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Calendar of Events

By Staff
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.
Young Life hosts rummage sale
Atmore Young Life will host a rummage sale April 4-5 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 109 Ridgely Street (next to Country Charms).
The sale will help send Atmore kids to Young Life camp.
There will be something for everyone at the event.
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 will 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 worship during 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.
Barnes Boys event slated for April 12
The annual gathering of the Barnes Boys will take place at David's Catfish House at noon on April 12. The former football players of Coach Herb Barnes and former ECHS cheerleaders and students meet in Atmore every year to honor the memory of their 1940s era coach, share a meal and enjoy each other’s company.
For more information, contact Walter Welch at mrgreats@bellsouth.net
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-fifth 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.
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.
YMCA Wee-Ball begins April 14
The Atmore Area YMCA 3 to 5 year old Wee-Ball T-Ball season begins April 14. Registration is being taken at the YMCA, 501 S. Pensacola Ave in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The last day to register will be Healthy Kids Day, April 12, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is $35 per child for members with discounts for additional children in the family and $55 for non-members. Call 368-9622 for more information.
Bay Springs hosts homecoming April 20
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will have Homecoming April 20. Singing begins at 10 a.m. with Restoration and the Muscogee Boys. The message will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips. Lunch will follow after the message and there will be singing in the afternoon. Bro. Lollie and congregation welcome everyone.
Masters Men Quartet to sing April 26
Bethel United Methodist Church, located on Hwy. 21 will host The Masters Men Quartet, In Gospel concert, April 26 from 4 p.m. until 7p.m. There will be a free "rice and chicken dinner" for everyone.
Environment Day event slated April 26
Celebrate the Environment Day at Turtle Point Science Center on April 26, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call (251) 296-3401 or email turtlepoint@escambiak12.net.
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.
Day Gallery to host “Paint Happy” classes
Vikki Day’s April “Paint Happy” art class schedule
The class is $45, which includes supplies and canvas.
The Day Gallery is located at 106 Ridgeley St. in Atmore.
Historical Society to meet May 19
The next meeting of the Atmore Historical Society is May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Peavy-Webb Building in Heritage Park. President Byard Swift invites everyone to attend. Program to be announced.
Join AHS at the Magee Farm
If you are interested in traveling with the Atmore Historical Society to Magee Farm in late April or early May, please contact Sarah Hall at 368-2285 or Bonnie Bartel Latino at 368-3760. The trip will only be made if there is significant interest.
It was at Magee Farm, near Mobile, on April 29, 1865, that Confederate General Richard Taylor negotiated a cease fire with Union General E.R.S. Canby. The cease fire paved the way for the final surrender of the last remaining Confederate troops east of the Mississippi River.
Membership in the AHS is not mandatory. The trip is open to the public. A nominal fee would be charged to cover expenses only.
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.
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