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March 17

The Butler Baptist Association will sponsor a Sunday School conference at Southside Baptist Church on Thursday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The theme of the conference will be "Developing a Sunday School of Excellence." A meal will be served followed by a speach by Rick Ellison of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Age graded breakout conferences will follow for Sunday school teachers and workers with adults, youth, children and pre-schoolers. There will also be a conference for general leaders. A nursery will be provided. There are no fees or tickets required but churches are asked to contact the Butler Baptist Association at 382-2513 prior to March 10 to register.

March 20

All family

and friends are invited to attend Olean Boswell’s 90th Birthday Dinner held at the Crenshaw County Pond on March 19, 2005.

Evangelist Jerry Trotter will be preaching at the Greenville Church of God beginning Sunday, March 20 through Friday, March 25. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekday services will be at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

A gospel meeting will be held at the County Line Church of Christ from March 20 to 23. Speakers will be John Dickinson, Jeff Grimes, Mike Barlow and Charles Sipper. Sunday services being with bible study at 10 a.m. Weekday services will be at 7:30 p.m.

March 21

Midway Baptist Church will hold their spring revival on March 21-23 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Wallace Newton will bring the message each evening and there will be special music at each service.

Everyone is invited to attend.

March 25

Assist the Butler County Jr. Miss Program and enjoy a delicious

Easter lunch

on Friday, March 25 ,while you are at it. Each Easter box lunch includes

chicken salad, yeast roll, Easter candy, bag of chips, pickles, dessert, napkin and fork and knife for only $6. Hop on over to the phone and contact Carol Harold at 383-2211 or Teresa Stevens at 382-8370

by March 18 to reserve your box lunch.

March 25 was designated as an inclement weather day for the Butler County School System.

However, due to Hurricane Ivan and the days missed following the storm, the March 25th day has been cancelled. Students must report to school on that day.

This is the last make up day for the days missed after the storm.

April 2

The Butler County Optimist Club will be selling barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, potato pies and cold drinks on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Murphy's Pool Hall on Commerce Street. Proceeds from the sale will go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

April 14

The Greenville Advocate, in conjunction with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2005.

The Greenville Advocate recently completed a total renovation of its Hickory Street offices.

Ongoing Announcements

A Christian men's prayer and networking breakfast will meet every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Jan and Julie's Cafe on Highway 10. For more information contact Doyle Sasser at 391-0351 or John Gentry at 346-2616.

A brand-new Relay For Life team, the &uot;Bunco Babes&uot;, is now pre-selling

tickets for delicious barbecue chicken plates to raise funds for the annual American Cancer Society event.The plates, which feature chicken, bread, baked beans, dessert and a drink, are only $5 each. They can be be picked at the Bunco Babes tent the night of Relay (May 6). For more information, call Jill Stallworth at 382-9597 or Jana Ealum at 376-4051.

The First Baptist Church of Georgiana is now taking names and contact numbers for those wishing to order additional copies of their new "Country Cookin'" cookbook, which is now on re-order. Copies are $10 each with the proceeds going to the church's building fund. Contact Gina Stephenson at 382-7528 to place your order.

Weight Watchers will start a new Community Workshop Program in Greenville on March 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the new YMCA. Each session is for ten weeks, with subsequent 10-week rollover sessions.

For more information call the local Weight Watchers leader, Margaret Pierce, at 382-5754.

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