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July 2013


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MANAGEMENT Erica Slone President & Publisher EDITORIAL Aldo Amato Staff Writer Gregg Parker Staff Writer Sarah Brewer Photographer Cristen Smith Photographer

July is a the hottest month of the year MADISON and Madison Living LIVING magazine is here to help you cool down at some of Madison’s local establishments. If you are looking for the perfect place to eat dessert, look no further than the Sugar Belle cupcake truck that set’s up shop all across Madison. The locally owned mobile unit serves up delicious, homemade cupcakes for all occasions. Why not enjoy that cupcake by a pool from Johnson Pools & Spas. Johnson’s offers the latest in quality care when it comes to hot tubs, pools and spas. Looking forward to the fall months? This month’s issue provides a glimpse into the Rotary Club of Madison’s “Parrots of the Caribbean” event in downtown Madison. So cool off, relax and take a glimpse inside what Madison has to offer!

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hose parrots just keep flocking back, leaving tropical climes to party down in downtown Madison at Parrots of the Caribbean. For the eleventh year, Rotary Club of Madison will host ‘Parrots’ for fun, fellowship and philanthropy on August 24 from 6 to 11 p.m. at 58 Martin Street. “Parrots of the Caribbean gets more popular every year and has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re sure we have a winning formula,” chairman and presidential nominee Gene Pheiffer said.

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Originally, a few Madison Rotarians gathered at the event, but attendance has spiraled to almost 700 people from throughout the Southeast. Parrots is Madison Rotary’s primary fundraiser. Arriving to island-themed music, guests can bring their lawn/beach chairs “to sit back, listen to music, eat, drink, dance, enjoy the raffle, meet old friends and take in the sights,” Pheiffer said. “The more enjoyable we make it, the larger our crowds grow. The larger our crowd grows, the more significant service we can provide to the community.” Caribbean-theme food, like jerk chicken and ‘cheeseburgers from paradise’ will be sold, along with salty/sweet snacks, Parrots publicist Peter Alvarez said. Food will be

priced reasonably from $5 to $10. Luscious libations will include margaritas, various wines, Bud Light and Land Shark draft beer and soft drinks from Buffalo Rock. Turner Beverage and Rosie’s Cantina are in-kind sponsors. The island-twist boogie will blaze when The Zooks open on-stage. Featured musicians, Four on the Floor, will follow and play “an eclectic blend of music from the golden ages of rock and roll from the 1950s to 1980s,” Alvarez said. Bidding will be brisk for a multitude of raffle baskets. Local businesses and Rotarians have donated a smorgasbord of treats and gifts, from gift certificates to artwork, sports memorabilia to wine, along with home

decorating accents. “We want all participants to know they’re supporting a long list of charitable causes that Rotary Club of Madison supports each year. All proceeds -- 100 percent -- will go to charity,” Pheiffer said. Rotarians sponsor activities that improve health, career development and community spirit in Madison and neighboring Triana. “In the true spirit of Rotary, our club touches an ever-increasing number of Madison families with Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas presents to needy children and donations to the Helen Lee Foundation at Madison Public Library,” Pheiffer said. In addition, Madison Rotarians support the Triana Boys and Girls Club, Hogan Family YMCA and recognize veteran and city employees of the year. In 2012, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference benefited 82 scholars. In international outreach, Madison Rotarians work in Honduras with the Eco-Stove project and support polio eradication. Benevolence recipients include Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, Madison Hospital Foundation, Madison

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Senior Center, Wounded Warriors and societies for cancer, juvenile diabetes and multiple sclerosis. All the club’s 67 members assist at Parrots, including co-chairman Tim McMicken; president Steve Baum; Denise Duncan, sponsors; Debbie Overcash, food; Johnna

Roberts and Claudia Rossi, raffle; Karen Morris, bar; and Marc Jacobson, music. To-date, financial sponsors are Madison Hospital, La Quinta Inn and Suites, PeopleTec Inc., Trouble Free Docks & Boat Lift, Best Western/Omega Hotel Group, First Commercial Bank, Hiley Mazda

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Volkswagon Audi, Bill Drake with Merrill Lynch, DESE Research Inc., WE Kirkpatrick Foundation and Amy Thompson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Other in-kind sponsors to-date are Accurate Machine and Tool and Tennessee Valley Marine. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the party. For tickets, contact a Madison Rotarian, call 256-564-2075 or visit Guests must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 256-564-2075, email to madisonrotary@ or visit or Facebook/Parrots of the Caribbean.

