Hello everyone. Hope your Christmas was awesome, and you are getting ready to a safe and fun New Year’s. Be sure to eat your greens and black-eyed peas.

Need Wi-Fi? The Pell City School System has also announced a WiFi on the Go Program from LeanStream. This is a program for our Pell City Schools families where they can get a portable hotspot device and unlimited 4G/LTE data and internet for only $38.50 per month. There are no contracts or hidden fees. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact LeanStream at info@leanstreamrp.com, at 833-943-4463, or on social media at @leanstreamrp.com.

The St. Clair County Alabama Volunteers in Corrections donated 1,250 candy canes to Tutwiler Prison for Women and the Montgomery Work Release. Gail Benefield of Pell City helped organize the candy cane drive to help those prisoners. She is also trying to get a monthly newsletter started to send to prisoners. If you are interested in donating to help with the newsletter, you can contact her at gailbenefield@gmail.com.

The St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers four hours a week. If you are interested, you can pick up an application in the gift shop or call 205-338-3301. Teens 15 and up can also apply to volunteer during the summer months.

Eden Westside Baptist Church holds a “Breakfast for the Brave” for all first responders to show appreciation for all they do. It is held on the first Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. For more information, call Angie at 205-405-1468.

Pell City Civic Center has OPEN GYM every day through Jan. 4 The Civic Center closes at 9 p.m.

Congratulations to Bronson and Candace Tucker on the birth of their baby boy, Jackson Daniel. JD was born on Dec. 9.

Happy birthday to my great grandson, Gage Adams who just turned 5. Other birthday wishes to Khristian Reaves on the 23rd, Linda O’Shaughnessy and Chase Reaves on the 27th, and to Jamie Cline on the 31st. Happy birthday to Erskine Smith, Bill Ervin, Jamie Jack, Sandra Carruth, LaVette Hazelwood, Rogers McDaniel, Warren Smith, Chloe Baker, Brooklyn Black, David Garrett, David Jensen, Sue Smith, Lyle Harmon, Wanda Roe, James Butler, Joan Campbell, Paige Edwards, Piper Mitcham, Michael Fambrough, Lillian Fambrough, Glover Pope, Kaitlyn Rich, Payne Golden, Janet Jones, Karen Hollis Vardaman, Janet Weldon Jones, Joey Cobb, Billy Davenport, Sarah Peoples, Ben Abel, Vickie Mize, Ann Dendy, Jack Hayes, Morgan Russell, Kimberly Stallings, Austin Cotney, Chad Tidwell, Blaine Henderson, Mary Sullivan, Brett Tompkins, Woody Moss, Andrew Baker, Adyson Minor, Holten Fields, Bob Mize, Deanna Capps, Hugh Lonergan, Thurman Hendrix, Joan Wallace, Jim Starnes, Jenner Golden, Phillip Guinn, Matthew Pate, Kyle Shelton, Vance Braswell, David Templin, Scott Edwards and to the Frazer twins, Betty Kemp and Barbara Sowell. Betty and Barbara grew up in the Eden community and graduated from Pell City High School.

My son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Barbara Vaughan, had family over to their home for Christmas Day fellowship. They enjoyed the food and being with family. In attendance, were Kayla and Beaux Byrd, Jennifer and Jesse Elders, Eli and Summer Vaughan with children, Dax, Sawyer, Lennox, and Breck, Emily and Nick Doty with children McKiley and Harper.

Victory Church had a beautiful Candlelight and Communion Service on Christmas Eve. The Worship Band, led by Brian Reaves, led the congregation in beautiful Christmas songs to praise and glorify the first coming of Jesus.

On Dec. 27, 1941, the federal Office of Price Administration initiated the first WWII rationing program: No driver would be permitted to own more than five automobile tires. To conserve rubber and gasoline, the national Victory Speed Limit was 35 mph. I actually remember this very well. I was 11 and of course, couldn’t drive, but remember when it pertained to my parents

We wish you a happy New Year. God bless you. I pray that this year will bring you blessings, good health and peace and joy. Please contact me with information and news at 338-7746 or email it to annette_snow@yahoo.com.

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