Health Watch: Coughing is only symptom, not disease
We are having a lot of customers come in this and last week with a common complaint. Nothing out of the norm for this time of year, but nevertheless it can be irritating.
Retreat brings out the fun in women
Everyone needs a little down time — a little time to get away from the regular routine and be free to be themselves in a different environment. This little break comes every year at this time in my life in the form of a women’s retreat with the ladies from my church, The Church Revived.
Person You Should Know: Ronnie Vaughn
Ronnie Vaughn has lived in Gardendale for most of his life. He recently retired from management in the City of Birmingham public works division, and will take over as the head of Mountain Brook’s public works department next week.
Tech builds custom computers
Greg Pylant has been working with computers since he was 14 years old.
Holly Kennedy makes the most of kindergarten grant
Holly Kennedy is a kindergarten teacher at Mt. Olive Elementary School. She was recently awarded a $462 grant for classroom expenses from Bounty and www.teacherwishlist.com. Kennedy was one of only 100 teachers who received the grant.
Consistency key for parents
Now, if you have not been consistent, you will have “growing pains” as you change your ways. Your children will test the boundaries, but you have got to stick to your guns. Do not give in. I promise they will give in if you just stay strong.
Schools, parents should place zero tolerance on bullying
Bullies get their power through secrecy and intimidation. That power is taken away when the issue is brought out in the open.
J.B. Salter, a former marine, artist, and newspaper columnist
J.B. Salter has lived in Gardendale for over 50 years. He is a former marine, artist and newspaper columnist.
Job helps develop people skills
Can you feel that? The air is starting to cool a little, the natives are getting restless and it must be time for some football! Saturday marks the season opener for college football in the southeast and you can hear the buzz of excitement around town.
Person You Should Know: Connie Bowers
Connie Bowers is a Gardendale resident and the president of the Angel Squad, a volunteer organization that visits with cancer patients.
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