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or Jan Wells, Madison offers no better place to live than atop Rainbow Mountain. Living on Stoneway Trail in Stoneridge blends convenience and charm. “All conveniences of city living are within 15 minutes, yet with large wooded lots and deep setbacks, all the privacy and seclusion of country life is easy to imagine,” Wells said. Neighbors enjoy views of the Saturn V rocket while “we see the lights of Madison from our deck during fall and winter when leaves fall,” she said. After living in the Rocky Mountains, Jan and her late husband John Wells were drawn to buy the house in 1994 for its “high setting amid rocks and trees that reminded us of our Colorado homes,” she said. Built about 30 years old, the contemporary, ranch-style home has an open plan with three bedrooms and two baths on one level, kitchen and loft office in about 2,400 square feet. The house is sited at the back of the 3/4-acre lot. The front accounts for most of the property with trees and circle drive for privacy. Cream trim accentuates tree-bark brown brick. The great room is perfect for lounging for television or “just sitting in the mystical glow of a full moon, lighting up the house like a nightlight,” Wells said. “The overriding feature is southern light flooding the house from windows all across the back.” Green and cream with red accents set the home’s PAGE 17: Jan Wells. RIGHT: The open and comfortable living room space invites all guests.

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tone. This year, Deborah McDaniels with Noble Passage helped to decorate after Wells installed hardwood floors and remodeled the master bath. “Deborah was terrific at keeping me focused and helping me rearrange pieces,” Wells said. Their mixture of furnishings reveals years of travel and handed-down, family pieces: * Cherished glassware that Jan’s great-grandmother brought to Kansas in the late 1800s. * Tonic bottle from her grandfather’s barbershop. * Scissors from her grandmother, a hairdresser. * Exquisite needlework ‘lesson’ that John’s grandmother sewed as a little girl. * China half-set, a wedding gift to her paternal grandparents. ( Jan’s sister owns the other half.) “Many pieces will go to my daughter Kim,” she said. The Wells began ‘antiquing’ in Seaford, Delaware with weekend auctions of older homes’ treasures. From a Delaware dealer, they bought an old wooden washer, now a table. As a teenager, John bought an old brass bed for $15, almost returned it after deciding he had overpaid. The lawn’s mature azaleas, lilies, iris, crepe myrtle, monkey grass, evergreens, ground covers and rhododendron offer pleasing views. “I can’t resist adding something nearly every season,” she said.



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PAGE 20: Various plants line the windowsill. BELOW: An antique figurine on the Wells’ bed.


A neighbor complained repeatedly about their naturalized front yard, so the Wells laid sod and built a berm built across the 440-foot frontage. “John loved to find new and different plants, learn about and propagate them,” she said. Sitting on her front porch, Jan enjoys “color of the spring blooms while songbirds collect nest-building materials for the youngsters who will soon populate our annual flight school from low-hanging branches.” John grew up in Morehead, Kentucky and Jan in Wichita, Kansas. They met in Colorado when he was in the U.S. Air Force and she worked for Continental Airlines. “Married in 1968, after eight moves to seven states, we came to Madison in 1986 when he accepted employment with Intergraph,” Jan said. John passed away from lung cancer last fall. Jan Wells is the qualifying Broker for Rise Real Estate in Madison and serves as a director on the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS. She attends St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. “I was honored to serve as Madison’s Mayor from 20002004,” Jan said. Jan’s children, Jeff of Madison and Kim in Washington state, are Bob Jones High School graduates. Kim and husband Sam Coleman, serving in the U.S. Army, have three daughters: Gabrielle, Lauren and Sophia.

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n Friday nights, customers of the craft beer and live music at Blue Pants Brewery have been discovering a sweet, offbeat, flourish to the evening in a still unproven small business experiment: Madison’s own fusion of the gourmet cupcake and food truck trends. Throughout the spring, the Sugar Belle Cupcakes truck has parked at area happy hours, concerts and

festivals serving up such creative confections as “Orange Creamsicle,” “Chocolate Espresso” and “Cranberry Champagne…” cupcakes. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business,” said founder Lee Judge who, for years, watched her father run his own land grading company. “It’s scary business. But it’s fun.” Lee and her husband Andrew launched Sugar Belle’s Cupcakes in February. They pooled their savings,

secured a few loans and got substantial support from relatives. “Andrew saw how big the cupcake craze was getting” Lee said. “So we took that idea and morphed it into a food truck.” And quite a truck it is, perhaps the only food truck in the country designed for World War Three. Once a Reagan era Cold War mobile communications center, it is still lined with metal mesh impervious to electronic signals (which, admittedly, plays havoc with the Judges’

cell phones). It also came with carpet, from floor to ceiling. “Gross,” recalled Lee. “It was the old ‘90s carpet.” Andrew agreed “the most aggravating part was trying to rip it up and clean all the decades-old carpet glue off.” While the Belle-mobile was rendered “food safe,” work still remained to be done before the cupcakes could actually be prepared on board. For now the

