-September 9-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2006

n Regal-Boss Reunion

The former Regal-Boss Manufacturing Employee Reunion will be Sat. Sept. 9 from 9:30 to 2 p.m. at Beeland Park. Bring a covered dish, old photos and make some new memories.

n Benefit for Colley Family

A benefit is being held for the Colley Family. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Scott Miller, pastor. Seeking choirs, solo artists and groups to come. Churches: $100 Groups: $50 Soloists: $25

Any donations will be appreciated.

-September 10-

n Tiny Prints Grand Opening

The Tiny Prints Learning Center at 301 Cedar St. invites everyone to a special Open House and Grand Opening on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Owners are Wilbert and Linda Rodgers.

n Fine Arts League Meeting

The Fine Arts League will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Greenville YMCA. All current and former members are encouraged to attend. Anyone who enjoys the visual arts is welcome to be a part of this group!

n HopeWell Homecoming

The HopeWell A.M.E. Zion Church Old Stage Road North (Secary Community) in Greenville will have their Homecoming and Revival starting Sunday Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. The afternoon speaker will be Elder Howard Jones and the New Hope Christian Church family of Calhoun. Weekly service will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 11-14. Speaker for the week will be Elder Dale Braxton, Pastor of the Snow Hill Christian Church Mt. Willing.

n St. Francis Homecoming and Revival

Homecoming and revival will be held at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Robert Lewis, pastor, from Sunday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 15.

Homecoming speaker will be Rev. Michael Clemmons, pastor of Little Baptist Hill and Oak Valley Baptist churches. J. C. Fryer of Phenix City will be the evangelist, with services each night at 7 p.m. Lunch will be served on Sunday. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us.

n Chapman COG Revival

Radio evangelist and gospel recording artist Blu Braden will be at the Chapman Church of God on Sept. 10 -15. Services slated for 11 a.m. Sunday morning and 7 p.m. Sunday night through Friday night, with special music each evening. A gospel singing is planned on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

-September 12-

n Adult Softball Organizational Meeting

An organizational meeting for Greenville P & R adult softball (co-ed, men's and women's leagues) will be held Sept. 12 at Dunbar Gym at 6 p.m. Anyone interested should call 382-3031 or 382-8078 for more information.

n Arts Council Gala Casting Call

The Greenville Area Arts Council will be holding an open casting call for all interested in performing in next March's gala benefit show. The casting call is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Ritz. Performers should bring accompanist, CD or make arrangements in advance for music. Contact Charlie Kennedy at 382-2680 or Nancy Idland at 354-2802 for more info.

– September 15-

n Brooks AOG Boston Butts Sale

Brooks Assembly of God will be selling Boston butt plates on Sept. 15. The plates will feature pork, potato salad, baked beans, bread and a cookie. The cost of each plate is just $6. To pre-order or for questions, call 374-2794 or 388-5866. Church is located approximately five miles south of McKenzie off of the four lane.

-September 16-

n Parade of Jesus

Come one, come all, to a parade for Jesus at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Event starts at Lowndes County Middle School to F.D. Community Bank. Decorate your cars, your motorcycles. School bands are welcome to come and show their stuff. Free food and drinks and door prizes. Jam For Jesus from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, come and share your songs or testimony. For more info, contact 334-227-4232.

n FIW Vol. Fire Dept. Yard Sale

The FIW Fire Dept. will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. – until on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Firehouse on Hwy 106 East, Georgiana. Proceeds to benefit firehouse upkeep.

-September 17-

n Beth Chapman Barbecue Fundraiser

Greenville native Beth Killough Chapman, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, will meet and greet supporters at a barbecue lunch Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Greenville. Complete barbecue meal, including drinks and dessert will be provided. $15 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. RSVP to 382-5324 in Greenville.

n Mt Pleasant Singing

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Georgiana will host the Johnson Family Trio for a singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept 17. A finger food fellowship will follow. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

-September 19-

n District Three Meeting

Greenville City Councilman Tommy Ryan will hold a District Three Meeting at 6 p.m.on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Greenville Housing Authority Main Office building located at 601 Beeland St. Council Ryan invites all citizens in District Three to bring their thoughts, concerns, and/or suggestions to the meeting. Written statements are also welcome. A suggestion box will be provided at the meeting.

