Calendar of Events

Published 8:42 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2008

By Staff
Monthly support group meets today
Do you or someone you know have lupus? Join for a lupus support group meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at D.W. McMillian Memorial Hospital at 11 a.m. today.
There is no fee to attend the meeting but the knowledge you will receive is priceless.
These support groups are sponsored and conducted by Lupus Support Network. The network provides education, support and assistance to those affected by Lupus.
Printed materials are available at the meetings on lupus and other autoimmune diseases including Fibromyalgia, Scheroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens Syndrome just to name a few. Currently, Lupus Support Network has over 50 brochures on the various aspects of the disease. All are offered free of charge.
For more information please call Anna at Lupus Support Network at 800.458.8211.
Faulkner State hosts Valentine Concert
North Baldwin Community Concerts presents “A Valentine Concert” featuring The World Famous Platters, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. Tickets are $20 per person.
For more information call Jane Martin at 281-937-4426.
Friendship luncheon slated for Feb. 14
McCullough Friendship Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Best Western.
Bontrager family visit Gospel Light Church
Gospel Light Church welcomes you to enjoy an evening of inspiring music and singing with the Bontrager family at 7p.m. on Feb. 14. The church is located n the corner of Howard and N. Trammel St. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 368-3353.
Bonner staffer will visit Atmore Feb. 20
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on Feb. 20. The purpose of these visits is to meet with any constituents who may be experiencing difficulties with the federal government and who are seeking the congressman’s assistance in resolving these problems.
The representative will be available at Atmore City Hall between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and at Brewton City Hall between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
McMillan hospital calendar of events
D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital Community Health Calendar of Events
Visit the hospital’s Web site at for Hospital information and job opportunities.
New Beginning hosts February revival
Holy Ghost Revival will be held at New Beginning Church Feb. 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Tommie Thomas, Sr. Pastor.
Heims to perform at Trinity Episcopal
On Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church will present the Heim Duo in concert.
The husband and wife team will perform a program featuring various styles of music on classical guitar and flute. Bret and Annette Heim perform with the Mobile Symphony and have appeared in concert in various venues in America and in England. Trinity's concert is free and open to the public.
Please come and bring a friend.
Grant applications due Feb. 29
Each year Atmore's Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International makes available a $150 grant-in-aid to a deserving female graduating high school who plans to enter the teaching profession, or a female college student currently enrolled in a college’s school of education.
Interested applicants are asked to submit an essay titled "Why I Want to Go Into the Education Field" along with their name, parent's name, address and phone number to: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 210 E. Pine Street, Atmore, Alabama 36502
Deadline for submitting the application papers is Feb. 29.
NWE Little League holds registration
Northwest Escambia Little League baseball and softball and N.W.E. Little League baseball and softball registration will be held Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate to registration.
For more information call 327-6722 or 327-6155 after 5 p.m.
Young Life hosts annual banquet
A special invitation is extended to the community who have already purchased their tickets to attend the Atmore Young Life Fund Raising Banquet on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Atmore Community Center (YMCA). A catered dinner will be provided at no cost.
Atmore T-Ball League holds registration
The Atmore T-Ball League will hold registration from until March 1 at the Atmore Area YMCA &Community Center. Registration will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost for each child ages 5-7 is $30.
Walnut Hill softball clinic slated March 1
Girls ages 12 and under Softball Pitching Clinic will be held at NWE Ballpark in Walnut Hill, Fla. March 1 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Pre-register Feb. 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. or March 1 from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the park. The cost will be $20 per person due on the day of registration.
For more information call Jerry Mason at 251-327-6276.
Next HOF meeting slated for March 6
The Atmore Area Hall of Fame committee met Feb. 7 for the first time since inducting the 2007 class last November. Three of the committee members have resigned. Silverzee Brown, George Roberts and Byard Swift are no longer with the committee. Mavis Torence and James Barnett have been approached to fill two of those missing spots.
There are many names flooding in for the 2008 class, but committee chairman Lou Vickery said proper documentation must be provided before a name will be considered.
The next scheduled committee meeting is March 6 at 4 pm in the meeting room at the Atmore Public Library.
Health awareness day slated March 8
The J F Shields/MCTS Alumni Association is sponsoring a Community Health Awareness Day on March 8 from 8 a.m. until noon. Information will be available for law enforcement officers, high school counselors and health department nurses will be on site checking your blood pressure among other things.
For further information contact president Louise Lett Lee at
Historical society to meet March 17
The Atmore Historical Society will meet on March 17 at 6 p.m. at Heritage Park.
First Assembly hosts health, wellness fair
There will be a free Women's Health &Wellness Fair at Atmore First Assembly on May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
AseraCare Hospice seeking volunteers
Volunteer to share your time and your heart! As a friendly visitor, your presence will mean so much to special patients and their families. Become a trained AseraCare Hospice volunteer for persons with life limiting illnesses. Hold a hand, listen to life stories, read a book aloud, enjoy music together, bring your unique talents to bedside. You can make lasting memories possible.
For more information about how to join a hospice team in your area and to take advantage of our free short term training, please contact Sylvia Hands, volunteer coordinator, at 251-575-3409
Atmore Lions Club looking for members
The Atmore Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday for lunch each month at the Atmore Community Hospital. All interested in joining the club are welcome to attend.
Countryside Hospice in need of volunteers
Countryside Hospice is in need of volunteers who have spare time on their hands and who would like to help others. No medical knowledge is needed.
Call Kathi Kelley at 334-222-7048 or toll free at 1-888-567-2914 for more information.
ECHS class planning 20 year reunion
The ECHS Class of 1988 is planning a 20 year reunion. If you are a member of this class or know the address for any classmates, please contact Tammy Coker Rolin at 251-368-1246 or at
Basketball camp forms now accepted
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply.
Past participants include, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 10 foreign countries attended the 2007 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team.
Camp locations include, Gainesville, Ga., Prescott, Ariz., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Babson Park, Fla., Champaign, Ill., Glassboro, N.J., Lebanon, Tenn., Commerce, Texas and Blacksburg, Va.
There is also a summer camp available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels.
For a free brochure on the summer camps, call 704-373-0873 anytime.
Visit for more information.
Sew on track group meets weekly
The Sew On Track Quilt Group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Day Gallery, located at 106 W. Ridgeley St. in Atmore. The meetings are informal and will be lots of fun! For more information contact Zandy Briggs at 251-368-6054 or Vikki Day at 251-294-1237.
Legion Auxiliary looking for members
American Legion Auxiliary meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion building.
If anyone is interested in membership, please call 446-1403.
Continuing Education Classes at JDCC
Continuing Education Classes in Upholstery Basics are being offered at Jefferson Davis Community College.
Skills of identifying and using basic upholstery tools and operating an upholstery sewing machine are available.
The start date is Feb. 19 and the end date is March 11. Times are Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Atmore JDCC campus.
The price is $65 and the instructor is Roger Harrelson.To sign up, call 251-867-4832.
Friday Night Dances at the VFW, cost $5
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.
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