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#039;Guns-N-Hoses#039; Softball Tournament

The Brewton Police and Fire departments will sponsor a "Guns-N-Hoses" Softball Tournament on July 3 and July 17, at O'Bannon Park in Brewton. For more information, contact Robbie at 334-867-6860 (work) or 334-867-1895 (cell).

Area poets sought

The Friendly Poets Society is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its latest poetry competition, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all worth almost $5,000. The contest is seeking poems on any subject, using any style, with a life-affirming inspirational theme. To enter, send one poem, 21 lines or less to: Lavender Augulis, Poetry Contest, 2255 N. University Parkway, Suite 15, #196, Provo, Utah 84604. Or go to www.friendlypoets .com and enter online.

Benefit singing planned

A benefit singing for Eugene Hendricks of Brantley, will be held on Friday, June 25, at County Cathedral, located on U.S. Hwy. 84 East, between Opp and Elba. Featured singers include the "Goodnews Quartet," the "Harrelson Family," "Blood Bought," "Heart's Desire" and the "Dyess Family." Hendricks has recently undergone open heart surgery, and the community would like to help him and his wife. Hendricks has played many musical instruments throughout the years, and is presently playing steel guitar with the "Dyess Family." The singing will begin at 7 p.m., and a love offering will be received for Hendricks. All proceeds will go to him. All are asked to come support Hendricks and his wife Daffie.

Dean reunion planned

There will be a reunion of the family members of Amanda Lavada (Harville) and Robert Marion Dean on Saturday, June 26th, at Dry Creek Campground beginning at 11 a.m. For additional information, call Debbie Hall at 527-3358.

Eleventh Annual Barganier Reunion

Don't' forget that the 11th Annual Barganier Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. until, at the Fort Deposit Church of Christ fellowship building. All familiy members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, and information about the family. For further information, call Nan Moorer at 227-8777.

Free HIV/AIDS update and workshop

The Alabama Department of Public Health will host a free HIV/AIDS Update and Community Awareness workshop on Tuesday, June 22, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Houston County Health Department Conference Center. Dr. Lawrence Williams of Montgomery AIDS Outreach will be the keynote speaker. Numerous educators will discuss various topics including substance abuse, domestic violence and AIDS legal issues. Also,a parent-help session called "Can We Talk" will be presented. "Can We Talk" is a nationally-recognized program designed to help parents talk openly about sex with their children. For more information, contact Delia Reynolds, RN, a 678-2800, ext. 259.

Gospel singing in Brantley

Singing at the Full Gospel Temple in Brantley June 27 at 6 p.m. featuring Becky Welch and the Gospel Sounds. Pastors are Ron and Joanna Hackathorn.

Hospice training offered

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Then Wiregrass Hospice of Troy needs you. A Volunteer Training program will be conducted on Saturday, June 26. For more information, contact Faith Aldridge at 566-2122.

Milton reunion

The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Milton will hold their annual reunion July 3 at the Milton home place 324 Milton Road, Rutledge, the home of Bobby and Becky Welch. All relatives and friends are invited. For more info, call 334-335-3519.

Annual homecoming and revival at Patsburg Baptist Church

Patsburg Baptist Church will observe their annual homecoming on celebration on Sunday, June 27, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m., and church services at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall at noon. The Brantley Baptist Quartet will be bringing special music in the afternoon. Revival services will be held June 28-July 2, beginning at 7:30 nightly with the Rev. Donnie Burns, pastor of First Baptist Church of Luverne, bringing the message each night. Pastor Malcolm Butts and the congregation extend a welcome to the public. Vacation Bible School will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Skip to the beat…READ!

A summer program sponsored by the Luverne Public Library and the Girl Scouts of South Central Alabama will be held this summer at the Luverne Public Library during June. The program is for both boys and girls in grades 1-5. Time: 1-2 p.m. Dates: June 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, Wednesday only. Activities include reading and arts and crafts. Come join us! For more information call the library at 335-5326 or see our website at library.luverne.org.

Story hour at Luverne Public Library

A children’s story hour is held in the summer for young children ages 3-5 at the library during the last 4 weeks of June. Time: 10-11 a.m. Dates: June 24th, 29th and July 1st. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Activities include reading, games, arts and crafts, and computer games. No registration is necessary. Come join us! For more information call the library at 335-5326 or see our website at http://library.luverne.org.

Vacation Bible School to be held

Joquin Baptist Church, located on Troy Highway, will hold vacation bible school June 25-26, from 6-8 p.m., supper will be served. For further information call the church at 335-5168.

West family reunion

The annual West Family Reunion will be held in Luverne on Sunday, June 27, at the Luverne Multi-purpose Center from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Family members are urged to attend and friends are cordially invited. For further information contact Bill Waters at 484-3214.

Vacation Bible School

Mount Zion Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 11-14, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Gospel singing

A gospel singing will be held at Cameron Chapel UMC on Saturday night, June 26. The Martin Hicks Gospel Bluegrass Band will be singing. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with singing beginning at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken and given to the church, to help enlarge the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend.