By: Lynne Hart
We know that most people truly do care about their local environment. We know for certain that Mayor Ronnie Marks cares about the litter situation in Athens! Our mayor is passionate about this problem and joins KALB in encouraging participation in reversing the problem.

On May 12, KALB, TVA, and WOW! Internet+tv+phone will host the 2018 TRASH ATTACK to remove litter from our roadsides, waterways, and public lands. This is an opportunity for residents and the business community within Athens and Limestone County to turn their concern into action. Groups may pick up trash anywhere within Limestone County, including the Elk River (since we had to cancel our River Cleanup).

It seems the litter situation has grown recently, and we are trying to determine the source of some of this litter. We have invited the community to call our LITTER HOTLINE 256-233-8000 to report observed litter incidents. That would include someone tossing litter out of a vehicle, loose items blowing out of the backs of pickup trucks, or debris flying from commercial trucks. We can’t be everywhere, so your eyes become our eyes. KALB works with the Athens Police Department and the Sheriff’s office. All reports are kept confidential from the offender, so don’t be afraid to call.

Reporting is very helpful; however, we also need to clean up what’s out there. TRASH ATTACK is meant to accomplish that. Let’s all stop complaining about the litter and let’s work together to do something about it. Clean your neighborhood or a road that you think is an eye sore. Clean the roadway in front of your business. Get your waders on and clean a waterway, such as those that run through Athens or around the Elk River. There is more than enough trash to keep everyone busy!

Seriously, litter in our community hurts everyone. Trashy roadsides and public lands reflect poorly on all who live and work here. It says something about all of us, even if we are not litterbugs. It speaks loudly to scouts looking for a place to locate their company. That may be unfair, but it is reality.

Litter is also harmful to wildlife. I love a quote by Matthew Scully: “Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.” I believe very strongly that with stewardship of the earth comes great responsibility. We are not the owners of this planet. We are the caretakers. Since humans are the only creature on this planet that litters, animals that are choked, sickened, or killed by our litter is our responsibility and our fault.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
• We challenge everyone to get a group together and register for the event. Registration is not required, but is helpful for us to prepare properly.
• We challenge every business and industry within Limestone County to put together a team to clean roadsides near their business. That will not only help the community, but will reflect positively on your business.
• If you can’t find a group to work with you, come anyway! We’ll match you up with a group or other individuals.

THROW DOWN A CHALLENGE!
• Challenge others! Extend a challenge to other businesses. KALB has already challenged every city councilman and every county commissioner to get a team together to clean an area within their district. Keep their feet to the fire! Ask your city councilman or county commissioner if they have their team together.

HOW TO REGISTER:
We’d like to know you’re coming so we can be prepared with enough food and supplies. You can register by visiting our website at www.KALBCares.com and clicking the TRASH ATTACK link on the home page. You may also call the KALB office at 256-233-8000. You can also sign up online at www.signupgenius.com. Click the search icon and enter our email address KALBCares@gmail.com to find the Trash Attack signup link. Be sure to let us know how many will be participating with you.

We talk about litter in this town a lot! Let’s see how many tons of trash we as a community working together can remove! We’ll see you there!

By: Tim Lambert
Just in case you forgot, spring sports around here actually get their start in February and, as can be expected, weather conditions end up forcing early-season cancellations and fast and furious late-season make-up games. Local highlights so far:

Ardmore
The Tigers have a baseball split with Madison Academy, plus wins against St. John Paul II, Mars Hill, Madison County, Athens Bible School, West Limestone and Lee. Mae Jemison, Athens, Tanner, Madison County were victims of the softball team. Both soccer teams have outscored West Limestone; the Lady Tigers got by Russellville and ABS.

Athens Bible School
On the baseball diamond, the Trojans have knocked off Elkmont, Brindlee Mountain, Clements, Fairview, Phil Campbell, Lindsay Lane, Mars Hill, Paint Rock and Decatur Heritage. The softball team beat Randolph, Mae Jemison, Lee, R.A. Hubbard, Whitesburg Christian and Tanner. The Lady Trojans have tennis victories over St. Bernard, Athens, Lindsay Lane, Sylvania, and Plainview.

