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Bakers Chapel Road had a tree down last Wednesday, which hampered traffic for a short while. The county removed it in a hurry. One of my health care workers was delayed temporarily.

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Opal “Ellowayne” Dingler of Albertville died March 29, 2021, at her residence. She was 90.

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Perry Leaming Jr., 91, of Albertville, formerly of Guntersville, died Monday, March 29, 2021.

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Tourism is ramping up in Marshall County, quite possibly to levels never seen before. And the new Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheatre (SMPA) is a big reason.

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 Members of the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, attended the 123rd State Conference of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held March 12-14 in Auburn, Ala.

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Folks in my neighborhood are thankful to North Alabama Co-op for keeping our electricity working during last week’s storms. Also, we appreciate our TV companies keeping our TVs operating. We couldn’t go outside unless it was necessary or we might have washed down the river. I thought we migh…

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About Tombstone

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Joy and Rodger Horton are back in their house after a fire. They haven’t gotten everything in place yet, but they are working on it.

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Frances Wrenn brought me a sandwich after she babysat all morning with her great-grandson, Emmett, 2-year-old son of Rachel Hess. His mother put him in a movie to watch. When it was over, Frances wanted him to watch another, but she wasn’t sure how to do it. Emmett solved the problem. He wal…

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Judy D. Sims’ granddaughter Kelsey Bell and her family have vacationed for a few days in the Smokey Mountains. The in-laws went along also.

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Joy Horton had a bad infection. Her doctor sent her home with medication and she is recovering. Joy and Rodger Horton are having repairs done on their house after a fire did damage. They are adjusting.

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Nancy Franks of Grant celebrated her 81st birthday. Her family took her out to dinner to celebrate. Her daughter-in-law Shannon Franks made her a beautiful carrot cake.

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Chris Cornelius, brother of mechanic Eddie Cornelius, has recovered from COVID-19. He is back in Barfield Health Care, where he was, before being sent to a hospital in Tuscaloosa.

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Rodger & Joy Horton of Burroughs Drive had a house fire on Monday the 8th. It caught in the attic, supposedly some electrical wiring. There was some water damage and some fire damage. They are blessed that they are safe and they didn’t lose the house.

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Shirley Leslie’s daughter Sue Lynn McPeters passed away after a long illness on Monday, Feb. 1, at her home in Toney, Alabama. She was buried on Thursday at Old Prospect Cemetery. Shirley, who is 97, made the remark, “No one should go before her parents.” My sympathy is with you and yours, Shirley.

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Rodger and Joy Horton’s son Matthew has the COVID virus and pneumonia. Rodger Horton Jr. of Washington, IL, is recuperating from eye surgery and has to have two more surgeries. They are currently having another ice storm.

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Grant Library

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My daughter-in-law, Cindy Cameron of Arab, celebrated her birthday on Jan. 15.

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Grant Boy Scouts 

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Nancy McCoy broke her left foot in 3 places, when a vacuum cleaner fell on it. She is having to wear 2 boots.

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Scout Troop 7082

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Frances Wrenn’s grandson Andrew Wrenn celebrated his 18th birthday on the 27th of December. Andrew is a senior at Dar and the son of Daniel and Telah Wrenn.

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Seeking Scouts

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Retirement

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Judy D. Sims had visitors, her great grandchild Brylee Bell and her granddaughter Kinsley Sims spent 2 nights with her. She said they wore her out playing Monopoly. Another day, her grandchildren Addy and Kai Bell spent the day with her.

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Judy D. Sims had a visit from her granddaughter, Kelsey Bell and her children Brylee, Addy and Kai Bell.

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Happy College Graduation 

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Seth Hampton, the son of Chad and Rita Hampton who were both born and raised in Guntersville, was a part of the Thompson High School's football team who pulled off a miraculous win December 2 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Shirley Leslie of Bakers Chapel Road spent Thanksgiving with her daughter, Sue Lynn and Jimmy McPeters of Toney, Alabama.

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Kate & Lewis Stewart ate their Thanksgiving meal across the street at the home of their daughter and her husband, Patricia and John Mize. Kate said they had room for more. Kate did most of the cooking and then carried the food to Patricia’s. They fed several family members and friends. K…

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Charles and Rita Graham and their families celebrated Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 22. I hear they had a good crowd and lots of food.

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5K Running Family

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Livingston Chapel

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Jacob Thompson of Grant is currently working on his Eagle Scout project with a little help from a local business owner.

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Rodger Horton made a trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday and bought fresh turnips, turnip greens, kale and cabbage. That makes me hungry just thinking about some good Southern cooking.

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LC’s Mobile Creamery