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Date: 08-12-2012
First Name: Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, Jr.
Last Name: Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, Jr.
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Comment / Observation / Other statement

I do not know whom I am addressing, but I just had to express my deep admiration for the marvelous history of Gurley that I just read--with all of the wonderful photos and old documents.

I came across the link quite by accident, and was so engrossed in the fascinating history, that I stayed on the computer for about 5 hours now, reading every line and looking at every photo entry.

The research that you did is phenomenal in scope, and the interesting manner in which you wrote the material is quite captivating. Congratulations on such a fantastic job, and thank you for sharing your history.

Respectfully,

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Date: 03-31-2012
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Harty
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I have been enjoying all of the history of Gurley Alabama and the people associated with it, and was wondering if you could provide me with any information other than that found in your site for Elijah F. Walker and James Monroe Mason. Elijah F. Walker was a Captain in the Eighth Missouri Cavalry Regiment commanding Company E, and after being paroled on June 7 1865 he went back to Gurley Alabama after serving in that area during the War Between the States, and he got married and raised a family there. I would like to know if there are any members of his family still alive in Gurley, or elsewhere. I am writing a History of the Eighth Missouri Cavalry Regiment as a present for my son who is a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. My second great grandfather, Joseph Guild Lewis was a Lieutenant in Company B of the Eighth Missouri Cavalry and my son is a Confederate Re-en-actor while serving in the U.S. Army.

James Monroe Mason may be related to my Mason family, as William Isaac Mason and Elizabeth Henson were married in Alabama in Cherokee. Their son James B. Mason married Marinda Bell Pirtle and one of their daughters was Katie Cordelia Mason who married Simeon English Lewis. Simeon and Katie were my grandparents. I would appreciate any information that you could provide on Elijah F. Walker and James Monroe Mason, including any living descendants of either of these two men. I really enjoyed reading through your website and congratulate you all for preserving the history of your town so well. I hope you carry on your good work so as to insure that Gurley will be known many, many years to come.

Sincerely,

Paul H. Harty Jr.

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Date: 01-16-2012
First Name: Alex
Last Name: Walker
URL:  TOLTEC and Shreds of Truth
Comment / Observation / Other statement

One of the main characters is Captain Elijah Walker, my great grandfather prominently mentioned in the Gurley website historical section. The novel is currently in the hands of a publisher and the book is expected to be released sometime this year. The folks of Gurley will have a special interest my second sequel novel titled CUZCO. The same characters are used and Chapter one starts out in Gurley with familiar landmarks. I will keep you and your readers posted on release dates and any other useful information.

The novels are written under my pen name Alex Walker and a website will soon be developed.. Please feel free to publish this on the Gurley website if you wish.

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Date: 07-01-2011
First Name: Randy
Last Name: Chambers
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Hi, You have a nice web site concerning Gurley. My name is Randy Chambers and I'm trying to find out more about the William J. Chambers that died in Gurley in 1905. He was born in TN in 1837 and uses many of the same names found in my family. William's father was James C. Chambers. My gggf was a James C. Chambers who had a brother named William J. Chambers. My gggf named one of his children John I, as did William J. I would appreciate any information concerning this family. The census also list Mayville as where William J. lived and I understand it is also in Madison County.
Thank you very much.

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Date: 06-01-2011
First Name: Gurley Historical Association, Inc
Last Name: Gurley Historical Association, Inc
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Historic Gurley Building Selected For National preservation Contest
Gurley Historical Association, Inc works to get historic City Hall Preserved before it is destroyed.
For more information go to: http://contactez.net/gha/index.html
The links to vote are http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/this-place-matters/community-challenge and http://www.preservationnation.org/map.
Thank you very much.

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Date: 03-27-2011
First Name: Kimberley
Last Name: Lynn
URL: 
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I’m trying to reach Donna White Parker she is the daughter of Ruby Nell Hollingsworth White. She is married to Kenny Parker and has two sons Nathan and Nick. I have been praying for many years to find them you see I’m Nathan and Nicks biological Mom my name is Kimberley Lynn Cheeseman Weeks. The boys last names was Noble until after the adoption took place. I want to make sure they are safe and healthy I pray every day for them. I love them very much not a day has passed that I don’t think of them. I want to inform them about possible health problems that I have learned about their biological father and his family that is very serious. And if they are having any kind of medical problems I have information that could be of help. I had three boys after Nathan and Nick Joshua 13, Thomas12 and Jonnathan is 11 they know about Nate and Nick and pray for them also. I’m a single Mom raising my boys who would love to meet them I pray that you can help me. Pass on my information to the family my address is Kimberley Weeks 734 Nolder Drive Lancaster Ohio 43130. I would love to talk with Donna she can call me 614-937-8496 my cell she can email me. Nathan and Nick have a special place in my heart and I’m praying to God that the Holly Ghost will lead the way.

I trust in God and I have faith thank you for all your help.

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Date: 07-26-2010
First Name: Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church
Last Name: Ed Soule
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWwtVT6VL8Q
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Hi,

The Gurley Meth Forum will be at 7:00 p.m. on August 24 at the Madison County Elementary School auditorium. The program will feature a panel from law enforcement, treatment, recovery, and other areas. The program is being arranged by the Southeast Madison County Coalition to Reduce Illegal Drugs, the Partnership for a Drug Free Community, and Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This is for all people in the Gurley area. There will also be a similar forums in New Hope and Owens Cross Roads. For more information, contact the Partnership for a Drug Free Community office at 256-539-7339.

Ed Soule, Gurley Lions club and Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church.

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Date: 05-24-2010
First Name: Clay
Last Name: Hamilton
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/ChildrenCitizens4.html
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Hi,

Thanks for posting the pictures of Alabama folks. I can identify those labeled Spivey. I’m working on my step-father’s family tree and his ancestors are Spivey. Frederick Spivey immigrated to the US from England and ended up in Madison County AL. His son, Reuben M. Spivey, after serving in the confederate army, left Alabama after the Civil War and ended up in Kansas, where he married Lina Owens . They had several children: Reuben, Albert, and Marcia. Frederick’s other children included Robert and Elizabeth (Ellen), who most likely stayed in AL.

