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Voice of Democracy

The Falkville VFW and Ladies Auxiliary, Post 10774, held a Voice of Democracy Speaking Contest and a Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest. The theme was “Freedom’s Challenge.”

These Falkville High School students were winners of the speaking contest: Brooke Story, first place; Lacey Pittman, second place, Hannah Blevins, third place.

Winners of the writing contest: Logan Smith, first place; Mary Grace Ward, second place; and Crystal Morris, third place.

Reflections winners

These students at Decatur High School were winners in the PTA Reflections contest.

Visual Arts: Emily Siek, first place; Grant Moore, second place.

Photography: Jake Gray, first place; Emily Siek, second place; Drew Smalley, third place.

Literature: Kelsey Greenwood, first place; Sarah Hand, second place; Kate Dougherty, third place; Meredith Gray, Elizabeth Rainey, honorable mention.

Brewer, Wallace welding

Wallace State Community College in Hanceville and Brewer High School are partnering to offer industrial training in cutting and welding.

Classes offered include accredited Wallace State College welding technology classes in stick, mig, and tig welding processes. Instruction will be at Brewer High School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Specialized short-term training and honors enrollment for high school students is also available.

Call Jim Thompson in the Welding Department at Wallace State Community College, 352-8272, e-mail; or call Greg Dudley at Brewer High School at 778-8601.

Registration for Wallace State 2007 spring semester classes go through Jan. 11. Classes at the Wallace State Center at Brewer High School begin Jan. 8.

Austinville musical

Austinville Elementary School will present its Christmas musical Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school theater. The title is “It’s a Small World.” Students from the second, third, fourth and fifth grades will sing songs from seven countries.

Hartwig named to chorus

Bill Hartwig of Decatur has been named to the Lipscomb University Singers for the 2006-07 season. He is majoring in communications.

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