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Falkville Elementary School to host Swamp John’s

By Martha Jackson

There will be a Swamp John’s fundraiser at Danville Elementary School Jan. 16 from 4-7 p.m. in the Falkville cafeteria. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward paying for the fifth-grade class to go to Montgomery. All support will be greatly appreciated. The staff and students at Falkville Elementary School recently collected 1,041 cans of food for their food drive project. Special thanks are expressed to everyone who donated food for the drive.

Falkville High graduate to earn degree in May from University of Alabama

Aaron Estes, Falkville High School graduate of 2014, will graduate from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in May. Aaron will graduate with a degree in athletic training. Following that, Aaron will attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will have an internship there and earn his master’s degree in athletic training. Aaron spent the holidays with his parents, Neal and Dawn Estes of the Massey Community. Falkville area residents will recall Aaron’s leadership with the Blue Devils during the 2013 football season.

Falkville Town Council holds work meeting

The Falkville Town Council and staff met for a work session Dec. 28 in the municipal courtroom. One of the decisions discussed during the session was to give the Lady Blue Devils Softball team at Falkville High School $700 for improvements to the P.A. system. The council’s regular meeting was held on Jan. 6 at 4 p.m.

Morgan County Schools Food Pantry News

Morgan County Schools is proud to announce the addition of a system-wide food pantry. Non-perishable food items from the pantry are available to families of Morgan County students. The food is donated by local churches, civic organizations and student clubs. School counselors, FACT workers, administrators or teachers may request food for families anytime of the school year. The Morgan County staff said that it is their hope the availability of food from the pantry will meet the basic hunger needs of our students, which will allow them to focus more wholly on their academic progress. If you would like to donate food items, or if you are a family in need, please contact the school at 256-773-7182 and ask for Carrie Waynick or Rona Blevins.