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News in Brief

By Staff
Support Young Life pumpkin patch
With Williams Station Day coming next Saturday, there's no better place to purchase your pumpkin for the pumpkin carving and painting contest than Young Life's pumpkin patch located at the corner of Pensacola Avenue and School Street.
Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Bonner staffer Atmore Library board meets this Thursday
The Atmore Public Library is having a Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26 4 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
ECHS to host blood drive on Oct. 24
Escambia County High School will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
ECHS Class of '56 reunion Oct. 28
ECHS 50th Class Reunion
Members of the 1956 class will have a celebration at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Watson Cabin in Heritage Park.
For details call 368-4142.
ECHS Class of '66 reunites Oct. 28
Members of the Escambia County High School Class of 1966 will gather during Williams Station Day, Saturday, Oct. 28 in Atmore.
Drop by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to visit with former classmates and renew old friendships. Classmates should look for a tent located somewhere in the vicinity of the YMCA building, likely close to School Street.
Members can drop by the tent during the day while also enjoying the Williams Station Day festivities. Everyone is asked to return to the tent promptly at 2 p.m. for a class photo.
Anyone interested in helping man the welcome table at the tent, please call 368-3760.
JDCC Foxtrot lessons continue until Nov. 2
Social ballroom dance lessons, beginning American Foxtrot (6 weeks), will end Nov. 2. Classes will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
For more information call JDCC at 867-4832 or Don Lanier at 867-2946.
Atmore Christian Care needs your help
Atmore Christian Care gave food to 82 people last week. The ministry is currently short on the following items:
Atmore Christian Care also accepts cash donations.
Times of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m until noon.
American Legion's breakfast with Santa
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will hold breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2
To be eligible, you must have children of an active duty military person who will not be able to be home for Christmas
Apply by Calling the American Legion at 446-1403. Please leave a voicemail message.
Application deadline Nov. 11.
Legion Veteran's Day parade is Nov. 10
The Escambia County Board of Equalization and Adjustments will be in session beginning the week of Oct 23.
Persons wishing to appear before the board must request a hearing in writing. Requests should be to The Escambia County Board of Equalization and Adjustment, c/o The Tax Assessor's Office, P.O. Box 556, Brewton, AL 36427.
Bratt Elementary in need of decorations
Bratt Elementary School's Fall Fest will be held Oct. 27, and the school is in need of decorations.
If you know of anywhere the school could find pumpkins, hay bales, Indian corn, gourds or scarecrows please call the school at 327-6137
Everything can be returned to the lender Friday night after Fall Fest or Saturday morning.
Friendly Holiness Fall Festival is Oct. 21
Friendly Holiness Church Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon until 5 p.m.
The festival will feature live southern gospel music, country store, food, games, and more.
The church is located at 3266 Atmosphere Road in Poarch.
For more information call 368-8923.
Legion Veteran's Day parade is Nov. 10
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary of Atmore are sponsoring a Veteran's Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 that will relive history for the citizens of Atmore as well as for the students most of all.
Schools in Flomaton, Atmore, Bratt, and Walnut Hill areas are being asked to participate by making floats to represent war periods. This is voluntary, but all are encouraged to be a part of this. The Legion and the Auxiliary have joined forces to offer prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
The schools of classes participating will probably need some parental participation on this project. What a great opportunity to work with your children on such an important part of American History.
The American War periods are: The American Revolution (1775-1782), The War of 1812 (1812-1815), Mexican-American War (1846-1848), The Civil War (1861-1865), The Spanish-American War (1898-1902), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1940-1945), The Korean War (1950-1953), Vietnam War (1964-1975), Desert Storm (1990-1991), Operation Enduring Freedom (9/11/02), Iraqi Freedom (Official combat March 20-May 1, 2003), Post conflict peace-keeping continues.
Call the American Legion at 446-1403 for more information.
Trick or Treat at ANC this Halloween
The Atmore Nursing Center will be having Safe Place Trick or Treat on Oct. 31, 2006 from 5 p.m until 6:30 p.m.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Church of God Homecoming today
Church of God on Jacksprings Road will be having its Homecoming at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22. The Harmoniers will be singing.
Poarch Community Church Homecoming
Poarch Community Church, located at 6210 Jack Springs Road, will celebrate its homecoming Oct. 22.
Guest speaker is Bro. Dave Kniss and music presented by Jonathan and Neely Martin. Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Fellowship meal will follow morning service.
Everyone is invited.
Bryant Chapel gospel singing this Friday
Bryant Chapel will host a gospel singing Friday, Oct. 27 at 7p.m. All singers and musicians are invited.
For more information call 251-577-6616 come and be blessed.
Coalition meeting slated Thursday
The October Coalition meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 26 at noon at DW McMillan Hospital.
There will have a sandwiches available.
Faith Pentecostal revival Oct. 23-27
Faith Pentecostal Church will hold revival on Oct. 23-27, 2006 at 7:30 nightly. Guest Evangelist will be Eva Hines.
Pastor Darlene McMillian and Overseer Purvis McMillian will also be present. Everyone is invited to attend. 3964 Jack Springs Road.
Walnut Hill VFD catfish fry Nov. 4
Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual catfish fry from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 4 at the Walnut Hill fire station in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Catfish fillets, grilled chicken, hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw, homemade bread and cakes will be served. The cost of a plate will be $6.
Baked goods and arts and crafts will be available. Door prizes will be given away at 1 p.m.
There will also be a blood drive.
Everyone is invited.
Mennonite Christian Fellowship events
Mennonite Christian Fellowship, located just off of Hwy 31 (toward Bay Minette) Behind Maxwell Construction, will be hosting two upcoming events.
On Sunday, Nov. 5 the church will be hosting the Amazing Grace Tour, which is a We Care prison ministry presentation including drama, video clips and ex-inmate testimonials.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 16 the church will be hosting the music group Simple Grace. This family of eight children will give a program of inspirational music that features a variety of instruments.
The program begins at 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving meal offered for needy
A Thanksgiving meal, sponsored by Watch Chapel, will be held at McCullough Fire Department Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. We invite all those in need of a good home-cooked meal and pleasant company.
If you know of any family that is sick or shut in and could benefit from this meal, please call Bro. Gary Powell at 577-6250.
Donations such as plates, utensils, and canned goods can be taken by Kelly's Ambulance.
visits county
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on Oct. 25. 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 a.m. until and 11 a.m. and at Atmore City Hall between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
For more information contact Rachel Kaiser at 251-943-2073 or 800-288-8721.
Inaugural HOF tickets on sale
Tickets for the inaugural Atmore Area Hall of Fame induction ceremony are on sale now and can be purchased for $15 at The Atmore Advance, Atmore News, First National Bank &Trust or United Bank.
The ceremony is Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Atmore Area YMCA and Community Center.
"Haunted Hayride" hosted by PCI
The Poarch Creek Indians will have a "Haunted Hayride" Oct. 24, 26, and 27. Hayrides start at 7:00 p.m. at the gym. Come take a scary ride in the "Haunted Forest." Admission is $3 and concessions will be available.
Escambia Academy fall festival Oct. 24
The Escambia Academy fall festival will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 on the football field.
There will be lots of fun for the kids and activities for the parents as well.
Come on out and show your support at the Escambia Academy fall festival.
Mt. Olive Missionary Homecoming today
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, located at 248 Pouncey Road in Atmore will host its Homecoming at 3 p.m. this Sunday. Revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23-25 featuring the Rev./Dr. Monroe Tucker Jr., pastor and the Rev. Albert Hazley, assistant pastor.
For more information contact 368-4513 or 368-3623.