You’ve posted pictures of Lina Spivey, Reuben Spivey, Ellie, Reuben Jr,, Marcia, and Albert on your website. We have a large portrait painted of Lina, but no photograph, and our portrait of Reuben has been lost. I’m not sure why the pictures ended up in Alabama since they almost all lived in KS, unless the pictures had been sent back to Reuben’s family. From the records, it appears that the parents of Reuben Spivey died before 1860 and the children moved in with their mother’s family. I had thought this name was “Brown”, but in other censuses I see McBrown and McBroom. Hannah appears to be the oldest in this family.

Thanks so much for sharing! Please let me know if you’d like more specific information.

Best, Clay Hamilton

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Date: 5-4-2010
First Name: Gurley CP Church
Last Name: Gurley CP Church
URL: http://contactez.net/cp
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GURLEY, AL “CELEBRATING OUR PAST” FESTIVAL AND MUSIC EVENT

FREE EVENT
The admission, music, and general events are free to the public; food and crafts and more will be available for purchase.

DIRECTIONS
The event is at Charles Stone Park on Walker Street in Gurley, which is about 16 miles NE of Huntsville. Walker Street runs parallel to Highway 72 East, so you turn off the highway on Gurley Pike or First Street which will intersect with Walker Street. The park is behind the Piggly Wiggly located on the highway, and close to the Library and City Hall on Walker Street.

SCHEDULE
At the festival, check at the Gurley Historical Association/Town of Gurley Booth for information on all activities – details listed below for your info.
Contact 776-3313, x10, Gurley Town Hall, or visit http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net for more info.

Who: Town of Gurley
What: "Celebrating Our Past" Festival and Music When: May 7 and 8, 2010 Friday, 5/7 Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to 10P.M.
Saturday, 5/8 Gates open at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Charles Stone Park Gurley, AL
Why: Celebrating "2010: The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns"

Admission, music, and general events are free to attendees.
Food, crafts, souvenir items, etc., available for purchase
.

Event Logo Helium Balloons, Tee Shirts, and Railroad Depot Prints Available for Purchase

Live Music Entertainment includes:
Friday, 5/7
Microwave Dave 6-8 p.m.
Time Machine 8-10 p.m.

Saturday, 5/8
Bethel University Renaissance Bluegrass Group 4-6 p.m.
Natchez Trace 6-8 p.m.
Rollin' in the Hay 8-10 p.m.

Festival Activities Friday, 5/7

Food Vendors 5-10 p.m.
Live Music Entertainment 6-10 p.m.
Microwave Dave; Time Machine

Saturday, 5/8

Parade 10:00 a.m. Historic District
Historical Marker Unveiling 11:30 a.m. Joplin Street/Railroad Crossing
Girl Scout Teddy Bear Tea Party 12:00 noon
***Cemetery Stroll with Costumed Characters 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Cemetery Street See more info below
Cloggers 3:00
Multi-Aircraft Flyover 4:00 p.m.
Live Music Entertainment 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Renaissance Bluegrass Band; Natchez Trace; Rollin' in the Hay
Car Show 5:00 p.m. Hardees

Saturday, 5/8 All Day Festival activities
Carnival Rides, Games and Prizes, Inflatables Food Vendors/Treasures by the Tracks Specialty Crafts and Vendors, etc. Electric Locomotive/Amusement Train Shuttle/Ride Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Gurley Self-Guided "Cemetery Trees of Gurley" Walk

***Cemetery Stroll
Who: Gurley Historical Association
What: Parade and Cemetery Stroll
Admission is Free; Donations will be accepted
When: Saturday, May 8th

Parade 10:00 a.m.
Cemetery Stroll 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: National Historic District Gurley, AL (off Highway 72 East)
Why: In conjunction with “The Great Alabama Homecoming”
“2010: The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns”
Gurley’s “Celebrating Our Past” Festival and Music

It’s “The Great Alabama Homecoming” and even the “spirits” are coming back to Gurley, AL to celebrate “2010: The Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns”.

The Gurley Cemetery is a large urban cemetery which “sits on a knoll overlooking a spot of ancient charm that once was the location of the Gurley Baseball Field”. It was established in 1880, and contains more than 1000 markers, including Veterans of all U.S. Wars and 52 Confederate Soldiers.

Special dedication markers pay tribute to three generations of the Gurley Family Veterans:
Grandfather Jeremiah Gurley, three separate tours of duty in the Revolutionary War
Father John Gurley, War of 1812
Son Captain Frank B. Gurley, Confederate Guerilla Warfare Veteran, and Confidential Assistant to General Nathan Bedford Forrest

Come see and hear these costumed characters and many more of Gurley’s storied citizens including The Circuit Rider Preacher, The Cat Lady, and The Professional Baseball Player, come back to life. Also enjoy a self-guided tour of over 20 species of mature trees scattered throughout the cemetery while listening to the auto-harp/bass music of by-gone days.

E-mail: http://contactez.net/cp  
Date: 4-17-2010
First Name: Gurley CP Church
Last Name: Gurley CP Church
URL: http://contactez.net/cp
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Who: Cumberland Presbyterian Denomination
Gurley Historical Association
City of Gurley

What: Parade/Bethel University Blue Grass Band

When: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Where: 10:00 a.m. Gurley Historic District
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Charles Stone Park

Why: Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns Festival

The Cumberland Presbyterians are celebrating the 200th Birthday of their Denomination this year, along with their contributions to educational and religious development in the Gurley and North Alabama area.

Private, preparatory Robert Donnell High School and two-year college, located in Gurley in 1894, was named after the prominent CP itinerate minister. In 1908 it was donated to the state of Alabama by the CP’s, to become Madison County High School - the first public high school in Madison County ; and it is still in operation today.