-September 21-

n Butler BOE Regular Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.21, 2006 at the BOE Central Office Boardroom located at 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville. The public is encouraged to attend.

n Volleyball Organizational Meeting

The Volleyball organizational meeting for Greenville P & R volleyball league will be held Sept. 21 at the Dunbar Gym at 6 p.m. Contact 382-3031 or 382-8078 for more information.

-September 23-

n Super Saturday at Library

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library invites youngsters to its monthly Super Saturday event. Younger children's session at 9:30 a,m.; older children at 11 a.m. Storytelling, music, crafts and more. Call the library at 382-3216 for more info.

n Pierce Family Reunion

This year's Pierce Family Genealogical 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.

-September 30-

GHS Class of ‘92 Meeting

The 1992 class of Greenville High School will hold their 15-year class reunion meeting at Shoney's in Greenville at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2006. Please make plans to attend.

-October 14-

n Garland VFD Trade Day

Garland VFD will host a &#8220Garland Trade Day” Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Garland Firehouse. Festivities include arts and crafts, gospel singing, door prizes, a country store filled with homemade jellies, cakes, peanut brittle and boiled peanuts and plenty of booths with vendors of all kinds.

A fish fry lunch will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Garland Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone interested in renting a booth or for additional information, call Daphne Godwin, 334-374-8353 or Jackie Stuckie, 334-374-2986.

-October 21-

n Giant Garage Sale in Troy

Troy Parks & Recreation will host the largest garage sale Troy and Pike County has ever had. Over 100 booths will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at the City of Troy Community Recreation Center. Booths available at $20 each, which include an eight-foot table and two chairs. To register – or more information – call Gail Jones at 334-670-6069.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Fall Community Classes – October Schedule

The Butler County BOE announces its October community class lineup. Deadline for registration is Sept. 22. All classes take place at the Education and Community Learning Center (old Greenville High campus). For more information, call Kathy Atchison at 382-5199 or Fay Stokes at 382-2665.

n Safety and Self-Defense for Women: Randy Courtney, Greenville Police Dept., no charge. One session, Monday, Oct. 2

n Intermediate Computer: Mark McClaney, $20 fee, three sessions, Tuesday nights, October 10, 17 & 24.

n Beginning Sewing: Joni Thomas, $30 fee, supplies provided, three sessions, Mondays, Oct. 16, 23 & 30.

n Cake Decorating Level 2: Sheila Lear, $30 fee, three sessions, supplies provided, Mondays, October 16, 23 & 30.

n Holiday Home D\u00E9cor: Nancy Idland, $20 fee, supplies provided, one sessions, Monday night, Oct. 23.

n Newsletter Publication Design: Shannon Heupel, $15 fee, two sessions, Mondays, Oct. 16 & 23.

n Fall Registration Greenville P&R

Registration for the following fall leagues is taking place through Sept. 15 at the Greenville Parks and Recreation Dept. at Beeland Park office.

Baseball registration: Mite League (6-8 years old) and Junior League (9-11 years old) Fees are $20.

Girls' Fast-Pitch Softball Registration: Girls 6-11 years old. Fees are $20.

Anyone interested in the above, should contact the office at 382-3031 or 382-4681.

n Greenville Boys & Girls Club now accepting fall registrants

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Alabama is accepting applications for its fall registrations at all six locations – Greenville, Hayneville, Collirene-Rudolph, Prattville, Billy Thames Boys & Girls Club in the Regency Park Community, and William ‘Kid' Franklin. If you have a child between 6-18 years of age in need of a structured, educational, recreational, and safe after-school environment, the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Alabama is the place to be. The fall program offers arts and crafts, character and leadership development, prevention, educational, sports and fitness, and recreation programs are offered in a non-violent and drug free environment.

For more information, please call Mrs. Delisha Finch, Regional Director, 334-262-7727.

n 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.

n Certified teachers needed

&#8220Every Child Deserves a Chance” is looking for certified teachers to assist with our tutorial program. If interested, please call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Free Tutoring Classes

&#8220Every Child Deserves A Chance” is now offering free tutoring classes in the areas of reading, English and math on Mondays and Wednnesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Greenville Housing Authority Recreation Room to students enrolled in Butler County Schools in grades K-12. For more information, please contact Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Adult 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.

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.

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