-February 1-

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007

n ‘Between Fences’ at library

An opening reception for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit &uot;Between Fences&uot; is slated from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library. For more information, contact the library at 382-3216.

-February 3-

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n Pre-Appreciation Banquet for Pastor Adams

A pre-appreciation banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007 for Pastor Cecilia Adams of House of Prayer Holiness Church to celebrate eight years of faithful service. The event will be at Dunbar Rec Center in Greenville with guest speaker Minister Gilda Robinson. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more info, go to www.houseofprayergreenville.org.

n ‘Grateful Heart’ in McKenzie

Southern gospel vocal group &uot;Grateful Heart&uot; of Monroeville will be featured at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb.3 at Garden Baptist Church in McKenzie. Rev. Eartis Lee invites everyone to come and be blessed. Refreshments will be served.

-February 4-

n Deacon and Deaconess Day

Deacon and Deaconess Day at New Macedonia Baptist Church in Selma is slated for 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 2007. Guest speaker is Rev. Karl Peoples, pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church with Deacon William Gunn, worship leader and Bishop C. J. Nicholson, pastor.

n Men’s and Women’s Day at Sweet Home

Rev. Mark Hawkins and the Sweet Home Family invite you to come and worship with them at their annual Men’s and Women’s Day Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Speakers will be Minister Bonette Jones from Deliverance Temple Church and Rev. Issaic Posey from Savannah Baptist Church.

-February 10-

n Concerts at Luverne AOG

Betty Jean Robinson from Melody Mountain will be in concert for two services at Luverne First Assembly of God. Service dates are 7 p.m., Saturday night, Feb. 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday, February 11. The church is located on the Glenwood Road in Luverne. Everyone is welcome!

n Ordination Ceremony for Carolyn Griffin

The Southeast Association of Ministries, in partnership with Warrior Ministries,

request the honor of your presence at an ordination ceremony for evangelist Carolyn Griffin, at 12 noon Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Call to Life Worship Center in Greenville. Rev. Jim Helms is host pastor with Elder Tommy and Dr. Cecelia Owens officiating. Reception to follow in fellowship hall,

-February 11-

n Family and Friends Day at Kelly Temple

Family and Friends Day Program is slated at Kelly Temple Holiness Church, 736 Oglesby St., Greenville, for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Speaker for the occasion is Pastor Cecilia Adams of the House of Prayer Holiness Church in Greenville.

n Vision Anniversary at BBC

The Bible Baptist Church of Georgiana invites you to join us Feb. 11 for our second year VISION ANNIVERISARY. Guest speaker will be Pastor (retired) Ray Skipper. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

in the Union Hall. We are located on Avant Road in Chapman. Lunch will be served. For more information call 383-9562, Pastor Reginald Williams.

-February 15-

n Butler BOE Meeting

The Butler Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the central office. The public is encouraged to attend.

-February 16-

n ASF Gee’s Bend in Selma

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s sold out production of Gee’s Bend will be performed in Selma at Pickard Auditorium on February 16. The production is sponsored by ArtsRevive and The Peoples Bank & Trust Company and supported by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel and the Alabama State Council of the Arts.

The play follows the life of a fictional African American woman, Sadie Pettway, and the women of Gee’s Bend who create magnificent quilts and while doing so, sing hauntingly beautiful gospel melodies.

The one Selma performance will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. in Selma’s Pickard Auditorium on Washington Street. Tickets are available in advance by phone or in person at Truax & Co. (334.874-9600) and at the Selma Dallas County Center for Commerce (334.874.7241) Ticket prices are $18, $15 and $10.

-February 17-

n GHS Alumni Game

The Greenville High School Baseball Program will be hosting an Alumni game at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Beeland Park. All GHS baseball alumni are encouraged to play and anyone interested should call Coach Brad Horn at 202-0320.

n Mardi Gras at library

Come let the good times roll as the Greenville-Butler County Public Library celebrates Mardi Gras. Stories, crafts, refreshments and more are planned for the morning. Contact 382-3216 for more info.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Black History Month Exhibit

A Black History Month Exhibit is slated for February 1-28 at Robinson’s Activity Center in Greenville. Theme: From Slavery to Freedom. The exhibit is located at 900 West Commerce St. in Greenville; open daily from 3-5 p.m. and mornings by Appt. For appointments, contact Willie M. Robinson at 1334-382-3867.

n Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp

Registration is now open for the Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp. Boys and girls age 10-19 are welcome to apply, camp is by invitation only. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to All-American Team. Camp locations include Atlanta, Ga. and 10 other cities. Summer camp also available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure on these camps, please call 704-373-0873 anytime.

n Mixonville Community Church

Why are we sick? How can we be made well? Join us on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. for proof you do not have to be sick and can be healed of most of today’s ills. Contact the pastor at 334-376-2497 for more info.

n KBBN each Sunday on WGYV

The Kingdom Building Broadcasting Network is on the air Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. on 1380 AM WGYV and on the Internet at www.warrior-ministries.org and www.wgyv.com (archives available for future listening). Ministers, psalmists, singing groups and community interest events are profiled each week. For more info, contact Deacon Daniel Robinson at 334-382-9047 or Evangelist Carolyn Griffin at 334-383-9732.

n Exchange Club Youth of the Year Applications

The Greenville Exchange Club announces its annual selection of Youth of the Year. High school seniors in the area who have met their criteria for graduation are eligible. Youth should complete entry form and submit an essay using the theme, &uot;Youth: Lighting the Fire Within.&uot; Forms and essays should be returned ASAP and no later than March 30 to a high school counselor or any member of the Exchange Club. The Youth of the Year Award honors outstanding students who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership. National winner receives $10,000 scholarship. For forms and other information, visit http://www.nationalexchangeclub.com and select ‘youth awards,’ or contact Wallace Newton at 382-2179.

n Butler County Emergency Fund Applications

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for EF & S program (supplementary emergency food and shelter) funds must contact Joann Joyner at 334-382-2351 or by mail at P.O. Box 545, Greenville, AL 36037. Deadline is January 31, 2007.

n Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets in Greenville every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Walnut Street Church of Christ.

The Church is located directly behind the Peoples Bank in uptown Greenville.

Sessions run for 12 weeks each with subsequent &uot;rollover&uot; sessions.

Come join the program and see what our new Turnaround Program can do for you.

For more information call Margaret Pierce at 382-5754.

n LBWCC and MSTC Scholarships

The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation and Douglas MacArthur State Technical College Foundation provide a variety of scholarships to deserving students. Application are available on the LBWCC website at www.lbwcc.edu. For more information, contact Lucretica Hawkins at 334-881-2248. Deadline to apply for 2007 scholarships is March 2, 2007.

n Crosswalk 2007 Game and Tame

First Baptist Church of Greenville presents noted authors, musicians and speakers Steve and Annie Chapman of Nashville for Crosswalk 2007, slated for February 2-4, 2007. Inspirational and instructional seminars for men and women will be held along with joint worship, lunch and fellowship during this three-day event. Registration fee is $25 for individuals and $35 for couples; fee covers seminars, materials and Sat. lunch. Registrations still being taken. Contact FBC at 382-5892 or by e-mail at fbcgreenville@centurytel.net for more info.

n Umpires needed

Wanted: baseball and softball umpires for Greenville P & R and high school. NO experience needed; we will train you. If interested, contact the Butler County Umpire Association at 334-417-7634 (Robert) or 334-437-2896 (Eddie). Next meeting is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, January 11 at the YMCA.

n February Community Classes

Power Point -Instructor Mark McClaney, three sessions, $15 fee, Tuesdays Feb. 13, 20, 27

Parenting and ADHD Child – Instructor, Ada Sue Thompson, 1 session, $5 fee, Monday, Feb. 19

Beginning Cake Decorating – Instructor Shelia Lear, three sessions, $40 (includes kit), Mondays, Feb. 12, 19, 26

Contact the Butler County Education and Community Learning Center for more information.

n Praying with Dimple

Dimple McInvale will lead a prayer time each Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on air at WGYV, 1380 AM. Topics include: healing the sick, casting out demons, praying for local schools, churches, nursing homes; breaking witchcraft curses, family curses; praying for lost family members, prayers to raise the dead, praying in million dollar miracle for business, church or ministry.

Pray along with Dimple and expect great miracles. Mail personal prayer requests to Dimple McInvale Ministries, P.O. Box 267, Georgiana, AL 36033. Broadcast is live on Internet at www.wgyv.com. Call prayer line at 334-376-8931.

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