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VFW Auxiliary helps local veteran   

By Martha Jackson

The Falkville VFW Post 10774 has teamed up with Decatur Post 4190 to help a local veteran. Marty is a local Veteran who recently spent a few weeks in the hospital, where they amputated his leg and some toes on his remaining leg. The Falkville Auxiliary, recently learned that Marty was homeless and staying in his small truck in a parking lot. This has brought many challenges, for him to receive the care that he needs, both medically and financially. The Falkville and Decatur VFW Post have teamed up to help get Marty temporary housing, while they assist him in getting the benefits that he deserves. The Falkville and Decatur Post Auxiliary are asking for help for Marty, because according to representatives, it may take 10 months or longer for Marty to get approved for SSI benefits. This prevents him from applying for government housing. A Go Fund Me has been created to help pay for his temporary living situation while other options are being explored, to best serve him. This hotel is costing $538 dollars for a two-week stay. Visit the Falkville VFW Auxiliary’s Facebook page for more information.

Visit the Step Out Agriventure Trail in Morgan County

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family, you are invited to check out the Agriventure Trail. The trail features a scavenger hunt booklet for children, and spotlights locally grown produce along the way. You will also get a chance to meet local farmers, growers and makers as well. Everyone is encouraged to come out and reconnect with the land as you explore each of the farms and attractions along Step Out Agriventure Trail. Those visiting will also get a chance to taste the best of locally grown produce and buy locally made products as well as learn about the areas rich agricultural and natural heritage . Everyone is invited to come out with your family and create some lasting memories. A trail map or a scavenger hunt map can be downloaded at For more information you can visit Falkville Town Hall, Reeves Peach Farm or Priceville Town Hall. The sponsors are Morgan County Celebration Arena, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Morgan County Farmers Federation, Manna House Hydroponic Gardens and Remax of Decatur/Priceville. The partners are Rural Morgan County Industrial Development Board-Trail Host and Delveloper and also Morgan County Commission, Decatur Morgan County Tourism.