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-Jan. 7-

n Planning Meeting

A planning meeting for the 2006 Greenville Training/Southside Class reunion will be held Jan. 7 at 411 Harrison St. in Greenville. Call 382-7524 for meeting time and other information.

n Spaghetti Dinner

Group I of the Lilies of the Field Pageant at Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will sell spaghetti dinners on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the church from noon to 3 p.m. Plates are $4 for pick-up of the dinner and $4.50 if it needs to be delivered. Call any member of Group I or the church at 382-0783 to place an order.

-Jan. 10-

n Bible Study

The Women's Ministry

of First Baptist Church of Greenville invites women of the community to participate in a Bible study written by Beth Moore entitled &#8220Believing God.” The study is broken into three classes. The 10-week study will meet from 9 a.m. Until 11 a.m. On Tuesday mornings, or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings, or Sunday evenings 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the lower auditorium. Cost of the book is $15 each. Childcare will be available on request. Call 382-5892 to register.

-Jan. 11-

n Sen. Shelby Visit

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will join the residents of Butler County for a county visit on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The county visit, which is open to the public, will take place at Greenville City Hall, located at 119 E. Commerce St. in Greenville.

-Jan. 14-

n Benefit Supper

A benefit pot luck supper will be held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Moore Academy gymnasium in Pine Apple. Live music also will be on hand. The benefit is for Jimmy and Lisa Brown. Call Lewis or Gladys Anderson at 251-746-2510 for more information.

n ASU Alumni Meeting

The Oscar E. Shambray Butler County Alabama State University

Alumni Chapter will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at The Robinson Activity Center on the corner of Commerce Street and Administrative Drive. All alumni are asked to attend. All alumni that join on or before Jan. 14 will be listed as Charter Members. Call Geraldine C. Feagin at 382-8585, Robert Greene at 376-2838, Gloria C. Warren at 382-7861, John L. Peagler at 382- 2791.

-Jan. 17-

n OCAP Accepting Applications

The Organized Community Action Program will begin accepting applications for the low income home energy assistance program from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Dunbar Recreation Center in Greenville. You must present documentation of total household income for the month of December 2005, social security numbers for all household members and a copy of your utility or gas bill. Assistance is first come, first serve. Call 382-2351 for information.

-Jan. 18-

n OCAP Accepting Applications

The Organized Community Action Program will begin accepting applications for the low income home energy assistance program from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Georgiana Community House in Georgiana. You must present documentation of total household income for the month of December 2005, social security numbers for all household members and a copy of your utility or gas bill. Assistance is first come, first serve. Call 382-2351 for information.

-Jan. 26-

n Troy SBDC Provides Free Counseling

A representative from the Small Business Development Center at Troy University will visit the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Jan. 26, to provide free counseling.

The counseling is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Call 382-3251 or 800-959-0717 to set up an appointment.

Troy University's SBDC provides the counseling services monthly at the chamber's resource center, which is maintained by the Small Business Administration. In addition, a small library of various government publications is maintained at the center. Publications will not be available for distribution; however, forms for ordering the publications will be provided.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Kindergarten Registration

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church #2 Christian Academy is taking applications for 4-year-old children for our kindergarten program and school readiness program. Children's birthdates will have to be on or before Sept. 1. This is a free program. For more information, please call 563-7062.

n County Commission

The meeting time for the Butler County Commission's regularly scheduled second-Monday meetings has been changed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Workshops for each regularly scheduled meeting will still be held on the prior Thursday at 6 p.m.

n Optimist Essay Contest

The Butler County Optimist Club is sponsoring the Optimist International Essay Contest beginning Dec. 31. The contest is open to students under age 19. The essay winner has a chance of winning a $5,000 college scholarship. The topic is &#8220I'm unique because.” The essay contest is broken into local club, district and international. Contestants must enter through the local club. Call Clara G. Hudson at 382-5533 or Gracie Perdue at 382-2722.

n Athletic Club Meeting

The public is invited to participate in the weekly scheduled Greenville High Athletic Club meetings at 6 p.m. each Monday in the high school cafeteria. The public is encouraged to attend and share ideas toward building a championship-level athletic department.

n 21st Century Afterschool Program

The Butler County Board of Education will be offering a 21st Century Afterschool Program for K-8th grade students Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. at W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, and at the Education and Community Center for Greenville Middle School students.

Certified teachers assist with homework and offer learning activities which are fun and educational. Tuition is $25 per month. Registration forms are available at each of the sites.

Classes begin Aug. 10. Contact Gerry Adair or Amy Bryan at 382-2665 for more information.

n School Readiness

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church #2 Christian Academy is taking applications for 6-weeks to 5-year-olds for our kindergarten program and school readiness program. Our hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family guardians and private students are accepted. For more information, please call 563-7062

n GHS Child Care

Greenville High School Child Care is accepting applications for the 3- to 4-year-old daycare program for 2005-2006 school year.

For more information, call Pat Gibson or Glinda Parmer at 382-2608 ext. 5 or 382-2665.

n Greenville Lions Club

The Greenville Lions Club meets every Monday at the Boys & Girls Club at noon.

Those interested should call 382-8000.

n Adult Education Classes

Adult education classes are now underway for those who need to obtain a GED or strengthen their educational skills.

The classes are free and taught on an individualized basis. Classes meet every Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:

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LBW Community College,

Greenville campus – 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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Old Greenville High School - 6-8 p.m.

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Georgiana High School: 6-8:30 p.m. Contact Ronald Shanks at (334) 382-6009 or LBW's Greenville campus at (334) 382-2133, ext. 3101.

n Prayer Breakfast

The Lowndes-Butler County first Wednesday prayer breakfast is held at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit.

All who are interested in praying for our community and are seeking Christian fellowship are encouraged to attend. Call Doyle Sasser at 391-0351.

n GHS Class of 1961

The GHS class of 1961 is planning a 45th reunion. If you have not received any information about this, contact Joe Haygood at (334) 382-2727 or Phyllis Armstrong at (334) 382-8239.

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