With the help of volunteer guides, the veterans spent their weekend hunting deer on secluded depot property while trading stories and building friendships. The veterans were recognized for their participation and honored for their service during a closing ceremony Sunday.

A recent report from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows that cases of influenza in Calhoun County have risen to significant levels. Some health experts say flu season is now in full swing in the area, but hasn’t reached epidemic levels.

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