Calendar of Events

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, September 12, 2007

By Staff
Author Barbara Coppo today's Girl Talk guest
Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. WNSI 105.9 FM in Atmore has "Girl Talk" hosted by Atmore resident Susan Smith.
Today's guest is Barbara Coppo, author of "The Boy in the Window." The book is about her first hand experience with an autistic child. She has managed several careers, from sales, the jewelry business and real estate. Becoming an esthetician, a skin care specialist, was her favorite job.
For the past 28 years, Coppo has devoted the majority of her life caring for her dependent son.
The book is a must-read for every parent with small children and anyone who has or knows of an autistic person. If you enjoyed the movie "Rainman," you'll enjoy hearing Coppo tell of her journey with Kenny.
– Staff Reports
NHS needs advisory council volunteers
Northview High School needs volunteers for its 2007-08 school advisory council. The council meets four times each year after school. NHS administration encourages any interested parents and community members to call the school at 327-6681 ext. 221 before Sept. 21.
– Staff Reports
Atmore Library kicks off Wee Ones Program
The Atmore Public Library will host the Wee Ones Program on every Thursday at 10 a.m. Wee Ones follows the school year calendar.
FBC participates in Christian Care
First Baptist Church Atmore will participate in the ministry of the Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry. Receptacles will be placed in the sanctuary for the donations and food items.
Items particularly needed include, canned meats, canned pasta, canned fruit, corn meal, flour and cooking oil.
United Fund kicks year off
The United Fund kick off celebration will be held as the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Sept. 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Atmore Heritage Park.
Community members are welcome to bring a lawn chair and join for fun.
The event will include hotdogs, Pepsi, snow cones, door prizes, popcorn and activities and entertainment for children.
ECERA meeting at David's Sept. 13
The regular meeting of the Escambia County Education Retirees Association (formerly called Alabama Retired Teachers Association) will be held Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at David's Catfish House.
The guest speaker for the occasion will be Mr. Glenn Parker, AEA Member Benefits director. All education retirees on any level, anyone receiving a check from TRS and all people interested in public education are invited to attend the meeting.
House of God Church revival Sept. 16
House of God Church (Pillar Ground) in Freemanville will hold a revival beginning Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. The pastor and members would like to invite you to their annual revival. They are asking that you come and help them lift up the name of Jesus and pray that someone's soul be filled. The revival services will be held Sept. 17-21, at 7:30 nightly. Everyone is invited to come.
Atmore Church of God homecoming Sept. 16
The Atmore Church of God will have homecoming Sept. 16. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m. There will also be a lunch served at noon.
The afternoon special guest will be the singing group Southern Heritage Trio. They have recorded songs including, " Bound for the Land of Canaan," "Angels Are Waiting" and "The Answer is Prayer."
The event is open to the public.
ECHS Class of 1977 meeting Sept. 17
There will be an Escambia County High School Class of 1977 class reunion meeting Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at 1838 Dogwood Drive in Atmore. For more information contact Sharon Byrd Brown at 368-1047 or 368-5325.
GECA auditions Sept. 18 at FPC
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts auditions for "Harvey" will be held Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The cast will consist of six men and six women.
For more information, call Phil Johnson at 368-3899 or email GECA at
'Connections' meet set for Sept. 20
The support group "Connections," a prison ministry for family and friends of the long-term incarcerated, will meet Sept. 20 at Hospitality House at 3 p.m.
If unable to attend, but wish to discuss this ministry further call Linda Stallworth at 359-8162 or Mildred Hall at 446-7377.
The Hospitality House is located at 1106 E. Church St. in Atmore.
Bratt Assembly hosts revival Sept. 16-23
Bratt Assembly of God Church will have Revival Sept. 16-23. It will start at 7 p.m. on the weekdays and at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Evangelist Lowell Haynes will be the guest speaker.
Prayer Log Camp meeting in September
The annual Prayer Log Camp Meeting will be held Sep. 17-21, 2007 Monday through Friday, with services beginning at 7 p.m. Preaching Monday night will be with the Rev. Buddy Williams and "New Direction" will sing, Tuesday night the Rev. Wayne McMillan will preach and "Grateful Heart" will sing, Wednesday the Rev. Randy Davis will preach and "The Davis Family" will sing, Thursday the Rev. Gregg Wood will preach and "Southern Gospel" will sing and on Friday the Rev. James Moore will preach and 'The Hooks and Browning Band" will sing.