Robert Donnell also established a school in Athens, AL, and was instrumental in founding Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. His home in Athens, The Donnell House, was spared destruction during Union occupation and has undergone restoration.

Members of the Robert Donnell Presbytery will participate in the Gurley “Celebrating Our Past” Parade on Saturday, May 8, as part of the “2010: Year of Alabama Small Towns/Downtowns” Festival and Music event. Robert Donnell, in costume, will be circuit riding on his horse as “camp meeting” singers join him enroute to a service.

The CP Bethel University Bluegrass Band from McKenzie , TN , will be performing in the parade at 10:00 a.m. in Gurley’s Historic District; again from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Charles Stone Park ; and at the Gurley CP Church on Sunday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m.

Admission is free, and everyone is invited to join the celebration.

More info at http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net  or call 256-776-3313.

E-mail: http://contactez.net/cp  
Date: 2-27-2010
First Name: Gurley CP Church
Last Name: Gurley CP Church
URL: http://www.bethelu.edu/renaissance
Comment / Observation / Other statement
The Bethel University Renaissance Performing Arts Experience

You are invited to attend a free concert "Arise My Love" - The Tour by Bethel University Renaissance troupe.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 7:00 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Road, Huntsville Alabama

The troupe performs a wide range of musical styles -- bluegrass to jazz, show tunes to "doo-wop" and the best-loved songs of faith, both traditional and contemporary.

For more information about the Bethel University Renaissance troupe go to: http://www.bethelu.edu/renaissance

E-mail: http://www.bethelu.edu
Date: 2-10-2010
First Name: Alisa
Last Name: Watson
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/library.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Friends of the Library Movie Night:

Julie and Julia

Date: This Thursday, February 11th
When: 7pm
Where: Gurley Public Library

E-mail: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/library.html
Date: 12-07-2009
First Name: Sharon
Last Name: Cissell
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/library.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement

The Gurley Public Library will be having a Christmas Party on December 17th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. For ages 1 – 92!
Come enjoy books read by the librarians, crafts, refreshments, and a showing of The Grinch!
Thanks!

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Date: 12-07-2009
First Name: Madison County High School Choral and Drama Departments
Last Name: Madison County High School Choral and Drama Departments
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
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Back to the 80s - Presented by Madison County High School Choral and Drama Departments
Madison County Elementary / Middle School Auditorium
Back to the 80s a musical material by Stuart Smith - Revised Orchestration and arrangements by Brett Foster

COREY PALMER – Dylan Steele
COREY PALMER – Richard Monell
ALF BUELLER – Roger Vance
KIRK KEATON – Josh Verble
TIFFANY HOUSTON – Jeanna Gover
CYNDI GIBSON – Alexis Schneider
MEL EASTON – Katelyn Owen
KIM EASTON – Chelsea Parton
MICHAEL FELDMAN – Jonathon Webb
BILLY ARNOLD – Jordan Beasley
LIONEL ASTLEY – Jacob Bell
HUEY JACKSON – Tobi Awosiji
FEARGAL McFERRIN – Alex Ponder
EILEEN REAGAN – Lindsey Cannon
LAURA WILDE – Brittany Clifford
DEBBIE FOX – Ci Ci Guzzetti
MISS SHEENA BRANNIGAN – Lydia Seymour
MR. STEVIE COCKER – John Sanders
THE VOICE OF MR. MIYAGI - John Sanders
STUDENTS: Amber Smith, Genna McDonald, Elizabeth Wilson, Kylie Wheeles, Haley Bodin, Savannah hand, Becky Johnson, Kaitlyn Edwards, Brittney Prestage

CHOREOGRAPHER – Emily Dempsey
LIGHTS – Sam Grubb, Hannah Grider, Chase Sharp
SOUND – Josh Deaton, Alex Snell
STAGE MANAGER – Jeanna Bradley
MAKE-UP/HAIR – Cassidy Weaver
PROPS – Michelle Washburn, Tamara Steger, Caroline Chandler, Courtney Cox
CONCESSIONS – Genna Flynn
TENTS – Morgan Rye, Christina Roberts, Staci Collier, Mariah Collier

Special Thanks to:
Mr. Garth Garris, principal, MCHS
Mrs. Lezabeth Meador, principal, MCES
Mr. Jeff Riddle, assistant principal, MCES

Madison County Elementary School (for use of the auditorium)
Ms. Kathleen Outlaw
Mr. Josh Deaton
Mr. Timmy Bloodworth
Miss Hannah Seymour
Mr. Jason Behel and the art club
Mr. Brandon Broughton and the agriculture department
Mr. and Mrs. Dominique Schneider
Mrs. Margarita Clifford
Ms. Maria Dodson
Parents of all cast and crew members

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Date: 12-07-2009
First Name: Trena
Last Name: Powers
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
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It’s A Small-Town Christmas! in Historic Gurley, AL Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The Historic Gurley Association and the City of Gurley invite everyone to join together and celebrate the beauty and joy, sights, sounds, and memories this season brings.

Get in the spirit! Decorate your home! Win a $100 1st , $50 2nd, or $25 3rd prize.
(Judging on Saturday night, the 19th, so turn those lights on early!)

Have a barbeque snack, browse the gift market, relax to music, take a free carriage ride, remember our military, and enjoy the decorations and sparkle of Gurley’s Historic District by candlelight. Serve the community with a donation to St. Jude for a chance to win a
quilt; and by donating new mittens, hats, jackets for MCES K-8 students.
See you there!

Celebration Schedule

Bar-B-Q Meals @ Methodist Church Starting at 1:00 p.m.

Christmas Market @ Methodist Church 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Crafts, Woodworking, Artwork, Jewelry, Ornaments, Specialty Chocolates, Soaps, Cookies, Floral Centerpieces, Gift Cookbooks, 2010 Historic Gurley Calendars

Sounds of the Season
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Choral/Brass/Piano/Organ Selections 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Methodist Church
Caroling – Methodist and CME Choirs 5:00 p.m.
Rick Angel – “By Grace” Trio 7:00 p.m.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides (Free)
First Baptist Church 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Charles Stone Park – “Remember our Military” Wreath
Placement by Gurley Study Club 6:00 p.m.

