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Trussville teachers go through 7 Habits training

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools teachers are participating in 7 Habits training this summer. The training is being delivered by Paine Intermediate School counselors Lauren Blake and Christy Naylor, and is sponsored by Trussville City Schools and UAB Regional In-Service Center.   Last year at Paine Intermediate School, teachers and counselors began implementing the 7 Habits with students ...

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Night golf tournament benefits families affected by cancer

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- The first annual Eagles for Echols Night Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Grayson Valley Country Club. The four-man scramble tournament benefits the Brad Echols Family Foundation. All proceeds benefit families affected by cancer. [caption id="attachment_14401" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brad Echolsphoto courtesy of www.eaglesforechols.com[/caption] Wh ...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at ACTA begins this weekend

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- ACTA Theater’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” begins this weekend in Trussville. The play will be July 11-13 and July 18-20 at ACTA Theater on Parkway Drive in Trussville. Directed by Paige Turner, “Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encro ...

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ auditions July 14-15 at ACTA

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” at ACTA Theater are scheduled for July 14-15. Auditions will be at 7 p.m. each day at ACTA Theater, located at 225 Parkway Drive in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Roles are available for adults and children ages 8 and up. Those auditioning ne ...

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Camp Coleman day camp deadline July 14

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Day camp at Camp Coleman in Trussville will be July 21-25  and July 28 through Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. To happen, the minimum amount of participants is 20 and the maximum is 80. The cost is $120 per camper per week and the registration deadline is Monday, July 14. [caption id="attachment_5510" align="alignleft" width="300"] Camp Coleman in Trussvillefile phot ...

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Fundraiser established for funeral expenses of former CCHS student who died of cancer

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A web page has been established to help raise money for the funeral expenses of a 17-year-old former Clay-Chalkville High School student who recently died of cancer. Erika Gunn recently died of cancer, and a web page at http://www.gofundme.com/avgi64 has been established for fundraising efforts. The goal is to raise $10,000. As of Wednesday night, the total money raised was $1,590. The ...

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Trussville native wins Miss Leeds Pageant

By Gary Lloyd LEEDS -- A Trussville native last week won the Miss Leeds Area Pageant, a qualifier for the 2015 Miss Alabama Pageant. Elisabeth Chramer, a 2009 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, won the pageant. [caption id="attachment_13952" align="alignleft" width="213"] Elisabeth Chramerfile photo by Anna Malone[/caption] Chramer also recently finished second runner-up at the Miss Spirit of America P ...

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$10,000 raised for Three Hots & A Cot

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Vettes-4-Vets Club will be presenting a $10,000 check to Three Hots & A Cot in Birmingham on Tuesday, July 8. The club raised the money at Talladega Speedway over Memorial Day weekend. Vettes-4-Vets has been partnering with Three Hots & A Cot for nearly five years in supporting the veterans of Alabama. “We are humbled and honored that (Vettes-4-Vets) continues to serv ...

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Exchange student program open in Alabama

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A program is open for those who want to share America with an exchange student from another country. Local families are invited to host an exchange student sponsored by Program of Academic Exchange. “Hosting an exchange student not only is an opportunity to share what you most love about the U.S., it helps you to see the U.S. through fresh eyes,” said Community Coordinator ...

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More birthdays mean more time to celebrate good things in life

By June Mathews Birthdays seem to come and go more quickly these days. I celebrated one last week, and though I knew it was coming, it breezed past before I could hardly blink. But that’s OK. I’m still alive and kicking, which is more than you can say for a lot of people born around the same time I was. As my 86-year-old father-in-law has been known to say, “I’m just happy to be this side of the grass.” I u ...

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