-October 18-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2006

n GED Testing

Reid St. Technical College will offer GED tests Oct. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The battery of tests costs $50; each retest is $10 per test. Pre-registration must be complete prior to test dates. For more info, please contact Linda Pickett at 251-578-1313, ext. 101 or 133. For GED classes, please contact Coretta Boykin at 251-578-1313, ext. 137.

-October 19-

n Board Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at McKenzie High School in McKenzie. The meeting will be held in the school auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

-October 21-

n Super Saturday at Library

It's Super Fire Safety Saturday at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Ages 3 to 3rd grade are invited to come and meet the Greenville firemen!

n Juniper Creek Bluegrass Gospel

Juniper Creek will be singing at Red Level 1st Assembly of God at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Everyone is welcome.

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.

n Democratic Meet and Greet

The Butler County Civic League is sponsoring a meet and greet with the Democratic candidates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Kiwanis Building at the Butler County Fairgrounds. Food will be served. For more info, contact George Cook at 382-7765.

-October 25-

n Elks Meeting

The Elks of America are holding a planning meeting Oct. 25 at the Greenville Shoney's at 7 p.m. The Elks have community-targeted programs to help youth with scholarships, sports sponsorships, anti drug education and scouting. We also provide community assistance with Veterans programs and helping the less fortunate with food baskets. We also provide a Youth Camp on Lake Martin near Tallassee for weekend camping. If interest can be developed among 100 men and women in the area the Elks will start a new facility in Greenville. For more info, contact George Slagley at 383-9267.

-October 28-

n Old Time Farm Day

Old Time Farm Day returns to Butler County Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Halso Mill Road. Vintage tractors and equipment, demonstrations of blacksmithing, butter churning, quilting, mule plowing, syrup making and much, much more, along with cake walks, kids' races, face painting and live music by Southern Comfort Blue Grass Band. Bring your lawn chairs! No alcohol, coolers, four wheelers or golf carts, please. For more info, contact Carey Thompson at 382-2295, Joe Tilley at 382-3887 or Bill Campbell at 382-0045.

n Georgiana Class of ‘53 Reunion

The Georgiana High School Class of 1953 will meet Sat., Oct. 28 at the Senior Nutrition Center located on Palmer Ave.in Georgiana. Doors will open at 10 a.m.; attendees are asked to bring finger foods and beverages of their choice. The classes of 1952 and ‘54 are welcome to join the fun after 3 p.m., along with any other G'ana High alumni. For more info, contact Betty Smith at 382-6974.

-October 29-

n G'ana FUMC to honor veterans

The Georgiana First United Methodist Church will be having a special patriotic service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. WW II veterans who are members of either FUMC or Oak Grove Methodist will be honored. The church extends a cordial invitation to all local churches, WW II vets and their families who are in the Georgiana and Friendship area. Special music will be provided by Aaron Ledbetter and Frances Garner. Names of those honored will be read during the service. If you would like a WW II veteran to be honored, please call Margaret Gaston at 379-0064 or Suzy Shepherd at 376-2336. Branch of service and whether living or deceased needed. Come and join us for our patriotic service and a covered dish luncheon following the service.

-October 31-

n Southside Trunk or Treat

Sotuhside Baptist Church invites area preschoolers through sixth graders to be a part of their Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Southside Baptist Church parking lot.

-November 5-

n Author Signing

Melinda Rainey Thompson, Greenville native and author of &#8220SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully” will be holding a book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library Sunday, November 5. Everyone is encouraged to come out and meet this hometown writer.

-November 11-

n Veteran's Day Celebration

The Butler County Historical Society invites everyone to a day of celebration honoring the Alabama National Guard Butler County Unit and all veterans of all wars, slated for Saturday, November 11 in Confederate Park. Music begins at 10 a.m., program at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow along with a book signing by Nimrod Frazer in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. For more info, call Herbert Morton at 382-4611, Barbara Middleton at 382-2639 or Judy Taylor of the BCHGS at 383-9564.

-November 12-

n Harrison Street Anniversary

Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Jesse Thomas, pastor, will celebrate its 45th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Rev. Michael Foster and the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church family of Greenville will be the special guest. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend!

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Cancellation of Reunion

The Dan River Miller Reunion, normally held the first Saturday of each November in Greenville will not be held this year.

n Fall Community Classes/November

The Butler County BOE announces its November community class lineup. Deadline for registration is Oct. 25.

All classes take place at the Butler County Ed. and Community Learning Center (old Greenville High campus). For more info, call Fay Stokes at 382-2665 or Kathy Atchison at 382-5199.

n One-Stroke Painting (Donna Dewberry style): Yvonne Johnson, instructor. $20 fee, supplies included. One session, Monday night, November 13.

n Holiday Home D\u00E9cor: Nancy Idland, instructor, $20 fee, supplies provided. One session, Monday night, Nov. 6.

n CPR Certification: Ada Sue Thompson, instructor, $10 fee, two sessions, Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 13 & 14.

n Beginning Computer: Mark McClaney, instructor. $20 fee, three sessions, Tuesday nights, Nov. 7, 14 & 21.

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.


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 Wednesdays 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.

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