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Housewife led fight for a holiday for grandparents
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. The establishment of the holiday was the culmination of a grassroots...
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Autumn is on its way
No matter what the calendar says, summer’s almost gone, and autumn is just around the corner here in Empire, Alabama. There are so many signs that appear each day.
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Walker County native shared the stage with Bill Clinton at 1992 Democratic convention
For J.R. Hammond, 1992 was an opportune time to be blue collar.
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Engagements
Phillips - Gladden Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phillips of Pell City announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Phillips, to Steven Gladden, the son of Jim Gladden and Joyce Crump of Jasper. The bri...
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Encounters with Elvis
When Jasper resident Jo Lyn was 6, her family moved from Arkansas to a two-story duplex in Memphis. Their downstairs neighbors were Vernon and Gladys Presley and their teenage son, Elvis.
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Engagements
Limburg-Trice Johnny and Mary Snow of Oakman announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Nicole Limburg of Jasper, to Justin Cameron Trice of Jasper, son of Cindy Norris Espinoza and Ricky a...
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School Menus Aug. 27-31
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX Monday- Hotdog w/Sauerkraut or Chili Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Baked Chips, Baked Beans, Fruit Roll Up, Fruit, Milk Tuesday- Sub Sandwich, Baked Chips, Lettuce, Tomato and ...
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California dreamin’
Have you ever had a song to stick in your mind like an audible tattoo?
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Pondering the passing of summer: highlights and high points
One of the acquired wisdoms of parenthood is acknowledging the swift passing of days, weeks, months and years once children enter your life. Quite simply, as we grow older alongside our children, t...
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How to hang up
If it were possible to choose the way we exit this world, my first choice would be how my cell phone recently met its end – face first in a casserole dish.
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Local painter uses school desks as her canvas
Samantha Childers discovered her passion for painting in art class. So perhaps it was not a coincidence that she saw the potential in old school desks when she picked up a brush again several years...
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Always waiting for someday
I sat down with Jilda this week to eat dinner, and she called up an action comedy she’d recorded earlier. “Knight and Day” starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz probably won’t further the cause of w...
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A side of soap for breakfast
Pride goeth before a fall, especially in parenting.
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Prospect residents share history through their quilts
Among the dozens of quilts that 16-year-old Joanna Benshoof photographed last weekend was one made in the 1940s by her great-grandmother.
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Engagements
Wood - Duke Cris Wood of Parrish and Crystal Hill of Curry are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Wood of Curry, to Phil Duke of Northport, the son of Melissa Curlee and Phi...
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