John “Dale” Sumerel Jr. was the owner and operator of Dale’s Trim Shop, one of the founders of OYAA (Odenville Youth Athletic Association), and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. The love of his life was his wife, Rita. Their first date was in the ‘Red Dodge SuperBee’ borrowed from Tommy Smith.

Don't miss the yard sale market at Homestead Hollow this weekend on Friday-Saturday, June 22-23, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.  This is a big one with 30 families participating. There is no charge for admission. Come out and join the fun. You might find something you just can't live without.

For me, this time of year is always bittersweet. My son turned 18 on May 14; and on June 15, my daughter, turned 13. Celebrating the birth of my children, the blessings that were, and will always be my children, is all that's sweet to me in this sour world. The bitter part for me this time o…

Mark your calendars now for Springville High School 2018-2019 Registration. On Monday, July 23, seniors will register from 8-11 a.m. Juniors will register from noon-3 p.m.  Freshman orientation (A-M) is at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, July 24, sophomores will register from 8-11 a.m. while new students…

ASHVILLE – Last Saturday, about 70 members of the Looney Family gathered at the John Looney House Pioneer Museum for a day of history, heritage and homecoming. Members of the family came from all over Alabama, as well as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas a…

Frank Buck is the author of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders and was named to “Global Gurus Top 30” for 2017 and 2018 in the time management category. He speaks throughout the United States and internationally about organization and time management. You can reach Dr. Buck through his website: FrankBuck.org. Follow him on Twitter @DrFrankBuck.

Mark your calendars now:  There is a big celebration being planned for Wednesday, July 4, by the Springville Preservation Society when all St. Clair County veterans, past and present, will be honored.  The “Veterans of St. Clair County” book is also scheduled to be ready for sale on that day…

The Distinguished Young Women of St. Clair County for the 2019 Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Springville Middle School. General admission is $10 per person and can be purchased from participants and program Little Sisters, or at the door.

Did you know that St. Clair County's first accredited high school was established in 1908 and it was in Odenville? The grey granite cornerstone had this bore into it: “Laid by John W. Inzer / July 18, 1908 / Committee in erecting / High School / W. T. Brown / H. H. Letaw / P. A. Glenn / W. C…

Gone but never forgotten. Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. This is a holiday for honoring and remembering those who have given their lives while serving in this country's armed forces.