Refreshments
First Baptist Church – Cookies and Hot Chocolate/Cider 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Luminaries 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
MCHS FFA Members helping to prepare and deliver luminaries.

For information Call 776-9218 or 776-3670.

E-mail:
Date: 12-06-2009
First Name: Trena
Last Name: Powers
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
Comment / Observation / Other statement
We have finalized our plans for the December 20th event.

Major changes being that the carriage rides are free and time has been extended to the date for house decoration judging; and Military wreath placement time.

We have added request for donations for warm clothing for elementary students in need and also a chance to win a quilt for a donation to St. Jude's. Call 776-9218 or 776-3670 for more information

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Date: 11-30-2009
First Name: MCHS - Mrs. Prestridge & cast members
Last Name: MCHS - Mrs. Prestridge & cast members
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
Comment / Observation / Other statement
MCHS presents Back to the 80s Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th at 7:00pm in the Madison County Elementary School Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased from any cast member, Mrs. Prestridge, Ms. Stacy Johnson, or the Madison County Elementary office for $7.00.

Tickets the night of the performance can be purchased at the door for $8.00.

E-mail:
Date: 11-11-2009
First Name: Trena
Last Name: Powers
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
Comment / Observation / Other statement
It’s A Small Town Christmas In Historic Gurley – Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The Historic Gurley Association and the City of Gurley invite everyone to join together and celebrate the beauty and joy, sights, sounds and memories this season brings.

Get in the spirit! Decorate your home! Win a
$100 1st, $50 2nd, $25 3rd prize.

Have a barbeque snack, browse the gift market, relax to music, take a carriage ride, remember our military, and enjoy the decorations and sparkles of Gurley’s Historic District by candlelight.

Celebration Schedule

Bar-B-Q Meals @ Methodist Church Starting at 1:00 p.m.
Christmas Market @ Methodist Church 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Craft, Woodworking, Artwork, Jewelry, Ornaments, Specialty Chocolate, Cookies, Floral Centerpieces, Gift Cookbook, 2010 Historic Gurley Calendars

Sounds of the season
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Brass ensemble and Piano/Organ Selection – 3:00 p.m.

Methodist Church
Caroling - 5:00 p.m.
Rick Angel - “By Grace” Trio – 7:00 p.m.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
First Baptist Church 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(with purchase of a 2010 calendar, rides are free)
Charles Stone Park – Gurley Study Club “Remember our military” Wreath

Refreshments
First Baptist Church 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider, Cookies

Luminaries 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
E-mail: For information call 776-9218 or 776-3670
Date: 11-11-09
First Name: Gurley Historical Society
Last Name: Gurley Historical Society
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
Comment / Observation / Other statement
the Gurley Historical Society will be having a "Reformation" meeting this Sunday November 15 at 2:00 at the City Hall.

They will be trying to "renew" and "restart" an interest in historical Gurley and will be electing new officers and such.

E-mail:
Date: 10-30-09
First Name: Ron
Last Name: Gurley
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net
Comment / Observation / Other statement
My Gurley Clan is looking for ROOTS! Maybe here? This is as far back as we can accurately trace:
 
Charles Henry Gurley = Ron/Jim's great grandfather
Birth:  Dec. 3, 1868/1866? in (city/county?) Alabama
Death:  Jul. 26, 1939 in Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Occupation: operated Sayre Hotel 1921, undersheriff for 13 years
Religion: United Methodist Church
Residence: moved to Mangum from Franklin County, Texas / 1906 Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma
Census: 1880 TX, Franklin, Precinct 4 & 5
Census: 1880 -shows birth age 13 ...1866
Father: Andrew "Andy" GURLEY - dob: 1843? in (city/county?) Georgia
Mother: Addie (WARREN) - dob: 1843? in (city/county?) Alabama
Marriage 1 : to Mary Frances (GURLEY) dob: ~1873 maiden: (?)  Ron/Jim's great grandmother
Married: 1889 in Franklin, Texas

Gurley Clan migration??:: Kentucky...Alabama...Texas....Oklahoma

Thanks in advance for any info....Ron

E-mail: rgurley4NO@SPAMcox.net
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Date: 08-17-09
First Name: Jeanine
Last Name: Woods
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/girlsscoutsgurley.html
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GIRL SCOUT TROOP 678 is active again!

We will meet every other Wednesday from 2:45 – 4:30 in the MCES Cafeteria.

Students may then ride the Gurley Community Learning Center School Bus Home!!! Or Parents may pick their daughter(s) up from the school by 5:30.

To sign your daughter(s) up contact Jeanine Woods.

The 1st Girl Scout Meeting will be Wednesday, August 26!
$12 Membership Uniform $20 Dues $10 Month (Limited Number of Scholarships is Available)
NEEDED: Parents to help at meetings, be drivers, and help in other areas.
For more information go to http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/girlsscoutsgurley.html 

E-mail: jeannw@NOSPAMbellsouth.net
To contact
Jeanine remove NOSPAM from her email address or call 776-3436 / 797-5895
Date: 08-08-09
First Name: Sharon
Last Name: Cissell
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/library.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement
The Friends of Gurley Library would like to announce a reception for our new Gurley Library staff:

Kristen Howell – branch manager
Alisa Watson – assistant manager

The reception will be held at the Gurley Public Library on August 30, 2009 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
E-mail: (256) 776-2102
Date: 08-07-09
First Name: Ed
Last Name: Soule
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWwtVT6VL8Q
Comment / Observation / Other statement

Partnership for a Drug-Free Community presents A Meth Educational /Awareness Forum for Residents of Southeast Madison County

Gurley, Owens Cross Roads, Big Cove, New Hope, Hampton Cove, Berkley on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7-8:30 pm

Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church
733 Cherry Tree Road, Gurley, AL

Panelists:
Blake Dorning, Sheriff, Madison Co.
Dewayne McCarver, STAC Team Commander
Kay Miller, Supervisor of child Neglect/Abuse, DHR
Gina Koger, Mental Health Center of Madison Co.
Moderator:
Jackie Wolfe, Alternative Sentencing and Release

Seating is limited. Please call 256-539-7339 for reservations.
Light refreshments provided by Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church

E-mail: 256-539-7339
Date: 05-11-09
First Name: Rebecca A.
Last Name: Farr
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
This is an important topic to all of us and the the decisions they make will affect us here for many, many years.

