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What to do during an earthquake

Published 3:17pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Editor’s Note: Martha Jackson Lyell’s column was left out of the Enquirer by mistake. We apologize for the error.

The Alabama EMA (Emergency Management Agency) recommends the following safety guidelines for earthquake preparedness. Drop down on the floor. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture. If that is not possible, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors or tall furniture. If you take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture, hold on to it and be prepared to move with it. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move. For more information on earthquake preparedness, visit ema.alabama.gov and click on earthquake preparedness.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Danville-Neel School staff member, Debbie Burt. She celebrated her birthday on Feb 3.

Happy birthday wishes also go out this week to Danville-Neel School staff member Marianne Hall, who will celebrate her birthday Feb.15.

The members of Falkville United Methodist Church enjoyed hosting their ‘Souper Bowl’ fellowship lunch on Sun., Feb. 3, after the morning worship service. Those attending enjoyed soups, stews, chili, breads, salads and desserts.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week tor Tricia O’Kelley, Wilma Smith Maddie Woodall, Mason Woodall, all on Feb. 1, James Roden, Tad Campbell, Kelsie Hanline, all on Feb. 2, Kaylea Morris on Feb. 3, Lee Ann Crow on Feb. 5, Alline Clark on Feb. 6, Ainsley Maples Feb. 7, JoAnn Alexander and Tracy LaRoche, borth on Feb. 9 and, Justin Turrentine on Feb. 12.

Happy birthday wishes also go out to Ray Edwards on Feb. 13, Matthew Terry on Feb.14 and Shirley Bibb, Jacob Holder and Brett Riggs, all on Feb. 17.

Special belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out to Jim and Mildred Lake on their 47th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4, Dale and Hannah Burch on their 2nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, Macky and Evon Vest on their 43rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 6 and Virgil and Jane Vest on their 42nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 6.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Harvey and Pat McCleskey for their 17th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

I would like for all of our readers to know that Miss Festus was adopted on Saturday and is very happy and loved by her new owner.

Special congratulations go out this week to David and Ruth Sparkman on the birth of their “newest” great-grandson, Mason Ryan Byrd. Mason was born on Jan. 14. His proud parents are Tyler and Ashley Byrd. Mason weighed seven pounds and three ounces. His proud grandparents are Vickie Livingston and Robert Byrd.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Cody Camper on Feb. 18, Kayla Thomas on Feb. 19, Josiah Johnson on Feb. 21 and Jane Vest on Feb. 23. Special belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Harold and Peggy Holloway as they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Feb.19. Wonderful happy wedding anniversary wishes also go out this week to Paul and Emma Martin for their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.

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