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Turn the Park Gold in Trussville Saturday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Turn the Park Gold for Childhood Cancer and Research of Alabama will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Trussville Youth Football field. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature a raffle with prizes from various sponsors. Tickets are $1 for each raffle ticket. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile pho ...

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Recent course in food preservation could finally be learning experience that counts

By June Mathews I love learning new things. In fact, I might love it a little too much since I’m constantly shelling out money for instructional courses or software or books. And even if the learning itself doesn’t cost me a buck or two, as in the case of the “free” course I took at a local crafts store, the subsequent outlay of cash on whatever I need to utilize my newly acquired knowledge can get out of h ...

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Will you get cataracts? At some point, yes

By Zack Steele Optometrists are often asked about cataracts, more often than not by baby-boomers. Usually the question is, “Will I get cataracts?” The answer is yes, we all do eventually. Cataracts are the most common eye disorder in North America. About 50 percent of people between 55 and 64, and 85 percent of people over 75, will have cataracts within a 10-year period. An opaqueness that develops in the l ...

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Pinson nominates John and Jacob for Christmas parade grand marshals

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday voted to nominate the band John and Jacob as grand marshal for this year’s Christmas parade. The city council has asked the band to be the grand marshal and likely perform a concert, but the specifics will have to be determined at a later date. [caption id="attachment_12178" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson natives John Davidson and Jacob Brya ...

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Trussville couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

By June Mathews For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- When Herbert Moore first laid eyes on Shirley Ann Rickard back in the spring of 1954, he was instantly smitten. Newly discharged from a stint in the Army, which included a tour of duty in Korea, Herbert was ready to settle down. He saw in Shirley a potential partner in domestic bliss. But what did she think of him? Not much. [caption id="attachment_16031" align= ...

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Clay to take on Trussville, Springville in Pink Out

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Three cities will unite by competing. The Clay City Council on Tuesday approved a proclamation to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The proclamation states that the cities of Clay, Trussville and Springville will participate in a Tri-City Pink Out Day on Oct. 22 “to unite the community in an effort to promote awareness and raise funds for local breast cancer research.” ...

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Trussville City Council participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Three of the five Trussville City Council members on Thursday participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. After a special-called meeting and workshop, councilmen Perry Cook, Brian Plant and Anthony Montalto took the challenge outside the Trussville Police Department. Council President Buddy Choat dumped ice water on Cook, Mayor Gene Melton dumped ice water on Plant and Montalto ...

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Flu vaccine info for Trussville students

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- There will be two opportunities for Trussville City Schools students to receive the flu vaccine at school this year. Insurance coverage determines which opportunity is applicable for your child. No child is eligible for both. However, insurance coverage isn’t required in order for your student to get the flu vaccine at school. The Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Prog ...

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First Baptist Trussville honors longtime member

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- It may have been the only time in her 90 years that Jeanne Crow has received a standing ovation. But for those in the congregation at First Baptist Church of Trussville, a recent morning service was an appropriate occasion for such a tribute. Aug. 24 was “Jeanne Crow Day” at the church, where for nearly 50 years the diminutive retired nurse has served as a tireless ambassador f ...

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Clay mayor, councilman earn municipal certificates

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay Mayor Charles Webster and Clay City Councilman Ben Thackerson recently earned certificates from the Alabama League of Municipalities. Webster was designated as an advanced certified municipal official. To qualify for the certification, a municipal leader must first complete the basic Certified Municipal Official program, including 40 credit hours of continuing education training, ...

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