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‘The Rented Christmas’ auditions Sept. 29-30

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Auditions for this season’s Christmas show at ACTA Theater in Trussville, “The Rented Christmas,” will be Sept. 29-30 at 7 p.m. “The Rented Christmas” tells the story of John Dale, a middle-aged bachelor and prominent businessman, who has a challenging job for Anne Weston, proprietor of the local rent shop. He wants to rent a Christmas, not just with a tree and Christmas carols, ...

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T-shirt orders due this week for Pink Out Day

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Whose city is pinker? We’re about to find out. The seventh annual Turn Trussville Pink is evolving into a triple challenge this year with Trussville, Clay and Springville competing in a Tri-City Pink Out on Oct. 22. As in years past, donations generated by T-shirt orders will go to the Audie and Kathy White Cancer Research Foundation, which benefits breast cancer research at ...

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Training classes begin Sept. 23 for those interested in fostering

From staff reports For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children, becoming a foster parent provides an opportunity to help a child in need. Youth Villages is currently in need of caring adults in the Trussville area to open their homes to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth famili ...

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ at ACTA begins next week

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Show dates for ACTA Theater’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” begin this weekend. Show dates are Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28. Weeknight and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children, and $10 for seniors 60 years and older. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville histor ...

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Clay couple baptized in Cosby Lake: ‘An amazing spiritual day’

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Courtney Barnett hasn’t been able to take her eyes off the video. In a month’s time, she’s watched it about 30 times, an average of once per day. The video, recorded by a friend, shows Barnett and her husband, Jeremy, easing into Cosby Lake in Clay on Aug. 9 with Clayridge Baptist Church Pastor Ron Hudgens. Hudgens baptizes the couple in the lake. “It was an amazing spiritual day,” Bar ...

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Deadline for Camp Coleman fall festival next week

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The deadline to register for the fall festival at Camp Coleman in Trussville is Thursday, Sept. 18. The fall festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Coleman in Trussville. The cost is $12 per girl and $3 per adult. Lunch isn’t included, but troops are encouraged to bring food and have picnics. [caption id="attachment_5510" align="alignleft" wid ...

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Turn the Park Gold in Trussville Saturday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Turn the Park Gold for Childhood Cancer and Research of Alabama will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Trussville Youth Football field. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature a raffle with prizes from various sponsors. Tickets are $1 for each raffle ticket. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile pho ...

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Recent course in food preservation could finally be learning experience that counts

By June Mathews I love learning new things. In fact, I might love it a little too much since I’m constantly shelling out money for instructional courses or software or books. And even if the learning itself doesn’t cost me a buck or two, as in the case of the “free” course I took at a local crafts store, the subsequent outlay of cash on whatever I need to utilize my newly acquired knowledge can get out of h ...

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Will you get cataracts? At some point, yes

By Zack Steele Optometrists are often asked about cataracts, more often than not by baby-boomers. Usually the question is, “Will I get cataracts?” The answer is yes, we all do eventually. Cataracts are the most common eye disorder in North America. About 50 percent of people between 55 and 64, and 85 percent of people over 75, will have cataracts within a 10-year period. An opaqueness that develops in the l ...

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Pinson nominates John and Jacob for Christmas parade grand marshals

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday voted to nominate the band John and Jacob as grand marshal for this year’s Christmas parade. The city council has asked the band to be the grand marshal and likely perform a concert, but the specifics will have to be determined at a later date. [caption id="attachment_12178" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson natives John Davidson and Jacob Brya ...

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