Legals for the week of 5/17 to 5/23

May 20, 2019 chris
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made in the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Audy J. Irvine Husband Amy M. Irvine Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Transland Financial Services, Inc., its successors and assigns dated January 30, 2004; said mortgage
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RBC annexes Sports Complex property

May 17, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor On Monday, May 13, Rainbow City took steps to protect the investment it has made into the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex. A bill introduced by State Senator Andrew Jones created uncertainty about the Sports Complex’s future. The bill is very similar to the one State Representative Becky Nordgren advertised
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Oldest Broad Street retail business closing its doors

May 17, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor In 1975, Juanita Moman opened an eyeglass dispensary called Moman’s Eyecare at 227 Broad Street. Moman’s Eyecare has the distinction of being the oldest retail business on Broad Street. Now, after 44 years in business Moman’s is closing its doors. Juanita’s inspiration to open Moman’s came from her love of
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Chamber hosts Excellence in Education Award Ceremony

May 17, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor On Thursday, May 9, the Etowah Chamber took the time to honor the many great educators in the county at the second annual Excellence in Education Award Luncheon. “We have so many wonderful things going on in our educational systems,” said Chamber President Heather Brothers New. “So, Excellence in Education
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Education and state retirees also deserve a pay raise

May 17, 2019 chris
By Craig Ford I sometimes feel like a broken record, but here we are once again. Another year, another budget, and another failure to provide our retirees with a cost-of-living pay raise. It’s becoming a disturbing tradition that every year I have to write about our state legislature’s failure to treat our retirees with the
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The Vagabond - Willie Elbert “Bud” Easterwood

May 17, 2019 chris
By Danny Crownover William Kuner recently posted an article about local historian Will I. Martin meeting his grandmother and great-grandfather. Kuner writes: “In his office of the local newspaper, Will I. Martin was introduced to Mrs. Nancy Ellen Malone of Attalla and learned that she is the daughter of the late Bud Easterwood, a noted
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Chicken Rotel Casserole, Alabama Cake and Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

May 17, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell What would we do without chicken? Actually, the better question would be how do we give chicken a distinctive flavor? Dress up that everyday bird in an easy sauce that usually consist of some kind of cream soup. This is one of the few recipes that is easy, and everyone will think
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The heart of a leader

May 17, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford In Chapter 8 of the Book of Mark we find the story of the feeding of the four thousand. people This story shows us a beautiful picture of not only our Father’s heart for ALL people but also skills needed to be an effective leader. Let’s take a look at this story
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Don’t Be Careful Who You Pray For

May 17, 2019 chris
By Robert Hasley Pine “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven…” (Matthew 5:43-48 NRSV). If anyone needs praying for, your enemies do. If we were in a right relationship with God, would we pray for harm
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Food, fellowship and fine seasoning at Jack’s

May 17, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott I’m not saying that I eat at Jack’s every morning, but when I started out of the driveway yesterday morning with my husband Alan, my cell phone alerted me that the Jack’s that we were going to was 20 minutes away. How did the cell phone know which Jack’s we were going
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Kittens under the bathtub….

May 17, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston I called a pest control company several weeks ago because in the middle of the night I’d heard a terrible noise under my bathtub, which is one of those new lightweight ones where there is a space between it and the floor underneath. I was positive that it was a raccoon, as
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 10 previews

May 17, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Auburn Week 9 Review Auburn dropped a home series against No. 7 Georgia after losing the series finale, 10-8. The Tigers overcame a 7-2 deficit and tied the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning but the Bulldogs scored three additional runs in the top of the eighth
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G.W. Long sweeps Westbrook in Class 2A baseball finals

May 17, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s John Ross Morgan holds G.W. Long’s Matt Snelll at first base during the Warriors’ 7-0 loss in the Class 2A state baseball championship series on Thursday, May 16, in Montgomery. (Mike Goodson/Messenger)  By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent G.W. Long earned its straight state baseball championship and an AHSAA-record 16th overall title with a
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Warriors' Cook signs with UAH

May 17, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian senior Mitchell Cook signed a track scholarship with the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Pictured with Mitchell are his dad Dan and mom Shelly. (Mike Goodson/Messenger)  By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent On May 13, Westbrook Christian senior Mitchell Cook signed a scholarship to run distance track and cross country for the University of
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Westbrook’s Bane signs with Shorter

May 17, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian senior Avery Bane signed a soccer scholarship with Shorter University in Rome, Ga., on May 10. Pictured with Avery are her mom Niki and dad Jason. (Mike Goodson/Messenger)  By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Avery Bane’s 13-year career in competitive soccer will continue for at least four more years. On May 10, the Westbrook
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Warriors finish runner-up, Lady Jackets third at state golf tourney

