-January 13-

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007

n Ga-Ana Saturday Night Singing

Ga-Ana Theatre of Georgiana presents Blu Braden and Robert Layton with the Music Makers for a Second Saturday Night Singing, offering a night of bluegrass, rock and roll and gospel tunes. Concert kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

For more info, call 334-376-9019 or 334-382-7959.

-January 15-

n MLK Breakfast at Dunbar

The Butler County Civic League will be having their annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Dunbar Rec Center in Greenville. The event is slated for 8:30 a.m. on January 15. Tickets may be purchased at $4 per person for this non-profit event. For tickets, contact Vonciel Bedgood at 376-9595.

n BOE Education Summit

The Butler County Board of Education will host an Education Summit on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the W.O. Parmer Elementary School Gym located on Butler Circle, Greenville. The meeting is being held to discuss the condition of our school buildings and possible solutions. The public is encouraged to attend.

n MLK Program at Georgiana CDYC

The Georgiana Children's Depot Youth Center (230 Washington Ave.) is sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. Program at 1 p.m. January 15, 2006. The theme is &#8220Keeping the Dream Alive.” All youth and adults are invited to attend. Contact Elethiana Mobley at 376-2772 for more info.

-January 18-

n BOE Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2007 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.

n The Hoppers Heritage Tour Night

The legendary Hoppers will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at &#8220The Church in the Brook,” 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 20-

n Snowflake Tea at Friendship

The Deacon and Deaconess Ministries of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Georgiana extends an invitation to their annual Snowflake Tea at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007.

n Singing at Chapman COG

The Chapman Church of God will hold a Saturday Night Singing at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Featured performers will be Danny Kelly and Becky Welch. Everyone is invited.

n ASU Alumni Association Meeting

The Oscar E. Shambray Butler County Chapter Alumni Association of Alabama State University will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 20 at the Tiny Prints Daycare on the corner of Thames and Cedar Street in Greenville. All members and alumni are asked to be present; a special invitation is extended to all recent graduates. For more information, contact Geraldine at 382-8585.

-January 21-

n Johnson Family at FBC G'ana

The Johnson Family Trio will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Georgiana at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more info, contact 334-382-5728.

-Janury 22-

n Family and Friends Day Program

Pastor Jessie Thomas and the Harrison Street Baptist Church will observe their Annual Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2007. Speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Harold Simpson and the Butler Chapel Church Family. Refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.

-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.

-February 10-

n Concerts at Luverne AOG

Betty Jean Robinson from Melody Mountain will be in concert for two services at Luverne First Assembly of God. Service dates are 7 p.m., Saturday night, Feb. 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday, February 11. The church is located on the Glenwood Road in Luverne. Everyone is welcome!

-Ongoing Announcement-

n 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 &#8220rollover” 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.

n LBWCC and MSTC Scholarships

The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation and Douglas MacArthur State Technical College Foundation provide a variety of scholarships to deserving students. Application are available on the LBWCC website at www.lbwcc.edu. For more information, contact Lucretica Hawkins at 334-881-2248. Deadline to apply for 2007 scholarships is March 2, 2007.

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).

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.

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 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.

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