The Midnight Rider has already blogged on Sears leaving the area; however, he failed to touch on a couple of things. Since Shoalanda is approximately 75 years older than he, we remember the candy counter at the old Sears store on Tennessee Street, as well as the seasonal toy department where a rotund Santa held court each December and the business office in the back where many cashed payroll checks before banks had drive-in windows.
When those things gave way to a new store, there were still Kenmore appliances and Craftsman tools. Then those things seemed to move into the background of a busy world. It must be at least a year since we've even set foot in Sears and that was probably to get somewhere else in the mall. Is that what happened with everyone?
Our stream of consciousness moved on to Spiegel; is that former department store still alive and kicking in the cataglogue world? Apparently it is, but their luxurious home furnishing line is no more. When did that happen? Perhaps when the Internet made it as easy to shop in Hong Kong as on Court Street?
Congratulations to our friend Sandra Killen Burroughs. Sandra is currently working hard for the town of Lexington; keep up the good work, Sandra!
Sandra Killen Burroughs Elected to the Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Committee
MONTGOMERY – SANDRA KILLEN BURROUGHS, MAYOR, LEXINGTON ALABAMA,has been appointed to the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) Executive Committee by ALM President Dr. Howard Rubenstein, Mayor of Saraland. Mayor Burroughs will play an important role as a leader of Alabama’s municipal advocacy and resource organization.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve in such an esteemed capacity for the Alabama League of Municipalities. I will proudly represent not only the town of Lexington on this committee but also Lauderdale County, the Shoals area and all of Alabama!! Remember, no one succeeds alone. If you surround yourself with positive people, you will have positive results.”
As a member of the ALM’s Executive Committee, SANDRA KILLEN BURROUGHS will meet with other municipal leaders throughout the year to establish the ALM’s strategic direction, advocate on behalf of municipal interests and determine ALM’s operational goals.
“The Alabama League of Municipalities has represented municipalities and their citizens for over 80 years,” said Ken Smith, Executive Director of the League. “Our Executive Committee has the important function of setting the League’s direction, goals and priorities. I want to thank each of the members for their service to our organization and I look forward to working with them during the upcoming year.”
The Alabama League of Municipalities is a nonpartisan membership association of nearly 450 incorporated cities and towns. Since 1935, ALM has worked to strengthen municipal government through advocacy, training and the advancement of effective local leadership. As the recognized voice of Alabama’s cities and towns, ALM’s member municipalities benefit from a variety of member programs, services and activities that are impossible to accomplish alone.
Sandra isn't the only one of our friends who's been given a tremendous honor. We'll publish more details on that later this week.