Strawberry Angel Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

March 27, 2020 chris
Spring is here! I think one of the big reasons people do not cook anymore is the notion that it takes too long and it’s just too hard. I hope you learn from my recipes that good home-cooked food can be quick, easy and good. Pies are a great dessert to make ahead of time
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Weary and worn out

March 27, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott With anticipation, we have the honor of still sending out meals to our seniors at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. Mayor Charles Gilchrist has ordered tests for us at the center, and no one who has a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is allowed in to help. Volunteers from the
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Standing together with faith in God

March 27, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford I pray that each of you reading this article is safe and healthy. Each week, I continue to pray Psalm 91 over you and your families, especially verses 9-11, which say, “If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XVIII

March 27, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Soon we will be recalling the most important event in human history – The Way the gates of Heaven were re-opened after the sin of Adam and Eve. As the Roman governor was questioning Jesus in preparation for His crucifixion, Our Lord said, “I am The Way, the truth and the life.”
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - He Gives the Whole World with His Hands

March 27, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future – all belong to you, and you belong to Christ,
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Classifieds for 3-27-20 to 4-2-20

March 27, 2020 chris
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Legal notices for 3-27-20 to 4-2-20

March 27, 2020 chris
_________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by those certain real estate mortgage executed by Jeff L. Word and wife, Regina R. Word, to The Exchange Bank of Alabama on the 1st day of June, 2012, recorded as Instrument Number 3368133, in the Office of the
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City departments update council on response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works presented precautionary COVID-19 measures to the Gadsden City Council on Tuesday, March 17. Officials from both departments discussed the implemented protocol designed to ensure the health and safety of the Gadsden community. Parks and Recreation Director Jen Weathington updated the council on
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The Chamber hosts webinar to prepare small businesses for upcoming COVID-19 changes

March 26, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Chamber President and CEO Heather New speaks during a Business After Hours event prior to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on Gadsden and Etowah County. Photo courtesy of The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County held a COVID-19 Business Update and
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Absolute Fitness exercises precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 closures

March 26, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Absolute Fitness trainers and coaches direct gym members on exercises during a group workout session in one of the gym’s training rooms. Photo courtesy of Dawn Gregerson / Absolute Fitness. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Despite business and school closures disrupting schedules left and right, one local gym strives to maintain a sense
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Southside’s Lengyel, Coosa Christian’s Brown highlight All-Messenger basketball teams

March 26, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A Panther and a Conqueror highlight the 2019-2020 All-Messenger boys and girls basketball teams. Southside’s Chris Lengyel and Coosa Christian’s India Brown were the respective girls and boys Player of the Year for the 2019-20 All-Messenger basketball team. A senior center, Brown averaged 18.5 points and
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Morris resigns as Gaston football coach, moving to Georgia

March 26, 2020 chris
Photo: Former Gaston High head football coach Swane Morris (pictureed at center) instructs his players during a 7-on-7 scrimmage with Coosa Christian last July. Morris resigned his position last month to take an assistant coaching/teaching position at Pierce County, Ga. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor After 20 years and more than 100 victories as a
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Westbrook, West End ranked in ASWA baseball poll

March 23, 2020 chris
Released March 20 Baseball Class 7A 1. Mountain Brook 2. Hoover 3. Sparkman 4. Spain Park 5. Prattville 6. Bob Jones 7. Hewitt-Trussville 8. Baker 9. Florence 10. Oak Mountain Class 6A 1. Chelsea 2. Russell County 3. Cullman 4. Athens 5. Hueytown 6. Faith Academy 7. Hartselle 8. Saraland 9. Robertsdale 10. Gulf Shores
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Area schools respond to COVID-19

March 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, a meeting room in Gadsden State Community College’s newly renovated Allen Hall sits vacant as students and educators prepare to deal with school closures throughout Etowah County in response to COVID-19. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Following Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s declaration of a state of emergency in regard to the impending
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Gadsden Career Center provides on-the-job training opportunities to local businesses

March 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Gadsden Career Center Business Service Representative Adrienne Reed presents employers with information on Work-Based Learning and On-the-Job Training programs. By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County invited business owners to attend its Rise and Shine Economic Development Speaker Series on March 13 to learn more about On-the-Job
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Attalla welcomes C&J’s Crab Shack

