July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month

Every day, mothers make the lifesaving choice to donate their umbilical cord blood to a cord blood bank after giving birth. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Cord Blood Bank (part of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers) is working to raise awareness for cord blood donation during Cord Blood Awareness Month. Umbilical cord blood is a rich source…

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ACES hosts grassroots needs assessment

On Wednesday July 21, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) Butler County office hosted its annual Grassroots Needs Assessment Advisory Group meeting. The advisory group is made up of local stakeholders and community partners. Advisory members discussed the results of targeted surveys in the areas of community resource and workforce development, agriculture, forestry and natural…

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GET OUT THERE Two waterfalls

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   Our recent vacation featured five covered bridges, two waterfalls, and one major city.  For those of you who love a good physical challenge and the glory of God’s creation, the waterfall segment is for you. Our Gadsden destination was about three and a half hours away. We paid the small…

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Belles knocked out of DWS

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   After dominating the Alabama Dixie Belle State Tournament, hopes were high for the Greenville Dixie Belles in the Dixie World Series to be held in Moncks Corner, S.C. Funds were raised, uniforms secured, new bat bags gifted, supplies purchased, rooms booked, and travel plans made to make the…

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Belles have a big send off

After winning the Alabama Dixie Belles State Tournament on Sunday, July 11, the Greenville Belles had several send off activities around Greenville before attending the Dixie World Series in Moncks Corner, S.C., the weekend of July 24 and 25. They were first invited to the Kiwanis Club of Greenville luncheon to talk about their season…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama entered the 1975 season ranked No. 2 behind Oklahoma. Alabama finished the 1974 season 11-1 winning the SEC for the fourth year in a row. Alabama finished No. 5 the AP Poll and No. 2 in the Coaches Poll. Alabama opened the season on Monday,…

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BESSIE IRENE CARTWRIGHT MOSELY

June 24, 1949 – July 19, 2021 Bessie Irene Cartwright Mosley, age 72 of Greenville, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 surrounded by love. Funeral services were held for Bessie on Friday, July 23, 2021 from the Chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home with Reverend Herbert Brown officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing. Visitation was…

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SARAH REBECCA BETTERTON

Nov. 8, 1989 – July 20, 2021 Funeral Service for Ms. Sarah Rebecca Betterton, 31, of Panama City Beach, Fla., was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24 with Brother Randy Harvill officiating. Burial followed at Mount Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Ms. Betterton passed away…

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CHRIS ROGERS

Oct. 18, 1943 – July 15, 2021 Chris Rogers, 77, of Palatka, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness. Chris was born in Greenville and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 60 years, coming from Greenville. He had worked for Don Hersey…

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JEAN BODIFORD

Dec. 13, 1931 – July 13, 2021 Jean Bodiford, 89, a resident of Greenville, died Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The “Celebration of Life” service was Saturday, July 17, at Southside Baptist Church with Reverend Herbert Brown and Hospice Chaplain Jason Simmons officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing. Burial was at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. “Granny…

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