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June 23, 2014
Extension Director Works for Community Engagement
Extension Director Works for Community Engagement

Dallas County Extension coordinator Callie Nelson has been working for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) for more than 20 years. In that time, she has had her hand in agricultural projects, 4-H development, youth forums and development, leadership training, disaster relief, natural resource management, health education and so much more.

By Lowery McNeal
June 17, 2014
Summer Activities Keep Linden Youth Busy
Summer Activities Keep Linden Youth Busy

As hot weather hits, the city of Linden is doing its part to make sure local kids stay active and cool this summer. The Linden Public Library summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, READ!” started June 5. Over 103 people piled into the library’s conference room where local magician Allen Ham wowed both kids and parents alike with his mind-blowing tricks and illusions.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 16, 2014
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Help Students Discover Science Through Art
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Help Students Discover Science Through Art

“Listen to the noise it makes!” Zack Wilkins demanded as he squeezed his Gak, prompting giggles from the eight other kids at the table. The room burst with chatter as the kids twisted the putty they had made. Christine Megill, Community Development Manager for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, walked around with capsules of food coloring, releasing a few drop in each student’s bag.

By Shaye McCauley
June 12, 2014
‘Scalvager’ Transforms Found Objects
‘Scalvager’ Transforms Found Objects

It was a scorching hot Friday morning at the Pea River Outdoors canoe and kayak rental shop.  As I sat on the porch, I heard the sound of gravel crunching beneath wheels. I looked up to see a misty blue Ford Explorer. The man who stepped out of the truck that day was one who crosses your path once every 110 years.

By Jelani Moore
June 11, 2014
Gee’s Bend Quilts Reflect Amazing Spirit, History
Gee’s Bend Quilts Reflect Amazing Spirit, History

All my life I’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend quilts. Growing up in Alabama, it’s hard to miss hearing about the famous artistic and cultural trademarks in the state – FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Lynard Skynard’s “Sweet Home Alabama”, storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes”, and the list goes on.

By Lowery McNeal

Last Updated: April 04, 2019