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Local VFW Auxiliary collecting art cards
Thirty-five (35) families, with 85 children ranging from newborn to 18 years old, currently reside at the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary #7016 is collecting cards to send to the VFW National Home for Children to be used in various arts and crafts projects. The Auxiliary is accepting all types of greeting cards, birthday cards, get well cards, Christmas and other holiday…
Home from the war – Body of former Atmore resident laid to rest
Henry Sollie has finally come home from the war. Sollie, a Marengo County native who grew up in Atmore, was one of 429 U.S. servicemen who died when the USS Oklahoma was sunk by Japanese torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His body had lain in an anonymous grave at Punchbowl, the national cemetery in Honolulu, since it was recovered from the ship’s wreckage, a…
VFW Auxiliary holding patriotic art scholarship contest
VFW Auxiliary# 7016 of Atmore announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships. Students must submit an original piece of artwork on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen and ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. The entry must…
FNB&T receives 5-Star Rating
BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, has announced that First National Bank & Trust has attained its highest 5-Star superior rating. A 5-Star rating indicates that First National Bank & Trust is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commended FNB&T for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of their community. “Community banks aren’t pushing…
Chamber banquet coming up
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce 71st Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, January 26, at The Club. Social hour and silent auction will be at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30. This year, the Chamber is sponsoring a split-the-pot drawing with 100 tickets being sold for $100 each. Note that only 100 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held the night of the banquet. The deadline is fast…