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REGISTER NOW FOR YACHT
YACHT (Young Achievers building Character, Habits and Traits), is now accepting
registration for its summer program,
which is open to students entering grades K-8. The program will offer 12 days of fun-filled educational enrichment from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 8–12, 15–19, and 22–23. Students will enjoy karate, swimming, sewing, face painting, canvas
painting, science experiments, and arts and crafts, as well as field trips and a live animal presentation from Ed’s Pet World.
Summer YACHT fees are based upon students’ lunch pay grade. Breakfast and lunch is included in the fees, but parents
should send a daily snack. Discounts are available for families with multiple children attending the program. Spaces are
limited, so enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information contact YACHT Director Brenda Webb at
(205) 689-4464 or (205) 689-4471.
2013 SMART SUMMER CAMP
It is time to sign up for the 2013 SMART summer camp. Camp will be held at
Fayette Elementary for students entering
kindergarten through seventh grade. Camp begins June 3 and runs through July 26. Registration fee is $10 and includes a
T-shirt and backpack. Those signing up before May 10 will have registration waved. Spaces are limited! Rates are based on
income and include breakfast and lunch. Call 932-3161, 270-2704 or 270-7010 for more information.
SAFESITTER CLASSES AT FMC
SAFE SITTER classes will again be offered this summer at Fayette Medical Center for
young people, ages 11-13 (must be
11 years old by day of class). SAFE SITTER is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to
handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost for materials is $30. Dates for the classes are June 10 -
11. To obtain more information or registration forms, please call Sally Cash at 932-1279 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must be registered in advance to attend the class.
COME BACK TO GOD AMERICA
Dogwood Productions adult practices for “Come Back to God America” are being held now. Children’s practice will begin
Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m. at Fayette Civic Center. The presentation will be Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at 2
p.m. at the Fayette Civic Center.
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA MEETING
The Alpha Xi chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is hosting
dinner on Thursday, May 16 at Charles'
Cafeteria from 5 until 6:30 p.m. You may choose either fried catfish or baked chicken served with baked beans and
coleslaw. Dine-in or carry-out plates are $10 and may be purchased from any member. Committee members are Gail
Harris, Ginger Henegar, Julie G. Moore, Nancy McDonald, and Ronni Rena Brasher. Proceeds from this event will be
used to fund the chapter's Grant-in-Aid which provides financial assistance to a college student who is enrolled in a teacher
MAY 16 - 17
FMC JEWELRY SALE
On Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 the Fayette Medical Center volunteers will sponsor a $5
jewelry fund raiser in
the front lobby. The fund raiser will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday.
Please support the volunteers’ efforts by shopping at this event.
OLD FASHION TENT
SINGING AND PREACHING
An old fashion tent singing and preaching will be held May 16 - 18 at the old
Berry Wood Yard in downtown Berry at 7
p.m. nightly. Preaching by Randal Trimm and music by Glenn Grammer and family. For more information call 205-689-
4605 or 205-292-2425.
FAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fayette Middle School will hold its annual honors program Friday, May 17, at
8:30 a.m. in the Fayette Middle School gym.
Parents and relatives are invited to attend this event. A parent reception will immediately follow the program.
MARCH FOR JESUS
The annual March for Jesus will be held Saturday, May 18 at the Fayette Depot
Museum. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. and the
march begins at 9 a.m.
MUSIC CORNER RECITAL
The students of Iva Gardner Wooten and the Music Corner Studios will present
their spring recital on Saturday, May 18 at
6:30 p.m. at the Earl McDonald Auditorium on the campus of Bevill State. Piano, vocal solos, duets and ensembles will be
featurered. Admission is free.
WRIGHT FAMILY REUNION
The annual Wright family reunion will be held Saturday, May 18 at Southside
Baptist Church in Fayette. All relatives and
friends are invited to attend. Bring food, family photos and information.
LCTS/THS SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
LCTS/THS Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held May 18, from 6 - 9 p.m. at New Jerusalem COGIC, 414 Wolf Rd.,
in Sulligent. Honorees will be Mrs. Nather Lee Turner and Mrs. Jacqueline Wilson Mitchell for their outstanding service in
Lamar County. Fellowship night is Friday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sulligent Community Center. There will be
music by a DJ, games, and free food. For more information contact the Rev. David King at 205-270-1144/596-4109 or
Helen King at 205-270-1143.
FOP RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN
The 10th Anniversary RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN will be Saturday, May 18.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ride
begins at 10 a.m. The grand prize will be a University of Alabama Championship football; 2nd prize is $100; 3rd prize is
$50. Only riders are eligible to win prizes. The ride will begin and end from Backstreet in Vernon behind the Lamar
County Courthouse. The ride will include a police escort on various city and county roads. Coffee and donuts will be
served that morning and a full catfish dinner with dessert will be served at the end of the ride. Registration fee is $25. This
ride is sponsored by the Lamar County Fraternal Order of Police. If you have any questions, call Carl Estes, at 205-712-
A Right to Life Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Fayette First Free Will Baptist Church.
Music will be provided by Crane’s Nest and Pure Heart with Tucson Stovall. Special speaker will be Jacquie Stalnaker.
Sponsored by Pure Heart ande Fayette County Right to Life. For more information or transporation call Marcus McDonald
The Atkins/Henderson/Owens reunion will be held Sunday, May 18 at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. until 2
p.m. There will be singing and dinner on the ground. Bring a dish and enjoy the day.
REESE FAMILY REUNION
The Reese family reunion will be held Saturday, May 18 at the Wayside Community
Center beginning at 11 a.m. Bring a
covered dish and enjoy food, fun and family news. For more information call 487-0094.
MT. PLEASANT DECORATION DAY
The Mt. Pleasant Decoration Day is May 19, at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center. The “Glenn Fowler Family” and
Doug and Iva Gardner-Wooten will entertain. Share old area photos and a potluck lunch, visit, sing along and learn about
GIBSON HILL DECORATION DAY
Gibson Hill decoration day will be held May 19 in Berry from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Music will be provided by The Chandlers,
The Uptons, Christy McDaniels, The Scruggs and more. For more information call Mike Upton at 409-526-9626.
RETIRED EDUCATORS LUNCHEON
The Fayette County Retired Educators will host the annual luncheon with the
retired teachers of Lamar County. It will be
May 21, at the Fayette Civic Center. The cost will be $10. Please contact Steve McCaleb (487-6123) by May 14, if you
plan to attend. Please come and help us welcome our Lamar County friends.
PINEY GROVE CAR WASH
Piney Grove Church of God will hold a car wash Saturday, May 25 at the old LB’s Restaurant beginning at 7 a.m. Rain
date is June 1.
FAYETTE CITY HALL CLOSED
The Fayette City Hall will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial
Day. Monday’s garbage will be picked
up on Tuesday, May 28. Please have your garbage to the curb by 6 a.m. on the morning or pick up.