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Youth Leadership Atmore tours Montgomery
By VICTORIA SAWYER Special to Atmore News Youth Leadership Atmore visited our state’s capitol on Thursday, April 6. The group had a busy day meeting with government officials and touring the Alabama State Capitol, the Civil Rights Memorial Center, and the Alabama Judicial Building. The day began at the Capitol with State Treasurer Young Boozer and Secretary of State John Merrill. While visiting these officials in their offices, the class…
FNB&T supports financial literacy event
First National Bank & Trust personnel participated in the first Poarch Creek Indian Financial Literacy event Wednesday, April 12. The goal for this event was to increase financial literacy among PCI employees. Bryan Fayard is the Financial Education Counselor with PCI. FNB&T also provided an iPad as one of the door prizes. Shown, FNB personnel Brandy Giger, left, and Andrea Beasley, right, present the iPad to Cindy Martin, center.
Recycled electronics fill two trailers at Poarch
A continuous stream of trucks, cars and SUVs pulled into the Poarch Creek Indians fire station Saturday, April 22, and left behind heaps of scrapped television sets, vacuum cleaners, half-empty cans of paint, fluorescent bulbs and similar items. And nobody complained. In fact, organizers of the twice-yearly electronics recycling and household hazardous waste collection event were tickled over the amount of debris left behind. “We’ve had a good turnout,” PCI…
Helping Debbie
Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary held a bake sale and raffled a basket with lots of good stuff to raise money to help ACH nurse Debbie Rutherford who is battling cancer. Linda Lowrey won the raffle. Members of the Auxiliary are shown with Debbie, from left, Ernestine Arnold, Judy Rathsack, Thelma Grant, Sarah Hall, Debbie Rutherford, Marlene Forester, Patsy Brown, and Hazel Rolin.
Theodore couple wins ECHS barbecue festival
Last weekend’s Atmore Barbecue Festival provided local residents with an opportunity to sample some of the best grilled chicken, ribs and pork in the area, while also contributing to the economies of five of those communities. All 12 trophies and every penny of the $2,650 prize money went to a handful of “outside teams” who were judged the best of the bunch at the event, which took place Friday and…