Moody Junior High Homecoming Court
Front,(L-R) Lindsey Duckett, Trenity Poe, Brooklyn Barkley, Madison Daniell. Back, (L-R) Cassie Reno, Holly Frost, Lindsey Roberts (QUEEN), Tyler Stephenson. Photo information provided courtesy of Moody High Principal, Cassandra Taylor.
Jr. High Homecoming Court

In This Issue
Octoberfest 5K Run
Health Fair
Moody City Council Coverage
Moody Junior High Events
Moody High Boston Butt Sale
Moody Youth Football This Weekend
MHS Varsity Cheerleader Fundraiser
Moody Football Boosters Fall Raffle
Moody High Sports
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What better way to spend a beautiful fall day than enjoying the sights and sounds, food, fun and fellowship of the Moody Oktoberfest?   Saturday, October 30th from 10am to 5pm at the Moody City Park near the children's playground.

Admission to the festival and parking are free.  Proceeds help to fund scholarships for MACC ambassador students at Moody High School.

Festival-goers can check out the arts, crafts, business and church booths as well as carnival rides, ponies and camel rides and games for the kids.  Of course, you can't miss out on all the good festival food such as funnel cakes, roasted corn, cotton candy, etc.

The festival is truly a total family experience!

Entertainment for the day includes but not limited to Mile Marker 7 headlining at noon, Christa Jordan, Wild Mountain Honey, and more.  There will also be demonstrations from The Cage, Beverly's Dance, Sidelines and more.

Sponsors for this event are Moody Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Moody, America's First Credit Union, BancorpSouth Bank,  BB&T Bank-Moody, Brian Worley-State Farm, Community Presbyterian Church, Covenant Bank, Fowler Insurance, Metro Bank, Redmond Dental, Verizon and Weathington, Moore, Weisskopf and Hill P.C.

For more information call 205-640-6262 or email to request an application to be a vendor.

Octoberfest 5K Run
Octoberfest 5k Pumpkin Run & Fun Run      
Saturday, October 30th, 2010 -  Moody City Park, Moody, Alabama

Presented by the St. Clair County Republican Party for the benefit of Moody charities

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 7:00 AM

5k Pumpkin Run/Walk: 8:00 AM
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8:00 AM

Awards will be given to the top 3 in each division.  T-shirts are ONLY guaranteed to those who PRE-REGISTER.  Those who register the morning of the race are not guaranteed a T-shirt.  You may pre-register by mail or on-site the day of the race.

On-Site Registration: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    (No pets allowed)

Entry Fee: 5k Run/Walk         $20.00    (if received by mail before October 1, 2010) - $25.00 (if received by mail after October 2, 2010)

Entry Fee:  1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: $15.00    (if received by mail before October 1, 2010) -  $20.00    (if received by mail after October 2, 2010)

Pre-registration fee includes:  T-Shirt, Goodie Bag, Kids Activities and Post Race Refreshments.

Click for PDF Sign Up Form and Information
Health Fair
Register Now for St. Clair County Health Fair

The St. Clair County Extension Health Council will host their annual health fair on Friday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center. This year's theme is "Guard Your Health."
The health fair, which is free and open to the public, is designed to increase awareness and promote healthy lifestyles throughout the community. Organizations from across the St. Clair County area will provide free educational information in an effort to help residents become better acquainted with the health care resources in their area. Health care providers will also be on hand to provide low-cost and free health screenings, including free cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screenings among others. The Alabama Department of Health will be on hand to offer flu shots this year. The cost is $5. The shot is free for those who have Medicare or Medicaid and bring their card.
There are two ways that you and your company/organization may participate in this year's event:
1)  Corporate Sponsorship-provides a monetary donation to cover expenses of the fair, including advertisement. Sponsors will be promoted prior to and during the fair in various advertisements, flyers and public relations articles. The levels of sponsorship are GOLD--$100 and SILVER--$50.
2)  Vendor Booth-subject to review and approval by the Health Resource Council based on space needs, type of service and space available. Each vendor will only be allowed one 6-foot table, which will be provided. Also, each vendor is required to provide a door prize valued at $25 or more in lieu of a registration fee. Door prizes should be brought the day of the event. Due to limited space, only the first 80 who register will be able to participate. Participation on more than one level is encouraged.
Interested participants must complete a registration form available at the St. Clair County Extension office, located on the lower level of the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City, Suite 103/B04 or online at, or by calling (205) 338-9416. Registration deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010.

For more information about the health fair please contact Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator with the St. Clair County Extension Office, at (205) 338-9416 or email 

TopSeptember 29, 2010 Wednesday Edition

Welcome again to another edition. The Moody Herald received several replies to our question of what you desire to see in Moody's future. Responses so far include:

  • A GOOD bookstore
  • More Grocery Stores
  • Completion of shopping centers presented to citizens in the past.
  • More sit down restaurants
  • Low rates in sewer system
  • A Movie Theater
  • A Bowling Alley

What do you want to add to the list?  Send it to

Dale and Judi Peters proudly announce the marriage of their son Zachary Allen Peters to Rina Rosibel Gomez Jiminez. The ceremony took place July 15, 2010 in Comali, Honduras. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Good Samaritan High School. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Moody High School. The couple currently reside in San Marcos de Colon, Honduras.

