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Relay for Life celebration dinner April 15

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Relay for Life of East Jefferson-Trussville and surrounding areas will host a Survivor Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The free event is open to survivors and their families. [caption id="attachment_4145" align="alignleft" width="200"] Participants walk the survivors lap during the 2012 Relay for Life of East Jefferson ...

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Trussville Earth Day registration deadline Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The deadline for registering to participate in Trussville’s Earth Day is Saturday. Earth Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 in Trussville, beginning on The Mall at 7:45 a.m. Each participant will get a hot dog and T-shirt. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Participants on April 26 wi ...

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Clay Easter egg hunt set for Sunday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clay will be Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. The hunt will be on the field next to the Clay Public Library on Old Springville Road. There will be prizes, snacks, the Easter Bunny and a balloon artist. The egg hunt will start promptly at 2 p.m. Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd. ...

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Waiting room sitting sessions aren’t so bad under right circumstances

By June Mathews Outside of routine visits or the occasional need for sinus or acid reflux meds more powerful than I can buy without a prescription, I’ve fortunately had little need for doctors over the years. In fact, I avoid them like the plague. But being related to people with medical issues requires that I sometimes accompany one patient or another to doctor appointments or procedures, rendering me an e ...

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Hewitt-Trussville HS teacher a nominee for Teacher of the Year

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School exceptional education teacher Carrie Jones is one of 152 nominees for Alabama’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, according to a release from the Alabama State Department of Education. Two educators in the 152-person list will be Alabama’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year and Alternate State Teacher of the Year. [caption id="attachment_11791" align="alignl ...

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Rotary learns about exchange student program

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club on Wednesday heard from Rotarian Stephen Valdes about a foreign exchange student program, an opportunity the club has been considering. Valdes was previously a foreign exchange student. Opportunities for the student can be for a six-week summer program or a nine-month program during the school year. Students can choose from more than 80 countri ...

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Trussville Fire’s medical control physician earns certification

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Fire and Rescue’s medical control physician is now board-certified in emergency medical services, a sub-specialty of emergency medicine available to diplomates of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. UAB Associate Professor Sarah Nafziger, M.D., is among the nation’s first physicians to earn the certification. Nafziger has been Trussville Fire and Rescue’s medical ...

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Make-A-Wish Alabama kicks off campaign

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Make-A-Wish Alabama has kicked off its inaugural “Wishes in Flight” campaign, which aims at educating the general public about Make-A-Wish and how people can donate unused air miles. Annually, Make-A-Wish would need more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 roundtrip tickets to cover every travel wish that is granted in the United States. In Alabama, more than 80 percent of wishes i ...

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Book, toy drive Saturday in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An 8-year-old Birmingham girl is trying to help patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jordyn organized a book and toy drive, with a goal of collecting 2,000 books and toys. The book and toy drive started last week. Donations can be dropped off at any Books-A-Million in the Birmingham area. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville hist ...

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Trussville book sale this weekend

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Friends of the Trussville Library spring book sale is this weekend at the John C. Yarbrough Community Center beside the Trussville Public Library. Friends will be selling all books -- hardback, paperback, fiction and nonfiction -- for 25 cents each, or five for $1. The sale is open during the same hours as the library: Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

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