Calendar of events published Sept. 19, 2013

Published 7:49 am Thursday, September 19, 2013

HOMECOMING: The annual homecoming will be held at Mt. Ida Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 22. Rev. Wesley Spivey will bring the message at 11 a.m. A meal in the fellowship hall will follow at noon.


IVY CREEK REUNION: A reunion is scheduled for Sept. 28 for anyone who attended the Ivy Creek School. The event will begin at 10 a.m., and everyone should bring a covered dish.

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KARATE: Beginning Karate classes are being held on Monday night from 6:30-7:30, at the Crenshaw County Board of Education. Cost is $40 per month. If interested, LaFreda Griffin, community education coordinator at 334-335-6519, ext. 207.


SCAM SEMINAR: The Crenshaw County Education Retirees Association’s September meeting is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  Meetings are held at the Luverne Public Library and begin at 10:30 a.m. All public education retirees are invited to attend.

Police Officer Terry Mears will present a program “Scam Awareness, Alerts and Warnings”. For further information please contact President Linda H. Sexton at 334-537-9357.


LUVERNE FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Luverne Fire Dept. is selling $2 chances on a rifle to be given away in October. Their goal is to sell 2,000 tickets and all proceeds will go toward new equipment. Please see one of the members to help them meet their goal.


BOILED PEANUTS: Honoraville Fire Department will have fresh green boiled peanuts on Friday, September 20 starting at 9 a.m. and Saturday. September 21st at the fire station beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more info call Bill 334-382-2831.



WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Brantley Baptist Church 4th Annual Women’s Conference will be held September 28, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. – noon. Speaker will be Kim Graham, with special music by Melanie Barnes.


FIFTH SUNDAY NIGHT SINGING: Patsburg Baptist Church will hold a fifth Sunday night singing, at 6 P.m.


RALLY FOR JESUS: Indian Creek Community Church will be hosting a Rally for Jesus at the Luverne ballpark on Sat., Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. There will be singing by Scott Fowler and praying for our country and the surrounding area. Come  For more info, call J.T. Gomillion at 335-3157 or Pastor James C. Phillips at 335-2557.


MUSIC NIGHT: Honoraville Senior Music Night, Fall Country Festival and Pot Luck Dinner will be held at the Honoraville Senior Center on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. Bring a friend and a dish and join in the fun. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted in or around the premises.


FALL FESTIVAL: CCA PTA will sponsor a fall festival on Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.




AUGUST: Craft Day

Monday, Aug. 19, 4 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m.


Pumpkin Painting Contest (Bring your own pumpkin.)

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m.

Halloween P.J. party (movie & popcorn)

Saturday, Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m.

Craft Day: Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

Christmas P.J. party (movie & popcorn)

Saturday, Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m.

A Visit with Santa:

Monday, Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m.


SEND GOODIES TO SAILORS AND MARINES: Navy for Moms is once again conducting a holiday project that sends gift goodie bags to sailors and Marines who are away for the Christmas holidays. This year, the gifts are going to the USS Harry Truman and the USS Boxer. Anyone interested in sending a stocking or gift bag, please call Janet Ray at the extension office at 335-6312 or 300-0738.


Volunteers needed: Comfort Care Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Luverne area. If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please contact Rebecca Butts, Volunteer Coordinator Comfort Care Hospice at 334-383-9688 or 334-391-7698


Highland Home PTA dates

September 19, 2013-Open House at 5:30 p.m.

September 19, 2013- English/Language Arts Night

October 21, 2013- Regular PTA Meeting  6 p.m. -Kindergarten Program

October 24, 2013-Fall Festival

November 14, 2013- Regular PTA Meeting at 6 p.m. -3rd Grade Program

December 19, 2013- Regular PTA Meeting at 6 P.m.. K-4 Program


Story time: Mommy & Me Story Time at the Luverne Public Library: Every Thursday from 10:30 – 11 a.m. for ages 2-5.


Cemetery donations: Donations are needed for the upkeep of the Ivy Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.  Donations can be made at First Citizens Bank in Luverne, or mailed to PO Box 187, Rutledge, AL 36071.  For more information, call (334) 335-3261. If no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.


