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Iron Bowl Bash set for Nov. 19

MOULTON — The Lawrence County Library is hosting its second annual Iron Bowl Bash on Nov. 19, library spokeswoman Miranda Ball said.

The event, to be held at the Moulton Recreation Center, will begin at 5 p.m., with autographs available from former University of Alabama quarterback Walter Lewis, Voice of the Crimson Tide Eli Gold and former Auburn University football players Ben Leard and Rob Pate.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Books on Alabama and Auburn football and other items will be available for purchase. Admission is $20 each for adults, $15 for students and free for children 5 years old or younger. All proceeds go to the library, Ball said.

Nancy Glasscock

WALWnominated for radio awards

MOULTON — National magazine New Music Weekly has nominated WALW-FM as College Radio Station of the Year for the 2007 New Music Awards.

In addition, Program Director Jason Wells received a nomination for Program Director of the Year, the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce announced.

“We’re very excited to be nominated for Station of the Year by a respected publication in our industry,” said David Norwood, WALW station manager. “People who listen to our station are aware of the wide assortment of Southern music we broadcast, and to be recognized by New Music Weekly makes me proud to be associated with everyone at 98.3. It really is a team effort.”

The New Music Awards is a celebration of the best new artists, top programmers and radio stations, record labels and music industry executives.

WALW is one of five stations from across the U.S. receiving a nomination. Wells is one of five program directors nominated. The awards ceremony will be Nov. 10 at Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

Nancy Glasscock

Henderson named Founder’s Queen

ATHENS — Athens State University crowned senior Courtney Henderson as this year’s Founder’s Queen.

Henderson, of Holly Pond, is the daughter of Robin and Janna Henderson.

She is majoring in elementary education and was the 2006 runner-up in the Ms. Merry Christmas Pageant.

She was an attendant on last year’s Founder’s Queen court.

Henderson is a recipient of the Athens State University Academic Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship and an Alumni Golf Scholarship.

Other members of the court were:

  • Keri Rodgers of Hartselle, the daughter of Patsy Rodgers and a senior majoring in elementary education.

  • Holly Causey of Alexander City, the daughter of Laine and Ricky Causey and a junior majoring in secondary education-social studies.

  • Alyssa Jones of Union Grove, the daughter of Roger and Suzette Jones and a junior majoring in elementary education.

    Veterans Day parade Nov. 12

    Decatur’s annual Veterans Day parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Second Avenue and Gordon Drive Southeast.

    The route will follow Second Avenue to Lee Street to Bank Street and end at the Old State Bank.

    The combined patriotic organizations will have a Veterans Day program at the Old State Bank building.

    Call O.J. Hyde, commander of the Disabled American Veterans, at 355-8542, or John R. Tinger, DAV publicity, at 306-0898.

    Bayne Hughes

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