I had a chance last week to talk to several volunteers at an appreciation luncheon. It honored those who volunteer for Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center’s Chaplain Services program. Eight of the volunteers were set to receive a five-, 10-, or 15-year pin. Several others already had pins for even more years of service.Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Anniston sponsors the program.
Ted Nail of Oxford remembers growing up near two neighbors who were deaf. Looking back, he said he always had a heart in other ways for other people who are disabled. Ironically, he developed retinitis pigmentosa as an adult, a disorder that progressively robbed him of his eyesight. As his eyesight faded, he became depressed and wanted to hide from others.Over time, Nail accepted his disability and decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work from Jacksonville State University.
A couple of weekends ago proved to be a fabulous kick-off to our lovely fall season here in northeast Alabama. I was able to attend a high school football game and the Sacred Harp singing and luncheon at Shoal Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Edwardsville. The cooler weather made everything my friends and I did more fun.At the singing, I met an adorable couple in their 80s. Neither was more than five feet tall, and they were dressed in period clothes from the early 1900s.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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