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Moody City Council Coverage
By David Hogan

MOODY, AL - The City of Moody met in a regular scheduled council meeting on September 27, 2010 with all members present.

After opening prayer, pledge, and passing of previous council minutes the council moved on with business items.

The council unanimously passed Chief Breed's $300 request for  the purchase for two patrol jackets using Terry's Uniforms, for Officer Berry and Officer Wiggins. Funding for both jackets came from a special/confiscated funds account set up at Covenant Bank that uses an oversight committee that was consulted and approved the use of the funds.

Chief Breed and Mayor Joe Lee explained to the public this account is funded through confiscation of ceased drug monies and properties.  The special account was set up to keep the monies out of the general fund and be used only upon approval of the oversight committee and the city council.

Council Member Phillip Deason as the Finance Chair explained to the council the highlights of the 2010-2011 Budget, stating that their main considerations were to have no stoppage in services for the citizens and to strive for an increase in employee pay if all possible since they had not received a raise in some time.

Deason's motion to pass the budget with new account numbers added where needed was unanimously approved. Deason suggested they continue to review where they stand throughout the year with regular updates to the council.

The Moody Herald has scanned the budget into a PDF file for your review.  Click to launch the PDF budget file.

The council went into executive session for about 15 minutes to discuss the resolution of employee claim matters and upon return a motion was approved unanimously to allow the mayor to resolve claims against the city based on advice of legal counsel.

With no further business the council adjourned.

The entire audio of this meeting is available for streaming, downloading or podcast at our BlogTalk Radio website.


The Moody Herald Council Report Card for this meeting is an A, with the council passing all our criteria for informing the public in a respectful manner but one item.  The only item missed and that being a mere oversight, was concerning following Robert's Rules of Order. The motion to go into executive session did not state the reason, however, upon being asked by Victoria Coman of the Birmingham News, City Attorney Bill Weathington, without hesitation stated the reason.

It is not uncommon for a motion to "go into Executive Session" not be properly stated. Alabama Law requires the motion to; state the reason for an executive session, along with citing the authority to do so. Professional journalism operating procedures will see a journalist ask the chair the reason for an executive session if not stated in the motion. The main reason being that the public is informed of why, rather than allowing an unintentional oversight to go unchecked.

Moody Junior High Events

10-5-10 - Moody Jr. High Football Game at Moody vs. Oxford at 6:00 pm

10-7-10 - Moody Jr. High Open House 4:30-6:30 pm

Moody High Boston Butt Sale

Boston Butts will be sold by all high school athletes and cheerleaders to raise money for a new public address system for the varsity gymnasium.

Cost is $30 and will be available for pickup at the school either the morning of the Alabama/Auburn game (Nov. 23rd) and/or the Friday before the SEC Championship game.

Students will be selling tickets, or you can contact the school (640-5127) and leave your number, and we will call you for your order.

Moody Youth Football Schedule

Game Times

75lb   9:00

95lb   10:30

115lb   12:00

135lb   2:00

MHS Varsity Cheerleader Fundraiser
Order your favorite College, NFL or MLB team Spirit Cups and support the school. The cost is only $15 for a set of 4!  Money is not due until October 4th. For more information they can contact Alyssa Hare (Cheer Sponsor) at

Fund Raiser
Moody Football Boosters Fall Raffle
Drawing to be held Oct 28th during the Moody/Leeds game

1st qtr- Gas Grill will be given away

2nd qtr- A weekend trip to Gatlinburg, TN

3rd qtr- (2) Auburn/Alabama Tickets


Raffle tickets are only $10! And can be purchased at all varsity-JV or Jr high home games.  All monies raised will go toward the football programs at Moody!

Moody High Sports
By David Simpson

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The Moody Bluedevils football team returns to the home field this coming Friday to take on Shelby County.


Thursday - Volleyball (Home) vs Pinson Valley and Chelsea 5:00 PM


Friday - Varsity Football (Home) vs Shelby County 7:00 PM  - This is also hospitality night for our Touchdown and M-Club Members. Tent will open at 6:00.


Lincoln   25   21   6

Moody   23   25   15

Mary Kate Meadows and Alyson Tipton had 7 kills each; Victoria Hartley had 9 assists.

Pell City   16   25   14

Moody      25   21   16

Ashley Epperson had 7 Kills and Morgan Rock had 6 kills; Victoria Hartley had 5 digs and 6 assists.

Moody's record improves to 17 - 5

Class 5A  Area 10  Standings

Moody  2  -  0

Pinson Valley  2  -  0

Erwin  1  -  2

Woodlawn 0  -  3

Next match: Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at home vs Pinson Valley (area game) and Chelsea.  The matches start at 5:00 PM

Coach Greaux

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David Hogan
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