Calendar of Events

Published 9:46 am Monday, September 17, 2007

By Staff
Suicide Prevention week to begin
Atmore mayor Howard Shell has declared this week as suicide prevention week. To inform people about the reality of suicide, Escambia County Middle School students will be wearing yellow ribbons and participating in activities throughout the week.
The Yellow Ribbon program was founded in 1994 by the parents of teenager Mike Emme, who took his own life.
For information about Yellow Ribbon Week, visit For information about suicide and to learn warning signs that a relative, friend or co-worker is planning on harming themselves, visit
– Staff Reports
2008 United Fund kick off Thursday
The United Fund kick off celebration will be held during the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Sept. 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Atmore Heritage Park.
The event was scheduled for last week, but was rained out.
– Staff Reports
Auxiliary seeking WWII veterans
The American Legion Auxiliary is seeking the names of any area World War II veterans. We wish to honor them with a brunch on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. If you are a veteran of this war or know of someone who is a veteran of that war, please notify us. We have a list, but do not want to leave anyone off. Please call Mary Stanley at 368-5769. May leave voice mail if not available. If you prefer, leave a message on the American Legion phone, which is 446-1403.
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.
Covenant Hospice workshop Sept. 17
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.
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' meeting 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.
Prayer Log Camp meeting in September
The annual Prayer Log Camp Meeting will be held Sept. 17-21, 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.
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.
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.
United Fund kicks year off Sept. 20
The United Fund kick off celebration will be held as the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Sept. 20 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.
Northview needs volunteers for council
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.
Coalition meeting Sept. 22 in Brewton
The Coalition meeting will be held Sept. 22 at 7 a.m. in the education center at D.W. McMillan Hospital. The focus of the meeting will be environmental issues related to the United States and Timberland Landfill.
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.
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.
Bell-Bailey family reunion Sept. 29
Bell – Bailey Family Reunion will be held Sept. 29 at the Flomaton Community Center from 10 a.m. until.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join in, bringing a covered dish, sharing lunch and fellowship with all, a family tradition that began over 50 years ago by the late Arthur B. Bell and Jewell (Bailey) Bell Family. For more information contact, A.J. "Junior" Bell at 251-296-0197, Russell Bell at 251-368-2600 or Lucy Lowery at 251-955-6175.
Special singing will follow lunch in the afternoon.
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.
Motorcycle ministry meeting Oct. 4
The Motorvators for Christ Motorcycle Ministry will have a meeting Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at David's Catfish in Brewton. The next Motorvators for Christ Motorcycle Ministry fellowship ride will be held Sept. 30 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. All who are interested in riding should meet in downtown Brewton in the parking lot at the boardwalk, behind the Bank of Brewton.
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
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