him. The shirts go on sale soon, and were designed by Holly Hollman and Kelly Cain.

For the first quarter of 2018, there is a major event occurring every month. January 15 is Martin Luther King’s birthday as well as the Essay Contest, and please remember that Monday, January 8 is the deadline to get your entries in. For more information, see the flyer on page 24. On January 31, Mayor Ronnie gives the State of the City address. More details on that to come.

February will be the month that Limestone County celebrates its 200th birthday as “the County that is older than the State.” Their party will be held at the Limestone County Event Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, you can call Michelle Williamson at 256-233-6400, or visit the Limestone County Bicentennial page on Facebook.

Poke Sallet Follies will be in March, and the theme is “The Book of Athens.” It will be under the capable leadership of City Councilman Frank Travis, and will highlight our 200-year journey as Athenians. The annual Boy Scouts of America Breakfast will be in April.

We moved on to a happy subject that the mayor couldn’t really discuss, and by that I mean the fact that there are a number of industrial and retail corporations courting us, and as always, the details must remain under wraps until the ink is dry. If these entities decide that Athens is the “match made in Heaven,” the result could not only be a few thousand jobs but, according to the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research, could conservatively mean that by 2040, we’ll experience at least a 30% growth in our city/county population, and most likely more. Growing pains are no laughing matter, and one of the things that Mayor Ronnie spends a lot of energy on is planning for growth. “We need to pull smart people to plan well,” he said. Everything has to be considered: water, sanitation, power, streets, public safety, infrastructure in general, and quality of life specifically. We have seen examples in our area of what happens when there is explosive growth without a cohesive plan; so right now, this is what keeps him “up at night,” as the saying goes.

The only thing that remained for us to do was pray, mostly for wisdom and strength to meet the challenges of 2018 as well as thank God for our abundant blessings, and then it was time for Ronnie to roll.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

A Celebration of Cranes

By: Melinda Dunn, President & CEO – Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Inc.
Decatur, Ala. (January 3, 2018) – Over 14,000 Sandhill Cranes along with several pairs of Whooping Cranes spend the winter each year at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. In celebration of these long-legged and long-necked birds, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association hosts a two day event filled with nature walks, concerts and special programs for experienced birders and anyone who would like to learn more about birding and other wildlife that call the Refuge home. Set for January 13-14, 2018, Festival of the Cranes takes place at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge with the popular live raptor presentations to be held at the Princess Theater.

Now in its fifth year, Festival of the Cranes has become a popular weekend activity for families near and far. New for 2018 is a change in venue for one of the more crowd favorite activities. Due to the popularity of the raptor presentations and the limited seating and parking at the Refuge’s visitor center, the three Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center presentations will take place at the historic Princess Theater in downtown Decatur. The new location will ensure everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful entertaining and educational program. To make it even more convenient to enjoy all the events at Festival of the Cranes, a shuttle will be available to take festival goers to and from the Wheeler Visitor Center to the Princess Theater and other areas of historic downtown Decatur for a nominal fee. Show times are set for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 and admission is free.

Festival of the Cranes kicks off bright and early Saturday, January 13 at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast in the Visitor Center classroom. Following breakfast, Dwight Cooley, former refuge manager, will lead an early morning birding walk to see cranes and other waterfowl arrive in the fields to begin their day of feeding and loafing. Cost is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting future refuge programs. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring binoculars and a camera.

A variety of activities and educational opportunities are lined up throughout the day at the Refuge. At 8 a.m., members of the Alabama Ornithological Society and Tennessee Valley Audubon Society will host Birding 101, a beginner course in birding. Participants are asked to meet at the Visitor Center Information Desk for a walk along the grounds of the Visitor Center.

A photography workshop with David Akoubian follows at 9 a.m. in the auditorium.

Acclaimed author, storyteller, and naturalist Brian “Fox” Ellis will present his Adventures with John James Audubon at 10:30 a.m. and will lead a nature hike at 3 p.m.

Flutist Michael Graham Allen will perform a free concert at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. Allen is the founder, principal flutist and composer of the band COYOTE OLDMAN. An early researcher and builder of ancient flutes of North America, he has been a professional flute maker since the mid 1970s.

Additional activities on Saturday include special activities for children to take part in from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a pizza lunch with proceeds benefitting the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association. The enclosed Wildlife Observation Building offers views of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, along with Whooping Cranes, ducks, geese, raptors, and maybe a bald eagle. There are bleachers and spotting scopes available along with volunteers and staff members on hand to answer questions.

