Community Calendar

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 2004

September 10

Greene County now has Rotary Club

The Greene County Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Eutaw.

Email newsletter signup

Hale County now accepting applications for funding

The Hale County School System is accepting applications for State At-Risk Funds Designated for Participation of Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Community Agencies. As a result of the system’s current needs assessments, the proposal should address reading enrichment activities for grades K through 8 for summer and/or after school programs. In developing proposals, agencies should consider that funds may be distributed among more than one agency. Inquiries can be made to Ms. Osie Pickens, At-Risk coordinator, Hale County Schools, 1115 Powers St., Greensboro, AL 36744. Deadline for submission is Sept. 30.

Seniors to be honored at banquet

Braxton Senior Day Care Center will hold their Ninth Annual Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center. The speaker will be Joan Carter, state president of AARP. They are extremely pleased and delighted to have someone of Carter’s stature at the banquet. A $20 donation is asked for tickets and can be purchased by calling the center at (334) 289-2421 or by calling any board member. Seniors in the community will be honored at the banquet.

Miss COTR accepting entries

Girls in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades are invited to participate in the Miss COTR Pageant on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Entry forms are available at area schools and at the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for entries is Sept. 23. Contact Rebecca Roemen with questions at (334) 289-3128 or the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce at (334) 289-0270.

Revival services scheduled

Forkland United Methodist Church will hold revival services Sunday, Sept. 11 through Tuesday, Sept. 13 starting at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Lowell Thomas will lead the revival.

Canebrake Players holds meeting

All members of the Canebrake Players are asked to attend a membership meeting Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Old School Theater. The meeting is being held to plan the fall schedule of events and set duties for the various productions.

For more information, call Buddy Wilburn, 289-1931.

05) 657-0735 with any information or questions you may have.”

U.S. Jones graduates needed

The U.S. Jones Reunion Committee urges and begs U.S. Jones graduates or former students to attend the Sept. 17 meeting at Christian Chapel Life Center. Please come and help plan the event.

‘Mark Twain Live’ Sept. 18 in Old Main St. School

The Two Rivers Arts Council will present “Mark Twain Live” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Old Main Street School Building in Demopolis, Ala. Admission is $10 for non-members of the council. Actor John Chappell is featured in the one-man show. For more information, call Barry H. Hendrix at (334) 289-2013.

Uniontown homecoming planned

Homecoming will be held at the Uniontown Church of God Sunday, Sept. 18. Sunday school will take place at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Kelvin White and guest singers are the Bill Clarke Family. Everyone is welcome.

Mt. Olive holds Bring-a-Friend Sunday

The Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Gallion invites members of the community and their friends to attend the second Sunday School Evangelism breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 9:45 a.m. This outreach ministry is designed for any or all residents in the area to join us in bringing souls to Christ.

Homecoming and revival services planned

The El Shaddai AOH Church of God in Dixons Mills is celebrating their Annual Homecoming and Revival Services Sunday, Sept. 18 through 23. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Revival services will be held on Sept. 19 through 23, beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Rangeline Baptist to hold revival

Rangeline Baptist Church will hold revival services Sept. 18 through 21 at 7 p.m. each night. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Micah Gandy will preach, and Wayne Smith and Sharon Ault will provide music.

Miss Junior COTR now accepting participants

Girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades are invited to participate in the Miss Junior Christmas on the River Pageant on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Entry forms can be obtained from area schools or the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 23. If you have any questions, call Teila Lee at (334) 289-5748.

Canebrake Players holding auditions

The beloved story of little Ralphie’s attempt to get a BB gun for Christmas comes to the Demopolis stage this holiday season when the Canebrake Players presents “A Christmas Story.” Auditions for the production will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Old School Theater on Main Avenue. “You’ll put your eye out, kid,” the line made famous in the movie, “A Christmas Story,” will weave throughout the play, written by Jean Shepherd. Director Jan Wilburn is looking for four adults – two men and two women in their 30s – and several students who can portray children from the age of 10 to 13. She also needs high school boys not only to serve as stage crew but to have small roles on stage as well. Four performances of “A Christmas Story” are planned: Nov. 18 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Wilburn at 289-1931.

Little Miss COTR applications now available

Applications are now available for the Little Miss Christmas on the River Pageant. This pageant is for girls kindergarten through third grade. Girls must be 5 years old to be in the pageant. Little Miss COTR will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Demopolis Civic Center. For more information or applications, contact Nicole Larkin at (334) 289-5295 or the Demopolis Chamber of Commer at (334) 289-0270.

