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Thursday, December 2, 2021

    How are local seniors coping during this time?

     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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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...