Singing students, grateful seniors and a rainout for the ages

November 27, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The Scott household’s weekend plans were rained out but we could not have enjoyed our time any more than we did, since it was spent with family. The event came with live entertainment. Both of our children, our son’s wife and all four of our grandchildren spent all day Saturday with us. 
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Keep Smiling... A woman’s view of football

November 27, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Well, it’s almost time for the Iron Bowl, the most exciting game for all football fans who live and breathe the game. I will tell you right away that my husband is an Alabama fan. I come from a long line of Alabama fans, and I am experienced with the excitement of
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Legals for 11/29 - 12/5/2019

November 27, 2019 chris
_______________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Donal Neal Cline And Wife Debbie Cline to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Home Point Financial Corporation, its successors and
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Annual CommUnity Thanksgiving offers free holiday meal to locals

November 22, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor For the 21st year, CommUnity Thanksgiving will offer a free holiday meal to anyone on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 at The Venue at Coosa Landing in Gadsden. The Thanksgiving feast starts at 10 a.m. and will be open until 2 p.m. The event has a pick-up option and deliveries
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Hardin Center offers holiday exhibits

November 22, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts has been hosting the annual Festival of Trees for 29 years. “The Festival of Trees was an exhibit idea when the center opened 29 years ago to involve the local schools and engage them for field trips,” said Hardin Center Executive Director
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In & around SEC football - Week 13 previews

November 22, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 12 Review Alabama breezed past Mississippi State, 38-7, last week but the win was certainly not the headline in Starkville. The Crimson Tide lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season after he dislocated his hip late in the first half on a sack. The injury ended his season and
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

November 22, 2019 chris
Baked Ham, Mary Virginia’s Dressing, Corn Casserole and Mother’s Pecan Pie Happy Thanksgiving! “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” – Colossians 3:17 Baked Ham Put fresh ham (never been cooked or sliced) in a paper bag (go
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Pious Bob - Being Pleasing to Christ

November 22, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:1-17 NRSV). St. Paul was concerned that false apostles were distorting the gospel story. He warned the Galatians about things
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Local players, coaches participate in FCA Basketball Media Day

November 22, 2019 chris
Photo: Members of the Coosa Christian varsity girls basketball team participated in the FCA Media Day last Sunday (Nov. 17) at First United Methodist Church of Gadsden. Pictured, sitting, from left: India Brown, Kaylee Hasley, Emily Snow. Standing: head coach Jayme Hollingsworth. (Chris McC artsy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A number of local high school basketball
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Inspiration from God’s Word - To love, to show, to remember

November 22, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford As we enter the holiday season, the Thanksgiving holiday has become my favorite of them all. Not only is this is a season to give thanks and to reflect upon all that we have to be grateful for, but it is also a time, more so than any other time in the
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Line dancing, holiday tee shirts and replacing the coffee maker

November 22, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott The George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe was closed on Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, so I sat at home and ate all day. I couldn’t wait to get to work, and I was so glad to be back at the following day on Tuesday. I get things done at work,
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Legals for 11/22 - 11/28/2019

November 21, 2019 chris
__________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Joseph Brandon George and wife, Amy George, to Alabama Teachers Credit Union on the 25th day of April, 2014, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #3401944, in the Office of the Judge of
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Westbrook falls to North Sand Mountain in second round

November 18, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Karmichael Cattling runs past a pair of North Sand Mountain defenders during the Warriors’ 35-13 loss in the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 15) in Higdon. (Jason Bowen/Jackson County Sentinel) By Jason Bowen, Jackson County Sentinel North Sand Mountain advanced to the state football quarterfinals for
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Young heart attack survivor inspired to advocate for heart health, research

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Traci Gunter was only 23 when her life changed forever. On Wednesday, April 24, Gunter was driving through traffic, headed to work. While stopped at a red light, she started to sweat profusely. “I was thinking, ‘What in the world?’” said Gunter. “It was just so hot. So, I pulled my
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RAM invites churches to volunteer meeting

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor Earlier this year, Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit organization from Knoxville, Tenn., announced that it would be coming to Gadsden next year to provide a free health clinic to locals on March 27-29, 2020, at Gadsden City High School. The clinic will offer free, high-quality dental, vision and general medical
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St. James School honors veterans

