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-July 15-

Welcome Baptist Homecoming

Welcome Baptist Church welcomes you to its homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15. Everyone is invited to come and worship.

Gravel Hill Homecoming

Gravel Hill Baptist Church and Pastor Donald Smith would like to invite you to the Homecoming Service and three-day revival staring Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. Lunch and special singing will follow the worship service. Michael Holcombe will preside our three-day revival starring at 7 p.m. each night.

Pastor’s 16th Anniversary at New Hope

New Hope Baptist Church welcomes all to the 16th anniversary celebration for Pastor Leroy Gandy and his First Lady, at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007. The guest speaker will be Rev. Michael Foster, pastor of Bethlem Baptist Church. Dinner will be served.

Forest Home UMC Homecoming

The Forest Home United Methodist Church will observe its homecoming at 11 a.m. July 15, 2007 with Rev. Richard Rouse presiding. Lunch will be served following the morning service. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sister Janet Jackson Lewis Ordination

Sister Janet Jackson Lewis announces the acceptance of her calling at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Scott Miller, pastor. The public is invited to join us for the ceremony and the repast to follow in the church fellowship hall.

Shackleville Baptist Church Homecoming

Shackleville Baptist Church will hold its homecoming services beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007. Revival will follow, beginning Monday, July 16 through Wed., July 18, 2007. Brother Joe Bradford will bring the message each night with services at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

Gospel Meeting – County Line COC

A gospel meeting will be held at County Line Church of Christ, Honoraville, July 15-17.

Featured speaker Kyle Butt (Apologetics Press).

Fellowship dinner at noon July 15, followed by 2:30 p.m. singing and 4 p.m. worship. Monday and Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. nightly.

-July 17-

Chapman COG Revival

The Chapman Church of God will be in revival July 17-22, 2007. Services will start at 7 p.m. Rev. Curtis Hagy and Rev. Chris Churchwell of Brother Forever will be sharing their message.

-July 18-

Health and Wellness at Hospital

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital will host its Health and Wellness Program at 2 p.m. Wed., July 18, 2007 in the hospital cafeteria.

&uot;Eat Healthy – Diabetes and Your Diet&uot; will be presented by Melissa English, CRNP. The next program will be August 15 with Dr. Shawn Patel, on &uot;Allergies: How to Manage Them.&uot;

-July 19-

Senior Circle Social

The Senior Circle of LV Stabler Hospital is holding a Watermelon Social on Thursday, July 19 in the hospital cafeteria. Contact Linda Holley at the hospital at 383-2000.

Butler County BOE Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the BOE Central Office Boardroom in Greenville. The public is invited to attend.

-July 21-

Ga-Ana presents Harlon Burton

Well-known singer and musician Harlon Burton of Dadeville will appear at the Ga-Ana at 7:30 p.m., Saturday night, July 21 in Georgiana.

Burton will perform gospel favorites and some traditional country and rousing rock-a-billy on the piano. Don’t miss this treat! Admission, $8 per person. For more info, contact 334-376-9019 or 334-382-7959.

-July 22-

Pleasant Home B.C. Homecoming

Pleasant Home Baptist Church will have homecoming services at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 22 with Pastor Burney Enzor bringing the homecoming message and a covered dish lunch to follow. Revival services Mon.-Fri. at 7 p.m. with Bro. Mickey Castleberry and special music each night. Church is located on Crenshaw County Road 77.

-July 27-

College St. COC Youth Event

College Street Church of Christ in Greenville invites the public to three nights of outstanding singing, preaching and fellowship July 27-29, 2007.

These three nights are designed to inspire youth to become productive workers in the Lord’s Church and to build lifelong relationships with Christ. Theme: Recruiting for Christ – In Need of Young and Able Bodies. For more info, call 334-383-1445 or 334-303-1018.

-July 28-

Gospel Singing at Friendship

Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church will be having a gospel singing with &uot;The Workmen&uot; as featured guests at 7 p.m. July 28. Everyone is invited! Located on County Rd. 45 (old McKenzie Grade Road).

