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Note: Upcoming Events run as space is available at no charge to non-profit groups. Events run in order by date. To help ensure good coverage of your event, please submit the item well in advance.  You can call-in your events at (205) 486-9461, fax us at (205) 486-4849, or send an e-mail to nwanews@centurytel.net.
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Need Help Obtaining Prescriptions
Do  you need help in obtaining prescription medications? The Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments SenioRX Prescription Drug Assistance Program may be able to help you if you meet certain qualifications. They are: ages 55 years or older; disabled of any age in the 24-month Medicare waiting period (disability Social Security letter required); if  you are in the Medicare Part D Gap. This program is a partnership between the state of Alabama, Alabama Department of Senior Service and NACOLG/Department of Aging Services and the pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Ashridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary Taking New Members, Volunteers
The Ashridge Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary is welcoming new members or volunteers to join their organization, which has an ultimate goal of raising enough money to purchase land and build a community center for everyone in the Ashridge community to use.  The Ladies Auxiliary holds fund raisers of various kinds, and any help would be appreciated.   You do not have to have a family member in the Ashridge Fire Department to be a Ladies Auxiliary member.  To find out more, contact Renee Baker at (205) 272-9506.
Post Home for rent
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home 4543 is available to rent for group functions. If you need a place to hold a birthday party, family get-together or other activity, the VFW Post Home located at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and CR 17 in Delmar is available. For more information, contact Commander Dwight Thomas at 205-486-2564.
Sept. 14 - 19
Revival at Mt. Vernon Baptist
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, located in Natural Bridge, will be holding revival Sunday, Sept. 14, through Friday, Sept. 19.  Sunday night services will begin at 5 p.m., and weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m.  The evangelist will be John Humphries.  Pastor Steve Miles and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Sept. 15-19
Revival at Pleasant Hill No. 2
Pleasant Hill No. 2 Baptist Church, located on Highway 195 in Ashridge, will be holding revival Monday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Sept. 19, with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night.  Chad Wise will be the guest speaker.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Sept. 17-20
Lions Club Fair returns to Haleyville
The Haleyville Lions Club will sponsor the bi-annual family fair Wednesday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20, in the parking lots behind McDonald's in Haleyville.  Armbands will be available for $14, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides.  Area businesses will also have $2 discount coupons for armbands.  Proceeds will go to benefit the Haleyville Lions Club with their charitable projects.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Delmar School reunion
The Delmar School reunion will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on County Road 20 in Delmar.  All former students and their families are encouraged to bring a covered dish and any memorabilia to share.
Crow(e) Family Reunion
The annual Crow(e) family reunion will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the fellowship hall of Pleasant Ridge Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1970 Military Trail in Hamilton.  A covered dish lunch will be served at noon.  For more information, contact Linda or Jane Crow at 205-921-3730 or Jo Ann Stidham at 205-921-9869.
Benefit Spaghetti Supper
The Ashridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit spaghetti supper Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at the fire station.  Plates will cost $7, and dine-in or carryout will be available.  Proceeds will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary.
Sunday, Sept. 21
Pruitt family reunion
The Pruitt family reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Traders & Farmers Bank Bernice Hilton Walker Building in Double Springs beginning at 9 a.m.   Please bring a covered dish.  For more information, call 205-489-5802.  All family members are cordially invited to attend.
Homecoming at Guin Church of God
Guin Church of God will hold homecoming Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday School, and worship service at 11 a.m.   Danny Smith will be bringing the message.  Lunch will be served at noon, and The Trailsmen Quartet will be the guests for the afternoon singing at 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 21-24
Revival at Meek Baptist
Meek Baptist Church, located at 360 Helicon Road in Arley, will be holding revival Sunday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. each night.  The Sunday morning speaker will be Larry Hyche with First Baptist Church in Decatur.  Sunday evening’s speaker will be Scotty Hogan with Westmeade Baptist Church in Decatur.  Paige Muncher Givens will be singing and leading the worship Sunday morning and evening.  The speaker for Monday evening will be Dusty McLemore of Lindsey Lane Baptist Church in Addison.  Tuesday’s speaker will be Kevin Hamm with First Baptist Church - Gardendale and Wednesday’s speaker will be Tim Anders from Clements Road Baptist Church in Athens.  Adam Rogers will lead worship Monday-Wednesday.  A free meal will be served each night of the revival at 5:15 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  Children’s worship services will be offered for 1st-6th graders each night of the revival, and nursery services will be available for infants through kindergartners.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Revival at South Haleyville Baptist
