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Classifieds: September 15, 2016





Assistant/Associate Professor

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP)

The School of Nursing at Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, invites Primary Care Nurse Practitioners to join a fast growing NP Program. We have an opening for a full-time 12-month, tenure track position to begin immediately.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 46th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Tenure Track – Requires an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline, Masters in Nursing and BSN. Must have current Family Nurse Practitioner certification and must have current clinical skills. Must be eligible for an Alabama RN License or have an unencumbered Alabama RN license. Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the employment. Must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

3-5 years of NP practice in a primary care or family practice setting and currently in an established collaborative, or able to establish a collaborative practice in a primary care or family practice setting. Graduate teaching experience in an accredited family or primary care nurse practitioner program is preferable.

Review of applicants will begin August 8, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should use the following link to apply:


Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

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Physician For Hire

Winfield, AL – Physician – Med360UrgentCare – We are looking for a physician to work in a new up and coming Urgent Care just off I-22 exit 30 in Winfield, AL.  Certification in Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine required. Submit resumes to: asnowmed360uc@gmail.com.

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Help Wanted

Scaffold & form carpenters needed for upcoming jobs.  May apply at 100 Commerce Drive, Pelham, AL 35124, Monday-Friday, 9AM to 1PM.  Contact Lloyd @205.365.7246.

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Birmingham Airport Authority

5900 Messer Airport Highway

Birmingham, Alabama 35212

The Birmingham Airport Authority (hereafter referred to as the “Authority”) is seeking professional Architectural and Engineering Design services from a Consulting Firm and/or team to plan and design Quick Turn Around (QTA) Facilities for the rental car tenant agencies at the airport. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport serves the five-county Metropolitan Area by providing essential air services for passengers, air cargo, and other aviation–related needs. The airport’s parking deck is located directly adjacent to the terminal building, separated by the main entrance roadway. The rental car brands (hereafter referred to as “RAC”) currently operate from counters located inside the airport parking deck on the ground level. The RAC pick-up and return services are also situated on the ground level near the RAC counters, in the parking deck, and therefore require no bus transportation to and from the terminal building.

Any and all questions are to be directed to the Project Manager, Mr. Lowrenzo Taylor, via email; ltaylor@flybirmingham.com. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) packages can be procured via the Airport website, www.flybirmingham.com, beginning, Monday, September 12, 2016.

A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016, starting at 2:00 p.m. local time at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s Meeting Room B. This meeting room is situated on the Terminal building’s lower level, adjacent to the Birmingham Police Department Substation, near the escalators, located at 5900 Airport Highway, Birmingham, Alabama 35212.

All interested participants are strongly urged to attend this conference.

DBE Policy: It is the policy of the Birmingham Airport Authority (Authority) that DBEs as defined in 49CFR Part 26, will have maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of all Authority projects and the bidders will take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that DBEs have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform subcontracts. Additional DBE information is contained in the full Request for Statement of Qualifications packages.

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Pre-qualification submittals will be received at Poole & Company Architects LLC, 2 North 20th Street, Suite 1610, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 on Monday, September 26, 2016 by John Blocker, Project Manager. The original and two (2) duplicates of submittals are required for pre-qualification approval; however, facsimile transmission copies may be transmitted to the Project Manager at (205) 326-2201 to expedite the review process with hard-copies of the submittals to

be delivered within 24 hours.





The heating hot water and chilled water piping systems connecting the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex to the central plant located in the Jefferson County Courthouse basement shall be replaced. The existing heating hot water, and chilled water supply and return lines that run below grade on the west side of the facility shall be abandoned in place. Pipe penetrating the foundation wall at both the Courthouse basement and the Annex pipe chase shall be capped.

New heating hot water lines shall be tied in to the existing hot water lines in both the Courthouse basement and the Annex at existing flanged isolation valve connections. New chilled water lines shall be tied into the existing chilled water lines in both the Courthouse basement and the Annex. These tie-ins will require a shutdown of the piping systems serving the Annex. The new lines will be routed exposed through the Courthouse basement and shop area, then through an existing, fully accessible, utility tunnel to the Annex pipe entrance. All

piping between the tie in points shall be flanged, fully insulated, and supported by new pipe supports.

