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OLE STUFF AND SUCH Setting up with dead

By Frances Lowery Garner   As I write, this, I am now 72 years young, and I was trying to remember my very first experience with death or a funeral. The one thing that stands out in my mind happened when I was probably five years old and my Daddy’s brother burned to death over…

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Spay/neuter efforts by Humane Society

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   The Butler County Humane Society arranged with pet owners for nearly 200 dogs and cats to be neutered in 2021, in our low-cost spay/neuter efforts. Spay/neuter is THE alternative to euthanasia. Help save more animals’ lives and control the over-population of unwanted and abandoned pets. Let’s spay and neuter ALL pets…

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Shoebox ministry a success

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   Since Franklin Graham began the initiative in 1993, more than 188 million children in over 170 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This year Butler County churches, clubs, and individuals collected 1297 boxes, around 300 more than last year. County coordinator Angie Meredith says, “I prayed…

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Thanksgiving from the Shepherds Table

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   The Shepherd’s Table ministry of Southside Baptist Church recently shared a special Thanksgiving event with the community. In addition to their twice-a-month grocery distribution, they prepared around 730 traditional Thanksgiving plates. Most of those meals were distributed to the community along with the grocery pick up. Another 200…

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AARP launches tool for veterans

AARP launched a new tool to bring together valuable information and resources to help veterans, military families and their caregivers navigate their health care options. TheVeterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator, provides Alabama’s veterans with critical information about what is required to qualify for health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Small steps can make a big difference

(NAPSI)—Prediabetes is a serious medical condition that, if untreated, can put you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But the good news is that by making some healthy lifestyle changes, you can manage or even reverse your prediabetes and lower your chances of it developing into type 2 diabetes.…

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AARP warns of holiday shopping scams

Nearly 8,000 people call AARP’s Fraud Watch Network helpline every month to report suspected scams, and a newly released AARP Fraud Watch Network Survey shows that calls related to holiday scams may be on the upswing soon. “The holiday season is a time for togetherness, celebration, and giving,” said AARP Alabama State Director Candi Williams.…

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Za’Darius Smith gives back

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Pro Bowl Green Bay Packer defensive star Za’Darius Smith donated 500 Thanksgiving turkeys and hams to community members Sunday morning, Nov. 21, through his GOoD Life Foundation in partnership with Super Foods of Greenville. Representatives from the foundation, as well as Greenville High School football team, helped to…

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