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PVHS theatre production this week

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Valley High School Theatre Department will present its most recent production this week. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be shown Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. [caption id="attachment_13203" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley High School Theatrephoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] The production will take place at the high school’s theatre. Pinson Va ...

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Van Gogh self-portraits a hit at Rudd Middle School

From staff reports PINSON -- Van Gogh self-portraits at Rudd Middle School were recently a hit. Art teacher Casey Williamson taught students a self-portrait drawing formula that focused on creating correct proportion and size of the facial features. She then discussed with students Van Gogh and his painting style. They were shown examples of his self-portraits. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft ...

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Operation Christmas Child sorting at Pinson UMC this Sunday

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Things will be busy at Pinson United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 16. Many from the community are coming together to collect and sort 500 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an organization that delivers gift-filled boxes to children in orphanages, refugee camps and war-torn areas around the world. The collecting and sorting begins at 3 p.m. Suzanne Cantley said First Baptist Ch ...

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Trussville proclaims November Hospice, Palliative Care Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week adopted a proclamation naming November Hospice and Palliative Care Month in the city. The proclamation states that hospice and palliative care “empower people to live as fully as possible, surrounded and supported by family and loved ones, despite serious and life-limiting illness.” [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignleft" width="300" ...

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Natural ways to curb against fibromyalgia

By Channing King Fibromyalgia is a condition that many people in our society suffer from. Most who are diagnosed with this ailment are women. I feel like, a lot of times, it is over-diagnosed or a mis-diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a true condition, though, that needs a true solution. You can ask anyone with fibromyalgia, and they will tell you it’s not enjoyable. Let’s go through a few things to help naturally ...

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65th annual JefCoEd music festival Nov. 20

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The 65th annual Jefferson County Schools Music Festival, “My Favorite Things,” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20 at Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham. The free and public event begins at 7 p.m. The music festival, sponsored by the Jefferson County Schools Department of Arts Education, will feature about 1,000 students from more than 50 arts programs in Jefferson Co ...

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‘Everything Christmas’ in Trussville this weekend

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The “Everything Christmas” Arts and Craft show will be Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. Admission is free. [caption id="attachment_9078" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Civic Centerfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The Trussville Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped g ...

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Mementos of military service help local woman pay tribute to her father

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- Donna Griffith remembers the date well. It was Aug. 13, 2005. She began the day at her job in the library at Paine Intermediate School. She ended it at an out-of-state funeral home, grieving the death of her father. That morning she’d received a call from her stepmother, informing Griffith that her father had died at his home in Georgia and that his body was about to be cremate ...

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Paine Intermediate teacher receives surprise donation

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Intermediate School Resource Officer Chuck Bradford recently surprised special education teacher Auburn Lyle with a donation of $450. The donation was given on behalf of the Hewitt-Trussville High School Class of 1984, which celebrated its 30-year reunion in August. Bradford is a member of the 1984 Hewitt-Trussville High School class. [caption id="attachment_17473" ali ...

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When watching football at home with the spouse becomes dangerous game

By June Mathews I’m almost afraid to ask this question because somebody in the TV industry is liable to take it as a challenge and run with it. But I’m going to ask it anyway: Could the airwaves possibly be any more jammed with college football coverage these days? If you’ve somehow missed the wide selection of games available for viewing on any given fall weekend (and sometimes during the week), well, you ...

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