The DOT will host a public meeting on May 21 for the firm, Sain Associates Inc., to present the plans to the public. The meeting at First Baptist Church of Gurley at 175 Joplin St. will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

I am glad to hear they plan on traffic signals at Keel Mtn Road and Little Cove Road, but we also need bright streetlights to illuminate our stretch of the highway at night and Gurley City should also plan for service roads on either side of the highway so you don't have to cross it as much, or at all, depending on where you are going.

We are on the verge of massive growth. I fully expect Gurley to look like Madison within 15-25 years so they had better get a better traffic plan in place than Madison did. Gurley should plan for limited access to Hwy 72 in the future, perhaps even overpasses and freeway-style traffic interchanges.
E-mail:
To contact Becky replace @NoSPAM with @ or call 602-708-6881
Date: 05-09-09
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Ashby
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Memorial Service May 24 at 2 PM Charles Stone Park next to the city hall.

Hot Dogs and Drinks Sold.
All proceeds from hotdogs and drinks sold will go to the Gurley Food Pantry.

Come and honor our veterans.

For more information contact  776-9717
E-mail:
Date: 05-05-09
First Name: Keith
Last Name: Lipman Klemow-Gurley
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Hello,

My name is Keith Lipman Klemow-Gurley, I am looking for a male Gurley that may have been from Gurley, AL or Someone that may have know him. This male would have gone to The Ft. Worth, Texas area around 1963. I was conceived around March of 1963 and I was born Dec 17, 1963. I will be 46 in December.
I am looking for my Father. My birth mother's name was Sharon Jean Klemow and I believe she may not even have told my father about her being pregnant or me even being born. I am definitely a Gurley, I have done over a dozen DNA tests all linking me to the Gurley Male blood line. In addition I happen to look like a few of the original Descendents and settlers of Gurley, AL, In fact I look very much like the photo of Capt Frank B. Gurley from 1875. Most of the Gurley males do look similar but I really look like this man. If anyone knows of any male Gurley going to or living in The Ft. Worth area in 1963 Please contact me at the info below.

Thanks in advance, Keith

E-mail: keithNO@SPAMazjoey.com
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Date: 02-13-09
First Name: Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Last Name: Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church
URL: http://www.contactez.net/cp/missiontrip.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement

GURLEY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN MISSION TRIP INFORMATION

In June a group of individuals from our church will be undertaking a mission trip to the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home in Denton Texas (www.cpch.org). This is the first mission trip we have planned on our own, and 17 individuals have signed up so far to make the historic trip. While at the Children’s Home these individuals will be providing whatever support is needed as an outreach ministry of our church.  The estimated cost of this trip is approximately $5,200.  This is a large amount of money, and the mission trip team will be working hard over the next several months to raise money to help fund their trip.  Please prayerfully consider your role in supporting this outreach ministry.

Our first fund-raising effort is beginning. Mission trip participants are now taking orders for RADA Knives, Candles and other accessories. Some of us within the church have some of these knives already and can attest to their quality. If you would like to purchase any of these items you may do so in two ways; you can see one of the Mission Trip participants or go to http://www.contactez.net/cp/missiontrip.html

THANK-YOU in advance for your support of this ministry of the church.

If you would prefer to just make a donation you may do so by sending your funds directly to the church and indicating they are for the Mission Trip.

All monies raised will go solely for funding the Mission Trip!
Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church

PO Box 335/223 Section Line Rd
Gurley, AL. 35748
(256) 776-2331

Visit our website at www.contactez.net/cp  for more information or visit us on YOUTUBE or check our FACEBOOK profile.

E-mail: Pastor Rev. Toy Brindley
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Date: 01-15-09
First Name: John & Karol
Last Name: Collier
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net 
Comment / Observation / Other statement
I am researching my family. George and Lydia Carpenter had Gurleysville listed as their post office on the 1870 census. I have a picture of them. Lydia was related to the sharps of Madison County. They had two children born in 1868 and 1871. The children went to live with the Sharps when they were little and Lydia must have died and we don’t know where George went. We think back to Tennessee.
I hope to come to your town this spring and research a little more.
I would love to receive your newsletter.
E-mail: johncollier66NOSPAM@gmail.com
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Date: 12-01-08
First Name: Mrs. Prestridge & cast members
Last Name: Mrs. Prestridge & cast members
URL:  http://www.madison.k12.al.us/mchigh
Comment / Observation / Other statement
MCHS presents Bye Bye Birdie Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at 7:00pm in the Madison County Elementary School Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased from any cast member, Mrs. Prestridge, Ms. Stacy Johnson, or the Madison County Elementary office for $7.00.

Tickets the night of the performance can be purchased at the door for $8.00.

E-mail: http://www.madison.k12.al.us/mchigh 
Date: 12-01-08
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Helmick
URL: http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Sir,

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is planning a ceremony to honor Confederate veterans buried in Gurley Cemetery. We'd like to invite the Gurley Historical Society to join us. In fact, we'd like to offer an opportunity for one of your members to speak at the ceremony.

If you have a prepared talk about Captain Gurley or any other of the interned Confederate Veterans, we'd love to feature that as the keynote.

Thanks in advance.
For more information, call: 256-859-3525 or log on to http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv

Saturday December 13, 2008 at Noon
You just might be honoring your own ancestor!

