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Alabama EMT Byars selected for work in Philippines

Published 9:16am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Representatives of the Philippine National Red Cross have selected Jeff Byars, NREMT, of Cullman as an emergency medical services (EMS) consultant. He and two

others are working with the Red Cross to improve the Philippine EMS System.

Byars was selected as one of three representatives from the U.S. based on his background in rural EMS, including rural EMS education and small-scale EMS budgets.

In addition to his 21 years as a licensed EMT in Alabama, he holds a B.S. degree in accounting from UAB.

He currently serves as a District 2 Vice President of the Alabama EMT Association, representing Cullman, Blount and

Jefferson Counties. He also serves as EMS officer

for the Cullman County Association of Volunteer

Fire Departments and EMS Captain of Bethsadia Volunteer Fire Department in Cullman.

Danville High School’s baseball team will close out its regular season on Sat., April 5, at Falkville.

Team members are: Austin Clemons, Ghaith Vest, Jackson Broadfoot, Noah Hogan, Hunter Brown, Jason Holder,

Landon Tidwell, Jackson Locklear, Mason Little,

Carson Owens, Dalton Parker, Wade Vest, Riley Copeland, Austin Lindley, Jonathon Wynne, Jeremy Legg, John Weatherwax, Nik Newero, Wesley Vest, Ben Burnett and Khi

Mause. Head coach is Brian Ellis and his assistants are Jimmy Parker, T.K. Kenney, Craig Stover, Schuyler Forman,

Jacob Fields, Justin Morgan and Trai Tidwell.

Essie Holladay returned to her home in the Friendship community on Sat., March 22. She had spent several months at Summerford Nursing Home and some time at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

More good news is that Essie is able to walk some now.

The Kelly family, nieces and nephews of Martha Hill Thomas, meet monthly for a meal with members taking turns as hostesses.

On Fri., March 21, they went to Swamp John’s at Corinth West Methodist Church for their supper meal. An added enjoyment was the Chimney Branch Band performing in the fellowship hall. Ralph Rusk on bass fiddle was the emcee.

The band is from Upshaw.

Arthur Ray and Barbara Summerford of Roundtop community, Linda Humphries and Hilton Kelly of Battleground, Ricky Kelly of Eva and Jerry Williams of Pleasant View community visited at the home of Martha Thomas and Sue Williams recently. The late Louise Kelly and Martha Thomas were sisters. The family members are descendants of Oscar and Honor Hill who lived in the Mt. Nebo community.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Betty Braswell Thompson, formerly of Mt. Vernon community.

She turned 91 on April 1. Betty is a patient at Summerford Nursing Home. Belated happy birthday wishes also to Leon Hightower of Piney Grove as he celebrated his birthday on April 1.

Roundtop Community Church women’s group met on Mon., March 24, at 9 a.m. in the family life center for Bible study.

They are continuing their discussion on being a

Romans 18 Christian.

They are also making plans for their fellowship supper on April 30. The choir was preparing for the Fifth Sunday Singspiration at Falkville First United Methodist Church on March 30. The Music Department and Congregation will be

involved in the community wide Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast on April 20. The location is to be announced.

Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church will have a potluck supper in the fellowship hall on Wed., April 2, at 6 p.m., and Bible study will follow in the sanctuary.

On Sun., April 6, McKendree United Methodist Church will have their monthly fellowship meal after the morning worship service.

This will be a potluck lunch. Church hostesses are Beth Shelton and Frances Rowe. Plans are being made for a special Easter egg hunt on Sat., April 19, with more details to come. Eric Summerford, choir director, singers and musicians are rehearsing their Easter Cantata for Sun., April 20, at 10:45 a.m.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week to the family of Lewie Rogers of Johnson’s Chapel community and Spanish Fort.

Lewie and Peggy had recently moved to Westminster Village, a Spanish Fort facility. He passed away at a Mobile Hospital on March 19.

The funeral was at Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sat., March 22. Peggy’s new address is Westminster Village, Peggy Rogers, Apt. 304, Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, Al. 36527.

Her daughter, Pam Chaffin, and family live nearby.

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