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Church/Community Announcements: are free as long as there are no personal
messages and the event is
not being charged for (love offerings do not count, but
charging for vendor spaces does). Please keep the announcement to one paragraph
with who is presenting the event, what the event is, date, time, where it will be held
and contact information. If the event is a benefit for charity please provide the 501C
Fourth Creek Missionary Baptist Church Supter Sunday
To all pastors and churches in the surrounding areas: It’s that time again. As
we come together and fellowship with one another inthe 5th Sunday service
known as Super Sunday. This fellowship will he held Sun., Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
with the Fourth Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 80 in York. The Rev.
Kentray Sims, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Livingston will bring the
message along with combined choirs. Please come and share with us on
Super Sunday. We look forward to seeing you. Until then, be blessed. Rev.
Mitchell Carter is pastor.

Kinterbish Usher Federation Board Meeting
We will meet for our regular meeting on Sat., Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.  The meeting
will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cuba.  Asking all presidents or
someone from each church to attend.  We need to take care of end of the
year business.
We will meet Sun., Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel CME Church, Ward
for regular morning service.  Speaker for the morning service will be Rev. Doc
Lake, associate pastor of Black Bluff and Mt. Mariah Baptist Church Ward and
Whitfield.  All ushers are asked to attend.
Deacon Woodrow Wilson, president, Sis. Joann Sheffield, vice president and
Sis. Sylvia Bell, secretary.

5th Sunday 'Come Back to Church' Fellowship Service
The Northbound Bethlehem District Institute in Conjunction with the Galilee
Baptist Church  in Panola will host 5th Sunday 'Come Back to Church'
Fellowship Service on Sun., Nov. 30 beginning at 10 a.m. in Panola. Pastor
Napoleon Jones, moderator and Rev. Dr. B. Nelson Little, vice moderator.

Sumter Welcome Center Holiday Open House
The Sumter Welcome Center staff cordially invite you to our Holiday Open
House at Sumter Welcome Center Thurs., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Bellamy
Head Start School will be  out special guests. There will be food, fun and
entertainment.  R.S.V.P.: 205-392-5443, Jerry Hale, Manager, I-59 N & I-20 E,
Cuba, AL  36907. Email us:

Avoid Mortgage and Foreclosure Scams
If you are delinquent on your mortgage or struggling to pay your mortgage,
please call us. Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc. is a
HUD approved housing counseling agency with certified counselors on staff to
assist you with solutions to avoid foreclosure. Participants will have the
opportunity to speak with certified counselors about their mortgage concerns.
Assistance with requesting help with your mortgage is free! Call us to receive
invaluable information that may save your home! For more information,
please contact Stacey Taggart-Cotton, (205) 469-0388.

UWA Christmas Concert set for Dec. 5
The University of West Alabama and the Sumter County Fine Arts Council
present the UWA Fine Arts: Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in
Bibb Graves Auditorium. The UWA Choir will perform traditional holiday
favorites and international Christmas tributes.
The band is under the direction of Adam Anderson, and the UWA Choir is
under the direction of Willie Williams. General admission is $10 for adults and
$2 for students. Sumter County Fine Arts Council members and UWA
students are admitted free. UWA students must provide a valid student
identification card for free admission.
For over thirty years, the Sumter County Fine Arts Council has provided
quality entertainment and arts education programs to the West Alabama
community. The SCFAC, based in Livingston, Ala., is governed by a board of
directors whose members represent the west central Alabama area.
The SCFAC receives support  from the Alabama State Council on the Arts,
the National Endowment for the Arts, The University of West Alabama and
from other agencies, businesses and individuals. For more information about
joining the SCFAC, contact Dr. Judy Massey at SCFAC P.O. Box 1038
Livingston, Alabama 35470.

Alabama Conference of Black Mayors  Fourth Quarter Business Meeting
The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors fourth quarter business meeting
will be held in Gainesville at Gainesville Municipal Complexx on Dec. 19.  The
Honorable Mayor Carrie Fulghum will host ACBM’s final meeting for 2014.  
In addition there will be Mayors Networking Sessions, Mayor’s Dinner and
other scheduled activities at the Christmas Almost on the River Celebration.
For additional information, please contact Mayor Carrie Fulghum at
205.652.3393 or

Public Feedback Sought For Alabama College- and Career-Ready Standards
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is asking for public
input specifically related to the Alabama College- and Career-Ready
Standards (CCRS) in an effort to maintain the highest level of rigor and
challenge for Alabama K-12 public school students.
From now through the week of Dec. 15 the public can go to the Standards
Review Homepage and offer feedback on each standard for
English/Language Arts and Mathematics by grade.  Each week, standards for
each grade are available for review and comment, beginning with
The standards in the application are arranged by subject and grade level. To
respond to standards, participants must enter all required demographic
Review participants can select Agree if they are satisfied with the standard as
written or Disagree if they would like to see a standard modified. If Disagree is
selected, participants will be able to provide suggestions for rewriting or
changing the standard. Visit

Sixth Annual Christmas Almost on the River
The town of Gainesville will host its’ Sixth Annual Christmas Almost on the
River on Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The festival will be a celebration of
Christmas and fellowship of citizens in Gainesville and adjoining
neighborhoods. In the afternoon on Dec. 20 guided tours will take visitors to
numerous historic buildings, opening ceremony and picture with Santa at 9 a.
m., Parade at 11 a.m., horse show at 12:30 p.m., praise dancer and gospel
entertainer at 2 p.m., and awards and drawing at 4 p.m. For more information
about the festival please contact Mayor Carrie Fulghum at (205) 652-3393 or
Angela Brown town clerk at (205) 652-7551.

Organic Certification Training Set for Alabama
NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services
(QCS) of Gainesville, Fla., is offering a series of workshops about organic
certification for producers in the Gulf States region. These workshops are
intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers interested in the National
Organic Program (NOP) and help them learn how to become NOP-certified.
The second one will be January 13, 2015, in Mobil the trainings will provide
information and expertise to farmers interested in NOP and answer questions
regarding organic farm practices and NOP certification. To register for either
of these sites, visit the NCAT website at and click on “News and
Events.” For more information about the workshops or NCAT's programs in
the Gulf States, visit the Gulf States regional webpage under “Regional
Offices” on the NCAT website or contact Rockiell Woods at,

PLM Continuation
A PLM continuing education program is planned for Tuesday, December 16,
2014 from 8 am until 3 pm. This program will be held at the ALFA
Environmental Hall on the campus of the University of West Alabama,
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the program will start at 8:30. 3 CEU
sign out at lunch, 6 CEU sign out at 3:00 p.m. No SAF/RF certificates provided.
Dress for the woods, hard hats will be provided if needed. Agenda items will
include: logging costs/production analysis, BMP’s/harvest planning, and field
This program is limited to 25 participants and you have to register in advance.
To register call the Choctaw County Extension Office at 205-459-2133 or
email John Ollison at before the deadline of 4:30
p.m. on December 14 for more details and registration information. Please
provide the names of those attending and contact information, email, and or
phone number.
This program is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,
Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Loggers Council, and Alabama SFI