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Master of Disguise (Marla Ballard)

Writes Master of Disguise
  • Writes Master of Disguise
  • Her columns appear Wednesdays in the Times-Journal.
Friday 04/08/2016
Visit the Magic City
Posted: April 08, 2016 - 8:27 am

Founded in 1871 as a steel-making center, Birmingham grew quickly into Alabama's largest city and earned the nickname "The Magic City." Today, it is a hub of activity that's famous for its year-round calendar of entertainment, great shopping and marvelous dining.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Facing the future after graduation
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 9:05 am

One of the biggest mile markers on life’s path is graduation. Chelsie Kahn is a senior at Fort Payne High School preparing to take that big step into adulthood. With a 4.0 grade average she has a lot of possibilities available to her.

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Friday 03/25/2016
Visit Florence and surrounding towns
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 8:54 am

Florence is west of Fort Payne and takes approximately two and a half hours by car.

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Friday 03/11/2016
It’s what you love about the South
Posted: March 11, 2016 - 9:49 am

Their slogan is “We’re what you love about the south,” they are Athens, Alabama. Athens resides in Limestone County and is just under a two-hour drive from Fort Payne. The city offers a multitude of things to do. The first stop should be at the Athens/Limestone Visitor Center (256-230-2716) located at 100 North Beaty Street, where maps and brochures are available to navigate the city.

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Monday 02/29/2016
Find a way to repurpose
Posted: February 29, 2016 - 10:04 am

In this age of disposability creative minds are finding brilliant ways to repurpose all sorts of items. To repurpose means to disguise something old as something new.

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Monday 02/22/2016
Demystifying home air
Posted: February 22, 2016 - 11:15 am

Stores sell humidifiers and dehumidifiers, knowing when to use each one is key in health and home improvement.

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Busy in retirement
Posted: February 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

Dawn Wampler served the public’s interest as a school bus driver, for 14 years. Recently she made the move to retirement, however she has found that now she is  busier than ever before.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Oxygen use in the home
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 8:56 am

Companies who provide oxygen tank services estimate there are close to 20 million Americans who need oxygen therapy at home. Having this service is more serious than most realize.

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Friday 01/15/2016
Travel to Collinsville and local area
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 8:15 am

Vacation planning usually involves visiting a metropolis or a national park, but small towns can offer big rewards.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Hidden treasures in Cullman
Posted: January 08, 2016 - 8:14 am

Cullman, Alabama located less than two hours away from Fort Payne offers hidden treasures for mini-vacationers. Most folks ‘round these here parts know that Cullman is famous for their Ave Maria Grotto, but a visit to Cullman might provide more than expected.

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