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LA Bikers Toyz for Kidz
More than 50 families in this area will have a Merrier Christmas, thanks to LA Bikers. For months, organizers Pee Wee and Annie Powell and Jody Jeter have been identifying children and families who could use a little help from Santa this year. They’ve been buying and collecting toys and bikes especially for each child on the list. The 16th annual ride, with dozens of bikers, was held Saturday, December…
YLA serves
The Youth Leadership Atmore class is a close-knit group. During the year, participating in various activities, they’ve bonded. But on Thursday, December 8, YLA went beyond themselves and participated in a Day of Service. The first stop was Walmart to shop for toys to donate to the LA Bikers Toyz for Kidz ride. Next stop – the Lavan Martin Assisted Living Facility in Poarch where they delivered Christmas cards and…
YMCA powerlifting competition upcoming
Local men, women and children will soon 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. The event, proceeds from which will support the ongoing renovation of the organization’s facility, will actually consist of several separate competitions. Men and…
Appreciating first responders
It was a first for Carney Lodge #549 in Atmore … but rest assured it won’t be the last. On Friday, December 9, the Lodge served lunch to members of the all uniformed Escambia County first responders – police departments, fire departments, ambulance services, and the sheriff’s department – who wanted to stop by between 11 and 2 and get a bite to eat. Lodge member Robert Skipper said this…
Hawt Mess ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Hawt Mess Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Derik Kidd, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Ariel Whatley, Michelle Uriegas, Paul Uriegas, Bub Gideons, Braxton Smith, Chris Singleton (back), Myles Smith in front of Sara Smith, Foster Kizer, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Kyle Lee, Makala Lee, Donna Lee, Jessica Franco, Sheryl Vickery, Anna Marie Johnson.…