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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Scottsboro City Council Meeting Work Session, April 20, 2015

Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)

During this council meeting there was a city recognition award given to Ms. Sierra Lewis for her scolastic and sports abilities as a Student and Champion Bowler at Scottsboro High School. Ms. Lewis has received several awards for bowling. Her sports skills are impressive, but so are her writing skills which may be seen in the article titled, "Striking from Chicago to Alabama," in Sierra's words - "Bowling is not just throwing a plastic ball down some slick wooden lanes, hoping to knock down a few pins. It’s about focusing, concentrating on your shot frame by frame and executing every shot, doing exactly what you know to do." - Link  http://www.iabowling.com/striking-from-chicago-to-alabama/  

Also depicted in the below video, toward the video's end, is Council Member Keith Smith's eulogy to Mr. Elvin Kennamer: Mr. Smith said, "He saved my life," recounting the story of how he (Keith Smith) would have drowned, if not for Mr. Kennamer diving in the water at a local boat dock on the river, and pulling him out after having gone under the water twice. 

Mr. Elvin Kennamers military record is impressive and full of sacrifice. His story is documented by Wes Mayberry's artcle in the Daily Sentinel last Veteran's Day: "Now 90 years old, Scottsboro resident and proud World War II veteran Elvin Kennamer sits down at his dining-room table. It is four days until Veterans Day, and Kennamer begins to peruse some old newspaper clippings and family photos from his early years and time in the service. This time of year always holds a special place in Kennamer’s heart, as it is a day to recognize and honor those people, like he and his four brothers, who made and continue to make so many sacrifices in serving in the armed forces to protect our nation and its freedoms." http://thedailysentinel.com/feature_story/article_132f8630-6b3d-11e4-829d-37e046d58c9f.html 

Mr. Elvin Kennamer was born on July 18, 1924, he passed away on April 16, 2015.
He was a resident of Scottsboro, Alabama and was preceded in death by his wife Marie.

The service was conducted by his nephew, Mr. Steve Kennamer, and Mr. Kenneth Randles. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Woodville, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County
1616 Heroes Drive
Scottsboro, AL 35768
In memory of Elvin Kennamer and
In honor of Joe Fitzgerald and Jimmy Tanner.

(click on image for an expanded view)

AGENDA ITEM 2 on the agenda - A non-profit organization started by Dr. Ata offers help to poor citizens.


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