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Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2005

Board of Education meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the central office. The next regular session meeting will be held

Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at the central office.

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Last Day of School!

Students in the Butler County School System's last day in school will be Wednesday, May 25

-May 26-

Old Time Farm Day meeting

For anyone interested in taking part in Old Time Farm Day who has expertise in animal husbandry and homemaking or who has an idea for the upcoming event, please attend the planning meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Pioneer Electric Cooperative's Engineering Building, 300 Herbert St.

For more information call Carey Thompson at 382-2295, Bill Campbell at 382-0045 or Eddie Branum at 382-3523.

Boys & Girls Club registration

Registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Greenville/Butler County's Summer Program will May 26-27 at the center at Beeland Park.

Cost is $100 per child and that covers the 10-week program.

There is a minute number of slots available so plan to register quickly. For more information call 382-0799.

-May 28-

Benefit Program

The Unity Club is sponsoring a benefit program for Kimberly Pate at Harrison Street Baptist Church on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Gospel Harmaires of Georgiana will be the featured group. All choirs, groups and soloists are asked to attend.

-May 29-

Church singing

The Shackleville

Baptist Church will host a special 5th Sunday singing on May 29 at 1 p.m. following a covered dish lunch at 11:30 a.m.

J.G. Whitfield and The Workmen from Pensacola, Fla., will be the special guests.

Everyone is invited to attend and bring a covered dish for the lunch.

-May 30-

Memorial Day Celebration

The Greenville Lions Club will hold a Memorial Day Celebration in Confederate Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 30.

Lots of fun and family entertainment planned.

Free to the public.

Memorial Day observance

The City of Greenville offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. If your garbage is scheduled for pickup in Monday it will be picked up Tuesday.

-June 2-4-

Hank Williams Festival

The 26th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 2-5 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana. Festival goers will save $10 by purchasing a special two-day ticket, which is available for $30, through May 31.

Thursday: Hank Williams Song Writing Contest begins at 6 p.m., and is free to everyone.

Friday: Gates open at 3 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Admission: $15. Saturday: Gates open at 8 a.m., with music beginning at 9 a.m. Admission: $25. The Hank Williams Festival is an outdoor event, sponsored by the Hank Williams Museum. There is no reserved seating. Bring your lawn chairs. No lounge chairs, coolers, food, drinks, or pets can be taken into the park. To order, or for additional information, call 334-376-2396, or log on to: www.hankmuseum.com.

-June 4-

Family reunion

Descendants of Reuben Isaac and Arrie Collins Stinson will have a family reunion on Saturday, June 4. The event will be at the Beeland Park Community Center, room 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All relatives and friends are invited and asked to bring a covered dish.

Appreciation program

An appreciation program for the Gospel Harmaires of Georgiana will be held Saturday, June 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church. All groups, choirs and soloists are invited to attend.

-June 6-

Planning Commission

The Greenville City Planning Commission will be held on Monday, June 6, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

-June 8-

Community Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive at the Greenville Depot on Wednesday, June 8. call


Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 382-3251.

This is a critical time in blood supply needs due to heavy travel and elective surgeries.

Miss Alabama Scholarship Program

The Miss Alabama Scholarship Program will be held June 8-11 at Samford University in Birmingham. For information on tickets, visit www.missalabama.com or call 205-871-6276 Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

Plan to attend and support Miss Greater Greenville 2005 Kristen Clarke.

-June 11-

Family reunion

The Skipper-Gardner-Barrington Family Reunion will be held Saturday, June 11, at Beeland Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A covered dish lunch will be served at noon. Family and friends are asked to bring old photographs and memorabilia.

-June 12-

Family reunion

Descendants of Hattie Holiday and Jim A. Lewis will held a reunion Sunday, June 12, at Sherling Lake. A covered dish meal will be served at noon. All relative and friends are invited. For more information, call 382-5349.

-June 13-

Greenville City Council

The Greenville City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2005 in the Council Chambers.

Vacation Bible School

Join Southside Baptist Church for its Serengeti Trek during Vacation Bible School June 13-17 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. VBS for Seniors will also be held. For more information, sign up in the church office or call 382-6224 for more information.

-July 2-

Celebrate America

Celebrate America will be held at Tiger Stadium on July 2. There will lots of food and fun for people of all ages.

To learn more or how you can help sponsor this event, call


Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 382-3251.

-Ongoing Announcements-

Recovery program

The sign-up period for assistance through the Alabama Forest Land Recovery Program has been set to run in May. The Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District will be accepting applications. Following Hurricane Ivan, over the next three years, direct, professional forestry advice and financial cost-share assistance will be available. Funds may be used for debris removal, replanting and other related purposes. For more information, and program details, call Alyson Ledbetter at 382-8538, ext. 3 or come by the office on the Greenville Bypass.

Advanced tickets available

An Evening with Michael Combs, best known for the song "I'm Drinking From My Saucer" to benefit the Fire Fighters Association, will be held at the Greenville High School Auditorium on Saturday, October 1. Advance tickets are available for $12.

Contact any fireman for more information.

Old cell phones needed

A emergency cell phone drive in underway for the Save-A-Life, Give-A-Phone foundation. Phones collected are refurbished to provide emergency access to battered women shelters, elderly and those in need. The local drop-off point for used phones is Walker Business Machines on East Commerce Street.

Prayer breakfast

A Christian men's prayer and networking breakfast will meet every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Just Julie's Cafe on Highway 10. For more information contact Doyle Sasser at 391-0351 or John Gentry at 346-2616.

Butler County Aglow Lighthouse of Aglow International Women’s Ministry, has recently re-established as an Aglow Neighborhood Lighthouse.

These Christian, non-denominational prayer and intercessory meetings have been changed to a new place, day and time.

For further info, please call 334.374.8163 (leave message if no answer) or email at 6strings4jesus@earthlink.net.

You may also visit our website at www.aglow.org.

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