English completes training
Atmore native SPC Courtney English, U.S. Army, has completed a course of training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The graduation ceremony was held September 27 from The Charlie Company 2nd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment. SPC English, AIT (Advance Individual Training) will be completed at Fort Lee, Virginia. She is the daughter of Patricia Gulley and Billy English. “It’s because of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that my battle buddies…
Katie Dreadin attends 50th reunion
Katie Dreadin recently attended her 50th high school reunion in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was accompanied by her son Geoff Sasser. Katie graduated in 1967 from William J. Palmer High School. “When I first got news of the reunion, I told Geoff I’d really like to go,” she said. “He spread the word to his brothers and sisters and I got a birthday card from all of them in June…
VFW Auxiliary kicks off Patriotic Art Scholarship – Contest Cash prizes awarded on local, state and national level
Atmore VFW Auxiliary #7016 announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships. On the local level, Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary will present monetary awards to top three: first place, $200; second place, $150; third place, $100. The winners from the Auxiliary level for the 2017 contest were Neelee Harrison,…
Bicentennial event added to WSD
Alabama is celebrating 200 years of statehood with the 200 Bicentennial initiative. Across the state, all types of events, exhibits and activities are being held to commemorate the anniversary. The celebration of Alabama’s 200 years is being held over three years: 2017 – Exploring Alabama 2018 – Honoring Our People 2019 – Sharing Our Stories Some area folks have been meeting to plan a 200 Bicentennial event to coincide with…
Mark your calendar
Ribs on Ridgeley Tickets are still available for Ribs on Ridgeley Thursday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Ridgeley Street. The meal includes ribs, green beans, hash brown casserole, a roll, and homemade pie. Food is being prepared by South Alabama Vending, Escambia County High School Culinary Arts Department, and Myrna Monroe (pies). Tickets, $40 each, are available at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street. Proceeds will go…