Shelby to visit county Jan. 11

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2005

U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) will be making a stop in Crenshaw County next week.

Sen. Shelby, who was sworn in Jan. 4 to a fourth term as one of Alabama's two United States Senators, will address Crenshaw residents at a luncheon at noon on Jan. 11 at the Luverne County Club, located on Mount Ida Road.

"Over the years, these meeting have provided an excellent opportunity for area residents to listen and voice their opinions on the activities of our government," Shelby said. "This will be a great chance to discuss the important issues facing our state and our nation as we begin the 109th Congress."

The Luverne Rotary Club, which typically meets on Monday's at noon, will join the Luverne Kiwanis Club next Tuesday, to take part in the special event.

"It's easier for the Senator to be able to speak to more people in a joint meeting when he's in town because he's limited on his time," Rotary President Dr. Edward Billings Jr. said. "We're always excited when the Senator is able to find time to speak with us and keep us abreast of what's going on."

According to a release from the United States Senate, Sen. Shelby will discuss his legislative agenda for the 109th Congress as well as important issues facing the nation and the state of Alabama. Following his remarks, Sen. Shelby will open the floor to questions and comments from those in attendance.

Sen. Shelby has held over 1,200 county meeting since being elected to serve the state of Alabama.

The meeting is open to the public. Because lunch will be served, please call Judge Jim Perdue at the Crenshaw County Probate Office at 335-6568 to reserve a space.