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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 fundraisers 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.
Addison Rescue Squad selling 9-1-1 reflective signs
The Addison Rescue Squad is currently selling 9-1-1 reflective signs for $20 each.  Those who live within the Addison Rescue Squad coverage area who would like a rescue squad member to put their sign up for them can pay an additional $5.  Proceeds will go to help the rescue squad purchase and maintain equipment.  To purchase a sign, see any rescue squad member or call 256-339-0720.
Narconon offers help
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.
Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or: DrugAbuseSolution.com
Saturday, Aug. 1
Hill-Wakefield family reunion
Descendants of Thomas Hill and Tildy Wakefield Hill are cordially invited to a family reunion Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Double Springs Municipal Build-ing, located on Highway 195 South.  Lunch will be served, with meat for the meal provided.  Please bring a covered dish.  Also please bring old family photos and family tree information.  For more information, contact Linda Moody at 205-489-5091.
Sunday, Aug. 2
Phil Campbell High Alumni Day
Phil Campbell High School Alumni Day will be Sunday, Aug. 2, in the PCHS lunchroom.  The program and meal will commence at noon immediately after church services.  Each plate lunch will be $10, and each alumnus is asked to bring a dessert to accompany the meal. The new school will be open for the public to view.  Please bring your yearbooks and old photos from the past for others to view.  Donations will be accepted the day of the luncheon to cover the costs of this and future reunions.  For more information, contact Lynn Landers, PCHS alumni president, at 256-810-4572.  All alumni, faculty, administrators, coaches, sponsors and support personnel past and present are cordially invited to attend.
Sunday, Aug. 2
Homecoming at South Haleyville Church of God
South Haleyville Church of God, located behind Jolly Dan’s, will be having homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 2.  Church begins at 10 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.  An afternoon singing will be held at 1 p.m., with Pure Harmony as the guest singers.  Pastor Frankie Miller welcomes everyone to attend.
Trinity Baptist holding fellowship concert
Trinity Baptist Church, located on Highway 195 in Haleyville near Lakeland Community Hospital, invites everyone to a fellowship concert Sunday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m.  Nashville-based artists Michael Anthony Curtis and Garrett Miles - who appeared on the 2015 season of “American Idol” - will be performing.  For more information, contact Pastor C.R. Hood at 205-486-8774 or 205-269-2186.
Monday, Aug. 3
Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy meeting
The officers and directors of Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy will meet Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of Traders & Farmers Bank, located on County Road 41 in Arley.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.
Haleyville First Baptist Church holding fundraiser supper
First Baptist Church in Haleyville will be sponsoring a Swamp John’s fundraiser supper Monday, Aug. 3, from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Village East Shopping Center off of Highway 195.  Plates will cost $11, and will include a choice of fish, shrimp, chicken or a combination of meats, along with fries, slaw, hushpuppies, a pickle, onion slice and tea.  Proceeds will go to benefit the church.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
Haleyville Middle School Locker Day 
Haleyville Middle School will be holding its locker day Tuesday, Aug. 4.  Sixth graders are to come between 8-10 a.m.; seventh grade between 10:30 a.m.  and noon and eighth grade between 1:30-3 p.m.  Lockers are $5, and only one locker per person.  All students are urged to attend.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
New student registration and locker day at Haleyville High School
Haleyville High School will be holding new student registration Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  New students will need to bring proof of residency, their birth certificate, proof of immunization, social security card and grades from the last school they attended.  Locker rentals for the 2015-2016 school year will also be taking place on this date from 10 a.m. until noon.  The cost is $10.  Lockers for physical education classes will be $3, and will be available for rental the first week of school.
Aug. 5-8
VBS at Bethel Baptist Church
Bethel Baptist Church, located on Highway 79 in the Dime community, will be holding Vacation Bible School Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 8.  Weeknight classes will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday classes will be from 9 a.m. until noon.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Aug. 6
Open house at Phillips Elementary
Phillips Elementary School will be holding open house Thursday, Aug. 6, from 3-6 p.m.  Class lists will be posted at this time, and students can bring their school supplies and meet their teachers.  Any new student will be allowed to register at this time, as well.  All PES students and their parents are urged to attend.
Saturday, Aug. 8
Granny Wakefield reunion at Natural Bridge