Final Answer to perform

The First Christian Church of Demopolis will sponsor a concert featuring Final Answer Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., followed by a finger food dinner. The concert is part of Loyalty Month activities.

Bible classes to be held at Christian Chapel

The Birmingham Theological Seminary in Birmingham will hold classes from Sept. 12 through Dec. 16 at Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis. Classes on Bible Interpretation will be Tuesday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and classes on New Testament I will be from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m.

UWA offers Basic Photo at Demopolis Campus

The University of West Alabama is adding a course to the scheduled offerings at the Demopolis Higher Education Center. Basic Photography will be taught by Joe Turner beginning on Sept. 13. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings. For more information about these or other courses offered in Demopolis by the University of West Alabama, contact Beverly Youngblood at (334) 287-0174, extension 16.

Bring a Friend Sunday

The First Christian Church of Demopolis will have its annual church picnic Sept. 18 at Foscue Park at the upper pavilion directly following services. Services that morning will be at 10 a.m., with Sunday School beginning at 8:45. This is Bring a Friend Sunday and church members are asked to bring at least one guest to the morning Worship service.

Mark Twain Live date set

The Two River Arts Council will present “Mark Twain Live,” with the location to be announced on Sept. 18, 2005.

Uniontown to hold revival services

The Uniontown Church of God will hold revival services Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. each night. Speaker will be Rev. Kelvin White.

Uniform sale rescheduled

The Ladies Auxiliary uniform and shoe sale has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Katrina. It will take place Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Revival set at Christian Chapel

The Come Let Us Reason Together Chapel Minitries presents First Time Ever Pastors/Leadership Conference Sept. 19, 20 and 21 at Christian Chapel Baptist Church. There will be three days of classes and preaching and three nights of revival. For classes information, call Linda at (334) 289-0772 or (334) 289-2077.

Trinity Episcopal to hold charity art show and sale

Sept. 23 and 24 are the dates for the Art Show and Sale to be held at Trinity Episcopal parish hall in Demopolis. The preview sale will be Friday, Sept. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The main sale will be Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will be catered by George Bley and available for sale from 11 a.m. Area artists will show and sell jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glassworks, photography, and more! The church’s portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships for Demopolis students to attend Environmental Camp at Camp McDowell.

Participating artists include Tazewell – artist-in-residence at St. Dunstan’s in Auburn, Jesse Lavon, Anna Woolf, Neal LaSalle, Joseph Turner, Karen Davidson, Hannah Turner Lavey, Robin Rogers, Maryanne Baker, Lynda Ray, Roberta Bailey, Michael Clements, Jane Latture, Laura Clements, and Paula Dunning. Other interested artists may contact Regie Galloway at 334 287-2179 or at

Demopolis Lions Club hosts fund raiser

The Demopolis Lions Club will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Kidd – Robbins Funeral Home Parking Lot on Highway 80 West. The Lions Club will be selling Boston Butts. Pick up or delivery will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $20 each and are available from any Lions Club member or call 289-4313 or 289-1123. All moneys received will be donated to help those with diabetes and sight disorders.

First Christian Church holds revival services

Revival services at The First Christian Church of Demopolis will begin Sept. 25 with a joint Sunday school class at 9:45. Evening services will be Sunday, Sept. 25 through Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Coffee Springs Fall Festival set for Oct. 1

The Fifth Annual Coffee Springs Fall Festival will be held, Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Coffee Springs, Alabama Football Field. Arts&Crafts booths are available for $10 each.

Events for this year are a Bake-off (Friday, Sept. 29), Miss Alabama from 10-2, Children’s Activities and games, a silent auction, various entertainment, good food and Shane Owens in concert at 4 p.m. to conclude the festival. All proceeds from this festival benefit the Coffee Springs Christian School.

For more information, please call Amanda Nelson at (334) 684-7263

Barbecue and bake sale to be held

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will have the Annual Barbecue and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct. 1 at Jefferson Community House from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Barbecue sold by the pound only; $6 per pound. For more information, contact Jim Norris at (334) 289-0626.

Registration for Young Miss pageant has begun

This year’s Young Miss Christmas on the River pageant will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Demopolis Civic Center. Young ladies enrolled in grades four, five and six are invited to participate. For registration information and applications, contact your local schools, the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce at (334) 289-0270 or Erin Willingham at (334) 289-3215.

Eutaw Pilgrimage set for Oct. 8-9

The Eutaw Pilgrimage will be held the second weekend in October. The annual event features a tour of a selection of Eutaw’s fabled antebellum homes and churches. Antique shops will be open on the downtown square, which is also home to the historic Courthouse Complex, now in the process of being restored.

