Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Detachment has arrived

August 14, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston During this time of experiencing so many emotions that seem to be left to chance, I cannot help but associate them with the pandemic as it follows its own path. My connection to the outside world has been to speak on the phone with several friends and family members. We agree that
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The Vagabond

August 14, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Not long ago a student asked The Vagabond how, why and when the federal government took over control of all navigable streams in the United States. From 1790 to 1810, the improvements of the rivers and harbors were made by states with the consent of U.S. Congress. From 1810 to 1852, these
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God’s Word revealed for us - Everything but your freedom

August 14, 2020 chris
By John Larkins A book report in the August 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal detailed the horror of life under the government style promised by the democrat communist presidential candidate front runner. Religion is totally suppressed and replaced by worship of the leader. An example is a successful businessman who has two homes,
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Inspiration from God’s Word - From coward to conqueror

August 14, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford In the Book of Deuteronomy, God outlined the responsibilities of the nation of Israel, which were to love and obey Jehovah as the one and only true God, teach the children God’s laws, be thankful for God’s blessings and separate oneself from the worship of pagan gods in the land of Canaan.
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Pushy pottery

August 14, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, ‘Why have you made me like this?’ Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and
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Chicken Pot Pie, Cajun Cabbage and Orange Sherbet Cake

August 14, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell My heart is so thankful for being raised in the South. I am also thankful for all the life lessons my precious family and my God has taught me. Have you ever heard the expressions, “Eat it and hush” or “Lord, what is this?” My chicken pot pie dish was one of
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Having fun with quarantine bingo

August 14, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Monday, I visited and delivered my last bingo prize for the week. When this pandemic started, I am not sure which activity at George Wallace Senior Center I missed most. After two weeks of isolation, I had bingo DTs. It was real, and a support group had to be formed. We
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Governor recognizes late local educator

August 14, 2020 chris
By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Governor Kay Ivey recently honored a local woman posthumously whose efforts and dedication affected the lives of children and families throughout Etowah County for generations. Ivey issued a proclamation recognizing August 17, 2020 as Kathryn Barrett Day, representing an unforgettable impact on a community and a cherished legacy that remains
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Kay Smith School of Performing Arts hosts grand opening in Glencoe

August 14, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Kay Smith-Foster smiles in her new dance studio in Glencoe.  By Katie Bohannon, News Editor When Kay Smith-Foster opened her studio doors on August 4, an outpouring of eager dancers of all ages flooded inside. At 524 West Main Street in Glencoe, the Kay Smith School of Performing Arts welcomes all interested
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Meet the Candidates – David Bankson

August 14, 2020 chris
David Bankson is currently running for Hokes Bluff City Council Place 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born and raised? Where did you attend school? I was born in Gadsden and graduated from Gaston High School. What is your profession? Deputy/SRO at Etowah County and Pastor of Cove Creek Baptist Church.
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Meet the Candidates – Trey Brinkley

August 14, 2020 chris
Trey Brinkley is currently running for Rainbow City Council Place 5. Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born and raised? Where did you attend school? I was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and raised here in Rainbow City. I graduated from Pathways Academy and currently attend Gadsden State Community College. What is
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Casting on the Coosa: Grief from The Chief and homage to The King

August 13, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon/Staff Correspondent It has been a mixed bag of fishing this past week – go out one day and catch a couple of decent sized fish and do the same thing the next day and get nothing. I was unable to fish any this past weekend since we kept the Hurricane Anna all
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Emma Sansom grad steps in as Coosa Christian football coach

August 13, 2020 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Mark O’Bryant is ready for some home cooking in South Gadsden. The 1991 Emma Sansom High School graduate was named interim head football coach at Coosa Christian earlier this week after Rod Cates took a leave of absence. O’Bryant (pictured at right) already has a connection to the school. “My 13-year old
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Legals 8/14/2020 - 8/20/2020

August 13, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Glen Bush and Donna Bush, to Option One Mortgage Corporation, a California Corporation, on November 15, 2006, said mortgage being recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County,
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Gadsden City grad signs baseball scholarship

August 13, 2020 chris
By Chris McCarthy/Publisher/Editor Daylon Philpot didn’t let a pandemic derail his dreams of playing college baseball. After his senior season was cut short in mid-March due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the 2020 Gadsden City High School graduate spent the much of the summer playing in showcase games around the state. He drew the interest of
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The best brownies ever, apple cake and Oreo delight

August 7, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell This week, let’s just bake some “goodies galore.” I want to begin with the Best Chocolate Brownie Recipe Ever! The Best Chocolate Brownie EVER! 1 ½ cups self-rising flour 2 cups sugar 1 cup Crisco oil 4 eggs, beaten 8 tablespoons cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring 1 cup chopped pecans Sift flour,
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Mask fashion and coordinating colors