PAGE 23: Flavors like orange cream are available for purchase. ABOVE LEFT: Andrew Judge sits on the back of the Sugar Belle cupcake truck. ABOVE RIGHT: Lee and Andrew Judge.

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Judges rent a separate kitchen facility. The cupcake flavors offered a chance for experimentation, running from familiar standards like “Big Fudge,” “Vanilla” and “Red Velvet” to “Lemon Raspberry,” “Chocolate Espresso” and “Molasses Sweet Potato.” “One of us will say ‘Hey, this is a great cupcake flavor idea!’ and the other one will say ‘No!’” said Andrew. “I have an idea for a vanilla barbecue cupcake. She thinks 26 Madison Living

it’s an awful idea. But we’ll see.” And, yes, between the “Piña Colada,” “Bourbon Chocolate Walnut,” “Mint Julep” and “Whiskey Vanilla Caramel” flavors, there is indeed a recurring theme. “People seem to like alcohol in their cupcakes,” said Andrew with a laugh. “We make one that’s a ‘Chocolate Pinstripe,’” added Lee. “We use Blue Pants’ Pinstripe Stout, so we just fill the cupcake full of it.”

An ongoing challenge has been finding locations to set up shop. Huntsville has been loosening up its regulations on food trucks, particularly as it tries to foster two new downtown entertainment districts. But for the Judges, the city has proven a daunting paper chase. “You basically have to have a city business license for each and every place you want to go,” Andrew said. “So we spend most of our time in Madison or the

PAGE 26: Ethan Brewer snacks on a cupcake at the Madison Gazebo Concert. ABOVE: Some of the scrumptious cupcakes by Sugar Belle.

pockets of Huntsville that are technically not the city.” Sugar Belle has staked out a much firmer parking place in the world of social media, where the Judges regularly speak to customers about their travels and selections. Recent Facebook posts include: “Sorry folks. Running a little late.” “Springtime allergies have us down for the count. No



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cupcakes today.” “Finally back at @Straight to Ale this weekend!” “Oh, it’s huge,” said Lee. “We’re all the time at dinner, sitting around doing stuff on Facebook or Twitter.” The Judges said they hope soon to serve up another truly delicious treat, profitability. For the near term, they were sticking with their day jobs, Lee with a Toney cabinet company, Andrew with Huntsville City

Schools. “We’re about to the break even stage, teetering,” said Lee. “It’s still a very expensive hobby.” Both described the enterprise as a team effort. “There’s a lot of days when I say ‘I’m just too tired,’” said Lee. “We push each other to keep going when we would rather just be on the couch watching Netflix all night. How we handle it, I don’t even know.”


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ummertime in Alabama can be beyond brutal. Between the heat, humidity and various other factors, residents may sometimes be confined in their homes. However, a Huntsville business that expanded into Madison just over a decade ago is helping Madison residents young and old celebrate the

great outdoors comfortably. Johnson Pools & Spa began business over 35 years ago in 1977. Thomas and Penny Johnson began the business at the young age of 26. Both met after college and decided to enter the world of quality customer service. Tommy Johnson was already a fixture in the Huntsville area and is the descendent of the founder of Johnson High School in North Huntsville. Madison Living 29

When Penny met Tommy after graduating from Austin Peay, she said they were committed not only to each other, but to a future business that has turned out to be one of the most successful aquatic retailers in the Southeast. “We have always kept up with the latest news and trends in the aquatic industry,” Penny Johnson said. “We pride ourselves at knowing what customers who walk into our store in Huntsville or showroom in Madison want.” Johnson said most of the pools installed are split between rural and urban areas. The growth of Madison’s population in recent years has spiked sales and ever since 2001, business in the Madison area has boomed. “We see Madison as a great destination for people to start a family,” Johnson said. “Those families are going to want some type of extracurricular activity outside both during the hot summer months and the cold winter nights.” Some of the services that Johnson’s specializes in are pump and filter repair and replacement, heater repair and replacement, automation of equipment, swimming pool openings and closings, weekly maintenance, contracts, vacation maintenance, hot tub repair and maintenance, liner replacements, safety covers, sanitation options and various

