Anticipation, a patient husband and a book with my name on it

August 2, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Today is the day my package of copies of my book are scheduled to arrive. As I sit at my front window facing the mailbox, I can see everyone who drives by. I checked my order online at least three times a day since July 15, and this morning the package left
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston

August 2, 2019 chris
How to choose a daycare In today’s world, it is a rare event when a parent stays home with children rather than work outside the home. The one question people ask is if daycare affects a child’s behavior and development. Well, it all depends on the quality of care. After spending 15 years either working at,
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Weekly Notices for 7/26 - 8/1/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 9/6/2019.   2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZD5E78BF379756 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA VIN: 2G1WU58R279199317 2005 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC74H55E004055 1997 BUICK SYYLARK VIN: 1G4NJ52M2VC432977   TOMMY TOW’S 3403 FORREST AVENUE GADSDEN ,AL
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Weekly Notices 7/19 - 7/25/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 8/30/19.   2014 FORD ESCAPE VIN: 1FMCU9GX1EUE54178 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY VIN: 4T1BG22K31U781990 1998 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO VIN: 3VWBA61E4WM812228 2003 HONDA CIVIC VIN: 1HGEM22583L015686   THACKER TOWING 927 5TH AVENUE NW ATTALLA,
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Legal Notices 8/2 - 8/8/2019

August 2, 2019 chris
NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION   Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle (s) on 9/6/2019.   2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU VIN: 1G1ZD5E78BF379756 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA VIN: 2G1WU58R279199317 2005 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC74H55E004055 1997 BUICK SYYLARK VIN: 1G4NJ52M2VC432977   TOMMY TOW’S 3403 FORREST AVENUE GADSDEN ,AL
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In & around SEC football - East Division Preview

August 2, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Florida Coach: Dan Mullen, second season at Florida, 79-47 overall 2018 record: 10-3 There aren’t many coaches in college football better than Dan Mullen at maximizing talent and exceeding expectations. Mullen consistently overachieved at Mississippi State, and his first Florida team won 10 games when it was projected to win seven.
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Grass likes what he sees so far out of 2019 Gamecocks

August 2, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Photo: 2019 Westbrook Christian graduate P.J. Wells might see playing time as a freshman at JSU this fall. (Alex Chaney)  It’s 28 days and counting until the Jacksonville State football team begins its defense of a fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference championship. At the team’s 2019 Media Day last Tuesday (July 30)
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Douglas hires former Etowah DC  as head football coach

August 2, 2019 chris
Photo: Former Etowah High assistant football coach Jamison Wadley (pictured at center) recently was hired as head coach at Douglas. Pictured with Wadley is DHS Principal Patrick Smith (left) and at Marshall County Schools AD Alan Garner. (Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter) By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter Jamison Wadley is a man of faith
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Local soccer festival set for Saturday

July 31, 2019 chris
  The Alabama Heat FC and Alabama Rush will host the Clash on the Coosa Soccer Festival this Saturday, Aug. 3 at Murphree Stadium in Gadsden. Admission is $5. The game schedule is as follows: 8:15 a.m., Ala. Rush 06 Premier vs. CFA Rome 07 Classic; 9: 45 a.m., Ala. Rush 09 Black vs. CFA
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Legal Notices 7/26 - 8/1/19

July 26, 2019 chris
____________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Carrie Rebecca Wilson and Willie J. Wilson, wife and husband, to Family Savings Federal Credit Union on the October 11, 2007, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3281222, Mortgage Records, Office of
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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on house 55

July 26, 2019 chris
By Kaitlin Fleming Staff Correspondent Quenyana White, her sons David and Da’lon, as well as friends, family and sponsors for Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the nonprofit organization’s 55th house on Tuesday, July 23. Steve Scharfenberg, the president of Habitat for Humanity, said that ground breaking ceremonies for these homes are always celebrations. “It’s
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Travelers to journey 690 miles for sale

July 26, 2019 chris
By Kaitlin Fleming Staff Correspondent The annual World’s Longest Yardsale will start in Gadsden at Noccalula Falls Park on August 1 and end in Hudson, Michigan on August 4. The 690-mile-long bargain hunt began 32 years ago, and since the beginning of the event, travelers and hagglers have been hitting the road in search of
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People of Etowah - Deborah Steward

July 26, 2019 chris
Name: “Deborah Steward” Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Harlingen, Texas, but my family moved to Gadsden when I was still an infant.” What is your occupation? “I am a Title Insurance Agent/Closing Agent with Elite Title Services, Inc. in Rainbow City. We close real estate transactions for Etowah and surrounding
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Baked Pimento Cheese, Lemon Blossom Muffins and Butterscotch Cake

July 26, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell When I mentioned to my friends and family that I was working my way through my cookbook and what fun I was having, someone would proudly chime in with a comment about their momma’s, aunt’s or grandmother’s recipe being included. This was just music to my ears and definitely to my heart.
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The Vagabond: Remembering Stam’s Candy Shop

July 26, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover Years ago, The Vagabond grew up with a friend in the local school system. We both went to Striplin Elementary School, Disque Junior High School and Gadsden High School. The friend’s name was John Stam. As a young teenager, John had a job as a local newspaper carrier and often was seen
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Grace of God

July 26, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford In the ninth chapter of Acts, we read about Saul’s conversion story. Saul, whose name was later changed to Paul, was blinded by a light on his way to Damascus, where he was going to arrest believers and bring them back to Jerusalem. Acts 9:3-4, 6 tells us, “As he was approaching
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Bingo Day, a family emergency and extended wait on the phone

July 26, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott We are at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe on a Wednesday Bingo Day. Excitement is in the air. The phone rings and Pat answers it. The caller on the other end wants to speak to her husband.  Pat does not see him from where she is, so she puts the caller
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Seeking the Light that Produces Fruit

July 26, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the
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Keep Smiling... More household tips

July 26, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Last week I shared some tips about using Dawn dish detergent and vinegar to save money and time. Maybe you will find some of the following tips useful. The first tip is a great way to trap fruit flies. I know they seem to come to my house each summer, and I
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In & around SEC football - 2019 Media Days

July 25, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent The weather certainly isn’t an indicator, but the college football season is rapidly approaching and representatives from all 14 SEC schools recently converged in Hoover for the 2019 SEC Media Days. After moving to Atlanta in 2018, the event returned to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham at the Wynfrey Hotel. Each team
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Gadsden City grad, coach participate in North/South football game

July 25, 2019 chris
Photo: 2019 Gadsden City High School graduate Q Dillard (center) blocks a South defender during the North/South All-Star Football Classic on July 18 in Montgomery. (submitted photo) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor 2019 Gadsden City High School graduate Javaronze “Q” Dillard finished off his prep career with a flourish last week in Montgomery. Dillard started at right
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Davis pleased with Patriots’ summer scrimmages

July 25, 2019 chris
Photo: Eli Pearce (center) will be throwing instead of catching the ball for West End this football season. (Sherry Abercrombie) By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter The West End High football team participated in four summer competitions before preseason practice starts Aug. 5. The West End linemen competed at Guntersville. The Patriots attended full team camps
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Alabama’s tax-free weekend offers financial help

July 19, 2019 chris
By Kaitlin Fleming, Staff Correspondent Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items began at 12:01 a.m. today, July 19, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21. This tax break gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing without the Alabama’s four percent sales tax. The following items are tax
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Dre Kirkpatrick’s foundation hosts shopping spree

July 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Wednesday, July 17, local students got the opportunity to go back-to-school shopping with Dre Kirkpatrick, a Gadsden City High School graduate and former University of Alabama football player who is now a professional cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals. This is the second year Kirkpatrick’s 21 Kids Foundation hosted the 2019
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City announces new automotive manufacturing facility

July 19, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor At the Gadsden City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, the City of Gadsden announced that Motus Integrated Technologies, an automotive interior supplier, will be locating its new facility in Gadsden. Motus will invest over $15 million dollars in the community and create over 90 new jobs in the area. “This
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In & around the SEC - Football Coaching Rankings Part II

July 19, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent 7. Mark Stoops, Kentucky (last season’s rank: 8). Kentucky has been patient with Mark Stoops, and that patience paid off in Stoops’ sixth season. After back-to-back 7-6 campaigns, Stoops led the 2018 Wildcats to a 10-3 record, including their first win over Florida since 1986 and upsets over Mississippi State and
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Local athletes compete at North/South All-Star Week

July 19, 2019 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Several local rising high school seniors participated for the North in the North/South All-Star games earlier this week in Montgomery. Westbrook Christian’s Andrew Dutton was named North MVP in the baseball doubleheader at last Tuesday (July 16) at Riverwalk Stadium. The two teams set an all-star record for total runs scored (57)
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

July 19, 2019 chris
Peach Parfait Pie, Chocolate Crust Lime Pie and Lemon Velvet Pie Let them eat pie! Me? I prefer pies. One does not have to worry about them rising (or falling) or trying to get the icing to just the right consistency. It is sin-fully easy to buy a ready-to-fill pie shell right off the grocer’s
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Westbrook’s Dutton named to USA Baseball 16U team

July 19, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy Westbrook Christian rising junior Samuel Dutton (pictured above) was one of 36 players across the country selected to the USA Baseball 16U National Team Development Program on July 31 to Aug. 5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Dutton served as a key pitcher of
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Pious Bob - Counting on Sheep

July 19, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they
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