May 28, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 27, 2003


Charles Henderson Middle School Awards Day begins at 9 a.m.

May 29

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Senior Circle Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. for breakfast and to prepare the newsletter for mailing.

Charles Henderson Middle School's Eighth Grade Recognition Program is at 9 a.m.

May 30

Senior Circle members will leave for the Montgomery Zoo at 8:30 a.m. from Edge Regional.

There will be a Dutch treat lunch at the Sahara Restaurant at 1 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Admission is $3.50 or $4, depending on how many people go.

Call 670-5512 by May 9 to reserve your place.

May 31

The 11th annual class reunion for students who attended New Hope School in North Holmes County, Fla., is at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Hall on the old school site south of Highway 2 on 179A, the Geneva-Westville Road.

For more information, contact Foy Deal at 850-956-2496.

Blue Springs Youth Fishing Rodeo Kids Fishing Day is from 8-11 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. Anglers should bring a rod and reel, bait, stringer and ice chest (if desired). There are free refreshments for the kids. For more information call 397-4671.

The Springhill Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 87 in Springhill will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Spaces are still available and are $5 each.

Call Joyce Boutwell at 566-5111 or Nina Fay Hughes at 566-6520 to reserve a space.

June 1

Share Club of Cullman will host &uot;A Garden from the Heart&uot; tour. The tour hours are from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. The tour features outdoor living, patios, pool areas, gardens, gardening, and green houses as essential elements. Tour sites enhance ecology and artistry to create a unique southern lifestyle. All proceeds from the tour will benefit Hospice of Cullman. Tickets are $10.00 per person, all ages, and may be purchased at Hospital House, The Added Touch and from Share Club Members prior to June 1. On June 1, tickets will be sold at each home on the tour. For more information call Judy Hubbard, (256) 734-4060. No photographs or strollers.

June 2

The Pike County Courthouse is closed today in observance of Jefferson Davis’ birthday.

The CHHS Athletic Booster Club meets at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria with new Booster Club officers.

June 3

The Elizabeth Burford Bashinsky Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at Julias Restaurant at noon for lunch. A planning meeting at the Colley Senior Complex will follow.

June 10

The United Methodist Children’s Home-Therapeutic Foster Care Program will hold Group Preperation and Selection classes to train prospective foster parents now through August 12 at the Collegedale Church of Christ from 6-9 p.m. Call 807-6127 or 807-6145 for more information or to sign up.

July 4

The Kings and Pless Family Reunion will be held today and tomorrow at Segars Street Community Center. For more information, call Juanita Upshaw at 566-2811 or Ruby Lois Warren at 566-0305.

July 25

The Pike County High School Class of 1986 reunion is tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Brundidge Station. Cost is $50 per family for the weekend. Contact Patrick Hampton at 670-9765 or 268-0622.


Collegedale Christian School is now registering students for the 2003-2004 school year. We have openings in the K-3 and K-4 classes. Call the office at 566-7492.

A Navy reunion for USS Sperry (AS-12) Submarine Tender is October 2-4 in Marquette, Mich.

For more information, contact Wayne Roy at 906-346-3455 or and George Gallas at 517-784-7810 or

The Troy Public Library is taking orders for a third printing of the &uot;Heritage of Pike County, Alabama.&uot;

The publishing company requires 100 paid orders before publishing a third printing. To order, mail a check or money order to Troy Public Library, Attn: Rebecca McKinley, 300 N. Three Notch St., Troy, AL 36081. Costs are (including tax and shipping and handling): $76.50 if picked up at the library, $80.60 if mailed to Alabama residents and $75 if mailed to non-Alabama residents. Make checks payable to Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.

The Troy Public Library along with Friends of the Library is taking contributions for a new building. A larger building is needed so we can meet minimum state and national standards as well as provide better accessibility for children’s programs, the handicapped, adult classes/programs and our growing population of researchers. Your gift is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Troy Public Library/Friends of the Library Building Fund.

The Pike County Grief Support Group meets monthly on the first Thursday night of the month unless a holiday falls the first week and then they are held the second Thursday night of the month. All meetings are at 5:30 p.m. at the Pike County Extension Office. Meetings are open to anyone who has lost a loved one or a friend. All meetings are confidential. For more information contact Jennifer Garrett at 735-3558 or Ellouise Pennington at 566-6423. You may also email:

The Academy Street High School reunion committee needs volunteers to serve on the committee. The committee meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Bethel Missionary Church. Call 566-6512 or 566-3419 for more information.

