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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Area meetings
Retired employees to meet Aug. 14
The Alabama Retired State Employees' Association Atmore Chapter will meet on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at Atmore City Hall. All retirees participating in the Retirement Systems of Alabama are invited.
Prevention coalition to meet Sept. 12
The Southwest Alabama AIDS Prevention Coalition will not meet in August. The next meeting will be on Sept. 12.
For further information, contact Maureen Nichols at (251) 275-7108.
Historical society to meet Sept. 15
The Atmore Historical Society has disbanded for the summer. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 15, the third Monday of the month.
Upcoming events
Habitat to host Before Hours today
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours will be held at 7:30 a.m on Aug. 6 at Annie’s Community Cup, located at 125 North Main St.
The event will be presented by the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity executive director Alecia C. Glaize. Information about the organization’s work to provide affordable housing for those in need, as well as exploring the possibility of Atmore and Brewton working together to expand services in the area will be given. Rusty Miller of Atmore, volunteer building supervisor for the organization, will also be in attendance.
Ceremony to be held in Uriah Aug. 7
A “Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony” will be held in Uriah at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. Local veterans, along with approximately 20 to 25 WWII veterans will be honored.
For more information, call 251-362-0527.
FNB&T to hold J.J. Webb book signing
First National Bank &Trust will host a J.J. Webb Book Signing event Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the main office in downtown Atmore.
Books will be available for purchase for $23, at the book signing or you may log on to www.dorrancebookstore.com and check out the historical section.
Jean Jones “J.J.” Webb has been an Atmore resident for more than 50 years. She is a retired school teacher and administrator who has drawn upon her lifelong love of history to write her first novel.“Feet of Clay” is set in Richmond and Mobile during the 1880s. It is a family saga, historical romance, courtroom drama and a study of human behavior.
For more information, call FNB&T at 368-3148.
Summer Jam ‘08 slated for Aug. 9
Summer Jam ’08 will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Flomaton High School in the auditorium. There will be door prizes and the concession stand will be open.
The cost of the event is $2.
Featured will be Seraph, Twelve Gates and Soul Society. Bro. Jeff Howard will be the guest speaker.
ACH Auxiliary hosts book fair Aug. 13
Book fair and gift items by Imagination Books will be held Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mayson Auditorium Sponsored by the Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary.
Taste of the South looking for vendors
Taste of the South will be held Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Heritage Park in Atmore. The event is coordinated by the Leadership Atmore Class of 2004. Tickets will be $10. The $10 ticket will allow individuals to receive five “taste testing” tickets, allowing them to try some wonderful dishes.
If anyone is interested in having a vending booth at this event, contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be live entertainment provided by local talents.
Hospital Auxiliary to host jewelry sale
Coming!! Masquerade Jewelry. Experience the $5 frenzy, Oct. 16-18. ACH will no longer be using Phantasia. Please support the ACH Auxiliary.
Church news
J.D. Singers to hold celebration Aug. 8
The J. D. Gospel Singers of Uriah will be celebrating their anniversary on August 8-10.
Friday night services will be held at the St. Paul Baptist Church of Uriah beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night services will be held at the Grove Hill Baptist Church of Uriah beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church of Uriah beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Pastor Joseph Dean of St. Paul Baptist Church and pastor T.L. Douglas of Grove Hill Baptist Church extends an invitation to everyone.
Calvary to host gospel singing
There will be a “Southern Heritage” gospel singing held on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Deliverance Temple, located on Hwy. 97 in Davisville.
For more information or directions, call 850-327-6698.
Greater Mt. Triumph hosts Women’s Day
Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Women’s Day program on Aug. 17.
Geraldine White Lett will be the 11 a.m. speaker and Soprano Indra Thomas will be the 3 p.m. speaker.
Williams will be honored Oct. 6-12
Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church will begin celebrating their 32nd Year Pastor Anniversary Services for Bishop Willie L. Williams, founder and pastor of the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 90 Jones Street in Atmore.
The event will be held Oct. 6-12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and climaxing Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.
Bro. Bernard L. Bryant, chairman and Elder Mona Simmons co-chairperson.
Pastor North will be honored Aug. 9
Members of the Empowerment Tabernacle COGIC and friends will be gathering together at the Walnut Hill Community Center to honor Pastor and First Lady Darryl North for an Appreciation Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 9th, 2008 at 7 p. m. All friends and family are welcome to attend. Contact Sis. Sandra Knight for ticket information at 251-368-1287.
Educational events
Learn to Read of North West Florida, a non-profit adult literacy program in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, will host an informational orientation meeting on Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Century Family Practice Building, located at 7600 Mayo St. in Century.
ACH shares how to be feet friendly
Atmore Community Hospital will host “Putting Your Best Foot Forward” at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27.
Years of pounding the pavement can be tough on your toes, heels, ankles and arches. Join podiatrist Dr. Bradford Egly to learn how to be kind to your feet.
ACH will also host “Knowledge is the key to aging wisely” Sept. 24.
Dr. Harrison Moore will present “Medicine Working for You.”
Programs are held in the hospital’s Mayson Auditorium. Light refreshments are provided at 8:30 a.m. with seminars beginning at 9 a.m.
For more information call 850-469-7897.
Atmore Community Hospital will host “Dinner with the Doc,” focusing on joint pain causes and treatments.
Dr. William Smith, orthopedic physician, will help you “Get Back in Motion” with his presentation on the causes and treatments for joint pain at the Sept. 23 event.
The free presentation features dinner at 5:30 p.m. following by the educational program.
Because seating is limited, registration is required. The session will be held in the hospital’s Mayson Auditorium.
For reservations, call 368-6329.
Other activities
Historical society assists students
The Escambia County Historical Society established a scholarship award ($500) for second-term students at Jefferson Davis Community College to be awarded at the fall term of this year. The award will go to a student majoring in history, archaeology or botany.
Funds will be placed in an account at the college bookstore, which the recipient may draw upon for books and supplies during their tenure at JDCC.
Anyone wishing to 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.
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.
J.U. Blacksher reunion information
Please contact Inez at 234-7194 as soon as possible for more information concerning JU Blacksher’s Class of 1998 reunion.
Helping others
Helping others purchase uniforms
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore need your help to assist families in Escambia County who need help getting school uniforms for their children. The organization’s uniform closet is very low. If you have uniforms you or your children no longer need, please call 368-6023 or 251-545-9567. You may also purchase a new uniform.
Help the organization send a child to school with shirts, pants, belts, shoes, etc. The Unity House is located at 313 North Main St.
If you would like to drop off a donation, there is a drop box on the porch or call the organization and someone will pick it up.
Brewton Habitat goes green Sept. 13
Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity has scheduled a "Going Green" building blitz for Sept. 13-15. This home will be built on Lovelace Avenue in Brewton and will include innovative energy-efficient and environmentally responsible building techniques and materials. The future home of the Qualamina Drakeford family will be the 15th house built and sold by the Brewton Habitat affiliate in the last 12 years.
The mission of Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity is to be a witness of God's love by partnering with the community to provide affordable housing to those in need.
To support this upcoming building blitz by donating time, talent or resources, please call 867-0095 or e-mail habitat@brewtonhfh.org.
Ongoing events
Wawbeek VFD monthly yard sale
Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly yard sale will be held the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until. Money goes to purchase Jaws of Life. Reasonable donations accepted.
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