-September 30-

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 3, 2006

n Annual Skipper Reunion

The annual Skipper Birthday Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Sherling Lake. Everyone is invited. Please bring a covered dish. For more information call 382-6848 or 382-3581.

n Southern States Mule and Donkey Classic

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The Southern States Mule and Donkey Classic will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 beginning at 9 a.m. at The Covington Center Arena in Andalusia. Highlights include a mule and donkey show, arts and crafts, and the crowning of the Mule Day Queen and Court. Admission is free. Call (334) 222-1769, (334) 222-8660 or (850) 892-4053 for more information.

n Fifth Saturday Singing

Damascus Baptist Church will host a fifth Saturday night singing on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

n GHS Class of ‘92 Meeting

The 1992 class of Greenville High School will hold their 15-year class reunion meeting at Shoney's in Greenville at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2006. Please make plans to attend.

-October 1-

n Pine Flat Homecoming and Memorial Day

Pine Flat Methodist Church and Pine Flat Cemetery Association will celebrate homecoming and Decoration Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Guest speaker will be Rev. Cletice Ingram. &#8220Dinner on the ground” will follow the worship service. Please come worship and fellowship with us. Bring a basket lunch, folding chairs and folding tables.

-October 7-

n Boiled Peanuts

Providence and Mount Pisgah Volunteer Fire Departments will have jumbo boiled peanuts at the Firehouse on Saturday, Oct. 7 starting at 10 a.m. Price is $5 per quart. If you would like to pre-order, please call Chris Hilliard at 334-346-2583 during the day, and 334-346-2768 at night after 6:30 p.m.

-October 8-

n Church Homecoming

Liberty Methodist Church will observe its annual homecoming on Oct. 8. Services will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Rev. Richard Rouse, Liberty Pastor, will be the speaker.

-October 14-

n Garland VFD Trade Day

Garland VFD will host a &#8220Garland Trade Day” Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Garland Firehouse. Festivities include arts and crafts, gospel singing, door prizes, a country store filled with homemade jellies, cakes, peanut brittle and boiled peanuts and plenty of booths with vendors of all kinds.

A fish fry lunch will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Garland Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone interested in renting a booth or for additional information, call Daphne Godwin, 334-374-8353 or Jackie Stuckie, 334-374-2986.

-October 19-

n Board Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at McKenzie High School in McKenzie. The meeting will be held in the school auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

-October 21-

n Giant Garage Sale in Troy

Troy Parks & Recreation will host the largest garage sale Troy and Pike County has ever had. Over 100 booths will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at the City of Troy Community Recreation Center. Booths available at $20 each, which include an eight-foot table and two chairs. To register – or more information – call Gail Jones at 334-670-6069.

-October 25-

n Elks Meeting

The Elks of America are holding a planning meeting Oct. 25 at the Greenville Shoney's at 7 p.m. The Elks have community targeted programs to help youth with scholarships, sports sponsorships, anti drug education and scouting. We also provide community assistance with Veterans programs and helping the less fortunate with food baskets. We also provide a Youth Camp on Lake Martin near Tallassee for weekend camping. If interest can be developed among 100 men and women in the area the Elks will start a new facility in Greenville.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Casting Call for &#8220Honeydripper”

The casting call continues for the upcoming film &#8220Honeydripper” which begins filming Oct. 16 in Butler County. Everyone, particularly African-Americans, are encouraged to apply. 500 extras and 18 speaking roles will be cast. Send in a non-returnable photo, name, age, performing experience and contact info to Honneydripper Films, Inc., 100 West Commerce St., Greenville, AL 36037, or drop by the office located in the Whitney (Old First National) Bank in Greenville. Casting begins Sept. 20, so contact the office soon.

n Fall Registration Greenville P&R

Registration for the following fall leagues is taking place through Sept. 15 at the Greenville Parks and Recreation Dept. at Beeland Park office.

n Baseball registration: Mite League (6-8 years old) and Junior League (9-11 years old) Fees are $20.

Girls' Fast-Pitch Softball

n Registration: Girls 6-11 years old. Fees are $20.

Anyone interested in the above, should contact the office at 382-3031 or 382-4681.

n Disabled American Veterans seek new members

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 67 is seeking new members. The unit meets every fourth Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

The unit also has a junior program for ages newborn to age 17.

The unit won first place for community service in the 10 to 50-member category at state competition.

Unit 67 Commander is Alberta Johnson.

n Certified teachers needed

&#8220Every Child Deserves a Chance” is looking for certified teachers to assist with our tutorial program. If interested, please call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Free Tutoring Classes

&#8220Every Child Deserves A Chance” is now offering free tutoring classes in the areas of reading, English and math on Mondays and Wednnesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Greenville Housing Authority Recreation Room to students enrolled in Butler County Schools in grades K-12. For more information, please contact Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Adult Education Classes

The ADPE through the LBWCC Adult Education Consortium is offering classes for adults who did not complete their high school education or need to strengthen educational and job skills.

Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:

LBW CC – Greenville Campus – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Old Greenville High Campus (BCECC) – 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more info, contact Ronald Shanks at 382-6009 or LBWCC at 382-2133, Ext. 3101.

n Family Day Care Classes

Anyone interested in becoming a Family Day Care Provider should contact the Family Guidance Center to enroll in Introduction to Family Day Care Class. Contact FGC of Alabama at 1-800-499-6597, ext. 237 or Healthy Kids 334-382-2104 for more information.

n Community Prayer Breakfast

A community prayer breakfast is held the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. inn the Priester's Pecans dining area. Special guests share a variety of Christian topics each month. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Call 334-391-0351 for more information.

n Butler County Chess Club

The Greenville Chess Club meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Butler Baptist Associational Office, 309 South Pine Street.

Local chess players or those who would like to learn how to play are welcome.

Call Jim Griffin at 382-2513 or 382-0635 for more information.

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 Athletic Club Meeting

The public is invited to participate at scheduled Greenville High Athletic Club meetings at 6 p.m. every other 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 After School Program

The Butler County School System will offer after school programs for K-8th grade students beginning August 14. Programs are available Mondays – Fridays through 5 p.m. for $25 per month at each of the following schools: W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle, R.L. Austin, and Georgiana High (7th & 8th grades). Registration is available at the school offices, at the Education & Community Center, and at www.butlerco.k12.al.us

(community education section). Registrations must be in by Aug. 10th and after school programs begin on August 14. For more information, call Amy Bryan or Kathy Atchison at 382-5199 or Fay Stokes at 382-2665.

n GHS Child Care

Greenville High School Child Care is accepting applications for the 3- to 4-year-old daycare program for 2006-2007 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.

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