Danville News

Open House at Danville-Neel Elementary Aug. 8

 

The staff at Danville-Neel Elementary School will hold their Open House Mon., Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. for grades first through fourth. The first day of school will be on Aug. 10. Orientation for kindergarten students and their parents will be Aug. 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and students will go home at 10 a.m. that day. The schedule for the first few days for Kindergarten students will be as follows, Day 1- Parents and Students until 10 a.m.-Day 2-All students come 1/2 day including lunch, Day 3-All students come 1/2 day including lunch and day 4-All students will stay all day.

Belated wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Scott and Paula Maltbie on July 22 and Gary and Penny Vest for their 11th anniversary July 23.

Belated birthday wishes go out this week for Hunter LaRoche on July 25, Olivia Turrentine on July 26, Max Roden on July 30, Steve Terry on July 31 and Aleshia Dobbins on July 31.

“A Southern Saturday Night” dinner theatre production will be presented Sat., Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Falkville. Jerome Ward is the director and the choir is performing the musical “Hee-Haw.” Tickets are $15 and choir members still have a few tickets left. The meal will be grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, green beans, desserts and tea. The proceeds will go to the church choir department.

Jenny Asherbranner, the Falkville Librarian expresses her appreciation this week to all of the parents and board members and also Pam MacDonald for their help with the Summer Reading Program. Children and adults enjoyed Ryan Sullivan’s program about his track experiences, the Dawson family’s skit on racing and Marshall Space Flight Center personnel’s program on astronaut’s reading material in space. On Thur., July 28, at 2 p.m. awards were given to those children who read the required books and hotdogs, chips and drinks were served.

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church had Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Tim Keenum from Danville was the evangelist for their revival kick-off. There was a fellowship lunch, following the service. The evening worship services were held last Sunday through Wednesday with refreshments in the fellowship hall following the closing service.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy goes out this week for the family of Martha Howse Griffin Bickham, also the family of Fay Turrentine Smith and the family of Jimmy Shaneyfelt.

Christian love and prayers are expressed this week for Joyce 0’Neil, Leah Linderman, Vickie Hill Shadden, Harold Morris and Dewell C. Lott.

A College and Career Class was held at Fairview: The Grace Place, Thurs., July 28, at 7 p.m. with youth director, Seth Coleman. After the meeting, group leader Valerie Williamson, Seth and other members enjoyed fellowship and hamburgers and hotdogs.

Friends of Elaine Banks in the Massey, Falkville and Gandy’s Cove areas will be glad to know that she is visiting relatives in Kentucky until Aug. 6 and is doing well. Elaine has been in this area for 31 years teaching about the Chinese culture. When she is on vacation from her job teaching English in China.

Donna Smithson was the director of the Corinth West Baptist Church VBS, July 23. Those who conducted the school included Shanda Garner, music leader, Tim Garner, audio, Gayle Miller, Patti Condo, Maegan Brown and Taylor Miller taught preschoolers, Jessi Emerson taught middle-elementary age and Taylor Emerson taught the early teens. Kim Shedd and Dawn Shedd did the crafts. Christie Guthrie, Roger Guthrie and Dana Henslee were in charge of the food. The closing portion started at 3:30 p.m. with the families being invited to attend the program. The theme was “Submerged.” The meals were submarine sandwiches, seashell pasta salad, seaweed (spinach) dip and chips, sharks teeth (cheese) and sand dollar cookies with ocean water punch, cupcakes with blue icing and sea creature decorations. They also enjoyed clamshells and pearls (shortbread cookies), fruit and vegetable trays and tea and lemonade were all part of the women’s group creativity and culinary skills.

On Fri., July 22, members and guests at McKendree UMC Celebrate Recovery group enjoyed a meal of hamburgers, baked beans, chips and desserts at 5:30 p.m. Noah Battles led the praise and prayer service and Brother Mike Vest led the serenity prayer. Naamon and Mildred were visitors and Mildred gave her testimony as part of the program.

The First Baptist Church of Falkville hosted the Fifth Sunday Singspiration July 31, at 6 p.m. South Morgan County Church Choirs, soloists and groups sang and there was also a prayer and congregational singing. Some use their church hymns and others sing gospel convention songs and contemporary songs. Refreshments were enjoyed during fellowship afterwards.

 

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