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Calendars for Sale

Luverne High School band members are currently selling Community Birthday Calendars for 2005, which will be available until Oct. 11.

The cost per calendars is $5 and includes up to four listings.

For further information, contact Cathy Perdue at 335-5091.

Church Homecoming

Luverne Freewill Baptist Church announces its 39th Homecoming Service to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Deacon Ray Holmes will welcome the congregation followed by special singing. The founders of the church in 1965 and Church Administrator Evangelist, Rev. J.L. Jones will deliver the message.

A special invitation to all former members and everyone is invited to come help celebrate the churches homecoming.

Dinner will be served after the service.

Appreciation Service

Kings Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church located at 319 South Woodford Ave. in Luverne invites you to come and help celebrate its annual appreciation service of Rev. and Mrs. Edward Norfleet and family.

The service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Guest speaker will be Rev. Stephen Smith, pastor of Bethel Springs Baptist Church in Safford. Rev. Smith is a native of the Longstreet Community in Ozark.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Homecoming Celebration

The Repairers of the Breach Outreach Ministry will celebrate its fifth anniversary and homecoming at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The guest speaker will be Rev. Earl Smith of Opp.

The RBOM family invites everyone to join them in celebration of this glorious occasion.

Lunch will be served.

Art Show

The Lapine Community Center will hold an art show at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the community center.

Several local artists will be featured along with Mrs. Faye Jester of Birmingham.

For more information contact Bill Spear at 537-9269.

Revival Service

The Glenwood United Methodist Church will be having revival Oct. 17, 18, and 19 with services each night at 7:00.

Rev. Dr. Ed Glaize, senior minister of Tallassee First United Methodist Church, will bring the messages each night as well as devotionals Monday and Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m.

Rev. Bobby Weeks and the entire congregation invite you to join us in our revival services.

Fun & Safety Day

The Crenshaw County Kids and Kin will be holding its Fun and Safety Day from 1 p.m .until 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at E.L. Turner Park 93 Ballpark Road in Luverne.

This is an event for all of our Childcare Partners and their children.

The City of Luverne will be providing Lt. Billings from the police department with a squad car and safety tips. The children will be able to check out the squad car and maybe even sound the siren. Fire Chief Bill McManigle will be bringing out a fire truck for the children to explore and provide fire safety tips.

Refreshments will be served sodas, chips, cookies as well as old fashion treats such caramel apples and popcorn balls.

Kids and Kin will be providing prizes both for the Child Care Providers and the children. Please allow the children to dress up in costumes. We will be giving out prizes for cutest, scariest, and most original.

There will be both a clown and a magician at the event. The clown does balloons and face painting. The Magician is world renown who recently returned from a European Tour. He also won first prize on America's Funniest People.

The event will have games as well.

Anyone who is a grandparent, aunt, uncle or sibling that cares for a child under the age of 12 is qualified for our program. Anyone interested in information or signing up please give your Kids and Kin Child Care Partner a call at 334-371-0247. Or contact the Montgomery office at 1-800-499-6597 and ask for Monica Walker.

Bradley Family Reunion

Descendants and friends of Wiley Jefferson Bradley (1851-1940), S.E.C. Stephenson and Emma Victoria Stephens (1873-1934) are invited to attend a family reunion at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Rutledge Community Center.

The reunion is held every year on the fourth Sunday in October.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to bring a covered dish and any old family photos or memorabilia.

For more information call Earl Cosby at 335-5850.

Fall Festival

Chapel Hill Church's annual Fall Festival will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 in the church parking lot.

There will be door prizes given away, games with prizes and refreshments and food, including hot chocolate, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Local families are encouraged to attend.

Heart Walk Nearing

Crenshaw County is gearing up for its annual American Heart Walk. This year's Walk will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at E.L. Turner Park. Registration will begin at 5 p.m.