Athens High
The Golden Eagle soccer team held the 15th position in the 6A coaches’ poll earlier this week. So far this season they have posted wins over Madison Academy, West Creek, Westminster, Florence, while the Athens girls beat Hartselle, Mars Hill, Florence, and Hazel Green. On the baseball field, victories have come against Westminster, Ardmore, Muscle Shoals, Marion, Lawrence County, Smith County, Elkmont, Florence, Lee and West Limestone.

Clements
The Colts have baseball wins over Tanner, Rogers, Covenant Christian, Lindsay Lane, East Lawrence, Clements, and a split with West Morgan. The Lady Colts’ soccer team also held off ABS.

East Limestone
The Lady Indians were at the #7 in the latest 4A-5A soccer polls; the East boys were 11th. On the field, both teams have topped Ardmore, Danville, West Limestone, Hartselle, and West Morgan; the girls defeated Russellville, Albertville. East Limestone also swept both divisions of the Limestone County tournament. The baseball team has beaten Athens, ABS, Lexington, West Limestone, Batesville, Lawrence County, and split with Brooks and Russellville. The Lady Indians have softball wins over Decatur Heritage, West Limestone, and West Morgan.

Elkmont
The Lady Red Devils are ranked 15th in this week’s 1A-3A soccer poll. Both soccer teams got rival wins against Ardmore and Clements. The softball team has defeated Tanner, Whitesburg Christian, Clements, and West Morgan. Baseball split with East Lawrence and West Morgan.

James Clemens
The Lady Jets soccer team started the season ranked at #6 in Class 7A and moved up a spot in the latest poll. Both teams beat Buckhorn; the James Clemens boys have wins over Grissom, Sparkman, and Cullman, while the girls have turned back Decatur, Sparkman, Huntsville, and Bob Jones. The Jets baseball team has sent Madison Academy, Jemison, Ramsay, Key West, Sparkman, Arab, Etowah, Florence, Decatur, Ardmore, Hartselle, and Buckhorn packing, along with a split with Hoover. Softball victories have come against Grissom, Cullman, Powell, Southaven (MS), and Hazel Green. Both track teams won their own invitational meet, as well as the Huntsville Metro Championships. Tennis teams dominated Buckhorn and Gadsden City.

Lindsay Lane
The Lions baseball team beat St. Bernard, Asbury, and Paint Rock.

Tanner
On the soccer field, the Rattlers have defeated Clements, Elkmont, ABS, Whitesburg Christian, West Limestone, and New Hope. They were #10 in the latest coaches’ 1A-3A poll; the Tanner girls come in at #17 and have beaten West Limestone and New Hope.

West Limestone
Wildcat soccer teams boast victories over Clements; the boys have also defeated Mars Hill and New Hope, while the Lady Wildcats have claimed wins against Tanner, ABS, and Russellville. The baseball team has come out on top of East Limestone, Lexington, West Morgan, Lawrence County, Brewer, Priceville, and Lauderdale County.

Odds and Ends:
Recent changes have also come at various head football coaching positions: Ardmore hired coach P.J. Wright, Clements’ Cody McCain was hired at Hanceville, and West Limestone’s Jordan Cantrell made the move to Elmore County. The Wildcats named Shelby Davis to replace Cantrell. Tanner is also in search of their second head coach in as many years.

Honors were bestowed on local athletes for fall and winter sports – James Clemens’ Garrett Hicks, Tanner’s C.J. Yarbrough and Lindsay Lane’s Tommy Murr made the boys’ all-state basketball team. Murr was also a finalist for this year’s Mr. Basketball. Athens High’s Alexis Woods and East Limestone Jirah Rogers were tapped for the girls’ all-state team. Athens High’s Perry Kirby was picked as a member of the North All-Star team.

James Clemens’ Zuri Falkner signed a track and field scholarship with Southern Mississippi.
By: Tim Lambert
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By: D.A. Slinkard
What is one thing you would do if you knew with 100% certainty you could not fail? For some it may be starting a new business, for others it may be switching careers, and for others it might be performing mission work in a foreign land. If you want to know what you are truly passionate about, ask yourself the question above, and your answer is where your heart is. Too often people go to work and have no meaning to their life. Let me ask you this – why is it you that go to work?