The Charles Henderson High School class of 1983 is planning its 20-year reunion for June 6-7. Please contact Melissa Henley Parsons at 320 Quail Hollow Rd., Ozark, AL 36360, at (334) 445-2641 or if you’re interested in attending.

The Troy Children’s Chorus is a special community chorus for young people aged 8 and above.

The Chorus meets every Thursday afternoon from 4 – 5 p.m. and performs between 8 and 10 times a year.

The Chorus is regularly featured in concerts, including choral programs at Troy State.

They have performed at Troy Elementary, for the Music Study Club Founder’s Day and in a joint concert with the Birmingham Children’s Chorus.

Rehearsals are in the Choral Room in Smith Hall.

Further information can be had by calling the conductor, Catherine Allard, at 670-3503.

The Troy Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday at the Troy Country Club.

Troy Children’s Chorus meets Thursday afternoons from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Choral Room in Smith Hall, Troy State University.

The Troy Children’s Chorus is open to boys and girls with unchanged voices from age 8 up.

For more information please call the director, Catherine Allard, at 670-3503.

Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee for the Academy Street High School reunion. Meetings are every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call 566-6512 or 566-3419.

The Troy Arts Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Community Room of Regions Bank on the square. This meeting is open to the public.

The Pike County Commission wants to remind citizens no weapons or any items that can be construed as weapons are allowed in the Pike County Courthouse. The commission will not be held responsible for those items left with the DSI security guards.

Every Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., at the Colley Senior Complex, there will be a Country and Western Dance Band.

Volunteer needed to play the Piano for Monthly Singing at Pike Manor Health Care Center on the third Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you can possibly give one hour for this worthwhile project, please contact RSVP at 566-6158.

Notice: There is a company/group referring to themselves as &uot;Athletic Boosters&uot; contacting local businesses seeking ad sales on behalf of Charles Henderson High School. This organization is not affiliated with Charles Henderson High School. Anyone contacting you or your business on behalf of the Sports Booster Organization at Charles Henderson High School should be able to identify themselves as a member of the CHHS Booster Club. We are informed that an outside company is currently seeking support from local businesses indicating that the proceeds benefit our local programs. These efforts are not being taken on behalf of our local organization.

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they maybe eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.

Volunteers are needed for the America Reads Program. Anyone who can donate one hour per week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.) is asked to call Alisha Holley or Lauren Green at 566-6158. Volunteers can choose to go to Pike County Elementary, Goshen Elementary or Banks Primary.

The Heart of Dixie Chorus and the Troy chapter of Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America invites interested people to join us in song every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Colley Senior Complex.

The Kiwanis Club of Troy meets every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. For more information, call Joel Williams at 566-8484.

Toastmasters meet every Tuesday from noon until 12:50 p.m. in TSU’s Malone Hall Room 211. The club is designed to help its members improve their public speaking and leadership skills. For more information contact Betty Jo Savoie at 566-7500.

The Pilot Club of Troy will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn in Troy. Club members are encouraged to attend.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Become a Wiregrass Hospice Volunteer. For more information, please contact Ann Kelly at (334) 566-2122 or come by the office at 521 S. Three Notch St.

The Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified applicants to assist in acquiring quality affordable housing. For more information or for an application please contact Kim Livingston at 566-1712, Synkai Harrison, 566-0940, or Joel Lee Williams, 566-8484.

The Troy Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Troy Bank and Trust Company. The room is located on the Corman Avenue side of the bank. All caregivers and friends are invited to come for support or to learn more about this disease. The support group offers all types in information: Books, pamphlets and video that we can loan to help others understand and cope with Alzheimer’s Disease. For more information call Ann Marie Hussey 334-566-1819 after 6 p.m.

Country Road Cruisers Car and Truck Club’s monthly meeting is held at Country’s Barbecue in Troy every third Tuesday. Dinner at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Contact Dennis Griffith at 670-0233.

The Pike County Health Department would like to remind all citizens and civic organizations that there shall be no cooking and/or selling of any food products without a food permit issued by the Pike County Environmentalist. If there are any questions regarding this reminder please call The Pike County Health Department at 334-566-5592, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Wanted: Retired Federal employees and present Federal employees to join the National Association of Retired Federal Employees: NARFE. Our main goal is to protect the benefits that you have worked for. The Troy Chapter meets the first Thursday of each month at Barnhills Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. For more information call W.F. &uot;Sonny&uot; Mills, President at 562-3380; Bill King, Vice President, at 566-7708; Frances King, Secretary-Treasurer at 566-2771 or Boyd Drinkard, Membership Chairman, at 484-3375