October 23

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Pee Wee Super Bowl

Crenshaw Christian Academy will hold its Pee Wee Football Super Bowl beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the school's football field.

Teams entered to play include, Pike Liberal of Troy, Autauga Academy, Macon-East of Montgomery and Crenshaw Christian Academy.

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Trophies will be awarded to the winning team and individual honors will also be awarded.

Food and drinks will be available and door prizes will be given away.

Yard Sale

The Crenshaw County Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Historical Museum on Airport Road.

Rain or shine.

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 Saturday 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.

Disaster Relief Donation Drive

The American Red Cross Pike County Branch, Hendricks Home Center and South Alabama Electric will be sponsoring a local disaster relief donation drive for victims of Hurricane Ivan and other local disasters in the parking lot of Hendricks Home Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Red Cross volunteers and other volunteers will be in the parking lot with donation buckets. You can drive into the parking lot and drop off your donations. This local disaster relief drive is for citizens in the Pike, Crenshaw, Bullock and Butler County areas. Please drive into Hendricks and make a financial contribution to help the local disaster relief fund for the counties of Pike, Crenshaw, Bullock and Butler. Hendricks Home Center is located on South Brundidge Street about four blocks from Food World on the left.

Citizens of this four county area wishing to become a trained disaster, blood drive, health & safety, or shelter volunteer, please contact Jane Thrash at 566-0632 or beeper number 1-334-519-4133 and we will set up volunteer training in each area of your interest. You can volunteer in more than one area of interest.

Red Ribbon Week

The week of Oct. 23 through Oct. 31 is Red Ribbon Week. The theme for this year's observance is "United We Stand For A Drug Free Land."

Everyone is invited to join Crenshaw County Schools and the community celebrate a "drug free" life.

October 24

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.

October 27

Retirees Association Meeting

The October meeting of the Crenshaw County Education Retirees Association is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Meetings are held at the Luverne Public Library and begin at 10:30 a.m.

All public education retirees are invited to attend.

For more information contact President Linda H. Sexton at 537-9357 or Vice President Nora B. Hinson at 527-8631.

October 29

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.

November 9

Heart Walk Nearing

Crenshaw County is gearing up for its annual American Heart Walk. This year's Walk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 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

LBWCC Hunter Ed Course

The Alabama Hunter Education Course will be offered by the Alabama Conservation Department's Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division on the MacArthur Campus of LBW Community College November 8, 9, 10, and 11.

The course will be held in the Conference Center Building from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. each night.

This will be a four-day course.

In 1991, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation that requires all first time hunting license buyers born on or after Aug. 1, 1977 to complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing their first hunting license.

Alabama is one of 49 states that has a mandatory hunter education program.

The goal of the Hunter Education Program is to make Alabama hunters more responsible and more knowledgeable about wildlife conservation.

The Hunter Education Course is minimum of 10 hours of instruction plus a written examination.

Students will be given a written exam to be tested for certification on the last night of class.

The course includes but is not limited to firearm safety and handling, responsible hunting and hunter ethics, wildlife law, wildlife management and identification, archery, muzzleloading, first aid, survival, and game care.

There is no charge to attend this course.

There is no charge for the certification exam.

Participants must be age 10 years old or older to attend the class and receive certification.

Participants will need to bring their social security card with them on the first night of class.

For more information contact the Adult Education and Skills Training Division on the MacArthur Campus of LBW Community College at (334) 493-3573, ext. 5344 or 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


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.

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.

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