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American Legion Juniors meet, exceed goals
The girls pictured are making poppies that are used to the memory of military who have given the ultimate sacrifice of themselves to secure and maintain the freedom we have in this country. These poppies have been used primarily at Memorial Day and Veterans Day to remember those who died in Flanders Field in World War l. This is one of the activities taught to young women who are members…
Auxiliary donates bench
The bench pictured here was donated to the William F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 in Atmore. Appropriately, the bench is constructed with a U.S. flag theme. Shown are, from left, Glenda Chancy, Auxiliary secretary-treasurer; Aubrey Stanley, Legion representative; Mary Stanley, Auxiliary president; and Elaine Swilley, Auxiliary chaplain.
VFW Auxiliary receives national, state recognition
Gayle Johnson, Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary president, and Jenny Hutto, Auxiliary secretary / treasurer, recently attended the State of Alabama’s VFW Convention in Birmingham. During the convention, the Auxiliary received two National Chief of Staff awards, numerous program awards, and Gayle received the Captain of the Team / Auxiliary President of the Year Award. The Auxiliary received the National Chief of Staff Auxiliary Award for the best use of publicity,…
An experience of a lifetime – Living, working on an aircraft carrier simulator
By PIA GORME Special to Atmore News From June 4 to June 9, I, along with 35 students from the Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) and B.C. Rain High School joined 171 other students aboard the National Flight Academy’s (NFA) simulated aircraft carrier, Ambition (CVT-11) at NAS Pensacola. The two schools are part of a program called the Brookley STEM Initiative. As part of this program, the selected…
United Bank receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial 
United Bank announces it has maintained its 5-Star Superior rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. The 5-Star award recognizes United Bank’s financial strength and performance and is based on profitability, capital, level of delinquent loans, charge-offs, repossessed assets and liquidity. The rankings announced are based on the bank’s March 31, 2017 financial results. BauerFinancial recommends that all financial institutions earn a 4…