Heflin Highlights for December 5, 2013
by Suzanne Payne
Special to The Star
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To Start With

Think about this…Rumors are carried by haters, spread by the jealous and accepted by idiots.

Traditional Weekend

I am sure that the account of my Thanksgiving would mirror that of yours. There are many things that we just DO on that wonderful day. We think about eating…we gather together with family and friends…we prepare the food… we give thanks (for the food and other things)…we eat the food…we loosen our belts (or wear elastic waistbands in the first place)…we take our naps…we wake up hungry from our naps (that has always amazed me)…we snack a little. By night time, we began to make our diet plan because we do want to look good in our Christmas finery. Tomorrow is Friday and a decision has to be made. Do I want to get up at dawn and stand in a line for hours to buy a 13 inch black and white TV for $32.00? As for me, the answer is NO…a thousand times NO. I will wait and go cyber shopping. Now, I have all day Friday to do what many people in Alabama do…eat leftovers (the diet can wait until Monday), and start preparing mentally for the Iron Bowl. Many of you know this already, but I am a part of a mixed marriage. I am an Auburn fan and my husband is an Alabama Fan. It’s okay. We deal with it. We do that by NOT talking about it. As the game begins, we go into our respective rooms for kick-off and there we stay until halftime. Unwritten rules…1. NO screaming things like, “Did you see that?” or “That’s what I’m talking about!” 2. No stomping or beating on walls or doors. When the game is over, we come together as good sports do. One of us is ecstatic (it is usually him) and the other dejected (it is usually me). THIS YEAR, he said to a speechless ME, “Well, what do you have to say?” The only answer I could muster, “Oh my!” Then we started to eat some more leftovers. (Rudy DID say that the turkey tasted kind of like EAGLE!) Life goes on.

Happy Birthday

Several birthdays missed being in last week’s paper. Cooper Lines (1 year old) celebrated his birthday on November 26. Twins Mollie and Maggie Graben had their big day on November 28.

Dec.5-Michael Graben, Elease Huckabea, Savannah Bryant, Martina Brown, Jolie Hunt Gaines, Joey Turley, Harold Barker and Jimmy Bonner. Dec.6-Harlan Sanders and Landon Ashley. Dec.7-Ellis Bennett, Ellie Hudgins, Gail Walker, Kim Clark, Robert Badgett, Matt Crowson, Larry Gaines and Jessica Gathwright. Dec.8-Lois Post, Norma Buchannan, James McDermont ,Jimmy Bonner and (triplets) Duncan, Ellie and Will Hudgins. Dec.9-Pete Morrison, Lynwood Williamson, Jennifer Dasinger, Debbie Bryant, Maranda Lindsey, Arsenio Hayes and Amber Bearden. Dec.10-Shane Hiett, Lauryn Taylor, Chase Sanders and Jeff Holt. Dec. 11-Tammie Crowson, Clay Searcy and Wynell Martin.

Happy Anniversary

December 8-Hobie and Sherrie Garcia. December 9-Robin and Pam Morris… Tony and Jane Fergerson.

Sunshine List

John Casey, Horace Perry, Jimmy Pentecost, Kenneth Lee, Ken Sanders, Rider Bearden, Jackie Stovall, Kaitlyn Waters, Jeannie Rigsby, Neal Mulkey, Merrill Hayes, Sherry Brown, Terry Benefield, Robert Martin, Kerry Smith, Andrea Smith, Jimmie Nell Vise and Sara Noland.

Holiday Treats

If you and your family are looking for some holiday fun, you need not look far. Listed here are some local and area happenings! Get out there and have fun!

1. CAST of Anniston is performing the delightful holiday favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the McClellan Theatre. Show dates begin on December 5th and continue through the 15th. For more details, call 256-820-CAST.

2. December 13th-15th are the dates for the City of Heflin and Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees and Christmas Marketplace at the Heflin Civic Center.

3. December 14th at 6:00 is the annual Parade of Lights. This is a beautiful and fun filled time for the whole family.

4. December 15 at 5:00, the music department at the Heflin First United Methodist Church will present Splendour.

This celebration in Christmas music will certainly be a gift for your soul. Admission is free and fellowship will follow.


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