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renovations and remodeling options. “We love to add new customers to our business,” Johnson said. “But what we are most proud of is taking care of the customers that we have already. It is important to keep that relationship with them and making sure their needs are taken care of.” Some of those needs may come at any given point of the day or week and Johnson said they always strive to get out to a location within 24 hours of being called. One of the things Johnson said she is most proud of is the company’s ability to keep up with the latest in pool safety and aquatic trends. “We always monitor what safety regulations are changing,” Johnson said. “And we also follow what is best suited for our customers with disabilities or handicaps. Every new innovation in the field matters and helps us take care of our customers.” The Johnson’s wealth of knowledge in the pool building industry should come as no surprise. Tommy Johnson was the first Certified Building Professional (CBP) and the first Certified Service Professional (CSP) in Alabama. Johnson not only holds those certifications but the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) in Alexandria, Va also chose him CBP of the Year in 2010. Both Tommy and Penny Johnson

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are APSP members. As for the future of the showroom in Madison, Penny Johnson said she hopes to see it expand and provide additional services in the future. “We used to sell quite a bit of poolside furniture here in the past,” Johnson said. “But we have made it more about the pools, spas and services recently and we hope to add on to the building in the

future.” Johnson Pools & Spas is located at 4084 Sullivan Street in Madison and 2609 Governors Dr. SW in Huntsville. Store hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 464-8118 or email

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r. David S. Parker and Dr. Michele C. Parker, owners of Madison Eye Care Center, believe they chose the perfect location for their practice and to raise their family. The Parkers opened Madison Eye Care Center in October 2001. They met at Auburn University where they both earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. Dr. David graduated magna cum laude. The Parkers married during their 36 Madison Living

fourth year of optometry school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where they earned their Doctor of Optometry degrees. Dr. David graduated cum laude. For the Parkers, “eye care was the perfect fit because it’s a mixture of precision and detail (optics) with the addition of humanitarianism ... caring for and helping preserve what most people consider their most important sense -- sight.” Optometry also “is a positive

profession,” Dr. Michele said. “Whether it’s a prescription to treat glaucoma, allergic conjunctivititis, pink eye or corrective eyewear or contact lenses, our patients leave our office with an improved quality of life.” As their practice grew, the Parkers were honored to have Dr. Jennifer Newby join the staff as an associate in July 2007. Studying biomedical sciences, Dr. Newby graduated summa cum laude from Auburn. She also

sense of sight received the doctor of optometry degree at UAB School of Optometry, graduating cum laude. Drs. Michele Parker and Newby are Huntsville natives. Dr. David’s hometown is Aliceville, Alabama. When the Parkers were enrolled at UAB, Dr. Michele’s parents moved to Madison and raved about Madison’s beauty and growth rate. The Parkers explored Madison’s demographics to find “a perfect blend of small town and growing city -- a great fit for both of us.”

The Parkers opened their practice in a small space without any patients. “My mom was our receptionist. We remember the days we just prayed that the phone would ring,” Dr. Michele said. As the practice grew, they designed, built and opened a new facility in August 2010 at 66 Hughes Road, next door to the Madison Post Office. “We’re so thankful to have been able to provide care and continue to grow with the community over

the last several years,” Dr. Michele said. “We’re enjoying the new space, state-of-the art equipment and accommodating patients in a more efficient and timely manner,” Dr. David said. Most recently, Dr.Tracy S. Swartz joined the staff. Swartz earned bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor of Optometry degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is originally from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The Parkers believe “you’re

ABOVE LEFT: Madison Eye Care Center, 66 Hughes Road. ABOVE RIGHT: Doctors at Madison Eye Care Center diagnose, treat and manage eye diseases, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, and treat infections and inflammations.