E-mail: http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv
Date: 11-16-08
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Helmick
URL: http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Confederate Veterans Memorial Service at Gurley Cemetery

The Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a ceremony to honor Confederate veterans buried in Gurley cemetery. The ceremony will take place on December 13 at noon. Huntsville's SCV has marked the grave of every known Confederate veteran in Madison County. Gurley cemetery has 54 veterans.

Please pass the invite along to whomever you believe would be interested in attending.

For more information, call: 256-859-3525 or log on to http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv 

Saturday December 13, 2008 at Noon
You just might be honoring your own ancestor…

E-mail: http://www.geocities.com/huntsvillescv
Date: 10-23-08
First Name: Faith
Last Name: Baterna
URL: http://www.thecolor.com
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Dear Dominique Schneider,

I was on your site, CONTACTEZ.NET-Alabama American Education Bilingual Mulicultural Proficiency Worldwide job Market Prosperity, and found that you have some very helpful resources for kids related to coloring on this page: http://www.contactez.net/gurleyalabama/school.html

I would like to submit – http://www.thecolor.com  as a coloring site for your consideration.

Thecolor.com is a unique site for online coloring. We have over 1,000 images to color in online without having to print. This is more online coloring pages than any other online coloring site. TheColor.com helps kids learn color concepts, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension – these skills form the foundation for early learning success. We are COPPA compliant. Everyone can use the site as no java, flash or applet is necessary to load the pages. Kids can email the pictures they colored or save them or print them.

I believe that thecolor.com would be a great addition to the list of quality sites you have posted and would be very grateful for a review. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me.

Thank you,
E-mail: http://www.thecolor.com
Date: 10-23-08
First Name: Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Last Name: Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church
URL: http://www.contactez.net/cp
Comment / Observation / Other statement
GURLEY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
ROOF REPLACEMENT-FUND RAISER
FRIED-CHICKEN DINNER

Includes chicken, green beans, mashed-potatoes, roll, dessert & drink!

$10.00 (ADULT 12 & over)
$5.00 (5-12 years UNDER 5 FREE)

Tickets may be purchased from any church member or by calling the church at 776-2331.

CARRY-OUT ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF THE FUND-RAISER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 FROM 5-7 pm
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT OUR ROOF-REPLACEMENT FUND

For further information and contact information go to: http://www.contactez.net/cp

http://contactez.net/guestbook.html

E-mail: http://www.contactez.net/cp
Date: 10-10-08
First Name: Penny
Last Name: Osmer
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/lioness.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Dedication ceremony for Albert Hall at the Gurley City Park on October 20th @10:00 AM...

They are renaming the high way (72 E) from Moores Mill Road to the Jackson County line in his honor - the folks from Montgomery will be here to honor him.

They will also undrape the high way sign indicating the high way has been renamed in Albert Hall's honor.

There will be refreshments following the ceremony. 
In case of rain the dedication will be held at the Gurley city hall.

For further information and contact information go to: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/lioness.html

E-mail: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/ContactInformation.html
Date: 09-12-08
First Name: Gurley Lioness Club
Last Name: Gurley Lioness Club
URL: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/lioness.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Benefit for Parker Allen, the 20 year old son of Stuart Allen, the MCHS boys' basketball coach.

The Allens have lived in the Gurley community since 2006.
Coach Allen led the MCHS Tigers to the 4-A Boys' State Championship in 2007.
Parker was injured in an automobile accident in Auburn where he was a student.
He sustained injury to his brain stem, and his recovery is painfully slow.
His dedicated parents are lovingly caring for him at home.
The goal of this benefit is to raise enough money to help the Allens with many expenses they continue to incur.
Let's show our support for this great family!

Chicken Dinner (1/2 chicken plus fixin's, drink, and dessert)
-- $10.00 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at the Madison County Elementary School Lunchroom on Wood Street in Gurley.

The chicken is being cooked by Mark and Jerry Craig.
You may eat in or take out.
Following the dinner, there will be a free gospel singing in the MCES auditorium.
There will also be silent auctions going on through out the night with items that you won't want to miss.

Donations are more than welcome.

You may donate to the Allen family by sending your contribution to the Gurley Lioness Club (the sponsoring organization) at P.O. Box 61, Gurley, AL 35748.

For further information and contact information go to: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/lioness.html
E-mail: http://gurleyalabama.contactez.net/ContactInformation.html
Date: 09-05-08
First Name: Ann
Last Name: Anderson
URL: www.casamadisoncty.org
Comment / Observation / Other statement

Gurley Community Health Fair - Mark your Calendar! FREE Health Screenings!

Gurley Community Health Fair - (see attached PDF)

Blood Sugar Test
Blood Pressure Check
Bone Density Screening
Hearing Test
Vision Exam

Are you working and still cannot afford healthcare coverage for your children?

Good news for Alabama's parents

Mom and Dad, bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring the aunts and uncles!
All are encouraged to take advantage of the services and screenings available.

Sponsored by CASA of Madison County and Community Action Partnership September 25th, 2008 from 2pm to 7pm at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church 223 Section Line Road Gurley , Alabama

Agencies participating include:
Community Action, Mountain View Family Clinic, Delta Zeta Sorority, Gurley First Methodist Church , Elite Eye Care, Gurley Lioness Club, TARCOG, ACES, Senior Rx, WIC, ALLKids, Madison County Health Department and CASA of Madison County

FREE Smoke Detectors will be distributed!

Madison County District 3 Commissioner, Jerry Craig and Madison County License Director, Mark Craig will provide supper between 4pm and 6pm

For more information call: CASA at 533-7775

Thank You!

ALLKids is administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health
ALLKIDS is a low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children and teens under age 19.
For more information, to receive an application, or apply on-line, visit our website
http://www.adph.org/allkids or call our toll-free number 1-888-373-Kids (5437).

CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) of Madison County Executive Director
701 Andrew Jackson Way
Huntsville , AL 35801
p 256-533-7775
f 256-533-7544
"Changing Lives, One Home at a Time"

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Date: 09-02-08
First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Lemieux
URL: www.casamadisoncty.org
Comment / Observation / Other statement

I am searching for historical information on Gurley and the surrounding area for genealogical purposes.

I am researching the family names: Adair, Moon, Ragsdale, McMullen, and Sublett.

I was surprised to see so many references to these names in your general area, e.g., Adair's Ford, McMullen road, Moontown, etc., and I am trying to obtain more background.

I would appreciate any referral to other Web sites, books, etc., that could help.

Thank you

E-mail:  
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Date: 07-03-08
First Name: Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Last Name: Toy Brindley
URL: http://www.contactez.net/cp
Comment / Observation / Other statement

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH DINNER
Saturday July 19 From 5 to 7 pm
$10.00 ea (Children under 12 $5 ea)

Tickets maybe purchased from any church member or by calling the church office.
Gurley Cumberland Church
223 Section Line, Gurley AL 35748
(256) 776-2331
All proceed will benefit the Gurley CP Church roof replacement fund.

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Date: 5-14-2008
First Name: Madison County Board of Education
Last Name: Rich McAdams, Jr. Board President Board Member, District 1
URL: http://www.contactez.net/gurleyalabama/school.html
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Vote Yes! for Madison County Schools

Parent Advisory Committee Members,

I had the opportunity to meet many of you at last month’s county-wide PAC, and I want to follow up with you. As the tax vote approaches, I wanted to provide you with the single sheet handout that we’ve used while talking to parent groups throughout the county. I have attached both pages of the front and back flyer. If anyone else can get a group of parents together that would like to have me, Dr. Davis or another board member come and discuss the tax, I’d be more than happy to attend.

The condensed version of “Why we need the sales tax” is as follows:
· We are currently 628 students over building capacity county wide.
· We are projected to be between 3,500-4,000 over building capacity by 2012, due to inherent growth and the impact of BRAC.
· We have $160 Million in needed buildings, additions, and renovations to accommodate those additional students.
· He have about $25-30 Million available to us to build with ($130 Million or more short of above need).
· This ½ cent sales tax revenue CAN ONLY BE USED FOR NEW BUILDINGS, ADDITIONS, AND RENOVATIONS (or payment on debt for those same things).
· This ½ cent sales tax will generate $7.5 Million per year for the county school system, which we can use to borrow about $130 Million.
· The City Councils for both Huntsville and Madison have the authority to levy ½ cent sales taxes for their respective school systems, and they are likely to do so if this county-wide tax fails. If that happens, those of us in the county will end up paying the ½ cent sales tax when we shop at Bridge Street, Parkway Place, Wal-Mart, Target, Publix, etc (almost all are inside the city limits), but our kids WON’T GET ANY OF THE BENEFIT!
· What if the tax fails? How will be accommodate the extra 3,500 students?

o Leasing Portables (Cost $10,000/year EACH)
o Use of facilities from neighboring districts (Example: 2nd floor of Johnson High is empty)
o Alternative calendar/year round school (25% of students are off in any one quarter - some children to be in school over summer)
o Establishing satellite schools / classrooms in secondary institutions
o Double sessions (½ of students in the morning and the other ½ in the afternoon)
o Use of Vacant Commercial Buildings (“Bruno’s Middle School”)
o Public – Private Partnerships
o Some combination of all of the above

·In my opinion, it is unlikely that this tax will pass throughout all of Madison County (including both cities), but it doesn’t have to for us to succeed. Because this is an “advisory vote”, the County Commission will use the outcome of this vote to shape their votes, but it’s not directly tied to the outcome of the election. In other words, if we can win in the districts of the predominantly rural commissioners (Roger Jones, Jerry Craig, and Dale Strong) and convince them to support the tax, they can vote in favor of the tax and it can then pass with the help of County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie (who only votes on ties). We HAVE to have a compelling showing in those three rural commissioner’s areas.

I appreciate your support and your hard work on behalf of children. Please forward this to your personal networks with a plea to support this vote. This tax vote is critical to the future of education in the Madison County School System. WE SIMPLY HAVE TO HAVE ADEQUATE FACILITIES TO HOUSE THE TREMENDOUS INFLUX OF STUDENTS WE ARE CONTINUING TO FACE. Don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you.

If you are a school system employee, do NOT use your school system e-mail account to forward these messages. Please do so via your personal e-mail account.

Thanks,

Rich McAdams, Jr.
Board President
Board Member, District 1
Madison County Board of Education

E-mail:
Date: 5-07-2008
First Name: Bethel College Performing Arts Experience
Last Name: Toy Brindley
URL: http://www.contactez.net/cp
Comment / Observation / Other statement
See Renaissance perform…
When: SUNDAY, MAY 11
Time: 9:00 AM
Where: MADISON CO. ELEM/MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
For more information, please contact:
Gurley Cumberland Presbyterian 776-2331
FREE ADMISSION
A LOVE OFFERING WILL BE RECEIVED

GROUP BIO:

Renaissance, The Bethel College Performing Arts Experience

Renaissance, Bethel's upbeat, entertaining "performance troupe" uses choirs, ensembles and soloists to showcase the talents of Bethel student. Renaissance, referred to as the Bethel College Performing Arts Experience, encompasses vocal talent, instrumental talent and dramatic talent to thrill audiences near and far.

"Serious music, sizzling performance" sets the tone for this exciting collection of more than 100 talented students. The group performs a wide range of musical styles - bluegrass to jazz, show tunes to "doo-wop" and the best loved songs of faith - traditional and contemporary.

Renaissance is an extension of Bethel's Development Office and builds on our already rich performance tradition to extend the reputation and the reach of the college. From stages, platforms, and pulpits - large and small - Renaissance shows the world that Bethel College, and her students, are among the best in the nation.

