Calendar of Events

Published 9:42 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2007

By Staff
APD investigating Shell Oil robbery
The Atmore Police Department received a 911 call March 23, from the Herndon Shell Oil Station on West Nashville Avenue in response to a robbery complaint that had just occurred.
Officers arrived on the scene and learned that an African American male wearing white pants and a black shirt with a white dragon design on the back had entered the store and made contact with the clerk. The suspect brandished a firearm and then told the clerk he was robbing the store. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot.
The Alabama Department of Corrections Dog Tracking Team was called to assist with the search of the suspect. After searching the area, the suspect was not located.
Bonner staffer in Atmore today
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County today.
The rep will be at Atmore City Hall at 11:45 a.m.
Bonner staffer will visit Atmore today
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on March 28.
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 from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. and at Atmore City Hall from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
Xtreme Combat fish fry Saturday
The Xtreme Combat Fitness Center will hold a fish fry from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Plates are $5 each.
House of God Church banquet, fashion show
House of God Church in Freemanville invites you to a salad banquet and fashion show March 31 at 6 p.m.
For more information contact Mildred Fisher at 368-5434.
ACH Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale slated
There will be a jewelry sale by Phantasia's sponsored by Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary in ACH's auditorium on March 29-30 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and March 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted and all jewelry is $5.
Reid State job fair slated for April 3
Reid State Technical College will host its inaugural job fair April 3 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Edith A. Gary Library and Technology Center.
Potential employers from Conecuh, Butler, Escambia (Alabama and Florida), Monroe, Covington and Wilcox counties are participating in the Inaugural Job Fair on the campus of the Reid State Technical College.
Skills needed include, welders, nurses, nurse assistant, collision repairmen, office assistants, industrial electrical maintenance, carpenters, truck drivers and cosmetologists.
Companies being represented include, Kelly Services, L.V. Stabler Hospital, Sourcecorp, Hysco America, Evergreen Medical Center, UPS, Connector Mfg. Company, International Paper, Shaw Industries, Telamon Corporation, Monroe County Hospital, Odyssey Health Care, Marine Contracting Group, CEBCO, Weyerhaeuser, D.W. McMillian Hospital, Atlantic Marine, Robert's Clinic, Amedisys Home Health, F&M Woods and Sans Trucking and Brewton Career Link.
For more information contact Dr. Linda Alford, 251-578-1313 ext. 132 or e-mail:
Martinville Baptist Homecoming April 1
Pastor Sonny Willingham and congregation invite everyone to Homecoming on April 1 at Martinville Baptist Church. Morning message at 11 a.m. will be followed by dinner on the grounds and an afternoon singing featuring Caleb Dennis and Friends, The Gloryland Singers and other local talent.
From Atmore, take Hwy. 21 north, go right on Martinville Loop or Martinville Circle and the church is on the right.
For more information, call Evie Baggett 251-368-4505 or Arelene Mack 251-368-8638.
Lenten lunches offered April 2-6
Free Lenten lunches will be offered at noon on Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 at the First United Methodist fellowship hall.
Come join in for good food, music and a devotional.
Easter Sunrise service at Heritage Park, 6:30 a.m. (Rain location, Patterson Chapel of First Baptist Church).
Participating Churches:
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
A Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be held at 6 p.m. on April 5 at First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 208 E. Horner Street.
John Conlee concert at Faulkner April 5
John Conlee will be in concert at the L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center at Faulkner State Community College on April 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. The concert is being presented by North Baldwin Community Concerts.
For tickets and information call 251-454-3964.
Chamber Mayfest Idol contestants needed
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will host Mayfest Idol sponsored by The Atmore Advance and the grand prize winner will receive $500.
Open auditions will be April 21 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Atmore Area YMCA &Community Center. There will be a $10 audition fee for those who choose to participate.
Those who make it through the open auditions will move into the Hollywood round, which will take place May 4, the time and location TBA.
The 12 who make it through the Hollywood round will perform at Mayfest on May 5 and the winner will go home with $500.
Barnes' Boys gather April 21 at David's
The Barnes' Boys, Friends and Associates Gathering will be held April 21 at David's Catfish House at 12:30 p.m.