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only as good as the people you surround yourself with. The staff ’s dedication to their jobs and our patients elevates the level of care they provide.” Madison Eye Care Center’s comprehensive services help all patients, as early as six months of age. “We diagnose, treat and manage eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration; and treat eye infections and inflammations, like ‘pink eye,’ allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye,” Dr. David said. The doctors diagnose and manage strabismus and amblyopia (‘lazy eye’). They provide emergency services (for example, removal of superficial foreign bodies). “We also provide preand post-operative surgical care for cataract and refractive surgical procedures (LASIK, PRK, etc.),” Dr. Michele said. The doctors routinely dilate patients with diabetes

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and hypertension to rule out retinopathy. The doctors fit all types of contact lenses, including multifocal, toric contacts (to correct astigmatism) and specialty contacts (to correct irregular corneas). Patients can browse an array of eyewear for dress, sun and recreation. A certified, staff optician works diligently to design and fit perfect eyewear for patients. The Parkers’ and Dr. Swartz’ children attend Madison City Schools. Both Drs. Michele and Tracy frequently volunteer at the schools. Dr. Michele is the immediate past president of the North Alabama Optometric Association. Dr. David helps coach their sons in the Madison Baseball Association. The Parkers are active at Trinity Baptist Church. Dr. Newby and her husband Jonathan help lead the youth

PAGE 38: Madison Eye Care Center’s office opened in August 2010 at 66 Hughes Road. LEFT: From left, doctors on staff at Madison Eye Care Center are Dr. Tracy S. Swartz, Dr. David S. Parker, Dr. Michele C. Parker and Dr. Jennifer Newby.

group at Mayfair Church of Christ. They have pre-school children. Dr. Swartz volunteers with DanceTrance Kidz and community soccer events. Her husband is a healthcare professional. They attend Asbury United Methodist Church.

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bob Jones high school graduation


Bob Jones High School celebrated their commencement ceremony on May 20. photographs by Aldo Amato. 1. Bob Jones High School Class of 2013 2. Falculty was on hand to assist their students one last time 3. Lee Baker (left) and Tate Cummings 4. Renee Chen, Emily Coffman and Ashley Corier 5. Matt Chan and Sarah Goldsmith 6. Bob Jones seniors excited for their final moments as high school students 7. Rufus Aldridge IV, Mitchell Davis and Matt Bolger



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James clemens high school graduation James Clemens High School celebrated their commencement ceremony on May 20. photographs by Aldo Amato. 1. The first graduating class from James Clemens High School 2. Clayton addresses the senior class 3. principal Brian Clayton (left) and Dr. Dee Fowler 4. Kearva Beckwith 5. The seniors flip their tassels and officialy graduate 6. Katy Weaver accepts her diploma 7. Jennifer perry recieves her diploma 8. Felisa Vess and peggy Boyton

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Airplane photo shoot


Sarah Brewer with Click photo Designs held an airplane photo shoot for young men across Madison in April. 1. Oscar Chow 2. Thomas parker 3. Thomas Dawson 4. Camden Murch 5. Keaton Ramage



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sparkman high school graduation


Sparkman High School celebrated their commencement ceremony on May 22. photographs by Aldo Amato. 1. Sparkman High School Class of 2013 2. Dylan Fanning 3. Tyler Crim (left) and Joshua Cross 4. Andrew Barnes and John Barron 5. Cathryn Walker (left) and Audrey Ables 6. A’Moris Bodrick and Desha Hammonds 7. Hope Jacka (left) and Tiffany Reed 8. Rebecca Frady, Lamario Williams and Sierra Fridelle



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dr. hendricks opens family practice


Dr. Tiffany Hendricks opened up her family practice in Madison on May 29 at 8121 Madison Boulevard; Suite 101-A. photographs by Aldo Amato. 1. Dr. Tiffany Hendricks and her staff cut the ceremonial ribbon 2. Kristy Drake (left) and Abby Lee Harmon 3. Janie Nesin (left) and Julie Roberts 4. Dr. Tiffany Hendricks 5. Greg Glass (left) and Joe Knoch 6. James Burch and Allen Stroud




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business After hours


The Madison Chamber of Commerce held its monthly “Business After Hours� at the Jackson Center in Huntsville on May 2. Guest mingled and enjoyed finger foods while networking with local professionals. photographs by Aldo Amato. 1. Diana Austin and Richard King 2. Crystal Drane and petra Johnson 3. David Barret, Chandler Hall, Steve Levy and Lawrence Hines Duncan



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bb&t ribbon cutting


BB&T held a ribbon cutting for its brand new Hwy. 72 location on May 23. photographs by Aldo Amato 1. Kristen Strickland (center) cuts the ceremonial ribbon on May 23 2. Meghan Hutson and Sabra Lewis 3. Lesa Foster Lewis 4. Madison Mayor Troy Trulock and Lee Thigpen 5. Joe Knoch and Sady Zayas 6. Miranda Champion and Amanda McKenzie 7. Grant Baird and Andrew Shambarger