The camp is located three miles west of Peterman on Ridge Road, near Cobb Fir Towers. Signs will be posted from highway 21 north of Monroeville. The Rev. Kenneth Johnson invites everyone to attend.
Dr. Mashburn will speak at Trinity
Dr. Ted Mashburn, distinguished professor at the University of Mobile, will be speaking Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 203 S. Carney Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
GED test given at Reid State College
The GED test at Reid State will be held on Sept. 26-27. All applicants must pre-register for the GED test. Registration is on Sept. 24-25 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Building 100. The GED Test will be given Sept. 26-27 in Building 100. Applicants need to bring a picture ID and social security card. The cost for the entire battery is $50, retests are $10 each. Please contact Alice Booker in Bldg. 100 or at 251-578-1313, ext. 149 for information and to register for the exam.
GED given at Reid State Sept. 26-27
The GED test at Reid State will be held Sept. 26-27. The four parts (Writing/Essay, Social Studies, Science and Reading) of the GED test will be given.
All applicants must pre-register for the GED test. Registration is Sept. 24-25 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Building #100.
The GED test will be given Sept. 26-27 in Building #100. Applicants need to bring a picture ID and social security card.
The cost for the entire battery is $50, retests are $10 each. Please contact Alice Booker in Bldg. #100 or at 251-578-1313, ext #149 for information and to register for the exam.
Beth Moore's study at First Presbyterian
The Atmore Community is invited to Beth Moore's study, A Woman's Heart, at the First Presbyterian Church beginning Sept. 25-26.
Discover why a holy God chose to dwell in an earthly tabernacle, made by human hands, and what that means to your life today. This updated edition of A Woman's Heart contains all new video and stunning graphics.
The Member Book reflects not only the original study, but all that God has done in Beth's life in the past decade.
Join us for a fascinating in-depth study that is well worth another visit, or fresh for a new generation.
Tuesday morning sessions will meet at 9:30 a.m. and childcare will be provided. An afternoon study will also be held on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. This session will not provide childcare.
We will meet weekly to discuss the assignments and view Beth's video lectures. Cost for the study is $20.
For more information or to register, please call Jan Rice at 368-8091.
Concerned Citizens meet Saturdays
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore Civil Club meet every third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at 313 N. Main St., which is the Unity House. The public is invited.
Ernest Ward Class of '78 slated Sept. 29
Ernest Ward High School Class of 1978 is planning a meeting open to everyone scheduled Sept. 29 at B&T's BBQ at 11 a.m.
Please RSVP at 368-9936. For more information, call Rita Powell 850-327-6489 or Barbara Hollingsworth at 850-327-6756.
Lassiter and Wall family reunion Oct. 6
The Lassiter and Wall Family reunion will be held at Little River State park at 11 a.m. Oct. 6. Bring lawn chairs.
There will be an admission at the gate. Rates are as follows, 12 and over $1, 11 and under 50 cents.
For more information, call Rita Tullis at 850-255-8729 or Milferd Lassiter at 251-368-6000.
Blood drive slated for Oct. 11 at City Hall
The Atmore Fire Department and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive Oct. 11 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The blood drive will be held in Atmore City Hall in the auditorium.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt and two weeks of free tanning at Club Sun.
Enter to win a two night Mountain Resort stay with golf and food vouchers and a one-month tanning package courtesy of Club Sun.
Please bring photo identification in order to give blood.
For more information, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit
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 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sept. 17 at the Covenant Hospice office in Brewton located at 1023 Douglas Ave., Suite 204.
The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.
To register call Jodie Williams at 251-867-6993. Please bring a valid drivers license and proof of insurance with you.
Friday night dances at VFW open to public
Friday Night Dances at the VFW are open to the general public for a donation of $5 per participant. Country and soft rock music for dancing is provided by the VFW's FREEDOM BAND. If you like good, clean, safe fun, the VFW Post located at 206 W. Ashley Street is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. "Pot luck" finger food and suppers are scheduled occasionally in conjunction with the dances to add to the merriment. Remember the VFW Post in Atmore is the place to be on Friday nights.
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