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CHEERS for champs

By By STAFF REPORTS
Lets get into the week with a little good news:
Ollie Strawbridge, a First National Bank veteran, celebrated his 44th anniversary with the bank yesterday.
Ollie and his wife, Rachel, have three children: two daughters, Anna-Lisa (Jason) Daniel and Laurie Strawbridge and a son David Strawbridge; and a grandchild, 4 month old Ansley Blake Daniel.
Congratulations to all the kids over at Huxford Elementary School for the great success they've had this year. With the highest overall SAT-9 scores in the county, as well as the numerous awards their kids receive, this school is certainly a wonderful learning center for our area's children. Principal Betty Warren and all the staff there have done wonderful things with this school and our kids. Keep up the good work, guys.
Great job on all the upcoming events and plans set for this year's Williams Station Day. With announcements of a poster contest for K5-6th graders, the pumpkin-painting contest and the scarecrow contest. Thanks to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Farm Supply and Escambia Lawn and Rental Center for sponsoring these events that are fun for everyone.
We are certainly looking forward to a kick off meeting for "Smart Links," an educational partnership between the Atmore Area YMCA, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the Escambia County High School JROTC and, of course, the Escambia County Board of Education. We look forward to seeing all the exciting things this after school program has ready to offer area children this summer.
GO CHIEFS! Northview High School got their first win of the season last Friday night. We know it has taken a lot of hard work to get the team where it is today, and we hope all of you out there do too. Pat a football player on the back. Shake a coaches hand. Give the Quarterback Club a big hand. Lets all let them know we're proud of them.
Good luck to two new inductees into the Atmore Rotary Club. Cindy Lee and John Brantley will certainly be wonderful additions to this organization that does so much for our community.
We can hardly wait! Our friends up in Syracuse, N.Y. are on their way! They've symbolically walked all the way from their hometown to Atmore with the 36502 program. And don't forget the Atmore walkers!
Congratulations to all the hard workers and organizers who have continued the tradition of the "Giant Yard Sale" at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church here in Atmore. The event has continued for more than 40 years. This years event will be held Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Do you have a cheer for a champ you'd like included in our "Cheers for Champs" section? Call us at 368-6424 and leave a message, email it to editor@atmoreadvance.com or fax it to 368-2124. Please include a name and contact number with your submission.