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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Hospital to host book fair tomorrow
A Book Fair will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. March 27 in the auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Discover, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, checks and cash accepted. Checks may be post dated till April 18. The book fair is sponsored by the ACH Auxiliary.
Rachel Patterson to hold registration
Rachel Patterson Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration March 28 starting at 8 a.m.
Parents are urged to come and register their children entering kindergarten this fall. Parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate, social security card and blue shot record when registering their child.
Temple Christian holding registration
Temple Christian Academy is now accepting enrollment in 4-year-old Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2008-09 school year.
Enrollment for each class will remain open until that class fills; however, registration for each class will be on a first come, first serve basis. Students enrolling for 4-year-old Kindergarten through first grade must be appropriate age to enter that grade by Sept. 1 to be admitted to that class.
If you have a child you are interested enrolling at Temple Christian Academy, you may contact the school at 368-8282, or you may drop by the school, which is located at 1707 S. Main St., across from David’s Catfish House in the building adjacent to the Atmore Baptist Temple.
NASCAR’S Martin helps Toys-For-Tots
Come see NASCAR’s Mark Martin No. 8 car at the Toys-For-Tots Benefit Dinner March 29th at 5 p.m. The Benefit will be held at PeeWee’s and Jim’s Shop on East Avenue off of Hwy. 31 West. Come and sit in the No. 8 car and take pictures. Food and Drinks for everyone. Everyone is invited and make sure you bring the kids.
All donations will go to Toys-For Tots. So tell everyone and join the fun.
Rodeo to be held March 29 at Poarch
Atmore area residents can support local and state contestants of the Alabama Junior Rodeo Association that will be held March 29 at 10 a.m. and the Alabama Wrangler Association that will be held March 30 at 9 a.m. at the Poarch Creek Arena. Events include, barrel racing, calf roping, team roping, chute dogging, bull riding, goat tying and more.
Admission for adults is $5 and children age 6 and under get in free.
For more information contact Susanne Sirmon at 251-359-3016.
Concessions will be available on site.
Canoe Methodist church to host event
Canoe UMC will have a yard sale, bake sale and barbeque March 29 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will also be selling baked goods, Boston butts and smoked chickens. All meat orders must be turned in by March 24.
Call 368-8734 or 368-8754 to place an order or for more information. Boston butts will be $20 and whole chickens will be $12. Orders for homemade pound cakes will also be taken, for $18 each. Also, they will have a drop box for any used cell phones. Chargers are not necessary.
All proceeds from these efforts will go to our building fund.
Church to host youth night on March 30
Evergreen Baptist Church will host a youth night with The Red Roots March 30 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the church’s gym.
There will be a special presentation by Rodney Williams, author of “Club Meth.”
Turkey federation starting in Atmore
National Wild Turkey Federation is starting a chapter in Atmore. The first annual meeting/banquet will be held April 4 at the Atmore Country Club starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a raffle, silent auction and door prizes.
For tickets or more information, contact Brandon James at 251-202-1405.
Wawbeek VFD yard sale April 5
The Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department will be having a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 5 at the Wawbeek Fire House, located at 392 Sardis Church Road.
All proceeds raised will be used to buy Jaws-of-Life equipment. All donations are appreciated.
Martinville Baptist homecoming April 6
Homecoming services will be held April 6 at Martinville Baptist Church located eight miles north of Atmore, just off Hwy. 21. Take Martinville Circle or Martinville Loop for about 1/8 mile and see the church on the right. Bro. Keith Langham will bring message with dinner immediately following on the grounds and afternoon singing by the Gloryland Singers and friends.
For more information, call Roy or Evie Baggett at 251-368-4505.
Poarch to host career day on April 8
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Education Department is extending an invitation to the community to attend a College Fair &Career Day scheduled for April 8 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Family Services Auditorium.
Local community colleges, vocational colleges and local four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to talk with anyone who is considering taking classes online, weekend classes, night classes and regular daytime classes. The Tribe is also requesting the attendance of representatives from graduate programs that award master’s degrees, as well as, other types of graduate degrees.
Southern Company is sending a representative to provide information about careers with Southern Company and job opportunities that are currently available.
