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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - July 16, 2005, Athens, Alabama Youthful winners Local teams excel in softball and baseball tournament play    jg The News-Cou Saturday, JtiiA 16,2005 Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community of Tradition and Future 50 Cen I S Butch Meadows of Athens Subscriber of the day Mud volleyball CASA’s annual Mud Volleyball Tournament begins at 9 a.m. today at Swan Creek Park near Athens High School. sail Off Hey, Sound Off: In response to the person who wrote in complaining about Christian leaders embracing homosexuality: 1 wholeheartedly agree, except for one thing. You mentioned the cohabitation of same-sex couples. Last time 1 checked that was kind of sinful even for heterosexual couples. A sin is a sin, is a sin. Also, if you really read your Bible, God tells us that when we judge other people, that's the way we will be judged. To say that Satan is waiting to welcome “these people” into the lake of fire is horrible. Anyone can go to hell ... even the “sinless.” More Sound Off Sunday Get the new.s with your morning coffee Subscrilx“ to The Seu's Courier 232-2720 Index Classified..... 4-7A Comics...... ... .48 Golf ........ 28 Ledger ...... 8A Obituaries____ 2A Cathy Jean Phillips Sports ....... 1-58 Weather ...... 2A Daily Bible Moment cloivn quickly from here, for your people ivhom you brought out of Egypt have ... quickly tunied aside from the way which I commanded them. DeutetxjHomy 9:12 .122 Hw>.A| N • Atheni. 256-2.12-1051 Obil line 256-771-00.14 7    69847000Ü1 Man charged for illegal dump Evidence in bags leads authorities to man who t trash at boat ramp Bv Tashia Lon ELI. tashia(w,athensne\\' It's something he’ll probably think twice about if ever asked to do it again. John Patrick Engle, 28, of 19375 Sewell Road in Athens, was arrested Friday and charged with criminal littering. When confronted Friday of illegal dumping at the boat ramp off of Grigsby Ferry Road in Limestone County earlier in the week, Engle said his neighbor asked him to do it. He now faces up to a $500 fine for the misdemeanor offense. Limestone County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Boyles said that Engle admitted to dumping the trash and said that he didn’t know that it will come to all this. Boyles said this should serve as an example to others. He said that Engle already has a record and that could affect his punishment for this crime. A resident near the scene of the illegal dumping site contacted F)istrict 4 County Commissioner Bill Daws earlier this week about the trash. Daws said that this site has been a problem for illegal dumping in the past. A piece of drug paraphernalia was also in the discarded trash; Boyles said he that situation would be further investigated. John Patrick Engle, left, walks with Limestone County Investigator Mike Boyles to be booked on Friday. Ncws-Couricr Kim Rymlcrs for criminal littering Rallying for Boys & Girls Clubs News-Courier Kim Ryiuicrs Above, Chris Peoples, a student at the Tanner Boys & Girls Club, and staff member Kristen George take a spin at LIncoln-Bridgeforth Park during the 11th Annual Youth Rally held by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Limestone County. At right, Trevien Malone prepares to throw a large basketball into a hoop. The event was held for all children in the community. A giant moon bounce and slide greeted the children along with many other goodies. A talent show was held and assistance was provided by the Limestone County Sheriffs Department and the District Attorney’s office. Athens Fire and Rescue brought a house that simulated a fire. First Baptist and Tanner Baptist conducted several activities for the children. News-C'cnincr Kim Ryiuicrs Lee Marshall, founder of the Kids to Love Foundation, Ellen Gregg, Investigator for Limestone County Department of Human Resources, and Mickey Bell, Program Director for the Kids to Love Foundation, look at information regarding the organization. Marshall visited the local DHR Thursday and spoke about her foundation including the Meth Orphan Project. Help offered for children removec Tom meth homes Bn I nshi n Lon n i tashia a athvnsncws-coiiricKcom While known methamphetamme use has not been much of a problem encountered by social workers at the Limestone C’ountv Department of Human Resources, the> are striv ing to become more aware of the potential for problems. Lee .Marshall, W.\E1 48 News anchor and founder of the Kids to Love Foundation, \isited the local DHR office Fhursday to speak to the staff about her foundation including the Meth Orphan Project. Fhe Kids to l.o\e _ Foundation provides for the needs of foster children including aiding m foster parent recruitment, providing scholarships, placing Bibles with foster children and the Meth Orphan project. Marshall said that this program began in the Sand Mountain area last fall and has grown to include multiple Ncrih Alabama counties, including I imestone, which was idded to the program this week. Since It’s beginning, 22 children have been pulled from meth homes in North Alabama. For more information on the Kids to Lo\ e Foundalum, vi.sit its Web site at WWW KidstoLove. org or call US 'iKRlsdl.ove. See Help, Page 2A ;