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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Swim, tennis lesson registration July 7
Registration for the third session of swimming/tennis lessons at Tom Byrne Park Pool will be Monday, July 7 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the pool. The session will be 3 weeks long and the cost is $30.00.
For additional information call 368-8280 during pool hours.
Lead, environment board to meet July 9
Escambia County Lead and Environmental Coalition Board meeting will be held July 9 at Atmore Public Library at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited.
For more information, call Linda Stallworth at 359-5020 or 446-7021.
Scott, Johnson unite from July 11-13
The 2008 Scott/Johnson reunion will be held July 11-13.
Get acquainted from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, July 11 at the First Baptist Church in McCullough. There will be a picnic beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 at the Claude D. Kelly State Park. On Sunday, July 13, join the family for church services at First Baptist Church in McCullough beginning at 11 a.m.
All family members and friends are invited to attend.
For more information call Emma Thomas at 577-6310 or Sadie Johnson at 368-2694.
Barnes family reunion July 11-13
The extended families of Elias L. Barnes and wife Elizabeth Lee will be coming together July 11-13 for a joyous family reunion at the Bethlehem Camp Ground in Bethlehem, Florida. The campground has dorm rooms, motel rooms, swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts and most importantly air conditioning!
The weekend will consist of getting to know one another, genealogy sessions (so bring your old family photos and information), pot luck dinners, fish fry and lots of fun for young and old alike.
For more information or to reserve your room please contact Candi Meeks at 850-263-7664 or email her at meeksatwcreek@aol.com or Kathy Kersey at 850-547-3393 or email her at Kathy_Kersey@hotmail.com or Bennie Earl Barnes at 850-256-3515 or email him at ebarnes@panhandle.rr.com. If you want more info on Barnes genealogy contact Michael Barnes at barnesreunion2008@hotmail.com or 425-502-8002.
County commission to meet July 14
Please take notice that the Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2008 in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
The administrative Workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008.
Police Academy slated for July
The eighth annual Youth Police Academy will be held July 14-18 at Jefferson Davis Community College. Lodging will be at JDCC’s Lakeview Dormitory. Those interested must be ages 12-17 with an interest in law enforcement.
The cost is $175, which includes lodging, food, two academy T-shirts, graduation reception and training materials.
To enroll contact the Atmore Police Department at 368-9141.
Fiddler’s Convention to be held July 19
The 29th Atmore Rotary Fiddler’s Convention will be held on July 19 at 2 p.m. at Rachel Patterson Elementary School. The Rotary Club is looking for a few judges for the event. If you or someone else you know is interested, call Keith Castleberry at 368-2106.
Sardis Church revival begins on July 20
Sardis Baptist Church will host a revival on July 20-23. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening worship will be at 6 p.m.
Services will begin with food and fellowship in the fellowship hall each evening at 6 p.m. throughout the week and the worship service will follow at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Jerry Caylor will be the Evangelist and there will be special music.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
"Miracles" will be the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore. This year's session will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. July 21 through July 25. On Friday the 25th, there will be a Family Night celebration.
For more information call the Rev. Sandra Mayer at 368-5933.
All children are welcome.
St. Anna’s VBS to begin July 28
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, located at 100 Lynn McGhee Drive in Poarch, has scheduled Vacation Bible School (VBS) that will be held afternoons from July 28 through August 1 from noon until 4 p.m. Emphasis will be on Bible study, service music, storytelling and crafts. Carpooling to and from Atmore will be arranged if warranted. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, or for additional information, call the church office on Wednesdays or Fridays earliest at 368-8606.
Greenlawn serves as loan closet
The American Cancer Society Community Loan Closet, located at Greenlawn Home Health Care (810 East Craig Street), has supplies for cancer patients including, hats, wigs, breast prostheses, bras, blankets, port pillows and turbins. Please stop by and benefit from this free source.
JDCC to offer computer classes
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System in cooperation with Jefferson Davis Community College is offering free computer classes in the following areas;
For more information or to register, call the County Extension Office at (251) 867-7760.
NWE registration held on Saturdays
Northwest Escambia football registration will be held from 10 a.m. until noon every Saturday in July at the Ernest Ward football field.
Kelley’s Ambulance to offer classes
Kelley’s Ambulance Service will offer the following classes:
You must register at least one week in advance of the class date. There is a minimum number of students to make a class.
All classes are held at Kelley’s Ambulance Service, located at 212 N. Main St. in Atmore.
For more information, call 368-5915.
Historical society assists students
The Escambia County Historical Society has established a small scholarship award ($500) for second-term students at Jefferson Davis Community College to be first awarded at the fall term of this year. The award will go to a student majoring in history, archaeology or botany.
The funds will be placed in an account at the college bookstore on which the recipient may draw upon for books and supplies during their tenure at JDCC.
Anyone wishing make a tax-exempt donation may do so by contacting the society at 251-867-7332 or by mailing a check to ECHS Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 276, Brewton, AL 36427.
Wawbeek VFD monthly yard sale
Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly yard sale will be held the first Saturday of each month 8 a.m. until. Money goes to purchase Jaws of Life. Reasonable donations accepted.
Historical society breaks for summer
The Atmore Historical Society has disbanned for the summer. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 15, the third Monday of the month.
Train-the-Trainer slated for July 19
The FDIC in collaboration with Jefferson Davis Community College, United Bank and the Concerned Citizens of Atmore (a faith-based community group) will conduct a “Train-the-Trainer: Instruction for Financial Education” workshop on July 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This is a free seminar designed to present the basics of classroom instruction to enable and empower volunteers to deliver approximately one-hour long courses on the FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum to communities. The primary purpose is to provide the class participant with tools that may enhance their skills as a classroom instructor in teaching the Money Smart modules. The seminar on how to present the Money Smart curriculum.
Participants are encouraged to teach one or more of the Money Smart modules to community members within the next 12 months.
A certificate of completion will be provided to attendees. The session will be limited to the first 20 enrollees and a light lunch will be provided. It is important to arrive on time.
Register for the session as soon as possible and no later than July 11 by completing a registration/RSVP form and a pre-course questionnaire. Forms can be acquired via email. Those interested should email John Olsen at jolsen@fdic.gov to receive the forms. The session will be held at Jefferson Davis Community College Atmore Campus, located at 6574 Hwy. 21 North.
A local contact is Dr. Susan McBride, who can be reached at 251-809-1551.
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