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When my son, Ryan was five years old, he was in kindergarten and went to school in the mornings. His sister and brother were older, so they were in school all day.  

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FLORENCE – United Way and Marine Corps League of the Shoals is holding a make-up registration for Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 5.  This is the last chance for those who missed the earlier registration days.

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FLORENCE – The Florence Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition in Downtown Florence for over 50 years. This year’s version will allow participants to enjoy the parade from the safety of their own vehicle to adhere more easily to social distancing.

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SHOALS – Several Shoals area churches have come together to bring Christmas Lights to their cities in a unique way Friday–Sunday, December 4-6.   Christmas luminaries, lights, and decorations will be shining brightly as a reminder that Jesus is still the Light of the World. The lights will b…

AUBURN–Over 500,000 Alabamians have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Due to the ongoing pandemic and recent spikes on COVID-19 cases across the country, traveling to see friends and family this Thanksgiving will be dramatically different.

FLORENCE – Kevin Robinson and Richard Bennett, representing Bless Yr Heart Music Production Company in Sheffield, received $5,000 for the winning entry in the Shoals Idea Audition.  The entrepreneurship competition took place November 10 on the University of North Alabama East campus. Robins…

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FLORENCE – Kevin Moore is active as principal at Underwood Elementary and with his church family at Chisholm Hills Church of Christ.  

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It was a typical afternoon in our neighborhood.  Folks were out walking, chatting and enjoying the cooler fall temperatures.  The distant melody of the ice cream truck reminded us that summer was dwindling to an end.  The day was uneventful thus far.   

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FLORENCE – The law firm of McCutcheon & Hamner has renewed their semi-annual Wills for Warriors program this November to offer free simple wills, durable powers of attorney, and living wills to all veterans, active service members, first responders and local healthcare workers. The progr…

FLORENCE – Three gifts announced recently at Mars Hill Bible School will benefit three distinct segments of the school.

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FLORENCE – Max Barnett wasn’t a man who sought attention or recognition.  He just gave a lot because that was his heart.  That is how Whitney Barnett, Max’s widow, aptly summed up what most people knew about him. Max passed away a few weeks ago after a three year battle with Glioblastoma (GB…

AUBURN - Crisp, cool mornings and long shadows signal that fall has truly set in. With a transition into cooler weather comes a transition with the vibrant colors of fall leaves. Often it seems as if this change happened over night. This phenomenon strikes the question, what triggers this tr…

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PHIL CAMPBELL - Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Music Department will hold a Falling into Winter concert on Monday, November 16 and Thursday, November 19 at 7pm in the Bevill Center on the NW-SCC Phil Campbell Campus. 

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TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is currently hosting a photo exhibit featuring the work of Dick Cooper in the lobby of the museum. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of 2020.

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FLORENCE – The YMCA in Florence officially held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the new Youth Development Wing last week.  That added 13,000 square feet of space, a dedicated entrance for before-and-after school programs and summer day camp, and a drive-thru, drop-off / pick-up entran…

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First published Oct. 25, 2020

What child does not come home from a full day of school hungry, or as they say “starving?