The project location is the Jefferson County Courthouse and Annex Buildings, located at 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.


A Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor will be the Prime Contractor. Mechanical/Plumbing Prime Contractor bidders interested in submitting a proposal must apply for pre-qualification and must be licensed under the Provision of Title 34, Chapter 8, and Code of Alabama, 1975. A copy of current Alabama Contractors license is to be included in pre-qualification submittal. The mechanical/plumbing contractor must be a licensed general contractor and have proven experience serving as a prime contractor for this type of work. We are seeking only mechanical/plumbing contractors who are also a licensed general contractor.

Only bidders who have completed the pre-qualification process and that have been approved will be eligible to submit a bid for the Project. Prospective Bidder’s Pre-qualification Package must be received by the Architect’s Project Manager no later than 2:00p.m. local time on Monday, September 26, 2016 after which no further requests will be considered.

Pre-qualification Requirements Information Package may be obtained from the Architect upon letterhead request or email transmission to jblocker@pooleandcompany.com.

The pre-qualification procedure is intended to identify responsible and competent prime bidders relative to the requirements of the Project. Each prospective Prime Contractor bidder will be notified of the results of the pre-qualification, no later than 2:00p.m. local time on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.


The Jefferson County Commission will receive sealed Proposals for the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex HVAC Piping System Upgrade until 2:00 p.m. Local Time on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Room 1, General Services, 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, Alabama 35263, after which time they will be opened in the Commission Chamber, Second Floor, Room 270.

No Bids will be accepted after the time stated for the receipt of Bids. This requirement will not be waived. The clock in the County Commission Chamber will be used to determine the correct time as determined by the Director of General Services, or his designated representative. At the time stated above, the Proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud.

All Bids must be on a lump-sum basis. Submit two identical copies of the Bid on the Proposal Form provided, without changes, in a sealed envelope bearing the Contractor’s name and current Alabama license number. Bids that do not bear the Contractor’s current license number will be returned without being opened.

Construction Contracts shall be awarded only to Contractors, licensed by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors, as required by Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama.

Construction Contracts in excess of $50,000 shall be awarded only to Contractors licensed as required by the 1978 Code of Alabama, Title 34, Chapter 8 as amended. Bidders must be “responsible” in accordance with criteria in the Bid Documents and as stipulated by Title 39-2-3-(e) of the Code of Alabama

A Bid Bond, executed by a Surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama, payable to Jefferson County in the amount of 5% of the amount of the Bid, but not more than $10,000, must accompany the Bidder’s Proposal. Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract price, will be required when the Contract is presented by the Contractor to the Owner.

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 2:00 p.m. Local Time on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in the Jefferson County Courthouse, Room 22, Ground Floor, 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, Alabama. Because of the nature of this project, Prime Contractor bidders who have been approved must attend the Pre-bid Conference. If the number of bidders who attend the Pre-Bid Conference decreases so there is little or no competition, the Bid may be postponed at the discretion of the Owner.

Bid Documents (Drawings and Project Manual) will be open to public examination after 12:00 p.m. Local Time on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the office of Poole and Company Architects, LLC, 2 20th Street North, Tel. 205-326-2206, Suite 1610; AGC Internet Plan Room; at the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority; at the F.W. Dodge Company Plan Room in Birmingham; McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, and Construction Market Data in Birmingham.

Two sets of Bid Documents will be provided to each pre-approved Prime Contractor bidder upon receipt of a deposit check of $200.00, made payable and delivered to Poole and Company Architects, LLC. The deposit check will be refunded in full upon return of the documents in good condition within ten days of the Bid date. Good condition is defined as documents that are properly bound, fully clear, legible, without tears, without defacing marks, notes of extraneous comments or sketches on front or back of any sheet. Additional sets of Bid Documents may be obtained at Alabama Graphics for the cost of printing and handling. Bids will only be accepted from pre-approved Prime Contractor bidder who have filed a document deposit with the Architect.

No Bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of Bids for a period of 60 days. Only Bids submitted by pre-approved Prime Contractor bidder licensed as required by applicable State and Local laws and bearing the license number of the Contractor will be considered.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids; to waive formalities and technicalities, and to proceed in its’ own best interests.

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The City of Birmingham will receive sealed bids from qualified contractors for,


BID PACKAGE 3B—SIGNAGE AND WAYFINDING.  Includes, but not limited to, furnishing and installing signage, including interior and exterior room identification wall mounted signage; wayfinding, including exterior monument type; and interior PIDS structures for Site A – Intermodal Building and Site B – BJCTA Bus Station.  Electronics for PIDS structures will be provided by others;

in Conference Room 215 Birmingham City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

All bids must be on a lump sum basis.  Bids are to be submitted in duplicate on the Proposal Form provided with specifications.

Under the Alabama State Code, Section 39-2-4, as amended by Act #97-225, it is required for any contract exceeding $50,000 that the Bidder submit with his bid, either a cashier’s check, drawn on an Alabama bank, or a bid bond, executed by a surety authorized and qualified to make bonds in Alabama, payable to the City of Birmingham, in an amount (subject to a maximum of $10,000.00) equal to five percent (5%) of the bid. In order for a bid to be considered, it must be accompanied by an acceptable bid bond or cashier’s check.

Any bid submitted for an amount of $50,000 or more, the bidder must be a licensed general contractor in the State of Alabama in accordance with Section 34-8, of the Alabama State Code. Contractor’s license number shall appear on the outside of the envelope used to submit bid.

A Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract amount and a Statutory Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract amount will be required from the successful bidder at the signing of the contract. Also, proof of insurance will be required when the contract is signed. The City will review bonds and insurance and execute the contract within twenty (20) days unless the successful contractor agrees to an extension in writing.

A Pre-bid Conference to review and discuss the project will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in the Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits, Conference Room 215, City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama.

Bid documents are opened to public inspection at the Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits—Architectural Division, Room 220 City Hall, 710 20th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203.  Electronic version of the bid documents may be viewed online at McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, http://www.construction.com/; AGC/iSQFT Plan Room, http://www.alagc.org/resourcesServices/internetPlanRm/; CMD Group, http://www.cmdgroup.com/; and at the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority, 3600 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222.

Bid documents may be viewed and purchased through the City of Birmingham online plans room site at http://BirminghamBids.algraphics.com. Any cost for reproduction shall be the responsibility of bidders.

Since award may not be made within ninety (90) days, no bid may be withdrawn for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of the bid opening. Only responsible bidders will be awarded the project.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted, and to waive any informalities.


Bidders are expected to prepare their bid to include all necessary material, labor, bonds, permits, overhead, profit, taxes, insurance, etc. costs. It is not the City’s obligation to bring mistakes/omissions in bid to bidder’s attention. If after bid opening, a bidder determines he has a mistake in bid, he may seek withdrawal of his bid without forfeiting his bond, if the request is in writing within three (3) work days after the bid opening, and is accompanied by clear and convincing evidence of the mistake.

All cashier’s checks or bid bonds will be returned immediately after bids are checked and tabulated to all except the three (3) lowest bona fide bidders. Bid bonds shall be returned to the three (3) lowest bona fide bidders when the contract is signed and performance and payment bonds and insurance are furnished by the successful bidder. If award is not made within fifteen (15) days after bid opening, all bid guarantees will be returned except for those of the potentially successful bidders. If after one hundred twenty (120) days, no award has been made, all bids shall be rejected and the potentially successful bidder’s guarantee will be returned unless the bidder agrees in writing to a time extension. If a time extension is effected, bidder may substitute any cashier’s check for a satisfactory bid bond.

