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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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Trussville girl named Military Child of the Year finalist

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville girl was a finalist for Operation Homefront’s 2015 Military Child of the Year Award, it was announced last week. Jordyn McNeal, 8, was one of 30 finalists. All five service branches -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps. and Coast Guard -- and the National Guard, are represented. McNeal represents the Air Force. She is the daughter of Todd and Erica McNeal. Each fin ...

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Trussville proclaims March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a proclamation calling March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation states that intellectual and developmental disabilities affect more than 4.6 million Americans and their families. “People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by ...

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A word to the wise: Think before you speak to ailing spouse

By June Mathews Late on the fifth day of my recent bout with the winter plague, by which time I had plowed through two-and-a-half giant economy-size boxes of tissues and watched far too much of the Disney Channel for my sanity's sake, I shuffled through the den and past Jimmie on my way to the kitchen. “You need to take a shower,” he said, sounding just a little too healthy for my taste. And the idea that h ...

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What is an alternative dispute resolution?

By Chesley Payne We’ve all signed contracts that contained alternative dispute resolution language. Unfortunately, most of us don’t understand what this language means. Typically, ADR means using a process other than the court system to come to a resolution of a conflict between two parties. ADR is a system recognized under federal and state law that allows private parties to resolve civil disputes. The mos ...

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HTHS FBLA provides for Children’s Hospital

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Students from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter developed a community service project in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Alabama and several local businesses and individuals. The focus of the project was to provide teenage patients with items that make their hospital stay more enjoyable. [caption id="attachment_20287" align= ...

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