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Huxford to hold registration today
Huxford Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration on April 23 from 8 a.m. until noon. Parents must bring birth certificate, social security card, blue immunization record and proof of residency. Please bring your child with you for testing. Children must be 5-years-old on, or before, Sept. 2.
AHS to sponsor MaGee Farm trip
The Atmore Historical Society will sponsor a trip to MaGee Farm on April 24. They will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the Peavy-Webb Building in Heritage Park.
The cost of the day trip is $15, plus pay-as-you-go lunch. The present plan is to stop at Wintzel’s Oyster House before returning to Atmore in mid-afternoon. Membership in the AHS is desirable, but not required. If you have not already reserved a place on the trip, there may already be a waiting list. Anyone interested should respond immediately to Sarah Hall at 368-2285.
When Jacob MaGee, a Mobile banker, constructed his farm in 1848 it was a simple dwelling. The farmhouse would have probably faded into obscurity had it not been where Confederate General Richard Taylor negotiated a cease fire with Union General E.R.S. Canby on April 29, 1865. The cease fire paved the way for the final surrender of the last remaining Confederate troops east of the Mississippi River.
Mamie’s Chapel to hold benefit singing
Mamie’s Chapel will hold a benefit gospel singing April 26 beginning at 6 p.m.
This special invitation is extended to everyone to attend and enjoy this special praise service to Jesus Christ, or Savior. Refreshments will be served. Donations received will go towards the upkeep of Mamie’s Chapel and cemetery. Mamie’s Chapel is located at 72521 State Hwy 59 in Little River.
For more information contact Ray Boone at (251-862-5289), Joe Billy Roberson (862-5226), Edith Cox (862-5327), Clayton “Doll” Boone Jr. (862-5480) or Wanda Peavy (862-5447).
Library board will meet Thursday
The Atmore Public Library board will meet on April 24 at 4 p.m.
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.
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.
Relay for Life this Saturday at ECHS
Atmore’s Relay for Life will be held April 26. The theme for this year’s event is “cancer has no borders” and will be held at Escambia County High School.
Girl Scouts to host fun fashion show
The Girl Scouts in Atmore are having a fashion show, fun day and registration at Heritage Park on Main Street in Atmore on April 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Friendly Holiness to host singing
There will be a singing on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Friendly Holiness Church on Atmosphere Road in Poarch community. The Rev. Ray Ward is the pastor, the singers will be Bro. Jimmy and Sister Debbie Roberts from Chatom.
Annie Jones church to host homecoming
Annie Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Walnut Hill, Fla. will hold Homecoming services at 11 a.m. April 27. The Rev. Jean Spikes will be the speaker. Dinner will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend.
Sullivan speaks at Little Rock church
Little Rock Holiness Church will have Homecoming services, April 27. Bro. Glenn Sullivan will bring the Sunday morning message. Covered dish lunch will be at noon. The Harmonaires will sing from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information call 368-3887. The Church is located at 9310 Robinsonville Road near Sardine Bridge.
Mt. Shiloh to celebrate anniversary
Mt Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Nokomis community, invites everyone to come out and fellowship with them during Church Anniversary celebration on April 27 at 3 p.m. Ads for a souvenir book are also being sold. Prices are: whole page $75; 1/2 page $50, 1/4 page $25, 1/8 page $15 and patron (name listing) $5. Contact Jessie Fisher at 446-3041 or Shirley Brown at 368-3939 by April 20 to place your ad. Everyone is welcome.
If you have any questions, concerning this announcement, contact Shirley Brown at 580-8678.
Hospital Auxiliary to host jewelry sale
The Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary will have a jewelry sale by Phantasia’s May 1-2 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and May 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mayson Auditorium. Jewelry is $5.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Annual Mayfest scheduled for May 3
Atmore’s Mayfest will be held May 3 at Tom Byrne Park. There will be a variety of events for everyone at Mayfest.
For more information, contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 368-3305.
Nokomis F.D. to host fundraiser on May 3
Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Boston Butt Roast Fundraiser Sale on May 3. Tickets are being sold in advance or you can place an order by calling Wayne Hubbard at 368-5800, Jessie Fisher at 446-3041 or Thelma Albert at 368-8885. All orders will need to be picked up by 2 p.m. on May 3 at the fire station located at 163 James Road. The cost is $25.
For more information, call Shirley Brown at 580-8678.
Benefit program May 3 at MSMBC
A benefit program for Mr. and Mrs. Homer Brown will be held at Mt. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1851 James Road in Nokomis, at 6 p.m. on May 3 with the Rev. Dennis K. Stephens, pastor.
Reading workshop May 3 in Century
Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc., a non-profit adult literacy organization in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is conducting a workshop to train volunteer tutors to reach adults to read and write.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 am until 5 pm at Century Hospital Medical Center, 7600 Mayo Street, Century (corner of Mayo and Church Streets).
To reserve your place or for more information, contact Edna Earle Barnes at 256-0880 or 698-0300, Lise Rust at 432-4347 or e-mail info@learntoreadnwf.org. More information about Learn to Read is available on the organization’s web site, learntoreadnwf.org.
Robinsonville church celebrates 106 years
Robinsonville Baptist Church will host a homecoming, celebrating 106 years of ministry in the Atmore area, on May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Wilmer Baker will be speaking. Covered dish lunch will follow the service.
First Assembly hosts women’s fair
Make plans now to attend the Women’s Health &Wellness Fair at Atmore First Assembly, May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The morning will include free blood sugar and cholesterol testing for participants that fast. Food will be provided after the test. Also there will be free blood pressure evaluation, free nutritional assessment and immunization screening. While testing is being done, ladies can hear about healthy eating and can receive a fitness assessment.
Besides the health screening, the day will include a free lunch and a chance to hear three general sessions followed by six concurrent sessions that covers all age groups. Ladies, you might want to hear about health issues or you might want to choose topics to help your children or grandchildren.
There are four ways to register. Preregister at the church office 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday; e-mail: womenssensationalsaturday@hotmail.com; Web site: www.atmorefirstassembly.org; or you may register the day of the event. For more information, call Sharon Kessler, 850-327-4839 or Ruth Harrell, 251-296-5101.
McCullough VFD to host annual meeting
McCullough Volunteer Fire Department will holds its annual meeting May 10 for the election of officers.
Lunch will be served at noon prior to the meeting.
Trinity Episcopal 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.
ECHS class of ‘98 to host reunion
Escambia County High School Class of 1998 will hold a reunion meeting at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant) on June 1 at 5 p.m. There will be a charge of $40 per person and this will include dinner and building fee, deadline will be May 19th. All interested parties contact class president at 251-253-5858 or class member, Theresa Smith at 704-524-3295.
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