Atmore News

Alfa, Farmers Federation recognize contest winners
Each year, in an effort to make students aware of the importance of agriculture, the Escambia County Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance sponsor the Farm-City Poster Contest. This year, two students at A.C. Moore Elementary placed in the contest. Students winning first place received $200. Students winning second place received $100. In addition, homeroom teachers of the winning students received the same amount as the students, with the stipulation that…
Christmas Around the World scavenger hunt
Dr. Stephanie Hulon, Perdido Elementary School’s IT schoolwide advisor, planned a great QR code scavenger hunt for Christmas Around the World for third-graders. Students used their chrome books and hunted the codes. Each student had a paper passport and went to different QR codes in the hallways to find out information about different countries and how their celebration of the holidays compared to ours. As a follow-up, the students wrote three…
‘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…
In memory
For many area residents, lighting a candle is a tradition. 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 13 on a stormy night. Shown,…
Perdido E/M students prepare for Christmas
Students in all grades at Perdido School have been busily preparing for Christmas through a variety of activities including art, creative writing, music, helping others and live performances. From third-graders collecting canned goods for the Prodisee Pantry, to Beta Club members shopping for their “adopted” family everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. Seventh- and eighth-grade Beta Club members enjoyed the live performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Shakespeare…