-January 27-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 27, 2007

n Camp Stew Benefit

The FIW Volunteer Fire Department is selling camp stew from 10:30 a.m. until on Saturday, January 27 at the firehouse on Hwy 106 E in Georgiana. $6/quart.

n Ga-Ana presents &#8220Brothers Forever”

The Ga-Ana Theatre presents &#8220Brothers Forever” from Tennessee along with the Elvis Gospel Revue with Master of Ceremony, Bue Braden at 7 p.m. Saturday night, January 27. Admission just $5. For more info, call 334-376-9019 or 334-382-7959.

-January 28-

n Gospel group at Chapman COG

&#8220Brothers Forever Side by Side” a gospel group from Tennessee, will be in concert at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the Chapman Church of God. For more info, call 334-617-2343.

-February 3-

n Pre-Appreciation Banquet for Pastor Adams

A pre-appreciation banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007 for Pastor Cecilia Adams of House of Prayer Holiness Church to celebrate eight years of faithful service. The event will be at Dunbar Rec Center in Greenville with guest speaker Minister Gilda Robinson. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more info, go to www.houseofprayergreenville.org.

-February 4-

n Deacon and Deaconess Day

Deacon and Deaconess Day at New Macedonia Baptist Church in Selma is slated for 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 2007. Guest speaker is Rev. Karl Peoples, pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church with Deacon William Gunn, worship leader and Bishop C. J. Nicholson, pastor.

n Men's and Women's Day at Sweet Home

Rev. Mark Hawkins and the Sweet Home Family invite you to come and worship with them at their annual Men's and Women's Day Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Speakers will be Minister Bonette Jones from Deliverance Temple Church and Rev. Issaic Posey from Savannah Baptist Church.

-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!

-February 11-

n Vision Anniversary at BBC

The Bible Baptist Church of Georgiana invites you to join us Feb. 11 for our second year VISION ANNIVERISARY. Guest speaker will be Pastor (retired) Ray Skipper. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

in the Union Hall. We are located on Avant Road in Chapman. Lunch will be served. For more information call 383-9562, Pastor Reginald Williams.

-February 15-

n BOE Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Butler County Board of Education Central Office Boardroom located at 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville.  The public is encouraged to attend. 

-February 16-

n ASF Gee's Bend in Selma

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival's sold out production of Gee's Bend will be performed in Selma at Pickard Auditorium on February 16. The production is sponsored by ArtsRevive and The Peoples Bank & Trust Company and supported by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel and the Alabama State Council of the Arts. The play follows the life of a fictional African American woman, Sadie Pettway, and the women of Gee's Bend who create magnificent quilts and while doing so, sing hauntingly beautiful gospel melodies.

The one Selma performance will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. in Selma's Pickard Auditorium on Washington Street. Tickets are available in advance by phone or in person at Truax & Co. (334.874-9600) and at the Selma Dallas County Center for Commerce (334.874.7241) Ticket prices are $18, $15 and $10.

-Ongoing Announcement-

n Mixonville Community Church

Why are we sick? How can we be made well? Join us on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. for proof you do not have to be sick and can be healed of most of today's ills. Contact the pastor at 334-376-2497 for more info.

n KBBN each Sunday on WGYV

The Kingdom Building Broadcasting Network is on the air Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. on 1380 AM WGYV and on the Internet at www.warrior-ministries.org and www.wgyv.com (archives available for future listening). Ministers, psalmists, singing groups and community interest events are profiled each week. For more info, contact Deacon Daniel Robinson at 334-382-9047 or Evangelist Carolyn Griffin at 334-383-9732.

n Exchange Club Youth of the Year Applications

The Greenville Exchange Club announces its annual selection of Youth of the Year. High school seniors in the area who have met their criteria for graduation are eligible. Youth should complete entry form and submit an essay using the theme, &#8220Youth: Lighting the Fire Within.” Forms and essays should be returned ASAP and no later than March 30 to a high school counselor or any member of the Exchange Club. The Youth of the Year Award honors outstanding students who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership. National winner receives $10,000 scholarship. For forms and other information, visit http://www.nationalexchangeclub.com and select ‘youth awards,' or contact Wallace Newton at 382-2179.

n Butler County Emergency Fund Applications

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for EF & S program (supplementary emergency food and shelter) funds must contact Joann Joyner at 334-382-2351 or by mail at P.O. Box 545, Greenville, AL 36037. Deadline is January 31, 2007.

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). Next meeting is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, January 11 at the YMCA.

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. Broadcast is live on Internet at www.wgyv.com. Call prayer line at 334-376-8931.

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.

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 334-318-3459 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.

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