Any contract resulting from this Invitation to Bid shall not be assignable without prior written consent of the City. Under no conditions, shall the contract be assigned to an unsuccessful bidder whose bid was rejected as non-responsive and/or non-responsible.

A Notice to Proceed will be issued by the City within fifteen (15) days after final contract execution unless both parties agree in writing to a longer period of time.

Special attention is called to the applicability of the Birmingham Plan-Construction Industry Program to the project. Under this Program, the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/DBE) is encouraged on a voluntary basis. The Construction Industry Authority established a system of floating MBD/DBE goals which may differ from year to year and project to project.  Overall, these goals shall not be less than the historical participation of MBD/DBE’s in construction projects of the City and its agencies. Additional information about this Program is contained in the Project Manual and may be obtained from the Executive Director, Birmingham Construction Industry Authority at 3600 4th Avenue, South, Birmingham, Alabama  35222 (Telephone:  205-324-6202). For federally funded contracts, the provisions of the President’s Executive Order 11246 and federal agency regulations requiring affirmative action to achieve employment and utilization of minority persons and business will apply.

As a matter of public policy, the City of Birmingham agrees to make opportunities available to the maximum extent possible, to actively include Historically Underutilized Business Enterprises (HUBE’s) such as architectural firms, engineering firms, investment banking firms, other professional consultant services providers, and construction contractors as part of business, economic and community revitalization programs.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:  SEALED BID – BIRMINGHAM INTERMODAL FACILITY PHASE 2, BID PACKAGE 3B—SIGNAGE AND WAYFINDING. Bids may be hand delivered to Conference Room 215 City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama, or mailed to:  City of Birmingham Planning, Engineering and Permits Department, Architectural Division, Room 220 City Hall, 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. Bids sent by any express carrier (Federal Express, UPS, Airborne, etc.) must specify delivery to Room 220 City Hall.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to make sure that his bid is in the possession of the City Architect on or before 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016. Bids received after this time will not be considered.

Alan Terry Oglesby, City Architect

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Born September 14, 1923 in Hayti, Missouri, She was the daughter of Burleigh and Laura (Pettyjohn) Hooton. Her father was employed at a Mississippi River Plantation. The Family moved to Memphis, Tennessee while Sue was an infant. She attended radio and radar school established by U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII where she met her future husband, Chester Posey, then followed him to U.S. Air Force bases during WWII.

She was a proud supporter of Clifton Museum, Clifton Clinic, Bosque Art Center and the Clifton First United Methodist Church. To know her was to love her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. A true lady in all respects.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Chester Posey; sons Thomas L. Posey and wife Sarka of Houston; Robert N. Posey and wife Estrella of Austin; grandchildren: Andrew Posey, Chester Posey, Henry Posey, and Kristine Posey.

Pall Bearers – her Sons and Grandchildren. Honorary Pall Bearers – Mary Orbeck, Helen Robinson, Helen Hubler, Clydell May, Dr. Kyle Phillips, Dr. Richard Spitzer, Dr. Rodney Brown, and All Gearench employees.

Funeral Services were held at First United Methodist Church, Clifton, Texas at 2PM Sunday, April 3, 2016. Burial at Clifton Memorial Cemetery.

Born: September 14, 1923

Died: March 30, 2016

Condolences may be made at www.cliftonfh.com.


Ensley Park, 28th Street, Birmingham, Alabama


“See How We Soar”

Theme: God is Still in Control (Class of 1957 Fairfield Industrial High School)

America allows us, to be or not to be.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Touchdown,  “Bae Bae” (James Owens) Auburn

Autherine Lucy (Real life) Alabama


Images (symbols) Comparative American History


Eunice Crawford Family (Patriots); Antonio Collier

Mr. Henry Daniels Family (True Blue Americans

Roderick Scott (1787); Peter and Kim Smith (1492)

Mrs. Thelma Henderson (96 year old Believer); Gene Purifoy (Citizen)

