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Douglas High School junior Jonathan Fountaine wasn't even born during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but he knew the sacrifice. He also knew the sacrifice of the 13 soldiers who died in Afghanistan last month.

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Mile Plus Yard Sale

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I am so pleased that my neighbor and friend, Judy D. Sims, came home Saturday after being in the hospital for 17 days. She had the aneurysm removed that had plagued her for so long. She says she is doing well. She is anxious to be in her own bed.

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Judy D. Sims of Marina Road came through her aneurysm surgery just fine on Wednesday, September 1. This surgery was delayed almost a year. She was in Huntsville and they transferred her to UAB.

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Mile Plus Yard Sale

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Violet Heath’s son’s great grandson is still in St. Jude’s Hospital. He is 3-year-old Sawyer Hosinger of Mississippi. The family took his 6-year-old brother, Haden, to visit him as they thought it might help him feel better. They are treating Sawyer for symptoms of leukemia.

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Deborah Moore stayed with her grandchildren, Ansley and Jay Barnes, while their parents, Ann Marie and John Barnes, took a trip to the Florida Keys. They were celebrating their 20th anniversary.

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St. Minor 

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Shirley Leslie, who is 98 years old and lives on Bakers Chapel Road, had her granddaughter Stephanie Osteen visited her. Another day, Shirley’s daughter and husband Betty Jo and Chris Thornton spent the day with her on the 7th. They brought lunch and a lot of groceries.

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Back to School

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Rodger Horton is having an eye procedure done. He will be wearing glasses all the time after it is done.

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After finishing two grueling weeks of band camp and putting an "anything but normal" 2020 season behind them, the Pride of Douglas Eagle Band is ready to take the field.

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Bakers Chapel Baptist Women met at the church on July 12. Those present were Betty Ratchford, Rita Graham, Dorritt Campbell, Carolyn Cook, Delores Moore, Jacee White, Joyce Colkmire, Kay Anderton, Olivia Raulston and Frances Wrenn.

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Mile Plus Yard Sale

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Livingston Chapel

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It rained 3 nights out of 4 for Bakers Chapel Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School. All had an enjoyable time anyway. One night the electricity went out, so they went home early.

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Library News

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My sweet neighbor Kat Sorrell and my daughter-in-law, Sandy Cameron, have picked 10 quarts of blackberries on my fence row to put in the freezer. Since I'm not able to pick them at this time, it is a blessing to me. 

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Summer Reading

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Livingston Chapel 

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During a windstorm last week, a tree fell on Marina Road where I live and blocked the road. Our road commissioner for this district, Rick Watson, and his men soon had it open to traffic. On the other road behind Judy D. Sims’ home, a large pecan tree was uprooted.

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Laci Moore of Grant had an exciting trip to Eddyville, Kentucky, to try her luck with bowfishing in the 13th Annual Jarred Ashmore Youth Bowfishing Tournament.

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Reading Challenge

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Nancy Gilbreath Graham visited me on Monday, the 14th. She brought me some homemade vegetable soup and some orange fluff for dessert. It was enough for 2 meals.

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Livingston Chapel 

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Greg Cooper of Grant went on a trip to Wyoming with his mother Marsha Frazier to visit her brother who lives in Daniel, Wyoming, which is about 100 miles south of Yellowstone. This was Greg’s first trip out West.

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Nancy McCoy is happy to be at home after surgery, hospitalization and rehab. She says she is finally feeling a little better. Her husband Leon is a good caregiver.

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The Alder Springs Community Association will host an in-person meeting at the Community Center on Hustleville Rd on Tuesday, June 8. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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Lewis Stewart is home from the hospital but still is not well. His wife Kate said he is in the bed most of the time. Their son Stanley and his wife Jennifer came from Hazel Green and spent the day.

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Summer Feeding

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Not many people can take their blood line back to the Cherokee Indian Nation and a tribal chief. However, Roland Matthews of Grant can do it.

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Livingston Chapel 

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The Bailey family of this community and surrounding areas had a reunion recently at Buck’s Pocket. The eldest member of the survivors, Edward Bailey, aged 87, lives near there so he requested they have it there. They have a pavilion and picnic area. The members of the family that I know are …

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Danny and Dana Jordan have another grandson who had a birthday. Wilder Rigsby was 1 year old on May 13th. He celebrated by taking his 1st few steps. Wilder is the son of Lindsay and Matt Rigsby. He has an older brother, Finn, who is 3 years old.

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Billy and Donna Beard have much to celebrate. Their daughter Ana-Lee Murphy has received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Her husband, Roman Murphy, received a B.S. degree in management of information systems from the College of Business at the University. T…

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St. Minor 

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Connie Gamble Randles, 67, of the Kelly Chapel Community, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, at her residence.

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Deborah Moore’s grandson Jay Barnes had a birthday on April 30. He was 13 years old and is the son of Ann Marie and John Barnes of Grant.

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Henryville United Methodist Church of Claysville is having an indoor yard sale on May 11 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Maggie Valley

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New Bank Manager 

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Frances Wrenn attended her grandson Alex Wrenn’s tennis tournament at Boaz recently. It was so hot that her neck got sunburned. The only shade she could find was behind a power pole. Alex’s team did not win.

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If you are looking for a different place to host your party or event, Jamie Guffey of the Swearengin Community on Grant Mountain has the perfect place for you. Jamie’s venue is called Dove Creek Farm Wedding & Event Venue.