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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 PAGE 5 FROM FRONT state constitution would also not include a right to an abortion or to the funding of an abortion using public funds. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 2, there would be no language in the state con- stitution related to the importance of unborn life or protecting the rights of unborn children, or to abortion or the funding of abortions using public funds. There is no cost for Amendment 2. AMENDMENT #3 "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the Board of Trust- ees of the University of Alabama, to specify that the congressional districts from which members are appointed continue to reflect those as constituted on January 1, 2018, to remove the State Super- intendent of Education from membership, and to delete the requirement that members vacate office at the annual meeting of the board following their seventieth birthday." Under current law, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees is composed of 16 people: three members from the congressional district in which the Tuscaloosa campus is located, two members from each of the other six congressional districts in the state, the Governor, and the State Superin- tendent of Education. So, if the number of congres- sional districts in Alabama increased or decreased in the future, the number of trustees would also increase or decrease. Additionally, other than the Governor and the State Superintendent of Educa- tion, current law requires a trustee to retire from the board following his or her seventieth birthday. Amendment 3 does three things. First, it pro- vides that the board will be composed of mem- bers from congressional districts as those districts existed on January 1, 2018, meaning any future changes to the number of congressional districts in Alabama would not impact the number of board members. Second, it removes the State Superin- tendent of Education from automatically having a seat on the board. Third, it allows a trustee to serve after his or her seventieth birthday. If a majority of voters vote on Amendment 3, future changes to the number of congressional districts in Alabama will not impact the number of board members, the State Superintendent of Edu- cation will no longer automatically be a member of the board, and trustees will be allowed to serve on the board after their seventieth birthday. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 3, future changes to the number of congressional districts in Alabama will impact the number of board members, the State Superintendent of Edu- cation will continue to automatically have a seat on the board, and trustees will not be allowed to serve on the board after their seventieth birthday. There is no cost for Amendment 3. AMENDMENT #4 "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that, if a vacancy in either the House of Representatives or the Senate occurs on or after October 1 of the third year of a quadrennium, the seat would remain vacant until a successor is elected at the next succeeding general election. " Under current law, members of the state legis- lature are elected to four-year terms of office that begin and end on Election Day in November. This four-year period is known as a quadrennium. When a person who was elected to serve in the state leg- islature is unable to complete his or her term, a vacancy is created. When this vacancy occurs, the Governor is required to schedule a special election. The winner of the special election fills the vacancy for the rest of the term. Amendment 4 provides that when a vacancy oc- curs in the state legislature on or after October 1 of year three of the four-year term, the seat will re- main vacant until the next general election, which occurs in November of the fourth year of the term. The Governor would no longer have the power to schedule a special election to fill a vacancy in these circumstances, and public funds that would have been spent on the special election would be saved. If a majority of voters vote 'Yes" on Amendment 4, state legislative seats that become vacant within the final 14 months of the four-year term of office will remain vacant until the general election. If a majority of voters vote "No" on Amendment 4, the Governor will continue to be required to schedule a special election whenever a vacancy oc- curs in the state legislature. There is no cost for Amendment 4. FROM PAGE 4 low driving past stopped to inquire. The horse, sleek, black, beautiful, was running around the pasture on a fine summer's day. Just as the fellow was about to make an offer, the animal ran full-tilt headlong into the only tree in the pasture. "Say," said the customer, "is that horse blind?" "Naw," replied the farmer. "He just don't give a damn." Kenny Stabler was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016, a year after he died of colon cancer at 69. I caught four thrown balls from him when he was in his prime, and that'll do for a memory. Child Care Centers (by 12 - Skip Tucker was editor of the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper, then communications secretary for gubernatorial folks like George McMillan, Charlie Graddick and Jim Folsom. He ran Alabama Voters Against Lawsuit Abuse for in Montgomery for 15 years. He has published one novel, Pale Blue Light, a spy thriller set in The Civil War. ft at z Lunch Menus Thursday, September 6 - Apple cherry juice, hot dog/bun, baked beans, coleslaw/car- rots, diced onions, ketchup, mustard, mayon- naise, hot apple cobbler, milk. Friday, September 7 - Grape juice, beef strips/gravy, country potatoes, mixed greens, cornbread, margarine, raspberry gelatin, milk. Monday, September 10 - Cranberry juice, sausage patty, hashbrown casserole, hot spiced apples, biscuit, margarine, jelly, whole grain bran flakes, milk. Tuesday, September 11 - Meatballs/spa- ghetti sauce, whole grain penne/tomatoes, parslied carrots, fresh fruit, Texas bread, margarine, fudge round, milk. Wednesday, September 12 - Orange juice, BBQ chicken/bun, field peas/snaps, baked potato salad, lemon fruited