Community Briefs for July 20

Published 11:00 am Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bradley graduates from West Point

Cadet Cooper Ryan Bradley, grandson of Clanton resident Patricia Murphy, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 31.

While at West Point, Bradley concentrated his studies in linguistics and Portuguese. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Field Artillery Branch. He will report to Fort Lewis, Washington for his first assignment working alongside men and women currently fighting the war on terrorism.

Bradley graduated from Hilton Head Island High School in South Carolina. He is the son of Anne and Jeff Bradley of Hilton Head. His brother Logan is also a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy and is a member of the class of 2010.

The mission of West Point is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to values of Duty, Honor and Country, and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

Historic Cemetery Group Announces Cookbook Fundraiser

The Chilton Cemetery Association, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring historic cemeteries in Chilton County, is organizing a cookbook fundraiser.

The beautiful spiral bound cookbook, titled “A Taste of Yesterday” will feature recipes from local residents and each recipe will come with either a bit of family or community history. In addition to all the wonderful recipes, the book will also contain 32 pages of helpful cooking hints along with several pages on the goals of the cemetery group.

Each recipe will feature the donors’ names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends and local residents.

The books will be sold by members of the organization and in local business establishments. All proceeds from the cookbook fundraiser will go towards the work of restoring our community’s historic cemeteries.

In order to make this fundraiser a success, however, the CCA needs help from the community. The group is soliciting recipes for the cookbook as well as advertising from the business community. Cookbooks are usually kept for decades and are often purchased for gifts so the advertising and exposure for the business community is exceptional for the low cost. A one-third-page ad in the cookbook is only $45, and booster lines are available for only $10. Plus advertising in the cookbook shows your support for the community.

Anyone interested in submitting either a recipe or an advertisement should contact Kat Reece at or (205) 294-2197. Recipes can also be sent to P.O. Box 2523, Clanton, AL 35046.