We have too many people going to jobs they hate only to live a life they know is nothing but a lie. If you look at the world around us, you see many people who are hurting, who are living broken lives, who are lacking purpose in their life. Why is that? It is pretty simple if you think about it. When a child says they want to be an astronaut, we tell them they can be anything they want to be; but when an adult says they want to be an astronaut, we start to think they are off their rocker.

At what point in time do we give up on our dreams? At what point in time do we concede to the fact we are not going to make it? It seems the more we think about this topic, we see people on two ends of the spectrum. We have those people who hang on to their dreams too long, and then, we have the other group of people who give up too early on having their dreams happen.

From my perspective, more and more people are quicker to give up prematurely than they are to hang on too long. What kind of passion do they truly have? What is the mindset of the adult versus the kid? How do we carry the same mentality from our youth into our adult years? This is the million dollar question.

We need to take a look at our life through the eyes of our younger selves and take the same mentality of not hearing no for the answer. I can remember being a child and wanting an expensive item. My parents did what a lot of parents don’t do today, my parents told me no. I see too many parents who just give in without thinking about the repercussions of continually giving in to their children. I, being the child who did not understand the cost analysis, merely suggested to my mom that she could just write a check for the item.

To me this was the simple answer in that she could just write a check for the item, and I would be satisfied. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize you couldn’t just write a check for anything and everything you wanted in life. Now, I did have the mentality of a child and I was persistent. I wanted that gaming unit and I wanted it bad. I started saving my money, working hard to save up enough money so I could buy the item myself. Eventually, I ended up getting what I wanted, but I had to work for it every penny of the way.

My mentality was that I was not taking no for an answer. Sure, it would have been nice for my mom to have caved in and bought the item for me, but she didn’t. I never lost focus on what I wanted, and in the end, I was able to make the purchase of the item I wanted. Now, think about your life today and how many times have you taken the wrong mental approach to getting something you wanted? How many times have you been told no and just rolled over instead of going after what you wanted with the right amount of persistence?

We all have one opportunity when it comes to life, and the question is: What are you going to do with the time you have? Are you going to keep doing the same old thing you have been doing, just wasting your days through life? Or are you going to take a look at your life through the eyes of your younger self who was quicker to take on a challenge? Sure, you can play it safe, but over the next 25 years you will be disappointed not in what you did but in what you did not accomplish. Why wait on making your life happen?
By: D. A. Slinkard
D.A. Slinkard is the manager of the Athens Staples store

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
Mayor Ronnie rolled in, fresh from an inspiring weekend where he was honored at the Unsung Heroes Banquet, and he expressed his appreciation for this organization who looks for and celebrates unusual expressions of courage in the lives of our young people. He also was sad over the sudden passing of Martha Jo Leonard, who had served everywhere from Rotary to Poke Sallet, and who had recently been chosen as Athena for Grease Festival. “Losing her is a blow,” he said.

Athens Rocks is still rocking, meaning the city-wide scavenger hunt of hand painted rocks carefully hidden and then re-hidden by their finders is still going strong. One of the most touching stories about “how the rocks rock” was that of a little six-year-old girl who found a rock painted with the autism puzzle pieces. The girl was not autistic herself, but had just been diagnosed with epilepsy, and the rock helped her to know that people care about those who are struggling with neurological diseases. The woman who made the rock was named Betty Rae Bingham Crisp, and she shared on Facebook that as far as she was concerned, the little girl could keep it forever.
April is Autism Awareness month, and the Special Olympics competition is Friday, April 20. It is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. “There are so many things for people to be a part of,” said the mayor. “Bubbles of Love Day” is a national movement where for ten minutes on April 25, people will blow bubbles as a way to honor all children who should be allowed to love and be loved by both parents without fear or guilt.

It is time once again for several Relay for Life events, and the recent Bass Tournament raised $11,000 in spite of the cold and rainy weather. The mayor was looking forward to serving once again at the Applebee’s Celebrity Waiters’ Night, where all tips given to servers are donated to Relay. This year the servers were Mayor Ronnie, City Councilman Frank Travis, East Limestone High School band leader “Miss Sam” Janzen, Athens High School football Coach Cody Gross, Athens Fire Department Firefighter Jordan Pugh, and Athens Police Department Officer Michael Stainbrook. Later on, we found out that they raised $5,000, and once again Miss Sam won. The other guys held their own, though, and everybody had a lot of fun.

