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The Whole Backstage Theatre
July 16, 2014
With unquestionable good times this WBS production of Grease, showcases unforgettable songs and dances from the hit movie including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin' and many more. These rockin’ and rollin’greasers and their gals will make you want to stand up and shout, A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom!
Tickets for this exciting production of Grease may be purchased online at: wholebackstage.com or by visiting the WBS office in Guntersville at 1120 Rayburn Avenue, or by calling 256.582-SHOW (7469). All evening performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, begin at 7 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 each, Senior or Student tickets are $16 each. The Whole Backstage office is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Who Do You Want Making Decisions For You?
July 16, 2014
The event, hosted by the Planned Giving Council of Hospice of Marshall County, will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Hospice of Marshall County Community Room located at 408 Martling Road in Albertville. Free lunch for the first 50 people registered! After the first 50 people, the cost for the lunch is $5.
Click here to RSVP online, or call Annah Grace Morgan at
Mountain Dulcimer Festival
As part of Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s year long focus to honor and preserve Appalachian music and family stories, RSVP will be bringing nationally know instructors to teach mountain dulcimer classes September 24 -26 to the Guntersville Recreation Center. This will be the sixth year of Melodies and Musings – Our Appalachian Legacy. Early bird registration by September 1, 2014 or until all spaces are filled. Space is limited. Registration forms and information can be found on the festival website www.melodies-and-musings.com or come by RSVP to register. Call RSVP, 256-571-7734 for more information.
Four national mountain dulcimer instructors will offer classes: Lorinda Jones, Kentucky; Jim Miller, Tennessee; Carol Walker, New Jersey and Neal Walters, Pennsylvania.
Wallace State Offers Modern Dance Class This Fall
HANCEVILLE, Ala. — July 17, 2014
Susan Kirkes of Decatur will be the instructor for the class, which will be held on Mondays and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in room 112 of the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The class is a 3-hour credit course and is open to Wallace State students and the public. There are no prerequisites required to join the class.. Click for details>>>
Snead State Announces Signups for Annual Fall Baseball League
BOAZ – July 16, 2014
The Snead State fall league is designed to provide area high school baseball players in grades 9-12 an opportunity to stay sharp off-season. It is intended for those who plan to play on their high school's varsity, junior varsity or freshmen baseball team. Players must use wooden bats, which are available for purchase through Coach Casey Underwood.
The Fall League consists of six teams with approximately 12 players on each roster. Each team plays eight games. All games are played in late August and September.
Teams are coached by Snead State baseball players. Registration is $120 and provides game t-shirts, helmet usage, baseballs, umpires, instruction, and use of facilities.
All participants must sign a waiver, have an updated physical, and a copy of your insurance card to turn in with their registration form. All players must sign up by Friday, Aug. 15.
To find out more details or to register, please visit snead.edu/fallbaseball.
Gasoline Prices Could Drop 10 to 25 Cents Over Next 2 Weeks
July 16, 2014
The U.S. average retail price of gasoline has fallen below $3.60/gal for the first time since April 10, 2014. Prices have been on an 18 consecutive day streak where the current price was less than the price from the previous day, and it’s the highest number of consecutive down days since the period between April 4, 2013 and April 19, 2013, when prices fell 11.8cts/ gal from $3.63 to $3.52. The U.S. average, now $3.59/gal., has dropped by 5 cents in the past week.
“West Texas Intermediate crude, the benchmark for the U.S., traded below $100 per barrel today for the first time since April, reflecting a slow but steady decline in recent weeks,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “Over the same period, we’ve seen wholesale crude prices across the country slip dramatically. West Coast wholesale prices have fallen by more than 35 cents per gallon since the beginning of the month, and across the rest of the country wholesale prices have fallen by 15 to 20 cents per gallon.”
“We’re confident that in coming weeks we’ll see retail prices catch up to the wholesale losses. West Coast consumers will likely see their retail prices slide from 15 to 25 cents per gallon over the next two weeks, and across the rest of the country we can expect prices at the pump to shed from 10 to 20 cents per gallon,” DeHaan said.
Lady Parsons to Host Hitting Camp
BOAZ – July 16, 2014
The camp includes a warm-up routine with Snead State players, station hitting drills, video analysis, live hitting on the field and instruction on proper hitting techniques. The camp involves all aspects of hitting, including mental and physical aspects in the batter’s box. Hitters will be placed in groups according to age – 12 and under and 13-18.
The camp also features personal attention with Snead State coaches Grindrod, Haggermaker, Hill, and Christensen. Special instruction will also come from Snead State softball players and guest coaches from major universities including Jacksonville State’s Sallie Beth Burch, Lipscomb’s Heather Parker, UAB Coach Sallie Van Kirk, Shorter University Coach Paige Rowland and UAH’s Michal Robertson and Cortney McNett.
Players should bring socks, shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen, glove, batting gloves, bat, cleats, tennis shoes and a batting helmet to the camp.
The deadline to register is Aug. 16. For more information, please contact Coach Grindrod at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-990-1943. The camp registration form and packet can be found online at snead.edu/softball.