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ECHS Peer Helpers
The Escambia County High School 2018-19 Peer Helpers are shown above. Peer Helpers is a select group of students, facilitated by ECHS counselor Ashley Trawick, sponsored by the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council. One of the group’s main focuses is the fight against drug abuse among their peers. Shown are, from left, front, Luerensley Williams, Adonis Williams, Jaelon Wilson, Calvin Stots, Joshua Banks; middle, Madison Simmons, Arianna Silar, Olivia Simmons,…
Delta Kappa Gamma holds first meeting of the year
Special to Atmore News First Presbyterian Church of Atmore was the setting for the Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma to host its first chapter meeting of the year on the afternoon of Thursday, September 13. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for key women educators and promotes professionalism and camaraderie among its members. The Gamma Omega Chapter also sponsors grant-in-aid and scholarships for future educators and current…
VFW Auxiliary kicks off Annual Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest
Special to Atmore News Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post #7016 announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $29,500 in national scholarships. This year new categories, two- and three-dimensional art, have been added to the contest. Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork. Previously the contest accepted only two-dimensional…
New Horizons mentors youth
Special to Atmore News Escambia County Children’s Policy Council announces the creation of New Horizons Program to Atmore – the first site selected for this new program. New Horizons is a mentorship program for youth ages 11 to 16 years of age residing in Escambia County, Ala. It is an eight-month program meeting every fourth Saturday of the month during the academic school year. Felicia Bishop of Atmore is director…
Get your boiled peanuts here!
Nothing goes better with college football than fresh, hot boiled peanuts! The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 always has veterans at heart. They’re always “cookin'” something up to raise money for veterans – and this time they’re cookin’ up some peanuts. Join the local VFW Auxiliary at their annual Peanut Boil Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please note the new location – at Atmore Farmers…