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News in Brief

By Staff
Utilities Board warns of sewage
Severe rain water infiltration has resulted in discharge of raw sewage. Residents are encouraged to avoid contact with spilled sewage. The following are areas affected:
A mechanical failure at Carver Street lift station also resulted in an overflow along Carver Street.
NWE meeting today at 2 p.m.
NWE football league meeting Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. on the baseball fields behind Ernest Ward Middle School.
Thanksgiving at Atmore Apostolic
Atmore Apostolic Church will be holding a special Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. "Thoughts of Thanksgiving" will be shared by various AAC members and visitors. There will also be special singing.
A Thanksgiving Feast will be held immediately following the service in the church dining hall, featuring a variety of home made dishes by AAC cooks. The meal will be served free of charge. The 6:00 PM service will be canceled, and there will be no midweek service Thanksgiving week.
Pastor Harlan Morgan and the AAC Family invite the public to attend this special service and meal.
Baptist Hill Church choir anniversary
The Baptist Hill Church Senior Choir will observe its choir anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at 3p.m. Guest choirs for this event will be the Jones Street Gospel Choir and the Jones Street Male Chorus of Atmore.
Guest soloist will be Mrs. Linda Carter of Atmore. The public is cordially invited to come out and witness this program and help is to lift up Jesus in songs and praises.
EW Booster club to meet Nov. 20
Ernest Ward Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Ernest Ward Cafeteria.
Christian Care needs donations
Atmore Area Christian Care gave food to 67 people last week. Items we are short on are:self rising flour, self rising meal, jelly, peanut butter, chicken and dumplings, can tomatoes, pork and beans, salmon and macaroni and cheese.
Fall festival begins this month and last for the next few weeks until Dec.
Any help with this would be appreciated.
Gospel Temple plans
four year anniversary
The Gospel Temple No. 2 church family will be celebrating their 4th year Church Anniversary Nov. 22-24 at 7:30p.m. nightly and climaxing Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3p.m.
The theme will be "A Consecrated Dwelling Place."
The Wednesday night speaker will be Pastor Darlene McMillian of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore.
The Thursday night speaker will be Bishop C.P. Andrews of New Hope Pentecostal Church, INC. in Lower Peachtree.
The Friday night speaker will be Elder Shawon Salter of Light of the World A.O.H. Church of God, INC. of Pensacola, Fla.
Sunday speaker will be Pastor Catherine Parks of Unity Pentecostal Church of God in Crestview, Fla.
All friends and families are welcome.
FBC Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 15
Southern Family Markets Launch it's Second Annual "Family to Family" Food Drive to benefit local food banks.
Southern Family Markets announced that they will launch their "Family to Family" holiday food drive campaign. The "Family to Family" food drive focuses local attention on the severe problems of domestic hunger and its impact on families and children. It also helps build up depleted reserves at local food banks immediately after the holidays.
We know that our customers are living a busy lifestyle balancing family and work, time and money. Thanks to the simplicity of the "Family to Family" campaign, during the holidays, it will be easy for customers to stop by their local Southern Family Markets supermarket, purchase a $5 grocery bag full of food and drop the bag in the bin located at the front of the store. Local food banks will then pick them up and deliver your donations to local families in the community.
This program is a holiday program that began Nov. 12 and continues through Dec. 30. Customers can make a difference this holiday season by giving from their family to a family in need.
Based in Birmingham, Ala. Southern Family Markets currently operates 56 supermarkets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Atmore Apostolic Thanksgiving service
Atmore Apostolic Church will be holding a special Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. "Thoughts of Thanksgiving" will be shared by various AAC members and visitors. There will also be special singing.
A Thanksgiving Feast will be held immediately following the service in the church dining hall, featuring a variety of home made dishes by AAC cooks. The meal will be served free of charge. The 6 p.m. service will be canceled, and there will be no midweek service Thanksgiving week.
Pastor Harlan Morgan and the AAC Family invite the public to attend this special service and meal.
Historical Society meets Nov. 20
The Atmore Historical Society will meet on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Atmore Public Library.
Vice President/Program Chairman Sarah Hall recently announced that the program will be a 30-minute film, "Rosie the Riveter: The Alabama Connection."
Anyone interested in preserving Atmore's past for future generations is welcome to attend.
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.
Watchmen United revival begins Nov. 27
Watchmen United will host a revival at Mt. Olive Baptist Church from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2006 at 7p.m.
Rev. Monroe Tucker and President Bishop Pervis McMillian invite everyone to come.
