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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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Paine student awarded autographed book

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Parker Lybrand, a kindergarten student at Paine Primary School in Trussville, was recently awarded an autographed Greg Tang book. [caption id="attachment_12682" align="alignleft" width="225"] Parker Lybrandsubmitted photo[/caption] Lybrand participated in the Winter Olympic Math Challenge along with other kindergarten, first, and second grade students from Paine Primary School. ...

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Trussville Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A free flashlight Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 5 at the Trussville Youth Football Field in the Trussville Sports Complex The hunt will begin at 6:30 p.m. The hunt is for children ages 2 through 8. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] There will be 5,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs, ...

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Trussville declares April Donate Life Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday voted to declare April as Donate Life Month in the city. April is considered National Donate Life Month. According to the approved proclamation, approximately 28,951 candidates on the nation’s organ transplant waiting list received a life-saving or life-enhancing organ transplant in 2013. Of those, 413 were in Alabama. The proclamation state ...

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Campfire stories at Turkey Creek Saturday

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Campfire storytelling will be held at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson on Saturday. “Tales of Nature” by Ashley Coutch will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the preserve’s front gate. Those who attend should bring s’mores, chairs and blankets. [caption id="attachment_11545" align="alignleft" width="300"] A sign at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Turkey Creek Nature ...

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Paine classes collaborate with Hewitt-Trussville High School

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two second grade classes at Paine Primary School collaborated with two Hewitt-Trussville High School English classes last week to form speeches. Students in Shayna Swann’s and Cynthia Weyerman’s second grade classes visited Jennifer Cardwell’s and Simona Herring’s English classes at Hewitt-Trussville High School last week. Prior to the trip, the second grade classes researched ab ...

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Trussville Beautification contest open in April

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Beautification Board will accept ballots for its annual Trussville Beautification contest beginning in April. Yards will be judged in May, and the awards will be presented at Trussville City Fest on May 3. The categories include best landscape design, best turf, best use of color, best homeowner maintained, best professionally maintained and best business. There wi ...

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