Savings Account: Do You Need One?

By Patricia W.  Smith, MS
Human Science Regional Extension Agent Human Science Extension
                                  
Do you have a savings account?
If your answer is no, consider creating a savings account to use for emergencies.
You will not regret it! Creating a savings account is a necessity.
It does not matter if you make a little or a lot of money, everyone needs a savings account.
Opening a savings account can be beneficial. It can cover unexpected expenses that may occur as a financial hit.

The importance of humility

I’m 28 years old this month.
Being nearly 30 is not old at all but the older I get the more I reflect on who I am and how I act and that’s always changing.
 It’s not only age that does it, I love God as well and that brings about its own constant self-reflection.
I am constantly having to put myself in the uncomfortable position of looking at myself and seeing just how wrong I am in a lot of situations and having to readjust my actions in order to live right.
 It’s difficult, we all go through it—it’s just a natural part of life for everyone.

Mary Dale’s Birthday parade

Top photo: Mary Dale Barker (Center) celebrating her 100th birthday with her family: her son, Gary Barker (back), his son Todd Barker (right) and his wife Stacey (left).
Bottom photo: Dozens of people stopped by with signs and balloons to wish Barker a happy birthday. [Luke brantley/staff]

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — Family and friends put together a  birthday parade celebration for Mary Dale Barker’s 100th birthday on Friday, Sept. 10 at Country Place Senior Living in Winfield.

Winfield City police and firefighters led the parade, made up of friends from the community who stopped by to wish Barker a happy birthday from their car windows.
“I feel good,” Barker said about turning 100. “Today was so nice!”
Barker was born in 1921 and grew up in Sulligent, before moving to Winfield where she has lived most of her life.

Hamilton A&I saved from the chopping block

The Hamilton Aged and Infirmed prison facility

By Louis Mellini
Staff Writer

HAMILTON — Hamilton Aged and Infirmed facility has officially been saved from the chopping block on Gov. Ivey’s Prison Plan this past weekend.
State Rep. Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, and Sen. Garlan Gudger have been fighting to keep jobs in Hamilton after Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the State of Alabama will be closing several prisons, including Hamilton’s Aged and Infirmed facility on Military Street.