-March 22-

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 21, 2007

n Butler County BOE Work Session

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next work session at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at the BOE Central Office located at 215 Administrative Drive in Greenville. The public is encouraged to attend.

-March 24-

n The Skys at Ga-Ana

The award-winning musical duo The Skys will appear at the Ga-Ana Theater in Georgiana at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Southern-style gospel with an acoustic touch live in concert!

Tickets are $8 per person; $15 per couple.

n Women’s Day Program

The pastor and members of Harrison Street Baptist Church in Greenville cordially invite you to attend their Annual Women’s Day Program to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2007. Pastor Cecilia Adams and the House of Prayer Holiness Church will be the special guests. All ladies are asked to wear white for the occasion. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

n Turkey Shoot-Bake Sale Midway/Damascus VFD

A turkey shoot and bake sale will be held to raise funds for Midway/Damascus VFD from 8 a.m.- until, Saturday, March 24 at Jr. Ray Stropps on Hwy 10 (9390 Luverne Highway, one half-mile east of Damascus Church on right). For additional information, contact 382-6022, 382-5323, or 382-5958.

n ‘Facing the Giants’ at Southside

Southside Baptist Church’s Men on Missions invites the community to a free screening of the inspirational film, &uot;Facing the Giants&uot; at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. To learn more about the event, call or e-mail Bobby Johnson at 382-0908, boline@alaweb.com or call the church office, 382-6224.

-March 25-

First Missionary Family & Friends Day

First Missionary Baptist Church of Greenville celebrates Family & Friends Day at 2 p.m. on March 25. Rev. James Parmer from the University Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. is guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. R.F. McCreary, pastor and Brother Mack Booker, chairman.

-March 31-

nHe Lives ‘Eggs-Travaganza’

Call to Life Worship Center is sponsoring an Easter event in Confederate Park in Greenville from 2 to 4 p.m. on this date. Easter egg hunt ages 10 and under with great prizes; bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Face painting, balloons, hands-on children’s crafts, sack races and more fun will be offered.

n Finer Womanhood Program

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville invites everyone to the Finer Womanhood Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25. The theme is &uot;Sisterly Love and Service.&uot; Contact Hattie Brown at 382-2892 for more information.

n Brooks AOG Singing

Brooks Assembly of God invites everyone to a gospel singing at 5 p.m. March 31. Guest singers will be The Dyess Family of Opp and The Burning Bush Family of Red Level. Refreshments will be served after the singing. The church is located approximately 5 miles south of McKenzie.

-April 19-

n BOE Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Georgiana High School Auditorium located at 225 Patterson Ave., Georgiana. The public is encouraged to attend.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Jaycees Citizen of Year nominations

The Greenville Jaycees is now taking nominations for Citizen of the Year. Nominations are due Monday, April 2. For more info, contact T.J. Jernigan.

n Calling all readers

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library is now taking donations for its upcoming Annual Used Book Sale slated for April 13 and 14. Children’s and adult fiction, nonfiction, magazines, CDs, sheet music and more all accepted up to the day of the sale. For more info, contact the library at 382-3216.

n Health and Wellness Classes

The Camellia Senior Center at 111 Bolling Street in Greenville is presenting a series of programs on health and wellness by Dr. Delores Victoria at 2 p.m. every other Monday afternoon. Classes began Feb. 12. Everyone is invited to be a part of these informative free classes, covering such topics as nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and weight management. Contact Mary Braden at 382-5670 for more info.

n Praying For Our Community

&uot;Praying For Our Community&uot; continues in Greenville this Lenten season. Yard signs are available from FUMC for $3. Prayer booklets can be obtained through First Baptist Church and may be pre-ordered by calling the church.

n Lenten Services

The Greenville Ministerial Association sponsors Lenten Services at St. Thomas Episcopal Church each Wednesday and on Good Friday. Schedule is as follows: Feb. 21, Rev. Tim Patton, FBC; Feb. 28, Rev. Drik Williford, FUMC; March 7, Rev. Patrick Driscoll, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church; March 14, Rev. Lois Robinson, Covenant Warriors; March 21, Rev. Jim Helms, Call to Life; March 28, Rev. Lane Simmons, First AG; April 4, Rev. Carolyn Griffin, Warrior Ministries and April 6, Good Friday, Rev. Fred Lindstrom, St. Thomas.

Light lunch provided except on Ash Wednesday and Wednesday of Holy Week. A voluntary offering is taken at the lunch to benefit GMA’s Transient Ministry.

n OCAP Head Start applications

OCAP Head Start is now accepting applications for children, ages 3 to 5 for the 2007-2008 school year. The child must be three years old by Sept. 2, 2007. Applications are being taken Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the following Head Start centers: Greenville, 334-382-8034; Luverne, 334-335-3909, and Georgiana, 334-376-5331.

Requirements are: birth certificate, physical or Medicaid screening, blue shot record, proof of income, Social Security numbers of all family members in household, food stamp card and Medicaid card or insurance information. Head Start is available for all children regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability or national origin. For more info, call any of the centers or the OCAP Head Start Central Office in Troy, Ala. at 334-566-1712.

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 9 a.m. until sign-off 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 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 &uot;rollover&uot; 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 March and April Community Classes

The BCECLC on School Highlands Road announces its March-April classes. All classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise specified and filled on first-come, first-served basis. Contact 382-5199 ext. 1400 or 382-2665 ext. 1210 for more info or to register.

*Desktop Publishing – Instructor, Mark McClaney, 3 sessions, $15 fee, Tuesday, March 6, 13, 27

*Boating Certification – Instructor, Alabama Marine Police Sgt. Bozeman, 2 sessions, free, Mon. and Tue. March 12 and 13.

n Living with Diabetes – Instructor, Ada Sue Thompson, 1 session, $5 fee, Monday, March 12

n One-Stroke Painting – Instructor, Yvonne Johnson, 1 session, $10 fee, Monday, March 26

n Beginning Computer – Instructor, Mark McClaney, 3 sessions, $15 fee, Tuesday, April 10, 17 and 24

n Baby Sitting Basics – Instructor, First Steps Staff, 1 session, $5, Monday, April 16

n Floral Design – Instructor, Nancy Idland, 1 session, $20 (supplies) Monday, April 16

n CPR/Certification – Instructor, Ada Sue Thompson, 2 sessions, $15 fee, Mon. and Tues. April 23 and 24

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. Childcare 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 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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