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True colors
The Escambia Academy Cougar Pride Color Run was held Saturday, October 14. The walk / run featured a designated 5K course. During the race, participants were doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line. The turn-out was good for the first event of this kind at EA. Shown are participants at the end of the run. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Leadership Atmore 2018 under way
The Leadership Atmore Class of 2018 kicked off with the opening retreat at Camp Beckwith September 26-27. The retreat is always one of the highlights of Leadership. The 2018 program co-chairs are Hannah Johnson and Dawn Skipper. According to Johnson, at the retreat, the class participated in several team-building elements such as the birthday log, floating island and leap of faith. As with every class before, the retreat is structured…
Fun at the fall carnival
The Huxford Elementary School Fall Carnival is always well attended and a lot of fun. This year’s carnival was held Thursday afternoon, October 5. One of the highlights is the kiss the pig event, with the “kisser(s)” selected according to which classes raise the most money. This year Lora Matheny, a new teacher at HES, and Magen Baggett were the top two teachers. They put on their “pig kissing” lips…
Lassiter speaks at Lions Club
The Atmore Lions Club met on Wednesday, October 4. The speaker for the program was Hope Lassiter, Atmore Public Library director, who spoke on the Atmore Bicentennial Committee. She outlined the two hayride tours which the committee will sponsor at Williams Station Day on the 28th of October. Committee member Nancy Karrick outlined the April 29, 2018, band / choral program to be presented by Escambia County Middle School and…