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ZERO % DOWN With Your Deed, Low Payments Easy Finance 256-233-3101Clayton Homes NEW & USED Stair Lift Elevators, Walk-in tubs, Roll-in showers, Scooters, Wheelchairs, Lift Chairs, Car Lifts. Servicing North Alabama 25 Years in Business! 205-424-5858 or 800-682-0658 CAREGivers and CNAÕ s Tired of working in facilities? Need extra money for the holidays? Assist the elderly 1 on 1 in their homes with personal care, meal prep., & light housekeeping. Flexible Schedules. Competitive Pay. 256-883-3080 Sheetrock Hanger Experienced Sheetrock Hangers/ Finishers and Acoustical ceilings. Must have valid ID, references, and Drug Test required. Fax resume to 256-851-0613 and call 256-759-6771. WE HAVE FREIGHT!!! James R. Smith Trucking of Cullman, AL is currently seeking drivers and OwnerOperators. Benefits include daily settlements; direct deposit or express cash; 100% of fuel surcharge, stop & drop pay; discounts on fuel, cell phones & tires; pre-pass furnished; excellent home/family time and a payroll deducted truck purchase plan. Contact Greg Quick at 256.338.5168 or 800.633.3252 DRIVERS WANTED Qualified Class A Tanker Drivers. Fair Wage with great Benefits that include $1000 Sign on Bonus, $2.00 /Hour Safety & Performance Bonus. Free $1000,000 Life Insurance Policy Searcy & Quitman Arkansas. CONTACT KEVIN OR JACQUE 501-589-4044 A CUT ABOVE! 1810 Eastwood Dr. SE, Decatur Exquisite 4BR home with new gourmet kit, h’wood, updated baths & much more in SE Pt. Mallard Est w ’hood, tennis, swim, & club close to TN River & Pt. Mallard Park. $275,900 MLS#640346 Call Cynthia Volin @ MarMac Real Estate 256318-5179

ASAP Team & Solo. Starting Pay up to .34 per mile solo and .44 Team Split Tarp and Strap. Pay Good Miles and Home Weekends. Assigned Equipment, Holiday Pay, BCBS Ins, Vacation, Co paid Life insurance Late Model Equip. Great place to work Call 615-444-9928 for more info RN & LPN positions available. Full-time. Shift differential for 2nd & 3rd shifts. BC/BS Health & Dental insurance, Vision ins., Life, Disability, Accidental insurance available. 401K, Cullman Aquatic Center discount. Apply in person @ Woodland Village Healthcare Center 1900 Olive Street Cullman, AL. or email: e.holcomb@usahealthcare. net EOE RN & LPN positions available. Full time. Shift differential for 2nd & 3rd shifts. BC/BS Health & Dental Insurance, Vision Ins., Life, Disability, Accidental insurance available. 401K, Cullman Aquatic Center discount. Apply in person @Woodland Village Healthcare Center, 1900 Olive St. Cullman, AL or email e.holcomb@usahealthcare. net EOE Class A CDL- Hire on today at our Decatur, AL terminal. Positions available for Home Every Night, SE Regional, OTR & Salaried jobs. Call 866-215-3659 Drivers- Class A Flatbed Drivers needed ASAP Team & Solo. Starting pay up to .34 per mile solo and .44 Team Split Tarp and Strap. Pay Good Miles and Home weekends. Assigned Equipment, Holiday Pay, BCBS Ins. Vacation, Co paid life insurance, Late Model Equip. Great place to work. Call 615-444-9928 for more info. For Sale by Owner... 250 Acre farm cleared and ready for spring planting. This land would make a beautiful cattle farm. 14 Miles north of Lawrenceburg, TN on Hwy 43. Call 931-279-0227 or 931-242-7092 Class A CDL Drivers needed for short haul, S.E. Regional or OTR, Great home time and pay. Call 1-866-215-3659

DRIVERS OTR Drivers needed with 2 yrs exp. Midwestern & Southeastern States only. Call Mike Peterson 800-356-5312

DRIVER $2,500 Sign-On Bonus! Hiring Solo and Team Drivers, Great benefits package, Excellent Home Time, CDL-A Required. 888-441-9358 www.

Delivery, Sales, MGMT No Exp. Nec. Co Trk provided, D/L a must. Earn $800+/wk. Call Brandon @ 256-489-0874

Drivers: Immediate Openings! Great Pay! Vacation, Benefits, Ride Program. DryBulk/ LongHaul. 21 yoa, 6mos OTR, CDL-A, Hazmat. 855-777-WSTL

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