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News You Can Use - August 22, 2014

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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:02 pm

The Soderhamn/Kockums of Talladega reunion 2014 will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Western Sizzlin’, Oxford. The event is for adults only with dutch treat. Call Wayne or Lolly Whittington at 256-268-9219 or email for more information.


A free community event, sponsored by New Mount Zion Church of Anniston, will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Zinn Park, 14th Street and Gurnee Avenue. There will be free back-to-school supplies (while supplies last), free hotdogs and free admission to a concert. Local churches and sponsors will provide free prizes and discounted services, such as haircuts/nails, massage therapy and more. Entertainment will be provided by Pda Drama (praise dancing), Infamous, Chozen, and more.


A free gardening program “Tough Plants for Southern Gardens”, presented by Jason Powell of Petals from the Past, will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Gardens. Bring your lunch. The event is sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners. Call the Calhoun County Extension office at 256-237-1621 for more information.


Talladega College Fast Track program will hold an information session from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at 116 East Court Square, Talladega. The session will begin Sept. 22 for its 18-month bachelor’s degree program. Call Tiffani Davis at 256-362-0118 for more information.


The Writers of Calhoun County will meet at noon Friday in the patio room at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 12th Street and Quintard Avenue. The room is upstairs in the Christian Life Center. Editor/attorney Bobby Frese will speak and bring guest writers. New members are welcome to attend. Call 256-453-3808 for more information.


Good Shepherd Kindergarten is accepting registration for its 53rd year of weekday kindergarten at 462 Choccolocco Road, Anniston. The half-day program for K-3, K-4 and K-5 will include phonics, keyboarding, Spanish, chapel and music, field trips and more. Call 256-237-2429 and leave a message.


A Canadian island trip with Doris Hann is planned for Aug. 31-Sept. 10. The trip will include a tour of Quebec and Montreal, a whale excursion, a three-night stay on the Island of Courdres, and on the way home a stop will be made at the Made in America Store in Elma, N.Y. A trip to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, is planned for Sept. 24-30. Call 256-492-3465 for more information.


The All for Him: A Christian Writers’ fellowship will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at First Baptist Church at McClellan, 851 Morton Road to join a carpool to a cookout. Bring a beverage, chops or a side dish. Call Linda Yost at 256-782-8486 to put your name on the guest list.


Gadsden State Community College female students interested in competing for the Miss Gadsden State Community College pageant crown are encouraged to submit an application by 4 p.m. Sept. 22. An orientation session for contestants will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, room 128. The pageant is part of the Miss America Organization. The Miss Gadsden State pageant will be held Nov. 7 at Wallace Hall in Gadsden. Visit or contact Dr. Judy Hill at 256-549-8329 or for more information on the required criteria and the pageant event. Students or parents may also contact Kay Smith-Foster at 256-549-8224 or for more information.


Family Links, Inc., is accepting enrollment for its Early Childhood STEP Program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) for parent(s)/guardians/caregivers of children birth to age 5. The sessions are provided in-home and provide information and skills to improve family communication, encourage cooperation, utilize effective discipline and mutual respect and help families learn to live cooperatively. Call Melanie Hollingsworth, MSW, child/family counselor, at 256-820-5911, Ext. 105, or email for more information.

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