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Craft show set next month at VBCC

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association will hold its annual Spring Craft Show at the Von Braun Civic Center on March 21-22. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon until 5 p.m. There is no admission fee. There are approximately 250 craftsmen participating, offering a variety of hand-crafted items. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Huntsville charities. The show is located

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  • Crafters set spring show

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Elk Valley Crafters’ 21st annual Spring Show will be held Saturday, March 14, at Lincoln County High School from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This will be a one-day event. Admission to the show is free, with ample free parking. There will be food and drink vendors in and around the school. Exhibitors make up a wide variety of crafts and offer something for everyone. There are no “flea market”

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  • Lions recognize local poster contest winners

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Fayetteville Lions Club announced local and district winners of the Annual Peace Poster Contest. Pictured (from left) are Ruth McKamey of Riverside Christian Academy; Lion Cal Perkins, contest chairman; Hannah Carley, Meridianville Middle School; and Karlee Wakefield, Fayetteville Middle School.

    Fayetteville Lions Club sponsored regional schools’ participation in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. “Peace, Love and Understanding” was the 2014-15 theme. Students ages 11-13 were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest theme. More than 350,000 children participate in the contest annually across the globe. Three schools in this area entered, and local judges declared one winner per school. The winners and their parents were invited to

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  • Veteran recalls the dark of Vietnam nights

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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    Ralph Dietz, a Vietnam veteran, was the guest speaker during the February meeting of the Vietnam Era Veterans held at Mike’s All American Diner in Shelbyville. Tom Taylor, with the Vietnam vets group, read a story written by Dietz for introduction. Following is the story he shared, titled, “A Night in the Jungle.” “May 28, 2014, more than 45 years later, it seems like just yesterday to me. I recall

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  • Garden Club tours Prichard’s Distillery

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    The Stonebridge Garden Club recently toured Prichard’s Distillery. Pictured are (from left) Vickie Small, Linda Gentle, Cindy Kite, Connie and Phil Prichard, Shannon Blackwood, Barbara Cantrell, Brenda Underwood, Sandy Trentham, Abby Underwood and Connie Glazener.

    It was a beautiful day for an outing to Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso for the Stonebridge Garden Club’s January meeting. The women enjoyed a very informative tour of the facility, which focused on the history of the building and progression from Connie Prichard’s home canning pot to what the facility uses today to produce several varieties of rum, whiskey and bourbon. The group then sat down to a luncheon which

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  • Pollock, Mendoza chosen for FPU seminar

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Britt Dye, FPU’s CEO and general manager (at left), congratulates Abigayle Pollock and Bobby Joe Mendoza for being selected to attend the 2015 Youth Leadership Summit in March.

    Abigayle Pollock and Bobby Joe Mendoza will represent Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) and Lincoln County at the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s (TECA) 2015 Youth Leadership Summit March 16-18 in Nashville. Pollock and Mendoza, both juniors at Lincoln County High School, were selected to attend the Summit based on their leadership abilities and interest in the legislative process. They were selected from among the many applications received from the three local high

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  • Askew visits Alpha Kappa

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Bob Askew accepts a Fayetteville-Lincoln County afghan from Patsy Crawford of the Alpha Kappa Club. The Fayetteville native spoke to the club in February about the children’s book, “Sewanee A to Z”, which he illustrated.

    Alpha Kappa Club welcomed Bob Askew, well-known watercolor and oil painter from Sewanee, during its February meeting. Askew paints landscapes and architecture with special emphasis on Sewanee scenes. Program Committee Chair Patsy Crawford gave an introduction of Askew prior to his presentation which was peppered with many great memories of Bob growing up in Fayetteville. Bob is the son of member Carolyn Askew and her husband, Bill, and brother of

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