Calendar of Events

Published 12:37 am Wednesday, May 9, 2007

By Staff
Utilities Board will continue flushing
The City of Atmore Utilities Board will continue flushing fire hydrants this weekend.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on May 13 hydrants in the Robinsonville and Nokomis areas will be flushed.
– Staff Reports
Centennial baking contest nearing
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for some baking.
There will be a Pie Tasting Bake Off at the Centennial Celebration May 19. The categories include, fruit, custard and creme pies. If your pie requires being kept cool, please provide a way to do so such as a thermal or iced container.
Carolyn Bivins with the Escambia County Extension Service has provided the score sheet that will be used for the contest. The pies will be judged on external characteristics such as shape and surface (crust &meringue); internal characteristics such as pastry crust, filling, and flavor.
All pies to be judged should be brought to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce booth at Heritage Park at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced following opening ceremonies.
– 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 6-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 began 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
ECHS underclassmen awards day this Friday
Underclassmen awards will be given at Escambia County High School in the auditorium at 1 p.m. on May 11.
Reunion slated for May 12 in Walnut Hill
The Brown, Agerton, Lee, Milstead reunion will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 12 at the Walnut Hill Community Center.
Yes, we're doing it again. Bring your favorite covered dish and a good appetite and be prepared to relax, visit, fellowship and tell stories that only you have stored in your heart.
Daniel, Daniel 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 potluck 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.
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.
Centennial birthday cake served May 23
The City of Atmore will have a birthday cake and light refreshments for senior citizens at 2 p.m. on May 23 at the City Hall Auditorium to celebrate Atmore's 100th birthday.
Atmore citizens that gave the interviews on Atmore's early years will be available to talk about what was happening in early Atmore
Mayor Howard Shell invites senior citizens in the area to join in the celebration.
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.
Historical Society will meet May 21
The Atmore Historical Society will meet May 21 before disbanding for the summer. The May meeting, which will feature a "Members Show and Tell" of old objects of interest, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Peavy-Webb Building at Heritage Park. The next meeting will not be conducted until the third Monday in September.
Watch for the commemorative ornament collectable, sponsored by the ASH, to be on sale for $11 each at the Centennial Celebration at Heritage Park on May 19. As long as supplies last, a vintage Atmore postcard collection will be given with each ornament purchase.
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 6:30 p.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 Solo Power to begin
Solo Power, a new singles group for ages 35 to 55, will have their first meeting at 7 p.m. on May 15 at Atmore First Assembly of God. Bring a single friend and come share in the fellowship. Refreshments will be served.
Contact the First Assembly office at 368-4637 for more information.
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.
Perdido Junior High class reunion June 2
The Perdido Junior High School Class Reunion for students attending from the 1940s through the 1970s will be held on June 2 beginning at 2 p.m. at Perdido Elementary School on Co. Rd. 47 in Perdido. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at the Perdido Elementary School on County Road 47 in Perdido.
The Reunion Committee invites anyone from the 1930s to be our special guest.
This year we would like to try "potluck." For those of you that may not know what this means, you bring your favorite dish to share with us.
The Reunion Committee will furnish the following items: drinks, plates, cups, napkins, spoons, forks, knives, etc.
If you know of a classmate who deceased in the last two years, please contact the reunion committee at 251-937-3821.
This same number can be called for any information on the reunion.
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.
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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