Chris Dempsey is preparing for a skirmish. On May 5-6, Chris, wife Heather, and daughters, Ada and Ruby, will welcome more than1,800 guests to their home for the Civil War Re-enactment and Living History events.

Ruth Cheatwood worked at a number of jobs until she was hired as an administrative support assistant at the Wildlife and Fresh Water Fisheries office on Alabama 21 between Jacksonville and Piedmont in 2005. Her supervisor is Capt. Jim Kirkland.

Recently I heard Annie Gaspard Lindor speak. She is from Haiti, and her bright personality enhanced her interaction with a group of high school students. A language teacher at the school invited her because of Lindor’s ability to speak three languages: French, Creole, and English.