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Trussville Rotary announces student, teacher of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Student of the Month for December from Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). [caption id="attachment_68214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured L to R: Rotarian and SOM Coordinator Ty Williams; Christina Jimenez; Laura Snowden; and Club President Sandra Vernon. Photo provided by the Trussville Area Cha ...

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Faith: Do not be afraid

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune I was a boy in suburban Birmingham when a man pounded on our door one night. We came to learn he was drunk and believed our house was his house. My dad was working overtime in the nearby steel mill, so I was the man of the house. My mother and sister were terrified. The man wouldn’t listen to us asking him to go away. Then he began to walk down the stairs to the b ...

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Blessing Box from FUMC youth provides 24/7 access to those in need

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — First United Methodist’s student ministry recently completed the latest installment of their Feed the Hungry initiative. Bearing the moniker of Blessing Box, the freestanding structure on Linden Street is unlocked 24/7 to offer canned goods and winter accessories to anyone in need. “We were brainstorming at church one night, basically about how we could help m ...

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU celebrate Christmas babies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Preemie patients at Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU in Birmingham are getting ready for Christmas. Adorable babies born premature will be heading home with their parents in tiny stockings this season. The nursing staff snapped photos of the tots in the stockings. Preemie parents spending their first Christmas with their babies in NICU will receive ...

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Cahaba Elementary spelling bee winner to compete for District Title

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the last week of November, Cahaba Elementary School students participated in the first annual Spelling Bee. [caption id="attachment_67517" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured: Spelling Bee Competitors Mylee Stults, Maci Herring, Pierce Heinzman, Hannah Claire Miller, Braden Smith, Charlie Crowson, Faith Lovetto and Taylor Waldo. Picture provi ...

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Act of Congress leads Northpark annual Christmas program Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the holiday season in Trussville, the city’s predilection for spectacle goes into overdrive. Other than the tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas parades, local churches host annual Christmas programs to spread the season's message of hope and giving. Northpark Baptist Church is hosting its annual Christmas program on Dec. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. ...

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Faith: Life is worth remembering

By Tyler Warner Calvary Chapel, Trussville TRUSSVILLE — We just commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. Nine million soldiers died in that war, and seven million civilians. At the time it was considered the war to end all wars, the greatest catastrophe that had ever befallen the earth, or at least Europe. Without it there would have been no World War II, no Nazis, no Soviet Union, n ...

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Clearbranch launches new service at Pinson Valley High School

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON — Over 160 people showed up Sunday evening, Dec. 2, to attend the first service of Crosshaven in it’s new location at Pinson Valley High School. Crosshaven is a worship service meant for those wanting a different kind of worship with a deconstructed feel.  Clearbranch Associate Pastor Jeremy Auvil’s message began a sermon series called, “The Christmas Present ...

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On getting along with others

By Michael J. Brooks My denomination invited me to write a series of three commentaries for Sunday School teachers to be used next year, and I was happy to complete the assignment a bit early and hit “send” last week. The editor said 90,000+ leaders will use this material. He said the Bible teachers range from college professors to truck drivers, and I was to write for the truckers! As I tell classroom stud ...

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Trussville doll artist sells dolls all over the globe

By Joy Robertson, ninth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Combining a love of sewing and childrens books, artist Jan Shackelford was inspired to create dolls as a part-time hobby for extra money. Little did she know that, in a few years, she would have a thriving business. Being inspired by her favorite artist, Eloise Wilkin, her dolls have taken a timeless look, drawing people to her art. “M ...

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