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Clay Days set for April 1-4

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The 2015 Clay Days Festival is set for April 1-4 at the city’s baseball fields at 7257 Old Springville Road. The carnival is open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 1-2, 6 p.m. to midnight April 3 and 10 a.m .to 10 p.m. April 4. The event features carnival rides, food, crafts and more. Friday, April 3 is The City of Clay Night at the carnival. Saturday, April 4 is The Clay-Pinson Chamber of Comme ...

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Remembering Erika: Local woman seeks to make difference in fight against cancer in memory of sister

By June Mathews For The Tribune CLAY -- Elizabeth Pridgen will never forget the week of Jan. 19, 2009, though the Clay resident spent much of those few days in a haze of shock and grief. That Monday, her sister, Erika, was in the hospital, dealing with complications following a bone marrow transplant, when word came that Erika’s husband had died unexpectedly. “She called me at work screaming and crying,” Pr ...

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HTMS etiquette club visits The Club

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- On Saturday, March 7, the Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Etiquette Club visited The Club atop Red Mountain for a luncheon. Etiquette Club members enjoyed lunch in The Highlands Stateroom and toured the facility. Students took pictures inside and outside The Club as memorabilia to share with friends and family. [caption id="attachment_20603" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fr ...

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‘In Our Own Words’ at Trussville library April 12

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library will have its “In Our Own Words” program April 12 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Co-sponsored by the library and Friends of the Library, the program gives writers and authors an opportunity to read excerpts from their works in a public setting. [caption id="attachment_18655" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Public Libraryf ...

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Take my word for it: This is the kind of March madness you can do without

By June Mathews March has not been kind to the Mathews household. No, it has nothing to do with one of our favorite teams being eliminated in the third round, even though we were awfully proud of them for advancing that far (Go, Blazers!). Our troubles began when I ended February and began March with a king-size case of the winter crud, an account of which I inflicted upon readers in my last column and don’ ...

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Rotarians read Dr. Seuss with Paine Primary students

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club members read with their Paine Primary School class each Wednesday during the school year. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, readers presented their reading buddy classes with their own personal Dr. Seuss book as well as a copy for the classroom library. [caption id="attachment_20553" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Daybr ...

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Former Alabama QB Blake Sims signing autographs to benefit Grayson Valley family

By Gary Lloyd LEEDS -- The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds will host a benefit autograph-signing event with former University of Alabama quarterback Blake Sims at its Collegiate Warehouse store Saturday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Autographs will be priced at $30 each and inscriptions (such as “Roll Tide” or “SEC Champions”) at $10 each, with all proceeds benefitting the McCown family of Grayson Va ...

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Are buyers or sellers celebrating this spring?

By David Parrish I suffer from an extremely mild case of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I’m overwhelmingly happy with the return of daylight saving time and even more so with the approaching opening day of spring. As I sit here with all the windows and doors open letting in the still-pollen-free air into the house closed up too long from the wintry weather, I’m basking in temperatures in the mid-70s wanting s ...

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Flashlight Easter egg hunt Saturday in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The flashlight Easter egg hunt in Trussville is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the Trussville Civic Center. It begins at 6:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_9078" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Civic Centerfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The hunt is for children ages 2 to 8. There will be 6,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs to search for. There will also be face ...

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CCHS senior named Rotary Student of Month

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club Student of the Month is John Garrett Stanley, a senior at Clay-Chalkville High School. Stanley is drum major for the high school band, a member of the symphonic band and a member of the math team. He plans to attend the University of South Alabama. [caption id="attachment_20367" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are Rotarian Ty Will ...

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