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Northeast Alabama Community College invites the public to attend an opening of its “Sock Top Quilt by Ada Chitwood Jones” Exhibit on Thursday, March 15 at 10 AM. The event will be held in the Archives and Special Collections Room (Room 206) of the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center on t…

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At a meeting of the Fort Payne Lions Club, Lion Randy Morris, above, Hopkinsville Lion Club, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was our guest.

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Progressive Women of Northeast Alabama held its 2017 Celebrating Women banquet on June 2 at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. It was an evening celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding women in the community and state.

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An illusion of being in a lovely garden was created by Vicky Kirby for the members of the Fort Payne Garden Club during the May meeting. Stunning roses and hydrangeas from her garden welcomed all to this setting in the meeting room of her office. Vicky also provided us with an assortment of …

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Rainsville Garden Club member Sharon Byrd hosted the monthly meeting for her club at her home on May 3.  

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Members of the Flowering Dogwood Garden Club had the pleasure of holding its May meeting at the home of Shirley Johnston, where seven members and one guest were served a delicious lunch by the hostess and the club president, Avice Pearson. With the threat of rain looming in the skies, the gr…

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The DeKalb County Homemakers and Community Leaders met in February for the annual Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at the Auburn Experimental Station in Crossville.  The theme for the banquet this year was “Hearts to Serve.” Crossville HCL club hosted the event and provided beautiful dec…

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Sen Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, second from left, was a recent speaker at the DeKalb Republican Breakfast Club. Shown with him, from left, are Sen Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, and Jack Stiefel, breakfast club president.

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Ider Garden Club met Jan. 12 at Doris Jean’s Restaurant. President Brent Wheeler called the meeting to order for the first time this new year. She advised on the upcoming events for this year. The club will be hosting the District II Spring Meeting on April 18, where Wheeler will be inducted…

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In the season of sharing and giving, the Fort Payne Garden Club has been fortunate to experience both. Beginning in November, we were treated to Swedish Christmas traditions that included wonderful Kryddkaka (Swedish spice cake) and fruit provided by our hostesses Emilie Puckett and Mary Sum…

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Hortensia, the Garden Club of Alabama’s (GCA) magazine, has once again been awarded top honors by the National Garden Club, Inc (NGC).  

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NGC Master Flower Show Judge Ann Houston of the Rainsville Garden Club (GC) and NGC Accredited Judges, Donna Wells, of the Fort Payne GC, Janice Knight, of Cherokee Rose GC, and Mellanie Tuttle, of Rhododendron GC traveled to Montgomery on Oct. 28 to adjudicate the “Denim and Diamonds” Flowe…

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Tea parties, cowboys, coloring with broken crayons, jumping rope, and throwing a yo-yo were just some of the memories recalled with a stroll through the Northeast Alabama Federation of Garden Club’s (NEAFGC) Flower Show. Held in conjunction with the DeKalb County VFW Agriculture Fair, the sh…

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The Rainsville Garden Club held its monthly meeting at the Rainsville Public Library. President Sue Shirey conducted the business portion of the meeting. Following a delicious luncheon provided by Dodie Marquard and Carolyn Brown, Shirey introduced the guest speaker, Master Gardener Janice K…

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Ider Garden Club started June 2016 off by attending the Northeast Alabama Federation of Garden Clubs Spring Tea on June 5.

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Ider Garden Club met May 13 at Dade Health and Rehab. Members met to work by cleaning and planting flowers on their patio. The club also provided cupcakes for the residents. It was a beautiful day and it was a special treat since it was Nursing Home Appreciation Month. Thanks to the organiza…

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Members of Ider Garden Club met April 21 at the Cabbage Bowl restaurant. Brent Wheeler, president, called the meeting to order. Brent shared information on the VFW Fair and Flower Show. Following the meal and meeting, members and a guest went to Lois’ Garden and worked. Members in attendance…

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The Rainsville Garden Club March meeting was held in the Rainsville Holiness Church fellowship hall.  Our club was so excited for our President Sue Shirey to welcome members and guests for our tenth annual special meeting featuring Jason Powell, owner of “Petals from the Past,” in Jemison.  

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After working to get their gardens prepared for the winter, feasting on turkey, relishing family and enjoying football over the Thanksgiving holiday, The Fort Payne Garden Club members began a busy December.

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The Fort Payne Christmas Parade was a huge success again this year. This was the first year since I have been director that it was not freezing or below.

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Ider Garden Club met Sept. 10 at the Ider Senior Center. Brent Wheeler, president, called the meeting to order. Brent shared information from the District II meeting, which was held in August at Fort Payne. The remainder of the meeting was preparing for the VFW Fair and Flower Show. It was a…

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Members from the United Daughters of the Confederacy DeKalb County Chapter attended the Division Convention held Sept. 17-19 in Mobile.

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The Fort Payne Garden Club‘s December meeting was held at the home of Debra and Lin Guy. The beautiful seasonal decorations provided the perfect backdrop for our Christmas celebration. Debra and Janie Lawless were our hostesses and provided delicious treats for our enjoyment. Annette Orr rea…