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Growing guest list causes uneasy moments for family party planners By June Mathews It may not be polite to talk about a woman’s age, especially in so public a forum as a newspaper, but it’s no secret my mother turned 80 last week. My two brothers and I, along with our spouses, threw a party in her honor to which over 100 of her closest friends and family members came. I also posted 80th birthday wishes on F ...

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Backpack safety prevents injuries

By Channing King Fall is in full swing, and that means school is back in session.  During this time, it is important to take a serious look at backpack safety.  You might be wondering, “Why?” Research shows that more than 40 million students carry backpacks and that more than half of those students carry more than the recommended 15 percent of their body weight. It is also interesting to note that a 1998 st ...

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Clay family reflects on Jan. 23 tornado

January 23, 2012 is a day that is remembered in the local community. It was a day that changed the city of Clay and the lives of its residents forever. “We were awakened around 3:45 a.m. by the tornado sirens,” said Sheila Sutton, who nearly lost her family’s entire home on Pannell Road during the storm. “My husband, son and I made it to our basement just as the power went out, followed immediately by the c ...

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan from PlainChicken.com

By Stephanie Parker I wanted chicken parmesan last week, but I didn't want to fry it.  I put my thinking cap on and realized I could make a few changes to the Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken and have grilled chicken parmesan.   I marinated the chicken in Lawry's Garlic and Herb 30-minute marinade.  You could also use some Italian dressing.  We topped the grilled chicken with some spaghetti sauce, mozzarella ...

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Pinson and Clay libraries compete for non-perishable food items

By Crystal McGough Football is not the only local rivalry going on this month in Pinson and Clay. Last week, Pinson Public Library challenged Clay Public Library to a “friendly” competition to see who could collect the most non-perishable goods during the Jefferson County Library Cooperative’s “Food for Fines” campaign through the month of September. According to a JCLC press release, “Forty public librarie ...

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Want to win a free massage from Fisher Chiropractic Wellness Center?

Fisher Chiropractic Wellness Center wants to pamper you! Enter to win a relaxing, one hour Swedish Message valued at $75. First, be sure you "Like" The Trussville Tribune Facebook page and Fisher Chiropractic Wellness Center Facebook page so you will see the winner announcement. Go to the Fisher Chiropractic Wellness Center page and tell them why you need a free massage. We'll pick a winner at 8:00 pm tonig ...

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Dog Daze changes name to City Fest

Special to The Tribune The 33rd Annual Dog Daze Family Festival will have a new name.  At its July meeting, the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved changing the name to “Trussville City Fest.” According to TACC Executive Director Diane Poole, “Dog Daze was named when the festival was held in August during the ‘dog days of summer.’  When we moved the festival to spring in 2009, we ...

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Clay Council honors local talent Skylar Wallace

By Crystal McGough The Clay City Council presented local musician Skylar Wallace with a Certificate of Excellence last night, honoring her for her “numerous artistic achievements in the area of music.” Wallace, 11, sings, plays guitar and writes her own music. She is going into the 6th grade at Briarwood Christian School and lives in Clay with her mother and grandparents. “We’re proud of her because she’s f ...

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Pesto Meat Sauce {Slow Cooker}

By Stephanie Parker from PlainChicken.com It's been so hot lately that I try to cook at least one meal a week in my slow cooker.  We made this pasta sauce last weekend and it was fantastic!  I love pesto, but I prefer it not to be the main ingredient of the recipe.  This pasta sauce has the pesto in the red sauce.  The pesto gives the sauce a wonderful flavor without being overwhelming. This recipe makes a ...

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