Legals for 12/11/2020 - 12/17/2020

December 10, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain real estate mortgage executed by Sallico, LLC, to The Exchange Bank of Alabama on the 14th day of September, 2017, recorded as Instrument Number 3456551, in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama;
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Southside nips Blue Devils, 62-61

December 9, 2020 chris
Photo: Etowah’s Trent Davis drives the lane as Southside’s Hunter Sitz, Spencer Sharpe and Owen Wescott (pictured, from left) defend during the Panthers’ 62-61 victory in boys basketball on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at SHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Southside slipped past Etowah, 62-61, in a thrilling matchup on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Southside.
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Lady Panthers dispatch Etowah

December 9, 2020 chris
Photo by Chris McCarthy/Messenger Lynnsey Hunt scored 10 points and Madison Shaw and Sydney Yancey each added nine in Southside’s 49-37 victory over Etowah in girls basketball last Tuesday (Dec. 8) at SHS. Yancey grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Panthers. Zniya Manning paced the Lady Blue Devils with15 points.
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Westbrook’s Noles signs with UAH

December 8, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian senior Will Noles signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Dec. 8. Pictured, sitting, from left: Noles’ mom Michelle, Noles, Noles’ dad Drew. Standing, from left: Westbrook head baseball coach Matt Kennedy, Noles’ brother Andy. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Will Noles is headed to the Rocket City
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Area football players named to Class 2A, All-Region 6 team

December 8, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian senior linebacker Bryce Wood, pictured at left earlier in the 2020 season, was named Defensive Co-MVP of the Class 2A All-Region 6 football team. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Several local players were recently named to the Class 2A All-Region 6 football team for the 2020 season. Region runner-up Westbrook Christian had
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Local runners compete at Magic City Invitational

December 7, 2020 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Asher Curp (front) and Jackson Martin (rear) compete in the boys 1600-meter run during the Magic City Invitational indoor track and field meet last Saturday (Dec. 5) at the Birmingham Cross Plex. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor A number of local student-athletes posted top 10 finishes at the Magic City Invitational indoor
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In & around SEC football - Week 11 previews and predictions

December 4, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Staff Correspondent Iron Bowl Recap Alabama jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 42-13 win over Auburn in last Saturday’s Iron Bowl. Mac Jones threw for 302 yards five touchdown passes, including two to DeVonta Smith. Smith caught seven passes for 171, while John Metchie III
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Casting on the Coosa: Jonathan’s jig and riding The Hammer’s coattails

December 4, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon/Staff Correspondent We have had a variety of weather over the past week, so it’s has been a mixed bag of tricks catching fish. I’ll start with a crappie fishing report. Jonathan Nix, who is the head football coach up the road at Pleasant Valley High School, is an excellent crappie fisherman. He
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The Vagabond - jail escapees in Mountainboro in 1902

December 3, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Around 1902, a story was reported of the capture of Jeff Van Horn at Sligo, a little coal mining village on Sand Mountain located near Mountainboro. Van Horn had escaped from the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham along with Frank Duncan, one of the most noted criminals ever to be tried, convicted
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - the bag lady and the return of Skipper

December 3, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Often there are times I want to write an article which may involve more than one or two articles. However, since we are not living in what we can now describe as our lives before the COVID-19 virus and how our lives have changed since last March. Already, many people, including family
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From God’s Word - Jesus’ birth was anything but normal

December 3, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford As I was preparing this week’s devotion, I was not sure this was the week for me to send what I was writing. Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a ministry I follow called The Father’s Business. Its devotion for the week was absolutely perfect and resonated much more with
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God’s Word revealed for us - The season of Advent

December 3, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Last Sunday, Nov. 29, many Christian churches marked their church calendar as the first Sunday of Advent. This important event draws our minds to the very essence of Christianity – the coming of the promised savior. Judaism, the Law of God given to Moses and developed by many others, including King David,
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Holding hands with God

December 3, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.” (Luke 10: 23-24)
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Southern Beef Stew, Broccoli Cornbread and Coconut Cake

December 3, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Chunks of beef, cubed potatoes, chopped onions and sliced chunks of carrots are in this well-seasoned stew. It has been a family favorite for years. Served with warm cornbread. It’s one of our comfort foods in the cold winter days. Southern Beef Stew 2 pounds beef stew meat 4 potatoes, cubed 2
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The Yai-Yai factor and photo equality

December 3, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Christmas is just around the corner, and I’ve been steadily trying to get my act together. There are so many ideas running through my head. Most of my ideas have pictures of family members and are heartfelt, but I feel inadequate to Yai-Yai, my son Joseph’s mother-in-law and who can do everything!
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Gadsden City Council addresses rendering plant

