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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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Clay Elementary reading program ‘winning combination’

For The Tribune CLAY -- The volunteer reading program at Clay Elementary School began during the 2012-2013 school year. Several local business and community leaders gathered at Cosby Lake with administrators, teachers and adults from the Clay and Chalkville areas. The adults were willing to give their time to the schools. The volunteers included Clay Mayor Charles Webster and his wife, Carolyn. There are al ...

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Trussville native 2nd state runner-up in homecoming selection

For The Tribune TUSCALOOSA -- Trussville native Anabeth Friday was selected second runner-up at Alabama’s 34th annual Homecoming Queen Selection at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on March 8. Friday is the Hewitt-Trussville High School homecoming queen. [caption id="attachment_12390" align="alignleft" width="205"] Anabeth Fridaysubmitted photo[/caption] Friday is the daughter of Alan and Shea Fri ...

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