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Hoover’s Branin Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Jake Branin of Hoover earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, Aug. 13. New, Collectible To achieve the award, a scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, Antique Dolls exhibit strong leadership in 2820 Petticoat Lane his troop and Tue.-Sat. 10-4:30 Mtn. Brook Village 5620 Cahaba Valley Road coordinate 870-5544 and execute 991-6887 a community Open Thur. - Sat. 10am - 4:30pm service project. Branin has earned 36 merit badges in his Travel accessories and duffle scouting career. bags by mb greene. sTop by As his Eagle To see The enTire collecTion! price range from $18- $84. service project, Jake Branin To: Mary Charles Robbins he removed approximately 17 feet of gravel walkway From: Over The Mountain Journal, 205-823-9646 ph., and replaced it with brick pavers at the 205-824-1246, fax Alabama Veterans Memorial at Liberty Date: May 2010 Park. Not only was the gravel removed, but the base had to be prepared before This is your AD PROOF from the OVER THE MOUNTAIN JOURNAL for the laying the pavers. This project provided a more and stable walkway for June 3, 2010 issue. Please fax approval orsolid changes to 824-1246. people visiting the memorial. Branin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Branin. He is a member of ABS Troop 21 and a sophomore at Spain Park High School.
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Local Authors Release History of Homewood
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Morris Recognized as Eagle Scout
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Authors Martha Wurtele and Jake Collins, above, celebrated the release of their book “Homewood (Images of America)” with a book-signing at Homewood Antiques Dec. 10. Wurtele has been working on gathering information, photos and anecdotes about Homewood for more than thirty years. She was contacted by Collins, a history teacher at Homewood Middle School, three years ago and they worked together to finally release the book on Nov. 30. The book, which includes over 200 pages of photos and historical information about the city, can be purchased at Little Professor, Alabama Booksmith and Seibel’s. ❖
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with his Eagle Scout certification during a court of honor ceremony Dec. 13. 2406 Canterbury road Mtn. brook Village 879.2730 Morris is a member of Troop 86 of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church under tain Journal, PHONE: 205-823-9646 Scoutmaster David Millhouse. As a 1246 Scout, he completed the Northern Tier’s Okpik winter camping excursion, where he camped in sub-zero temperatures : Marguerite and completed a snowshoe trek, This is your AD PrOOF from the OvEr THE MOuNTAiN JOurNAl for the om: Over the Mountain Journal participated in cross-country skiing and Nov. 19, 2015 issue. fax Please fax approval or changes to 824-1246. 823-9646 ph, 824-1246 drove a dogsled team. He earned 22 ate: Dec 2015 merit badges during his time as a Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Morris his is your ad proof for thePlease OTMJinitial for the 17 2015 issue. Please contact your sales representative soon as possible to and andDec. fax back within 24 hours. created aas friendlier trail for visitors approve your or before make You may or changes if we have not heard from you by 5 pm of thead Friday thechanges. press date, your ad will run fax as is. approval We print the paper Monday. to 824-1246. veterans with mobility issues at Alabama Veteran’snumber! Memorial Park. He and for your prompt attention.including address and phone Please makeThank sure you all information is correct, many volunteers, including fellow troop members, logged hours laying brick Please initial and fax back within 24 hours. pavers.
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He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Morris II of Mountain Brook and the grandson of Mrs. Jane Morris and the late Mr. John N. Morris and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Farley. He is a student at the Arlington School, where he is a member William Noble of the Youth Morris Leadership Development Program. Outside of school, Morris plays on the Alabama Yankees travel baseball team as a catcher. He was selected for the Perfect
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Game’s All-Tournament team for catching and hitting. Morris also has logged service hours working with organizations such as the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Beads for Life, Renew Our Rivers and Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center. Morris is a member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, where he has served as an acolyte.
Homewood Filmmaker Awarded at Film Festival Homewood resident Jessica Chriesman recently won Best Music Composition for her film “Self Portrait” at the Artlightenment 2015 Art and Film Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. The film, which also was nominated for best documentary, Jessica Chriesman is based on reflections on the different influences that affect individuals’ lives. Chriesman is a Homewood High School graduate. After high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in filmmaking and psychology at UAB. ❖
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