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Rotary hears about Jeremiah’s Hope

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Jessica Estrada, director of community outreach and mission integration for Jeremiah’s Hope, presented information to the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club last Wednesday. Jeremiah's Hope, based on Jeremiah 29:11, is a licensed, post-secondary private school that is part of the St. Vincent's Health System. It was started 11 years ago as a way to give poverty-level mothers a ch ...

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‘I just knew I had to help’

Woman who drove 104 home in snowstorm 1 year ago recalls day By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Beverly Elders Cross looked out her living room windows, and she could see the snow falling. She was doing laundry when she thought she better go to the grocery store to stock up on necessities, just in case the snow continued to fall. It was Jan. 28, 2014. While driving, Cross realized the snow was already sticking to ...

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Getting organized: Is it really necessary or more trouble than it’s worth?

By June Mathews Since I began writing for publication nearly 16 years ago, I’ve interviewed people in many different of lines of work, including doctors, lawyers, preachers, teachers, homemakers, librarians, salespeople, business owners, stockbrokers, military personnel, policemen, firemen…. Well, you get the picture. But I had never interviewed a professional organizer until last week, and I actually inter ...

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A few facts about glaucoma

By Zack Steele I often get questions about glaucoma from patients. It’s one of the well known eye diseases that many people have heard about, but may not be sure what the disease is and how it affects vision. Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, I thought I’d tell you more about it. Glaucoma is often a tough disease to diagnose, but eye care professionals have improved their ability to diagnose the di ...

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Former Miss Hewitt crowned again after 76 years

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Vera Bryant has now been crowned Miss Hewitt twice. Bryant was the first-ever Miss Hewitt Pageant winner in 1939. Now retired to Elmcroft of Grayson Valley, Bryant wanted to stand on that stage again, tiara placed atop her head. It started around Christmas when Hewitt-Trussville High School Alliance Club sponsor Simona Herring, an English and speech teacher at the school, took cl ...

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HTMS charity basketball game Feb. 3

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The tenth annual charity basketball game at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School will be Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s gym. The event is a school-wide activity that includes all the school’s basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team, athletes from other sports, band, choir and ambassadors. [caption id="attachment_13054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville ...

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Book sale, blood drive at Pinson library Saturday

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Public Library will host a book sale and blood drive Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A LifeSouth bus will be on hand for the blood drive. [caption id="attachment_19110" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pinson Public Libraryfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Anyone who donates blood will receive a free, reusable library bag, a library coffee mug and a coupon to f ...

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Trussville karate academy names 4 black belt recipients

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Japan International Karate Academy in Trussville has announced that four students were promoted to first-degree black belt on Dec. 13 , 2014. [caption id="attachment_19199" align="alignright" width="238"] Back row from left are John Fievet, Michele Perkins, Tom Perkins and Stephen Parker. Front row from left are Frasier Horton, Logan Miller and Anna Beth Swatzell.submitted p ...

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Chalkville student honored for saving mom

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- A 10-year-old Chalkville Elementary School student was honored earlier this week for saving her mother’s life. Janelle McDaniel was honored by the Center Point Fire District for her actions Dec. 4, 2014, when she came home from school to find her mother unresponsive on the floor. [caption id="attachment_5249" align="alignright" width="269"] Chalkville Elementary Schoolphoto court ...

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Pinson Elementary announces perfect attendance

From staff reports PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School has announced its list of students who had perfect attendance in November and December. [caption id="attachment_19101" align="alignleft" width="300"] The kindergartenerssubmitted photo[/caption] Those with perfect attendance in kindergarten were Faith Bonner, Kyler Carreker, Alex Huerta, Leila McWillie, Ethan Johnson, Jayson Elliott, Nadia Johnson, Graci ...

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