Guidelines for Submitting your Church/Community Announcements These are free as long as there are no personal messages and the event is not being charged for (love offerings do not count, however charging for vendor spaces does). Political events publicity is considered a advertisement even if the event is free. 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. Deadlines are Fridays. Email them to times@mound.net (best way) or drop them off at Moundville Times at 46 2nd Ave. in Moundville in the Mason’s Building/Old Post Office with a contact phone number. We can not take anything over the phone due to company policy.

Hale County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week

Meet Misty! Sweet girl who is a 3-4 month old Plott Hound mix. Come by and meet our residents. Shelter hours are:  Monday 10-12 and Saturday 10-2. Remember to always spay and neuter your pets!

Submitted by Laurie Nevin, Hale County Animal Shelter

MES School Events
M.E.S. Canned Food Drive: The grade level that collects the most wins a pizza party and an outside free play celebration! The winning teacher on each grade level will receive a 1 hour duty free lunch break. (If you know of a needy family please contact Mrs. Harland at 371-2679.)
As the weather starts to change kids are wearing their jackets to school. Please make sure your child’s name is on the inside of the jacket in case it is lost or misplaced.
The lost and found is located in the gym and let your child’s teacher know. If you would happen to have some slightly worn (or out grown) jackets or coats you no longer need, contact Mrs. Harland at 371-2679. There is always a need for these and small/ youth medium t-shirts.
The 2017 Angel Tree will be set up in the lobby of M.E.S. on Nov. 14. Please stop by and adopt an angel (or 2). This is a great way to help those in need this Christmas season!
If you would like to make a donation, or if you know a needy family with children, get in touch with Mrs. Harland (School Counselor) at 371-2679.

Southern Academy Canned Food Drive
It’s that time of year again. The ESGA and SGA will kick off our annual canned food drive on Mon., Nov. 13. The canned foods will be donated to our local Home Health Agency to be used during the holidays.
Please help out by sending canned foods to your child’s classroom. Boxes will be placed in each home room.

 

UA Students To Use Fashion Show Proceeds For Breast Cancer Support After Classmate’s Mom Diagnosed
Fourteen UA apparel design students will showcase their creativity during a Nov. 19 fashion show that doubles as a fundraiser to aid in the fight against breast cancer.
Both fashion and breast cancer became personal for the students after the mom of one of their classmates was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Fashion for Life is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Ballroom on the UA campus. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in advance or at the event. Proceeds will benefit METAvivor, a charity that provides research funding and raises awareness in support of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
For more information, contact Brian Taylor, class instructor, at 205-348-6020, btaylor@ches.ua.edu or Tabby Brown, 205-348-9848, tbrown@ches.ua.edu.

Hale County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting
The Hale County Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold a regular meeting on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at the District office located at 200 First Street, Greensboro.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Annual Thanksgiving Program
Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Greensboro, annual Thanksgiving program will be Thurs., Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. Please come and be blessed. Theme: “Oh! Give thanks unto the Lord.” Sponsored by the Pleasant Grove Youth Ministry. Rev. Calvin Johnson is pastor.

Celebrating Our Faith and Heritage
Everyone is invited to Celebrating Our Faith and Heritage, on Sun., Nov. 19 at 4-6 p.m. at Church on the Circle, 2017 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise. The Church is located between Enterprise High School and Alabama Career Center. You enter from the Enterprise Career Center Drive. Celebrating Christian faith and the Creek Heritage, there will be tribal people demonstrating various arts and crafts such as primitive tool making, pottery, basket making and other demonstrations. Artifacts will be on display. Children can participate in activities such as face painting, bead making, and other activities. Dinner will be served by the Church. Dr. Granger or another pastor will present a sermon. Please let us know how many will attend. Attention Tribal Citizens this will be one of the times if you are planning on applying for a scholarship you can volunteer. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at the following: Vice Chief Nancy Carnley, Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama, 64 Private Road 1312, Elba, Alabama 36323; (334)897-3207; machis@centurytel.net.
Operation Christmas Child
Time to start preparing your supplies for the coming collection season.
Every shoebox gift is a powerful tool, transforming the lives of children and their families around the world with, Discipleship and Evangelism. Prayer is also an essential part of this mission. Drop Off Location-
Moundville: Community Baptist Church, Havana Junction, Hwy. 60, lection dates: Nov. 13 – 18 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 19 2- 4 p.m., Nov. 20 9 am – 12 p.m. If you need more information or supplies to get started, call Ruth LaFoy 205-792-2590.

