Calendar of Events
EA raising money for field house
The time of year is getting close and the Escambia Academy athletic department is selling Fraser Fur Christmas Trees. They are raising money to go toward a new field house. Please help the school's athletes, they thank you for your support.
Tree sizes and amounts:
EA is asking that elementary students sell at least one tree and one wreath. Middle and high school students are asked to sell two trees and one wreath. EA athletes are required to sell at least three trees and one wreath. The more trees and wreaths sold, the better for the school. The school needs the orders turned in by Oct. 22.
Pick up dates are tentatively set for Nov. 16-21.
– Staff Reports
AFD lifts burn ban, holds pre-fire plans
The Atmore Fire Department is lifting the burn ban. Also, the department is doing pre-fire plans all over the city at local businesses. They are going in each business, getting contact numbers and checking potentially hazardous spots including electrical switches and pull boxes, etc.
ECHS class reunion held this weekend
The ECHS class of 1987 would like to invite all class members to attend a homecoming reunion Oct. 12-14. For more information please contact Angelia McMillan – Knight at (251) 446-7476 or Juanita Woods at (251) 446 – 1448
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.
"Connections" to meet on Oct. 18
Anyone who has a relative or friend in prison is encouraged to attend the Oct. 18 meeting of "Connections." This newly organized support group will meet at 3 p.m. at the Hospitality House located on the corner of Church Street and Medical Park Drive in Atmore.
Turtle Point Open House slated Oct. 20
The Turtle Point Science Center will hold an open house Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Come meet the creepy crawlies at Turtle Point and have a 'spooktacular' time making Halloween crafts!
Call 251-296-3401 if you have any question.
Robinsonville holding Relay carnival Oct. 20
Robinsonville Baptist Church will hold their Relay for Life Fall Carnival Oct. 20 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
There will be fun activities including, a hayride, bobbing for apples, digging for gold, sucker table and fish pond for children under 3 years old, face painting and spacewalk. All activities are free for children under 12.
Food includes hotdogs or hamburgers, chips and a drink for $4, pickles for $1, cotton candy for $0.50, popcorn for $0.50 and snow cones for $1. The ongoing fundraiser includes candy bars for $1 and in-house quilt squares 4X4 for $5.
On Nov. 16 there will be gumbo/chili dinners.
Bratt Assembly of God homecoming Oct. 21
Bratt Assembly of God will be having their homecoming on Oct. 21. The Sharps will be singing following the meal. Everyone is welcome to come. Call 327-4184 for more details.
Sardis homecoming scheduled for Oct. 21
Sardis Baptist Church established July, 1865 will be celebrating its Homecoming on Oct. 21. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and Worship Service will begin at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be former pastor Johnny Fox, music will be presented by Third Generation from Clark County. A fellowship meal will follow service.
Missionary Day slated for Oct. 21 at 3 pm.
Mt. Gillead Missionary Church in Freemanville will celebrate their annual Missionary Day at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Pastor Robert Davis would like to invite everyone to come and worship with a great program.
ACH breakfast forum Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.
The public is cordially invited to participate in a breakfast forum updates on mold, mildew and lead poisoning Oct. 26 at Atmore Community Hospital from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Please call 251-446-7021 to make a reservation.
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.
Betty Warren tourney scheduled Oct. 27
Thehe inaugural Betty Warren Invitational Tennis Tournament on Williams Station Day, Oct. 27 starting at 9 a.m. 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.
Mt. Olive Missionary revival slated Oct. 28
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will be holding revival beginning Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Aubrie Hill Pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile Speaking.
On Oct. 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. the Rev. Dr. Timothy Woods Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Birmingham will be the speaker. Sunday afternoon director of order will be given by Sister Eula McNeil Davis. Feel free to come Sunday and every night there is a blessing for you.
United Fund Church Sunday Oct. 28
Any church in the area may participate in taking up a special offering that will go to The United Fund. If your church needs a person on the United Fund Committee to come and speak, please let us know. You may contact Ann Glavan, Chad Bartz, Renee Hardy or Cathy McKinley.
Bethel homecoming scheduled for Oct. 28
Bethel United Methodist Church, Hwy. 21, Atmore, homecoming will be Oct. 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jean Spikes will be the guest speaker.
This is a special homecoming for the congregation. The old sanctuary has been restored and will be dedicated on this day. Dinner will follow the morning service. The Rev. Delsa Mock and members invites friends, relatives and former members to attend.
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.
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.
NHS Class of 1997 reunion Nov. 17
Northview High School Class of 1997 will hold its 10-year reunion Nov. 17 at Pensacola Beach. Deadline to RSVP by Oct. 19.
Contact Mandy Odom Jackson at 850-256-3239.
Chamber needs patrons of the arts
Consider this your invitation to be a Patron of the Arts. Patrons commit to spend $100 at Williams Station Day with the artists. Here's how the program works. You give the Chamber of Commerce your check for $100. On the day of the event Oct. 27, the Chamber will give you scrip in the amount of $100 which you will spend with the artists. At the close of the day, the artists bring collected scrip to the Chamber booth where it is exchanged for cash. Patrons are also invited to a fabulous party on Friday evening with great food, drink and entertainment at the home of a local Atmore artist. Call the Chamber at 368-3305.
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.
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 regarding gifted services or to make a referral, contact Suzanne Barnett, the coordinator of special education for Escambia County schools, at 251-296-0633.
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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