Contributed The Alabama High School Graduation Exam and the Basic Skills Exit Exam will be given Dec. 6-10, at Demopolis High School according to the following schedule: Reading (AHSGE and Exit Exam)

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Community Calendar

December 1

Registration for Certified Nurse Assistant will be Dec. 1, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10 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.

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December 2


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. John Essex High School will have PTO meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. All parents are urged to attend this important meeting.

We will discuss the implementation of school uniforms. Sample uniforms will be on display.

Please come and show your support for our school and our children.

December 4

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. The Demopolis High School Class of 1995 will be holding its reunion planning meeting on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Mr. G’s Restaurant on Hwy 80 at 2 p.m.

All class members are asked to attend. For more information, please call (205) 422-7920 or email

December 5

The 2004 Toys for Tots Motorcycle Ride, sponsored by River City Bike Association of Demopolis will be held Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Meet at Parr’s Chevron on Hwy. 80 in Demopolis. Please bring toys to be distributed to the needy children of Marengo County this holiday season. If you cannot make this ride, but would like to donate a toy to this cause, Please see any club member.

December 13

Demopolis Masonic Lodge #49 will hold their Annual Member Family Christmas Party at the Masonic Lodge Hall, Hwy #80 East, at 6:30 p.m. Contact Eddie Willingham for more information.

December 14

Alabama State Nurses Association District 6 will meet Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. They will meet at the Demopolis Public Library.

C.E.U.s available.

December 16

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.

Around Town

December 2

Eutaw’s Annual Christmas Parade will be Thursday Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. Tree lighting and singing santa immediately following the parade."My Way," A tribute to Frank Sinatra, will be playing Dec. 2-8, at Meridian Little Theater, Meridian, Miss. Call (601) 482-6371.

December 6

The West Alabama Christmas parade will be Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Tuscaloosa. This event is a joint venture endorsed by the City of Tuscaloosa, the City of Northport and Tuscaloosa County. "Magical Spell of Christmas" is the theme for this years’ parade. The West Alabama Christmas Parade will be coordinated by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority again this year.

December 10

The Greater Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is getting out the word about our activities for Christmas season. On Friday, Dec. 10, businesses downtown will have Christmas Open House from 5-8 p.m. Santa Claus will be downtown at Outsidein and will also be available for pictures with children.

December 11

The Greensboro Christmas Parade will begin at 11:00 A.M. at Piggly Wiggly. The parade will travel to Main Street and turn left onto Tuscaloosa Street and left again onto State Street. The parade will disburse somewhere in the area of NAPA Auto Parts and Jimmy’s Food Mart. Our local National Guard unit has been selected to be our Grand Marshall group. Businesses, churches, schools, and clubs are encouraged to participate. Floats, decorated vehicles, antique vehicles, golf carts, and horses are welcomed. If you have any questions, contact Anne Bailey at Sledge Hardware at 624-8455 or Janice Day at J&J Jewelry and Gift Shop at 624-7103.

December 12

Get your tickes now for the MLT Christmas Tour of Homes. This tour will include the Swain Home, the Broome Home and the Roberts’ Home and possibly a fourth home. Tickets for this event are $20 and may be purchased at the MLT Box Office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, or call for more information, (601) 482-6371. The Magnolia Grove Foundation sponsors a holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1-3 p.m. at Magnolia Grove in Greensboro. This year’s theme, "Christmas in 1950," features the house in vintage decorations.

Local clubs will embellish the historic house museum and provide refreshments. Musical entertainment and a children’s activity is also planned. Magnolia Grove is located at 1002 Hobson Street in Greensboro’s histoic district. For more information, call (334) 624-8618.

January 15

Meridian Little Theatre’s Youth Division will be presenting a production of "Alice in Wonderland" on Jan. 15-16, 2005 for the general public at Meridian Little Theatre in Meridian, Miss.

Call (601) 482-6371.

Ongoing – Around Town

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. 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.

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.


December 9

Grove Hill Baptist Church will present to the community its "Life of Christ Drive-Through" 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 6-8 p.m. and experience accounts from the Bible brought to life before you. You can tune your car radio to a special station as you drive through the scenes and enjoy holiday music and messages as more than 200 characters and animals portray the Christmas story and so much more. The "Life of Christ Drive-Through" is a ministry of Grove Hill Baptist Church and is free to all who attend. Come and enjoy the true meaning of the Christmas season with family and friends. For more information, contact Grove Hill Baptist Church at (251) 275-3238. (Event will cancel in case of rain)

December 12

Christmas Concert with Greg Crowe, Andy Phillips and Mark Patterson, Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to attend this concert at Fairhaven Baptist Church at 1504 Cardinal St. in Demopolis, 289-0172.

The music ministry of First Baptist Church of Demopolis presents: "A Call to the Manger" on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at 109 S. Strawberry St., 289-0473.

Everyone is welcome.

Ongoing- Church News

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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