Calendar of Events

Published 12:54 am Wednesday, May 16, 2007

By Staff
Advance wins nine APA awards
The Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest winners were announced last week and The Atmore Advance was honored with nine awards.
The awards include, best lifestyles page, first place; best sports page, second place; best local education coverage, second place and best use of photographs/editorial content, second place; best spot news story, "Explosion threatens Days Inn" by Advance publisher Adam Prestridge, first place; best in-depth news coverage or series, "Rivercane: Atmore's future" by Prestridge, first place; best feature story, "Who's walking on Masland" by Prestridge, first place; best sports single event story, "'Cougars' last play golden" by sports editor Matthew Nascone, first place and best special section, "Horizons 2006" by staff, first place.
– Staff Reports
MLK Little League Opening tomorrow
The MLK Little League opening ceremony will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m., followed by the first game at 7 p.m. at Houston Avery Park.
– Staff Reports
PCRC will be selling Bar-B-Que May 18
The Progressive Civic and Recreational Club will be selling Bar-B-Que from 11 a.m. until all is sold on May 18 at its club building on Park Drive. The following can be purchased: Rib Dinners- $8; Rib Sandwich- $5; Chicken Dinners- $6 and Chicken Sandwich- $4.
All dinners come with bread, cole slaw and potato salad.
To place orders call 368-3303 or 294-0863.
All proceeds will be used for PCRC's 2007 Scholarship Program.
Pastor's Aid Program slated May 18 &20
The Christ Temple Evangelistic Pentecostal Church, 240 Carver Ave, Atmore, will hold its 26th Annual Pastor's Aid Program on May 18 and May 20.
The Friday Night Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the speaker will be Bishop Riley Houston of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Sunday afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. and the speaker will be Pastor Alphonso Hires of Christian United Church of Mobile.
Elder Theolonias Smith and Church Family invite everyone to attend.
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.
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.
Oak Grove Baptist Homecoming May 20
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hwy. 99 N, Oak Grove, FL will celebrate Homecoming on May 20.
Service begins at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Ralph Cain, former pastor preaching. Special music during the service by "Take 5." Covered dish lunch will follow the service in Walker Hall. We invite all members and former members to attend.
Contact 327-4778 or 327-4964 for more information.
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.
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.
Pollworkers workshops slated for May 22
Pollworkers workshops have been scheduled for May 22 at the following locations: Atmore City Hall, 1:30 p.m., Flomaton Community Hall, 3:30 p.m. and the Old East Brewton Civic Center, 6 p.m.
All pollworkers must attend one of the scheduled workshops.
Centennial birthday cake served May 23
The City of Atmore will have 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.
Retirement party for Baker, Zarahn May 24
There will be a retirement party for Kaki Baker, 23 years of service, and Coach Bob Zarahn, 32 years of service, at Pollard-McCall Junior High School on Thursday, May 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
100 Ladies in White celebration May 27
The Lutheran Missionary League Society of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church invites missionary societies and ladies from area churches to join them at 3 p.m. on May 27 in a celebration of 100 Ladies in White. Church choirs are asked to render an A&B Selection. Speaker will be Levada William.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church is located at 109 Harris St.
Poarch First Baptist Homecoming May 27
Poarch Baptist Church will have homecoming on May 27 with Stephanie Leavins in concert at the 11 worship hour. Dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. Pastor Leo Luker, Jr. and the congregation of Poarch Baptist Church welcome all to share in this time of worship.
Mt. Olive Baptist revival begins May 29
Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold a simultaneous revival May 29 through May 31.
Pastors will be Pastor Tucker from Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Pastor Johnson from Pilgrim Rest. Evangelist will be the Rev. James Hawkins of Birmingham.
Revival begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Farmers Market coupons offered
The Escambia County Council on Aging will be issuing Farmers Market coupons on May 30 at the Farmers Market area next to the railroad track in Atmore at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. unless coupons are gone to prior to the ending time.
Coupons will be issued at Flomaton from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Flomaton Town Hall on Wednesday, May 30.
In the Brewton/East Brewton area, coupons will be issued at the Civic Center on Hwy 41 from 9 a.m. until noon on May 31.
Coupons will be issued only to those who are 60 years of age and older. Please bring your driver's license or another type of valid identification. Total annual income for the household must NOT exceed:
You must be present in order to receive coupons. There will be no more coupons available once supply is exhausted at each site.
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.
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.
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.
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