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March 25

Senior Circle Supper Club will meet at Edge Regional at 5 p.m. Call for reservations by noon March 24, 670-5512.

March 26

National Senior Circle Day at Edge Regional Medical Center from 3-4:30 p.m. Entertainment, gifts and refreshments for everyone. A $50 grocery gift certificate will be given to one lucky member in a drawing. Bring a guest, ask them to become a member and enjoy the fun and benefits a membership provides. Reservations are a must by March 21.

March 27

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

March 31

Introduction to Disasters class to be held in Goshen from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Goshen Baptist Church in the fellowship hall.

April 1

The American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Omega Psi Phi from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the bus in front of McCall Hall The goal is 25 units. Help us reach 50 units.

April 3

The Healthy Schools – Healthy Kids Health Fair will be held April 3 from 1-6 p.m. at Charles Henderson Middle School.

The Colley Senior Complex, 715 Elm Street, will hold an Investment Seminar directed by Marcy Ingram on April 3 at 10 a.m. in the conference room.

Ms. Ingram is with Merrill Lynch in Montgomery and has conducted several seminars on Preservation and Investing in our area.

She has written a column for the Montgomery Independent for two-and-a-half years and has been published in The Montgomery Advertiser and other area publications in Alabama.

Call 808-8500 for more information.

April 5

At 9 a.m.

the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Troy Arts Council brings you Troy Fest: In Memory of Jean Lake on the square in Downtown Troy. Call 670-3838 for more details or to sign up.

The Brantley Garden Club will sponsor a Spring Garden Festival April 5 in Brantley at the Municipal Complex and Walking Trail. Admission is free to everyone. This event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. Exhibits will consist of flowers, bedding plants, crafts, gifts, food, lawn statues, birdhouse, garden supplies and much more.

Pioneer Music Day at Pioneer Museum on 231 North from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Troy Arts Council Spring Art Show Reception at The Emporium from 6-8 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a reception and art exhibition entitled &uot;Art and Architecture&uot; at The Emporim on Saturday, April 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show, which is planned as part of Troy Fest, will feature South Alabama artists and architects. It will remain on display Sunday, April 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. This exhibition is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council, which is backed by the Alabama Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

April 6

Troy Arts Council Spring Art Show at The Emporium from 1-3 p.m.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Wilson invite you to the celebration of their Golden Anniversary, April 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Roeton Baptist Church.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

April 7

At

noon the Annual Business and Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament

will be held at the Troy Country Club call 566-2294 for details or to sign up.

The Charles Henderson High School Athletic Booster Club will meet on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Come support the CHHS Booster Club-it beneifts all sports at CHHS!

April 10

April 10, the Colley Complex will go to Montgomery to see &uot;Clue: The Musical&uot; at Faulkner University Dinner Theater.

Tickets are $20 and the transportation fee of $3 is due in the office April 1. Sign up at the Complex or call 808-8500.

April 12

Leadership Pike Fund Raiser &uot;Steaks for Scholarship&uot; at Clay Hill Farms.

The Colley Complex will attend the matinee performance of the Passion Play, An Easter Classic, at the Atlanta Civic Center on April 12.

Upper-level seating is $18, transportation fee is $5 and the total fee is $23 due inthe office before April 2.

Sign up at the Complex or call 808-8500.

The Troy Rotary Club will hold a 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for Polio Plus Saturday, April 12, at the Troy Sportsplex. Run begins at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8;30 a.m. $15 per entrant. Brochures and applications will be available at local banks, WTBF radio or by calling 670-3284.

You may register the day of the event before 8:00 a.m. or you may pre-register.

April 13

You are cordially invited to join us for our Pastor’s Anniversary, at 2 p.m.. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Larry Bland of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Linwood. And Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. We are asking all who can and will to join and help make this occasion a success.

April 15

P.R.A.I.S.E. banquet at Troy Elementary School at 6:30 p.m.

April 16

Leadership Pike Agriculture Day.

April 17

TSU Concert Band at Claudia Crosby Theatre at 6 p.m.

April 18

The Malone Gallery at Troy State University will host a two-man art show featuring the work of Darius Hill and Jim Neel until April 18.

April 21

The Pike County Schools Art Students Exhibit will be displayed in Malone Gallery until April 25.

April 25

TSU Musical Theatre will present &uot;Into the Woods&uot; at 7:30 p.m. on April 25-26.

They will perform a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on April 27.

April 26

The Bullock County Historical Society will hold its annual Chunnenuggee Fair on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Union Springs on North Prairie Street. Juried arts and crafts fair. No admission charged. Coninuious entertainment from live bands and picnic type food. Interested arts and crafters call Elizabeth Smithhart at 334-738-8683. All other inquiries write to chariman Elton Cowart, Chunnenuggeee Fair, P.O. Box 5302, Union Springs, AL 36089.

The Troy Junior Women’s League is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. The deadline for applicants is April 26. Interested candidates should contact their high school guidance counselors for applications and more details.

April 28

The State Farm/City Awards Banquet will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.

April 29

Finale Concert: Collegiate Singers/Symphony Band/Chamber Winds and Crosby Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

May 1

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers – Montgomery Region will have a blood drive Thursday, May 1, at Troy Place from 11:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. in the game room.

Ongoing

Pike County Businesswomen Association will be having a half-year membership drive through the end of March.

The PCBW meet every third Wednesday at noon at The Pines Restaurant.

All interested businesswomen should call Shirley Boykin at 808-8868 or Linda Railey at 566-4882.

Pike County Grief Support Group usually

meets 1st Thursday night of the month at 6:30. The meeting is held in Brundidge at the Brundidge Station or in Troy at the Pike County Extension Office. Meetings are open to anyone who has recently or in years past lost a love one or a friend. For more info call 735-3558 or 566-6423.

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 13-14. Please contact Melissa Henley Parsons at 320 Quail Hollow Rd., Ozark, AL 36360, at (334) 445-2641 or chhs83@hotmail.com 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.

The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary will meet every first Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at 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 USS Maddox Destroyer Association is planning a reunion (DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731) for Sept. 3-7 in Buena Park, Calif. Contact Cliff Gillespie at (714) 960-5283 or cwgilles45@aol.com. For snail mail: 215 Wichita Avenue, #605, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648.

The Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) in Pike County will begin taking call-in appointments for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHeap) starting January 2. You may call the OCAP office in Troy at 566-1712 to make an appointment. You may call the Brundidge office Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 735-2526 to make an appointment.

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.

Open your heart and your home to an international student. Pacific Intercultural Exchange needs host families in your community for academic year and semester homestay programs. If you are interested in hosting student for the 2002-2003 school year, please call P.I.E. right away at 1-877-710-8949.

Pike County High School Class of 1992 is planning its 10-year reunion. If you are a member of this class or know someone who was, please email chrlesturtle@troycable.net and give your information.

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.

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 meets 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