Atmore News

Obituaries for the week of January 4, 2017
Ruth Arlene Mininger Mrs. Ruth Arlene Mininger, age 77, of Moundridge, Kans. and formerly of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Moundridge. She was a homemaker. She was born in Goessel, Kans. to the late George and Leah Boeckner Dyck. She was a member of the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church. Mrs. Mininger is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Mininger of Moundridge; three sons, Gary (Roberta)…
Bible study set at FPC
Do you want to explore the deep mysteries of the tabernacle of the Old Testament and its variety of meanings for your walk with God today? If so, you’re invited to attend the First Presbyterian Church Ladies Winter Bible Study beginning Thursday, January 26, at 9:30 a.m., and ending April 6. Childcare will be provided. Beth Moore’s updated version of A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place dramatically illustrates God’s persistent…
WCA donates to Turtle Point, Flomaton Elementary
Wind Creek Atmore Property Manager Tim Ramer and Assistant Property Manager Terri Morris recently presented TITO checks to Flomaton Elementary School and Turtle Point Science Center, totaling more than $20,000. Both facilities have big plans for the funds they received. “The money will go towards our boardwalk renovations,” said Turtle Point Director Jackie Word. The project will cost roughly $50,000; until funds are raised the nature boardwalk will be closed…
Gaines Chapel marks Emancipation Proclamation anniversary
Although the deluge that continued across Atmore on Sunday, January 1, held down the attendance, it did little to dampen the spirit of those who attended Gaines Chapel AME Church’s celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation’s 154th anniversary. Only 31 people gathered in the local church to mark the anniversary of the document that is credited with effectively ending slavery in the United States, a fact that drew comments from two…
One last look back at Christmas – RP presents ‘The Night Before Christmas’
On December 1, Rachel Patterson Elementary first-grade students presented “The Night Before Christmas” to a packed house. London Forney was moderator for the evening. Characters were Jaliyah King – Tinsel the Elf; DeRihanna Riley – Holly the Elf; Jade Harrelson – Snowflake the Elf; Brysen Staples – Mr. Darling; Trinity Rabb – Mrs. Darling; Xavier Culliver – St. Nick. All students in the seven first-grade classes participated. Songs they performed…