The Barnes Boys are a self-titled group of men who played football at Escambia County High School for (the late) Coach Herbert Barnes.
For more information, contact event organizer Walter Welch at or by phone at 850-932-3591.
Nursing scholarships offered by Auxiliary
The Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary is offering two scholarships to qualified applicants for education in a medical-related field.
Applicants may be high-school graduates or people presently working in a medical field who wish to further their education. Applications are available in the gift shop of the hospital and must be returned by April 27 to be considered.
Rosdale Chorale performing April 4
The Rosdale Chorale will be in concert at Mennonite Christian Fellowship April 4 at 7 p.m.
The chorale, directed by Kenneth Miller, is a select group of 35 students from Rosdale Bible College. The program, which consists of selections ranging from the masters to contemporary, is free and open to the public.
Call Anthony Swartzendruber at 368-1275 for more info.
Atmore Apostolic Fun Day April 28
Atmore Apostolic Church will host its annual Family Fun Day on April 28.
Concerned Citizens hosting shoe drive
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore will be holding a shoe drive to benefit Alabama's foster children March 18 through April 12. The group needs 6,000 pairs of shoes. Volunteers are also needed to help pick up shoes or shoes can be dropped off at the Atmore YMCA. The Concerned Citizens will be celebrating National Foster Care Month in Montgomery May 1.
For more information contact Sandra Gray at 251-368-6023 or 251-545-9567 or call Edna Robinson at 251-368-5350.
RPES kindergarten registration in April
Kindergarten registration for Rachel Patterson Elementary School will be held on Friday, April 13 and Thursday, April 26 from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Please have the following papers to register your child:
Students must be 5 years old by September 1st to enter school.
Atmore area kids and families are urged to "Put Play in Your Day" at YMCA
Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Atmore Area YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will include games, races, a jumper, dancing, demonstrations and just plain FUN.
For more information call The YMCA at 368-9622 or visit us at 501 S. Pensacola Ave.
Christian Care needs your food donations
Atmore Area Christian Care gave food to 51 people last week. They are short on the following food items:
SR Meal, SR Flour, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta- spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings and jiffy corn muffin mix.
The Atmore Area Christian Care is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
JDCC ballroom dance lessons begin in April
Jefferson Davis Community College will host ballroom dance lessons.
Beginning Social Rumba will be from March 8 until April 12. Times will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Beginning Social Cha-Cha will be from March 6 until April 10. Times will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
All classes will last for six weeks.
For more information call JDCC at 867-4832 or Don Lanier at 867-2946.
Covenant Hospice hosting celebration
Covenant Hospice invites bereaved hospice families, as well as community members who have endured the loss of a loved one, to attend a special Remembrance Celebration at 2 p.m. March 25 at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 407 Cedar St. in East Brewton.
Covenant Hospice patients and community members who have died will be remembered and celebrated by family, friends and staff. The celebration will include music, candle lighting and selected readings. Those who plan to attend are asked to submit a photograph of their loved one to be included in a collage to stand in a place of honor during the celebration.
Covenant encourages anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one to join the non-profit organization in remembering and celebrating the lives of those who were dear to them.
For more information, please call Carmen Cooper-Davis at (251) 867-6993.
Penton-Mitchell families needed
In an effort to identify unmarked grave sites in the historical burial ground, the Milton Cemetery Board is attempting to locate descendants of the J.S. Penton family (early 1900s), and a Mitchell family (1914). After posting a public notice, the Cemetery can declare the empty plots "abandoned" and put them up for resale.
If anyone can help locate descendants of the two families, please contact Manager Bill Bledsoe at 850-686-1111 or 850-623-4649, or write to:
Milton Cemetery, P.O. Box 909, Milton, Fla. 32572.
– Relay for Life –
Admission is $5 per person. Children 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to sample each salad prepared for the event for a minimum donation of $10.
The cost per person is $75 and includes lunch. Hole sponsors are also needed for a cost of $50.
For more information contact Sue Dortch at 368-9654.
For more information or to order an angel call 368-4273.
Stop by the bank to register.
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