December 3, 2020 chris
Pictured above, local residents opposed to the rendering plant gather outside Gadsden City Hall during the Gadsden City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 1. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor The possibility of a Pilgrim’s Pride rendering plant located on Gadsden Airport Authority property roused much discussion Tuesday at the Gadsden City Council meeting. Following a
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Etowah County peer helpers partner with local nonprofit

December 3, 2020 chris
Pictured above, Gaston High School students Kobe Harris, Randi Morgan, Ke’Sean Williams, Cailey White, Joseph Lockridge and Courtney Kidd participate in Etowah County School System’s Pajama Day that benefitted Sleep in Heavenly Peace on Giving Tuesday, December 1. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knighten McGriff. By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Students and educators throughout Etowah County
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Legals for 12/04/2020 - 12/10/2020

December 3, 2020 chris
________________ MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE Whereas, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Stanley Wood Routon, a married man, to The Exchange Bank of Alabama on the 10th day of November, 2016, said mortgage being recorded at Instrument #: 3442706, recorded in the office of the
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Coosa duo too much for Lady Warriors

December 2, 2020 chris
Photo: Coosa Christian’s Bella Millirons (right) drives to the basket as Westbrook’s Gracie Hyfield defends during the Lady Conquerors’ 63-36 victory in girls’ basketball last Tuesday (Dec. 1) in Rainbow City. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor You know a basketball team has a legitimate 1-2 scoring punch when that duo accounts for 85 percent of
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Locals: “Heck, no” to proposed rendering plant

December 2, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured is a map of local communities surrounding a proposed chicken rendering plant to be located off Steele Station Road on the Gadsden/Rainbow City border. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor If the general consensus at a public meeting last Monday (Nov. 30) was any indication, the construction of a chicken rendering plant on the
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Blue Devils stopped short in semifinals

November 30, 2020 chris
Photo: Etowah’s Omareon Finch (19) blocks Gordo’s Benn Capps as NyNy Davis gains yardage during the Blue Devils’ 21-14 loss in the Class 4A state football semifinals on Nov. 27 in Attalla. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Etowah’s hopes of playing for a state football championship for the first time since 1999 ended last Friday
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In & around SEC football - Week 10 previews and predictions

November 25, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 9 Recap After a three-week absence due to COVID-19, Auburn returned to the field and cruised past Tennessee, 30-17, last Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers and Volunteers were tied 10-10 at halftime but Auburn took a 20-10 lead late in the third quarter on a 100-yard interception return
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Casting on the Coosa: A Gray area and on the Money

November 25, 2020 chris
By Marty Dixon/Staff Correspondent I’ve been on the water several times over the past week. They were short trips, but any fishing trip is good fishing trip. I managed to make a few more fishing bu-ddies. I caught several fish on Thursday around rip rap while throwing a medium crankbait. I decided to run up
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston – A miraculous gift of love

November 25, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston After Phil’s brother, Ronald Rigsby, passed away recently, a most informative letter was sent to our family from Legacy of Hope, Alabama’s Organ and Tissue Donation Alliance out of Birmingham. My brother-in-law, who was 64, made the decision years ago to be an organ donor and the family honored his wishes. It
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - How much longer, Father?

November 25, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy;
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Give me a greater vision, Oh Lord

November 25, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever read something and realized you might not know all there is to that particular subject, and yet deep in your soul you know that if you broadened your vision on the subject, you would gain so much more wisdom, understanding, perspective on life, and even to some degree a
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God’s Word revealed for us - Thanks be to God

November 25, 2020 chris
By John Larkins In the remaining months we have as a Christian nation, it is well to remind ourselves that our personal abundance is a gift from God. He insists on our involvement but responds so lovingly to our prayers and striving. If you saw any sign in store advertisements or media announcements about a
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A hidden talent and a shrinking bladder

November 25, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Thanksgiving is a time to count blessings, share fellowship and eat. When I first began thinking of what to share this year, I thought of my mother’s sister, Aunt Lynell. Upon my mother’s recent passing, it became more important than ever for Aunt Lynell to keep the family together. I saw my
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Cindy Brewer's Meatballs, Pam Raines' Scalloped Parmesan Potatoes and Andy Bedwell's Chocolate Cobbler

November 25, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell In the South, and especially in Alabama, food is an important part of celebrating the holiday season. We begin with Halloween candy and the huge spreads during Thanksgiving and Christmas and into the New Year. It’s a variety of yummy treats and a series of parties and family gatherings. Cindy Brewer’s Meatballs
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Local entrepreneur keeps entertainment rolling for community with new venture

November 25, 2020 chris
Pictured above left, The Alley owner Bethanne Mashburn (center) welcomes Christie Knowles (left) and Lesa Osborn (right) for a special VIP Night at the venue inside the Gadsden Mall.  By Katie Bohannon, News Editor Bethanne Mashburn is on a roll. After months of excitement and effort, her highly-anticipated entertainment venue will welcome visitors to explore the
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