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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 8, 2005, Athens, Alabama HAPP\ Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future Teen seriously hurt in 4-wheeler wreck A West Limestone teen who was seriously injured Friday in a four-wheeler accident was scheduled for surgery Saturday afternoon, a family member said.    ,    A Blake Rose, 19, a 2003 graduate of f'* West Limestone High School, was in crit- ^ ical condition in Huntsville Hospital’s v surgical intensive care unit.    ? The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. * Friday, according to a Limestone County Sheriff’s dispatcher. Rose, a former football player, was driving the all-terrain vehicle on Shortcut Road when the accident occurred, the dispatcher said. “He’s got a really bad cut on the back of his head and face, and he broke his jaw bone in two places” said the family mem-ber. She said Blake’s prognosis is good because doctors said his brain is not swelling. Blake has been working for Fite, a company that contracts for Boeing in Decatur. - Kelly Kazek By Karen Middleton ancnews@pclnet. net The changing face of war calls for changes on the home front. The    local    Alabama National Guard post, headquarters for the 203rd Air Defense Artillery (Patriot; since 1992, will now train mil-itiCy police for service a home alHp abroad, according to Warrant Officer 1 Kevin ÿQ'O'Ct/ tvvfrl/H/WVIp Benard Simelton of Harvest Subscriber of the day /‘When Saddam Hussein v#S Still in power he could lflpalj|unched a scud attack at a^jr time,” said Slaten. “But tfefrCwar is changing. It’s not li^rit was with a big amassed force on one side. We will still threats from other coun-tflfc'With nuclear capabilities, so possibly the Patriot will be Hey, Sound Off: I would like to commend toe Limestone County Commissioners for all toe work they do to improve our county, especially Mr. Daws and Mr. Barksdale for their hard work in their respective districts. 1 have a challenge to put forth to them and I am sure together they can work someto..ig out. I have spoken to members of the Limestone County Sheriff Is Office, and members of Athens Police Department, Decatur Police Department, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Morgan County, on occasion. Mr. Commissioners, do you realize our own Limestone County Sheriff’s Office has some of the lowest paid deputies and corrections officers in this area? I was blown away after finding this out. These men and women put their lives on the line for us every day! Come on now, building restorations are wonderful, but let’s think about who we call when we really need help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I can see now why there is usually an opening at toe Sheriff’s Office, these people need to be paid like toe surrounding areas. I recently had to visit toe Sheriff’s Office to obtain some information and I was very impressed by toe staff. Thank you, Sheriff Mike Blakely, Chief Jim Landers, and all you wonderful staff for your great service to this county. More Sound Off Valley, 6A News-Courier/Kim Rynders Local Alabama National Guard officers with the 1-203rd ADA (P) toured the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives on Friday. The unit recently donated a Patriot missile display to the museum. From left, are Lt. Col. Chris Morgan, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Duncan and Veterans Museum Board President Wendell Powers. By Sonny Turner sonny@athensneyvs-courier.eom A waterline crossing Limestone Creek in southeast Limestone County is being proposed for toe purpose of repairing an existing waterline in order for toe county to continue to provide municipal water to approximately 2,500 customers. The Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority has submitted an application with toe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority to replace an existing waterline that was installed across Limestone Creek in 1999. The six-inch line has failed twice since then and failed again recently when it was swept downstream. The line is now out of service and a temporary six-inch waterline is currently being used to provide water to customers, toe application says. However, due to increase of water consumption and future growth in that area, a 12-inch permanent Waterline needs to be repaired. The proposed work involves toe construction of a waterline crossing Limestone Creek and an unnamed tributary to Limestone News-Courier/Kim Rynders Jessica May, of Florence, dances and screams In delight during a performance by Brother’s Keeper at Soulstock on the campus of Athens State University Saturday. People from all over the area attended the performances of several Christian bands throughout the day. The free event was sponsored by several churches in the area. For more photos of the event, be sure to pick up the Tuesday edition of The News-Courier. Index Classified..... Crossword____ Church Bulletin Courthouse Beat Ledger ....... YesterYear____ Obituaries_____ Daily Bible Moment 2Bo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. PbilUpians 2:3 A Hartselle woman surprised area residents Saturday night at a “reveal” party in which she was identified as the recipient of an “extreme makeover.” Donna Quarto, 46 and a mother of three, received work from a team of professionals who did toe project as a fund-raiser for the Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County, the fund-raiser is ongoing and another makeover candidate will be chosen this year. To apply, visit www.mission-makeover.com. Quarto had facial plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and corrective eye procedures. She was also given makeup and hair treatments and fashion advice. The results were recorded by local photographer Carole Forêt. See how Quarto looked in her “after” photos in today’s Lifestyles section on page 1C. 322Hwy.31NaAtfcm 254-232-1951 OMt Km 2347714934 News-Courier/Kim Rynders Limestone County resident Charlie Simmons holds on for dear Ufa during a Bareback and Saddle Bronc Clinic held at the Limestone Sheriff’s Arena Saturday. The clinic Is held each year before the Sheriff’s Office Rodeo to give riders an opportunity to prepare for the event The 23rd Annual Sheriff’s Office Rodeo will be May 20-21 at the arena on Alabama 99 at 8 p.m. Photo Courtesy Carole Forêt Donna Quarto in her “before” photo. See her amazing results on page 1C today. 6984700002    3