Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2007
n Greenville FUMC hosts blood drive
Greenville First United Methodist Church is teaming up with LifeSouth to host a blood drive Wednesday, June 13. Look for the bloodmobile in the parking lost of the church, located at 112 Adams Street in Greenville, between the hours of noon and 7 p.m.
All donors will receive a recognition item and complimentary cholesterol screening.
Donors must be at least 17, weight 110 lbs. or more and show a photo ID. Call 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
n After Hours at Cambrian Forest
The GACOC will hold a Chamber After Hours at Cambrian Forest Apartments, hosted by Manager Charlotte Blasingame, slated for 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 14. Current and prospective Chamber members are welcome.
n Main Street Summer Supper
Greenville Main Street will host its annual Summer Supper at the Hamilton House on College Street kicking off at 7 p.m. June 14. Presentations of several community awards will be conducted, and a mini silent auction benefiting Greenville Main Street will also be held. For more info, contact Nancy Idland at 334-354-2802.
n Two Family Yard Sale
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. rain or shine at 3776 Braggs Road in Greenville, near golf course and Sherling Lake. Plenty of children’s toys, clothing, household items.
Call 334-382-3510 for more info.
n Long Creek Baptist Church Chorus
The Long Creek Baptist Church invites you to their 13th Male Chorus Anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and their Senior and Inspirational Choir Anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17. All Groups, soloists, and choirs are invited to come and worship with us in song.
n Antique Tractor Parade
Come and see great vintage Fords, Massey Fergusons, John Deeres and more at the Antique Tractor Parade at 10:30 a.m., June 16 in downtown Greenville. The tractors will roll from downtown Greenville from the courthouse to Oliver St. Presented by Old Time Farm Days of Greenville. For more info, call Carey at 382-2295; Harold at 382-8989; Reoford at 382-5828; Eddie at 382-3523 or Ron at 382-2571.
n Celebration at Lily Missionary
Lily Missionary Baptist Church of Letohatchee is honoring Elder and Mayor, the Honorable Fletcher Fountain, in his 23rd year as minister and evangelist at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 in the church sanctuary. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Contact Patricia Fleeton at 334-548-5042 for more info.
n Baskin Chapel A.M.E. Zion Men’s Day
Baskin Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Dadeville, Pastor Robert L. McCloud, is hosting a Men’s Day Program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Seminar on Health Concerns by Dr. Michael Aikens of Opelika Cardiovascular and Associates. Guest minister is Rev. Willie Wright Jr.
n Watson Reunion
Descendants of Gilbert and Nancy Proctor Watson will gather at the Georgiana Nutrition Center on Palmer Ave in Georgiana for their annual reunion on Sunday, June 17. Everyone is invited to come and bring a well-filled basket. The building will open at 10 a.m. so come early and enjoy visiting.
n Revival at Harrison Street Baptist
Get set for revival! Opening ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2007. Pastor Mark Hawkins and Sweet Home AME Zion Church will be the torch lighters. Revival runs Monday, June 18, 2007 through Friday, June 22, 2007 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Pastor Gary L. Crum of Ellwood Community Church in Selma will take us to victory!
n Optimist &uot;Respect for Law&uot; Night
The Butler County Optimist Club presents &uot;Respect for Law&uot; Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2007 at the Greenville Boys and Girls Club. Guest speaker is Circuit Judge Mack Russell. The Saint Paul Baptist Praise Team and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church P-Rest Stepping Soldiers will also perform. Door prize giveaways, refreshments and a chance to meet and greet local law enforcement officials will all be part of the evening. Questions? Call (334) 382-3202.
n Cancellation of Barganier Reunion
The Barganier Reunion will NOT be held in Fort Deposit this year. The next reunion will be held the fourth Saturday in June 2008.
n Retirement Reception at BOE
The Butler County BOE invites the citizens of the county to attend its annual retirement reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Central Office Boardroom in Greenville. Gloria Jean Kent, Rhonda Dubose, Jenny Keen, Glinda Parmer, Kathryn Bozeman, Janice Dunn, Jaura Mulins and Willie Sims will be honored.
n Holiday-Lewis Family Reunion
The descendants of Hattie Holiday and Jim A. Lewis will have a reunion Saturday, June 23 at Sherling Lake. A covered dish meal will be served at noon. All relatives and friends are invited. For more information, call 382-5349.
n Pleasant Hill #2 AME Zion Revival
Annual Revival Services at 7 p.m. nightly Wednsday June 27 through Friday, June 29 at Pleasant Hill #2 AME Zion Church in Luverne. Guest evangelist Rev. J.J. Fountain, Big Zion AME Zion Church of Letohatchee. Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m., Homecoming with guest speaker Rev. Claude A. Shuford, Mount Zion AME Zion in Montgomery.
n Sweet Home AME Zion Pastor Anniversary
Sweet Home AME Zion Church of Forest Home cordially invites you to attend their pastor anniversary, slated for 7 p.m. Saturday night, June 30, with Rev. John Taylor slated as the event speaker. A 2 p.m. gospel singing Sunday will complete the weekend’s celebration.
n Guns-N-Hoses Tourney
Guns-N-Hoses Softball Tourney is slated for Saturday June 30 at O’Bannon Park in Brewton. For more info, call Robbie at 1-251-966-6472 or cell at 251-238-4599.
n Wanted: Juneteenth participants
Vendors, groups, singers, choirs: come and join Johnnie Dee and the Boys at the Celebration of Juneteenth, African American Freedom Day on June 16th.
For more info, call Jo-Ann Tillman, at 334-376-0365.
n Dropped out of Church?
Have you dropped out of church? Interested in a simpler, less hectic form of church? Contact Marvin Hewlett, 226 N. College St. in Greenville. Call 382-3484 (home) or 382-0047 (office).
-Ongoing Announncements –
n Summer Reading Program at Library
The Greenville-Butler County Public Library’s Annual Summer Reading Program is slated for June 13 through July 21. Threes, fours and fives meet Wed. at 3 p.m. Those who have completed K-5 and 1st grade meet Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and those who have completed 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays. &uot;Get a Clue&uot; at the library this summer and enjoy stories, crafts, snacks and fun! Call 382-316 for more info.
n Volunteers needed for hospice
Only your caring, compassion and time is needed.
Applications are available at Countryside Hospice Care. Our address is: 955 three Notch Street, Andalusia, Alabama 36420, 334-222-7048. Ask for Kathi Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator. Our service area includes the following counties: Butler, Coffee, Conecuch, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia and Geneva.
n Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Distribution Schedule for coupons are June 5 and 6, 2007 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Greenville Senior Center and June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgiana Senior Center. Issuance is on a first-come, first-serve basis for eligible seniors 60 and older. For more info, call 1800-AGE-LINE or 334-244-6903.
n Hospice volunteers needed
Comfort Care Hospice is seeking volunteers to join their caring team of professionals and &uot;Make A Difference.&uot; Become a volunteer today. Contact Sonya Dix, volunteer coordinator at 334-383-9688 or stop by Colmfort Care Hospice at 501 East Commerce St, Greenville.
n Health and Wellness Classes
The Camellia Senior Center at 111 Bolling Street in Greenville is presenting a series of programs on health and wellness by Dr. Delores Victoria at 2 p.m. every other Monday afternoon. Classes began Feb. 12. Everyone is invited to be a part of these informative free classes, covering such topics as nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and weight management. Contact Mary Braden at 382-5670 for more info.
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 KBBN each Sunday on WGYV
The Kingdom Building Broadcasting Network is on the air Sundays 9 a.m. until sign-off 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.
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