Speak Out: Thanks for time capsule help
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I want to thank the people who helped make the burial of the time capsule at the Calhoun County Courthouse this fall such a great success.

Sunny Gillespie, Gordan “Doc” Williamson, John Blue, Linda Hearn, Sam Phillips, Robert Jackson, Curtis Simpson, Everette King, Denese Rucker, Chip Howell and Pete Morgan all did an outstanding job serving as committee members. Special thanks to Tony Pugh, Tim Thomas, Buddy Carden, John Pilkington, William Robertson and FabArc Steel for providing the time capsule. Wells Fargo donated the marble slab that rests atop the capsule. Patrick and Shellie Miller did a great job with the engraving. Williamson and A.O.D. Federal Credit Union provided donuts and coffee. Tina Mize repainted the lettering on the cornerstone placed in 1900 with paint and brushes provided by Ben Howell. Robert Jackson and the Anniston Star and John Childs of the Oxford Independent provided media coverage for the event.

Thanks to the Calhoun County Commission for making our courthouse the most beautiful in the state. George Salmon was the event emcee — if only I had his voice and was a foot taller. Thanks to the speaker, former circuit judge and probably the most respected man in the county, Malcolm B. Street Jr. Also, thanks to current Presiding Circuit Judge Brian Howell and all our judges currently serving at the courthouse. Thanks to Rich Hopson, administrative director of courts, for attending and representing the court system. Donald Turner and Debora Webb did an excellent job obtaining the bios for all the area high school seniors.

Special thanks to Kim McCarson, my daughter, and the staff of the Circuit Clerk for running the offices while I was out burying a time capsule. If you would like a free copy of the contents that were buried in the capsule, please call me at 256-231-1759.

Eli Henderson
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