Descendants of Julie Hill “Granny” Wakefield and her children - Walter, Luther and Simion “Sim” Wakefield, Tildy Wake-field Hill, Callie Wakefield Mobley and Nervia Wakefield Harper -  are cordially invited to a family reunion Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Natural Bridge Community Center, located on Highway 13 just north of the four-way stop.  Lunch will be served, and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.  Also, please bring old family photographs.  For more information, call 205-921-0759.
Benefit singing at Pleasant Hill #2
There will be a benefit singing Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church, located on Highway 195 near Ashridge.  The guest singers will be Bama Blu-Grace and Eagle’s Wings.  Proceeds will go to benefit David and Susan Holman.
Watermelon Day at Haleyville Farmers Market
If you are a connoisseur of that delectable summer fruit - watermelon - then the Haleyville Farmers Market has the perfect treat for you! Saturday, Aug. 8, will be watermelon day at the Farmers Market, located at Rocky Ravine Park off of Highway 195, from 10 a.m. until noon.  There will be free watermelon samples from all different varieties of the summer treat, allowing visitors to really enjoy the bounty of different tastes the watermelon has to offer. At 11 a.m., there will be a watermelon seed spitting contest, with the winner taking home a free watermelon.Come out and join the fun, and see just what the Farmers Market has to offer!  
Sunday, Aug. 9
Revival at Liberty Grove Baptist
Revival at Liberty Grove Baptist Church, located on County Road 15, in the Ashridge community, will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, through Wednesday, Aug. 12. Sunday night service will begin at 6 p.m., and weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be Kerry Smith. Pastor Ronnie Marbutt and the church congregation invite everyone to attend.
Monday, Aug. 10
Open house at Haleyville High and Middle schools
Open house for both Haleyville High and Middle schools will be Monday, Aug. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
At HMS, students will receive their schedules, then go through a mock school day so students and parents will be able to meet the teachers and get class information. At HHS, a presenation will be held in the gym at 6 p.m.  After that, students and their parents will participate in an abbreviated schedule, where they will have an opportunity to meet the teachers and get a firsthand look at the daily activities they will participate in throughout the school year. The first day of school for Haleyville is Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Lynn High School Locker Day
Lynn High School will be holding its locker day Tuesday, Aug. 11.  The times for students to come will be as follows: seniors and freshmen - 3:30 p.m.; juniors and eighth graders - 4 p.m.; sophomores and seventh graders - 4:30 p.m. The cost to rent a locker will be $15.  All students must purchase a locker.  No sharing. Please have correct change or a check made payable to Lynn High School.  All sales are final.  No refunds will be given. Late students will not be allowed to purchase until all time slots are finished. Parking permits will also be sold during locker day.  The cost for a parking permit will be $5, and students must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance in order to purchase one.  All students who drive on campus must have  a parking permit. Locker day will coincide with School Eve, a wonderful program where students can come to the school with their parents, meet their teachers, pick up their schedules and find out where their classes will be.  School Eve will take place from 4-7 p.m., with a parent meeting taking place at 6 p.m. All students who plan on attending Lynn High School and their parents are urged to attend.
Open house at Haleyville Elementary
Haleyville Elementary School will be holding open house Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 5 - 7 p.m. All students and their parents are encouraged to come out to drop off their school supplies, meet their teachers and get ready for the new school year. Orientation for kindergarten students will be in the cafetorium at 5:30 p.m.  All kindergarten students and their parents are highly urged to attend.
Aug. 14-15
Pebble Bluegrass Festival
PEBBLE - Great bands will once again take the stage at the Pebble Community Center for the bi-annual Pebble Bluegrass Festival. Clear Blue Sky, Lost in Time and the Sparks Family will be the featured performers, but all bands and pickers are welcome to come. The music will kick off Friday Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., with Saturday’s music beginning at 2 p.m.  Tickets for the entire weekend are $10.  Friday night only tickets are $5, and Saturday only tickets are $7.  Tickets for children 6-12 are $2, and children under 6 get in free with an adult. Camp sites are available at the Community Center for $10 per day, with power and water hookups. Swamp John’s plates will be available Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22
People First benefit yard sale
People First of the Winston-Marion ARC will be having an inside yard sale Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 7 a.m. at the ARC Center off of Highway 129 behind Grace Baptist Church. There will be a variety of items for sale. Proceeds will go toward fees associated with activities and trips for the individuals who attend the ARC.



















 




 



































 




































 






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