Woodmen of the World plan annual picnic on June 2

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Luverne Garden Club met Tuesday, May 1, in the home of Bonnie Holland Sykes on the Luverne/Troy Highway.

Dale Shepherd, president, presided over the meeting.

Dale also presented each new officer with a fresh flower corsage she had made.

Linda Bland gave the treasurer's report, and reported the good results of their recent plant and bake sales.

Mrs. Sykes gave the garden club members a tour of her barn and grounds.

Hilda Maddox, Cathy Wilkes, Julia Butts and Sue Blackmon were hostesses and served refreshments.

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Luverne First Baptist WMU night circle met with Trubie Merle Strickland as hostess, for monthly mission study on Monday night, May 7th.

Roslyn Brown presented an interesting program from Missions Mosaic on &#8220Basketball and Baggy Pants.”

Jewel Hudson gave the prayer patterns with focus on North Africa and The Middle East.

The Night Circle made preparations for an upcoming fellowship with the residents of Lake Haven.

Others in attendance were Elgie Lee Mason, Annette Stephenson and Julia Davis.

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Courtney E. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore of Daleville, received her M. D. (Doctorate) degree Saturday, May 5, 2007, at University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Courtney is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Richburg of Goshen.

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Congratulations are in order for Adine Horn Moseley of Montgomery.

She was one of eighteen Robert E. Lee High School alumni and staff recently inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.

This bicentennial ceremony was held on Friday, May 4th, marking the 14th year the school has held a hall of fame induction.

The assembly was given to honor their seniors and encourage them to get a good education and follow in these honored Hall of Fame recipients' footsteps.

Ms. Moseley served as a faculty member 1967-1973 and 1976-1988.

She is the wife of Neal Moseley and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Green Horn of Luverne.

Adine is a 1947 graduate of Luverne High School.

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Rev. Don Yancey and Glenda Yancey were guests at South Luverne

Baptist Church on Sunday, May 13th.

Brother Don was guest speaker for the morning and evening services.

Pastor Mike Green and Lisa had traveled to Atlanta with their daughter, Courtney, to join other mission college team members with Campus Crusade for Christ to fly to China for a six-week mission trip.

Rev. Yancey has recently been selected to serve as Alabama Crenshaw Baptist Association Director of Missions.

He officially began his work on May 8th.

Brother Don and Glenda are retired educators in the Butler County School System.

The Baptist Churches in Crenshaw are delighted and blessed to have the Yanceys to minister here.

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Happy Day. . . Mathew Lee Bozeman graduated from University of South Alabama in Mobile on Saturday, May 5, 2007.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy for the Handicapped.

Mathew did his last semester and internship at Lake Shore in Birmingham.

Eighteen happy and proud family members attended the Spring Commencement held at the Mitchell Center on campus.

Mathew is the son of Fletcher and Elaine Bozeman and the grandson of J. W. and Edna Norsworthy.

He is married to Meredith Mount, daughter of Lavon and Peggy Mount of Brantley.

After the ceremony all the family gathered at the home of Mathew and Meredith and rejoiced together.

Meredith served an array of refreshments.

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Important announcement to all members of Woodmen of the World Lodge #930:

The annual picnic will be held at Dry Creek Campground (Brantley/Luverne Highway) on Saturday, June 2, 2007, beginning at 4 p.m.

All members are encouraged to attend and to pre-register before Friday, May 25th, by calling LaRue Kelsoe (334) 527-8824 or Loyce Henagan (334) 527-8656.

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The Brantley Rural Club met for their monthly meeting on May 17 in the home of Inez Rayborn of Brantley with Mary June Crowe as co-hostess.

The club has several flavors of flavoring for sale at $3 a bottle.

You may call any member to order.

Also, they have red food coloring.

Eva Rae Atkission displayed the beautiful Freedom Quilt top that some of the club members pieced.

When the quilt is completed, it will be mailed to Texas to an organization that gives a quilt to families in honor and in memory of a fallen service member of their family.

Ms. Inez and Ms. Mary June served delicious refreshments.

The highlight at the end of the meeting was when Mr. Edward Rayborn came home and gave the last two members to leave a tour of his small garden in his front yard.

It was amazing to see what vegetables he had grown in such a small place. He has large heads of cabbage, yellow squash, zucchini, onions and Irish potatoes.

Mr. Edward had disked the ground under his pecan trees to see if it would help them bear more pecans.

Then he decided to have a small garden there.

This writer was blessed with Mr. Edward sharing his fresh vegetables.

I believe I was the 18th person he had shred vegetables with this summer.

Other members attending were Merle Compton, Louise Morgan, Dorothy Cook, Jean Everage and Roxzine Currie.

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A community social, &#8220Music Around Town,” was held on the square in Andalusia, Ala., from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17th.

This is a free event that promotes family time to hear local church choirs, Gospel groups and individuals sponsored by the committee on tourism in promoting Andalusia.

Many families gathered to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade ice cream and the music.

Doyle Taylor, who is a volunteer with the Covington County Sheriff's Department and a volunteer security worker for this event,

invited friends to attend.

Those attending from Luverne were Mattie Pearl Sport, Reba Allen, Pearl Burgans and Edna Norsworthy.

On the way they picked up Sue Taylor in Gantt.

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Praise Report . . . As of May 10th, John Hollis, solid waste officer for Crenshaw County, has reported that 37 miles of roadside litter had been picked up by Crenshaw County inmates.

This has all been done with the support of Crenshaw County Commissioners, Pepsi Cola, the Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office and the inmates.

PALS, (Partners Against a Littered State), has furnished all the large litter bags.

A total of 1,243 bags of roadside trash and 208 bags of aluminum cans have been picked up.

There will be a full report when they have worked on all the roads.

It's a shame when you see roads that have been cleaned being full of litter again. Please do not litter!

It's a matter of pride!

If you see a &#8220Litter Bug” or a speeder, please report the car tag number to John Hollis or Sheriff Charles West at (334) 335-6568 and ask for their extension.

Also, if any church or group of neighbors would like to join in the pickup of roadside litter in your area, you may ask John Hollis to share the PALS' bags with your group.

Caution your group to put safety first!

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THIS WEEK . . . To forever friends. . . Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

Some stay a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same. (Author Unknown)