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NextGen Health and Nutrition (NGN) offers consumers products to supplement their dietary needs. Busy lifestyles often have families going through a drive-thru, popping a processed meal into a microwave or cooking healthy food in a manner that depletes the vital nutrients.

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When it comes to garments most people understand the term layering. The task of layering lighting in the home is less understood. Just as an interior designer would layer colors or fabric, lighting designers use three basic layers of light to enhance a room’s visual appeal. These layers are …

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Lickin Good Donuts in Fort Payne opened April 30 of this year and is a family owned and operated business. Owner Doug Wynn has been in the doughnut business for 35 years and started Lickin Good Donuts in 2013. His son and daughter can be found daily helping him put smiles on peoples faces as…

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Stay-at-home orders might not seem so bad in a home with a chair as comfortable as a recliner. While choosing a recliner looks simple enough, that is a disguise. Choosing the right one involves more than just aesthetics.

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Suite K Salon + Spa is owned and operated by Katie Owen. The business opened in the summer of 2017 and has grown to include more spa services and service providers. What this business provides is a day of beauty and pampering.

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Homes of the future may have added features that are focused on killing and avoiding the spread of viruses. Touchless faucets and soap dispensers that are common in public places may one day be the “norm” in new homes. Perhaps everyone’s home will have UV disinfecting lights to kill germs. B…

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Fort Payne Feed & Garden Supply is in a transition period under new ownership. Joey and Stephanie Gruber purchased the business the first of February and are making some additions to the business to meet local demands.

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With spring and summer, comes flea season. Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day. The market is flooded with chemical remedies, but for some homeowners this is not an option. Some pets cannot tolerate chemicals and some pet owners cannot either.

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Kelly’s Kitchen has served country styled, home-cooked meals in Rainsville for five years. The restaurant is located in the Sand Mountain Plaza at 120 Main Street W next to the Stop To Save grocery store.

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Newton’s first law of motion, sometimes referred to as the law of inertia, is that an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest stays at rest. More than ever before, modern medicine recognizes this is especially true for the human body. This is the reason doctors prescribe physi…

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For decades upon decades the old wooden wagon wheel has been disguised as décor in and around American homes. There are many ways to make this time-honored piece of history into a conversation piece. Pinterest is an excellent place to start for novel ideas on what to do with a wagon wheel wh…

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The Swimming Pool Rescue Squad van is a common sight in the area. The swimming pool cleaning service and is owned and operated by Tracey Auter. He has been in business for over eight years and steadily grown his business from part-time work into a full-time operation.

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The United States is estimated to have nearly 150,000 cemeteries, sadly every state has abandoned cemeteries where nature has taken over and disguised the place where loved ones were put to rest. A plan has been put in place to show respect for a local cemetery by keeping the cemetery groome…

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Companies are starting to realize that having their employees work from home has its benefits. No monthly rent or maintenance on a building to house employees and no light or water bill either.

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According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women-owned firms (51 percent or more) account for 39 percent of all privately held firms and c…

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The little redheaded cartoon character Woody Woodpecker was created in the late '50s and is still adored to this day. However, when “Woody” is beating his head against a homeowners house or wood fence it is not so adorable.

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Families who make the transition to move to America from a foreign country face many difficulties. One obstacle they face is helping their children to adjust to such a drastic change. The inability to speak the language of the locals can be challenging to an adult, it can be traumatic to a child.

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Normal is defined as conforming to a standard. The standard by which businesses are now operating has been altered to conform with regulations set in place by governmental agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Business is now being conducted under the “new normal.”…

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Owning a home is one of the hallmarks of the American dream, but most people don’t really own the house they live in. Less than 40 percent of homes were mortgage-free in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey.

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A team of women led by Jayne Ross have been making and sharing face masks all over DeKalb County due to the pandemic and the Centers for Disease Controls recommendation to wear face masks. The team includes Zahida Hrenyk, Carla Potter, Patty Smith, Martha Green, Peggy Bledsoe, and Pam Elsaesser.

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Along with Governor Kay Ivey’s announcement to reopen portions of the Alabama economy, came the new guidelines for businesses that never closed, but had restrictions place on them concerning how to conduct business.

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Most homeowners don’t realize their homes wear a dust disguise beyond what they see. Everyone knows homes need dusting, but if the average person was asked how much dust they thought accumulated in their home on an annual basis, they would most likely fall short on their estimation. Shocking…

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It is difficult for most people to stay balanced and content when quarantined. Those quarantined are not worried about catching any fever except “cabin fever.” The quarantine that many are still dealing with can challenge them when it comes to staying true to who they are.

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Skylar Jackson has worked at the Wills Valley Recreation Center for approximately eight years as a fitness instructor. Jackson teaches a group fitness class on Friday mornings at 8::00 a.m. The class he teaches includes a cardio workout, hand weights, core-strengthening, circuit style traini…

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Lightening detection systems in the United States reveal approximately 100,000 thunderstorms happen annually with an average of 25 million strokes of lightning that hit the earth. Of those strikes, an average of one out of every 200 homes is struck by lightning, the National Lightning Safety…

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Janie Hale set out on a journey that took her to a place many people want to go, her journey took her back to good health. Hale lost over 100 pounds and has acquired a way of living that makes life more enjoyable.

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Tammy Henderson has been a fitness instructor at Wills Valley Recreation Center for 20 years. Every Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 in the afternoon she could be found teaching spin class.

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Over the past decade, the market for outdoor living has exploded with products to make the experience more enjoyable. One of those products has been pergolas.

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Kayla McKenzie was diagnosed in 2018 with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri. This rare condition occurs in fewer than 200,000 Americans annually. This condition takes place when pressure inside the skull increases, it is most common among women who are o…

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In compliance with state regulations, the Wills Valley Recreation Center is currently closed due to COVID-19. In anticipation of reopening, Spotlight on Business is featuring the various fitness instructors and the assortment of classes offered at the facility.

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It has never been easier to get home décor ideas than now. With a tap on the phone, millions of options become available. The problem is choosing a style before spending time and money and then realizing it’s not really a good fit.

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Promises of opening the country back up for business are being made and hopefully the step-by-step process will come to fruition sooner than later, but until then, those living in DeKalb County can find information on local businesses here in Spotlight on Business concerning who is open for …

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Janice Kirby was raised in Henagar and moved to Fort Payne 20 years ago. She is a fitness instructor at Wills Valley recreation Center. She started working at the recreation center in 2012. Kirby teaches spin and fitness classes and has a unique class she calls spin and sculpt.

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It used to be that reading reviews helped consumers make purchasing decisions that left them satisfied. However, sometimes reviews leave a person more confused than when they started.

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Higher Perspective Photography is open for business during this history making crisis. The photography taken by this business is not what typically comes to mind when someone says they own a photography business. Shane Holman takes pictures of properties and uses a drone to get a full scope …

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When Teresa Davidson isn’t teaching school, she is a fitness instructor at Wills Valley Recreation Center in Fort Payne. Fitness is not a new concept to her. She has found exercise to be of key importance all of her life.

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Honey-Do-Lists across the world are no doubt getting the most attention they’ve gotten in a long time; however, at the end of the day, many still want to take a mental break from the unfolding drama going on right out the front door.

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Williams Avenue Elementary is the current assignment of Officer Terry Noles. He serves the school as the School Resource Officer. Noles has been in law enforcement for 25 years.

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The Wills Valley Recreation Center hosts a variety of fitness instructors, one of which is Jennifer Cruse. She has worked at the fitness center for six years. Cruse teaches an indoor cycling class known as “spin-class.” The 45-minute class takes place on a stationary bicycle and focuses on c…

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In all honesty, being stuck at home is not the worst thing that could happen. Maybe by the time the pandemic is under control, there won’t be an unorganized closet, junk drawer or cluttered garage to be found. Maybe every household project we were going to “get to one day” will have been gotten to.

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Wills Valley Recreation Center offers many fitness classes, one of which is Martial Arts. Instructor Jesar Quizon, who also works as a registered nurse, teaches the class at the Rec Center.

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Elvis Majano serves as the School Resource Officer at Fort Payne Middle School. He has been in law enforcement for nearly three years and has worked as an SRO at the school since November. Previously, he worked as an SRO at Williams Avenue Elementary in Fort Payne.

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For several years now, this column has introduced doctors, nurses, lawyers, pilots, community leaders, city employees, retirees, business owners, managers, farmers, ranchers, shepherds, school teachers, school bus drivers, first responders, artists, musicians, craftsman, inspirational youths…

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Cleaning wipes and disinfectants are more popular than ever. In 2008, the Soap and Detergent Association commissioned Echo Research to conduct a cleaning survey across the country. They found that 71 percent of Americans said they use some form of wipes. Of that percentage, 77 percent keep a…

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Curtis Massey has been the Wills Valley Elementary School Resource Officer for six years, and has been in law enforcement for 32 years. The first six years of his career were spent on the streets as a patrol officer, then 19 years as an investigator. He said his reason for choosing law enfor…

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Wills Valley Recreation Center offers a large variety of fitness opportunities to its members. The staff at the facility are all equally trained and certified to teach multiple types of exercise classes to accommodate the diverse needs of individuals. Fitness classes are supervised by Liz Hall.

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David Barnes was born in Fort Payne and graduated from Fort Payne High School in 1982. After graduation he joined the United States Army and served for several years. After returning home, he took a job with the hosiery mill industry. When the hosiery mills left Fort Payne, he found employme…

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For the next several weeks, “Spotlight on Business” will feature the various offerings at the Wills Valley Recreation Center located at 4220 Godfrey Ave. NE in Fort Payne and those who promote fitness.