Atmore Baptist Temple fall revival
Atmore Baptist Temple will be holding its Fall Revival Nov. 26-29. This year's revival is somewhat unique, in that, instead of featuring only one guest speaker throughout the revival, a different speaker will be featured each night. Bro. Steve Gregory, missionary with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, will be preaching on the 26th in both the morning and evening services.
Monday evening will feature the preaching of Bro. Kevin Odom, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga. On Tuesday night, Bro. W. A. Jarrells, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Attalla will be the featured preacher. Wednesday night Bro. Gene Stokes, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Century, Fla. will be preaching.
On Sunday, the 26, Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Morning worship will be at 11a.m. and Evening services will be at 6p.m. All other services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. A nursery will be provided for each service.
Pastor Doug Odom and the congregation of Atmore Baptist Temple extend a cordial invitation to the public to attend. The church is located at 1707 South Main Street, just below and across the street from Days Inn.
For more information you can contact the church at 368-8282.
Trinity will provide Thanksgiving lunch
With so many social services closed on holidays, Trinity Episcopal Church will provide lunches for any member of the community in need of a hot lunch on Thanksgiving Day.
Lunches can be picked up at the parish hall, which is adjacent to the church. If the recipient doesn't have transportation, arrangements will be made for home delivery within Atmore city limits. Trinity is located on the corner of Carney and Church Streets, directly behind Bondurant Hardware.
Please call 368-8036 by Nov. 20 to have your name placed on the list to receive a traditional Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings.
First Baptist Atmore raffling off quilt
The First Baptist Church of Atmore will be raffling two beautiful hand-made quilts have been donated for Relay for Life 2007.
A drawing will be held Dec. 20. Tickets are $5 each and are available in the church office, where you can also see the quilts.
All money will go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
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 is sometime in the week of Nov. 20-24.
Northview FFA
selling turkeys, fruit
Let the FFA Alumni from Northview help prepare your Thanksgiving meal by ordering a 10- to 12-pound fried turkey from them. The turkeys are available for pickup on Nov. 13 and Nov 22 for $20 each.
All proceeds will benefit the school's FFA program.
To order, call 327-6681, Ext: 248 to reserve your holiday turkey today.
The Northview High School FFA organization is also taking orders for cases of fruit. The group is purchasing the fruit directly from the grower who will pack and ship the fruit directly to Bratt, Fla. from their orchard in Gracewood Groves in Vero Beach, Fla.
Orders must be made by Nov. 28. Delivery date is set for Dec. 14.
All orders containing citrus will be delivered in 2/5 and 4/5-bushel boxes, perfect for gift giving.
Make checks payable to Northview High School FFA and made to the attention of Linda Johnson, the school bookkeeper. You may mail your order to NHS at 4100 West Hwy. 4, Bratt, Fla. 32535 or call Perry Byars at 327-6681, Ext: 248.
Purchasers can choose from the following fruit:
– Ongoing Events –
VFW hosts dances every Friday night
Enjoy fellowship and have fun at the Friday Nights Dances at the Atmore Area VFW Post from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Music is provided by the Exit 54 Band for an entrance fee of $5 per person. "Potluck" finger food or supper is shared occasionally as are varying programs announced ad posted within the Post.
The VFW Post is located one block off Trammell Street at 206 West Ashley Street in Atmore.
First Baptist Atmore Christmas Choir
First Baptist Church of Atmore will have a Christmas Choir for children ages nursery through youth each Wednesday at 6:30p.m.in the Adult Choir Room.
The theme will be "A Shepherd's Story."
VFW meets first Monday each month
Members of the Atmore Area VFW Post meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. with the Executive Board meeting at 6 p.m.
All members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are asked to mark calendars and make plans to attend meetings when they can and are able. In addition, members meet for a fellowship breakfast of donuts and coffee every Saturday at 9 a.m. and depending on participation, members, spouses and their friends will be served a full breakfast the first Saturday of each month.
Relay for Life pageant Jan. 20
"Kings and Queens of Hope Pageant", a Relay for Life Fund Raiser is to be held Saturday, Jan. 20th at 2p.m. at Escambia County High School Auditorium. Open to all area children (boys and girls) ages 0-19 years.
Enrollment fees are $50 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration will be held at Heritage Park in Atmore on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9a.m. to 11a.m.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
For more information contact: Angela or Sandi at Regions Bank 368-4500 or Tonya at Chuck Stevens Chevrolet 368-4053.
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