Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - October 17, 2009, Athens, Alabama
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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Complete wrapup of high school football action PAGE IB
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Sheriff's adventures in book
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely shares tales of his years in law enforcement in Jacquelyn Reeves' book "Wicked North Alabama"
Competent for trial
The Utah State Hospital has ruled Wanda Barzee is competent to stand trial for the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. A state judge has set a Nov. 19 hearing to rule on the issue.
KALB Recycling Center taking electronics today
Whether or not it rains today, residents still may drop unwanted electronics at the Recycling Center, said Lynne Hart, executive coordinator for Keep Athens-limestone Beautiful.
Electronics recycling collection will be from 9 a.m-2 p.m. today at the Recycling Center at 15896 Lucas Ferry Road.
Volunteers will help unload from vehicles. There is an $8 charge for CRT monitors and TVs; all other electronic items accepted free of charge.
A partial list of accepted items includes:
Flat-screen TVs, flat-screen monitors, rechargeable batteries, desktop computers, laptop computers, power and network cables, keyboards, computer mice, diodes, printers, scanners, routers, copy machines, VCRs, hard drives, stereos, radios, modems, tape players, CD players, CD ROMs, cell phones, telephones, docking stations, fax machines, electronic games, printed circuit boards, switching boxes and resistor capacitors.
For information, call the Recycling Hotline at (256) 233-8000.
Storytelling group commissions downtown trash cans
The Athens Storytelling Board commissioned Travis Fleming, left, to design a unigue trash can that would match the black metal benches downtown. Storytelling funds were used to purchase four of the trash cans. The cans were delivered downtown Friday and placed on Marion and Market streets. The Storytelling Festival is Oct. 29-31 in downtown Athens. Visit athensstoytellingfesti-val .com for more information on the festival.
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From stocks to livestock
Deliveiy person can help with
BY KARKN MIDDLETON [email protected]
Ask a Federal Express or United Parcel Service delivery person if you can’t find an address, says R.V. White, director of the local E-911 office.
Once someone learns the numbering scheme of Limestone County required addresses, he or she should always be able to find a location, even if the number isn’t clearly posted on a structure, White said.
White commented on a News Courier story of about a week ago in which several local emergency responders complained about people who don’t have prominendy displayed E-911 numbers. Sheriff Mike Blakely, Athens Fire Department Chief
See Address, page 3A
Kelly Ann Finney Tervarius Horton
2 charged with conspiracy over controlled drugs
By Jean Cole
Two Athens residents have been charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime, records show.
Kelly Ann Finney, 22, of 24516 Flanagan Road was charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and possession of a controlled substance, records show.
Tervarius Eugene Horton, 21, of 19106 Lydia Corey Road, Athens, was charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime.
Horton was released from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $5,000 bail bond.
Finney remained in the Limestone County Jail in lieu of posting a $10,000 bail bond.
NEWS COURIER/JEAN COLE
These are the goats behind the goat cheese at Elkmont’s Humble Heart Farms. Owners Paul and Leslie Spell and family will host a farmers market and farm tour today beginning at 8 a.m. at their farm at 23235 Mooresville Road. Participants can sample and buy goat cheese and all sorts of vegetables and other items at the event.
Former trader now making goat cheese at Elkmont farm
By Jean Cole [email protected]
Leslie Spell of Elkmont traded in her Dean Witter power suit for a hairnet and apron a few years ago and now makes some of the freshest, creamiest, most delectable goat cheese around.
For the past four years, Leslie and Paul Spell and sons Isaac and Aaron, spend their days tending 130 goats, milking 110 goats and making goat cheese or — as the French call it, chevre (pronounced shev) — at their farm at 23235 Mooresville Road.
Goat cheese is a fresh and creamy cheese with a fairly mild and salty flavor, though it can be specially flavored.
“We run from 5 to 6:30 every day,” Paul said. “And by that I mean am. to p.m.”
They milk seven days a week for 300 days a year, giving “the girls” a break in December and January, Leslie said.
On Friday, Aaron, who lives nearby, was scooping up goat litter with a shovel and tidying the dairy bam. Isaac may have looked like he was playing but he
See Cheese, page 3A
NEWS COURIER/JEAN COLE
Leslie Spell fills containers with a new batch of goat cheese, which she and her husband, Paul, and sons, Isaac and Aaron, have a hand in making at their farm at 23235 Mooresville Road.