Outdoors

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The Success of a Call

February 26, 2021

The Great Outdoors: Mark’s Outdoors Spring turkey season kicks off March 20, 2021. Whether this is your first season or your fifteenth, one thing all turkey hunters agree upon is that turkey hunting takes work- especially perfecting your call. No matter what type of call you use, we are all trying to achieve one common …

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The Most Common Spring Pests in Alabama

February 15, 2021

Our House Everyone in the South has been patiently anticipating the awakening of spring––and it’s here! We can finally put our oversized scarves and chunky boots away, and reach for our shorts and favorite t-shirts. Though we’re all collectively excited about the positive things that spring brings––picnics, walks in the park, warm weather––we must not …

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Biking Across America for a Cause

February 5, 2021

Special Feature Vestavia’s Ben Cox is preparing to bike across America this summer for people with disabilities. Cox is a Psychology major at Troy University. In 2020, Cox was preparing to cycle from California to Washington in a 2-month event called Journey of Hope. However, due to COVID-19, those plans couldn’t happen like anticipated. Although …

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Creating an Oasis in Your Own Backyard

February 2, 2021

Our House Brought to you by: Community Partner DSLD Land Management, DSLDland.com “We love the outdoors and spending countless hours in our backyard. Now we have another reason to enjoy it,” exclaims Chase and Dilma Carter of Chelsea, Ala. The couple just added the first ever Desjoyaux saltwater pool in Central Alabama built and installed …

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Tour Style Golf & Life Changing Fellowship: Step by Step Golf

January 28, 2021

Special Feature Attention golfers! Have you heard about the Step by Step Golf tournaments in Central Alabama? Golfers of all levels are welcome to join the tournaments and enjoy fellowship while growing in faith. The tagline of Step by Step Golf is “where golfers of all skill levels experience life on tour and life-changing fellowship,” …

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From Deer Season to Turkey Season

January 28, 2021

The Great Outdoors presented by: Mark’s Outdoors Deer Season Ends… February brings the end to yet another deer season and hopefully everybody had a bountiful one! When you pick up your meat from the processor, if you run out of room in the freezer or have more meat than you can use, share your harvest. …

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41 Years of Equipping Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

December 28, 2020

The Great Outdoors  presented by: Mark’s Outdoors A special thanks from the family at Mark’s Outdoors for allowing us to serve you for 41 years! Our doors opened in January of 1980 as a small tackle store and has expanded to what you see today! From five employees and less than 2,000 square feet to …

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Fun for the Whole Family: Hammies in Hoover

October 28, 2020

The Great Outdoors Brought to you by: Community Partner www.ThomasWaters.com, 205-879-1988. Looking for a way for the family to enjoy time together outdoors? Check out Hammies in Hoover! The event is a part of The Hammies Trail Run Series which offers Birmingham area families the opportunity to enjoy trail riding close to home. “This event …

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Are Bugs Attracted to Holiday Lights?

October 26, 2020

Home for the Holidays We all know bugs like lamps and bright lights. All you have to do is look up at a streetlight after sunset to see a swarm of insects gather. Typically, you only have to worry about the porch light, and even then, there are outdoor lighting options that will not attract …

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God is Bigger!

August 31, 2020

Mission Makers In 2011, Trussville native Rachel Shaneyfelt was diagnosed with mesothelioma and was given only nine months to live. Shaneyfelt was in nurse practitioner school when she was given this devasting news but decided to continue to pursue her degree. While working as a nurse practitioner, she was scheduled for a lung biopsy. Because …

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