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Finding quiet moments, places in noisy world
We conduct our day-to-day lives in an ultra-noisy world. Multiple sources contribute — never silent televisions, humming air conditioners, cell phones ringing at all the wrong moments, leaf blowers...
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Recovery is in the eye of the beholder
I wasn’t sure what to expect when my boss sent me to a workshop in Birmingham last week called “Designing After Disaster.”
Jun 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long term recovery experts look to Greensburg, Kansas as an example
Bob Dixson’s heart sank when he heard that tornadoes had ripped through Alabama and several neighboring states on April 27, 2011.
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Engagements
Plowman - Barton Claude and Susan Plowman of McCalla are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Plowman, to Brent Barton, the son of Tim and Beth Parker of Cordova and Rick ...
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Our baby chicks are growing up
We got five new baby chicks a few weeks ago at the local seed and feed store. Most of the chickens we’ve had in the past have been game and they could be as hateful as Hitler with a hangover.
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Rodeo clown learned the ropes from his dad
Trent McFarland had some clown-sized shoes to fill when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.
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Proud to have been born a logger’s daughter
Somewhere in a box or photo album is a picture of my daddy holding a toddler-sized me.
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Marathon of strange dreams
I slept fitfully last night. My dreams were filled with clogged toilets, snarling dogs and curiously large rabbits that could leap like kangaroos cranked up on steroids. Most nights when I have wei...
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Engagements
Estes - King Mr. and Mrs. Leon Estes of Jasper announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn, to Michael Glen King, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen King of Dora. The bride-elect is the gran...
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Food trucks gear up with fresh, local, original fare
Imagine traveling to 10 states and 12 cities from coast to coast, while sampling wondrous fare, meeting chefs and then writing a book about the incredible cuisine which is springing forth from the ...
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One of Walker County’s founding families hosting reunion next weekend
Hundreds of Bennett descendants from across the United States will be gathering at Edgil Grove Baptist Church on Saturday for their first reunion in more than a decade.
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Presents gone AWOL
I am the penny-pincher at our house.
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Give me the simple farm life
I love this time of year when the cold weather is behind us and the flowers begin to show out.
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Engagements
Busbee - Elliott Larry and Tonya Wright and Dwayne Prescott are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Busbee, to Justin Elliott, the son of Carl and Colleen Mote, and Ken E...
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting off baby fever
I am trying to avoid the local water. There must be something in it because I have never known so many people who are either pregnant or have recently given birth.
Jun 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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