Calendar of Events

Published 11:01 pm Monday, April 16, 2007

By Staff
Centennial photo today at 2 p.m.
The Atmore Centennial Committee will conduct a "Human 100" centennial photo today at 2 p.m. in downtown Atmore on North Main Street. The event will kick off the communities centennial celebration.
Staging for the historic photo will begin at 2 p.m. in front of the Atmore Post Office. Citizens who have reserved to be in the "100" are asked to wear dark slacks and a white shirt. Any color is good for those making up the border.
Parking will be available at City Hall or in the parking lot directly behind the post office.
Any last minute instructions will be posted on the chamber's website at by 1 pm on April 15 or on a message at 368-3305.
Weight Watchers meeting at ECMS
Weight Watchers will be meeting at Escambia County Middle School on Thursdays for the next 15 weeks from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The program has already been in effect for three weeks but new members are welcome to join.
For more information, call 368-9105.
Atmore library board meeting Thursday
The Atmore Public Library is having a board meeting April 19 at 4 pm. The public is invited to attend.
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 and 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.
Coalition meeting April 21 at ACH
The April Coalition Meeting will be held at 7 a.m. on April 21 at Atmore Community Hospital. Rep. Alan Baker will be the guest speaker.
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.
Calvary Baptist Temple revival
Calvary Deliverance Baptist Temple on Hwy. 97 will have revival beginning April 22 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Preston Haddock from Bonifay, Fla, will be the guest speaker.
There will also be a special singing.
Little Rock Holiness homecoming April 22
On April 22, the Little Rock Holiness Church will hold its annual homecoming. The church is located near Sardine Bridge on Highway 27. Glenn Sullivan will be the morning speaker. The Harmonaries will be singing in the afternoon. A covered dish lunch will be at noon. Highway 27 is now named the Robinsonville Road, at #9310.
County Commission meeting April 23
The Escambia County Commission will conduct an adjourned session April 23 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. The Administrative Workshop will be held April 19 at 10 a.m.
Garden Club plant sale slated April 28
The Atmore Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale April 28 from 7 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in Juanita Smith's front lawn on South Main Street.
Atmore Apostolic Fun Day April 28
Atmore Apostolic Church will host its annual Family Fun Day on April 28.
RPES kindergarten registration in April
Kindergarten registration for Rachel Patterson Elementary School will be held 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 1 to enter school.
PCI basket weaving classes begin April 26
Poarch Creek basket weaving is back by popular demand. The PCI Education Dept. will be offering beginning and intermediate basket classes to all Tribal Members, 1st generation descent, and Tribal employees (ages 9 and up). To be in the intermediate classes, you must have already taken the beginning classes.
Mvskoke Creek pottery classes are also available with the same class requirements as the basket classes.
Classes start April 26, space is limited so sign up now!
Contact Alex Alvarez to sign up at 251-368-9136, ext. 2240.
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.
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.
YoungLife Helicopter Golf Ball Drop May 5
The Atmore Area YoungLife proudly presents the inaugural Helicopter Golf Ball Drop to be May 5 at 5 p.m. This amazing event will benefit high school students in this and the surrounding communities who want to attend YoungLife Camp. Up to 500 consecutively numbered golf balls will be available for a donation of $25 each, however you may receive five golf balls for $100. These golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over a targeted hole. If your golf ball goes into the hole or is the closet to it, you will win up to $2,500!
YoungLife provides healthy, creative fun and aims to keep kids safe. From weekly clubs to seasonal camping experiences to daily outings with leaders, YoungLife is known around the world and in this community as the organization that knows how to have fun!
This year's YoungLife camp will be held at Windy Gap in North Carolina from June 9 – June 17. This will be the "the best week of their lives" or their money back. We also ask for donations to provide these students with this opportunity of a life time.
To receive your golf balls or to get more information, contact Chad Green at 251-446-1188.
First Pentecostal revival April 30
First Pentecostal Church, 111 Dawes Street, will hold a revival from April 30 through May 4 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Everyone is invited. Speakers for the week are: Monday, Pastor Mary America; Tuesday, Evangelist Cindy Stott; Wednesday – Friday, Prophetess Lola Moore.
Bryars family reunion May 5 in Perdido
The Bryars family reunion will be held at the original home place of Anthony and Elizabeth McGill Bryars at 21430 Hoyle Bryars Road in Perdido May 5 for all their descendants. Their children were Hubert, Hoyle, Carlton, Derwood, Carroll, Merle and Myrtle. All friends and relatives of the people listed are invited.
For more information call 251-937-6798 or 251-666-1165. Everyone please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Games and musical instruments also.
Brewton Biker Bash slated for May 5
The second annual Brewton Biker Bash sponsored by Covenant Hospice will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 5 at Burnt Corn Park located in Brewton.
The Biker Bash includes a bike show, vendors, music from the Sweet Loving Daddy band, food, prize draws and a 50-50 drawing. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
For those participating in the bike show, the cost is $10 per entry. The bike show will take place from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Moyeville Baptist revival May 6-10
Moyeville Baptist Church located at 10685 Upper Creek Road in the Stanley Crossroads Community near Flomaton will observe Homecoming and begin Revival Services May 6-10.
Evangelist David Sheppard of Laural, Miss. is the guest evangelist. The Master's Men Quartet will be in concert at 10:15 a.m. and then again in the afternoon on Sunday, May 6.
Service will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. followed by lunch and an afternoon of music. There will be no evening service on Sunday night. Revival services will continue at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Plan to come and bring some family and friends with you!
For more information call James Pugh, Pastor, 251-296-4907.
Memorial service slated April 14
There will be a memorial service held for Mary Vaughn at Lottie United Methodist Church April 14 at 11 a.m.
– Relay for Life –
For more information or to order an angel call 368-4273.
Stop by the bank to register.
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