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Lewis Ray Johnson, 75, couldn't believe it when he was offered $2,500 for his mountain bike at a recent car show in downtown Jasper. It had only cost him $99 at Walmart several years ago."I … more
By DANNY L. CAIN County Extension Agent have very fond memories as a kid growing up on the farm and hauling corn and vegetables to the market on Finley Avenue in … more
I never think seriously about owning a swimming pool until deep summer. Jilda has wanted one since we married in 1974. Each summer she does a mock whine, “Why don’t we get a pool?” I always … more
Harbor Chase of Jasper hosted a "Go Purple" fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association of Alabama on Tuesday, July 10. Residents and community members were invited to a luncheon featuring grilled sliders, cheeses and and purple punch. The event, which featured a silent auction, raised $300. more
As a child, Jason Walker would beg family members and friends to allow him to cut their hair. Sometimes he would pay them $5 for the privilege.Those days are now well behind Walker, a 27-year-old … more
FALL MASTER GARDENER CLASS OFFERED FOR 2018The Walker County Extension Office will be offering our 2018 Master Gardener Course beginning on August 30 and running for 12 consecutive weeks through … more
I caught a bug when I was in Telluride, Colorado several years ago. It’s rarely fatal, but I’ve found it’s incurable. Professionals call it “fly fishing fever.” Jilda and I were … more
“Can we go to church with you?”The request from inmates at the Cordova Jail took Chief Nick Smith by surprise last year.These inmates had proved their trustworthiness by cutting grass and picking … more
Great Tomato Debate: vegetable or fruit? By DANNY L. CAINWalker County Extension CoordinatorLewis Grizzard, who in my opinion is the greatest … more
We had some of our nieces and nephews over this week to celebrate Uncle Sam’s birthday. We don’t do midday heat very well, so we asked our guests to come later in the day when our house and yard … more
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