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Lesson schedule at Tom Byrne Park pool
Registration for the second session of swimming / diving lessons at the Tom Byrne Park pool will be Monday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Small group lessons will be offered Monday – Friday with each class being 1 hour each day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Session II will be Monday, June 25 – Friday, July 13. One-on-one lessons will be offered Tuesday and…
Youth football league seeks refs
The Escambia River Youth Football League is looking for persons ages 18 and above in the Excel, Uriah, Flomaton, Poarch, Straughn, Brewton and East Brewton communities to officiate games this fall. Games are played each Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for 6-8 weeks and officials are well compensated. Interested persons should send an email to monjoured@yahoo.com or text to 251-362-5837 for more information.
Light turnout for 2018’s first Market in the Park
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although Saturday (June 9) gave little indication, those who grow vegetables, fruits and nuts — or those who whip up home-made jams, jellies and such — are sure word will spread quickly that the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Market in the Park promotion is under way. Less than a dozen veggie vendors, honey hawkers and baked-goods barkers were on hand to market…
Churches feed multitude of first responders, families
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer There weren’t 5,000 people there, and there was lots more food than five barley loaves and two fishes. But a collaborative effort between a wide range of diverse churches to honor current and former first responders had some similarities to the miracle performed by Christ and reported in all four Gospels. The event, titled “First Responders, Our Amazing Heroes,” took place Saturday, June 9,…
Summer readers have ‘dog-gone good time’ at library
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer It was apparent to the hundred or so youngsters and adults who attended the June 8 installment of Atmore Public Library’s summer reading program that the local book repository had gone to the dogs. And each one loved the fact that it had. As promised on her website, Michelle Harrell and Michelle’s Magic Poodles —— her cadre of curly-haired canines — provided a “dog-gone…