Boy Scout donations: Any unused or unwanted camping gear in good condition can be donated to Troop 147 Boy Scouts of America, Luverne. Contact Clifton Trotter at (910) 467-5604.


Parks and Rec: The Troy Parks and Recreation men’s league basketball registration is still going on.  Those interested are encouraged to stop by the Troy Rec Center to sign their team up.  For more info, call Bart Pettus at (334) 670-6070 or (334) 672-1788.


Building fund donations: Building fund donations are being accepted in memory of Elder OB Harris at Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C location 111 Boyd St. Glenwood, AL 36034. All donations can be sent to BB&T Bank of Luverne, AL. 307 Forest Ave Luverne, AL.


Ready to work: LBW Community College offers “Ready to Work,” a free program designed to provide the entry-level skills required for employment with many Alabama businesses and industries. The program is conducted in a professional workplace environment where students receive training in WorkKeys, computer skills, workplace behavior, problem solving, manufacturing, interview skills, and more. Successful completers will receive an Alabama Certified Worker Certificate from AIDT as well as an Alabama Career Readiness Certificate.  These credentials will document your job skills and show employers what you can do. Classes are available Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at LBWCC in Luverne.  Take the first step to a better future by calling (334) 335-2187 to learn more.


Biblical classes: Classical Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek classes can be made available for local pastors and Christian ministers by calling Archbishop Michael B. Simmons, Ph.D., at 335-5707.

Biblical Aramaic is another possibility for those who have already studied at least one year of Classical Hebrew. Most of the Old Testament was written in Classical Hebrew, with the exception of parts of books (i.e., Daniel), which were written in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke. The books of the New Testament were written in Hellenistic Greek.

A fee is required for each class, and all Christian pastors and lay-workers will receive a discount. The classes are open to people from any Church tradition or denomination and are not restricted to ordained ministers, so laypersons can enroll.

They would especially benefit anyone who has already studied one of the biblical languages and would like to take a “refresher” course. For further information, call Archbishop  Simmons at the number above.


Free Adult Education Classes are offered at the LBW Community College – Luverne Center.  These classes provide a second opportunity for adult learners to improve their academic and life skills.  Learning opportunities include GED preparation classes, basic skills classes for reading and math, and literacy instruction for adults learning to read.

Instruction is based on individual student needs and may range from one-on-one tutoring.

to group instruction.  Computer-based and distance education instructional programs are offered as well as day and evening classes.   Eligible participants must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under Alabama Law.

These FREE classes are available on: Monday –Wednesday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, please call the Luverne Center at (334) 335-2187.


English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also available at the Center through the college’s Adult Education Program.

These FREE classes are available on:

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information about ESL classes, please call the Luverne Center at (334) 335-2187.


Crenshaw County Domestic Violence Hotline: Call for help – 1-800-650-6522.


Piece ‘N Patch Quilt Guild: You are invited to attend a meeting with no obligation to join on any third Tuesday night at 6 p.m.  For more info, contact president Elaine Bozeman at 335-6667.  The Guild does not make or quilt quilts for sale to others.  The guild is solely for the education and enrichment of its members.


Ready to work classes at LBWCC: Free adult education classes beginning soon at LBWCC-Luverne campus.  For more info, call 335-2187.






Mount Zion (Old Lodge) Cemetery Organization seeks donations to assist with the upkeep of the grounds and restoration of the building.  Donations can be mailed to: Charles Gillion, Treasurer, 1017 Bowden Road, Honoraville, AL. 36042.   Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.


JVM Ministries Flea Market: Open the first Saturday of each month (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.) – located on Hwy. 29 South in Brantley across from the Beeline. All proceeds benefit missions projects locally and abroad.  Also accept donations (tax deductible) of clothing, household items, furniture, etc.



Darien Primitive Baptist Church will hold its regular church services every Saturday before the first Sunday of each month.



Magnolia Baptist Church is in need of donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations can be made at First Citizens Bank in Highland Home or mailed to Magnolia Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 355, Highland Home, AL 36041. For more information, call 334-537-9469, if no answer leave a message.