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Crenshaw County natives, authors publish books

Jack and Olivia Solomon of Tallassee, formerly of Luverne, have written another book entitled Gone Home: Southern Folk Gravestone Art, which studies the inscriptions of gravestones found throughout central and southeast Alabama cemeteries.

The well-known folklorists say the inscriptions are not just commemorative biographies of the deceased, but reflect the historical,

economic and artistic nature of the American character.

Their daughter Suzannah Solomon Wilson took photos for the book.

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Alvin Bland, former co-owner and editor of The Luverne Journal, has released a limited edition book, which include a collection of his amusing columns that appeared in the Journal from 2000 to 2004.

The book entitled, Mares Eat Oats, Two, is a coffee table must, especially when you need a good laugh. In one of his column’s he wrote, Humor’s Good at Any Age, which is so true.

Pick up your copy today at the Journal office.

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South Central Alabama Development Commission Area Agency on Aging of Montgomery is helping senior citizens with their Partnership for Medication Access.

On Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. there will be a signup day for Medication Assistance and Information on Medicare Discount Cards at the Luverne Multi-purpose senior center located at 317 South Forest Avenue, Luverne.

For more information on being eligible call 1-800-243-5463.

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Kids and Kin held a CPR training class on Jan. 6 at Meadowcrest Community room.

Sarah Martha Miller performed the training. Those who completed the course were Era Denson, Teresa Boswell, Amanda Pilkington and Annette Parham. Debbie Bloodworth serves as the Crenshaw County Kids and Kin Care Partner.

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Nancy Petrey will be teaching an eight-week course on the book of Exodus beginning at 6 p.m. on Jan. 13.

The re-registering will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Luverne Junior High building.

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South Luverne Volunteers are planning an upcoming mission trip with 4 Corners Ministries.

Tripp Sipper with 4 Corners Ministry will be meeting with the volunteers at 5 p.m. this Sunday. Mr. Sipper will be preaching at the 6 p.m. worship service at South Luverne Baptist Church.

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The WMU Quarterly Meeting will be held at South Luverne Baptist Church Jan. 17. Rev. Neal Hughes, Executive Director of the Community of Hope Inc. of Montgomery will be the speaker at 7.p.m.

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South Luverne Church is excited and blessed about having Richard and Cammi Tisdale as new members.

The church voted unanimously to call Richard as their new Youth Minister. The youth attendance last Wednesday night was over 30. SLBC has also adopted a set of church bylaws to have a documented description of how and why the church operates.

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The planning of the 10th annual Swamp Supper is underway.

The guest speaker this year will be Robert Canant. All men and boys are encouraged to mark your calendars now for Feb. 26 and to be there early. This special event will be held in the Conecuh Swamp area.

For more information call Mike Green at 335-5795 or Steve Defee at 335-2238.

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Since April of 2003 the Luverne Weight Watchers class members have lost 2,006 pounds with an average of 20 members in attendance.

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Only eight more days remain before the Beth Moore Praise and Worship Team will be in concert at South Luverne Baptist Church.

Travis Cottrell, worship team leader and eight other team members and band members, will performed at SLBC at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22. This will be a concert you do not want to miss!

For more information call Debra Moseley, Event Coordinator

527-3602 or e-mail dhmoseley@troycable.net

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Ms. Fannie L. Nichols was honored with a 90th birthday celebration over the Christmas holidays.

The celebration took place at the Meadowcrest Apartment community room and was hosted by her daughters.

Ms. Nichols received several nice gifts. The community room was decorated in a Christmas motif and accentuated with hand-decorated balloons. Refreshments, consisting of a beautiful and delicious decorated birthday cake, punch, nuts and chips were served.

Everyone enjoyed a whimsical time of reminiscing on childhood days. Paul Allen, who is a grandson_in_law of Ms. Nichols, offered a heartfelt prayer, at the conclusion of the party.

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If you have any comments, suggestions or information you would like to submit to this column, call Mrs. Norsworthy at 335-6643.