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Taylor’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene Homecoming
Taylor’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene will celebrate it’s homecoming on Sun., July 23. All festivities end with the covered dish meal at noon. Come worship and celebrate with us.

Saturday In The Park Features Native Pottery Firing
UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park will hold its Saturday in the Park program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 22, in front of the Jones Archaeological Museum. The topic is Native pottery firing with Tammy Beane. Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening and more. Most programs have a hands-on activity for children. For more information, contact Kim Eaton, UA communications, at 205-348-8325 or

Moundville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
You’re invited to the ultimate pep rally at Moundville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School July 23rd at 5 - 7:30 p.m., July 24 -27 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. “Courage, Obedience, Faith, Unity and Victory.

Knap-In and BirdFest at Moundville Archaeological Park
Join us for two spectacular events on one blockbuster weekend! Our annual Knap-In will be held Friday and Saturday, July 21st and 22nd, and our annual BirdFest will take place on Saturday, July 22nd. On Friday and Saturday, Flint-Knappers will be on hand to show and explain their craft. Pottery demonstrations will also be held. Educational activities and make and take crafts will also be offered. On Saturday, our feathered friends will be in the Park for BirdFest! Birds of all kinds and their handlers will be on hand to teach us about the beauty and diversity of birds in our state and region. All events are free with regular admission. For more information, call us at (205) 371-8732. For Knap-In vendor and camping registration visit the following link:

MothFest! 2017 at Moundville Archaeological Park
The Alabama Museum of Natural History invites you to MothFest! 2017 at Moundville Archaeological Park to help celebrate National Moth Week Museum staff will have special light and bait stations set up to attract moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us to learn about, observe, and document the diversity of moths that visit us during this event. Free overnight camping within the park is available for participants. For complete details please email, call 205-348-2136.

Alabama Power Foundation Accepting Elevate Grant Applications
The application period for the Alabama Power Foundation’s 2017-2018 Elevate grants is now open. Nonprofits across the state are encouraged to apply before the Sept. 8 deadline.
Elevate grants empower nonprofits by funding community-centered projects, capacity-building workshops and networking opportunities.
Since the program’s launch in 2014, 34 nonprofits across the state have received Elevate grants to strengthen their organizations.
The Elevate packages include a $10,000 grant in 2017 and a $5,000 challenge grant in 2018 for each winner. Grant winners will participate in workshops through 2018 to help them grow and find ways to expand their positive impact.
Elevate is one of several grant programs funded by the Alabama Power Foundation. To access the online application and to learn more about Elevate, as well as other Alabama Power Foundation and Alabama Power community programs, please visit Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits with nonratepayer dollars through more than 20,000 grant and scholarship awards.

Astronomer Offers Safety Tips For Viewing Solar Eclipse
Although the state of Alabama will not be under a total solar eclipse Aug. 21, there is still the opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse. UA astronomers urge people to view the phases of the eclipse safely by not looking directly at the sun. Watch for an upcoming news release with more details. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA communications, at 205-348-4328 or

The Quest Club of Moundville Scholarship
The scholarship is for $500. Applicant must be a graduate of Hale County High School, have completed at least one year in an institution of higher learning, enclose a copy of your current transcript from the institute of higher learning you are currently attending, show need of the scholarship, have a good record in character and scholarship, include a recent photo of yourself with the completed application. Applications are available at the Bank of Moundville, the Moundville Public Library and the Moundville Telephone Company. Deadline for returning the application is July 31, 2017. The selection of the recipient will be made in August.

6th Annul Congress Job Fair
On, Thur., Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of West Alabama, Hughes Gym, 100 U.S. Hwy. 11, Livingston, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will welcome jobseekers from across West Alabama to her 6th Annual Congressional Job Fair. The event will also bring together employers from a variety of career sectors and locations throughout the 7th Congressional District.