On Sunday, January 14, members of the Alabama Ornithological Society and Tennessee Valley Audubon Society will host Birding 101, a beginner course in birding at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at the Visitor Center Information Desk for a walk along the grounds of the Visitor Center.

At 9 a.m., festival goers can choose from a photography workshop hosted by David Akoubian in the classroom or the Comic Mis-Adventures of Lewis and Clark with Brian “Fox” Ellis as Meriwether Lewis in the Auditorium.

Flutist Michael Graham Allen will perform another free concert at 11 a.m. in the auditorium.
At 1:30 p.m., storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis steps into the shoes of Prince of Wied, Maximilian allowing the audience to step back in time. Blending history, science, art and cultural anthropology, the Prince gives us a unique view of America as he saw it in the early 1830s. Much of the text for this performance comes directly from his journals.

Additional fun on Sunday includes special activities for children in the classroom from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located at 3121 Visitor Center Road in Decatur. For more information on the Festival of the Cranes, visit or call Teresa Adams, supervisory ranger for Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, at 256.350.6639 or call Decatur Morgan County Tourism at 256.350.2028 or 800.232.5449.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge was established on July 7, 1938 by Executive Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the first National Wildlife Refuge placed on a multi-purpose reservoir to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Covering 35,000 acres, it attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and is home to Alabama’s largest wintering duck population. The Refuge also supports the state’s largest concentration of Sandhill Cranes and the endangered Whooping Crane. For more information on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, visit

A variety of activities are planned in conjunction with Festival of the Cranes before, during and after the annual event. From now until January 26, 2018, the public is invited to take part in StoryWalk presented by Decatur Public Library. This is the fourth year that Wheeler Refuge and the Decatur Public Library have partnered to display the story, Because of an Acorn by Lola and Adam Schaefer, to visitors while walking along the Atkeson Cypress Trail at the Wheeler Visitor Center. The trail is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a Raising Crane Awareness program at the Decatur Public Library. Presented by Amber Wilson from the International Crane Foundation, Back from the Brink is the topic for Dec. 28 and Life as a Whooping Crane follows on Jan. 11. Both programs will take place in the library’s community room at 5 p.m. All ages are welcome.

The Carnegie Visual Arts Center plan to offer special hours the weekend of Festival of the Cranes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. From January 13 through February 24, Spectrum: Diverse Creations of Alabama Artists, featuring Sculptor Mircea Lacatus from Huntsville, Painter Sarah Carlisle Towery from Lake Martin, Ala., Painter Susan Downing-White from Mobile and Sculptor Charlie Lucas, from Selma, Ala., will be on display.
By: Melinda Dunn, President & CEO – Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Inc.

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
I grew up in the shadow of the United States Public Health Hospital system. From 1953 until 1970, my grandmother was the Executive Housekeeper at the USPH hospital in Seattle, and she ran a tight ship. The hospital had 16 stories, and was originally built to care for Marines. I promise you, all 16 of those stories were “spit-n-shine” with Kentucky-born-and-bred Mary McAuliffe White at the helm. When I became aware that a VA Hospital urgent care center in New Hampshire had been shut down because of a bed bug infestation, I must admit I thought of my “Grammy.” This would have never happened on her watch, even if she had had to go after the bugs herself, bug by bug, and bed by bed.

Having lived in more than one third-world situation, I know firsthand that infestations can occur even in places where hygiene and maintenance are good. But, last I checked, New Hampshire is not a third-world or even a second-world location; it is a first-world scenario experiencing third-world problems, and our veterans are getting the really short end of the stick.

It was the New Hampshire Public Radio affiliate that announced that the clinic was closed after bed bugs were found out in the waiting room. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the little critters were also in an examining room. The facility was located in the city of Manchester, N.H.

In true “pass-the-buck” style, the hospital director, a man by the name of Al Montoya, said that the situation couldn’t be considered “an emergency,” and the patients were transferred to another facility to be treated. As of this writing, no comment had been made to the VA by the hospital’s pest control service. While Mr. Montoya might have been technically correct as to what constitutes an emergency, the idea of bed bugs being anywhere near our vets makes me see red.

