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Split work week provides ideal balance between slobby and not

By June Mathews If going to work in a downtown office three days a week has done anything good for me – besides give me a regular paycheck and a fabulous new batch of work friends – it’s forced me to be less of a slob for three days a week. Now I’ve always loved working at home. Not only is the 10-second commute from bedroom to office much less stressful and infinitely safer than the half hour road race fro ...

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Trussville Rotary gives 100 Dr. Seuss books to Paine Primary

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss last week by giving a Dr. Seuss book to about 100 kindergarteners at Paine Primary School. Rotary members have been regularly attending Paine Primary for reading sessions on Wednesday mornings. Rotary member Mary Jean Sanspree came up with the idea of presenting the books to the students. [caption id="attach ...

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John Croyle publishes new book on raising children

By Gary Lloyd Big Oak Ranch founder John Croyle has published a new book, “Raising a Princess: 8 Essential Virtues to Teach Your Daughter.” The 224-page book, published through B&H Publishing Group, will be available May 1. In the book, Croyle poses the question, “How do you equip your daughter to become the kind of woman who is described in Proverbs 31?” Croyle looks at the parenting techniques that wi ...

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Pinson Elementary holds first reading fair; winners named

For The Tribune PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School hosted its first reading fair this year Jan. 27-30. Students were able to spend time working on their projects from Thanksgiving until Jan. 24. First and second grade students were given the opportunity to enter projects in an individual category. Kindergarten, first and second grade classes were given the opportunity to compete in a class project category. ...

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Paine Primary announces Mercedes Kids Marathon participants

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Primary School last month announced the names of the 41 participants in the 2014 Mercedes Kids Marathon. The local event helped raise money for various charities in the area. After training in their physical education classes at school, the students ran the last mile of their marathon with several hundred other students from across the state. After crossing the finish lin ...

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12 from Paine win medals in Science Olympiad

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Twelve Paine Intermediate School students earned medals at a Science Olympiad competition at Jacksonville High School last month. Maddie Mann and Carly DeSimone won second place for Knock, Knock! Who’s There? [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Intermediate Schoolfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Sean Dareeau and Bobby Stanberry took third place ...

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HTMS student 14th in Pell City archery tournament

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville Middle School student finished first at his school and 14th overall at an archery tournament in Pell City on Feb. 18. Joseph Stephens earned those finishes at the Alabama Archery Regional Competition, which featured middle and high school students. The top 10 finishers go to the national competition. Stephens finished just six points from the top 10. About 3 ...

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HTMS seventh-grader wins volunteer service award

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A 14-year-old Hewitt-Trussville Middle School student has been honored for exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Olivia DePew won the award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. The award was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ...

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Trussville evangelist’s second book focuses on the remnant

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville evangelist Pat Schatzline was at the track at Jack Wood Stadium, walking and training to combat the writer’s block. He was close to a deadline, and he couldn’t seem to break through. Then, it hit him. “On that walk I heard the voice of the Lord say, ‘Son, I have a message for you to deliver. Write down what I am about to share with you,’” Schatzline writes in the intro ...

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Paine Primary raises more than $11,000 for American Heart Association

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Primary School raised more than $11,000 for the American Heart Association in a jump rope event. The event, held during the week of Valentine’s Day, was called Jump Rope for Heart. Paine Primary School students jumped rope to raise money for the 35th anniversary of Jump Rope for Heart. [caption id="attachment_3804" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Primary Schoolfile p ...

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