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Paine math coaches attend national conference

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The math coaches from Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools recently attended a national conference. [caption id="attachment_21406" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lisa Lothspeich and Donna Brumlowsubmitted photo[/caption] Donna Brumlow and Lisa Lothspeich attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Mass. The exposi ...

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Miss City Fest winners named

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Miss City Fest Pageant was held at the Trussville Civic Center on April 12. There were 42 participating girls in the event, which was emceed by Miss Trussville Shea Summerlin. Named Baby Miss Queen was Barrett Landry. Mini Miss Queen was Campbell Thomson and Tiny Miss Queen was Karlee Chandler. The Overall 0-K Miss City Fest was Emme Bell. [caption id="attachment_21400" ...

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Rudd Middle School hosting folk art show May 1

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Rudd Middle School’s fine arts department will feature a folk art show Friday, May 1. The show will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center located at 5320 Miles Spring Road in Pinson. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] Admission is free. There wil ...

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Alabama Treasurer’s Office to give college savings funds to 31 May newborns

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Alabama parents: do you have a May baby on the way? If so, you could be one of 31 winners selected at random to receive $529 in a new account with CollegeCounts, Alabama’s 529 Plan. In total, more than $16,000 is being awarded by the Alabama State Treasurer’s Office in honor of May 29 (5/29 Day). “When a newborn arrives, it is difficult to start planning for the long-term,” ...

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2 from Trussville semifinalists in Birmingham Fashion Week competition

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Birmingham Fashion Week has announced Rising Design Star semifinalists for 2015, and two of them are from Trussville. Katie Coleman, 13, and Julia Gallagher, 14, are two of the 38 semifinalists of high school and middle school students who were challenged to craft a garment representing one of Alabama’s major industries, such as agriculture, livestock, transportation, technology, ...

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ auditions at ACTA April 27-28

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- ACTA Theater in Trussville will be having auditions for its summer musical “The Wizard of Oz” April 27-28. Auditions will be at 7 p.m. each day at the theater, located at 225 Parkway Drive in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignright" width="300"] A Trussville historical marker near the Trussville Public Libraryphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Show dates will ...

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Casino night to benefit Trussville youth athletes

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The first annual Casino Night to benefit the youth athletes of Trussville Parks and Recreation is set for Friday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The event is being hosted by the Trussville Recreational Youth Sports Foundation, which exists to provide financial support, by means of scholarship awards, to the youth athletes of families who might be fac ...

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Paine second-grader wins youth art flag competition

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A Paine Primary School second-grader won the flag contest for the 2015 Youth Art Month flag competition. Katelyn King won the competition. [caption id="attachment_21317" align="alignleft" width="300"] Katelyn Kingsubmitted photo[/caption] Her flag was sent to the annual Youth Art Month competition. King is also a member of the Paine Primary School art team. ...

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No Longer 5K in Trussville on Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The third annual No Longer 5K is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 in downtown Trussville. The race begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Trussville. The race will support Casa Amor, an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. Last year, the No Longer 5K hosted more than 500 runners and raised more than $25,000. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" ...

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Overabundance of go-boxes does nothing but take up space

By June Mathews It occurs to me that I’m no longer in a position to make fun of Jimmie for bidding on – and subsequently purchasing – a stack of old cigar boxes at an auction a few years ago. Despite assurances that he had “all kinds of uses” for them, they’re still sitting empty on a shelf in the basement, and I rarely let an opportunity pass to remind him. But I guess you could say we’re now even. I got a ...

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