South Haleyville Baptist Church will be holding revival Sunday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 24.  Sunday service will begin at 5:30 p.m., and weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Ricky Mann.  Pastor Frank Chaney and the church congregation invite everyone to attend.
Monday, Sept. 22
Concert pianist Robert Cowan to perform at Lakeshore
The Winston County Arts Council will be hosting renowned concert pianist Robert Cowan in concert Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Lakeshore Restaurant off of Highway 278 east of Double Springs. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the concert will follow.  Tickets ar $15, and can be purchased from any Arts Council member or at Lakeshore Restaurant.  Proceeds will go to benefit the Winston County Arts Council.
Sept. 22-24
Revival at Mt. Joy
Revival services will be conducted at Mt. Joy Church, located in Phil Campbell, Sept. 22-24, at 7 p.m. John McCullar will be the evangelist. Pastor Coy Morgan and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Winston Sheriff's Office sponsoring Hooves, Horns and Claws seminar
The Winston County Sheriff's Office will be sponsoring a free "Hooves, Horns and Claws" seminar Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Double Springs Municipal Building, located at 23415 Highway 195.  Biscuits and coffee will be served at 7:30 a.m.  The seminar will review Alabama's animal and livestock laws.  Pre-registration by Saturday, Sept. 20, is requested.  To register, call the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 205-489-8765.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Blood Drive
Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Student Government Association will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., in the student center on the Phil Campbell campus. The Franklin County Cattlemen will be on hand grilling beef burgers for all donors. Be sure to bring a photo ID or your donor card.
Thursday, Sept. 25
Fundraising dinner
A Swamp John’s fundraising dinner will be held Thursday, Sept.25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Village East Shopping Center, located on Hwy. 195 east, in Haleyville. You will have your choice of fish, chicken, shrimp or combination plate for $10, served with slaw, onion, hushpuppies, pickle and tea. Littleville Methodist Church invites you to come out and enjoy the fellowship.
Sunday, Sept. 28
125th Anniversary
Friendship Baptist Church, in the Upshaw community is celebrating its 125th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 28, with Old Fashioned Sunday. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m., with dinner on the ground at noon and bluegrass music in the afternoon. Pastor Donnie Carroll and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Revival services
Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, located in the Black Pond community, will conduct revival services Sunday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Oct. 1. Sunday services start at 6 p.m., with the weekday services at 7 p.m. Evangelist will be Marcus Morrow. Pastor Mickey Millican and the congregation invite the public to attend.
Monday, Sept. 29
877th Engineer Battalion Retired Employees meeting
The next quarterly meeting of the 877th Engineer Battalion Retired Employees will be conducted Monday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., at Cedar Landing Restaurant, in Winfield. All former full-time unit support employees (unit, OMS, R&R, etc.) are invited to attend. Lunch is Dutch treat. Come and enjoy the fellowship.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Fundraising dinner for mission team
Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church’s Belize mission team will sponsor a Swamp John’s fundraising dinner Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m. in the Village East Shopping Center parking lot on Highway 195 in Haleyville.  Plates will cost $10, and all proceeds will benefit the mission team.
Friday, Oct. 3
Homecoming at Addison High School
Addison High School will be celebrating its homecoming Friday, Oct. 3, and the Class of 2015 plans to honor all 10 of the school's state championship teams spanning softball, football and volleyball at a pre-game ceremony.  All members of the 1996 softball team, 1970, 1976 and 2005 football teams and 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2013 volleyball teams are cordially invited to attend.  Also, the Class of 1965 will be honored at the ceremony, having reserved seating on the 50-yard line.  For more information, call the school at 256-747-2286.
Sunday, Oct. 5
Tiny Miss Calendar Girl Pageant in Winfield
Winfield Park and Recreation will be sponsoring the third annual Tiny Miss Calendar Girl Pageant Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Pastime Theatre in Winfield.  This pageant is open to all girls.  Dress is casual attire.  For more information and to register, call the Winfield Community Center at 205-487-6710.  The deadline to enter is Friday, Sept. 26.


























 




































 






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