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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

BUCKHORN HIGH SCHOOL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

School Spotlight: BUCKHORN HIGH SCHOOL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

The Buckhorn Engineereing Academy will be used for developing young minds to persue interest in becoming the next generation of Engineers.

Why Engineering for High School students?

-Engineering provides ehanced skills for math, science and technology

-Engineering emphasizes crtical thinking, problem solving, and resourcefulness.

-Engineering design, test and debugging is engaging for students to participate in

-Engineering is used to attract more students to the field of engineering and that it is cool!

-The need for Engineers is becoming numerous


CAREER FOCUS

* Software Engineer
* Structural Engineer
* Electrical Engineer
* Manufacturing Engineer
* Aerospace Engineer
* Systems Engineer
* Controls Engineer
* Aerothermal Engineer
* Process Engineer
* Civil Engineer
* Wire & Cable Foaming Engineer
* Quality Engineer
* Engineering Technicians
* Electronic Design Engineer
* Graphics Design Engineer
* Technicians(Electrical and Manufacturing)
* 2D & 3D Modeling (Solidworks)

Contributed by: Technorati Profile

Monday, January 28, 2008

4TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY in Maysville circa 1863

Maysville During the Civil War

THE LETTERS OF HENRY ALBERT POTTER, CAPTAIN: 4TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY

Here you can find letters written April - October 1863 referencing the Civil War (War of Northern Agression; War Between the States) pertaining to the Maysville, Alabama area. Here is a sampling from the letters:

  • Headquarters 4th Michigan Cavalry, Camp near Maysville, Alabama Sunday Oct 25th 1863.


  • I would hate to be a citizen living in this country about this time. We have moved so fast and so meteor-like Uncle Sam couldn’t touch us – consequence was didn’t draw any rations and Uncle Jeff had to suffer. We had to forage on the country. We lived well but I admit the thing went
    almost too far with some. A great many have been ROBBED OUTRIGHT of everthing but it is stopped now.


  • Maysville is about 10 miles north east from Huntsville, Ala, near the line of the Charleston and Memphis RR. The cars run now as far as Paint Rock 15 miles from here and 35 miles from Stevenson(?) where the road intersects the Nashville and Chattanooga RR.


  • Reference: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mruddy/letters3.htm

    Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Maysville Historical Site: McCartney-Bone House

    McCartney-Bone House — 3 mi. NE of Maysville on Hurricane Rd. (added 1977 - #77000213) This historic building is also known as the Bone-Wilbourn House. Currently a private dwelling. The historic significance of the home is the architecture. The architect was James McCartney. The structure is an example of Georgian Federal architecture. Period of Significance: 1825-1849. Pictures will be coming!

    Saturday, January 26, 2008

    Christmas on the corner of Ryland Pike and Highway 72

    A very touching article/commentary appeared in the Huntsville Times that we thought we would share. The article related to the trees that were decorated at Christmas on the corner of Ryland Pike and Highway 72. The article can be found at www.al.com

    Below is the article in full:
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    Thanks and blessings

    I would like to thank some people who impacted my life this past Christmas season. First, there is the Officers' Wives Club from Redstone Arsenal for putting wreaths on the veterans' graves this year. I was nicely surprised when I put Christmas flowers on our son's grave at Valhalla Cemetery.

    The sight of all those wreaths on the graves was a beautiful sight. The sun was shining that day and the wreaths looked like soldiers at attention.

    Our son died way too early in life from leukemia. He served 16 years in the Air Force, most of the time in the missile silos helping assure our safety. We are very proud of his service to our country. Thanks to those who honored our loved one and others who served.

    Another thank you goes to the "elves" who decorated the trees on U.S. 72 East where it intersects with Ryland Pike. It was nice to see the shining tinsel and decorations blowing in the wind as we left and again when we came home.

    The last thank you goes to the tireless people who keep the entrance and curve to Ryland Pike clean. They continually clean it up even though the day after they do, people still continue to throw out "stuff" on the side of the road. I thank them for their work and maybe someday it will stay clean after their efforts. We could only hope!

    Since we hear of so many bad things every day, I wanted to thank some of the good deeds done, that people may not know about. Thanks to all those who were a blessing to me this year.

    Dianne M. Cutten,

    Huntsville, 35811

    Caring community

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    Friday, January 25, 2008

    Maysville family gives to Land Trust

    The Huntsville Times reports one of the founding families of the Maysville area has given 19 acres to the Huntsville Land Trust. Jean Berry and Lynne Berry, donated the acreage on Berry Mountain to the Land Trust of Huntsville & North Alabama. J.T. Berry, brother Ephraim Jacks Berry, settled in Maysville after the Civil War.

    Read the article here:
    http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/

    Ex-cons will not be coming to the Maysville and Ryland area

    A decision has been made not to permit the 50 bed ex-convict residence proposed by TORCH Ministries, an outreach arm of Victory World Outreach Ministries in Huntsville. The Maysville and Ryland community appreciates the organization respecting our wishes.

    Read a news article relating to the issue at: www.waff.com

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    Ex-convicts possibly moving into Maysville Alabama

    Why add crime problems to an area with a dense population of subdivisions? Pastor Bobby Sledge, of Victory World Outreach Ministries in Huntsville, wants to move 50 ex-inmates in to the vacant church near the Maysville Four-Way. We all know that our prison systems are overtaxed and along with that prisoners that should remain behind bars are released. What protections would our community be offered to secure our children and homes from this added threat? There are plenty of places in this country that are isolated enough that we do not need to supplant these ex-cons in our area. The are offers no employment in walking distance for 50 ex-cons. How many are child molesters and burglars? Why should we be concerned? Recitivism ...that's why! One in three criminals eventually end up back in prison. To bring these people to the community is opening the door to rape, theft, murder, etc. Just say NO! Not here!