-April 19-

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

n Pitch, Hit and Run

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual local qualifier for the Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run starting at 4 p.m. April 19 at Beeland Park. Age divisions are 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14. The competition is open to girls and boys. Stop by the department's

office or call 382-3031 to register.

-April 20-

n Pot Luck Benefit

A pot luck benefit dinner for cancer survivor Roy Martin will be held at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Moore Academy Gym in Pine Apple. Live music and entertainment will be provided. Call Lewis or Gladys Anderson at (251) 746-2510 for more information.

-April 21-

n Fashion & Talent Extravaganza

The scholarship committee of the Co-Workers Professional Women's Club of Butler County will sponsor a fashion and talent extravaganza starting at 7 p.m. April 21 at R.L. Austin Elementary School. Admission is a $5 donation.

-April 22-

n City Track Meet

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual city track meet beginning at 10 a.m. April 22 at the old Greenville High football practice field on School Highland Road. In the event of rain, the meet will be rescheduled for April 29 at the same location. Call 382-3031 for more information.

n Spring Open House

Tammy Meadows of Marengo Plantation and Gena Smith of Spur”S” Farm would like to announce their Spring Open House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22 in Lowndesboro. Marengo will be open for free tours & Spur &#8220S” will be featuring horse & carriage, pony & hay rides & other &#8220down on the farm” activites for children & adults. Boxed Lunches will be available at Marengo for $10 with advance reservations required (deadline April 19th). There will be a $5 per person admission charge for farm activities. Both facilities will feature information on booking events. Call Tammy at 278-4442 or Gena at 278-4468.

-April 26-

n PBA Classic

The Greenville Softball Complex will host the PBA Classic for men's and women's softball April 28-29. Entry fee is $150 per team and space is limited. Trophies will be given to the first, second and third-place teams. The entry deadline is April 26. Call 382-6763 or 382-3031 for more information.

-April 29-

n Spring Garden Festival

Brantley's Garden Club will host the Fourth Annual Spring Garden Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at Brantley School. Call 527-0103 for more information.

-May 6-

n Wesley Chapel Cemetery Meeting

The Wesley Chapel Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. May 6 at the cemetery grounds. Anyone interested is invited and encouraged to attend.

-May 5-

n GHS 50-year reunion

The Greenville High School Class of 1956 is planning a 50-year reunion to be held May 5-6. Call Gene Autrey at 382-5365 or Bobby Wasden 376-2491, Carolyn Ward Golson at 227-4949 or Ella Mae Thompson Elder at 382-1459 or Valeria Skipper Stacey at 382-6848 or Evelyn Hilliard Lewis at 346-2555 for more information.

-May 5-

n Steak Dinner

Greenville's football booster club, Tiger Pride, will host a kick-off classic fundraising steak dinner at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Dunbar Center in Greenville. Troy University coach Larry Blakeney will be the guest speaker. The cost is $25 per plate, which includes steak, potato, salad, bread and dessert.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Kindergarten Registration

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church #2 Christian Academy is taking applications for 4-year-old children for our kindergarten program and school readiness program. Children's birthdates will have to be on or before Sept. 1. This is a free program. For more information, please call 563-7062.

n County Commission

The meeting time for the Butler County Commission's regularly scheduled second-Monday meetings has been changed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Workshops for each regularly scheduled meeting will still be held on the prior Thursday at 6 p.m.

n Head Start Applications

The OCAP Head Start is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 for the 2006-07 program year. The child must be 3 years old by Sept. 2, 2006. Applications will be taken 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday at the following Head Start Centers:

Greenvile - 382-8034

Luverne - 335-3909

Georgiana - 376-5331

To apply, you will need your child's birth certificate, physical or medical screening, blue shot record, proof of income, social security numbers for all family members in the household, food stamp card and medicaid card or insurance information.

n Athletic Club Meeting

The public is invited to participate at scheduled Greenville High Athletic Club meetings at 6 p.m. every other Monday in the high school cafeteria. The public is encouraged to attend and share ideas toward building a championship-level athletic department.

n 21st Century Afterschool Program

The Butler County Board of Education will be offering a 21st Century Afterschool Program for K-8th grade students Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. at W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, and at the Education and Community Center for Greenville Middle School students.

Certified teachers assist with homework and offer learning activities which are fun and educational. Tuition is $25 per month. Registration forms are available at each of the sites.

Contact Gerry Adair or Amy Bryan at 382-2665 for more information.

n School Readiness

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church #2 Christian Academy is taking applications for 6-weeks to 5-year-olds for our kindergarten program and school readiness program. Our hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family guardians and private students are accepted. For more information, please call 563-7062

n GHS Child Care

Greenville High School Child Care is accepting applications for the 3- to 4-year-old daycare program for 2006-2007 school year.

For more information, call Pat Gibson or Glinda Parmer at 382-2608 ext. 5 or 382-2665.

n Greenville Lions Club

The Greenville Lions Club meets every Monday at the Boys & Girls Club at noon.

Those interested should call 382-8000.

n Adult Education Classes

Adult education classes are now underway for those who need to obtain a GED or strengthen their educational skills. The classes are free and taught on an individualized basis. Classes meet every Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:


LBW Community College,

Greenville campus – 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Old Greenville High School - 6-8 p.m.


Georgiana High School: 6-8:30 p.m. Contact Ronald Shanks at (334) 382-6009 or LBW's Greenville campus at (334) 382-2133, ext. 3101.

n Prayer Breakfast

The Lowndes-Butler County first Wednesday prayer breakfast is held at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit.

All who are interested in praying for our community and are seeking Christian fellowship are encouraged to attend. Call Doyle Sasser at 391-0351.

n GHS Class of 1961

The GHS class of 1961 is planning a 45th reunion. If you have not received any information about this, contact Joe Haygood at (334) 382-2727 or Phyllis Armstrong at (334) 382-8239.

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