April 2

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2005

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.

The Forest Home Volunteer Department has received a grant through the Montgomery Public Health Office to distribute free fire alarms to homes in the community lacking working alarms. The safety drive kicks off at the &uot;Alarm-Arama&uot; scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Home V.F.D. Special safety programs are planned and the local dept. will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments. For more information, contact Mary Till at 313-3702 or Vandalyn Brantley at 346-2611.

The Lomax-Hannon Alumni Association will hold its regular busines meeting on campus Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. All former students and gradutes are invited to attend.

McKenzie QB club is sponsoring a &uot;Touch of Broadway,&uot; Saturday April 2 at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 adults, $2 K-12 with proceeds going to McKenzie Athletics. The event will be held in the auditorium at MHS.

April 3

Homecoming services at Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church will be held Sunday, April 3, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don. E. Smith of Cairo, Ga., speaking. Singing will follow in the afternoon with J.G. Whitfield and the Workmen Quartet. The church is located on County Road 45.

April 4

McKenzie Baptist Church will have revival services from April 4 to 8 at 7 p.m. Speakers for the services will be the Rev. Johnny Tucker on Monday, the Rev. Morgan Bailey on Tuesday, the Rev. Randy Sexton Wednesday, the Rev. Donnie Burns on Thursday and the Rev. Travis Johnson Friday.

April 5

The Butler County Board of Education will hold a work session on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Central Office Boardroom. The next regular meeting will be Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

The Butler County Retired Educators Association will

have its April meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at the YMCA. Jo McCall, the new district director, will be joining the meeting. Attendees are reminded to bring school supplies.

April 13

Bethel Baptist Church on McKenzie Grade Road will have a revivial on Wednesday, April 13, through Friday April 15 at 7 p.m. nightly with Bro. Walter Brewer bringing the messages and special music provided each night. Supper will be served on Friday, April 15th.

The Butler County Board of Education will offer a Substitute Teacher Training on Wednesday, April 13, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Board of Education Office. A license and fingerprinting/background check are required and can be obtained at the BOE office. Persons interested in substituting may contact Amy Bryan at 382-2665 Ext. 1213 for more information.

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 emergency cell phone drive in underway for the Save-A-Life, Give-A-Phone foundation. Phones collected are refurbished to provide emergency access to battered women shelters, elderly and those in need. The local drop-off point for used phones is Walker Business Machines on East Commerce Strret.

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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