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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - April 29, 2009, Athens, Alabama Serving Athens ¿ind Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future 50 cents Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Love puzzles? Check out our puzzle book Inside today TVSihe News Courier Visit us Inside Today Man charged in tire theft Police arrested an Athens man Monday for allegedly stealing 30 tires and about $150 in scrap aluminum, an official said. Jeremie Daniel Turner, 26, of 25590 Copeland Road is charged with second-degree theft of property, said Capt. Marty Bruce. Turner was developed as a suspect after an individual he sold some used tires to had them mounted. “The person who mounted the tires recognized the unusual brand and spoke to the victim,” Bruce said. “The victim then notified Detective Johnny Campbell.” Campbell was able to track the tires to Turner, who was brought in for questioning and admitted stealing them. Turner was transferred to the Limestone County Jail and released after posting a $2,500 bond. — Jean Cole Indian All-Star East Limestone junior Jyssica Pepper . selected to play in annual North-South All-Star softball game. SPORTS, PAGE IB Swine flu crosses borders World health officials believe the virus is establishing itself in communities and will produce larger outbreaks outside of Mexico HEALTH, PAGE 8A Subscribe Chamber honors outstanding citizens CITIZEN OF THE YEAR    PUBLIC    SERVANT    OF    THE    YE# 46 arts, crafts vendors signed for Homespun Get the news with your morning coffee SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720 By Karen Middleton [email protected] Homespun is 29 years old ai )ing strong. The Athens Bib chool fundraiser welcomes 46 ai id crafts vendors this year wh< le annual festival opens at 10 a.i Friday and continues Saturday, opening at 9 am. Homespun coordinator Gayle Hagewood said vendors should begin setting up booths late Thursday afternoon and early Friday for the two-day event. Vendor selections have grown over the festival’s 26-year history from the mainly country-themed or “homespun” crafts from which the festival takes its name to a wide selection of decorator items, jewelry, fashion accessories, plants, photog raphy, candles, hand embroidery, crocheted and knitted items, wooden crafts, and children’s clothing. “We’ll have lots of artists,” said Hagewood. “Roger Bedingfield is See Homespun, page 3A White, Foret, Perseli, Boyd get top awards NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDE Mary Nelle Clem, left, presents the Business Person of the Year Award to Carole Foret. NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Jeanette Dunnavant presents the 2009 Tourism Award to Price Boyd. NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Garth Lovvorn Jr., left, presents the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award to homebuilder Lynn Perseli. NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS Teresa Smith, left, presents the Public Servant of the Year Award to DHR worker Jennifer White.v By K\ren Middleton [email protected] As speaker for the annual Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday Athens State University President Robert Glenn talked about the need for roots in a community to draw on its lifeblood to keep it vital, much as a plant’s roots draw nourishment from the soil. From the achievements of the people that the Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce chose for its top awards it’s apparent they richly nourish their community with talent, hard work and dedication. DHR Community Resource Specialist Jennifer White was named Public Servant of the Year; artist and performer Carole Foret was named Business Person of the Year; builder and Habitat for Humanity volunteer Lynn Persell was named Citizen of the Year, and Price Boyd received the Tourism Award. Chamber member Teresa Smith listed the achievements of White in her introduction, saying the criteria for the Public Serv- See Chamber, page 3A Index Classified.....................4B Comics .......................3B Health .......................8A Ledger .......... 7A Lifestyles .....................1C Obituaries ....................2A Noble Johns Bryan Keith Seals Sports ..................  IB Weather......................2A DEAL OF THE DAY BREAKFAST COOKED TO Great Plate Lunches Served from 1 1 :OOam-2:OOpm Open 6:OQam tiH 2:OOpm Mon.-Fri. • 6:OOam til 12:OOpm Sat. Take Out Orders - Call 232-0205 Chock out our Daily Blue Plato Spocial $4.6^ ì ;