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Teddy the Wonder Dog

Four-legged friend learning to help others Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Teddy has the kind of face guaranteed to make you smile. Wavy chestnut-colored hair frames a pair of big brown eyes – if you can see them through the hair – that reveal the gentle spirit that resides within. Around […]

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O Canada

Wonder of Canadian Rockies fulfills ‘bucket list’ for Pell City group Story and photos by Carol Pappas Submitted photos from Friends Bound for New Horizons I heard the phrase so often along the way, the name just stuck. It was indeed a “bucket list” trip, the descriptor made famous by the 2007 Rob Reiner film […]

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A Good Place

Finding faith, hope and love at the Red Barn Story by Jane Newton Henry Photos by Mike Callahan Located on the banks of the Little Cahaba River in Leeds, the Red Barn is a haven for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities or special circumstances. According Joy O’Neal, executive director, this equine-assisted […]

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Looking to the future

Curtain goes up on new director, new energy at CEPA Story by Linda Long Photos by Michael Callahan Jeff Thompson is fitting right in to his new role as executive director of the Pell City Center for Education and the Performing Arts (CEPA), but at four years old, Thompson was on a totally different career […]

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Smiling on the inside

 Loving the life of a rodeo clown Story by Leigh Pritchett Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. He is known as Huck Hano — Skylar’s Dad, … the neighbor, … the sheet metal mechanic, … the man who plays guitar at St. Clair County Cowboy Church. Yet, when he walks into a rodeo arena, the Louisiana […]

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Pirate’s Island

A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. Submitted photos Drone Photo by David Smith, Star Aerial It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the […]

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