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November 25

Thanksgiving Share & Outreach

The Father's House Church will help feed needy families on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Father's House Church located at 142 West 6th Street in Luverne as part of its Thanksgiving Share & Outreach program.

For more information or to offer your assistance call Kimberly Ivey at 335-5566.

November 26

Gospel Concert

The Dixie Echoes from Pensacola, Fla. will be in concert on at 7 p.m. on Friday at Country Cathedral located on U.S. Hwy. 84 east of Opp.

No admission will be charged, but a love offering will be received.

Also singing will be gospel in song artist Blood Brought, Derek Snellgrove and Smooth Gospel.

For more information call 334-493-7413.

November 27

Appreciation/Benefit Program

The Sweet Water Missionary Baptist Church family invites all pastors, congregation, choirs, groups and soloist to participate in an appreciation/benefit program for Sister Lena Bell Lowery Carter at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Sister Carter works diligently and unselfishly to help others. She encourages and inspires those lives she touches.

Sister Carter is a three-time cancers survivor and has never allowed this to stop her from faithfully working for the Lord and rendering services for others.

Let us show Sister Carter our love and deepest appreciation for the many expressions of love and thoughtfulness of service she gives to others.

For more information call Linda Peterson Long at 334-284-0463.

November 28

Send Off Reception

Crenshaw County Junior Miss Emily Morgan will be honored with a send off reception at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m on Sunday.

Morgan will leave Friday,

Dec. 3 to prepare for Alabama's Junior Miss Program slated for Dec. 10-11 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.

Ticket are still available by contacting Jean Sims at 335-5993.

Puppet Show

Joquin Baptist Church will host the Greenville's Antioch East Baptist Church’s Puppet Show at 6 p.m. on Nov 28 at Joquin Baptist Church.

All local Churches and their youths are invited to attend the event.

December 3

Holiday Open House

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual downtown customer appreciation holiday open house from 5 p.m. until

8 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Many Luverne merchants will be participating offering savings and goodies.

Please turn out to support the local merchants and keep your tax dollars in Crenshaw County this Christmas season.

Happy Holidays!

Basic Trauma Life Support class

The Continuing Education Program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is offering a Basic Trauma Life Support Provider Course from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on

Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 in the EMS classroom on the Andalusia Campus.

For more information, contact Wayne Godwin at

881-2210 or e-mail him at wgodwin@lbwcc.edu.

December 4

Christmas Parade

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4.

The parade will lineup at the old armory building at10:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in having an entry in the parade contact Sherri Richburg at 335-2253.

All businesses, schools and civic organizations are encouraged to participate.

There is no entry fee to participate, but the Chamber does ask that each entry donate a toy for the toy drive.

December 7

Senior Citizen Day Trip

Get into the holiday spirit and join the fun.

A senior citizen day trip to tour the historic Governor's Mansion and Capitol, both of which will be decorated for the holiday season, is scheduled for Dec. 7. The group will also dine at the Sahara Restaurant.

The highlight of the tour will be meeting Gov. Bob Riley and having a group picture taken with him on the Capitol steps.

For more information or to make your reservation call the Community Education Office at 335-3319, Ext: 154.

December 10

Bethlehem Walk

Highland Home Baptist Church is sponsoring their second annual Bethlehem Walk from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Dec. 10-12.

No admission charge.

Everyone is welcome.

Ongoing Announcements

Computer Classes

Basic computer classes will be offered at 6 p.m. starting Nov. 9 at the Crenshaw County Board of Education in Luverne.

The course lasts throughout the month of November and will meet twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be taught by Leanne Taylor.

For more information call the community education office at 335-3319, Ext: 154.

Taekwondo Classes

Taekwondo classes will be offered by the Crenshaw County Board of Education at 9 a.m. every Saturday beginning Nov. 13. All proceeds will be donated back into the program for additional equipment.

The classes are intended for children and adults and will be taught by second-degree black belt, David Kim, who is General Affairs Manager of the SMART Plant in Luverne.

For more information call community education office at 335-3319, Ext: 154.

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.

For more information or to purchase tickets 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.

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.

Kidney Cars Program

If your car is a turkey, Thanksgiving just may be the time to stuff it for good. Save sentiment for your family dinner and donate your used car to the National Kidney Foundation of (affiliate) Kidney Cars Program. The money raised will help support programs in research, patient services, organ donation and public education.

The donation procedure is a lot simpler than cooking a meal for 25 and you might actually get something more valuable than a sink full of dishes when it's over -- a tax deduction.

All you need to do is call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) and the National Kidney Foundation will mail out a packet, complete with a self-addressed envelope in which to mail back the signed title and odometer statement. Once the completed packet is received, the Foundation will contact the donor to arrange for a free pick-up. Vehicles are sold either at auction or for parts, with 67 percent of the proceeds supporting the work of the National Kidney Foundation.

For more information or to donate your car, van, truck or boat, call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) or donate online at www.kidneycars.org

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