Calendar of Events

Published 11:15 pm Monday, April 23, 2007

By Staff
Seniors toll-free legal helpline
Alabama senior citizens now have a toll-free number to call to get answers to many of their legal questions.
Gov. Bob Riley announced that the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) has implemented the Alabama Elder Law Helpline to assist seniors with questions on a variety of legal issues including wills, trusts and financial counseling.
The helpline staff is trained to understand the specific needs of seniors and can help direct them to other aging services.
Seniors can call 866-456-3959 for legal help.
Mass choir practice will begin Monday
Mass choir is being formed to perform at Atmore's Centennial Celebration. The choir is open to ages 16 and up. No childcare will be provided.
Practices will be held at Deliverance Ministry at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 23, April 30 and May 12 for the final practice.
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.
Pandemic Influenza meeting April 24
There will be a meeting of the Escambia County Pandemic Influenza Committee on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Escambia County Health Department Brewton Office.
The Escambia County PI Committee is a sub-committee of the Coalition For A Healthier Escambia County. This Committee will be responsible for PI planning activities for Escambia County. Anyone interested in serving on this committee please make plans to attend. Your support and help is appreciated.
Bonner staffer will visit Atmore April 26
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on Thursday, April 26. 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.
HES kindergarten registration April 27
Kindergarten registration for Huxford Elementary will be April 27 from 8 a.m. until noon.
You must have the original documents of birth certificate, social security card and shot records.
Atmore Apostolic Fun Day April 28
Atmore Apostolic Church will be hosting its third annual Family Fun Day and Auction April 28th. The day's events will begin at 7 a.m. with a large garage sale and flea market. Other booths, including sweet shop, car wash, food booths and a space jump for the children will open at 10 a.m.
Food booths will feature country fried chicken, hamburgers, nachos and peanut and pecan brittle. Boston butt pork roasts will be smoked on site and sold for $25 each.
An outdoor gospel singing will begin under the trees at 11:30, featuring the country gospel voice of Jerry Day. CD's and cassettes of Day's music will be available.
The final event of the day will be an auction, featuring new and used items including an automobile, truck accessories, furniture, gift certificates and other great items.
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 April 13 and 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.
Elizabeth Baptist Church anniversary
The members of Elizabeth Baptist Church will celebrate the sixth year anniversary of Pastor and 1st Lady Dan Abner. The celebration will be April 25 – 27 at 7 p.m. nightly, climaxing Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. with Bishop Willie L. Williams bringing the message.
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.
ECTS Class of 1967 reunion April 29
Escambia County Training School class of "1967" class reunion meetings will be held by-weekly until further notice, our next meeting will be held at at 6 p.m. on April 29 at Edna Robinson's home located at 121 Ashley Street.
For more information contact Vasaroy Johnson at 368-1024.
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.
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.
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 at 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.
YoungLife garage sale slated for May 11-12
Atmore YoungLife will hold a garage sale from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 11 &12 at the old Apple Barrel building located at 326 N. Main St.
Toys, games, furniture, Christmas decorations, kitchen items (pots &pans, dishes, glasses, appliances), linens, filing cabinets and lots and lots more will be for sale.
All proceeds will go directly to benefit Atmore kids for them to go to Camp in June. Atmore Area YoungLife is a ministry to middle school and high school kids of Atmore.
Sue Bell Cobb slated to speak at RSTC
Reid State Technical College will hold commencement exercises at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11 in the Wiley Salter Auditorium in Evergreen. Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Sue Bell Cobb, will be the commencement speaker. Chief Justice Cobb was raised in the small town of Evergreen and is an advocate for education and the Children's Trust Fund of Alabama.
A total of 73 students will complete graduation requirements at the spring commencement exercise. Associate degrees, diploma's and certificates will be presented to graduates. Everyone is invited to share Chief Justice Cobb's graduation address.
GWFCU accepting recovery donations
Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union is still accepting monetary donations for the tornado victims in Enterprise. Donations can be made at the Atmore branch or the branches in Pensacola and Milton, Fla.
Donations can also be mailed to: Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, 220 East 9 Mile Rd., Pensacola, Fla. 32534.
– Relay for Life –
All cancer survivors and supporters, as well as the general public are encouraged to attend. There will be games, music and much more fun throughout the day.
For more information or to order an angel call 368-4273.
Stop by the bank to register.
If you would like a community event published in The Atmore Advance please fax it to 368-2124 or email it to

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