The Junky Pearl was named the December Business of the Month by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. Shown at the presentation Thursday, December 12, are, from left, Tom Tschida, Emily Wilson, Tracy Coleman Nelson, MaryAnne Heathcock, AJ Beachy, Jordan Barnett, Ruthie Stephens.
First United Methodist Church of Atmore will serve Holy Communion to the community Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Rev. Andy Gartman and congregation invite you to come as you are any time between those hours and be blessed by God’s sacred meal of grace on this sacred evening. The church is located at 311 S. Pensacola Avenue, Atmore.
Each year, the Derailed Diner’s dining car is transformed into the train car scene from the children’s book, The Polar Express. This year’s event was Dec. 6 and 7, and Dec. 13 and 14. The cast of Polar Express is shown, from left, Phil Johnson, Ellen Johnson, Santa, Derailed Diner Marketing Director Barbara Turk, Sharon Poulsen (seated), and Andrew Willis.
First National Bank & Trust hosted a book signing for local author Lou Vickery Friday, December 13. Vickery and Coach Sonny Smith recently released Winners’ Edge for Athletes and Coaches. While Smith was unable to attend, Vickery was glad to sign books for all who came.
News Staff Report Students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School have been busy creating ornaments for their Christmas trees. Not only have they been decorating, they’ve been involved in a Christmas tree decorating competition. Molly Barnett, the Rachel Patterson Leader in Me Leadership Events Action Team leader, coordinated the project. Each classroom was given a theme and created unique ornaments corresponding to their tree’s theme. Trees were donated by Central Farm…