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News in Brief

By Staff
ECHS host meeting
for parents Aug. 1
There will be a parent meeting about the upcoming expectations of the new school year at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in the school auditorium.
Freshman and sophomore students may pick up class schedules between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3.
Juniors and seniors may pick up schedules from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.
At this time students will be able to purchase lockers, parking permits, pay class fees such as labs, etc. and fill out lunch forms.
A reminder to all parents and students regarding the school dress code; the following items are not allowed.
No boots, no cargo pants, belts must be a solid black/brown, T-shirts must have no logo and be solid white. Solid white/navy sweat shirts with or without a hood with no logos or designs will be permitted
No Birkenstock shoes.
NHS host freshman
orientation Aug. 3
Northview High School will hold ninth grade and new student orientation at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2006 in the theater.
The 10-12th grade students may pick up their schedules on Aug. 3, 2006 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Rachel Patterson open house Aug. 9
Rachel Patterson Elementary School will hold open house/meet &greet on Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. for first and second grade students and parents. Students can bring their school supplies at this time. Parents are encouraged to join our PTO at this time.
Kindergarten orientation will he held Aug. 10, at 9:30 a.m. This is a full day for first and second graders. Kindergarten students will meet their teachers at this time. The first full day of school for kindergarten is Aug. 11.
Parents of new students are encouraged to register their children for the new school year as soon as possible. Appropriate papers, such as Social Security card, copy of the student's birth certificate, and immunization record are required.
Ala. Retired state employees to meet
The Alabama Retired State Employees' Association will hold meetings in the surrounding area for those retired from the State of Alabama, cities, counties, and public boards that participate in The Retirement Systems of Alabama.
A meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Atmore City Hall Council Chambers.
Bonner staff to visit Atmore Tuesday
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. The purpose of these visits is to meet with any constituents who may be experiencing difficulties with the federal government and who are seeking the congressman's assistance in resolving these problems.
The representative will be available at Brewton Town Hall between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and at Atmore City Hall between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
"I certainly hope anyone experiencing problems with the federal government will take the opportunity to come meet with my staff," Bonner said. "I want to do all I can to be of assistance and hope the public won't hesitate to contact me whenever they need any help."
For more information on this visit, please contact Rachel Kaiser, Bonner's District Representative, at 251-943-2073 or 800-288-8721.
Benefit for injured Walnut Hill man
A benefit will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Walnut Hill, Fla. Ruritan Club for Melvin Iutzi.
Iutzi fell from a roof he was working on and fractured four of his vertebrae.
There will be fish and chicken served.
Atmore Library to show movie Aug. 3
The Atmore Public Library will be showing the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" on Thursday, Aug. 3.
The movie will last approximately two hours. Ages 16 &older are invited to attend.
The first 30 adults will be able to attend so you must call and register before Aug. 3. We ask that if you are attending the movie arrive a few minutes early so we can start the movie at 6 p.m.
For more information call the Library at 368-5234.
WNSI radio slated to begin "Girl Talk"
Girl Talk is coming to WNSI FM 105.9, beginning Sept. 6. This hour long show will air from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday's.
If you would like to be considered as a hostess for this highly informative and exciting show, contact Lou Vickery at 251-368-2511 after 9 a.m. He can also be reached at 251-609-2918.
Baker to hold meet and greet in park
Alan Baker, candidate for state representative, is holding a meet and greet event in Heritage Park on Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Free refreshments and hotdog's will be served.
Beginning computer class at Reid State
Reid State will offer a beginning computer course, which will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning July 25, 2006. The eight-week course will end Sept. 12 and will meet from 6 p.m.until 8 p.m. The tuition cost is $50 and book charge is $12.
For additional information contact Joni Lambert at (251) 578-1313 ext. 219 or lambert@rstc.cc.al.us.
NHS class of 1996 to hold 10-year reunion
Northview High School Class of 1996 will hold a 10-year class reunion on Sept. 23, 2006.
For complete details about registering visit www.northviewchiefs.com.
Trust fund for Carl Joey White at FNB
A trust fund for burial expenses of Carl Joey White has been set up at FNB&Trust. Donations can be made in Evelyn White's name.
Electric bill assistance available
Community Action Agency is making LIHEAP appointments for assistance with electric bills on a first come first serve basis.
For an appointment call your local agency at (251) 867-4759 in Brewton for Escambia County, Ala.
The following items will be needed per household member: social security number; date of birth;proof of income from previous month; electric bill; proof of allowance or check amount if in public housing or Section 8 housing.
Clothes closet opens at Morning Dove
Morning Dove Baptist Church now has a clothes closet. Anyone who needs clothes can come to the closet and shop for free.
If you have clothes that you no longer want, bring them to the closet and give them to someone else.
There will be women, men and children as well as school uniforms.
Everything is free and begins at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5.
"Give and it shall be given unto you." Luke 6:38
Morning Dove Baptist Church is located at 54620 Lottie Road in Perdido.
Rev. Stanley Cox is the pastor.
Trinity Episcopal has
backyard study
Trinity Episcopal Church will be holding a series of backyard study courses in the month of August.
Four studies will be conducted each Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a light meal being served.
Each study will focus on the great parables of Jesus in the context of the setting.
The meetings will be held at the following places: