Lions honored for years of service
The Atmore Lions Club had a special meeting Wednesday, February 21. District Governor of Lions Club International Claudia Wigglesworth, Daleville Lions Club, was on hand to present awards for years of service. This year, the local Lions Club celebrates its 90th year. Robert Maxwell has been a member for 65 of those 90 years. As a note of interest, his son Richard is in the club, and Richard’s son Chapman…
Karrick, Lancaster attend leadership training conference
Beta State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held a Leadership Training Day on February 24, at Dalraida Church of Christ in Montgomery. Approximately 130 members attended the event which featured Linda Navorska, Southeast Regional Director, as the presenter. Attending from Gamma Omega Chapter in Atmore were incoming chapter President Mary Beth Lancaster and Beta State Immediate Past President Nancy Karrick. Navorska presented the topics of leadership characteristics,…
Gormes attend conference
Paolo Gorme, left, and Pia Gorme, right, are shown with Fr. Victor Ingalls during the Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Conference (ACYC), held at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, last Friday through Sunday, February 23-25. Fr. Ingalls serves as a Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Mobile. About 450 youth from the diocese of Mobile attended the conference. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Alabama Senate makes state parks free for military vets
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As Governor Kay Ivey designated last Thursday “Military Appreciation Day,” the Alabama Senate passed five bills to support military veterans, including the Parks for Patriots Act which will give Alabama military veterans free access to state parks. The Legislature also held a joint session of the House and Senate to honor General Gus F. Perna, the commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command in Huntsville and Alabama’s…
ECMS students celebrate Black History Month
Escambia County Middle School students danced, recited poetry and sang several standards of the Civil Rights Movement during a February 27 assembly, “Rooted in the Past; Looking Toward the Future,” in celebration of Black History Month. More than 100 guests — including Escambia County Board of Education Chairman Willie Grissett Jr., Assistant Superintendent of Education Beth Drew, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor Amy Cabaniss and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor Sandra Reid — filed…