gelatin, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 6~ and over. Making Alabama: A Four exhibits have been Bicentennial Traveling built, and they will trav- Exhibit, presented by el the state concurrent- the Alabama Humani- ly so that all counties ties Foundation, made will be able to experi- its long-awaited de- ence this historic event but in Montgomery on in that time period. March 5, displaying 200 Organizers say AHF years of Alabama histo- was a natural choice ry and beyond. The ex- for coordinating the hibit opened in the cap- traveling exhibit with itol in the Old Supreme decades of experience Court Library and was through its partnership on display through with the Smithsonian March 30 before start- Institution's Museum ing a 19-month tour, on Main Street travel- which will include an ing exhibit. exhibition in Andalu- "Just like the Smith- sia at the arts center sonian, where not every- of the Lower Alabama one has the opportunity Arts Coalition (LAAC), to view a Smithsonian The Gallery, 209 East exhibit in Washington, Three-Notch Street, not everyone can make through September 28. it to Montgomery to see The schedule for Alabama Department the exhibit in Andalu- O' Archives and Histo- sia is Tuesday through r:'s unparalleled 'Voic- Friday, 10:00 a.m. un- el' exhibit," said AHF til 5:30 p.m. On three E ecutive Director Ar- Saturdays, September hand DeKeyser. "What 8, 15, and 22, the arts we are putting together center will be open from gives them that oppor- 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 tunity." p.m. Mondays may be In addition, host available for groups by communities are as- appointment; the num- sembling their own ber to call is (334) 222- historical exhibits and 3205. collateral programming This impressive dis- and activities to show- play blends artistic col- case their own history lages, interactive com- and put their signature puter tablets and an on this event. audio medley of song "It's amazing what and spoken word to tell these communities are the story of Alabama - planning to celebrate from becoming a terri- their history and the tory to achieving state- 200 years of Alabama hood. It also conveys a as a state," DeKeyser message of hope in its said. "We are honored presentation about the to be able to be a part of future, this epic undertaking, In April, the exhibit and we look forward to began its 19-month the next 19 months as it tour, during which it makes its way through will travel to all 67 of towns and cities across Alabama's counties, our state." FROM FRONT they walk through be purchased for $10 by these doors for their visiting Alabama200. stamp, they are walk- org to start your own ing into the oldest ac- bicentennial adventure. tive schoolhouse in The PastPart is avail- Covington County. We able in two forms: hope this will not only An engaging, 174- make visitors from all page printed PastPort over our state aware featuring nearly 300 of this community but destinations statewide. also reinforce the sense Travelers can have of pride we hope we are their PastPort stamped instilling in our stu- at select sites in each of dents. Each school day Alabama's 67 counties. they pass by a histori- A free, interactive cal marker placed by mobile app complete the Alabama Historical with content provided Association and an au- by the Encyclopedia ditorium and field dedi- of Alabama. The Past- cated to teachers who Port app ensures that served this school for anyone, anywhere can many years. History make a virtual visit to and service are impor- the state's historic des- tant to us, and we just tinations. The app is want to share that as available now through much as we can," stated iTunes and Google Play. W.S. Harlan Elementa- To download the app ry School Principal Joy on an iPad, refine your Colvin. search results to in- A PastPort book can clude iPhone apps. The 27th Annual Sav-A-Life Banquet will be held Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis Community Center in Andalusia. Tickets ($20) are available in Andalusia at Tab- by D's Christian Book & Gift Shop, in Opp at Opp Chamber of Commerce and Larry's Prescriptions, and in Florala at Pharma-Care. For more infor- mation, contact the Say-A-Life Family Hope Cen- ter at 334-222-0644 to reserve your ticket. Guest speakers will be Olympic runner Jim Ryun and his wife, Anne. Jim is a three-time Olym- pic runner who won a Silver Medal in the 1500 meter raceat the 1968 Summer Olympics. He was the first high school athlete to ever run a mile in under four minutes. He has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated seven times. Jim served five terms as a U.S. Congressman from Kansas. He and his wife, Anne, are charter members of Falls Church Falls Church Anglicans for Life. For more information, call 334-222-0644. Sav-A-Life is a non-profit Christian ministry helping women in crisis pregnancies and teaching life choices like abstinence to youth. It is our mission to be a positive force in our community, reaching people with the love of Christ and bringing people to value the sanctity of hu- man life. The Kiwanis Community Center is located on the Hwy 55 South Bypass in Andalusia. I i iLOSOPHY LITERATURE ETHICS-HISTORY JURISPRUDEHCE HISTORY OF THE ARTS: = FOUNDATION In Andalusia, the ex- Steve Hubbard, presi- hibit will open with a dent of the Lower Ala- reception on Tuesday, bama Arts Coalition, September 4, 5:30 p.m. invites everyone from to 7:00 p.m at the throughout the county, LAAC's arts center, as well as visitors pass- 209 East Three Notch ing through, to see the Street, and the public exhibit. "I especially is cordially invited. The encourage teachers of arts center willalso offer Alabama and Ameri- at $10 a copy the corn- can history to bring panion book Past Port: their students," Hub- A Time-Traveler's Com- bard says. "The LAAC panion to Our Counties; is very pleased to have it will be available as been asked to host the well at Springdale and exhibit." the Three-Notch Muse- um. Purchasers can get To learn more about their Covington County this statewide exhib- page stamped at any it and scheduling, go one of these locations, to MakingAlabama.org.