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October 29

Fall Festival

Chapel Hill Church's annual Fall Festival will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday 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.

October 30

Fall Festival

Calvary Baptist Church, located on County Rd. 189, will hold its Fall Festival beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Final Destination

Come experience the reality of Heaven and Hell as the Repairers of the Breach Outreach Ministry Church depicts a presentation of both during an outdoor drama.

The special event will leave you doubtless to whether Heaven or hell really exists. Crenshaw County has never seen anything so real.

The church is located three and a half miles north of Luverne on Hwy. 331.

The drama begins at dusk on Oct. 30 and 31.

Drive by or stop in.

Opp Fest

The 2004 Opp Fest Festival will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Danley Plaza.

Admission is free to the public and a variety of entertainment has been scheduled including art and heirloom sewing exhibits, tasters tables of home cooked food, children's activities, food vendors, arts and craft exhibitors, an antique car show, motorcycle show and awards and helicopter rides.

October 31

Blood Drive

The LifeSouth Blood Bank will be at the Luverne Church of God from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Trunk or Treat

Faith Walk Ministries Luverne Church of God will host a Trunk or Treat at Turner Park from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday.

If there are any other local churches that would like to join in the event, they are welcome.

For more information, call Patty Stone at 335-5352 or 335-6159.

Gospel Singing

First Assembly Church in Brantley will hold a gospel singing at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Becky and "the Gospel Sounds" will be the featured singers.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Becky and "the Gospel Sounds" will also be featured at Midway Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7.

November 6

Flea Market Under the Pines

The Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will hold a big flea market on Nov. 6.

There will be vendors setup outside under the pines and inside. Get your junk and other stuff together and join the department.

For more information call Frances Smith at 537-4746.

All proceeds go to the fire department.

November 8

WMU Extravaganza Conferences

The Woman's Missionary Union of Alabama Crenshaw Baptist Association invite you to join them for its WMU "Christ Followers" Extravaganza Conferences to be held from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

There will be conferences for WMU Directors, Mission Growth, Mission Friends, Girls In Action and Children In Action, Acteens and Youth On Mission, Women on Mission and Adults on Mission and "She walked with Jesus" emphasis book.

Come out and join us for an evening of fun, learning and fellowship.

A nursery will be provided.

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!

November 12

Monthly Singing

Calvary Baptist Church will hold it monthly singing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Guest singers will be the Wilkerson Family from Troy.

Everyone is welcome.

November 13

Jeffcoat Reunion

All descendants of Elijah L. and Ella Marzelle Jeffcoat are invited to the annual family reunion scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 13 on Happy Trails Farm on Crenshaw County Road 50.

Special activities are planned for the children such as horseback riding, mountain climbing, hayrides and much more.

Everyone is welcome. Please bring a picnic lunch.

November 15

Gospel Concert

Coldwater Congregational Church will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 featuring Willie and Rodie Longenecker.

The Longenecker's have lived in central Canada for 35 years teaching, preaching and singing.

The church is located approximately five miles east of Hwy. 29.

Everyone is invited.

November 18

Ready to learn workshop

Parents, teachers and caregivers are invited to attend a "Math is Everywhere" Workshop presented by the Greenville campus of

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

in cooperation with Alabama Public Television from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Room 19.

The workshop is a part of the Ready To Learn service provided by Alabama Public Television. Through an orientation to the Ready To Learn Learning Triangle as the foundation, participants learn to use the television as an active learning tool by extending the viewing to books and activities and other educational and web-site resources available through Alabama Public Television.

This workshop helps parents, teachers, and caregivers become involved with their children’s learning and development through viewing, doing, and reading. Participants will receive free books and other materials to help children develop math skills.

Participants will also receive information about the new Child Development Degree offered by LBW Community College.

For more information or to register contact Elizabeth Page, Child Development Instructor, at 382-2133, extension 2309 or epage@lbwcc.edu.

All participants must register by Nov. 10.

There will be no on-site registration.

The workshop is provided as a free service by LBWCC and APTV.

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

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.

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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