Eutaw to have pumpkin patch this fall

The Eutaw Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Pumpkin Patch Oct. 15 through 31. Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes will be on sale at the Old Swimming Pool on Highway 11 South. Activities will take place throughout the two weeks, including a scarecrow contest on Oct. 15.

Bible Study begins at First Christian Church

Evening Bible Study featuring the Andy Griffith Show Bible Study Series will begin Oct. 16 at the First Christian Church of Demopolis.

Spinners Arts and crafts show set for Oct. 22-23

Spinners are accepting applications for their 24th Annual Spinners Arts and Craft Show to be held on Oct. 22-23. This invitation includes original craft exhibitors, food vendors and youth area concessionaires. For more information contact Carolyn Hickman, 1814 Briarwood St., Prattville, Alabama 36066 or call (334) 365-2843.

Great Pumpkin Fest set

Eutaw’s Pumpkin Patch and Great Pumpkin Fest is a fundraising event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and features the sale of pumpkins on the empty city lot on Highway 11, across the street from Eutaw Methodist Church. On Saturday, Oct. 29, there will be a “Great Pumpkin Fest” beginning at 10 a.m. featuring various kinds of games and booths for the whole family.

Chagall Trio to perform

The Two River Arts Council will present Chagall Trio, on Nov. 6, 2005 with the location to be announced.

DHS Class of 1996 reunion

The Demopolis High School Class of 1996 will hold a reunion on Nov. 19 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Demopolis Jr. High School. They are planning to have a banquet. Each member should pay their $15 dues by Nov. 10. If anyone would like to help decorate the lunch, please contact Steve Spidle.

Peterman Station festival set

The 22nd Annual Peterman Station Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in downtown Peterman on Saturday, Nov. 19. More than 100 booths of arts and crafts of all types will fill the street along the railroad track of this 1900s southern railroad town. The now famous Peterman festival foods will be on sale. Entertainment is planned throughout the day. Festival hours at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, contact Alice Chandler at (251) 564-2260.

Annual Eutaw parade set

The annual Eutaw Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. on the historic Greene County Courthouse Square. After the parade a Christmas Fair will feature entertainment for all ages.


Demopolis Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 118 Washington Street in Downtown Demopolis. Saturday meetings are held when a guest speaker is available. All meetings are open and everyone is welcome. For more information call (334) 212-9519.

The Demopolis Public Library is having an ongoing book sale. It offers many, many books for children and adults at the bargain price of $.50 each. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday. Please call 289-1595 for more information.

Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 8-10 will meet every third Friday of the month at the Coast Guard Station in Demopolis.

If you were a member of the Demopolis Jaycees/Jaycettes in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, please call J. Burns at (205) 884-3823 or email

I am interested in US Retired Air Force troops getting together. Please contact me so I will know who and how many are here and might be interested, Julian D. “Buzz” Sawyer at 289-0455.

The Volunteer Community Resident (VCR) group meets every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The VCR is a non-profit organization that captures the minds of youth and adults by educating them about Christ. If you like to sing, praise, dance or read poetry, join VCR by attending the meetings at the Hope Hill Center on East Pettus Street across from the Hilltop Circle. Parents who want more information or children who need a ride, call 289-5260 or 289-7151.

In June the Two River Arts Council will host its Annual Artists Showcase. There will also be more live concerts, free movies and other special events to be announced soon.

Comfort Care Hospice is seeking volunteer’s to join their caring team of professionals and “Make A Difference”.

Become a volunteer today at Comfort Care Hospice.

Contact Terry Reynolds, Volunteer Coordinator at 334-289-2109 or stop by Comfort Care Hospice at 1060 Bailey Drive, Demopolis.

The Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless (ARCH) is an organization of homeless service provides from 40+ rural counties in Alabama.

ARCH is dedicated to the provision of services to homeless persons and to the prevention of homelessness in rural Alabama.

ARCH will conduct a homeless count beginning January 24 and ending on February 4.

If you know of a homeless person or family, or if you are homeless, or if you would like to volunteer to help with the count, please contact Susanna Naisbett at 334/289-8988 or Lillian Zaworski at 334-387-1208.

U Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the AA Building, 118 East Washington Street.

U If you live or have lived with a person that abuses alcohol or drugs, AL-Non Family Group is for you. AL-Non Family Group meets every Tuesday night at 7:30 at the AA Building (old Lowe Jewelry building) on East Washington Street.