Renaissance Leadership
Director: Mr. Peter Jeffrey
Thomas Oakley: Conductor of Renaissance Regiment
Brian Hill: Director of Renaissance Theatre
Dr. Beth Everett: Associate Choral Conductor
Dr. Keith Herris: Associate Music Conductor
Jeremy Tate: Associate Conductor of Regiment
Billy McGarity: Associate Conductor/Bluegrass
Dr. John Hall: Founding Conductor
Karen Jeffrey: Administrative Director

DIRECTOR BIO

Renaissance Director Peter Jeffrey won a 1995 GMA Dove Award for his song "Without You (I Haven't Got a Prayer)." That same song also earned the 1995 CCMA Song of the Year.

Peter has also worked with some of the music industry's most prominent entertainers including Doug Stone, McBride and the Ride, JoDee Messina and Lee Ann Womack, and he has performed in several music videos and appeared on such television shows as "The Tonight Show," "The Today Show," and "The View."

He has extensive live show experience and has even entertained from the stage of the "Grand Ole Opry," as well as from stages all over the world.

Peter draws from his many years of performing to encourage and drive Renaissance to new levels of excitement -- so contagious that the performing troupe has literally brought every audience to its feet, without exception! Peter's knowledge of and familiarity with many different styles of music have provided him -- and Renaissance -- with virtually unlimited possibilities.

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Date: 4-26-2008
First Name: Ken
Last Name: Gawronski
URL: http://www.gurleylodge521.org
Comment / Observation / Other statement
DEAR BROTHERS, FRIENDS, & FAMILY,

I would like to invite you and your family to come out to Gurley Lodges 1st annual OLE TIME AUCTION. Gurley Lodge is accepting any type of donation or service to be auctioned off. Proceeds go to benefit the historic Gurley Lodge # 521 F & AM.

Gurley Lodge has been an active fraternity of good quality men in the Town of Gurley and the surrounding community for over 100 yrs. With your help and support we will ensure that the lodge will continue to prosper and be successful.

This will be a fun event to participate or come out and watch with your family. We will be offering a variety of concessions for your convenience.
I hope to see everyone there.

For more information feel free to contact me or go online to our website www.gurleylodge521.org  .

Sincerely Yours,
Ken Gawronski, Jr. PM 2006-2007
Gurley Lodge #521 F & AM
Secretary/ Webmaster
(256) 316-5983

(Items can be viewed Saturday May 3RD From 10:00AM Until 2:00 PM Doors open at 8:00 AM for viewing the auction. The Auction will begin at 10:00 AM, Sat. May 10TH 2008 UNTIL ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD)
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Date: 4-09-2008
First Name: Jeff
Last Name: H
URL: Band Parents
Comment / Observation / Other statement
Dear Representative Butch Taylor
I am writing to express my concerns about the proposed legislation to add more required PE time to our public school days. I fear that adding this requirement will make it even harder for our students to have time for their academic efforts and also take advantage of worthwhile electives. My child is a member of the band and I believe that activity is also healthy, wholesome, and educational. Band offers opportunities that can’t be substituted by additional PE time and I want my child to be able to enjoy those benefits. I am therefore urging you to please work to defeat House Bill 83 when it come to a vote.
Thank you for your support,
Signed
Mr. or Mrs. Concerned Band Parent
E-mail: Senator Lowell Ray Barron Representative Butch Taylor
Date: 4-08-2008
First Name: Harry
Last Name: McAfee
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
I want to again urge you to work with me to alert our directors of the impending vote on House Bill 83. The Alabama State Assoc. for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) is sending flyers to all our legislators this week asking for their support. If this bill is passed, it would mandate that every high school student have 45 minutes of PE every day. This would drastically alter all school scheduling and almost eliminate many electives, academies, block scheduling, etc. and replace them with PE. Many students will be changing their course selections and dropping an elective NEXT YEAR….will it be band?

I don’t want to be an alarmist about this…. but this is not going away and must be addressed. You must take immediate action to defeat this bill!

Please ask everyone to contact their Representative. They may send an email to house3@alhouse.org with the intended recipient’s name in the subject line, or send a fax to 334-353-0828. To contact your Senator, send an email to senate.billstatus@alsenate.org with the intended recipient’s name in the subject line, or send a fax to 334-242-8819.

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Date: 3-13-2008
First Name: Mary Louise Stowe and Judy Griggs
Last Name: Mary Louise Stowe and Judy Griggs
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
MCHS Century Celebration Parade & Banquet

Saturday April 12 at 10:00 am
Century Celebration Parade in Gurley (Rain or Shine).
The parade will form behind the old school. It will be followed by a brief reenactment of the Governor’s dedication of the high school. Weather permitting, this will be on the football field behind the school. In case of rain the ceremony will be in the auditorium.

April 13 at 1pm
Century Celebration Banquet, VBC, East Hall 2.
Lunch and the program will begin at
1:30 pm

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Date: 2-17-2008
First Name: Donald
Last Name: Derrick
URL:
Comment / Observation / Other statement
I am in the process of researching a highway that ran through Gurley beginning in 1919. It was called the Dixie Lee Highway and ran from Kimball, TN through north Alabama and on to Memphis, TN. From Paint Rock, it crossed the railroad tracks where Jackson County Rd 65 and 72 meet, then it ran parallel to the tracks, on the north side of the tracks, toward Gurley.

If you look between the county line and co rd 65, you can still see the power line poles that were erected alongside this road. The road would have been between the powerlines and the train tracks. This highway is now just a dirt farm road in this area but in other areas of Jackson County, it is still being used. The Dixie Lee Highway was replaced in the 1930's with Robert E. Lee Highway/72.

The road came into Gurley onto what is now Railroad Street and then crossed the tracks on Section Line Road and continued on Little Cove Road on its way to join Old 431 in Big Cove and on into Huntsville. If you travel east on Railroad Street today until the pavement ends, you can see a culvert built for this highway. I am still researching this and just wanted to share with you. If you have any other information on this, please feel free to let me know!

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