WEDNESDAY’S LIST ... of beans ’n greens ’n other things:
ALIGNMENT OF the stars may not be in Alabama’s favor Saturday night against LSU.
One sign of an impending Apocalypse came Friday night, Oct. 23, when the Benton, La., Tigers beat the Minden, La., Crimson Tide, 28-15.
Just when you think you’ve heard or seen everything, you learn there is a high school football team in Louisiana with the nickname Crimson Tide.
An action shot online showed both teams’ uniforms are near-identical to their namesakes.
People, we really are in the end times and don’t say I didn’t warn you.
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
Old Gomer (Pyle) himself would have been a bit surprised at the doings Tuesday night at Steve and Jan’s BBQ near Lincoln.
It is one of John Adcock’s favorite eateries and when he and wife Sue walked in for dinner, a very happy crowd was on hand for a surprise party.
The deal was Adcock’s birthday and I’m not going to tell you how many. I will say I watched Adcock play basketball for Alabama in old Foster Auditorium ... which was along about the time Noah’s Ark found dry land.
Then there were his years as head basketball coach at Wellborn High School.
John is an old buddy and absolutely one of the best persons I have ever known.
Friday, John will be inducted into Young-Harris (Ga.) Sports Hall of Fame. John is already in two halls, ours here in Calhoun County and the Coweta County Sports Hall of Fame in Georgia.
QUOTABLE: “Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.” – George Carlin
BIRTHDAYS: Oct. 13 – Sue Pope; Nov. 1 – JoAnn Middlebrook and Logan Carden; Nov. 2 – Bob Crisp; Nov. 4 – Becky Williams; Nov. 6 – Will Crenshaw, Judy Bussey, and William “Hoss” Waites; Nov.8 – Chong Abbey.
SPECIAL LADY: Come Friday, Edna Atkinson reaches 100 years.
She is now a resident at a Rome, Ga., nursing facility, but home in her heart will always be the Saks community. It is there she and her late husband, the Rev. Orbie Hamilton Atkinson, took up residence in the late 1940s.
Son Travis still lives in Saks, and will be in Rome for Mom’s birthday. There will be memories of earlier times when Edna was a pastor’s wife at such places as Ten Islands, Rock Run, and Lloyd’s Chapel Baptist churches.
One more thing: Travis tells me his dad was the first pastor ever at Lloyd’s Chapel.
TOP TEEN: WOW! ... and with that, meet Zachary Edward Lee, a senior at Oxford High School whose accomplishments really do blow the mind.
Zach as a 4.69 GPA, a 35 ACT, and a perfect 36 in math, science, and English sub-tests.
A member of the National Honor Society, Zach will have completed 13 Advanced Placement courses by graduation. He is on course to have as many as 50 college credit programs in his pocket when he enters college.
He’s getting ready for that, too, with pre-engineering in computer-aided drafting and design and physics-based technology.
Young Mr. Lee is a good athlete, too. He has been a member of the school’s cross-country and track teams for the past five years.
Then there’s the music. Zach has served as the pianist at Dobson Presbyterian Church for the past four years. He also plays guitar in the praise band at Golden Springs Baptist.
Zach will enter Auburn in the fall.
“Zach accepts any challenge with determination and drive,” says Oxford Principal Chris Cox. “He is truly a fine young man and we are very proud to have him at Oxford High School.”
Proud parents are Richard and Susan Lee, Stillwater Road, Anniston.
Take a bow, young man.
George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5286 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.