In memory
For many area residents, lighting a candle is a tradition during the holidays. Each year, the staffs of Johnson Quimby Funeral Home and Atmore Memorial Chapel hold a Candlelight Memorial Service during which the public is invited to come by Johnson Quimby and light a candle in memory of someone who passed away this year or in a previous year. This year’s service was held Tuesday, December 12. Shown, Gail…
‘Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some…
Santa joins kindergarten students for breakfast
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kambi Gohagan, Mrs. Brooke Drinkard and Mrs. Anna Grant’s classes were treated to breakfast with Santa just before the holidays. The students’ parents were invited as well. Excited voices could be heard throughout the school, and soon the guest of honor – Santa – arrived.  This of course gave the children the opportunity to tell Santa (one last time) exactly…
ECMS participates in Toys for Tots
Escambia County Middle Peer Helpers sponsored Toys for Tots drive from November 12 to December 13. All homerooms were encouraged to participate. The homeroom with the most donations was rewarded a pizza party sponsored by Pastor Darryl North, Toys for Tots District Coordinator. The winning homeroom was Tyler Parker’s homeroom. News photos by Donna Fitzpatrick
The Gingerbread Man visits Perdido Elementary
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Students in Ms. Stabler’s first-grade class at Perdido Elementary School learned all about the Gingerbread Man; reading, math, team work, problem solving and architecture were all a part of this exciting lesson. After reading the story, The Gingerbread Man by Karen Schmidt, the students discussed the sequence of events in the story with their classmates. They had the opportunity to pretend that they had become…