A Moundville Christmas
Christmas Parade
Sun., Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. If a team or organization would like to participate in the parade then they will need to meet prior to lining up in the parade line. No cars will be allowed to drop off people at the entrance of the parade. If your vehicle or float will be over 4 axles, please contact Tiffany Vaughn 205-371-2644 (mcac@mound.net) for specific line up directions. Donations can be mailed to: A Moundville Christmas, PO Box 881, Moundville, AL 35474 or you may turn your donation in at the parade. There will be an elf there to take up donations. Please make checks payable to “A Moundville Christmas.” Please send information to: Tiffany Vaughn @ mcac@mound.net. Parade will line up at Moundville Archaeological Park starting at 4:30 pm. Parade line up is first come, first serve. There will be someone at the Park entrance to answer further instructions or take parade donations. Help us in making this a great parade by decorating your float or vehicle. Any additional lights or Christmas decorations added to the float or vehicle would be much appreciated.
Tinsel Trail
Companies are asked to supply their own Christmas tree and decoration to raise money for the Angel Tree to support the needy children in Moundville. You can start decorating the tree on Thurs., Nov. 30 at Taylor Park (Town Square). To determine where your tree will be placed, please contact Lindsey Mullins at the Moundville Public Library to coordinate. Winner will be announced during the festivities at town square after the parade Sun., Dec. 3. Please send all forms in by Nov. 27 o that proper planning can be done. Forms can be mailed to: Lindsey Mullins, 279 Market St., Moundville, AL 35474 or you may turn your donation in at the parade. There will be an elf there to take up donations. Please make checks payable to “A Moundville Christmas.” Please send information to: Lindsey Mullins at moundvillepubliclibrary@gmail.com, 205-371-2283.

Country Christmas
Dec. 7 and 8 at 6-8 p.m. take a step back in time to a Country Christmas, from the country store, hayride, hot cocoa, crafts for the children to make for the tree and a story of the first Christmas. This is a free event for the entire family at Big Sandy Baptist Church, 14611 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, 205-752-1284, www.bigsandybaptist.org.

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The Big Sandy United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 7-11 a.m. The church is located at 11441 McPherson Road, Tuscaloosa. Coffee and sausage and biscuits will be for sale for early shoppers. Shop for homemade cakes, pies, cookies, candy, canned goods, Happy Home flavoring, cookbooks, and a variety of homemade crafts that are ready for gift giving. Proceeds will be used for mission work in the local schools, church, and community.

HCMS Poinsetta Sale
HCMS is selling poinsettias to raise moey for our school: 6″-$10; 8″-$15; 10″-20. The poinsettias will be delivered before Christmas. All orders are due Nov. 9
 

Moundville Times Submission Guidelines

Moundville Times publishes awards, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, 100th birthdays, family reunions with five generations, obituaries and birth announcements for people living in or past members of Hale County and Moundville for Free. Moundville Times is not responsible for photos left at the Moundville Times office. Please, e-mail us photos and stories to times@mound.net or bring them to the office at 46 2nd Ave. in Moundville.

Engagements/Weddings: should be submitted four to six weeks in advance of the date. Photos may NOT be printed out on regular copy paper, but only on photo paper or e-mailed. When e-mailing a photo please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the photo in any way. We can not accept photos pulled/ downloaded/ copied from the internet, such as from Facebook. To add any form of “Friends and family are invited by means of the press” will cost as a advertisement, otherwise the first announcement is free of charge.

Anniversaries: 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th year anniversary’s with a photo and write up are free. There is a charge for personal messages included with these. Other anniversary years are not free and will be charged as a advertisement. 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). 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.

90th and 100th + Birthdays: Unless the birthday is announced in a social column, we charge for it to be in the paper as a advertisement. The exception: If the celebrant is either 90 or 100 years old or older than 100. You may send a photo to times@mound.net with a short write up or drop one off at the office in Moundville. When e-mailing a photo, please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the photo in any way. We can not accept photos pulled/downloaded/copied from the internet, such as from facebook. No personal messages may be included in the write up. Thank you’s, from the family, with Love, religious mentions and quotations, ect.

Births: You may send a photo to times@mound.net with a short write up or drop one off at the office in Moundville. Please include the height (length), weight, time of birth and family members including mom, dad, grand parents and great grandparents if you prefer. Many of our forms on our website at the top of the page. They are in .pdf format. When e-mailing a photo please send the original high resolution .jpg file and do not attempt to edit the photo in any way. We can not accept photos pulled/downloaded/copied from the internet, such as from facebook. No personal messages may be included in the write up.

Five Generation Family Reunions: Submit one photo of the entire family along with a list of the family members in the photo from left to right, front row to back row of each family member. Please remember if you include a write up DO NOT place any personal messages or mentions of businesses in your story. Obits: ARE FREE and MUST come from the Mortuary, probate judge or company taking care of arrangements. No Exceptions! Please email them to times@mound.net. Obituary photos and Cards of Thanks must be paid for in advance.