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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Chamber, ACH to host reception
Meet the new members of Atmore Community Hospital from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21.
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours event at the hospital's Mayson Auditorium to introduce the incoming administrator Bill Perkins and new members of the ACH Family Physicians team including Mark Ates, M.D., and Amy Kirkland, physician assistant. During the event, community members can also give their best to outgoing administrator Bob Gowing who recently accepted an administrator position with the Baptist in Pensacola.
Refreshments will be served.
County BOE will meet Thursday
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at the Brewton Central Office.
There has also been a special meeting set for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at the Brewton Central Office.
Area meetings
Historical Society will meet Aug. 26
The Escambia County Historical Society's regular meeting is at 3 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the Thomas E. McMillan Museum at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton. The program is "Show and Tell," which means people bring items of historical interest or family heirlooms. This program always brings a surprise or two. You don't have to be a member to attend.
For more information, call 251-867-7332 or 251-809-1528
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.
Educational events
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. followed 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.
ECHS Class of ‘88 planning reunion
The ECHS Class of 1988 is planning a 20 year reunion. Information has been mailed to all classmates that we could locate an address. If you are a member of the class and have not received the information, please contact Tammy Coker Rolin at 251-368-1246 or at trolin@frontiernet.net to have the information mailed or to advise of your intent to attend. If you received the information and have not responded, it's not too late to be involved. Please send your response to Tammy Rolin, 1022 S 21st Ave., Atmore, 36502 by Aug. 31. This will be a great reunion and we hope all classmates can attend!
Upcoming events
Tupperware event in Oak Grove Aug. 28
Kimberly McCullough and Judy Hall will be at the Oak Grove Community Park located at 2550 Hwy. 99 North in Oak Grove, Fla. from 10 a.m. until noon on Aug. 28, 2008 taking up old Tupperware that has been split, broken, cracked, chipped or pealing to be replaced with compatible pieces or credit.
For further information call Kim McCullough at 850-712-6588 of Judy Hall at 850-327-4409.
Taste of the South looking for vendors
Taste of the South will be held on 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.
McCullough VFD yard sale Sept. 6-7
The McCullough Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a fundraiser yard sale on Sept. 6-7 starting at 8 a.m. until. All proceeds from sale will be used solely for the benefit of the fire department. Refreshments will also be for sale. Money donations and donations of items will be greatly appreciated.
For donation information please contact Christy Smith at 251-253-1022 or Kellie Moore 251-227-2191.
Church Events
Mt. Shiloh hosts anniversary event
Mt. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to come out and fellowship with its congregation during the church’s Women and Men’s Day Anniversary celebration on Aug. 24.
The women’s program will be held during the 11 a.m. morning service and the men’s program will begin at 3 p.m.
Chairpersons are Rosie Williams, Dan Robinson and Wallace Brown.
Baysprings FGC to host singing Aug. 23
Baysprings Full Gospel Church will host a singing at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 featuring Bro. Andy Lollie and the Gospel Trio. The public and local talent is invited.
For more information call 327-4349.
Christ Temple EPC pastoral appreciation
The Christ Temple Evangelistic Pentecostal Church will hold its 27th annual Pastoral Appreciation services in honor of Elder T.L. and first lady Cynthia Smith beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 and climaxing on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008. Nightly services will start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Speakers include Apostle Reginald Stallworth, Dr. G.W.C. Richardson, Jr., Pastor Sherman Maddie and Pastor Freddie Banks.
Everyone is invited to celebrate with us on this occasion.
Ebenezer Lutheran Rally Day Aug. 24
On Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 Ebenezer Lutheran Church will celebrate its Annual Rally Day service at 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s service is “Giving God Our Best.” The scripture is: John 12:1-8. We are looking forward to having a joyous time in the Lord. You’re Church choir is invited to do an A and B selection. If it is possible, please let us know if you are planning to attend. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Lenox Baptist singing slated for Aug. 30
Lenox Baptist Church will host a Gospel Singing Aug. 30, 2008 at 6 p.m. everyone is invited including all local groups and singers. For more information please contact Pastor Houston Gill at 251-408-1398.
Trinity to host praise, worship youth service
Trinity Episcopal Church will host a Contemporary Praise &Worship Service for youth at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7. The service is open to all youth, regardless of denomination.
The Rev. H. Michael Hill, Rector at St. Cyprians Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Fla. will present the evening message. A group of youths from St. Monica’s Episcopal Church in Cantonment, Fla. will provide musical accompaniment.
Trinity Church is located in the 200 block of S. Carney at Church Street.
Hallelujah Block Party Nov. 1
Empowerment Tabernacle and Old Ship Church Community Project will host a Hallelujah Block Party from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Patterson Apartment complex on Nov. 1.
Helping others
NHS needs School Advisory volunteers
Northview High School needs volunteers for its 2008-09 School Advisory Council. This council meets four times each year after school. Any interested parents and community members call the school at 327-6681, Ext. 221 to express your interest.
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.
YLA application deadline Sept. 5
Application for Youth Leadership Atmore for the 2008-09 year are now available for high school junior interested in participating in the program. The applications are on hand at each high school office and the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Programs throughout the year start with an opening retreat at Camp Beckwith on Weeks Bay and include Law Enforcement and Justice, Resumes Interviews and Etiquette, History, Education, Government and Business and Industry. Membership in YLA is limited to approximately 20 students.
Candidates must be in their junior year of High School, be maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of higher, and have parental and school permission to participate. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office.
J.U. Blacksher reunion information
Please contact Inez at 234-7194 as soon as possible for more information concerning J.U. Blacksher’s Class of 1998 reunion.
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