Crenshaw Community Hospital is the Presenting Sponsor for this year's event. The Company Leader/Team Captain Kickoff luncheon will be on Thursday, September 30, 2004. The kickoff will be held at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center. If you wish to form a team and attend the Luncheon as a Company Leader or Team Captain, please contact your AHA office toll free 877-870-1611.

If you are interested in becoming a Company Leader, Team Captain, or Sponsor please contact Sharon Massey at the American Heart Association office (334) 223-1705 or toll free (877) 870-1611 or by e-mail sharon.massey@heart.org

Please make plans to join us in the fight against heart disease and stroke!

Ongoing Announcements

Graydon Reunion Cancelled

The annual Graydon reunion held the third Sunday in October at the Rutledge Community Center will not be held this year.

The reunion has been postponed until next year.

For more information call Anita Graydon at 322-0350.

LBWCC offer computer classes

LBW Community College – MacArthur Campus will offer How to Use Your Personal Computer on from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. Classes will be held in the Computer Science Department, Room G-1. The class will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and end on Thursday, Nov. 23.

How to Use Your Personal Computer is a beginner course that introduces users to the world of computing and computer applications. This hands-on course will cover Windows XP, Microsoft Word 2002, and the Internet. The Windows XP portion of the course will include: getting started with Windows XP; working with Programs, Files, and Folders; and maintaining your data. Microsoft Word 2002 training will include: getting started with Word 2002; editing and proofing documents; formatting a document; working with tables; formatting pages; adding graphics; and working with graphics. The Internet portion of the training will include: getting started with the World Wide Web; navigating the Web; Searching the Web; and exploring the Web.

The cost of the course is $85.00 per participant. Participants will be charged an additional fee for

Their textbook. Anyone interested in this course should register before Oct. 12.

For more information or to register please contact Susan Dee at 493-3573, ext: 5360.

Poinsettias Sale

The Luverne Rotary Club is beginning to take orders for it's annual poinsettia sell.

The poinsettias are available in red, white and pink and cost $9 each. Plants will be available for pick up Saturday, Dec. 4.

Proceeds from the sell of the plants will benefit the Crenshaw County Department of Human Resources' Operation Santa Clause as well as other charitable causes throughout the county.

For more information, see a local Rotary member.

Jr. Miss Tickets on sale

Support Crenshaw County's 2005 Junior Miss at Alabama's Junior Miss to be held in Montgomery on Dec. 10-11.

Tickets for Friday night cost $15, Saturday afternoon $15 and Saturday night $25. A weekend pass cost $45.

To more information contact Jean Sims at 335-5993, Nancy Williams at 335-6392, Traci Sanders at 335-6151 or Neva Petrey at 335-5749 or

335-6395.

Food Program Offered

The Aging and Disabled Services, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Crenshaw County.

Meals will be made available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the Crenshaw County Adult Dare Care, located at 4122 Quail Tower Road in Luverne.

For more information on the program contact Tommy Tomlin at 335-5522.

Hospice Training

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Then Wiregrass Hospice of Troy needs you.

A free volunteer training will be conducted from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Monday, Oct. 25

For more information contact Faith Aldridge at 334-566-2122.

ACT deadline approaching

College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on October 23, 2004, the next national test date. The deadline for postmark registration is September 17. The late registration deadline is October 1 (an additional $15 fee is required for late registration). Students can get registration materials from their guidance counselor or they can register online at www.actstudent.org.

ACT scores are accepted by virtually all colleges in the nation, including all I League schools. The exam is administered in all 50 states. Students can find the closest testing location closest by searching on ACT's website.

Some students perform better on the ACT because it is based on achievement, not aptitude. The ACT exam includes four parts: English, reading, mathematics and science. It takes three hours to complete. The test fee is $28. Free sample tests are available from high school counselors and sample questions can be found on ACT's website, which also offers inexpensive practice tests.

Monthly Prayer Breakfast

The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is held from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. on the first Monday of every month at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center in Luverne.

Everyone is welcome to attend and pray for the government officials, churches, pastors, teachers and citizens of Crenshaw County.

Community Education classes

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.

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