November 15, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters, News Editor On Monday, November 11, St. James Catholic School held a program honoring veterans in honor of Veterans Day. After Principal Michele Adams welcomed everyone and Deacon Fred Williams gave the Benediction, students presented the cross and American flag. Eighth grader Jesse Domingo presented the cross and seventh grader Will Morgan presented
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The Vagabond - The old Pulltight community

November 15, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover There has always been gambling in Gadsden and probably always will be, as long as human nature remains what it is. The first prohibition law forced upon Gadsden and Etowah County by a legislative act and without vote of the people was back in 1882. Some of the results that followed included
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

November 15, 2019 chris
Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese, Nancy Wood’s Corn Pudding and Vanilla Wafer Cake Once my family has decided what entrée we will have for Thanksgiving, the next step is figuring out what goes along with it. These are some of my favorites. Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles 4 eggs (4-ounces) heavy cream
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Pious Bob - Accepting and Using Our Condition

November 15, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “This is my rule in all the churches…Let each of you remain in the condition in which you were called. Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. Even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever. You were
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Inspiration from God’s Word - A tribute to Carlie

November 15, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford This past week, I had the honor of speaking at a celebration of life service for one of our students. Carlie passed away last week in a tragic car accident, which was a shock to us all. She was a beautiful young lady, and although she was only on this earth a
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part 1

November 15, 2019 chris
By John Larkins God’s inerrant word, in our biblical account, begins by revealing Him, our God, as the creator of the universe, of the human and all other species, as sole loving maker. He holds it as paramount that He, as our creator, rightfully expects and demands, our obedience. Adam and Eve, our ultimate parents,
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A shout-out to all the students at Coosa Christian School

November 15, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week I wrote about our veterans program at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe and was praising God for all the teamwork involved in making it a complete success. I neglected to mention the letters written by students at Coosa Christian School. They were amazing. I did not exclude the
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston: An open letter to my mother

November 15, 2019 chris
Dearest mother, How the time has flown, yet each year has brought joy, love, pain, and yes, even rejection. I’ve learned to live with all of it during my lifetime. But yesterday as I visited with you, I was so happy to see your sweet face. It had been almost four weeks since I’d been
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In & around SEC football - Week 12 previews

November 14, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Alabama Week 11 Review A handful of first half errors put Alabama in a 33-13 hole at halftime against LSU last week, and a valiant second half effort came up just short in a 46-41 home loss. A red zone turnover on the opening possession of the game and an interception
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Legals for 11/15 - 11/21/2019

November 14, 2019 chris
__________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Gerald W. Elrod An Unmarried Man to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns
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Eagles come up short in 4A first round

November 13, 2019 chris
Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Jalen Robinson (8) catches a touchdown pass in front of Northside’s Wes Maluda during the Eagles’ 35-21 loss in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 8) in Northport. (Alex Chaney) By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Hokes Bluff’s football season came to an end on Nov. 8
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Lady Cardinals to hold pep rally, fundraiser

November 11, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy The Gadsden State volleyball team will be recognized at a community pep rally and dinner sponsored by The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County and hosted by Back Forty Beer Company. The Lady Cardinals won the National Junior College Athletic Association Gulf Atlantic District A/B Volleyball Championship on Nov.
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Local runners medal at state 5K meet

November 11, 2019 chris
Photo: Glencoe High’s Katie Giles finished sixth in the Class 3A girls state cross country meet last Saturday (Nov. 9) in Oakville. (submitted photo) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Several area runners turned in medal-winning performances at the AHSAA cross country meet last Saturday (Nov. 9) at Indian Mounds Education Center in Oakville. The top 15 finishers in
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No. 4 seed Westbrook pulls off upset in first round

November 11, 2019 chris
Messenger file photo by Gary Wells By Eddie Edwards/Sports Correspondent Westbrook Christian won its first postseason game since 2010 with a 25-22 victory over Aliceville in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs on Nov. 8 at Aliceville. The Warriors (8-3) travel to Higdon this Friday, Nov. 15, to face North Sand
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Etowah's season ends in first round

November 11, 2019 chris
Photo: Etowah High’s Tae Wright (7) tackles Center Point’s Jayson Jones during the Blue Devils’ 42-13 loss in the first round of the Class 5A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 8) in Attalla. (Travis Green) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the first time in four years, Etowah will not participate in the second round of
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