Danny Lambert is a dog whisperer

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Danny Lambert has a unique business that affords him pleasure and profit.

He raises German shepherd dogs and pups and sells them to buyers throughout the entire U.S.A.

According to Lambert’s website, his kennel is known as Dixie K9 LLC and is located on Woods Road just west of Jack Springs Road.

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Assisted by his lovely wife, they have been involved in this business for the past several years. His dogs are raised to be used in all phases of law enforcement — patrol and maintenance training. Some of their dogs have become quite famous particularly in drug sniffing.

Having been a friend of Danny for several years, I was unable to reach him prior to my column deadline. Since he is a neighbor of Steve, my son, I will be in touch with him soon for more information. Because Danny is such a deserving person, I just wanted to introduce his business through my column this week.

His dogs, including the pups and the entire kennel can be seen on the Internet at www.dixiek9llc.com.

A real interesting news item crossed our desk last week. According to press reports, churches in the state of Alabama may soon create their own police force. That’s right. The state senate voted to allow churches the right to patrol their properties and schools as a means of protection from any hostile violators. I understand some local and area churches have voted to stock guns. I suppose this new concept arises from recent cases of church shootings across the country. The church depicted in this ordeal is the Briarwood Church and Christian School near Birmingham.

The passing of this law by the senate has brought controversy, however, and the full law will not be complete until the Alabama House acts on it.

Have you noticed any highway signs at the Alabama-Florida state lines being exchanged? We understand the state did not lose any time granting funds to take down signs with the names of ex Gov. (Robert) Bentley and replacing them with new Gov. Kay Ivey. The state department of transportation said 75 placards bearing these governors names are in the process of installation. The state said it would cost $16,000 to make these changes.

Speaking of the ex governor, I noticed with interest that many of his appointments were those of women and some were from his west Alabama and Tuscaloosa home town area. One thing for sure he made quite a name for himself as a 74-year-old lover boy.

Now, let’s take a look at some news from 1975 and 1966.

There was a rare treat on the local golf course in 1975. H.C. Williams and Frank Slay each scored “holes in one” in separate tournaments. Both men were regarded as avid golfers.

Woodrow Mclain Parker, a graduate of Escambia County Training School and the University of Florida, was named the director of Physical and Vocational Counseling Center at UF. Dr. Parker holds a doctorate degree from that university.

Mrs. Joyce McGhee, widow of former tribal Chairman Calvin McGhee, passed away in 1975. Joyce McGhee was active with her husband in Creek Indian affairs, having traveled with him on several occasions to The Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

There was a gala State Academy Rodeo held at Atmore Saddle Club under the direction of Glen Jernigan. Some of the winning participants were Eddie Presley, Mike Ward, Gary Hetzel, Jay Blacksher, Chuck Flowers, Steve Jernigan, Tony James, Elizabeth Hildreth and Shane Mason.

In 1966, there was some sad news upon learning of the death of beloved former local teacher Mary Hodnette. Having served here for many years, the popular educator lost her life in a car crash near Auburn. She moved from Atmore a few years before the tragic accident.

Two Perdido teachers, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Trawick, left their positions for jobs in Southbay, Fla. They were the parents of the late Archie Trawick, former Escambia County Department of Education head. The Trawicks, however, returned to Baldwin County following their retirements.

Former ECHS student and football standout Alan Davis received scholarship in accounting from the University of Alabama.

The EWHS Jazz Ensemble took top honors at the Stage Band Competition at Troy University. Members of that group included Terrill Spence, Mike McKinley, Pete Plant, Tony Andress, Phillis Brown, Bruce Stone and Mike Eubanks.

Two Atmore physicians, Dr C.S. Crawford and Dr. C.P. St Amant, hauled in a prize catch in the Pensacola Billfish Tournament that year. Angling on Dr. St. Amant’s cruiser “Ragin Cajun” they landed a 6-foot-10.5 inch Billfish to capture the event. They also caught a Marlin weighing slightly over 86 pounds. This, too, was a tournament winning catch.

A big gospel sing featured the Hopewell Quartet, Jay Quartet, Carnley Trio, Melody Masters, Gospel 4 and the Dixie Melody Quartet. Well known gospel promoters Ruth Fillingim and J.G Whitfield spearheaded the event.

More next week.