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Brantley Bulldogs preparing for Homecoming festivities

Brantley High is preparing for homecoming, which will be held on Oct. 22 against McKenzie.

The students are selling items to pay for their floats. The students have also voted on the homecoming court.

Homecoming Queen is Kayla Kervin, senior attendant is Destin Kilcrease, junior attendant is Cynathia Green, sophomore attendant is Cresia Mitchell and freshman attendant is Shakelia Salter.

The football sweethearts are seniors Amber Dates and Jill Smith.

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The Brantley Band is currently selling chicken dinner plates and will continue through Oct. 25.

The pickup date for the dinners is Thursday, Oct 27, which is the pep rally night prior to the Brantley/Ariton game, which is an away game and the makeup game missed because of Hurricane Ivan.

The Brantley/Luverne game date has been changed to Nov. 4 and is still a home game.

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The Beta Sigma Phi sorority is collecting items to be sent to our troops. They are asking for items that are individually wrapped such as personal items such as feminine hygiene products or travel size items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, gum, lip balm, hand sanitizer, handy wipes, disposable razors, liquid hand soap and combs.

Anything that can be carried in a backpack that is small and doesn't take up a lot of space or makes it heavy.

I am sure anything you send will be greatly appreciated. These items will be crated up and sent over seas.

Please call Hazel Dozier at 334-496-3896 and she will be glad to receive these items and get them to the proper authorities.

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The Beta Sigma Phi is also going to have a yard sale/ bake sale on beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 6 at the Dozier Medical Center.

If you have any items you would like to donate please call Dozier at 334-496-3896. The money from this event will go to many of their service projects such as the fire department.

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The MaChis Lower Creek Tribe will hold it's monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the New Brocton Farm Center.

Chief James Wright is planning the first tribal homecoming set for 9 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the senior citizens building behind the Big Little store in New Brocton. This day will be an all day affair.

Plans are also being made for two tribal festivals for next year. The first being March 11-12, 2005 and the second being Oct. 7-8, 2005. Both will be at the Nut Hut on 231 north at Pine Level between Troy and Montgomery.

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Dozier Freewill Baptist church will host their last singing for the year, which will be the church benefit singing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 starting with supper at 6 p.m.

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Please continue to collect those ring tops for the cancer patients.

Mrs. Edna Boutwell had collected four gallons of the rings the last time I spoke with her. It is wonderful to know that then community is willing to welcome people in need.

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Last week was a very busy weekend.

The MaChis Lower Creek tribe hosted a festival at the Nut Hut on 231 North in Pine Level on Saturday. The weather was comfortable and the festival went great.

Boston butts were cooked on a choo-choo train style grill and children were treated to the candy drop dance. Tribal judge David Johnson was on hand to sing and Crowdancer and Two Feathers were there along with other members of the tribe doing, who were doing their part to make the festival a success.

There were vendors from the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia.

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The Dozier Freewill Baptist church held its homecoming last Sunday.

The weather tired to get nasty, but that didn't stop the activities. The women collected the most money for the building fund so Sister Debbie Pearce and Sister Susie Byrd to throw the pies at Bro. Rockey Pearce and Buddy Byrd

Both men came outside prepared wearing shower caps and Bro. Rockey had on a large bib, which I think was a garbage bag cut in half. Sister Debbie took the first throw and Buddy ducked just as the pie left her hand. Sister Susie threw and hit Bro. Rockey in the face.

Meanwhile Sister Debbie gathered up what was left of the pie and hit Buddy in the back of the head. As Bro. Rockey said this was just all in fun and for a good cause. The money from this event is to go to the building fund.

The church would like to thank everyone who contributed.

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It was Pioneer Days at the Pike Pioneer Museum last week.

Students from Brantley Elementary took a field trip Friday and visited the museum. If you haven't been lately please try to go. It's a wonderful experience to look back at the past.

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I recently learned that Miss Lula Bell Mount suffered a stroke two months ago. She is currently in rehab in Montgomery. Her family is hoping for her to recover where she will be able to return home.

Please pray for this family.

Until next time remember let your life be a light to someone.