North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


  • Gardendale senior health fair set for Friday at civic center Our aim is to educate our senior population so they will be healthier, more alert, mentally fit and safer in their golden years. Our fair this year is sponsored by United Health Care and Jefferson County’s Youth in Aging program.

    April 22, 2009

  • holt Person You Should Know — Billy Holt Billy Holt, 76, of Gardendale, is well-known to the people of Gardendale after working for 56 years in the grocery business and also because of what now keeps him busy after retirement.

    April 15, 2009 1 Photo

  • kimberlywii Video games allow seniors to play competitively For those not familiar with Wii, it’s the interactive video game where players use a hand-held controller to simulate throwing a bowling ball, swinging a baseball bat or a tennis racket, or playing other games.

    March 18, 2009 1 Photo

  • brown People You Should Know — Ken and Beverly Brown Ken and Beverly Brown of Mt. Olive are the owners of B&K Military Surplus in Warrior. The store has been open for a year, and the two have seen many veterans and future veterans (people headed to war) come into the store. They see many of their customers as family. A camera-shy Beverly did most of the talking.

    March 18, 2009 1 Photo

  • people omar Person You Should Know — Omar Duncan In February, Duncan was voted the Kimberly Senior Center 2009 King, with Inez Phillips elected as queen.

    March 3, 2009 1 Photo

  • eloise Person You Should Know — Eloise Blankenship Eloise Blankenship, director of the Morris Senior Center, took a few minutes to answer some questions on a recent Monday before serving lunch.

    February 25, 2009 1 Photo

  • peopleault Person You Should Know — Don Ault

    February 18, 2009 1 Photo

  • Kimberly ‘guitar pulling’ highlights rich music talent The Kimberly Senior Center is the location of a musical gathering that has been going on every Saturday night for almost 20 years.

    It was originally held at the Crackling Cornbread Jamboree building in East Kimberly and continued there until Thanksgiving 2008.

    February 12, 2009

  • Person You Should Know — Sue Odom Sue Odom of Warrior is a regular at the Morris Senior Center. She will soon get married to a man she’s known since first grade.

    February 10, 2009

  • Plenty of January events on tap at Kimberly Senior Center Wasn’t it great to get back to the Kimberly Senior Center after the holidays?

    We had so much to catch up on, especially our hugs.

    And what an exciting first week back with really fine attendance and even new members. The place was hopping most of the week and it’s going to get more so.

    January 21, 2009