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Cahaba Elementary School to celebrate U.S. Military

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Cahaba Elementary School is honored to announce its first annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. Past and present military members are invited as special guests on Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Military guests are asked to enter through the historic front porch doors, as the majority of the morning’s activities will take place in the lobby area in front ...

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7th annual Blow Away 5K to take place November 12

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – The Blow Away 5K is the “best run in the Birmingham area that most people haven’t heard of.” The annual race began in 2013 with three local families that had children with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal disease that only affects 250,000 people worldwide, and only 300 Alabamians. The Ryer family, who has two children with CF, the Oare family, who has one child with CF and th ...

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Trussville native nominated for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

By Wade Berry Trussville native Trey Field is a Rhodes Scholarship nominee at Auburn University. Students awarded these scholarships will pursue their individual fields of study at prestigious universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. "These students evoke the core values of Auburn University," Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of the Honors College, said. "They ...

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Planters Nutmobile to stop in Trussville Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The Planters Nutmobile is making a stop in Trussville on Sunday. Planters will be hosting an event at Walmart, located at 5919 Trussville Crossings Parkway. Mr. Peanut will be on site to play games and give away prizes like coupons and limited edition Mr. Peanut memorabilia. The event is free to attend, and is part of Mr. Peanut’s 100th birthday. ...

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Local teacher hosts Christmas bike drive for students

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Ashley Salter thinks that her students are amazing. A teacher at Sun Valley Elementary in Birmingham since 2008, she currently teaches a second-grade class of seventeen, all of whom she describes as “awesome.” This Christmas, she is organizing a project to do something awesome for them. For the second year in a row, Salter is organizing a drive to collect bike ...

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Mayor-elect, small business awards draw huge crowd at monthly luncheon

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Trussville mayor-elect Buddy Choat was the featured speaker for the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) monthly luncheon on October 20 at the Trussville Civic Center. Choat talked about the three P’s: 1) Preserve. Let’s not take for granted what we have here in Trussville; we have to take care of it. 2) Protect. ‘Husky pride’ is not just a saying; it’s w ...

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Faith Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Faith Lutheran Church heard a sermon from its new pastor for the first time Sunday. Unlike many other denominations, Lutherans receive a call to their pastoral duties, so after serving in other capacities in the church, Pastor Karen Boda was called by Faith Lutheran Church from her previous home in Atlanta. Although Boda said she came to Trussville for the job, the commu ...

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Alabama’s oldest registered nurse recalls U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune CLAY -- Margie Fay Crawford still remembers the day that the war ended. The Clay native was training with the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, a three-year government program that was created to meet a shortage of nurses during World War II. “Women were going to work, people were getting hurt in wartime injuries,” Crawford said. The Corps began in 1943 and began training nurses unde ...

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TACC hosts ribbon cutting at Casa Fiesta

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Casa Fiesta Grill on Thursday. The ribbon cutting and grand opening were also Thursday. The Trussville Casa Fiesta is the franchise's third Alabama location. The other two stores are in Cullman and Fultondale. The restaurant is located at 5084 Pinnacle Square, Suite 112. ...

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Clay Public Library releases November events calendar

By Megan Miller, Editor CLAY – The Clay Public Library is gearing up for a calendar full of fall events for all ages. There will be story time on November 1, 8, 21 and 19 at 10 a.m., and a special story time and book signing November 12 with local author Collett Keel at 11 a.m. . A genealogy class will take place November 7, with instruction from the History Department of the Birmingham Public Library. Part ...

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