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Fort Payne Times Journal (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Fort Payne, Alabama Tenn Martin at Auburn inside sports extra november 8-9, 2008 saturday sunday bal an Mif Alabama at leu inside sports extra Only 75 cents Roo a headlines learning to pick students at fort Payne Middle school Are getting a taste of something new As the school has added elective classes to the schedules. A inside living councils a the Mentone town Council will meet monday at 6 . At town Hall. A the Henagar City Council will meet monday at 5 . At City Hall. A the fort Payne City Council will meet nov. 18 at 6 . At City Hall. Commission a the Dekalb county commission will meet wednesday at to . At the activities building in fort Payne. A swearing in ceremony for commissioners de Nix and Ricky Harcrow will be at 9 . School boards a Dekalb county Board of education members Harold Bobo and Mark Richards and superintendent Charles Warren will be sworn in today at 6 . At the Dekalb county schools coliseum. A the Dekalb county Board of education will meet monday at 5 . At the materials facilities building in Rainsville. A the fort Payne City school Board will meet nov. 17 at 6 . At the Central office. Other a the fort Payne water department Board will meet thursday at noon at the water works office. A the fort Payne improvement authority will meet wednesday at 11 30 . At the fria office. Water disruption fort Payne water department workers will j. Be working on monday morning to tie in the water line on 49th Street be. Residents from Wooten Gap to county Road 85 my experience Low pressure or water outage. Staff reports Market the Dow Jones Industrial average Rose 250 Points Friday. A Page a2 forecast High today will be filled 62 with Sunshine with dear sky and Chilly temperatures at night. Low 34 Apaga a2 inside calendar.a5 classified ,.bl comics .b2 dear Abby .a2 living obituaries.a3 opinion.a4 sports Stock report.a2 vol 130, no 210 to subscribe Call 256 h45 2550 or 1-900-Wimes Rtse tra to Mon fridays games a Collinsville at appalachian a fort Payne at Russellville a Fyffe at Lanett a Plainview at Deshler a Tarrant at Sylvania a Woodland at Geraldine state playoffs week i r inside today time came to tighten the Chinstrap and hold on because week one of the state playoffs have arrived across Alabama. Dekalb county had two teams Geraldine and Sylvania which had the Benefit of play ing Host to their first round games. Other teams took to the Road like Fyffe which drove three hours to face Lanett. Fort Payne went Halfway across the state to meet up with a Tough Russellville team. Jared Felkins All eyes on fort Payne a science technology focus in talks with National state education leaders by Jared Felkins the spotlight monday will be on fort Payne City schools. Fort Payne City and education leaders will Welcome some of the nations top minds on science technology and education As they visit wills Valley elementary school fort Payne Middle school and fort Payne High school. Among the guests will be Ann Hancock Southeast representative for the . Secretary of education. According to superintendent Jimmy Cunningham Hancock wants to see the schools interactive smart boards in action after fort Payne schools became one of the first in the nation to offer them in every classroom. A just getting Ann Hancock in the state of Alabama and into your school system is quite an Honor a Cunningham said. A we have a Community who has leaders who want to see our school system get better. They see the Opportunity to make it better through technology and the first wave we Are seeing is in Neil Lamb director of educational outreach at Hudson Alpha biotechnology in Huntsville will also unveil a new initiative at fort Payne High and Middle schools. Lamb said Hudson a so schools a3 photo Courtesy of Hudson Alpha a teacher works on a project to extract Dan from a Strawberry. Natural Gas rates decrease a Dekalb Cherokee Gas officials of 14 percent drop in december by Lindsay Slater Slater times journal com Dekalb Cherokee Gas general manager Keith Davis said Friday fort Payne customers would see an average 14 percent reduction in natural Gas rates. That Means the average customer could about $15 per month in savings beginning in december. Davis said residential commercial Industrial and agricultural customers throughout the District will be affected. A see Gas a3 photos Courtesy of Hudson Alpha no i Lamb with Hudson Alpha works with a student on a project. Firemen resign in dispute a 9 Powell firefighters follow chief s Lead after reappointment fears by Lindsay Slater i Slater times journal x Tim a Dekalb county towns Volunteer fire chief has resigned and nine other firefighters have followed suit leaving nearby towns to pick up the fire Protection duties. And in Powell those duties include Northeast Alabama Community College. At least for now Rainsville and Troy Colvin Sylvania departments will handle Calls in Powell. Fire chief Troy Colvin said he a see firemen a3 Christmas for kids kicks off again a second year Dekalb sheriff is department provides gifts through gospel singing by Lindsay Slater for the second year the Dekalb county sheriffs department will sponsor Christmas for kids. A Christmas for kids was extremely successful last year a said sheriff Jimmy Harris. A about $30,000 was donated and thanks to the generosity we were Able to provide Christmas gifts to More than 700 children in Dekalb county. Several events will be scheduled Over the next few weeks to raise Money for the program. A the first will be the second annual Christmas for kids gospel singing on thursday a said Harris. The singing will Start at 6 . It the Dekalb theatre featuring the Cash family and Alabama country and gospel association finalists. Tickets Are $5 and children under 12 Are admitted tree. A we look Forward to having another successful Christmas season a a said Harris. For More information on the singing or the Christmas for kids program Contact capt. Michael Edmondson or chief clerk Melissa Rice at 845-3801. Submitted photo Vicky Boyd and her grandson Bryson Cooper donate Christmas for kids gifts

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