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Sky watch will feature Jupiter, Saturn, Mars

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on Sky watch will feature Jupiter, Saturn, Mars

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Amateur astronomers and those curious about the heavens will get a treat when two local men, with a little help from their friends, set up a special site for viewing three planets that are closer to our planet than they will be any other time this year. The “sky watch,” which will take place on […]

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BOE honors retirees

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on BOE honors retirees

The Escambia County Board of Education hosted a reception for the school system’s retirees Wednesday, May 18. Retirees and years of service are Felicia Carlton, 18.58 years; Deborah Curran, 31.74 years; Rebecca Daughtrey, 29 years; Sandra Davis, 10.83 years; Rose Ephraim, 17.92 years; Susan Fountain, 29 years; Dennis Hadaway, 32.92 years; Mytrice Hobbs, 21.22 years; […]

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Classes for seniors aimed at reducing falls, fear of falling

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on Classes for seniors aimed at reducing falls, fear of falling

Atmore Area YMCA has announced that it will begin offering “A Matter of Balance,” a class designed for older adults to help them learn more about fall prevention, how to follow personal plans to carry out fall prevention strategies, and to maintain changes in their daily lives which could help reduce the fear of falling. […]

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ABA donates to Wheels of Wellness – Donation given in honor of Dale Ash

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on ABA donates to Wheels of Wellness – Donation given in honor of Dale Ash

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The Wheels of Wellness program is pleased to announce receipt of a generous contribution of $1,000 from the Alabama Beverage Association. The donation is in honor of past-president Dale Ash who, along with her siblings, owns the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Atmore, which services Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe and the northern Baldwin counties. The Alabama […]

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FBC honors senior adults

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on FBC honors senior adults

First Baptist Church held a luncheon Friday, May 20, to honor their senior adults. The Rev. Arnold Hendrix, shown at left in back, presented plaques to Ellon Lowery, left, and Jeanette Smith, right, designating each as Senior Adult of the Year.

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Tiger Sul donates to Friends of Education

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Tiger Sul donates to Friends of Education

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Shannon Singleton, left, with H. J. Baker, Inc.-Tiger Sul Products, presented a donation to Nancy Helton, right, Director of Friends of Education of Escambia County, Inc., for their current projects. H. J. Baker, Inc., Shannon, and the other employees of Tiger Sul have been long time supporters of the education foundation

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Auditions set for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Auditions set for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Come be a part of the cultural event of the summer as The Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA) presents the Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” Auditions will be held Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts, 100 S. Trammell Street. There are roles for men, […]

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Leadership Atmore graduation

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Leadership Atmore graduation

The 2015-16 Leadership Atmore Class held their graduation ceremony Thursday, May 19. Graduates are, from left, front, Tom Tschida, Toni Rogers, Taylor Lee, Jessica Hadley, Wendy Rabon, Dawn Skipper, April Stewart; back, Chuck Brooks, Jennifer Sanders, Abby Moseley, Morgan Marsh. Not pictured is Anita Lucas.

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Second annual living history held

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Second annual living history held

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By KEVIN MCKINLEY Special to Atmore News The William Carney Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans and local reenactors proudly held their second annual living history at the corner of Highway 31 and Sardis Church Road in Wawbeek on Saturday May 14. The event focused on camp life for the average Confederate soldier. Reenactors such as […]

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Seniors enjoy ‘picnic’

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Seniors enjoy ‘picnic’

Each year, the Escambia County Area on Aging hosts a picnic in observance of Older Americans Month. This year’s event was held Tuesday, May 17, at the Flomaton Community Center. Due to the weather, all activities were moved indoors, but everyone still enjoyed the day. News photo by Gretchen McPherson / Tri-City Ledger

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