Orange’ you glad Alabama grows satsumas
By KATIE NICHOLS Alabama Cooperative Extension System AUBURN, Alabama —The holiday season is a reminder to Alabama residents that satsumas are ripe for the picking. Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional agent James Miles said producers in south Alabama have been harvesting satsumas for nearly four weeks. Peak harvest season comes between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making satsumas a yummy gift or an easy grab in the grocery store. About satsumas Satsumas…
In memory
For many area residents, lighting a candle is a tradition during the holidays. Each year, the staffs of Johnson Quimby Funeral Home and Atmore Memorial Chapel hold a Candlelight Memorial Service during which the public is invited to come by Johnson Quimby and light a candle in memory of someone who passed away this year or in a previous year. This year’s service was held Tuesday, December 12. Shown, Gail…
‘Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some…
Santa joins kindergarten students for breakfast
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kambi Gohagan, Mrs. Brooke Drinkard and Mrs. Anna Grant’s classes were treated to breakfast with Santa just before the holidays. The students’ parents were invited as well. Excited voices could be heard throughout the school, and soon the guest of honor – Santa – arrived.  This of course gave the children the opportunity to tell Santa (one last time) exactly…
ECMS participates in Toys for Tots
Escambia County Middle Peer Helpers sponsored Toys for Tots drive from November 12 to December 13. All homerooms were encouraged to participate. The homeroom with the most donations was rewarded a pizza party sponsored by Pastor Darryl North, Toys for Tots District Coordinator. The winning homeroom was Tyler Parker’s homeroom. News photos by Donna Fitzpatrick