We talked about the fact that we are coming to the end of our series from the book Enjoy The Ride, and it has been a book chockful of nuggets. We’ll be finishing it up next edition, but for this Ronnie, the thing that spoke to us the most was something with which we both struggle, described as “the tyranny of the urgent.” Author Steve Gilliand puts it this way: “Never let the urgent get in the way of the important.” Figuring out what is truly urgent and what is important is a lifelong endeavor, and we knew it was time to pray about that and so much more. Then, it was time once again for Ronnie to roll.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
We have lost two icons this week, Marine Staff Sergeant and honorary Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, and U.S. Army Major General Michael D. Healy. Ermey served in Vietnam and Okinawa, and became famous for galvanizing the stereotype of the insult-pitching drill sergeant in movies, while General Healy was the oldest member of the U.S. Special Forces community when he retired in 1981.

Ermey was the man who made one line so famous that it gets quoted in completely unrelated movie and TV shows. He appeared in Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Mail Call, and various commercials. After slinging out verbal assaults that would melt any snowflake, he screams out, “What is your major malfunction…” and truly all that ever came out of Gunny’s mouth in that movie is not printable by anyone’s standards. He actually practiced for that role by having tennis balls hurled at his head in rapid fire, so that he could verbally filet his recruits without flinching. He was not supposed to get the role in Jacket, but came up with about 150 pages of insults that so impressed Stanley Kubrick, the film’s director, that Stanley took the role from some other guy and gave it to Ermey. He is the only man to be promoted by the Marines after having retired, as he received the “Gunnery Sgt.” distinction in 2002 due to his support of not just Marines, but all troops. He died from complications from pneumonia at the age 74.

While Gunny did a bang-up job of seeming like the consummate jerk in the movies, those who knew him well described him as being a family man who was actually quite gentle. When I was in Iraq, the Armed Forces Network featured him on Mail Call, and we loved him. He also did programs for the History Channel, and hearing that gravelly barking voice after I got home from the Great Sandbox was an odd source of comfort. I guess he could never completely cover the kindness. It showed up in his eyes, and that Kansas boy made me smile in spite of himself.

By contrast, 91-year-old “Iron Mike,” which was the nickname for Major General Healey, was so tough that he was the inspiration for John Wayne’s character, Col. Iron Mike Kirby in The Green Berets, which came out about the same time I got involved in protesting the Vietnam War. On purpose, I did not see that film for a very long time, as it would have upended my image of “soldiers as lesser life forms and baby killers.” When I finally did see it, I was glad that my former concepts finally had been creamed by my experience in Iraq, and I could actually enjoy the Iron Mike character because I knew then from experience that “hard men keep us safe and free.” It is said that Healy was “the first one into Vietnam and the last one out.”

In addition, Maj. Gen. Healy served in the Korean War, and eventually became the commanding officer of of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. He changed how our Special Forces did business, was married for 67 years, raised sons, had grandchildren and great grandchildren, and kept us safe. To the Maj. General and the Gunnery Sgt., I say, “Thank you, God bless you, and rest in peace.”
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
I am just back from a trip to our nation’s capital that can only be described as a singularly memorable explosion of disparate experiences. I went along as a companion for a young woman who adopted us as an adult; she was travelling to Maryland for a job interview. I also had the privilege of functioning as an unofficial courier of sorts, bearing a copy of a recent unanimously passed resolution in the Alabama State House and delivering it to U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks. It was a symbolic gesture, to be sure, but to be able to show that Alabama is intent upon honoring our very own Judge James Horton by calling for the creation of a commemorative postal stamp in our Bicentennial year gave my heart great pleasure.

What can I say about D.C.? That it is maddening and marvelous, heartbreaking and hope-inspiring, and while I am forever grateful to have had the chance to go again after 30 years, I was truly glad to be back in Alabama the Beautiful. We arrived during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and the beauty of those trees is difficult to describe. In 1912, Japan gave us 3,000 of them, and their tender pink presence encircling the Capitol area offset the frustration of trying to find a parking place.