March 19, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Attalla city officials, fire department, friends and C&J’s Crab Shack employees join Corey and Jazmine Winston at their ribbon cutting March 6.  By Katie Bohannon, Staff Writer Downtown Gadsden’s C&J’s Crab Shack’s motto is “come in as a stranger and leave feeling like family.” While C&J’s Crab Shack owners Corey and Jazmine
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Baked Marinated Chicken, Fried Meatballs and Stuffed Large Pasta Shells

March 19, 2020 chris
This week I am continuing recipes that I collected from people who attended Cottontail’s Village in Birmingham. Even though I have not yet tried any of these, they sound delicious! I plan to try all of these this week. Baked Marinated Chicken Four boneless chicken breasts Lemon pepper Bottle of Italian dressing One tablespoon Dale’s
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I want my hugs back!

March 19, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This past Sunday morning at Cove Creek Baptist Church, I almost cried. Precautions were taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Hand sanitizer was everywhere, and we were instructed to try not to shake hands or touch in any way. Hugging was strongly discouraged and pretty much prohibited. During the
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Love From the Beginning Has No End

March 19, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XVII

March 19, 2020 chris
By John Larkins One of the most emotional subjects in Christian thinking is the problem of suffering. Glib critics of Christ are wont to say, “Well, if God loves me, why would he allow me to suffer?” There are variations of this idea. If God is “God,” then He has the power to do everything.
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Psalm 91: The Soldier’s Psalm

March 19, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Last week our nation was called to a “Day of Prayer” concerning the coronavirus that has since been identified as a pandemic. Many churches across our country sent out a message encouraging everyone to pray Psalm 91. While praying that psalm over my family, our country and our nation as a whole,
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Legals for 3/20/2020 - 3/26/2020

March 19, 2020 chris
_________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by those certain real estate mortgage executed by Jeff L. Word and wife, Regina R. Word, to The Exchange Bank of Alabama on the 1st day of June, 2012, recorded as Instrument Number 3368133, in the Office of the
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Panthers sweep Sardis at Southside

March 18, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Southside swept Sardis in a pair of tightly contest games between two Etowah County rivals last Saturday (March 14) at Danny League Field. The Lions (2-8) took a 4-2 lead in the top of the sixth before the Panthers (9-7) answered with two runs in
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Hokes Bluff weathers late Southside rally

March 18, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Hunter Burke slides into third base as Southside’s Landon Brasher applies the tag during the Eagles’ 9-8 victory in high school baseball last Saturday (March 14) at SHS. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Hokes Bluff held off a late Southside rally to knock off the Panthers, 9-8, in eight
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Lady Panthers knock off Etowah, GCHS on Senior Day

March 18, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Southside softball celebrated an impromptu senior night with a pair of home victories over Etowah and Gadsden City on Saturday, March 14. As of last Tuesday (March 17), all spring athletics in the state of Alabama were postponed until at least April 6 as schools
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Local athletes compete at Lincoln meet

March 18, 2020 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Haleigh Cashman finished first in the long jump event during a track and field meet at Lincoln High School on March 12. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Hokes Bluff girls track and field team took home 10 medals, including three first place gold, on the way to winning the Lincoln Open
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Area athletes medal at GCHS meet

March 18, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Gadsden City High came away with 18 medals, including eight first place finishes, at the Gadsden City Open Meet No. 2 on March 12. Earning gold for the Titans were Jakari Embry in the boys 110-meter hurdles (14.66) and 300-meter hurdles (42.59); Jeremiah Watts in the
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Coosa's Brown, Hokes Bluff's Shields named to all-state basketball teams

March 18, 2020 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells A pair of local student-athletes recently were named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s 2019-20 All-State girls basketball team. Coosa Christian senior center India Brown (pictured above) was a Class 1A first team selection, while Hokes Bluff senior guard/forward Kristin Shields was named to the Class 4A honorable mention
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AHSAA suspends spring sports season

March 18, 2020 chris
From Steve Savarese, Executive Director, Alabama High School Athletic Association: Based on the governor’s and the Alabama Slate Department of Education’s (ALSDE) directives to close all schools across the state for a period of 2.5 weeks beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all athletic events including, but not limited to, contests, practices, weightlifting and conditioning are
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Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston - Found on ladies' bumper stickers

March 16, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Found on ladies’ bumper stickers: * So many men, so few who can afford me! * God made us sisters, Prozac made us friends. * Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog. * Coffee, chocolate, men…some things are just better rich. * Don’t treat me any differently than you would
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