Decorating class offered

A new class on holiday decorating tips has arrived just in the nick of time, according to a press release. This three-hour course offered through Wallace State Community Education will teach participants how to make wreaths, decorate with garland, set Christmas table tops, gift wrap, create holiday stationery and more.

The course will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call the Wallace State Community Education Department at 256-352-8243.

Waynesville, Mo.

Trafford resident enters Army under delayed entry program

Ashley L. Pena has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program, according to a press release. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education.

After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

The recruit qualifies for a $20,000 enlistment bonus.

Pena reported to Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., for basic training in September.

She is the daughter of Gregory Keith Hugeland of Trafford.

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