Contributed 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

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 28, 2004

January 24

Parents in Linden with sons in grades one through five are invited to attend a meeting Monday, January 24, 2005, to acquaint them with the Cub Scout program. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held in Courtroom No. 2 of the Marengo County Courthouse.

The Linden Rotary Club recently voted to sponsor the new pack. Representatives from the Rotary Club and the Prairie District will be on hand to answer questions and explain the next steps to be taken in the formation of the pack.

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For more information, call Glass at 295-1153 or Don Self at 295-4376.


Applications are now being evaluated for The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp.

The camp is by invitation only.

Boys&Girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply.

College Basketball Scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team.

For a free brochure, call (704) 373-0873 anytime.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the AA Building, 118 East Washington Street. Coming soon, AlAnon family group.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Church – Ongoing

Westside baptist church would like to invite everyone to attend Sunday services which begin with Sunday school at 9:45a.m., worship services at 11:00a.m. Sunday night services begin at 6:00p.m. Our wednesday night services also begin at 6:00p.m.Westside Baptist Church is located at 801 Maria

ave. in Demopolis,Al. Everyone is invited to attend.

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 7:00 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.

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.

Community Calendar

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.

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 will get you 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.

January 7

Baseball Camp will be held on Jan. 7-9 for Grades 6-8 and Jan. 21-23 for Grades 9-12 in Jena, Alabama at Baseball Country.

Staff includes Andy Phillips-Homerun record holder (University of Alabama) now playing with the New York Yankees, Coach Kenny Burns-Director of Baseball Country, and Lee Evans-Catcher for the Atlanta Braves.

For more information please call (205) 333-8393 or e-mail

February 25, 2005

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.


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.

Angel Wing Gallery is looking for young artists to participate in a special fundraiser for Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Tuscaloosa publisher Catherine Randall will host an auction of children’s paintings to benefit the hospital and children ages 2 to 16 are being sought to donate a piece of art. For more information, contact Karen Davison and Angel Wing Gallery, 104 N. Walnut Ave., across from the Rosenbush Building or call 289-2930.