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LLE Tri-countu Coverage ot Alabama's Pine Ile/t Classified Ads .-Wednesday October 29, 1997 Thomasville, Alabama Guest Speaker at T'ville United Pentecostal Church Mr. Stevcn Timmons (I) will present a series of special programs during a revival gathering at the church. Welcoming him to the church is the pastor of Thomasville United Pentecostal Church, Brother Andrews T'ville Pentecostal Church presents t Ily ' "Wha's Rea enrcl Rock and Roll" by Georg T Gordon While preaching in Atlanta one A minister who has appeared on year Timmons drew I0,000 visitors several television news stories in in 10 nights. That crowd was Thomasville for two weeks to enough to draw.the attention of Phil preach on what is behind rock and Donahue. Since appearing on the roll music. Steve Timmons will be Phil Donahue Show, Timmons has preaching at the Thomasville United been on Nightline with Ted Koppel, Pentecostal Church on Halloween has been interviewed by Dan Rather, night at 7:30. On other nights he and has been a news item on ABC will be presenting his program, World News. He has been covered "Witchcraft in America" and "Mark by a number of large newspapers all of the Beast." over the country. Timmons has been When Steven Timmons preaches heard on the Final Hour Crusade about the evils of rock music he which is broadcast all fiver the speaks from personal knowledge; he United States. used to be play in a rock and roll Timmons has his home in Beloit, band. Timmons has been involved Wisconsin, but travels around the in ahnost all aspects of the music country warning people of the business, writing, playing and pro- lifestyle of rock musicians and the motion of the music. The music influence those musicians have business, and all its activities, was through their music. his life. Timmons says satanism is on the When Timmons played music in rise and wants people to be able to bars he never considered where his identify the symbolism and dress life was headed. He was able to pull styles related to the subject. back from the edge and found a bet- Timmons says there is no Such ter way, he said. thing as 'Christian' rock music, and Since finding Christ in 1975, also says of some Christians, "We're Timmons has preached about, doing the thing8 we used to preach "What is behind Rock Music." He against." speaks from personal experience Timmons says the way to turn the about what the musicians and pro- country around from its slide into motets are really trying to accom- evil is to "instill good values and plish, then people will make good deci- Timmons backs up the statements sions." in his presentations with dates and He says," if there is any doubt, . places of what is happening, throw it out." .J. Lawler, Jr. i i Land Survea... LAWLER AND COMPANY Land & Industrial surveyors Hydrographic Work * Topography Larry Baker (334)636-4312 RLS 9226 AL / RLS 2389 MS# f Victor Auto Mall Corner of Highland and Broad * Selma V 0 Unit t e YES SAVE 2 ON LABOR i ON TRUCKS ON MOWERS ON ROAD MACHINERY CLARKE COUNTY VOTERS AGAINST TAX WITHOUT A VOTE!!! Miss New Hope Ms. Earline Jackson (third from//eft) was named as Miss New Hope on Sunday, October 26. With her are the other contestants from New Hope Baptist Church at Choctaw Comers, from left: Ms. Joanne Howard, Cassandra Cox, Ms. Jackson, Pauline Thompson, Vanessa Norwood and Sherron McCoy. LEFT: Ms. Virginia Rogers, state commissioner of mental health, addresses the audience at the 25th anniversary of the Thomasville mental health rehabilitation Center. Watching from the podium is Kim Ingrain, director at the Center, and Charlie Anderson. -photo by Georg T Gordon ROWELL Brenda Gayle Smith Rm 46, of Thomasville passed the blobile Infirmary, October 24, 1997. Funeral Services were O'Bryant Chapel Funeral October 25, 1997 at p. Rex'. Don Stephens Interment followed in the Baptist Church Cemetery Thoamsville. Survivors include her Carrel William Rowell, Jr.; Cliflbrd Ezell Smith; mother Lee Smith: one son, "Trey" Rowell, 111: two Gaines Smith and Monroe of Thomasville. Serving as pallbearers l)oggett, Todd Rowell, Mike! Gary Smith, Harold Crow, Kimbrough. O'Bryant Funeral Thomasville directed. TMHRC celebrates 25 years of,service in Thomasville Virginia Rogers, state commission- er of mental health, joined the 25th anniversary celebration of the Thomasville Mental Health Rehabilitation Center. The celebra: tion was held on Friday, October 24, bringing past employees, consumers, current staff and government offi- cials together. The TMHRC had recently been under a cloud, threatened with possi- ble closure. Ms. Rogers had stated earlier in the week the Mental Health Commission had no plans to close the Center. At the open house, Ms. Rogers praised the Center for establishing a nationally recognized and interna- tionally acclaimed psychiatric reha- bilitation model of treatment. She said the state department of mental health has invested in the future of the Thomasville facility. Ms. Rogers said the model of treat- ment instituted at the Thomasville facility centers on recovery, and offering independence of mental health consumers. The commissioner said Thomasville has displayed a great acceptance of the mental health cen- ter which has led to the advancement of the facility. During the anniversary celebration, Charlie Anderson related some of the history of TMHRC, not the history of dates, but the history of the people that have passed through the facility. He named James White as one shin- ing example in the history of the cen- "tel'. The Thomasville High School Band was on hand during the cere- mony, and a choir composed of TMHRC residents provided a stirring moment with their singing of America the Beautiful, My Country Tis of Thee, and God Bless America. Visitors to the open house were given a tour of the facility. With a supportive and understand- ing community, the TMHRC staff has been able to provide a unique environment where clients can come for treatment and rehabilitation, to put their lives back together and return to their homes. The effectiveness and efficiency of the Center is evidenced by being awarded full accreditation three times by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of healthcare Organizations. This accreditation commission surveys virtually all hos- pitals in the nation. The last decision was accreditation with Commendation, which is reserved for a select few hospitals. In recent years, the Center has trained intensively, adding rehabilita- tion to its therapies, resulting in nomination for the World health organization's list of "Best Practices." Most important to the Center, is that clients of the facility have always rated it very highly in their satisfaction with services and the care they receive. The Thomasville Mental health Rehabilitation Center was once an Air Force installation, manned by the 698th Radar Squadron. The Air Force station closed in 1969,. and in 1970 discussion were begun to have a mental health hospital located on the site. On December 6, 1972, the first 10 clients were transferred to the Center from Searcy Hospital. On December 8, 1972, 10 clients were transferred to the Center from Partlow State School. On October 24, 1997, the Center celebrated its 25th anniversary. Jasmine "Belle" Dec. 15, 1992 - Oct. 31, In Memory of Jasmir "Belle" Grayson Dec. 15. 1992-Oct. 31. lf's been a year since we've And the memories hurt so bad We're reminded of the way us And this also keeps us sad We miss you dearly and gone We wish you were here 'caus so alone You were our sunshine whe was rain And now since you're gone, the same Just know thin we're always of you And you're on our minds no what we do We'll never forget you and never ends We're waiting until the day you again. 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