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By Staff
John Gleaton new ECSO chief deputy
Effective May 7, John M. Gleaton, Jr. will assume the duties of chief deputy for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Gleaton was born and raised in Escambia County. He graduated from Jefferson Davis Community College and moved to Mobile to complete his education at the University of South Alabama where he earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Gleaton is presently employed with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office where he has served for the past 17 years. He started with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office as a correctional officer and worked his way up through the ranks to his present position as supervisor of the crimes against children/sex crimes unit.
At various times he has also served as a patrol supervisor, field training officer, supervisor with the identification/crime scene unit, supervisor with the property and evidence section and supervisor with the civil division.
Gleaton and his wife, Amy, attend the Government Street Baptist Church in Mobile where he serves as a deacon.
– Staff Reports
Mass choir practice slated for May 12
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.
The final practice will be held at Deliverance Ministry at 6:30 p.m. on May 12.
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.
Florida kindergarten registration underway
New kindergarten students enrolling in the Escambia County School District (Fla.) began registering May 1 at the school which serves their home address. Students who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2007 are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school years. First grade students, by state mandate, must have completed a kindergarten program and be six years old on or before Sept. 1, 2007.
At the time of registration, parents need to bring the child's birth certificate and social security card. Proof of residence, such as an electric bill or rent receipt, is required.
Telephone and cable bills are not acceptable.
Prior to enrollment in school, students registering for the first time in the Escambia County School District (Fla.) must have a Florida Blue Card from the health department or physician. An original copy of your child's school physical should be presented to the school by the first day of school.
Geography of the Holy Land Monday nights
The First Assembly of God Berean School of the Bible Study Center will begin a new study course on "Geography of the Holy Land" on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m.
The first class will begin May 7. This will be a four-week course. Anyone interested should call the church office at 368-4637.
Cost for the course is $122. There is an additional $20 charge for first time students.
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.
Nokomis VFD fish fry scheduled for May 12
The Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser May 12, from 11 to 2 Saturday at the Fire Station located at 163 James Road.
The cost is $6 a plate. The proceeds will be used towards turn-out gear and equipment purchases. All residents and surrounding communities are asked to please attend.
Contact Wayne Hubbard at 368-5800 if you need more information.
Daniel, Danile reunion will be held May 19
The annual family reunion of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson Daniel and Christiana Stabler Daniel will be held May 19 at Claude D. Kelley State Park. Please try to think of a story or a memory that you would like to share with the group regarding family history.
A pot luck luncheon will be served at noon. Also, bring an inexpensive item to be given away for a door prize.
Zion Star AME Church special held May 20
Zion Star AME Church located at 127 Carver St. invites the community to worship with them in their annual Men and Women Day services scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 20.
The Rev. Humphrey Shuford, pastor.
Robinsonville Baptist homecoming May 20
Robinsonville Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming on Sunday, May 20. It will begin with special music at 10:30 a.m. The service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish luncheon. The theme will be "One Day Revival".
The Rev. Mike McMorris and the congregation invite you to join the church for this special event.
ACH GoldenCare osteoporosis seminar
Atmore Community Hospital GoldenCare will present a seminar on osteoporosis May 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Mayson Auditorium.
Dr. Christopher O'Grady, orthopedic surgeon for Andrew's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, will provide information and education on prevention, treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Often called a 'silent disease' because bone loss occurs without symptoms, osteoporosis affects more than 44 million Americans a year. Women represent 80 percent of those affected. Risk factors for osteoporosis include low bone mass, family history, sex, hormone deficiency and an inactive lifestyle. There are several steps to take in prevention including bone density testing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but most importantly knowing and understanding your risks.
For reservations, please call (251) 368-6397.
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 and 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.
Marines slated to clean up cemetery
The public is invited to "join the Marines" in a Cleanup Day May 26 at 8 a.m. at the Milton Cemetery, located on Berryhill Road just west of Stewart Street (Hwy 87).
The Marine Corps League has "adopted" the historical burial ground for its Memorial Day project. The League will be joined by Marines from the MATSG-21 unit at N.A.S. – Pensacola, and others. Following the clean up, American flags will be placed on Veteran's graves.
Those who are unable to work can help by donating drinks, snacks, trash bags, gasoline for the equipment, or even cash donations. (Checks should be made payable to "City of Milton." And is tax deductible.
For information on how "U" can help, please call (850) 623-4649, (850) 686-1122, or (850) 982-6195.
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.
PCI offering various free classes in May
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Family Services Department is offering FREE classes to tribal members, their families and to the surrounding communities. If you are interested in any of the classes listed below, please call the Family Services Department at 251-368-9136 ext. 2600 and register, you can attend one or all the classes at no charge.
The tribe encourages anyone with a family member who is elderly or disabled to attend.
Below is a listing of the classes:
May 22
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. – General Caregiver Overview, Carolyn M. White, MSQ, LCSW
6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. – Social Security/ Medicaid and Medicare- Delila Anderson, BSCM
May 24
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. – Healthy Foot Care- Donna Johnson, RN
6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. – Nutritional Needs- Marsha Finley, MS, RD, LDCDE
May 29
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. – Home Health Needs (Medical Aspects) – Pat Franklin, BSN, RN
May 30
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. – Respite Care- Donna Madden, LBSW
6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. – Effective Communication: Dementia and Alzheimer's – Covenant Hospice
May 31
5:30 p.m. until 6:30p.m. – Planning and Decision Making- Delila Anderson, BSCM
6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – Final review and certificates
Most certificates will be given after each class; also Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be given to those who request them for certain classes.
Classes will be held in the Family Services Resource Center, Building 500, 5811 Jack Springs Road, Atmore.
First Assembly will offer Spanish in June
First Assembly of God will hold a Conversational Spanish Class on Monday nights at 5:30 starting June 18. The class will go through July 23. Cost of the class is $12 for the book.
Military Ambassador Volunteer Program
Covenant Hospice is seeking volunteers with military backgrounds to serve as members of its new Military Ambassador Volunteer Program. This new program will provide outreach and education for community members that are active, reserve, discharged or retired military personnel. The purpose of Covenant Hospice's new program is to make sure that all veterans receive comprehensive, compassionate care at the end of life.
The role of the Military Ambassador Volunteer is to visit local military and veteran sites providing personal contacts and educational material. Ambassadors will be asked to speak to veteran groups and to meet with individuals in informal settings. Covenant Hospice will provide those interested with training at 11 a.m. May 10 at the Covenant Hospice Brewton branch office, located at 1023 Douglas Ave., Suite 204. Lunch will be provided, but registration is required by May 7.
There are over 25 million veterans across the nation. The Gulf Coast has one of the largest populations of veterans with approximately 1.8 million. The VA Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative (VAHPC), which began in 2001, has helped to improve veterans' access to hospice and palliative care services with in the VA and in the community. Due to their service, veterans often have special needs at the end of life.
For more information about the new Military Volunteer Program, or to become a volunteer please contact Jodie Williams, volunteer services manager, at Covenant Hospice 251-867-6993.
Taste of the South scheduled for Aug. 11
The annual Taste of the South food festival will be held Aug. 11 at Heritage Park.
All vendors interested in participating are asked to contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 368-3305.
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