Calendar of Events

Published 4:12 am Wednesday, June 27, 2007

By Staff
Atmore residents: Clean up after pets
Atmore City Hall has been flooded with calls of a dirty nature.
According to employees, complaints have been filed from homeowners regarding residents walking their dogs on leashes and not cleaning up after them.
Please be considerate of your neighbors and your neighbor's property.
– Staff Reports
Library continues summer activities
The Atmore Public Library summer reading program is coming to a halt with the last session July 6.
On June 29, children will grab clues to freedom and will also have their Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. Children should be at the library at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin around 10:20 a.m.
Children will also bring their project this Friday. Participants have the option of making an "I Spy" board or writing a story that begins with the phrase, "It was a cold, dark rainy night at the library." If the participant chooses to write a story, it must be two pages long.
Super Sleuth Awards will be given July 3.
– Staff Reports
ACH GoldenCare seminar today
Atmore Community Hospital GoldenCare will present a seminar on services and programs available at the Lakeview Center June 27 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Mayson Auditorium.
People handle stresses of life in different ways. While some meet their challenges head-on, others may feel unable to cope.
Lakeview Center offers more than 50 treatments and vocational programs to provide solutions for children, teens, adults and seniors.
For seminar reservations, please call (251) 368-6397.
Coalition meeting tomorrow at ACH
The June coalition meeting will be held at noon on June 28 at the Atmore Community Hospital.
The speaker will be Phyllis Redmon. She will be presenting a program focusing on the Parents as Teachers program, which has been in place now in the Atmore area for over two years. She has some remarkable tools that she is using and residents should be pleased at the progress of this important project.
A light meal will be served.
Zion Star A.M.E. VBS will be held June 28
Zion Star A.M.E Zion Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on June 28.
This year's theme will be Your Safety Net.
New Home Church concert June 29
"The James Brown Trio" of Valley along with "New Direction" will be in concert at New Home Church near Monroeville June 29. There will be no charge for admission, but a love offering will be received. The singing will begin at 7 p.m. and the Rev. Kenneth Johnson and Thomas Smith invite everyone to attend.
New Home Church is located just north of U.S. Highway 84 between Repton and Monroeville.
Martinville Baptist VBS June 30 only
Vacation Bible School will be held for one day only, June 30 at Martinville Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until noon.
Preschool through sixth grade students are invited to enjoy the Gospel programs and activities for four dynamic individuals from the Baptist Association's Summer Ministry youth group. A light lunch will be provided. From Atmore, take Hwy 21 north, go right on Martinville Loop or Martinville Circle and the church is on the right.
For more information call Evie Baggett at 368-4505 or Arelene Mack at 368-8638.
Jay Freedom Race slated July 4
Let Freedom Ring! And come run the Celebrate Freedom 5K Race in the small town of Jay, Fla. The race itself is best described as a low-key, fun and friendly race.
The race will be July 4 at 6 p.m. The 5K will be first and the one-mile to follow. The race will be held at Jay City Park. Registration will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the race.
For more information contact Matt Dobson at 850-474-2141.
Christian Stewardship Seminar July 5-7
Atmore Apostolic Church will host a Christian Stewardship Seminar with the Rev. Brad Mayer of Buford, Ga. July 5-7 at 7 p.m. nightly.
In addition to the evening seminars, the Rev. Mayer will offer individual Christian Stewardship Workshop Sessions during the day on Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. There will be a limited number of appointments available. Only those attending the evening seminars will be eligible for the individual workshops. To schedule your appointment, call Pastor Harlan Morgan at 368-8338.
Brad Mayer is a public educator at Lanier Middle School in Buford, Ga., teaching eighth grade Social Studies to gifted students. He teaches stewardship classes at First Pentecostal Church of Buford and assists in coaching the Bible Quiz team. He travels extensively throughout the summer teaching stewardship seminars in various churches.
In addition to teaching the seminars and offering the individual workshop sessions, the Rev. Mayer will be ministering in the Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8.
Summer Reading continues until July 6
The Atmore Public Library is having their Summer Reading Program each Friday from June 1 through July 6 from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. for children ages 5-12.
ECTS class reunion slated for July 6-8
A class reunion for the class of 1960 and 1961 of Escambia County Training School will be held July 6-8.
