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Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU celebrate Christmas babies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Preemie patients at Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU in Birmingham are getting ready for Christmas. Adorable babies born premature will be heading home with their parents in tiny stockings this season. The nursing staff snapped photos of the tots in the stockings. Preemie parents spending their first Christmas with their babies in NICU will receive ...

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Cahaba Elementary spelling bee winner to compete for District Title

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the last week of November, Cahaba Elementary School students participated in the first annual Spelling Bee. [caption id="attachment_67517" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured: Spelling Bee Competitors Mylee Stults, Maci Herring, Pierce Heinzman, Hannah Claire Miller, Braden Smith, Charlie Crowson, Faith Lovetto and Taylor Waldo. Picture provi ...

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Act of Congress leads Northpark annual Christmas program Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the holiday season in Trussville, the city’s predilection for spectacle goes into overdrive. Other than the tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas parades, local churches host annual Christmas programs to spread the season's message of hope and giving. Northpark Baptist Church is hosting its annual Christmas program on Dec. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. ...

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Faith: Life is worth remembering

By Tyler Warner Calvary Chapel, Trussville TRUSSVILLE — We just commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. Nine million soldiers died in that war, and seven million civilians. At the time it was considered the war to end all wars, the greatest catastrophe that had ever befallen the earth, or at least Europe. Without it there would have been no World War II, no Nazis, no Soviet Union, n ...

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Clearbranch launches new service at Pinson Valley High School

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON — Over 160 people showed up Sunday evening, Dec. 2, to attend the first service of Crosshaven in it’s new location at Pinson Valley High School. Crosshaven is a worship service meant for those wanting a different kind of worship with a deconstructed feel.  Clearbranch Associate Pastor Jeremy Auvil’s message began a sermon series called, “The Christmas Present ...

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On getting along with others

By Michael J. Brooks My denomination invited me to write a series of three commentaries for Sunday School teachers to be used next year, and I was happy to complete the assignment a bit early and hit “send” last week. The editor said 90,000+ leaders will use this material. He said the Bible teachers range from college professors to truck drivers, and I was to write for the truckers! As I tell classroom stud ...

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Trussville doll artist sells dolls all over the globe

By Joy Robertson, ninth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Combining a love of sewing and childrens books, artist Jan Shackelford was inspired to create dolls as a part-time hobby for extra money. Little did she know that, in a few years, she would have a thriving business. Being inspired by her favorite artist, Eloise Wilkin, her dolls have taken a timeless look, drawing people to her art. “M ...

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Trussville man discovers transplant support groups can make a big difference

By Angela Ann Traylor, 12th grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Stan Smith, President of University of Alabama at Birmingham Heart, Lung and Liver Transplant Support Group, and his wife Nancy Smith, started attending the support group in 1990, three months after Nancy’s heart-double lung transplant. “It goes back to 1987,” Smith said. “When Nancy was first told she needed a transplant and we di ...

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Faith: Where is God when it hurts

By Michael J. Brooks The ancient patriarch Job felt alone in his suffering. He said, “Oh, that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!” (Job 23: 2). I’ve heard people echo Job’s lament over the years. “Where is God when I need him?” or “God doesn’t hear my prayers!” or “What did I do to deserve this?” We’re human and forsakenness is a common emotion in our humanity. “Nobody knows ...

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Falling in love with colorful fall foliage: local children share the reason for the season’s change

By Tanna M. Friday Editor TRUSSVILLE — Albert Camus, a French author,  said: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” This season has provided bouquets of dazzling colors throughout our region. Places like the Trussville Civic Center, Argo's William's Orchard, and Springville's Homestead Hollow are just a few places that you will see various shades of red, orange, maroon and yellow in the wo ...

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