We knew that we wanted to get the tough stuff out of the way first, meaning visiting the National Holocaust Museum. We had been together to Yad Vashem in Israel, I had been to Dachau in Germany, and my friend had been to the Holocaust Museum in Houston. This portion of the trip was unexpectedly difficult, because unlike the other museums, there is no place in the National Holocaust Museum to decompress while trying to wrap one’s head and heart around man’s ability to perpetrate evil. Yad Vashem has the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations, where over 2,000 trees are planted in memory of those who did all they could to protect Jews from Nazis. Dachau has wide open spaces and a chapel, Houston is smaller and not quite so daunting.

All of it was hard, but for me standing in one of the Auschwitz train cars used to transport humans to the killing center was where I lost it. There is still the singular smell, even after 75 years, and one can see on the walls, the claw marks of those desperately trying to escape. How glad I am that General Eisenhower had the prescience to record all that happened in the camps before he made the respective camps’ townspeople face it down and clean it up. To Holocaust deniers, I would say, “See if you can get through the exhibit of the bales of victims’ hair used to stuff mattresses and couches and still say that.”

We spent part of a day going to the Library of Congress, and saw one of three remaining copies of the Guttenberg Bible, which are rotated every three months to be viewed so as to protect them from the light. We stood looking at the bench where our Supreme Court shapes our nation, for better or worse, and marveled at all that was hammered out and executed by men with vision in the form of the Constitution. Conversely, we ached over how far it seems that we have strayed from its tenets and intent. We soaked in the beauty of artificial-appearing live orchids in the National Botanic Museum, and walked by the place where Clara Barton took care of wounded soldiers. It would take months to see it all, and years to take in its import.

Courtesy of Rex Davis, we were treated to a tour of the Capitol itself conducted by none other than Martha Brooks, wife of Mo Brooks. That was mind-numbing in terms of its story as well as its grandeur. It is obvious that Miss Martha loves our nation’s history and the chance to educate others. She took us into the House Chambers where Mo was voting on a bill, and we sat up in the balcony. Below us, by about 50 feet, were famous politicians, including Nancy Pelosi. She took us in the room where the President signs his oath of office, a private chapel, and out on to the Speaker’s balcony, which overhangs the area where inaugurations occur while the Washington Monument looms in the distance. We also got to ride in the underground tram that transports congress members to the chambers so they can vote.

So, what is the point of this Point past functioning at worst as an egocentric verbal selfie, or at best a hopefully interesting travelogue? It is a story of being slapped in the face by the command to pray for our leaders, to repent for our corrupting of the Constitution, and to bear bold witness that there really is, as Ronald Reagan said, “the shining city upon the hill.” The question is, will we turn out the lights?

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
A few days ago, Gwen Williams, who with her husband Roy owns Herbs & More in Athens called me with a pleasantly urgent request for the April 20th Athens Now front cover slot. I asked her, “What’s up?” “Mary Sulcer is back, and I want to do an article about Mary, Mollie, and Abbie,” she replied.

It had been a while since I had seen Mary, who, with her husband Bud, were the ones who previously owned Herbs & More, and it was a happy reunion. Now that she had gotten a few years of retirement under her belt, she felt the need to “get back after it,” and working part-time back in her old stomping grounds was just what the doctor ordered. Mary’s story is especially interesting, because you don’t often see someone parlay a debilitating health crisis into a thriving business; but that is what she and Bud built, and then sold to Roy and Gwen.

In 1999, Mary was struggling with fibromyalgia to the extent that she was hardly able to function. She did not realize at the time that many factors come into play with this most difficult, painful, and mysterious auto-immune disease, and she was desperate for answers. A woman by the name of Flo Ellis originally started Herbs & More, and together they began to get to the bottom of Mary’s dilemma.

Mary found that supplements and HGH were the winning combination for turning her health around, as well as changing what she ate and how she managed stress. She also knew that her journey of recovery was causing her to head toward another career, and while Mary had many years of experience in business, helping people regain their health became her passion. Bud was right there with her, and that is when they met Roy and Gwen.

The Sulcers began to use Roy’s specialized line of supplements, and their health continued to improve. In 2000, Bud and Mary purchased Herbs & More from Flo, ran it until 2010, and then decided they wanted to retire. So they did, sort of. For several years, Bud still worked part time at the store, and today comes in every once in a while to help out. Then, the time came when Mary knew she needed to get back in the saddle. “I’m back home,” she told me with a smile as we sat at the antique oak table and brightly-painted press-back chairs that are a part of Herbs & More’s homey scene.