Tribal Enterprises and non-tribal businesses are invited to attend and represent their organization to inform the public about the job opportunities with their businesses.
For more information or to reserve a table for your information, contact Billie Jo McGhee at 368-9136 ext. 2243 or bmcghee@poarchcreekindians-nsn.gov.
Church hosts Youth Day, revival services
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church invites you to come and worship in our Youth Day and Revival Services. Youth Day will be April 6 at 3 p.m. the speaker will be the Rev. Charles Jones from First Baptist Church of McCullough and Mt. Rose Baptist in Atmore and Perdue Hill.
Revival will be April 7-11 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be the Rev. Dion Culliver of New Pilgrim Baptist in River Falls.
Sawmill Pageant slated for April 12
The Century Sawmill Pageant will be held April 12 at 1 p.m. Great prizes, fun, and various categories to enter.
Call Charlyn Madison at Carver Century K-8 for details at 256-6380. Open registration will be held March 7 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., or an application can be mailed to you.
Zion Star Church hosts special service
The pastor and members of Zion Star A.M.E. Zion Church, cordially invite you to come and worship the Lord with them in their “Dedication of Church Essentials Service,” April 13 at 3:30 p.m.
The pastor is the Rev. Humphrey Shuford and the speaker will be the Rev. Claude Shuford from Montgomery.
New Life Fellowship hosts April revival
New Life Fellowship Assembly of God in Walnut Hill, Fla. will be holding revival April 13-18. Revival begins at 5 p.m. on April 13 and 7 p.m. every other night. Bro. David Tolbert will be the guest speaker.
Everyone is welcome to join the congregation and worship.
NHS to hold Renaissance Fair
Northview High School will host The Renaissance Fair on April 12, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the school, located at 4100 W Hwy. 4, Bratt, Fla.
Northview’s senior class will perform Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew twice, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. The fair will be full of thrilling activities for all ages: face painting, costume contest, sack races, obstacle course, jousting at the dreaded Barbarian pit, perhaps a trip to the daunting gallows, and other activities. Turkey legs and other scrumptious foods and drinks will be available. $5 adult's admissions fee ($2 K-5th grade; preschool is free).
The school is looking for a booth sponsor (for $30) and will sell their items. There will be a $50 prize for the best decorated booth.
Anyone interested in having a booth at the fair, contact Ms. Jernigan, Ms. Carroll, or Ms. Blackburn in the English Department at Northview High School: (850) 327-6681.
Relay for Life slated for April 26 at ECHS
Atmore’s Relay for Life will be held April 26. The theme for this year’s event is “cancer has no borders.”
Each team has chosen a country that also has Relay for Life and will incorporate that country into decorations and food.
The event will be held at Escambia County High School.
Writers Symposium slated for May 1-3
The Alabama Writers Symposium will celebrate its 11th anniversary in Monroeville May 1-3.
Scheduled events include sessions, lectures, readings, workshops, receptions, luncheons and other events.
The event will take place on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College, at the Monroeville Community House and at the Monroe County Heritage Museum.
Registration forms can be printed from the Web site, www.ascc.edu, or can be requested by calling Donna Reed at 251-575-8223. Admission to discussion is free to registered participants, but there is a charge for additional events.
Trinity Episcopal Church hosts fun day
Trinity Episcopal Church will be holding a fun-filled day of events, including an antique appraisal, silent auction and a boxed lunch sale on May 10 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Trinity's extensive Outreach Program. The big day is being conducted with a lot of help from First National Bank and Trust and also Masland Carpets, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Endowment Committee and Swift's Supply.
The public is cordially welcome.
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.
Uriah hosts art, antique show
The city of Uriah is holding an art and antique show on June 7. It will be the inaugural Southwest Alabama Antique and Art Fair to benefit the Uriah Area Development Association.
There is a $20 charge for space and each participant must donate one item for an auction. The proceeds will go for building a memorial for service men and women who gave their lives in WWII.
For more information, call Dorothy Parker at 251-377-4667.
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 trolin@frontiernet.net.
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.
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.
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 St. is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Legion Auxiliary looking for members
The 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.
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