Calendar of Events

Published 11:17 am Monday, October 8, 2007

By Staff
St. Jude's benefit Oct. 17 at Chilly's
Atmore's Poor Man Outdoors will host its inaugural Kids Hunting for a Cure fundraiser to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital on Oct. 17 at Chilly's off Hwy. 31 in Atmore.
All proceeds made at Chilly's on Oct. 17 will be donated to St. Jude's to take ailing children to go hunting Oct. 26-27 in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Free flu shots in Atmore, Brewton
Escambia County residents can receive a free influenza (flu) shot while in the comfort of their automobile. The Escambia County Health Department will be sponsoring two drive-thru flu clinics on Oct. 12. Clinics will be located at Tom Byrne Park in Atmore from 7 a.m. until noon and at the Brewton Stockyard in Brewton from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The special clinics are a collaborative effort between the Escambia County Health Department, the Escambia County Emergency Management Agency and other local organizations.
For more information on the immunization clinic, call 368-9188 or 867 -5765.
St. Andrew's hosts celebration today
St. Andrew's Anglican Catholic Church at the corner of Presley and Pine Street invites everyone in the community to come and share in the celebration of 30 years of ministry of their pastor the Rev. Thomas Raines at the 10 a.m. Holy Communion service today.
His ordination took place on Oct. 8, 1977 at Holy Apostles Church in Cleveland, Ohio where he served as deacon. During his ministry he served traditional parishes in several southern states but especially in Alabama cities such as Montgomery, Huntsville, Dothan and here in Atmore.
Although Fr. Raines was born and raised in Pensacola, Fla. his roots run deep in the Alabama. Two of his great – great grandfathers served in the Alabama Calvary from Monroe County during the Civil War.
Come and hear this Southern Parson Preach!
Homecoming event anniversary at Osaka
There will be a homecoming anniversary at 2 p.m. today at Osaka Free Will Baptist Church in Flomaton.
The church will not be having a traditional homecoming this year. The church is combining Homecoming Service and 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!
Brewton church revival continues
First St. Siloam Missionary Baptist Church will be holding Revival starting Oct.7 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Neimiah Cooler as the opening service speaker. Nightly services will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 8-10 with the Pastor Willie Frank Osby as the guest speaker.
The church is located at 1012 Sowell Rd. in Brewton 36426.
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 today 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 like to 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.
Hawsey speaks at ACH on Oct. 11
On Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. Captain Tim Hawsey will be speaking at the Atmore Community Hospital Auditorium. The topic will be Internet Safety and will be open to the public.
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
Mark Trammell Trio in concert Oct. 12
The Mark Trammell Trio will be in concert Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Goodway. There will be no admission, but a love offering will be received. For more information call 251-368-1074.
ECHS Class 2002 hosts reunion Oct. 12
The ECHS class of 2002 will have its five-year reunion Friday, Oct. 12. Reunion events will begin with the ECHS Alumni Tea at 10 a.m., followed by the school-wide Homecoming pep rally. Friday will be Spirit Day, so dress accordingly. The Homecoming parade will begin at 2 p.m. The class of 2002 will have dinner together at Tom Byrne Park from 5 until 6:30 p.m. and then attend the Homecoming football game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. If you have any questions please contact James Wilson at or Karla Martin at
PCI requests quotes for annual Pow Wow
PCI's 37th annual Pow Wow is scheduled for Nov. 22-23. They would like to extend to you the opportunity to assist them by providing a quote for the development and printing of the annual program, which will include Tribal history, information and pictures of the Tribal Council and Pow Wow committee, pictures and bios of head staff (master of ceremonies, arena director and host drums), information and photos of princess contest and outgoing senior princess, general Pow Wow information, schedule of events and ads (full page, half page, and quarter page).
All information, ads, photos, etc. will be forwarded for development by Oct. 12. We would like to have a proof ready for review by Oct. 19.
Delivery of finished product no later than Nov. 9.
Trinity hosts 13th annual Maine event
The 13th annual Maine event is coming to Trinity Episcopal Church Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per steamed lobster. Two options are available: dinner in the Parish Hall with all the trimmings or pick up the lobster(s) to take home.
Call Deneen Madaris for information or tickets at 850-327-6569.
Wilmer Hall Children's Home is a non-profit diocesan agency located in Mobile. The home has served abused, abandoned and neglected children with residential and educational services since 1864. This lobster sale raises much needed funds used to provide services for the children.
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.
Ernest Ward reunion meeting on Oct. 27
Ernest Ward Class of 1978 reunion planning meeting will be at 11 a.m. Oct.27 at B&T Bar BQ. All classmates are welcomed, or if you plan on attending please contact Rita Boutwell – Parker at 850- 327-6489, Barbara Singleton – Hollingsworth at 850- 327-6756 or B&T Bar BQ at 850 – 327- 6756.
County school system seeks information
In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part B of 2004, the Escambia County School System seeks to locate and identify children ages' birth through 21, who because of handicapping conditions, may be in need of special education and/or related services. Referral and evaluation may begin at 30 months for preschoolers.
For information, contact Suzanne Barnett at 251-296-0633.
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.
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.
If you would like a community event published in the Advance please fax it to 368-2124 or email it to

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