-February 17-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2007

n Seven Shape Founder’s Day Program

The South Alabama Seven Shape Singing Convention Center will be hosting its Founder’s Day Program at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the convention center, 10 miles east of Greenville on Highway 10. Proceeds will go to help fun heating and cooling system.

All participants may register at door; be prepared to render at least two song selections.

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Food, video and photography will be available. Monetary donations welcome if you are unable to attend. Contact 334-382-0540 for more information.

n Ricky Fitzgerald at Ga-Ana

Eight-year-old singing sensation Ricky Fitzgerald and the Lost Highway Band live at the Ga-Ana Theatre in Georgiana, 7 p.m. Saturday night, Feb. 17. Admission is $5. For more info, call 334-376-9019 or 334-382-7959.

n Red Level First AOG Singing

The Red Level First Assembly of God Church will hold its monthly singing at 7 p.m. Saturday night, Feb. 17, 2007, featuring the Good News Quartet. Refreshments will be served and Pastor Anna Weaver and her congregation extend a cordial invitation.

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 FIT Classes Begin at Greenville

Focused Industry Training (FIT) will begin classes at the old Greenville High School. The FIT classes will provide entry level job skills. Students will gain computer skills, basic education, problem solving, workplace behavior, manufacturing, job acquisition and leadership skills.

FIT graduates have gained employment at numerous businesses in Butler County. Free classes are ten weeks of compressed training.

For enrollment information, call 334.382.4994 or visit the FIT classroom at the old Greenville High School at 211 School Highlands. You may email the

instructor, Ms. Bettdonna Mack at bmack@rstc.cc.al.us.

n OCAP Head Start applications

OCAP Head Start is now accepting applications for children, ages 3 to 5 for the 2007-2008 school year. The child must be three years old by Sept. 2, 2007. Applications are being taken Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following Head Start centers: Greenville, 334-382-8034; Luverne, 334-335-3909, and Georgiana, 334-376-5331. Requirements are: birth certificate, physical or Medicaid screening, blue shot record, proof of income, Social Security numbers of all family members in household, food stamp card and Medicaid card or insurance information. Head Start is available for all children regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability or national origin. For more info, call any of the centers or the OCAP Head Start Central Office in Troy, Ala. at 334-566-1712.

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 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.

n MOPS at Southside

Moms who need a break are invited to join MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Southside Baptist Church. Meetings begin January 2007. Teaching, discussion, creative projects, and community are offered for all mothers with children from birth through kindergarten. Child care is provided. We will meet twice a month on Mondays from 9-1(optional evening meetings TBA). Registration forms may be picked up at Southside Baptist Church. Contact Erica at 382-0465 for more info.

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.

nAdult 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 334-318-3459 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.

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