Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2020

July 20, 2015
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe

Dr. Frances Koe is a doctor who believes in spending time with her patients at her clinic in Collinsville, Wills Valley Family Medicine. She even makes house calls when needed. As a doctor who really cares about being available for the people and giving them a voice, she actively works to make the community a better place and is a deserving recipient of the 2015 Living Democracy Citizenship Award.

By Crystal Rawls
July 13, 2015
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure

I would have never imagined that I would spend my Saturday morning on a four-hour kayaking trip.  When I don’t have better things to do, I sleep in late and then stare at a TV or computer screen all day because I enjoy resting just as much as I enjoy being out and about with friends. Thus, my kayaking adventure was an experience that provided the most exercise and fun I’ve had this summer.

By Crystal Rawls
June 30, 2015
Cuts Come With Conversation at Collinsville Shop
Cuts Come With Conversation at Collinsville Shop

Over the years, barber shops became known as places for men to sit around and talk to each other much like women do in beauty salons. Cook’s Barber Shop in Collinsville is no different. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, this 69-year-old shop provides haircuts and conversations for local residents.

By Crystal Rawls
June 25, 2015
Drug Abuse Creates Wicked Problem for Small Towns
Drug Abuse Creates Wicked Problem for Small Towns

In a small town like Collinsville with less than 2,000 residents, most people usually know who their neighbors are, what family they belong to, where they work, what church they attend, what cars they drive, and sometimes a lot more.

By Crystal Rawls
June 16, 2015
Collinsville Study Club Has Served Community Since 1929
Collinsville Study Club Has Served Community Since 1929

In April 1929, the Study Club was formed in Collinsville, with 21 charter members and two honorary members. Soon after in May, the club was federated with the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, and their motto was “We study that we may serve”.

By Crystal Rawls

Last Updated: June 23, 2020