Girls State, Boys State delegates honored
A reception for Boys and Girls State delegates was held at the American Legion Tuesday, August 22. Boys State and Girls State are designed to inspire participation in community and state government. Participants are chosen from the top students scholastically from the schools. Extracurricular participation in school activities is also important. These students tend to be outgoing. For Girls State, the American Legion Auxiliary can send only one student from…
Giving to others
Becki Sorrells, a drug court participant: “The staff and participants of the Escambia County Adult Drug Court wanted to reach out to our friends and neighbors from afar to show our love and support to the state of Texas during this time of crisis. I, myself, know what it’s like to lose everything you own to a hurricane and then to addiction. You just don’t know which way to turn. Any small thing can…
Serving for Eugene
A benefit was held Saturday, September 9, at Huxford Elementary School for Eugene Caraway who is battling cancer. Eugene and his wife Kim were not able to be there, but friends and family and the community turned out to help and to support the effort. There were fish and chicken plates, a silent auction, a cake auction, and warm fellowship. But that’s not the whole story. The first person on…
VFW Auxiliary holds peanut boil
The Atmore VFW Auxiliary held a peanut boil Saturday morning, September 9. They sold out of 150 pounds of peanuts, with proceeds going to benefit veterans. They also accepted $5 donations for VetDog pins to benefit the program which provides service dogs to veterans. Shown at the peanut boil are, from left, Auxiliary member Kathy Blackburn, veteran Jackey Croley, member Debbie Thornton, veteran Shug Thornton, members Jenny Hutto and Jackey…