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CONGRATULATIONS BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST WINNERS

The results of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest are in……

In the Editorial contest seventy newspapers submitted 2,888 entries.

The following editorial categories will not be announced until the awards banquet: General Excellence, Best Public Service, Freedom of Information, Most Improved, Photo of the Year, and Story of the Year.

In the Advertising contest there were forty-four newspapers that submitted 1,032 entries.

Advertising Sweepstakes and Ad of the Year awards…

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Today and all days, we honor those who answered the call to serve.

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If you have served in the Armed Forces, learn about VA benefits you may be eligible for.http://explore.va.gov/

May is #Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month

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Osteoporosis is caused by a gradual decrease in bone strength. If not prevented or treated, osteoporosis can grow painlessly worse until bones start to break. Though osteoporosis can occur in both men and women, it usually shows itself in women after menopause. Osteoporosis can cause serious fractures. Most serious are spinal and hip fractures. Osteoporosis is a major public health issue for over 28 million Americans, 80% of whom are women.

Half of women and one quarter of men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. In the United States, around 10 million people already have osteoporosis and over 34 million probably have low bone density, placing them at risk for osteoporosis. Four out of five people affected by osteoporosis are women.

Although osteoporosis is often thought of as an old person’s disease, it can affect younger people…

FREE exercises at Railroad Park

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Thanks to the generous support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Do Dah Day, May 16

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Presented by Do Dah Day, Inc. at Caldwell Park

Do Dah Day grew out of an idea in 1979 and has raised almost $1.5 million since! The South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s Southside. Then, spend the day in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks with friends, pets, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, and a lineup of great bands. Oh yes, we have plenty of food and beverages, and collectible Do Dah Day t-shirts.

All proceeds benefit local animal charities.

If you want a chance to win a fabulous prize, sign up…

Blue Star Salute Foundation Plans Armed Forces Day Events

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Run for Alabama’s Fallen Heroes

Mobile, Alabama - Alabama’s Blue Star Salute Foundation, Inc., will be hosting its Annual 5K Memorial Run/Walk for Alabama’s Fallen Heroes on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Race begins promptly at 7:30 am. The course is certified.

Each registrant will be running/walking with the name of one of Alabama’s Fallen Heroes on their race bib. Register as an individual or register as a team. Awards presented…

Mental Health organization Rally in Kelly Ingram Park to protest budget cuts.

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Mental Health organization Rally in Kelly Ingram Park RIGHT NOW (5/11/15) to protest budget cuts.

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Regions Bank presents SYMPHONY IN THE SUMMER!

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The ASO is returning to Railroad Park to play three FREE concerts June 5-7 thanks to Regions Bank! Friday & Saturday night…

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Friends of the National World War II Memorial is asking you to #PROFILEYOURPRIDE in our “Greatest Generation.”

Tomorrow, May 8, on the 70th anniversary…