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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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Kids Talk About God: Why does God bless Peacemaker?

By Carey Kinsolving and Friends "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). "A peacemaker is a person who breaks up fights," says Doug, age 10. Is this a referee or more like a bouncer? "If you try not to start fights but settle them, you will be thanked," says Davis, 10. Often the peacemaker is misunderstood, blamed and persecuted for trying to prevent strife and conf ...

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5-0 clock shadow: Trussville Police get hairy for a good cause

By Tanna M. Friday Editor TRUSSVILLE —You might have noticed our Trussville law enforcement looking a little scruffier than usual as officers have let their five o'clock shadows grow, and grow. Most people have heard of "no shave November," but the Trussville Police Department is giving the phrase a new meaning. [caption id="attachment_65929" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row L to R: Chief Rush, Offi ...

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Is blue the new white? We will let you decide with newest tooth polish fad

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NEW YORK - Teeth whiting is a million-dollar industry acording to Business Wire, so why the fad of colored teeth? A New York City-based brand, Chrom, is capturing attention with it’s “tooth polish”. It’s not a polish in the cleaning sense, instead it’s "just like nail polish," the brand's website says; though, unlike nail polish, Chrom's founder, David Silverstein, ...

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Trussville Cigar Company to honor veterans on Sunday and Monday

By Shaun Szkolnik For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Tomorrow an important centenary will be upon us.  On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, of 1918, World War I was brought to a close.  The events that led to that great conflict may have been an accident, but the symbolism associated with the armistice that ended it was not. For the generation that participated in the first war November ...

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Springville among growing number of communities to offer pickleball

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune SPRINGVILLE - Two men attempting to remedy summertime boredom for their families went about the business of erecting a badminton set. Undeterred when they couldn’t locate all necessary play equipment, they instead employed ping pong paddles and a wiffle ball. After dropping the net height and slightly modifying badminton rules, the families’ malady was cured. Over 50 years ...

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