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#039;Petrey Girls#039; top fundraisers for American Heart Association walk

The "Petrey Girls" of W. L. Petrey Wholesale Company were recognized as the top fundraisers in Crenshaw County for the American Heart Association at the annual Heart Walk at E. L. Turner Park on Nov. 8.

This group of women, led by Jenny Worthington, raised a whopping $5,130 for the Heart Fund!

Since 1995, the "Petrey Girls" have held the record as the top fundraiser for the Heart Fund, with the exception of 2000-01 when Super Foods was the winner.

Congratulations, "Petrey Girls"!

You did it again!

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Ethel Dorsey and Gussie Carter, twin sisters better known as "Big Mama" and "Little Mama," were given a surprise birthday party at the Willis home on Sunday, Nov. 7, by their children, Leatha Willis, Melissa Willis, Stephanie Willis, and Keon Carter.

The sisters really appreciated the good surprise and enjoyed the party.

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The Northeast Crenshaw Volunteer Fire Department met at the Hebron Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 11.

There were 17 members present.

The following business took place:

Since the last meeting, a deposit of $500 from Commissioner Sankey was made and $90 was paid for brush truck batteries. The emergency generator on the fire truck was repaired at a cost of $285. After these expenditures, the bank account balance came to $3,822.51.

Tommy Petrey said he would pick up a 250-gallon water tank for the brush truck, at a cost of $50, on Nov. 16. A pump is also being purchased for $259. The truck has been painted and should be in operation by the next meeting.

It was reported that the grant from Homeland Security for $59,700 had been approved and should come in any day. The matching amount to be paid locally is $5,970. Over $1,600 toward the match has already been deposited into the grant account.

It was also reported that the county will not provide the dirt for the Fire Department driveway and that other arrangements would have to be made.

The remainder of the meeting was used to finalize plans for the Flea Market on Nov. 20.

There was much enthusiasm and a lot of work had already been done for the Flea Market.

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Roy and Amy Mills and daughter Chloe moved to Jack (near Elba) on Oct. 30.

Roy needed to be closer to his new job as Director of Therapeutic Program in Dothan. Amy is still the same distance from her job as a nurse for Dr. Young in Troy.

We wish them happiness in their new location and success for Roy in his new responsibilities.

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Lawrence and Margaret Petrey spent several days at their cabin in Sunnyside, Fla.., last week.

Bert Petrey, son of Curtis and Nancy Petrey, brought his fianc/, Senorah Stahl, to visit his parents for several days on Nov. 8. Bert and Senorah are from Baldwin County. They plan to make their home in Montgomery.

Faye Trotter has completed her medical treatment in Dothan and is moving back to Petrey this week.

We rejoice that Faye is healed and is returning home.

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There are three people that we know of in Petrey who are suffering a lot of pain and need our prayers.

Ed Wilkerson is battling cancer. Kathy Swindle has severe pain in her back and legs. Ethel Dorsey "Big Mama" had surgery for tendinitis and carpel tunnel syndrome in her hands and she also is in severe pain.

A lot of people praying will surely make a difference, so please take the time to offer a prayer for them.

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FINAL REMINDER: Please attend the Flea Market at the Petrey Community Center Saturday, beginning at 6 a.m.

Food and merchandise galore will be on sale. All the proceeds will go toward construction of a fire station for the Northeast Crenshaw Volunteer Fire Department.

Among the items for sale are a refrigerator, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, and freezer!

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Danny Hermeling, an employee of Federal Services Corporation, has moved to Mobile to be closer to his service routes.

FSC is a commercial pest control operation, owned by Perry Petrey, doing business in five southern states.

Danny is the son of Don and Peggy Hermeling.

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If you have any comments, suggestions or information you would like to submit to this

column, call Mrs. Petrey at

335-6700.