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1 Alabama site on list of African American sites getting preservation grants

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This is a list of historic sites receiving grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: — African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School (Museum of African American History) - Boston, Massachusetts. The oldest extant black church in America was built in 1806 as a gathering ...

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Trussville girls preparing for the big stage in ‘Matilda’ at Red Mountain Theater

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The magical story of "Matilda" is coming to life this summer at Red Mountain Theater and two Trussville girls will be a part of the big production. Aubrey Segars and Abigail Wideman will be in the children's ensemble. Auditions for the musical took place several months ago. Abigail Wideman's father, Brad Wideman, said that after taking a theater class, ...

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Don’t recall Apollo 11? Global festivities have you covered

By JEREMY REHM Associated Press Eds: Adds details, comments and background. With AP Photos. You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. There's no shortage of events and exhibits celebrating the historic moon landing. Museums, galleries, concert halls, movie theaters and towns with an Apollo 11 connection w ...

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Clay resident ‘shines a light’ for children of fallen soldiers

By Crystal McGough, copy editor THOMPSONS STATION, Tenn. — As the rest of the United States celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks and entertainment, many of America’s “Gold Star” children, who have lost a parent in military service, will be spending the week at A Soldier’s Child Foundation’s “Journey Camp,” where they will be building relationships and seeking healing with other children on their sam ...

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Trussville minister to emcee Ensley High School Class of ’69’s 50th Reunion

By June Matthews It was the year of Woodstock, Hurricane Camille, the Tate-LaBianca murders, man’s first walk on the moon, and the opening of a little burger restaurant named Wendy’s. But for better or worse on a national scale, it was a good year for a group of local graduates known as Ensley High School’s Class of 1969. They’ll be marking the 50th anniversary of that milestone with a reunion at Birmingham ...

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Trussville Masonic Lodge installs new officers

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Georgiana Davis Lodge No. 338 F&AM installed new officers on June 24, 2019. According to Secretary Dennis Bailey, the new officers were elected on June 10. The installation ceremony was led by Past Grand Master Frank W. Little and Marshal Jimmy Morton, pictured below. Officers of the Georgiana Davis Lodge are Senior Deacon Eric Bradford, Secreta ...

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NASA: Intense work under way on rocket for future moonshots

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews are working around the clock at a NASA rocket factory, intent on meeting a new fall 2020 deadline to test launch a mega-rocket designed to propel astronauts to the moon and beyond, a space agency official said Friday. "I came out here in the middle of the night ... talking to people who were working on the engine section, working hard through t ...

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50 years later, the moon is still great for business

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon. Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal and a once-obscure powdered drink called Tang. They are at it again ...

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Civil Air Patrol cadets in Springville rise in rank

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE — Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Springville AL-126 are training this summer and rising in the ranks. A group of new cadets recently completed a weekend-long training event at the Springville Armory June 7 - 9, 2019. Participants learned about ceremonies and proper courtesies from more experienced cadets. Some cadets from Springville also partici ...

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Longhorn in Goodwater breaks two world records

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GOODWATER — An Alabama longhorn is now officially the Guinness Book of World Records title-holder in two categories. Poncho Via holds the record for the largest horn spread on a living steer and the largest horn spread on a steer ever. According to Guinness, the Texas longhorn, from Goodwater, Alabama, has a rack that spans 10 feet, 7.4 inches. The family that owns ...

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