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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Sen. Shelby to address locals
Sen. Richard Shelby will be visiting with residents of Escambia County on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at David's Catfish House at noon.
Shelby will discuss his legislative agenda for the 110th Congress as well as important issues facing the nation and state of Alabama.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will offer residents the opportunity to ask the Senator questions or to make comments.
– Janet Little Cooper
Mediacom adds phone service
Mediacom Communications has announced plans to launch its new residential phone service in Atmore as well as Brewton and East Brewton beginning Dec. 18.
More details will be printed in the Wednesday, Dec. 20 editon of The Atmore Advance.
– Janet Little Cooper
File property tax exemptions now
If you are a property owner wishing to claim exemptions for the 2007 tax year, you must do so by Dec. 29, 2006.
This includes owners who purchased homes since Oct.. 1, 2005 through Oct. 1, 2006.
– Janet Little Cooper
Christmas revival begins today at SDA
Seventh Day Adventists will host a Christmas Revival on the corner of Ridgeley and Main streets from Dec. 17 through Dec. 23rd. Pastor Garry Collin invites everyone to attend.
FUMC Christmas
program today at 11
The Chancel Choir and Children's Choir of First United Methodist Church will present "Emmanuel, God with us," a service of lessons and carols, at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17.
The music by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with traditional, but the scriptural message is a statement of love and devotion, God's gift to the world, His Son. The choirs, Rev. Dan Rhodes, Pastor, and Francis Dunn, minister of music, invite you to share in this worship service this holiday season.
Trinity announces Christmas services
Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a Lessons and Carols service on December 19 at 7 p.m.
The centuries old celebrates Christmas story through familiar hymns and scripture readings.
Trinity is located at 202 S. Carney Street.
The public is invited.
Combined choirs will
perform tonight
The Combined Choirs of First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and other individual participants invite you to a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church.
In the celebration of Christmas, we all enjoy meaningful family traditions, inspiring programs, beloved carols, and all the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. But in the midst of it all there is one basic and central message, our own personal gift from God, truly the greatest gift of all for Christmas, His Son, "Emmanuel, God With Us."
"Emmanuel , God with Us," by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with timeless scripture and songs of the season, both new and old. The combined choirs are conducted by Dennis Bilbo, Frances Dunn, and Glenn Jernigan.
Huxford Baptist plans Christmas services
Beginning Dec. 17th at 11a.m. the Adult Choir will present "Bethlehem's Child" a musical for Christmas.
Wednesday night, Dec. 20th at 6p.m. the church will go caroling around the community. While caroling they hand out fruit baskets to "shut-ins" made by the GA's under the direction of Mrs. Lisa McLaughlin.
On Christmas Eve the church will have a special worship service at 10a.m. The only service of the day.
While on New Year's Eve regular Sunday School at 10a.m. and worship at 11a.m. However at 6p.m. they will have a special candlelight communion .
Christmas dance at Sail Center Dec. 22
A senior night out Christmas dance will be held Friday, December 22 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. at the Atmore Sail Center located at 300 East Ridgeley.
Admission is $5 per person. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Entertainment will be provided by THE GOOD TIMES BAND. Ages 55 and over are welcome to attend.
First Presbyterian to hold communion
First Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Eve Communion Service at 5p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The community is invited to attend. The church is located at 208 E. Horner Street. For more information call the church office at 368-5453.
St. Roberts Catholic
Christmas services
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church's Christmas weekend schedule is as follows: Vigil Mass: Saturday, Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass: Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service: Dec.24 at 8 p.m.; Christmas Day service Monday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.
The Rev. Gordon Milsted, Pastor, can be reached at 368-1801. St. Robert Bellarmine is located at 600 S. Main St., across from Heritage Park.
Southern Family Market food drive
Southern Family Markets launches its 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, Southern Family Markets currently operates 56 supermarkets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Christmas ornaments are still available
Due to popular request from Christmas ornament collectors, the Atmore Historical Society has recently reordered a limited number of the 2005 ornament, which featured an etching of the local train depot decorated with wreath and garland. Of course this year's ornament, which features the 1926 YMCA Building is also still available. It is crafted in design and metal work compatible with the 2005 issue as described above. To purchase either last year's or this year's ornament, please contact Hattie Maxwell at 368-4608. The cost per ornament is $10 for either year.
Hospice workshop
for volunteers Dec. 20
Covenant Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses.
A volunteer training workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Monroeville Public Library, located at 121 Pineville Rd. in Monroeville.
Even if you only have a little time to give, you can make a big difference. The workshop will discuss the many ways in which volunteers can choose to get involved, including providing patient/family support, visiting nursing homes and assisting with fundraising activities and office tasks.
The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided. To register or to learn more, please call Jodie Williams at 251-867-6993.
JDCC Ballroom dance
lessons begin January
Jefferson Davis Community College will be offering Ballroom Dance Lessons. Beginning social Waltz will be from Thursday, Jan. 18th to Thursday, Feb. 22nd from 7p.m. to 9p.m. each night. Beginning Social Swing will start Tuesday, Jan. 16th and end Tuesday, Feb. 20th from 7p.m. till 9p.m. For more information contact JDCC at 867-4832 or Don Lanier at 867-2946.
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.
– 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.
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.
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