Murray Sams (Faithful Service)

Norman Stover (Walter Reuther); Macky Roy Gillispie (Ditto)

Beverly Hall-Thomas (Good American)

Goff Thomas Family (Honoring America)

Lee Bell Family (Legacy of Family Serving)

Dorothy Harris (Family, Relatives) “Friend to All”

Sharpe Family (Service and Humility)

Mallory Family (Community Service)

Lamar Hall Descendants ( Contributors to American Life)

Eva Lee (Baby Ruth) Offspring (America’s Native Citizens)

The Hagler Family (Winans – Musical/ Poets) E.G. Carolyn Lake

Marino’s (American Standard) The Business of America in Business

Nall Family (Legends of Sports and Service to America); Hyman- Good Friend

Gail and Justine (It is no secret what God can do)

Cummings/ Jackson Family (Coach and Classmates)

Douglas Black Family (Life-long Neighbor); Jo Ann Cole (Descendant)


Programatic Patrons: Milos, Mayfield, Golden Flake

Mrs. Ida Lee Harvey (Oprah Winfrey)

Clara E. Brittain (Mary McLeod Bethune)

Rev. D.B. Edwards (Billy Graham)

Jasper Hall (Billy Cannon- Football)

Robert Jr. (Tommy Davis) Dodger Baseball

Catherine Mims (Stover); Juanita Henderson (Sanders); Barbara Jean Hall (Daniels) Pre- WNBA

Men and Tommy Hagler (Jesse Owens)

Joe McPherson, Sr. (Albert Einstein)

“Baby Joe” Thomas (Zeke Smith) (Auburn)

May Daniels (Slaughter) (Mahalia Jackson)

Vivian Binder (Howard) (Florence Nightengale)

Don Powell (Cool “Papa” Bell) Baseball

Leon Thomas, Ronald Hardy, Stoney Gillespie (Shark Tank)

Annisburg Kindergarten (Mrs. Mary L. Brown) JCCEO

Autherine Lucy, University of Alabama

Pee Wee Pruitt, Pee Wee Robinson, Fred Cummings (Cap Brown)

“Sleepy” Joe (Sandy Koufax) (Baseball Curve Pitcher)

Alton Beck (“Hollywood” Henderson) (Sports, Radio DJ)

Mrs. Lela Bell Burkefield (Rachel, Channel 6 TV Cooking Show) Food (Julia Child)

Mrs. McElroy, Mrs. Mikels (Winn Dixie, Publix, Mrs. “Ben”)


Englewood – Annisburg (Garden of Eden) (Planet Earth)

(“Old School, New School, My Partners, Them.”

Mrs. Julia Williams (Take us back to when we first believed)

Mildred Rollins (Williams), Hazel Scott (Organ Player)

Mrs. Anna Bell Edwards (“Sacred” Jimmy Smith Organist)

Mrs. Virginia Evans (It Takes a Village)

Mrs. May Dell Eiland (Alexander) (Vineyard Laborer)

Railroad- Spray Pond- Barrel Factory- U.S. Steel (Images)

Joe Vaughn- Nat King Cole

Basil Baker – “Valentine (Big Screen) (Movies) (38th Street)

Real “T” (Adrian Dantley)

“Peaches” Thomas (John)

“Drip” Ragland (Alfonso) (Wes Unseld)


We also have “Reps” in our own family members.

Annie Rose hayes (Vickie Winans ) Viola Rawls (Madame C.J.Walker);

Jake Sanders (Reggie Jackson); Howard Jr. (Johnson) Roberto Clemente; Military:

Chester Pryor, Leroy Stover (Chappie James). Duke-Coleman-Washington Family (Upward Mobile Visibility). Mrs. E. Miree, Mrs. A.G. Gaston.

A couple of  people remember this: We can see-  Mildred Rollins (Doris McGhee, Aretha Franklin) singing “These are They.”

Closing Prayer – Rev. William Earl Thomas, New York.

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