Crime is Everywhere...Even in Smalltown, Alabama!
by Jami_Van_Brocklin
 The Munford Mixer
Sep 19, 2011 | 3962 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Recently, Calhoun County has had its share of violent crimes...the police officer who was killed recently, the man who died from being shot by Oxford PD after a domestic disturbance call with a gun involved, and then the Papa John's robbery-murder. I get so tired of hearing people say, "What is happening to OUR town?" What is happening to your town has been happening to your town for years now! It's a regular town just like anywhere else in the United States! Crime is everywhere! Just because you may not hear about it or it may not get reported and end up on the 6 o'clock news or in the newspaper, doesn't mean it isn't happening! People think just because they live in Alabama or a small town in Alabama that it is the safest place in the world. People like to hide behind their small-town-naivety and pretend that Christianity is the answer to a crime-free town. If they don't see it, then it is not happening. If they pray and go to church, then it is not happening.

I was born and raised for most of my life in Southern California. My husband was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both Riverside (where I'm from) and Milwaukee are big ciites and have higher than usual crime rates. Where we come from, we know violence and crimes happen every day. However, if every crime in these small towns were reported and investigated, people would probably be surprised to realize that small town crimes are just as bad as big city crimes.

People need to wake up and smell reality! Oxford, Anniston, Heflin, Talladega, etc. all have crimes going on! There are drugs in the communities. There are child molesters and rapists in the communities. There are thieves in the communities. There are killers in the communities! Criminals love small towns, by the way. Why? Because they are rarely noticed! Think about that next time you think your small town is safe!

Happy Labor Day!
by Jami_Van_Brocklin
 The Munford Mixer
Sep 05, 2011 | 1443 views |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day. I am very happy to have today and tomorrow off. I am working full time now and going to college full time, plus maintaining a family and Girl Scout troop. I am so pooped! That is why I have not been getting around to blogging much.

I hope everyone plays it safe today. If you are going to drink alcohol, please do not drive. Have a designated driver set up, or call someone to pick you up, or better yet, just drink at home.

If you are just going to rest and spend time with your family, like I am, have fun!

Have a great day everyone!

Back to School!!! :)
by Jami_Van_Brocklin
 The Munford Mixer
Aug 22, 2011 | 2217 views |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay. We have been quite busy, as I am sure most of you have too!

I am sure by now, everyone has started back to school, just as we have. Our daughter just started 4th grade. This year she gets to learn the challenges of going to different classrooms for different classes and the organizational skills needed to keep up a student planner. I can't believe that my baby girl has one year (after this school year) left of elementary school, then it's on to middle school. Oh my goodness!

We have one more year of enjoying having our baby boy being a baby, or well toddler. Next year he'll be in preschool! All my babies are not babies anymore. :(

My husband and I are both taking college courses full-time this semester. He's working towards his Pre-Engineering degree for transfer to UAH for Aerospace Engineering. I'm working on taking my 3 science courses I need to get into the RN program. Being a LPN is fun, but being a RN is my true goal. This semester, I'm taking 4 classes and all are online, so I get to stay at home with our 2 year old son and still get to work too.

With the start of the new school year comes Girl Scouts! My Girl Scout Troop is having our first troop meeting of the new school year this evening! Anyone who is interested in finding out more about what my troop has to offer and all the exciting things planned for this year, please attend! It will be at Munford Public Library in Munford (the old Munford High School gym...located behind the new Town Hall building on Lions Road) from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Back-to-School Indoor Yard Sale
by Jami_Van_Brocklin
 The Munford Mixer
Aug 06, 2011 | 2106 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

MUNFORD COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL INDOOR YARD SALE

Munford Recreation Center (old high school gym) in Munford, Alabama
*Behind Munford Town Hall* 115 Lions Road, Munford, AL

Saturday, August 20th, 2011
7 a.m.-12 noon

If interested in setting up to sell, please contact Jami @ 256-521-2075

No fee to set up, however, we are asking for a 10% donation of total sales from each vendor to go to Munford Rec Dept. to help with buying new equipment.

No fee for admission. Please bring your own bags for your purchases. PLEASE BRING CASH ONLY!!! No credit cards, personal or business checks, nor bills larger than $20.

TONS OF GENTLY USED NAMEBRAND CLOTHING AND SHOES FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL, PLUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MUCH MORE!!! COME READY TO SHOP!!!!

IF YOU LOVE YARDSALES, BUT YOU CAN'T STAND THIS HEAT WAVE, THEN COME TO THE MUNFORD COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL INDOOR YARD SALE!!! ENJOY YARD SALE ENVIRONMENT IN AN AIR CONDITIONED BUILDING!!!

 

Saved about $100 on our grocery shopping trip today! Guess how?
by Jami_Van_Brocklin
 The Munford Mixer
Jul 30, 2011 | 1657 views |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Did inventory of our cupboards, freezer, and fridge. Figured out recipes to make. Figured out what we needed and what we had. Made a list of all groceries needed. Took recipes to grocery store, along with list and coupons. Got only what was on our list. After doing all of that, we saved an average of $100 on our grocery bill compared to what we normally would spend. I think I'll do this each time from now on! :)

 

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