Schofield Family Reunion

A reunion of the late Jim Schofield and Ida Morrell Schofield will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 at Beeland Park in Greenville (Room #1).

Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish. For more info, please call 346-2696.

-July 29-

Southern Comfort at Shackleville

Southern Comfort will be singing at Shackleville Baptist Church for the 5th Sunday Singing on July 29, 2007. We will have lunch and fellowship beginning at noon and the singing service begins at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

-August 10-

Jubilee Boston Butt Sale

Watermelon Jubilee Head Cook James Tillery will be preparing Boston Butts for sale beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Orders will be taken through July 20; cost is $25 per butt. Contact the YMCA at 334-382-0550 for more information.

-August 11-

Watermelon Jubilee and concert

Watermelon Jubilee returns to Greenville Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. Free watermelon slices, concessions, entertainment, arts and crafts and a new-and-improved children’s area are all on tap. Fun for all ages! Admission $3 for adults, $1 for children. Also this year, concert with Marty Raybon along with Rock Killough and Renny McNaughton Saturday night at football field. Jubilee is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission in advance only $10 for concert; $15 at gate.

For more info, call JoAnne or Diane at 334-382-0550.

Dropped out of Church?

Have you dropped out of church? Interested in a simpler, less hectic form of church? Contact Marvin Hewlett, 226 N. College St. in Greenville. Call 382-3484 (home) or 382-0047 (office).

-August 2-

Foster Parents Recognition

The John D. Murphy Memorial dinner, an annual recognition for Butler County’s foster parents and their children, is scheduled for 6 p.m. August 2, at Walnut Street Church of Christ.

-Ongoing Announcements –

GHS Class of ’77 reunion

The GHS Class of ’77 is planning a 10-year reunion. If you are interested n participating please call Annie Glenn Branum, 334-391-2438 or Olivia Idland Autrey at 334-354-2745 or e-mail us at classof97ghs@gmail.com. Let us hear from you soon!

Southside ceases taking yard sale donations

Southside Baptist Church of Greenville wishes to sincerely thank everyone in the community for their prior yard sale donations. However, the church will no longer be accepting donated items until further notice. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

‘Every Child’ seeking math teacher

&uot;Every Child Deserves a Chance&uot; Tutorial Program is seeking a math teacher form the 2007-2008 school term. Hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Reasonable salary is available. If interested, please call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

Watermelon Jubilee vendors

Vendors needed for the 25th annual Watermelon Jubilee. Anyone interested please contact Joann Matthews or Diane Burkett at the YMCA 334-382-0550 or e-mail to diane_burkett @hotmail.com

Summer Reading Program at Library

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library’s Annual Summer Reading Program is slated for June 13 through July 21. Threes, fours and fives meet Wed. at 3 p.m. Those who have completed K-5 and 1st grade meet Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and those who have completed 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays. &uot;Get a Clue&uot; at the library this summer and enjoy stories, crafts, snacks and fun! Call 382-316 for more info.

Volunteers needed for hospice

Only your caring, compassion and time is needed.

Applications are available at Countryside Hospice Care. Our address is: 955 three Notch Street, Andalusia, Alabama 36420, 334-222-7048. Ask for Kathi Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator. Our service area includes the following counties: Butler, Coffee, Conecuch, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia and Geneva.

Hospice volunteers needed

Comfort Care Hospice is seeking volunteers to join their caring team of professionals and &uot;Make A Difference.&uot; Become a volunteer today. Contact Sonya Dix, volunteer coordinator at 334-383-9688 or stop by Colmfort Care Hospice at 501 East Commerce St, Greenville.

