Rainy Canoe homecoming
A rainy day may have kept some folks away from the Canoe Community Homecoming Saturday, November 23, but the folks who came out enjoyed shopping, buying some fresh home-grown satsumas, listening to the bluegrass trio, and getting lunch prepared by David Amos or the Wawbeek VFD. Shown visiting are, Phyllis Shipp, left, Charlotte Williams, center, and Kevin McKinley, event organizer.
Toy drive’s success seems to be diminishing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Most folks would consider $1,000 worth of toys a nice haul. But the head of a local firefighters group that collected that many toys last Saturday, November 23, pointed out that the total was nowhere near what is usually acquired through donations during the annual holiday project. “It seems to get a little lower every year, but every little bit helps,” said Atmore Fire…
A busy Lions Club meeting
Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club met November 20, at the Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium. President Bub Gideons called the meeting to order and led the Pledge. Kevin Garrett gave the blessing. Guests introduced were Kevin Garrett, Dale Ash, and Roz Dorsett. Also in attendance were officers from the newly formed Escambia County High School Leo Club. Videos showing children with cancer at Camp Rap-A-Hope gave members…
CCOA holds Thanksgiving dinner
Zion Star AME Church hosted the Concerned Citizens of Atmore (CCOA) annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, November 23. The Rev. Jean Archie is pastor of Zion Star. Concerned Citizens fed more than 100 elderly, sick and shut-in, and children Saturday. The day started with a praise service to the Lord at 11 a.m. Pastor Wayne Johnson, Emmanuel Faith Center, filmed and recorded footage on the dinner service. The Concerned Citizens of…
Open Mic competition a big hit
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer While hundreds strolled the sidewalks of downtown Atmore last Thursday to enjoy Music on Main, the several dozen who gathered in a grassy field on the northern rim of Main found just as much enjoyment. Each of the five singers who appeared on the lighted stage brought their own “fan clubs,” or cheering sections, making for a lively 90 minutes of competition. Some sang…