U The Alabama-Tombigbee (Area Agency on Aging) is looking for volunteers in the following counties: Choctaw, Clarke, Concecuh, Dallas, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Washington and Wilcox to Visit residents on a regular basis, Listen to residents’ concerns, Advocate for the rights of residents, and Bring joy&happiness to someone.

To become a Volunteer Ombudsman please contact:

Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging, 107 Broad Street, Camden, AL 36726 or call (334) 682-5206 or toll free at 888-617-0500.

U Take a Walking Tour of the UWA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on the University of West Alabama campus in Livingston, AL. anytime by contacting Penny Seale (205) 652-2701.

U The Demopolis Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

u The Pilot Club of Demopolis meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church. If a holiday falls on that date, the meetings are held on the third Monday.

u The Lower Gainesville Road Volunteer Fire Department is selling reflective mailbox and house markers that are highly visible, fade resistant and pre-drilled holes. Please call (205) 372-2146. Order from Lower Gainesville Road VFD, 2170 County Road 129, Boligee, Ala., 35443. Make checks payable to: Lower Gainesville Road VFD.

u The Weather Alert Sirens will be tested the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City of Demopolis and at 9 a.m. outside the city, if weather permits. u To volunteer your time to help others, contact SouthernCare Hospice at 275-CARE or toll free (888) 641-6126.

u Comfort Care Hospice will be offering a volunteer orientation program. Those interested in helping others should call 289-2106 or (888) 737-9931.

u Hospice South of Demopolis is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others. Call (800) 528-9253 for more information.

u Ethel Lodge No. 588 will meet every first and third Friday of the month. The meetings will be held at the lodge in Jefferson and will begin at 7 a.m.

u Murry’s Chapel No. 554 will meet every third Saturday of the month. The meetings will be held at the lodge in Jefferson, and will begin at noon.

u Comfort Care Hospice is offering grief and caregiver support groups at no charge. For more information, call 289-2106.

u West Alabama Sav-A-Life offers pregnancy testing at no charge, abortion information, post-abortion counseling and adoption information Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Come by 724 N. Walnut Street in Demopolis or call 289-CARE. Volunteers are always needed.

u Braxton Senior Day Care needs men and women to join its Day Care Auxiliary. Call 289-2421.

u Victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault support group information is available by calling 289-8988.

u A Small Business Administration representative offers counseling at the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 289-0270.

u The West Alabama Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the Demopolis Public Library.

u The Marengo Memorial VFW Post No. 5377 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post headquarters on Highway 43.

u The Classy Citizens senior group, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, meets Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon in the East Room of the Demopolis Civic Center. The Classy Senior Citizens have fun and games every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., the group meets for light exercises.

u The Demopolis Masonic Lodge #49 meets every second and fourth Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Demopolis Lodge on Highway 80.

u The Demopolis Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Demopolis Country Club.

u The Demopolis Rotary Club meets at noon every Wednesday in the Whitfield Hospital classroom on Highway 80.

u To comply with state and federal requirements, the Marengo County School System is asking your help in its effort to locate, identify and evaluate individuals from zero to 21 years old who have or are suspected of having a disability. If you know of someone who can benefit from special education services, or for more information call A.L. Johnson High School at (334) 627-3364, John Essex High School at (334) 289-3504, Marengo High School at (334) 992-2395, Sweet Water High School at (334) 994-4263 or Ornzie Reese at (334) 295-2229.

u Investigation and prevention of mailbox vandalism are the responsibility of local law enforcement agencies. However, if the vandalism results in the destruction or theft of mail, the Postal Inspection Service should be notified by writing to U.S. Postal Inspector, P.O. Box 2767, Birmingham, Ala., 35202-2767.

U The Interamerican University Studies Institute will offer two programs in Latin America this summer for high school students.

Costa Rica “Pura Vida! focuses on biology and includes Spanish immersion as well.

Artes en Mexico provides an opportunity to work with professional Mexican arts teachers while improving Spanish skills.

Individual homestays, excursions and small group instruction are features of both.

The programs are open to students between the ages of 15 and 17 who will have completed two years of high school Spanish by June.

Scholarships available for each program.

Applications are due February 11, 2005.

For more information, call IUSI at 800-345-4874 or visit their website at

U Life After Loss meets the first Monday of each month in the Activity Center of the First Baptist Church of Demopolis at 7 p.m. If you have experienced loss of a loved one, a job, health or any loss these meetings are designed to help you. The meetings are free and confidential. For more information, call (334) 289-1709 or 289-0780.