Transplant Fund

Fund established for liver patient

A fund has been established for Ruth Smith of Greenville. Smith is on the list for a liver transplant. Anyone wishing to contribute to the &uot;Fund for Ruth Smith (or Evon)&uot; can do so at any Colonial Bank branch.

nHealth and Wellness Classes

The Camellia Senior Center at 111 Bolling Street in Greenville is presenting a series of programs on health and wellness by Dr. Delores Victoria at 2 p.m. every other Monday afternoon. Classes began Feb. 12. Everyone is invited to be a part of these informative free classes, covering such topics as nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and weight management. Contact Mary Braden at 382-5670 for more info.

n OCAP Head Start applications

OCAP Head Start is now accepting applications for children, ages 3 to 5 for the 2007-2008 school year. The child must be three years old by Sept. 2, 2007. Applications are being taken Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following Head Start centers: Greenville, 334-382-8034; Luverne, 334-335-3909, and Georgiana, 334-376-5331.

Requirements are: birth certificate, physical or Medicaid screening, blue shot record, proof of income, Social Security numbers of all family members in household, food stamp card and Medicaid card or insurance information. Head Start is available for all children regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability or national origin. For more info, call any of the centers or the OCAP Head Start Central Office in Troy, Ala. at 334-566-1712.

nMixonville Community Church

Why are we sick? How can we be made well? Join us on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. for proof you do not have to be sick and can be healed of most of today’s ills. Contact the pastor at 334-376-2497 for more info.

nKBBN each Sunday on WGYV

The Kingdom Building Broadcasting Network is on the air Sundays 9 a.m. until sign-off on 1380 AM WGYV and on the Internet at www.warrior-ministries.org and www.wgyv.com (archives available for future listening). Ministers, psalmists, singing groups and community interest events are profiled each week. For more info, contact Deacon Daniel Robinson at 334-382-9047 or Evangelist Carolyn Griffin at 334-383-9732.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets in Greenville every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Walnut Street Church of Christ.

The Church is located directly behind the Peoples Bank in uptown Greenville.

Sessions run for 12 weeks each with subsequent &uot;rollover&uot; sessions.

Come join the program and see what our new Turnaround Program can do for you.

For more information call Margaret Pierce at 382-5754.

nPraying with Dimple

Dimple McInvale will lead a prayer time each Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on air at WGYV, 1380 AM. Topics include: healing the sick, casting out demons, praying for local schools, churches, nursing homes; breaking witchcraft curses, family curses; praying for lost family members, prayers to raise the dead, praying in million dollar miracle for business, church or ministry.

Pray along with Dimple and expect great miracles. Mail personal prayer requests to Dimple McInvale Ministries, P.O. Box 267, Georgiana, AL 36033. Broadcast is live on Internet at www.wgyv.com. Call prayer line at 334-376-8931.

MOPS at Southside

Moms who need a break are invited to join MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Southside Baptist Church. Meetings begin January 2007. Teaching, discussion, creative projects, and community are offered for all mothers with children from birth through kindergarten. Childcare is provided. We will meet twice a month on Mondays from 9-1(optional evening meetings TBA). Registration forms may be picked up at Southside Baptist Church. Contact Erica at 382-0465 for more info.

Disabled American Veterans seek new members

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 67 is seeking new members. The unit meets every fourth Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

The unit also has a junior program for ages newborn to age 17.

The unit won first place for community service in the 10 to 50-member category at state competition.

Unit 67 Commander is Alberta Johnson.

nAdult Education Classes

The ADPE through the LBWCC Adult Education Consortium is offering classes for adults who did not complete their high school education or need to strengthen educational and job skills.

Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:

LBW CC – Greenville Campus – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Old Greenville High Campus (BCECC) – 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more info, contact Ronald Shanks at 382-6009 or LBWCC at 382-2133, Ext. 3101.

nFamily Day Care Classes

Anyone interested in becoming a Family Day Care Provider should contact the Family Guidance Center to enroll in Introduction to Family Day Care Class. Contact FGC of Alabama at 1-800-499-6597, ext. 237 or Healthy Kids 334-382-2104 for more information.

n Community Prayer Breakfast

The community prayer breakfast location has moved and is now held the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at Emily’s Caf\u00E9 and Gourmet Coffee in Greenville. Special guests share a variety of Christian topics each month. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Call Doyle Sasser at 334-318-3459 for more information.

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 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.

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