December Spotlight

Alabama Living Magazine

Identify and place this Alabama landmark and you could win $25! Winner is chosen at random from all correct entries. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Send your answer with your name, address and the name of your rural electric cooperative, if applicable. The winner and answer will be announced in the January issue.
Submit by email:, or by mail: Whereville, P.O. Box 244014, Montgomery, AL 36124.
Do you like finding interesting or unusual landmarks? Contribute a photo you took for an upcoming issue! Remember, all readers whose photos are chosen also win $25!

November’s answer: This sculpture is located in front of Scottsboro High School in Jackson County on Highway 72. It was created from a part of the BB Comer Bridge that was demolished to make way for a new bridge over the Tennessee River. (Photo contributed by Susan Lynn Allen of North Alabama EC) The randomly drawn correct guess winner is Cindy Wilson of Cullman EC.

Outdoor Alabama sponsors big buck photo contest

Are you an Alabama or Auburn fan and a white-tailed deer hunter? If so, you are encouraged to show your team spirit and enter the Outdoor Alabama Big Buck Challenge. Entries are currently being accepted. The photo contest runs until Jan. 16, 2024, at noon.
To enter, upload a photo of yourself alongside your buck harvest from this season or seasons past at You’ll be asked to declare your allegiance to the Tigers or the Tide.
A first round of prizes was awarded in mid-November, but a second round will be awarded in mid-January, when photos from one Alabama fan and one Auburn fan will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of tickets to the Alabama vs. Auburn men’s basketball game scheduled for February 2024, plus a $250 gift card.
The challenge is open to anyone age 19 and up who is not an employee of one of the sponsors.

Keep happy during the holidays

The holiday season can be joyous, but also challenging for those who experience mental and emotional stress. A few tips to help you stay healthy and happy this season, from Baldwin County-based ThriveWay, a peer-to-peer prevention and emotional support company:

  • Put yourself first. It’s easy to let your needs slip with the chaos of the season.
  • Set a budget. Overspending can cause unbelievable stress.
  • Be kind. Even if someone is not the nicest to you, show them a little grace.
  • Be realistic. Don’t put pressure on yourself by setting unrealistic goals.
  • Stay active. If you begin to feel stressed, take a walk outside.
  • But not too active. Give your mind and body a chance to rest from the holiday hustle.
  • Practice moderation. Too much of anything (eating, drinking, shopping) can be a bad idea.
  • Take a deep breath. Think about the best solution to what troubles you.
  • Keep a regular schedule of sleeping, eating and exercising.
  • Reach out if you need help.


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