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HTMS teachers encouraged to be ‘Student Supporters’

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Teachers at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School are encouraged to be “Student Supporters” by attending extracurricular events such as band concerts, choir concerts and athletic events. The program was initiated several years ago under the belief that students need to see their teachers at these events, and teachers need to see students in areas other than the classroom. [caption id ...

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17 graduate from Trussville emergency response course

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Seventeen people graduated from the community emergency response team course in Trussville this week. Trussville Mayor Gene Melton handed out certificates to the graduates, who participated in nine courses since January. Graduates received dark green backpacks with “Community Emergency Response Team” and “Trussville” emblazoned on them. The backpacks were filled with a hard hat, ...

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Doll, bear show in Trussville next weekend

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Greater Birmingham Doll/Bear Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at the Trussville Civic Center. The show will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults. Children ages 1 to 12 get in free. [caption id="attachment_9078" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Civic Centerfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] There will be dolls and bears, a ...

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27 participate in Pinson Elementary science fair

For The Tribune PINSON -- Twenty-seven Pinson Elementary School second-graders recently participated in a school science fair. The judges were science teachers from Rudd Middle School and Pinson Valley High School. First-place winners were Julia Pendarvis, Leah Graves, Constance Ornelas, Aaron Simmons, Nicole Odom, Ka’Lise Benson and Nia Ervin. [caption id="attachment_12516" align="alignleft" width="300"] S ...

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A shooter’s story: HTMS student 3rd in rifle sectional

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Anna Scheer, an eighth-grader at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, has been hunting with her father, Kurt Scheer, since she was 6 years old. Now she has taken that skill to a new level by joining an air rifle team. Scheer has been shooting with Magic City Gun Club since April 2013, coached by Perry Mitchell and Don Trawick. [caption id="attachment_12476" align="alignleft" width= ...

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Bass fishing a passion for Trussville major in Afghanistan

By Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Veasley 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Public Affairs For The Tribune BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- As the sun slowly peeks over the horizon, restless crickets and morning birds serenade the morning air. The crisp dew and smell of fresh spring grass permeate the atmosphere, while the misty fog ascends from the crystal depths. With the turn of a key, the prop bubbles, and there is no be ...

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Local program bridges social, recreational gap for special needs adults

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- For young people with special needs in Trussville and surrounding areas, the end of high school used to mean the end of regular interaction with friends and the community. But thanks to Independence Place, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. A nonprofit organization created to meet the social and recreation of special needs adults, Independence Place was patterned after a ...

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Trussville woman named Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama honored 10 women at its Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, March 7, and one of them is from Trussville. Shirley Fagan, of Trussville, who is the director of communications at O’Neal Steel, was one of the honorees. The Women of Distinction program pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civ ...

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Paine schools raise $3,522 with box tops

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools raised a total of $3,522 this spring with box tops. The schools combined to bring in 35,220 box tops. [caption id="attachment_3804" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Primary Schoolfile photo[/caption] Class winners were Lee Swatzell (kindergarten), Chrissy Mauldin (first grade), Gina Gamble (second grade), Nancy Camara (third grad ...

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Clay Elementary students learn to grow own food

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay Elementary School first-grade students last week had their first lesson on what is involved in growing their own food. McEnally’s Mercantile soil quality advisor Hamilton Trimm showed students what should be included and not included in creating healthy soil. Students also added items to a compost bin donated by the local store. The compost bin will be used in a future vegetable g ...

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