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Mt. Olive to hold foreign mission program
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church invites all to attend a special service to “show love and concern for our brothers and sisters beyond our borders.” The Annual Foreign Mission Program is planned for Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. The service is sponsored by NEPBSC of Alabama – Dr. Robert Alexander Jr., President; Dr. Q.E. Hammonds, Chairman; Dr. Monroe Tucker Jr., Coordinator; Dr. C.V. Taylor, Moderator, ESPD. Mt. Olive is located…
Powerlifting competition set for Feb. 25
Local men, women and children have a chance to show off their strength and physical abilities in order to help Atmore Area YMCA strengthen its physical structure. A powerlifting competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the YMCA’s 501 South Pensacola Avenue headquarters. Proceeds from the event, which actually consists of several separate competitions, will be used for the ongoing renovation of the organization’s facility, Men and boys…
Lions Club offering two scholarships
Atmore Lions Club is partnering with Alabama Lion Opportunity Youth Fund Scholarship to offer a scholarship to build and strengthen leadership, relationships, and power to serve among the youth in Alabama. The Alabama Lions Opportunity Youth Fund has approved two $1,000 scholarships for graduating high seniors in Alabama for 2017. Complete applications must be received by April 15, 2017. To obtain a copy of all the forms to submit the scholarship application…
Gamma Omega offering grant-in-aid
The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce the Annie Ruth Whitten Grant-In-Aid for high school senior girls who have chosen to go into the field of education. This grant-in-aid will be at least $150. The purpose of Delta Kappa Gamma is to promote professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education and to lead women educators to impact education nationwide,…
Dedication + hard work = Scholarship
Jarrett Nelson started out playing the trumpet in the Escambia County High School band, but when he got braces, he had to change instruments. So he went to the saxophone and became quite accomplished. But then it was time to start thinking about a college scholarship in music. Jarrett knew there were a lot of saxophone players vying for those coveted scholarships. He talked with ECHS Band Director Hayley Cockrell,…