May 15, 2019 chris
The Westbrook Christian boys and the Glencoe girls finished second and third, respectively, at the AHSAA state golf tournament last Tuesday (May 14) in Prattville. It was the Warriors’ second consecutive runner-up finish (the team competed in Class 1A-2A last season). Westbrook finished with an overall score of 650 to first-place Houston Academy’s 558. T.R.
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Sardis finishes runner-up at softball regionals, qualifies for state tournament

May 15, 2019 chris
Photo: The Sardis High School softball team gathers for a photo after finishing second at the Class 5A West Central Regional Tournament earlier his week in Tuscaloosa. Pictured, kneeling, from left: Pascalle Devreede, Lily Towns, Harlee Vincent, Sarah Beth Hallmark, Emily Cook, Hailey Hill, Jade Bonds, Lanese Edmondson, Jade Night. Standing, from left: assistant coach Matt
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Local teams compete at softball regionals

May 15, 2019 chris
Several local high school softball team competed in the recent West Central Regional Tournaments in Tuscaloosa. In Class 5A, Southside opened with an 18-1 victory over Pleasant Grove, followed by a 3-2 loss to Mortimer Jordan in the quarterfinals. The Lady Panthers then fell to Moody, 12-2, in the playback bracket. In Class 4A, Hokes
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Lady Panthers come up short in state soccer championship

May 13, 2019 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Hallie-Kate Smith (7) pushes the ball away from Montgomery Academy’s Bae Corley during the Lady Panthers’ 2-1 loss in the Class 4A/5A girls soccer championship match last Friday (May 10) in Huntsville. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor The Southside High girls soccer team finally ran into an opponent that found a way
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Eagles fall to Brooks in deciding third game of state baseball semifinals

May 13, 2019 chris
Courtesy of Florence Times-Daily As the final pitcher in Brooks’ late game-two meltdown against Hokes Bluff on May 8, senior Lake Spurgeon was at the center of the team’s toughest moment of the season. Less than 48 hours later, he was at the center of the team’s best moment yet. Spurgeon drove in five runs
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Stallings speaks at Boy Scouts Steak Social

May 10, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor Sports enthusiasts, Boy Scout supporters and locals flocked to 210 at the Tracks in Gadsden on Tuesday, May 7 to enjoy a good meal and more at the Etowah Boy Scouts Steak Social. Attendees enjoyed drinks and food (steak, of course) while they socialized with each other. During the event,
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Adams Elementary celebrates students’ AR success

May 10, 2019 chris
By Sarrah Peters News Editor Oscar Adams Elementary Schools is proud to announce that over the last year, its students have been reading a ton. Even students in kindergarten have been reading books and taking Accelerated Reading (AR) tests. Through the tests taken, a school can track the number of books and words read by
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People of Etowah - Chance Goodwin

May 10, 2019 chris
Name: Chance Goodwin Where were you born and raised? “I was born in Gadsden and raised in Hokes Bluff.” What is your occupation? “Principal of C.A. Donehoo Elementary School and Minister of Saks Church of Christ in Anniston.” What made you decide to work in your field? “From a young age I wanted to be
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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole, Janice Lankford’s Asparagus Casserole and G-R-E-A-T Cookies

May 10, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell I do not know if church homecomings happen outside of the South, but if you get a chance to go to one, go! We always tried to hold these events in the summer at our little Eastside Presbyterian Church in East Gadsden. Our service would focus on the families who had come
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Dropped, crumpled and dirty...we still have value

May 10, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever heard a speaker begin his or her seminar by holding up a $20 bill? Talking in front of 300 students, a speaker recently asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Of course, hands started going up all across the room. He said, “I am going to give this $20
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Bible study, dominoes and God’s purpose for us

May 10, 2019 chris
By Vicki Scott My mom has days when she loves where she lives and some days when she does not. Making the decision to move her to assisted living was very difficult and emotional. On her bad days, I wonder if I made the right decision. Then, on her good days, I know that I
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Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston - Thoughts on Mothers Day

May 10, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston Dear readers, Mother’s Day will be celebrated this coming Sunday, and I have bittersweet emotions. I love my dear mother so much. Yet, as I visit her at the nursing home where she has been a resident for several years, my main heart wants more than anything to be able to care
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Loving and Waiting

May 10, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.” (Psalm 31 NRSV). Patience is difficult for us in these times. Everywhere we turn, we are
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In & around SEC baseball - Week 9 previews

May 10, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Editor Auburn and Alabama Week 8 Review For the first time since 2011, Auburn beat Alabama in a series at Plainsman Park. The Tigers won the series finale, 17-7, in an offensive explosion to take the series and improve to 12-12 in the SEC and 29-19 overall. It was a back-and-forth game
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Westbrook sweeps DHCA, heads to 2A state baseball finals

May 10, 2019 chris
Photo: Westbrook Christian’s Samuel Dutton delivers a pitch during the Warriors’ 11-1 victory over Decatur Heritage in the Class 2A state baseball semifinals on Wednesday, May 8, in Decatur. (Mike Goodson/Messenger) By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent For the first time in six years, Westbrook Christian will compete in the state championship round of the Class 2A
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