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Trussville camper experiences the life of Helen Keller at Camp Courage

Special to the Tribune Most students learn about Helen Keller, a few get to experience her life first hand. [caption id="attachment_45540" align="alignleft" width="150"] Owen Hemrick of Trussville examines a bluegill he caught while fishing on Pickwick Lake at Camp Courage. a Helen Keller Experience.[/caption] A group of fourth through sixth graders, who are visually and/or hearing impaired, attended Camp C ...

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Area Special Olympics participants go for the gold

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune PINSON — At a meeting on Aug. 17, the Pinson City Council began with recognizing students from an exceptional education class from Pinson Valley High School that pulled off feats at the 2016/2017 Alabama Special Olympics, earning them gold and silver medals and applause from the crowd. [caption id="attachment_45431" align="alignleft" width="150"] Recently, $1,800 was raised ...

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Maple Leaf Run in Trussville announced

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Maple Leaf Run presented by The Trak Shak will be held on Oct. 28  The 5K will start at 8 a.m., followed by a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. The Maple Leaf 5K and kids’ runs will be held at The Mall in historic downtown Trussville.  Prizes will be awarded in each age group as well as overall in the 5K.  The top three boys and girls w ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club inducts new member

The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club inducted another new member at its weekly meeting on Wednesday. New member Kenny Jno-Finn of EW Motion Therapy was inducted at the meeting. Kenny is the sixth new member inducted this month. [caption id="attachment_45278" align="alignleft" width="150"] Kenny Jno-Finn, the newest inductee into the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club, poses with Diane Poole, the club's presiden ...

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New Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club members inducted

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club inducted five new members at its weekly meeting on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_44731" align="alignleft" width="150"] New Rotary Daybreak Club members with their Rotarian sponsors are (l. to r.): Kevin Sargent, J.T. Murphy, Diane Poole, Eddie Seal, Marty Adams, Theresa Ball, Billy Rutledge, Mike Ennis, Jim Meads, and Alan Ta ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 9 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 10-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior ...

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Food for Fines library event to be held in September

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Those with overdue fines at any Jefferson County public libraries will have an opportunity in September to decrease their debt while helping to feed the hungry. Food for Fines is a month-long event for all of the public libraries in Jefferson County. For each unexpired, unopened, non-perishable food item donated to the libraries, one dollar will be waived from an ov ...

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TEEN DREAM: Trussville pageant winner’s whirlwind year

From staff reports After winning the National American Miss Alabama Jr. Teen pageant last summer, MaKenzie Ward enjoyed a whirlwind year that allowed the teen to enjoy new experiences she may not have been able to partake in had in not been for her victory in the June 2016 pageant. [caption id="attachment_43358" align="alignleft" width="150"] MaKenzie Ward reacts as Brianna Smith from Florida crowns her as ...

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ROCK ON: Painting, finding pebbles this summer’s hot trend

By David Lazenby Editor This summer, rocks are on a roll. A trendy game involving painting rocks and hiding them has become popular in Trussville and other area communities, thanks in part to social media. According to some participants, part of the fun comes when those who find the stones post pictures of the painted pebbles on Facebook. "We found some outside and we really didn't know what they were," sai ...

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Local students earn scholarships

  From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - Trussville twins Jason Edward Collins and Jeremy Ross Collins are among the recipients of scholarships recently awarded by The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation. Johnny and Traci Collins are the parents of the recent graduates of Hewitt Trussville High School. [caption id="attachment_42443" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jeremy Collins[/caption] The Alabama Groce ...

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