-December 30-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2006

n Appreciation for Brother Dillard

An appreciation service will be held for Brother Herbert Dillard, church musician, at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church, Greenville. The event is slated for 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. Everyone is invited to come and join the church family as they honor Bro. Dillard. For more info, contact Sister Rosie Williams, Program Chair at 334-382-9877, or Pastor Robert Lewis at 382-6365.

n Southeast District Youth Rally

The Fifth Saturday Youth Rally will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, Dec. 30. Contact Hattie Brown at 382-2892 or 437-2066 for more info.

-January 18-

n The Hoppers Heritage Tour Night

The legendary Hoppers will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at &uot;The Church in the Brook,&uot; 2890 Hwy 14, Millbrook, as they celebrate 50 years in gospel music. Love offering taken. For more info, contact Donnie Till at (334) 207-0255.

-January 22-

n OCAP heating assist sign-up in county

OCAP will have a mass sign-up for the low-income home energy assistance program in Greenville (Butler County) January 22, 2007 at the Dunbar Center. Applications will be taken from 8:30 a.m. until all funds have been spent.

Numbers will be passed out at 7 a.m. First come, first served! For more information, contact your local OCAP office at (334) 382-2351.

Georgiana will hold their sign up at the VFW behind the People’s Bank in G’ana on January 23, 2007 with numbers passed out at 7 a.m. and signup from 8:30 a.m. until-. For more info, contact 334-376-2120.

-Ongoing Announcement-

n Crosswalk 2007 Game and Tame

First Baptist Church of Greenville presents noted authors, musicians and speakers Steve and Annie Chapman of Nashville for Crosswalk 2007, slated for February 2-4, 2007. Inspirational and instructional seminars for men and women will be held along with joint worship, lunch and fellowship during this three-day event. Registration fee is $25 for individuals and $35 for couples; fee covers seminars, materials and Sat. lunch. Registration fee deadline is January 14. Contact FBC at 382-5892 or by e-mail at fbcgreenville@centurytel.net for more info.

n Umpires needed

Wanted: baseball and softball umpires for Greenville P & R and high school. NO experience needed; we will train you. If interested, contact the Butler County Umpire Association at 334-417-7634 (Robert) or 334-437-2896 (Eddie). Next meeting is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28 at the YMCA.

n Attention taxpayers

Don’t forget to claim homestead. There are several homesteads, including regular ones and homesteads for people over 65, and you may be entitled. To claim the over-65 exemption you need to bring your 2005 federal and state tax return. This exemption also applies to the disabled. Taxpayers that are classified as disabled must bring a statement from two doctors stating you are totally disabled. If you have purchased a home or built a new home in the past year, you should claim exemption. If you own acreage (five acres or above) you need to claim Current Use. This is a break from paying on the appraisal value.

n January Community Classes

The Butler County BOE announces its January community classes. All classes take place at the Education and Community Learning Center (the old GHS campus). For more info, call Kathy Atchison at 382-5199.

n Income Tax Tips, Rheta McClain, $5 fee, Tuesday, Jan. 23

n Microsoft Excel, Mark McClaney, 3 sessions, $15 fee, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30

n Healthy Menu Planning for Weight Loss, Ada Sue Thompson, $5 fee, Monday, Jan. 22

n Weight Loss Secrets and Support, Lisa Nimmer, 3 sessions, $15 fee, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30

n One-Stroke Painting, Yvonne Johnson, $10 fee, Monday, Jan. 22

n Praying 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.

n 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. Child care 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.

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