UA Researcher Researches Low Birth Weight In Blacks Tied To Racial Identity, Mom’s Age
There has long been a disparity between the birth weights of black infants compared to white infants, and while much research has been done over the years, little has reduced the gap. One UA researcher hopes to change that by examining the role of racial identity and acculturation on birth weights of black infants. For more information, contact Kim Eaton, UA communications, at 205-348-8325 or

Rising High School Freshmen To Get Glimpse Of Cyber Security
More than 50 rising ninth-graders will learn how to retrieve deleted data from thumb drives and learn what information people can access from their social media accounts in a walk-through of UA’s Cyber Hall, Wednesday, July 19. The walk-through is part of UA Early College’s Leaders Exploring Academic Possibilities summer program for Tuscaloosa prep students. The students will participate in various academic, service and team-building activities beginning Mon., July 17 through Fri., July 21. At Cyber Hall on Wed., the students will be split between two groups that will participate from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact David Miller, UA communications, at 205-348-0825 or

UA’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships will welcome 40 high school students from West Alabama counties for the STEM Entrepreneurship Academy Camp through Fri., July 21. simulation career fair at Capital Hall with other UA entities. tudents will display the results of their projects July 21 at UA’s Bryant Conference Center. For more details, contact Richard LeComte, UA communications,, 205-348-3782.

Potential Future Engineers To Learn If Designs Sink Or Swim
It’s the second of three weeks for UA’s SITE program – an opportunity for high school students to discover if engineering is right for them. SITE students spend a week on campus taking classes and participating in a team engineering design project. The students create floatation devices from cardboard, a garbage bag and packing tape. The devices must hold four people and will be tested in a competition from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Thursday at the outdoor pool complex on campus. For more information, visit For questions, contact Alana Norris in engineering, at 205-348-6444 or SITE camps conclude July 28.

Hale County Farmer's Market

In spite of the clouds and a few drizzles and 2 weeks of absence the market had an outstanding day. We were fortunate to have our vendors come back. Dixon Farms of Dallas County had 80 huge watermelons and sold them all before 11:00. We had peaches from Chilton County that were not as pretty as usual but taste great! Thomas Moore was there with his tomatoes and squash and he also sold them all. After the Koehn’s opened their restaurant in Demopolis, Pattie Dismukes visited with Wayside Bakery, LLC. Joseph Johnson and his daughter Courtney were present and had a successful day. The vendors are having a rough year with their vegetables so please come out and support them. Also, we would like to thank Michelle McKinlay and Keara Darragh of Horseshoe Farms for bringing the peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal balls. They were a real hit. Upcoming this week we will have a $25.00 gift certificate to give away from The Partridge Berry, so please come by the manager’s booth and sign up for the raffle. Also while you are there we will have a sampling of melons and fruit punch. Buy Fresh, Buy Local and Live Longer. See you at the market.

