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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 20, 2005, Athens, Alabama State champs In third season, Faith Christian captures ACEA basketball title Ud^rVeiUclll UUt?    jg    |    | TheNem Gala scenes Images of Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation’s Gala 20A \Mrier Si NDAV, Fl BRl \R\ 20, 2005 Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future One Doeevr African missionary I lie C()iiclusi.4i of' missionary Anni. Parker's storv is in .itle t'Kla\-. 1C ШШ I lev. Sound Olf: What kind of a moron \v(4i!d make the assumption just beeaiise ^címeolle ; I ■- ■; an to sni‘ ke diat thv v : , be (In:::.Inn м|се’, a ,d dri-vitc. ^ ->1 Р-Ч ,n' :,mok-ii-a e e ti- l-:,M'ause ' чпГ; ii! >- L it ini’ enough (:    pi II ^пuг an<iIogy is lik. ,a\mg that d I'm not e iapi a I ifiiat be a killer. 1 don 1 lib-ke beeause it’s disgusting 1 don't drink bc‘ all:-.' 1 iii;a ha-. en't felt like It di iiip last JO years. If I t\cr do diink. I will no; dn\p. 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Ezekiel 18:9 L/imdi/t' т‘ (( hahtJ iiiiiMotic ”2 tliH. 11 N • MluHs 256-2.12-Mill ()liiilini05b-771-U4.n ¿00/7 DA asking state to post reward Bv SONNV Tl RNKR sonnyC^pthensnew's-couhercom Limestone County District Attorney Kristi Vails is asking Gov. Bob Riley to post a reward for information that would help solve the murder of 32-year-old Andres Flores Cialicia who was shot and killed execution-style on the morning of .Ian. 29. “W'e requested it Friday and w'e’re hoping he will offer it to help us develop a lead,” Valls said. “Usually, it’s S5,()()() to start with." Limestone Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said this weekend he has no solid leads in the investigation. But McNatt said it appears robbery was not the motive for the killing because when authorities found Galicia dead in a ditch off Mooresville Road he had money on him. Sheriff Mike Blakely said Galicia, of Decatur, was shot execution-style on the outside of his vehicle and it is likely he fell into the ditch where his body was later found. A preliminary autopsy on the body shows that Galicia was shot three times in the head at close range apparently with a .45 caliber handgun, McNatt said. Galicia, of 1208 Broadus Ave. S.E., Decatur, drove to Mooresville Road, got out of his vehicle and was shot to death. When a deputy found his vehicle it was still running. “We are still very much involved in the investigation and we’re asking anyone with any information to give us a call,” McNatt said. Authorities know Galicia got a telephone call that Friday night on his cell phone and left his wife and brother at a Decatur restaurant. McNatt says while that caller may not have been the killer, investigators believe the caller is the key link into who murdered Galicia. “At this point, we don’t know who called him or why, but we’re hoping the substantial reward we’ve offering for information about the murder might help us find out,” McNatt said. New-Courier/Amanda Siniard Mac Rainey holds his awards for both Critics Choice and People’s Choice Saturday at Hospice Chili Challenge. Mac Rainey crownec cing of Chili Challenge Bv Ta.SHI A L()\l.l.L lashiajjt It was a chance to fill your belly with what you might call “some good eating.” With the smell of chili in the air, hundreds ol' people gathered Saturday at Athens High School for the 17th annual Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge. Most gathered to eat, socialize and listen to some music. A fcv\ were there to compete for the title of best chill maker. From steak chili to deer meat chili to regular beef chili, there was surely a recipe that would suit most people’s taste buds. Several first-time event goers enjoyed their first Chili Challenge. “It’s crowded...a lot of people. It’s really good though,” said Selena Higginbotham. “Out of the three (I’ve tried) so far. I’ve liked two.” “I think it’s (Chili Challenge) a wonderful thing,” said Carol McNatt. Buzz Lovell was experiencing the event for his first time. “Everything I’ve tasted so far See Chili Challenge, Page 2A News-Courier/Kim Rynders Mary Lou Smith dips up a scoop of her “Heavenly Chili” Saturday at the Chili Challenge. First Christian Church sponsored the booth and her son Jacob was the cook. The event is a fund-raiser for Hospice. There were more than 30 challengers this year and a large crowd. Chamber seeks nominations inter your Business ^erson of Year, Citizen of Year nominees From Staff rfporfs The Chamber of Commerce is looking for the best and brightest stars of the business and local community. Nominations are being sought for the Business Person of - Nomination forms are available from the Chamber of Commerce. Completed forms must be returned no later than April 1. Call 232-2600 for information. the Year, (he Public Service Award and the Citizen of the Year. These categories represent the best that Athens and Limestone County have to offer in terms of outstanding business acumen and service to the community.    ’ Criteria for the business person of the year award is based on that individual’s outstanding achievement, leadership, loyalty and dedication to his or her profession and to the business community of Athens-Limestone County. To be eligible the nominee must be a member of the chamber and must have been in business in the Athens-Limestone County area for a minimum of five years. The public service award recognizes excellence at all levels of public service in the following categories: excellence in service delivery, excellence m policy and valuing and supporting people. Those See Nominations, Page 3A Cure for the jailhouse blues News-Courier/Kim Rynders Alice Dunnavant, Jerry Davis and Martha Jo Leonard are playing the jailhouse blues, but they’ll be happy when they see the money raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs by the upcoming fund-raiser, Behind Bars Bed & Breakfast at the new Limestone County Jail. The event will be held Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Limestone County. For more information, call Emily Page at 232-5545. ABS Musical Explosion planned for 37th year By Staff reports Following 37 years of tradition the Athens Bible School will present its Musical Explosion over two consecutive weekends March 11-12 and March 18-19. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. What began as a local talent show has now evolved into an almost professionally produced event. The latest in sound equipment and lighting special effects add to the ambience of the show. “What began as a small event with a ‘maybe we’ll try it again next year,”’ Development office specialist Bumetta Murrell said. “Has become a must see event for the entire Athens-Limestone County area. It’s our hope that as long as people desire wholesome entertainment with a professional touch for their families, the ABS Musical Explosion, will continue.” The Musical Explosion began in 1968 with a two-night show. The event has now expanded to two consecutive weekends each March. In addition to upgrades in production. quality and equipment, ticket sales can now be processed through the See Musical Explosion, Page 2A ;