January 11

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2005

Young At Heart meeting

Pastor Mike Green of South Luverne Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at Luverne United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11 during the

monthly meeting of the Young At Heart, which takes place in the Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Green will be reporting on his recent trip to Israel. The message will be preceded by a pot luck dinner.

Everyone in the community is invited.

January 16

Birthday Celebration

The daughters of Ova Killough cordially invite the friends and family of &uot;Miss&uot; Ova to an 80th Birthday Celebration in her honor.

Ova Killough’s 80th Birthday Bash will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Union Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall in Honoraville.

RSVP Angie at 382-5145.

January 17

WMUAC Quarterly Meeting

The Woman's Missionary Union of Alabama Crenshaw Baptist Association invite you to join them for

their quarterly meeting on Jan. 17 at South Luverne Baptist Church.

The guest speaker will be Rev. Neal Hughes, Pastor and Executive Director for The Community of Hope in Montgomery.

Neal and his wife, Mary, are missionaries with North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Come join us for an evening of worship. A meal will begin at 6 p.m. with the program following. A nursery will be provided.

January 20

OCAP Sign Up

OCAP will have a mass sign up for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Luverne beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the National Guard Armory.

First come, first serve.

For more information contact your local OCAP office at


January 22

Musical Concert

South Luverne Baptist Church will be sponsoring a musical concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 22 that you will not want to miss.

Travis Cottrell and his worship team will be in concert. This is the praise and worship team that performs at all of Beth Moore’s seminars. They will also lead the morning worship service on Sunday Jan. 23,2005. There will be no admission charge, however if you would like to make a donation to help with expenses, please make your check out to South Luverne Baptist Church and mail to SLBC, 887 South Glenwood Rd. Luverne 36049.

If you would like more information you may call Debra Moseley, Event Coordinator at (334) 527- 3602 or E-Mail dhmoseley@troycable.net.

February 19

Beauty Pageant

The Luverne Little Miss & Little Miss Junior High beauty pageant, sponsored by the Luverne Band Boosters, will be held Feb. 19.

Please pick up applications from the school office, Lisa's Jewelry Box, Steppin' Out or Gibson & Carden to register. Deadline is Jan. 31.

The pageant is open to all girls who attend Luverne School and are in pre-school, ages four and five and kindergarten through ninth.

March 3

FEMA Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency advised Alabama officials on Dec. 28 that it had granted the state's request to extend the registration deadline an additional 60 days. The new deadline for individual assistance is March 3, 2005.

For more information call Project Rebound located in Crenshaw County at 1-866-756-7834 or 427-8563. FEMA can be reached at 1-800-621-3362.

Ongoing Announcements

Domestic Violence Phone Drive

The Crenshaw County Domestic Violence Task Force is collecting cellular phones and accessories to distribute to clients of the Family Sunshine Center.

When fully charged, the cell phones will be capable of connecting with 911, no matter if the client has service with a provider or not and could mean the difference between life and death.

Collection sites in Crenshaw County are the Department of Human Resources, the County Health Department, the Circuit Clerk's office at the Crenshaw County Courthouse and the Luverne Housing Authority.

The Family Sunshine Center is not located in Crenshaw County, but serves several counties in the southern end of the state including Crenshaw County. It provides its clients with many services including counseling and shelter.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the center toll free at 1-800-650-6522.

Kidney Foundation Car Program

Do you have a hard time keeping your New Year's resolutions?

Here's one that doesn't involve calorie-counting or nicotine patches.

Donate your used car to

the National Kidney Foundation of Alabama Kidney Cars Program.

You'll be helping the 20 million

Americans with chronic kidney disease and the process is simple and hassle-free.

All you need to do is call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) and the National Kidney Foundation will mail

out a packet, complete with a self-addressed envelope in which to mail back the signed title and odometer statement. Once the completed packet is received, the Foundation will contact the donor to arrange for a free

pick-up. Vehicles are sold either at auction or for parts, with 67% of the proceeds supporting the work of the National Kidney Foundation.

The National Kidney Foundation of Alabama is the nation's leading voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for

transplantation. For more information or to donate your car, van, truck or boat, call 1-800-488-CARS

(2277) or donate online at www.kidneycars.org

College Classes

The following Lurleen B. Wallace Community College courses will be offered at Luverne High School beginning Jan. 5, 2005.

Human Growth and Development will meet on Monday evening and English Composition II and Calculus I will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Tuesday evening offers Art Appreciation and Legal & Social Environment of Business and Western Civilization II will be offered on Thursday evening.

In addition to these courses, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will offer Orientation to Korea & Korean Culture and Old Testament History:

Exodus as continuing education classes at Luverne High School.

Old Testament Classes

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is offering a Continuing Education class at the Luverne campus (Jr. High building) on Old Testament History: Exodus.

Classes meet weekly on Thursday nights, 6:00-7:30 p.m., beginning January 13 and ending March 3 (8 weeks).

Meeting time may be changed to afternoon, depending on consensus of students.

Nancy Petrey is the instructor.

Registration is at the first class meeting.

Cost is $40.

For more information, call Nancy Petrey at 335-6700.

Taekwondo Classes

Taekwondo classes will be offered by the Crenshaw County Board of Education at 9 a.m. every Saturday beginning Nov. 13. All proceeds will be donated back into the program for additional equipment.

The classes are intended for children and adults and will be taught by second-degree black belt, David Kim, who is General Affairs Manager of the SMART Plant in Luverne.

For more information call community education office at 335-3319, Ext: 154.

Food Program Offered

The Aging and Disabled Services, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Crenshaw County.

Meals will be made available at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the Crenshaw County Adult Dare Care, located at 4122 Quail Tower Road in Luverne.

For more information on the program contact Tommy Tomlin at 335-5522.

Monthly Prayer Breakfast

The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is held from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. on the first Monday of every month at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center in Luverne.

GED Classes

Reid State will offer the GED exam at 9 a.m. on March 12 (part 1) and at 7 p.m. on March 13 (part 2). An appointment is required.

Call or visit the Reid State GED examiner's office in Building 100 to inquire about the GED test or to complete the test application process. A valid picture ID is required for test application and testing.

Students attending classes and receiving recommendation for testing from the instructor will be allowed to take the GED examination free of charge. The current cost for GED testing is $40 for those not attending the free Adult Education/GED preparation classes.

The re-test for writing is $10 with all other re-test costs being $8 each.

The GED test is free for Adult Education students attending GED prep classes at Reid State who have approval from the GED instructor.

A photo ID with social security number and cash or money order are required for the GED exam.

You must be at least 16 years of age and withdrawn from school with parental approval and proof of withdrawal from the school to take the GED exam.

Hospice Training

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Then Wiregrass Hospice of Troy needs you.

A free volunteer training is conducted on a regular basis throughout the community.

For more information contact Faith Aldridge at 334-566-2122.

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