Discarded boats help save lives

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 14, 2004

Has the wind gone out of your sails? Instead of letting your boat become a barnacle bucket, let it help save lives.

Don't pay to store your unwanted boat, donate it! The National Kidney Foundation of Alabama's Kidney Cars Program not only takes unwanted vehicles, but also boats, motorcycles and motor homes. Kidney Cars is a nationwide, year-round, fully licensed and insured program. Simply call 1-800-488-CARS and the Foundation will arrange a free pick-up for your used boat and then acknowledge your gift for possible tax deduction purposes. It may also be a convenient way to make a donation without having to come up with out-of-pocket funds. Donors must consult their tax adviser for details regarding their specific situation.

All proceeds raised by the Kidney Cars Program remain in the state where the donation was generated. With one phone call to 1-800-488-CARS your boat can become a life raft and help save Alabama residents suffering from kidney and urinary tract disease.

For more information or to donate your car, van, truck, RV or boat, call 1-800-488-CARS or donate online at www.kidney.org.

Homecoming and revival

Rock Hill Baptist Church will observe homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. The church will be in revival Monday-Wednesday, August 16-18, with services beginning at 7:30 nightly, and the Rev. Donnie Burns will be the guest speaker. Pastor Hugh Sikes Jr. invites all to attend.

Adult Education Classes

The Crenshaw County Board of Education will offer Adult Basic Education classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.

Classes meet from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at Luverne High School in the new Ag Building.

Classes are free.

Call Laura Elliot at 335-3319, ext. 154 for more information.

Community Education clases

The Crenshaw County Board of Education

will offer community education classes again this fall.

If you are interested in enrolling your child for dance, piano, clogging, gymnastics, art or any adults are interested in Korean culture/customs classes,

call Laura Elliot at 335-3319, ext. 154 for more information.

Homecoming and revival

Rock Hill Baptist Church will observe homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. The church will be in revival Monday-Wednesday, August 16-18, with services beginning at 7:30 nightly, and the Rev. Donnie Burns will be the guest speaker. Pastor Hugh Sikes Jr. invites all to attend.

LBWCC-Luverne registration

Registration for Lurleen B. Wallace Community College classes on the Luverne campus is Thursday, August 12, at Luverne High School, 5-7 p.m. Courses being offered are: English Composition I, World Literature I, Western Civilization I, Intermediate College Algebra, Pre-calculus Algebra, General Psychology, History of World Religions, and Fundamentals of Oral Communications. Adults and students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible. One Adult Continuing Education class is being offered: Genesis, Part 1 and Part 2. Class format for all courses will be either two nights per week or one night per week.

Hunters' Appreciation Day

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 3rd Annual Hunters' Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Rutledge Town Hall. Professional hunters and fishermen will provide entertainment and instruction. Area merchants and craftsmen will display outdoor gear. Limited covered booth spaces are available. There will be barbecue chicken plates, an archery range, fun and fellowship for all. For more information, phone Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce at 335-2253 or Steve at 335-3371.

LBWCC 2004 Summer Graduation

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is proud to announce its 2004 Summer Graduation on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at 7 p.m. Commencement services will be held at the Conference Center on the MacArthur Campus in Opp.

For more information, call 334-222-6591.

Public meetings

The following is a monthly schedule of regular meetings of public bodies in the Crenshaw County area. Anyone knowing of another meeting that should be added to this list is asked to call us at 335-3541.

Crenshaw County Board of Education – 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.at the Board of Education building.

Brantley Town Council – 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Glenwood Town Council – 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Crenshaw County Commission – 2nd Monday of each month at 9 a.m. and 4th Monday each month, 6 p.m.

Rutledge Town Council – 1st Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation District – 2nd Monday of each month, 8 a.m.