August 7, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott My husband Alan and I were recently watching Am-erican Pickers. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz buy the darndest things for a lot of money – signs, motorcycle parts, oil cans, old leather jackets and all kinds of junk were purchased, with excitement, by these guys. I wondered if one day – maybe
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Inspiration from God’s Word - A worldwide spiritual awakening

August 7, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford In March of this year as the world was experiencing the outbreak of COVID-19, several pastors from different nations and denominations joined together for a phone call. During the conversation, it became clear they all shared one heart – to unite and activate the worldwide Body of Christ to pray for both
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God’s Word revealed for us - God is not dead

August 7, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Many dangerous and seemingly destructive human organizations threaten the survival of our nation, religious institutions and our very lives. An element of our citizens that constitutes only 13 percent of the population has been weaponized by an array of immensely wealthy elites and bullied some of our elected officials to carry out
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Determining how we are raised

August 7, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who
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The hunting chronicles: Horse Apple Pie will not be on the menu

August 7, 2020 chris
That time of year is getting closer by the day. I’ve already noticed trailers behind trucks with tractors, bush hogs, four wheelers and side by sides. Hunting is a lot of work and provides lots of revenue for cities and the State of Alabama. Hunters buy licenses, fuel, equipment, seed, fertilizer, food, etc. Don’t let
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Casting on the Coosa: A cranky troller motor and old stump blues

August 7, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon At least in my case, the fishing is slowly but surely getting a little better of late. My brother and I fished both nights of the tournaments this past week. We stunk it up Tuesday but managed to be just out of the money with a fourth-place finish on Wednesday. On Wednesday
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The Vagabond - Growing up in Gadsden, Part 6

August 7, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Author’s note: Robert Elton recently sent The Vagabond his memoirs of growing up in Gadsden. Robert is originally from Gadsden and graduated from Gadsden High School. He studied broadcast production at Auburn University and went on to work for South Carolina Educational Television Network. Robert and his wife Jean Pearce Elton live
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - A health product for the ages

August 7, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston During my senior years, I admit that I often wake to shocking news when I turn on the TV. When this happens, your perspective changes in what you may have believed in all of your life. So many situations are slapping us right where it hurts, our hearts and our daily lives!
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Gadsden Museum of Art workers curate creativity and history for Etowah County

August 7, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above from left to right, Gadsden Museum of Art’s Exhibits Coordinator Mary Wright, Director Ray Wetzel and Outreach and Education Coordinator Jill Edwards smile for a photo on the museum’s third floor, dedicated to the history and origins of Etowah County. (Katie Bohannon/Messenger) By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Since opening its first exhibit
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EMA director delivers COVID-19 update at Gadsden City Council

August 7, 2020 chris
Photo: Etowah County EMA Director Deborah Gaither delivers a COVID-19 update. (Emma Kirkemier/Messenger) By Emma Kirkemier, Staff Correspondent The coronavirus death toll for Etowah County rose to 28 confirmed deaths this week. Emergency Management Agency Director Deborah Gaither delivered an update on COVID-19 to the Gadsden City Council at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4. Gaither
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Mountain Top Flea Market thriving after re-opening

August 7, 2020 chris
Photo: Mountain Top Flea Market in Attalla recently reopened after closing briefly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Mountain Top Flea Market) By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Over 50 years ago, Mountain Top Flea Market first welcomed dealers and buyers to its location off U.S. Highway 278 West in Attalla. After briefly closing due
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West End graduate receives 2020 Gallant Homemakers scholarship

August 7, 2020 chris
Photo: Courtesy of West End High School Matthew Steven McClendon is the son of Steven and Donna McClendon of Gallant and a 2020 graduate of West End High School in Walnut Grove. McClendon is the recipient of the Dianna B. Williams Scholarship from the Gallant Homemakers and Community Leaders. McClendon has a real talent for
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Gadsden City graduate ready for UAB med school after decorated AU career

August 7, 2020 chris
Photo courtesy of Monica Dooley By Neal Reid, Auburn University Communications Editor Many people may view serving their community as a noble cause to work into their lives when possible and convenient. For Laura Minton, it has become a way of life. The spring 2020 Auburn graduate is well on her way to dedicating her
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Legals for 8/7/2020 - 8/13/2020

August 6, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated October 26, 2012, executed by John M. Willingham a/k/a John Martin Willingham, an unmarried man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for CIS Financial Services, Inc. DBA CIS Home Loans, which mortgage
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