Calendar of Events

Published 10:51 am Monday, October 1, 2007

By Staff
Habitat meeting in Brewton Oct. 16
The Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity (serving the Brewton/East Brewton areas) will hold an application orientation session on Oct. 16 at the East Brewton Civic Center in East Brewton (105 Forrest Ave.). To receive an application, you must attend the entire orientation session from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
To qualify for the Habitat program:
1. You must be a resident of either the Brewton or East Brewton police jurisdiction and have lived there for the past year.
2. You must be currently living in substandard housing. (Substandard housing can be defined structurally unsound, plumbing or electrical problems, unsafe, environment, or temporary, i.e. Section 8 or Housing Authority, overcrowding, renting and living with family members.)
3. You must have stable, verifiable income.
Habitat for Humanity is a joint venture where those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels.
To receive additional information, contact the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity office at 251-867-0095
– Staff Reports
Concerned Citizens blood drive today
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore will host a blood drive Sept. 30 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Zion Star AME Zion Church.
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore are hosting the event to promote Sickle Cell Awareness month in the community.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt and will be entered to win two Delta Airlines International tickets. There will be free hotdogs and dessert. There will also be door prizes.
Dedication service scheduled today
Mt. Gillead Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Davis and members would like to cordially invite everyone to worship at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007 for the dedication service of Mt.Gilead's fellowship hall. The hall will be dedicated in the name of a former pastor, the Rev. N.L. Robinson. Rev. Sidney Tucker of Belleville Baptist Church will render the dedication service.
Concerned citizens meeting Oct. 2
All concerned citizens are invited to a public meeting sponsored by the NAACP Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. At the PCRC building in the Houston Avery Park
Academy's fall carnival slated Oct. 2
Escambia Academy will be holding its fall carnival Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
There will be a moonwalk, dunking booth, a country store, hayride, pony rides, raffle drawing, various games, food and a cakewalk. There will be a silent auction for furniture, a vacation getaway and much more.
Huxford Elementary carnival Oct. 4
Huxford Elementary School presents "Evening at the County Fair" Fall Carnival 2007 Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Tickets are four for $1 the day of the carnival.
There will be carnival games, a cakewalk, a dunking tank, a country prize box, a hayride and a Pepsi toss.
There will also be grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, nachos and cheese, cotton candy and candied apples.
For more details or directions call 251-294-5476.
SAIL Center yard sale scheduled for Oct. 6
The Atmore SAIL Center will host a yard sale Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. until noon at 300 E. Ridgely Street, inside the building.
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.
Annual church sale slated Oct. 5-6
New Home Church at 1209 Poarch Road in Atmore will be holding their fifth annual church and bake sale Oct. 5-6 from 8 a.m. until. There will be thousands of items at the event for sale.
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.
Homecoming event anniversary at Osaka
There will be a homecoming anniversary at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Osaka Free Will Baptist Church in Flomaton.
We will not be having a traditional homecoming this year. We are combining our Homecoming Service and our pastor the Rev. and Mrs. James Johnson's 60th anniversary celebration. There will be a singing, praying, preaching, fellowship and good food. Please come and celebrate with us!
Novel in second round of online contest
Atmore resident Bonnie Latino has made it through the first round of an online contest where people could vote for the first chapter of her book, "Your Gift to Me."
During the first round, "Your Gift to Me" finished in first place out of 296 entries.
The novel is now going through the second round of voting, which ends Oct. 8. All the votes from round one are wiped out and "Your Gift to Me" must gather new votes and comments.
To vote for Latino's romantic and patriotic novel about a woman from a town called Williams Station, visit and watch the minute and a half long video that tells the whole story of the book. At the end of the video there are directions on how to vote.
It is important to leave a comment after voting, even if it is just one word, in case there is a tie. If there is a tie, the author with the most comments will be the winner.
Latino is vying for publication with publishing company Simon and Schuster.
For more information, email Latino at
First Presbyterian to host reception
First Presbyterian Church will host a reception for its new minister, Rev. James Thorpe, and his family on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. The reception will be held in the church fellowship hall at 208 East Horner Street. The community is invited to come and join in welcoming the Thorpes to Atmore.
Neighborhood watch group to meet Oct. 9
Canoe/Robinsonville/Wawbeek neighborhood watch group will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Canoe Civic Center.
The group encourages anyone in those areas to please plan on attending.
ECHS homecoming 2007 approaching
It's that time again. Escambia County High School Homecoming 2007 is approaching fast. This year's theme is "Bury the Tigers." Homecoming will be Oct. 8-12 and is going to be the best homecoming week yet. The Student Government Association would like graduated classes that ended with a "7" to join them at the Alumni Tea on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in the ECHS media center. Refreshments will be served. They would also like the alumni to stay and judge the annual homeroom door competition and be present at the homecoming pep rally.
Also, on Oct. 12, there will be a "Bury the Tigers" Homecoming Parade at 2:30 p.m. The parade route is to be announced. SGA would also ask that all past homecoming queens from any year come and represent their senior class at the homecoming game halftime show. Please call Mrs. Chance at ECHS at 368-9181 if you are interested.
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.
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
Annual reunion scheduled for Oct. 13
The annual reunion of Erbie Lee White and Emma Beasley and Maggie Godwin White Mashburn will be Oct. 13 at the Byrneville Community Center on Highway 4 West from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch at noon. Paper products furnished. Bring a covered dish.
Friends and Family are invited. For more information contact: Joel White 850-968-9961.
Betty Warren tourney scheduled Oct. 27
We are having the First Annual Betty Warren Invitational Tennis Tournament on Williams Station Day, Oct. 27 starting at 9 am. There will be an A and B Division for both male and female. Play will be in a round robin format. The cost is $15 per player and each player will get a T-shirt. Awards will be made for the winners.
For an entry form please call Lou Vickery at 609-2918.
Coalition against C&S meets weekly
The coalition against C&S Chemicals locating on Woods Road in Atmore holds a meeting every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at New Order Baptist Church.
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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