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News in Brief

By Staff
United Fund kicks off September 14
United Fund of Atmore Kick Off Celebration will be Sept. 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.
Hot dogs, Pepsi, snow cones, local bands, Polka Dot the Clown, jumping house for kids, a drawing for prizes and much more will be on hand.
Bring your chairs and lawn blankets.
Retired teachers to meet Sept. 14
The regular meeting of the Esambia County Retired Teachers Association will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the Creek Family Restaurant in Atmore.
All education retirees, on any level, as well as other interested persons and anyone receiving a check from TRS of Alabama are invited to attend this very important meeting.
Friendship lunch today at Barnhills
The McCullough Friendship Luncheon will be held Sept. 14 at Barnhill's in Atmore beginning at 11 a.m.
Joy Riders meet Sept. 13 at FUMC
Joy Riders will meet Sept. 13 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church at noon. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship.
For more information contact Evelyn Turberville at 368-5463.
ADRT raising funds to buy generator
The Atmore Disaster Response Team (ADRT) is seeking donations to purchase a generator to be used in Atmore at evacuation shelters.
To donate please contact Deedra Kelley at 446-3578.
McKinley to speak to historical society
The Atmore Historical Society will meet Monday Sept. 18 in the Peavy-Webb building at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Kevin McKinley of Robinsonville, who will speak about Civil War battles and encampments that occurred in this area.
Copies of Mr. McKinley's recently published book, "Shadows and Dust: The Journal of the Confederacy in North West Florida and South West Alabama," will be available for sale after the meeting.
Missionary Baptist to host banquet
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will hold an annual pastor's banquet Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The banquet is at the Head Start Center at 115 School St. in Freemanville.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.
For more information please call 446-9249.