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Community Calendar Nov. 23, 2004

Staff Report

u West Alabama Mental Health Center will be selling Poinsettias for the Christmas Season. The plants are available in red or white and cost is $8 for a 6-inch plant; $10 for a 6-1/2-inch plant; $15 for an 8-inch plant or $20 for a 10-inch plant. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia for the Christmas season, please provide your name, address, phone number, number of plants, size and color to a member of the West Alabama Mental Health Center staff. WAMHC is a 501-C3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

u Marengo Academy season basketball tickets are now on sale at the elementary school and high school. They will also be available at the first home game. The cost is $30 per fan. This includes admission to all home regular season games, excluding all tournaments. Home games will start at 4 p.m. starting with Junior Varsity Girls, Junior Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys.

November 30

u The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present a free holiday concert on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Demopolis, under the direction of ASO Resident Conductor Christopher Confessore. The free holiday concert is open to the public and made possible by the Gloria Narramore Moody Foundation. First Baptist Church is located at 109 S. Strawberry Street, Demopolis, Ala., (334) 289-0473. For more information on the concert contact the ASO at (205) 251-7727.

December 1

u Registration for Certified Nurse Assistant will be Dec. 1, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. A fee of $80 is due at the time of Registration. No Exceptions. This class will begin Jan. 11, 2005 at 6 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. For more information, Call (334) 295-4237.

December 2

u Gaineswood’s Candlelight Evening is Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5:30-8 p.m. during Demopolis’ Christmas on the River Week. Admission is $3 per person, with ages 11 and under admitted free.

December 4

u St. Leo the Great Catholic Church is hosting a hot dog dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Parish Hall on South Walnut. Hot dogs, corn dogs and all the fixings as well as both hot and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Patrons may eat in or carry out. For more information, call St. Leo’s at 289-2767.

December 12

u A shower for friends and customers to express love and appreciation to Jim and Gelean Wicks, owners of the Depot Restaurant, which recenlty burned, will be held Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For more information call Pat Dixon at (334) 295-5524 or (334) 295-8230.

December 16

u Volunteer Community Resident (VCR) will be having a Christmas Talent Show at the Demopolis Civic Center Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. To be a contestant, call Jennifer at 289-5260, Terrie at 289-7151 or Aleicia at 289-1331.

December 25

u C.T.O., Inc. will conduct it’s 13th Annual Christmas Feeding and Give A Child A Wish Project on Sat., Dec. 25. This is one of our Major Fund Raising Projects, and we solicit your support in this endeavor. Your donations will enable us to prepare and deliver Christmas Dinners to 500 people and give toys to approximately 250 giftless children on Christmas Day. Toys will be given out on Sun., Dec. 19. Please help us by making a charitable donation to our Christmas Feeding and Give A Child A Wish Project.

February 25, 2005

u Two rivers arts council presents a Springer Theater production of Cotton Patch Gospel, at 7 p.m., Feb. 25, 2005, at the Old Main Street School.

Ongoing

u 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.

Church Calendar

November 25

u Everyone is invited to a Thanksgiving presentation, given by the Sunday school youth department of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro, as it presents its annual Thanksgiving Program. The event will be Thursday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. and Pastor Calvin Johnson will be the guest speaker.

The theme will be “Oh give thanks unto the Lord because He is good.” Calvin Jones is pastor, the Rev. Larmine Lone, associate minister, Dec. Dendrick Atkin, superintendent, and Dec. Michael Miller is assistant superintendent.

November 28

u Gilfield Baptist Church, 1900 County Road 1, Old Springhill in Gallion will host the 52nd church anniversary of its pastor the Rev. and Mrs. M.C. Jones Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Terry Gosa and the Eastern Star Baptist Church Family will be special guests.

u One hundred women in red, one hundred men in black will be presented Sunday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at the Saint Matthew A.M.E. in Greensboro.

December 9

u Grove Hill Baptist Church will present to the community its “Life of Christ Drive-Thru” celebrating various events in the life of Jesus Christ in 14 live scenes.

Come join us at 140 South Church Street in Grove Hill, Alabama on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9-10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and experience accounts from the Bible brought to life. The “Life of Christ Drive-Thru” is a ministry of Grove Hill Baptist Church and is free to all who attend.

For more information, contact Grove Hill Baptist Church at (251) 275-3238. (Event will cancel in case of rain)

Ongoing

U The Hope Hill Sunday school discuss class will be every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hope Hill Center on East Pettus Street.

U Bro. Freddie Charleston of the Nazareth of Galilee Baptist Church will host the Sunday school discussing class.

His topic will be Creating a New Covenant.

If you would like to attend, the discussing is held every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Hope Hill District.

If you would like to host a Sunday school discussion, please call Sister Terrie P. Charleston at 289-7151; the Hope Hill District, Rev. Sid Rowser, Sr.-moderator.

U Many people have family members who once attended and are buried at the Old Spring Hill Methodist Church. The cost of upkeep is very high. Many of our older, loyal benefactors have died. This has resulted in a lack of funds, which have been donated. Please enable us to have the funds needed to ensure that the proper maintenance of the property continues. Remember many of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other relatives once attended the church and are buried here. Please send donations to Old Spring Hill Methodist Church and Cemetery, c/o Ruth Allen, 885 County Road One, Gallion, Ala., 36742. Services at the church are on the first and third Sunday of every month at 5 p.m.

U The James B. Rogers Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets each Friday at 7 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Parish house for food and fellowship. All men in the community are invited to attend. For more information, call 289-3363.

U Bible Class is held at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Demopolis every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

U Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Star Baptist Church.