It will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday night in the old (ECTS) Atmore Family Life Center, continue Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the old (ECTS) Atmore Family Life Center and conclude Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at Gaines Chapel AME located at 122 Carver Ave.
For questions please call Elizabeth at 368-5954 or Glender at 368-5893.
Perdido Baptist VBS slated for July 9-13
Perdido Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
For more information contact Michael Sawsbee at 937-2216.
Gospel singing July 15 at New Life Fellowship
A gospel concert featuring The Henderson's will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at New Life Fellowship Assembly of God in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Pastor Ray Hudson and congregation invites everyone for a night of special singing.
Sardis Baptist Church revival July 15-18
Sardis Baptist Church, located at 124 Sardis Church Rd., will hold revival July 15-18 with services at 6 p.m. Sunday evening and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Evangelist will be Bro. Ted Bridges and interim pastor will be Bro. Earle Greene.
Fiddlers Convention slated for July 21
Plans for the 28th annual Atmore Rotary Club Fiddlers Convention are under way.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. on July 21 in the Escambia County High School auditorium. The house band will be "Down Home."
The categories of competition are as follows: vocal groups (acappela is acceptable), bands, dobro, banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddlers. There is no registration fee. Awards are first place $100, second $75 and third $50 except for fiddlers, which is first $1,000, second $200 and third $100.
If anyone has questions, call 368-2106 or email Keith Castleberry at
Green-Greene-Hawkins reunion slated July 21
The Green-Greene-Hawkins Reunion will be July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sherling Lake Park and RV Camping, Pavilion 4, in Greenville.
For more information contact Joyce Bodiker at 327-4280.
Mineola Baptist Homecoming July 22
Homecoming will be held at Mineola Baptist Church July 22 with worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Alben Gaston, Associate Pastor of Woodbridge Baptist Church in Mobile. Dinner on the grounds will be followed by a singing performance by Jimmy and Debbie Roberts and the Glory Road Quartet. Pastor, Marlon Brown, invites everyone to attend.
Revival will be held at Mineola Baptist Church July 23-27 with services beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Alben Gaston, Associate Pastor of Woodbridge Baptist Church in Mobile.
Gospel singing July 27 at Martinville Baptist
There will be an evening of bluegrass gospel music at 7 p.m. on July 27 at Martinville Baptist Church.
Pastor Sonny Willingham and the Congregation invites everyone to worship with Caleb Dennis and friends.
From Atmore, take Hwy. 21 North, go right on Martinville Loop or Martinville Circle and the church is on the right.
For more information call Evie Baggett at 251-368-4505 or Arelene Mack at 251-368-8638.
Antioch Baptist food service ends Aug. 3
Antioch Baptist Church in Freemanville will be holding a summer food service program from June 6 through Aug. 3.
Meal times will be from 11:15 a.m until 11:30 a.m. Activities include, volleyball, basketball, checkers and other games from 10 a.m. until noon.
For more information contact Mrs. Jerridine Perryman at 368-1372 or 944-7250.
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.
Summer art classes offered at new gallery
Summer art classes will be held starting in June from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday at the new art gallery/studio, 106 W. Ridgeley St.
For more information call Vikki Day Faessel at 368-2150 or 294-1237.
Covenant Hospice seeking volunteers
Covenant Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. A volunteer training workshop will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on July 9 at the Covenant Hospice office in Brewton, located at 1023 Douglas Ave., Suite 204.
Even if you only have a little time to give, you can make a difference. The workshop will discuss the many ways in which volunteers can choose to get involved, including providing patient/family support, visiting nursing homes, being ambassadors and assisting with fundraising activities and office tasks.
The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed in the following areas, Escambia, Monroe and Conecuh counties. To register or to learn more, please call Jodie Williams at 867-6993.
Please bring a valid drivers license and proof of insurance.
Reid State Nursing applications due July 23
Fall Semester application deadline for Practical Nursing at Reid State Technical College is July 23. Fall semester applicants for the Practical Nursing program are required to have application packets complete and in Student Services by July 23. A complete packet includes a nursing application, a Reid State admission application, transcripts of prior high school and college coursework, and admission test scores.
For additional information contact Theresa Ryland at 251 578-1313 ext. 148 or Dr. Shirley Brackin, Health Care Department Chair, at 251
578-1313 ext. 124.
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