“What has changed?” I asked her. My question was in reference to what she was observing both with customers as well as when she was out and about in life. “People are paying way more attention to their health,” she said. When she and Bud got started, people had the idea that you could eat what you wanted, live in an unhealthy manner, and pop some pills or even natural supplements to fix what was ailing you. Now more people are aware that the approach has to be holistic in order to work long term. “It pays off to teach,” Mary said, and added, “People have come back and thanked us for what we taught them. We feel blessed by the knowledge we gained at Herbs & More, and paying it forward keeps us young.” Another change for Mary is using the Whole Body Vibration system that is available at Herbs & More. “I just started, but I can tell it gives me more energy,” she said.

Mary went on to tell me how much fun she is having working with Mollie Clem (Gwen’s mother) and Abbie Cooper, who has managed the store since February of 2017. Mary is working Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and is hoping that many of her former customers will come in to see her as well as find out what’s new at Herbs & More.

Next up in our time together was Mollie Clem, who is going to be 80 years old in October. Molly works full-time, and is truly a “product of the product.” The first life-style change she made was to quit drinking sodas, and then she altered the way she ate. Change didn’t come all at once, but Mollie began working more diligently on building her health when Gwen and Roy bought the store. The supplement that helped her the most at first was MSM +C. MSM, known in science as Methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring dietary sulfur that is somewhat fragile and gets destroyed easily with our modern food production systems. Its purpose largely is to help maintain the elasticity and integrity of connective tissues. It also helps produce healthy hair, nails, skin, and tendons. Vitamin C fights disease as well helps with forming connective tissue, metabolizing amino acids, and synthesizing hormones. With a twinkle in her eye, she popped up from the table and showed me how she could do a squat. “A customer came in the other day,” Mollie said, “and I showed him this,” referring to her agile down-and-up movement. He was understandably amazed, and she proceeded to tell him how she played softball until she was 65, and basketball into her 60s. These days she does a lot of walking, both at the store and at home.

“Age has nothing to do with how old your body is,” she said firmly while she grinned.

Mollie continued on and told me that working full-time kept her sanity after the death of her husband. “I love people, and I love helping them,” she said. She also said with gratitude, “Changing my lifestyle saved my life.” When the store is quiet, Mollie can often be found reading the Bible which, along with various health-related publications, are always on the oak table. I have also watched her sit with customers and listen to their stories. Herbs & More wants to let people know that they are welcome to come and sit for a while. “It’s like a town square and country store all in one,” Mollie said.

A couple of days later I had the pleasure of interviewing Abbie Cooper whose story is the complete opposite of those of Mary and Mollie. Abbie is a wonderful young woman who, as is the case with most of us, has gone through some rough spots in her life. Today, she is a single mom who owns a home and is the manager of Herbs & More. She also does the foot detox baths for Herbs & More customers. She and her daughter Maddie attend Refuge Church, and Abbie has much to say about the “other part of her journey,” which was her health.

“I came here to help Herbs & More put in their POS (point of sale credit/debit card system),” Abbie said. “I was probably drinking 40 oz. of soda per day. Her “drug of choice” as far as soda was concerned was a hyper-caffeinated cola product whose first name was “Diet” and last name was “Max.” She was also a fast food/junk food junkie, as well as a Type-1 juvenile onset, insulin-dependent diabetic. “I could bake and eat a whole tube of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls or orange rolls in one sitting,” Abbie said. She told me with a laugh that Gwen approached her about working for them, but “threatened her life” if she didn’t start taking care of herself, beginning with the soda. “Gwen and Roy believed in me before I believed in myself,” she said. Like Mary and Mollie, she benefitted greatly from the MSM+C, as well as two more products – Moving Experience and Feminine Factors. I asked Abbie what strengths she brings to make Herbs & More what it is. “I keep things simple and organized, and I don’t sugarcoat things with customers. I am also driven. There is a purpose, I am living it, and I am paying it forward,” she said. If being strengthened to make healthy changes is what you are looking for, then you need to get down to Herbs & More because Mary, Mollie, and Abbie are ready to help.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner