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    Applications open for senior farmers market vouchers

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    DECATUR, Ala. - Spring is on the horizon, and local farmers markets are preparing to open in a few months. This also means applications are being accepted for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).  “Most seniors just refer to the SFMNP as the vegetable voucher...

    ‘Awesome since 1917’: Happy 103rd birthday, Ruth Duke!

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    WELTI, Ala. - There was snow on the ground and more falling in the Welti community Dec. 12, 1917, so the rain falling Saturday was “fitting” according to Ruth Duke. Duke, who turned 103 years old Saturday, is known affectionately as “Mama Duke” by...

    Remember our seniors this season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Christmas is only two weeks away, and for residents in assisted living and nursing homes, this year will be very different as the lockdown on long-term care facilities due to COVID-19 continues. Administrators, staff and caregivers within these facilities have become...

    Senior Spotlight: Remembering Spud Campbell, part 2

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    Read part 1 at www.cullmantribune.com/2020/05/24/senior-spotlight-remembering-spud-campbell-part-1/. After World War II, Spud and Bea Campbell moved home to Alabama from San Francisco. In Birmingham, Spud began working on a career in communications. He worked in radio and television in the 1940s. His son, Steve, said, “He worked...

    Senior Spotlight: Remembering Spud Campbell, part 1

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    On April 13, 2020, Cullman and the world lost one of its greatest heroes when E.S. “Spud” Campbell passed away at the age of 98. His remarkable journey began in Walker County Dec. 28, 1921 and took him all around the world. The young...

    How are local seniors coping during this time?

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    Charlie and Judy Allbright “A little over a month ago, life was a lot of fun, as we were practicing 2-3 days a week to prepare for two huge ‘Hee-Haw’ shows which were a big success. Then the wheel ran off and COVID-19 virus started....

    How are local seniors coping during this time?

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     Barbara Whitehead, Phelan  “In my free time now, I've had time to sit and play my guitar, work on some new songs, done some house work that I've put off for a long time, did a lot of calling to check up on family and...

    Seniors crown 2020 ‘Queen’ of the Fairview Senior Center

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Beauty and high fashion collided at the Fairview Senior Center Friday morning in the Womanless Beauty Pageant. Six “ladies” competed for the crown and the admiration of their senior center peers. A crowd of about 50-60 gathered to see the beauties...

    Fairview ‘Recycled Teenagers’ trounce competition in bean bag baseball championship

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Recycled Teenagers came out on top and took home the Comfort Care Bean Bag Baseball Championship over their cross-county rivals, the Good Hope Sizzlin’ Seniors. The epic showdown took place Tuesday morning with Fairview having the home-field advantage.   The...

    Senior Spotlight: Chatting with Polly Easterwood, part 2

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    Polly Easterwood may have been reluctant about moving to Holly Pond several decades ago, but now there is no place she would rather call home. In 1988, Easterwood retired from teaching music at Holly Pond after 35 years. Retirement did not mean a time...

    Senior Spotlight: Chatting with Polly Easterwood, part 1

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    Staying busy is Polly Easterwood’s goal. For the people of Holly Pond, Polly and Felton Easterwood are a staple at basketball games and other sporting events. Polly has become well-known for crocheting throughout the games and each year at the area basketball tournaments at...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet 101-year-old Virgil Henry

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    Mr. Virgil Henry says the secret to a long life is “hard work,” and at 101 years old, who can argue with that? Henry was born Nov. 23,1918 and celebrated turning 101 with family, friends and staff at Hanceville Nursing Home, where he lives...

    Senior Spotlight: Beanbag baseball beatdown brewing

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - A showdown of epic proportions has been set for Feb. 25 as the Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope travel to Fairview to face the Recycled Teenagers in a beanbag baseball shootout. The Fairview Senior Center will host the Good Hope Senior...

    Happy 100th, Idell Williams!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A very happy 100th birthday to the lovely Idell Williams, who hit the milestone Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Williams enjoyed a surprise party with family, friends and the staff of Woodland Village Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, where she was greeted with a...

    ‘Has-Beens’ claim 1st Sizzlin’ Senior beanbag baseball victory

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope met Tuesday for pizza, popsicles, bingo and another spirited game of beanbag baseball. After fueling up on food and drink, the trash-talking Sizzlin’ Ladies faced off against the men of the hopeless Has-Beens. The...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Londalene Young Jean

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    Londalene Young was a young girl from Holly Pond when her family moved to California near the end of World War II. Her father moved seeking work and shortly after Londalene boarded a train with her mother to join him. She spent her junior...

    Senior Spotlight: ‘Hee Haw’ headed back to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The zany residents of “Kornfield Kounty” are planning a return to Cullman to perform “The Hee Haw Show.” They invite you to join them for some singing, dancing and tons of laughs Feb. 13 at the Donald E. Green Active Adult...

    Senior Spotlight: Christmases past

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    The Tribune stopped by The Folsom Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare to speak with the ladies on “Diva Hall” this week. We asked them to tell us a favorite Christmas gift or memory from their childhoods. Copyright 2019 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    Senior Spotlight, Christmas: ‘Spend as much time with them as you can’

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    Have you ever asked your parents or grandparents what they want for Christmas and heard, “I don’t need anything; as long as you are here, that’s enough.”? The Tribune stopped by the Donald E. Green Active Adult Center to find out if that often-heard...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Herbert Johnson

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    Although Herbert Johnson now spends most of his time at home with his petite but feisty tabby cat named Wompas, he spent most of his 94 years running all over Alabama. His impressive collection of awards for running goes back decades, but Johnson says...

    SIZZLIN’ SENIORS: Ladies whoop up on the men in bean bag baseball

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope participated in their first “Friendsgiving” celebration Tuesday with some great food, a penny auction and a spirited double header of bean bag baseball. Similar to cornhole, bean bag baseball requires players to toss bean...

    Happy 102nd birthday, Mr. Davis!

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    Jimmie Davis celebrated his 102nd birthday Tuesday afternoon with a party at Westminster Assisted Living. Davis, the former mayor of Albany, Georgia, shared a few laughs with Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs prior to being presented with a Certificate of Commendation from the City of...