When I was in Iraq, we were living in tents, and let me tell you, Vector Control was completely on top of keeping us pest free in a combat zone. We weren’t even supposed to pour out old coffee on the gravel for two reasons: one was that someone was worried about the rocks getting stained (I kid you not), but more importantly, the sugar and creamer in old coffee could cause fly infestations. Speaking of flies in New Hampshire, back in July of 2017, the Boston Globe wrote an article alleging that the operating room at the Manchester facility was infested with flies, and that surgical instruments were used that had not been sterilized. There was another generalized accusation that patients were not being treated properly.

The Manchester clinic is the only VA facility in the entire state, and my question is, how hard can it be to keep one clinic bed bug free? May the task force that has been assigned “to investigate and recommend changes” be with the vets. And, may my Grammy not be rolling over in her grave.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

Ali Elizabeth Turner
We have a holiday tradition in our home, and that is to go to a movie on Christmas day. Everyone agreed that Darkest Hour, a docu-drama on Winston Churchill and the build-up to the miraculous rescue of troops on the beach of Dunkirk during WWII, was to be the winner of our vote; and I’d like to see it again.

There are a number of good reasons to go see this movie. If you are a fan at all of what I call the “craft” of movie-making, this thing is remarkable from an uncommon standpoint, and that is the use of prosthetic make-up. Actor Gary Oldman, who plays the part of Churchill, had to spend five hours a day having the make-up applied, and that was before the day’s shooting schedule began. In addition, it took about an hour to remove the make-up, and the realism of his character is indescribable. Oldman nails his portrayal of Winston, from the walk, the talk, the hand gestures, the voice, the humor, and the benevolent irascibility, to the heavy drinking.

In addition to Oldman’s character, the attention to detail when it came to automobiles, costumes, hair styles, telephones, typewriters, radios, and more was painstaking. In a word, it is a fantastic period piece, period. There is a scene when Churchill is delivering a thunderous speech to Parliament and there is a young woman up in the gallery listening to him. The actress looked so much like my mom at the same age that it was almost eerie.

As much as the phrases “cinematic triumph” and “masterpiece” get bandied around when it comes to movies, not only is it true in the case of Darkest Hour, it is an understatement. The film’s worth is in the history lesson and what it means to have unshakeable resolve when no one believes you are on the right path. Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister who preceded Winston, had effectively sold England down the river straight into Adolph Hitler’s control. The Conservative Party knew that they needed to replace Chamberlain for his policies of appeasement, but no one wanted Winston even though he had been warning everyone about Hitler for years. Under protest Winston was appointed, and immediately the members of his own party tried to politically hamstring him, sabotaging every attempt of Winston’s to show England forth as strong and willing to resist the Nazis.

Winston Churchill was sworn in on May 10, 1940, and Operation Dynamo, the code name for the rescue of the British soldiers on the beach of Dunkirk, was just a few weeks later on June 4, 1940. He had less than a month to not only settle in to functioning in the underground bunkers of 10 Downing Street, but plan and execute the operation which saved close to 330,0000 British soldiers.

Then, after the miracle that was Dunkirk, Winston went straight into England’s “darkest hour,” the blitzkrieg attacks by the Luftwaffe on London, as well as the ground and air war on the continent. While his resolve to “never surrender” certainly was tested to the limit, he stood firm. He got England through the war, and then was rather unceremoniously discarded in the 1946 election.

At the end of the day, Darkest Hour is a worthwhile reminder of the kinds of prices which were paid by the Greatest Generation for our freedom, and those of one man in particular, Sir Winston Churchill. Go see it.

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
It’s January of 2018, and if you are like many Americans, you have made resolutions once again to “lose weight and get in shape.” These are worthy goals, but after 30 years of working with the natural health industry and dealing with every type of disorder you can imagine, I am here to tell you that Americans are living with a serious level of toxic overload, and one of its most frustrating side effects is super-stubborn fat which seems nearly impossible to get off and keep off.
Part of the problem stems from the fact that the FDA has approved so many questionable chemicals which are allowed into our food, water and even in the air, and their interactions are causing all kinds of health issues. In my opinion, the approval and use of these chemicals is immoral, but I am here with good news that can help you to genuinely have a Happy New Year, and be victorious in your personal, longstanding “Battle of the Bulge.”

Instead of trying to change the FDA, I have dedicated my life to helping the public overcome their health issues through God-given foods and herbs that will help the human body to heal. My belief is that when you supply your body with the raw material that is necessary to detoxify and heal, it will do just that.

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By: Ali Elizabeth Turner