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-August 13-

n Providence UMC Homecoming and Revival

Providence United Methodist Church of Georgiana will be having Homecoming and Revival Services beginning Sunday, Aug. 13. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. Evening services will be 7 p.m. Sunday night through Wed. night with Rev. Alvin Blackburn and Rev. JW Land bringing the message each night.

Special music each evening: Sun. night, Jennifer McInvale and Lynn Nelson, Mon, night, Elaine McMillan, Tue. Night, Alvin and Linda Blackburn, Wed. night, Willie and Wanda Stinson.

n Hickory Grove Family and Friends Day

Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Georgiana, Rev. Jerome L. Milton Sr., pastor, will host a Family and Friends Day August 13, 2006. Rev. Harold Daniels, pastor of The New Beginning Full Gospel Church in Greenville will be the afternoon speaker at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

n Forest Home Homecoming/Revival

Forest Home Baptist Church will host homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow and evening services starting at 6 p.m. Revival will be held the following week, Monday through Wednesday with services starting at 6:45 p.m., the Rev. ‘Nap' Granade – speaker. There will be special music for each service and all are invited to attend.

n Old Elam Homecoming and Revival

The Annual Homecoming and Revival Services of the Old Elam Baptist Church are slated for Sunday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 18. The speaker for the Sunday 2 p.m. service will be Rev. L.L. Brown Jr., pastor of Baptist Hill Baptist Church of Lowndesboro. Evangelist for the week will be Rev. Raymond Thomas, pastor of Lily Hill Baptist Church of Prattville. Services begin each night at 7:30 p.m. Pastor John McMeans and the Old Elam Church Family invite everyone to attend.

-August 17-

n Board of Education Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Butler County Board of Education Central Office Boardroom located at 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville, AL.

The public is encouraged to attend.

-August 20-

n Mt. Pleasant Homecoming

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Georgiana, will celebrate Homecoming at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2006. Randy Tucker, former pastor, will bring the morning message. There will be no Sunday School or evening services. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Travis Johnson, interim pastor, invites everyone to come and worship during this special time.

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Cemetery Association Meeting

A meeting of the Concord Cemetery Memorial Association is set for Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Tabernacle Church. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend and bring a picnic lunch.

After lunch, everyone is invited to tour the cemetery and help in clean-up work. Wear suitable clothing and walking shoes.

Tabernacle Church is located on the Old Federal Road and can be reached from Interstate 65 via the Tyson Exit (drive over the freeway and head East if coming southbound), go down Cloverfield Road (SH 24), turn right on the Old Federal Road and in about two miles, you'll see Tabernacle Church on the right.

-August 30-

n Sweet Home Homecoming and Revival

Pastor Mark Hawkins and the Sweet Home A.M.E. Zion Church invite you to come and worship with them in their Homecoming and Revival Services, August 30 through September 3. Revival services are Wed. Thurs. and Fri. nights with Pastor Johnny Sanders Jr. Saturday night singing is 6:30 p.m. Sept.2. Homecoming service is 2 p.m. Sept. 3 with Pastor Otis Fleeton Sr. to bring God's message.

-September 23-

n Pierce Family Reunion

This year's Pierce Family Reunion will be held at the Georgiana Multi-Purpose Senior Center on Palmer Ave in Georgiana. This is like any family reunion – lots and lots of good food. Please bring your favorite dish or dishes along with information about your family line, i.e., pictures, obits, articles, marriage and death certificates so we can make copies. Please come and join us! Contact (334) 281-0478 or e-mail mtyus10044@charternet.

-Ongoing Announcements-

Computer, Cake Decorating, CPR, Smocking and More

The Butler County BOE announces its September lineup of community classes at the Butler County Education and Community Learning Center. The deadline to register is August 25. Call Kathy, Fay or Amy at 382-5199 for more info.

n Beginning Computer – Mark McClaney – $20 fee, three sessions. Tuesday nights, Sept.12,19,and 26.

n Cake Decorating – Sheila Lear – $40 fee, kit and supplies provided, four sessions, Tuesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

n CPR Certification – Ada Sue Thompson – $15 fee, two sessions, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19.

n Beginning Smocking – Marha Bertha Zorn, $25 fee, supplies provided, three sessions, Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

n Floral Design – Nancy Idland –

$20 fee, supplies provided, one session, Monday night, Sept. 18.

n Family 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

A community prayer breakfast is held the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. inn the Priester's Pecans dining area. Special guests share a variety of Christian topics each month. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Call 334-391-0351 for more information.

n Butler County Chess Club

The Greenville Chess Club meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Butler Baptist Associational Office, 309 South Pine Street.

Local chess players or those who would like to learn how to play are welcome.

Call Jim Griffin at 382-2513 or 382-0635 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.

n 21st Century After School Program

The Butler County School System will offer after school programs for K-8th grade students beginning August 14. Programs are available Mondays – Fridays through 5 p.m. for $25 per month at each of the following schools:

W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle, R.L. Austin, and Georgiana High (7th & 8th grades). Registration is available at the school offices, at the Education & Community Center, and at www.butlerco.k12.al.us

(community education section). Registrations must be in by Aug. 10th and after school programs begin on August 14. For more information, call Amy Bryan or Kathy Atchison at 382-5199 or Fay Stokes at 382-2665.

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.

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