Best Of The Best

  • 66°

Family, friends treat Morgan County woman to birthday parade

Dana Henslee organized a surprise 85th birthday parade for her mother, Shirley Blevins Pope.  

May 26, family and friends – including retired coworkers from Prestolite – lined up at Battle Ground and paraded west on the Old Corn Road to Corinth West Baptist Church and made two trips around the long horseshoe driveway. Shirley was watching from the front porch.   

Dana gave out bags of treats to each of the drivers in the parade.  

Those participating in the birthday parade gave Shirley handmade posters, pictures and special cards and talked with her as each one stopped for a few minutes. Shirley received many cards, calls and gifts for her birthday.  

A niece, Christi Reid Hunter, prepared a birthday supper for her, and several of the family members went to eat at Shirley’s home at 6:45 p.m.   

She appreciated all of the celebratory activities and was very proud of the tribute and enjoyed seeing everyone.  

Prayers Requested  

Area residents of Danville, Massey, Hartselle and Falkville will remember Roy and Linda Calhoun from Falkville and from the Hartselle Auction when it was held at the American Legion and at Bella Vintage Antiques in Hartselle.  

Roy is undergoing cancer treatments and is trying a different medication. Your prayers and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.  

Roy’s mailing address is P.O. Box 95, Baileyton, AL 35019. God bless both oyou; I love y’all 

Tribute to Spencer Glasgow  

My friend Spencer Glasgow went home to his resting place in heaven May 27.   

Spencer was my friend for many years, and from time to time he was also my auctioneer at various sales. He was the most knowledgeable person I have ever known in antique glassware and collectibles. Over the years, Spencer earned the respect of his fellow auctioneers and many friends in the auction circle.  

I wish God’s blessings for his wife Marilyn and their family. Spencer will be greatly missed at my Wren Auction and other auctions in Alabama.  

Cedar Plains Christian Church Activities  

The Rev. Clint Lee led the morning worship at Cedar Plains Christian Church at Massey May 24. Deidra Lee assisted with directing the music.   

May 31, Ginny Powell Owens was the pianist, and Bill Owens assisted with the program.  

Pool Party  

Terry Boyd hosted a pool party and picnic May 24. Terry invited the family of her late husband, Jerry Boyd, and her mother, Carolyn Besnyl, and family to her home in Decatur for the party and picnic.   

Randy Besnyl and Carolyn Besnyl of the Massey community, Robert and Rebekah Mobley and Carolyn Standridge of Huntsville, Dwayne and Wendy Roper of Hartselle and Matt Roper of Decatur enjoyed attending the event.  

Area Church Activities  

The members of McKendree United Methodist Church will hold an indoor service June 7 with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. by Bro. Darrell Moseley.  

Brother Glenn McClain gave the message at Corinth West Methodist Church May 24.  

The Bible School Committee announced a change in the Bible School schedule. Bible School will be held in August. More plans will be made available soon.  

Dr. Jerome Ward conducted the music service May 24 in honor of the 2020 graduates. He led the congregational singing from the pavilion. Everyone sat in chairs or in their vehicles. 



Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks


Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years


State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers


Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures


Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition


Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop


Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation


Multiple agencies respond for water rescue


Chamber board considers three for election


Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo


Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest


Falkville plans town-wide yard sale


HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 


Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels


William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle


Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol


‘It’s a hard knock life’


Downtown Glow celebrates opening with ribbon cutting  


Main Street encourage Hartselle growth


One year later

Hartselle High School

Gillespie’s clutch hit helps lift No. 6 Hartselle over No. 7 Hillcrest


City of Priceville breaks ground on event, recreation center


Burleson SPO gifted pair of sunglasses by Drake Eye Center