Our 7th week at the market, we had a great turn-out. We had several vendors sell out of all they brought to the market. With the hot weather and too much rain, we’ve lost one vendor whose watermelons and tomatoes are all gone. We’d like to thank Project Horseshoe Farms Fellow Jessa Fogel for the roasted chickpeas that she brought to sample. They were delicious. The 2 catfish lunch plates donated by Newbern Mercantile were won by Gloria Burroughs. Congratulations Gloria. That’s enough news for last week so let’s get into what’s happening this week. In early 2011, Steve Gentry met me at the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro in the vestibule before church began that morning and asked me if I would be interested in managing the Greensboro Farmers Market. I told Steve that I would have to talk it over with my wife, Georgia and would get back to him later. After visiting with several people and telling them what I was thinking about doing, they said that it would never work. It’s been tried here 4 or 5 times with no success. After hearing this I knew that we were going to do it. Now, let me tell you a few things about Steve Gentry. Steve went to the mayor and presented this idea to the City Council of which he was a member at the time and they told him to go ahead. By calling on the resources in Greensboro, a non-profit corporation was formed and a board was appointed to complete the vision of The Greensboro Farmers Market. Steve served as Chairman of The Greensboro Farmers Market since it was formed in 2011 until his illness of cancer. He served on the Auburn Rural Studio Advisory Committee, Greensboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman of Greensboro First United Methodist Church Administrative Council. The Greensboro Farmers Market has been an effort by many organizations and individuals that have contributed their time and resources to make the market successful. It has been a pleasure working with all who have contributed. We would like to especially thank Tyrone Smith and Helen Melton at the Hale County Extension Office and the Hale County Diabetes Coalition. This Friday, July 21, 2017, The Greensboro Farmers Market and the City of Greensboro is declaring this day Steve Gentry Day. Due to his illness with cancer we are expressing our thanks for his leadership. Steve worked with the Auburn Rural Studio to get our booths built. We started our market behind Barnette’s Furniture store for the first 2 years. Due to the lack of parking space we approached Ms. Mary Wright and rented the property we are on now. This year the Wright family is letting us operate the market rent free. I’d like to give you a little information about Steve and his family. Steve was born in Demopolis, Alabama on September 13, 1955. He spent 22 years in Demopolis and attended and graduated from The University of West Alabama in 1978 with a BS In Business Administration. After graduation he moved to New Orleans to work as a programmer with NCR Corporation. After graduation he formed a private company, Gentry & Associates to serve the Healthcare Industry. Gentry & Associates has been in business for the last 36 years. The cornerstone of Gentry & Associates was “Remitz”, software that was written to process payments made to healthcare facilities. In 2004, Steve moved to Greensboro where he married his lovely wife Debra. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren. That’s when he decided to run and serve on Greensboro City Council. That’s where the vision of the Greensboro Farmers Market was born. On Friday the 21st of July, 2017, The Greensboro Farmers Market is honoring Steve for a statement he has made to me many times, “you can’t beat a Hale County tomato”. We will be giving away free tomato sandwiches, free homemade ice cream by Connie Crawford. She will be using her mother’s, Ms. Elizabeth Wilkerson, recipe, which we had at our first market. There will be a donation jar at the manager’s booth in honor of Steve Gentry to help with medical expenses or feel free to leave an inspirational message or get well note. I could not have done this without Ms. Pattie Dismukes’ and Georgia Henry’s help. God Speed Steve, we love you. Buy Fresh, Buy Local and Live Longer. See you at the market.

Friday, the lucky 7th, turned out to be a real successful day at the market. We were able to increase the parking area due to the 2 days of hot sun and a good breeze. The community gossip area had a good attendance. We had 8 vendors and plenty of watermelons. The market management had fruit punch and samples of watermelon that were kept on ice and it was enjoyed by the crowd. Project Horseshoe Farm Fellow Greta Hartmann supplied us with a real treat. She brought chocolate covered rice krispy treats with peanuts that was also enjoyed by the crowd. The Partridge Berry has sponsored the market for the past 6 years. We really appreciate their concerns and support. Friday we raffled off a $25.00 gift certificate from The Partridge Berry and the winner, Lena Marks, will pick up her prize this Friday. This Friday come in and register for 2 cat fish lunch plates donated by The Newbern Mercantile. These lunch plates are served on Fridays from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Don’t forget to come out to the market and support all our vendors. Wayside Bakery had plenty of baked goods so please help me keep them at the market. Buy Fresh, Buy Local and Live Longer. See you at the market.

The Hale County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week

This precious girl is Shelia. She is 5 months old and very playful. Shelia is searching for her forever home. A little shy at first but warms up very quickly. Come meet Shelia and the gang! Remember: Always spay and neuter your pets. Hours open: Monday 10-12 and Saturday 10-2. Submitted by Laurie Nevin


Arts Council Hosting Concert featuring REWIND of the Shoals
The Two Rivers Arts Council is hosting a concert featuring REWIND of the Shoals on Friday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center.
REWIND of the Shoals is a ten piece Oldies/Motown band which prides itself in providing quality entertainment for all occasions. The band is a very versatile and multi-talented group, performing the most requested hits from the sixties, seventies and eighties as well as many other top 40 hits from yesterday's charts. REWIND of the Shoals features both male and female vocalists, keyboards, bass, percussion, guitar and a five-piece horn section consisting of three trumpets, a trombone, and a saxophone.
If you are looking for that nostalgic 60's/Motown sound, they have it. If you just want to "Rock", they do that and 70's disco. The band is comprised of some of the most talented, respected and dedicated musicians around. They are all very passionate about music and love to perform. The group always elicits a very enthusiastic response and will do whatever it takes to make sure the audience is pleased.
Tickets are $10 at the door and arts council member’s admission is included in the annual membership. Bring your own beverage or favorite spirits. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. For more information, contact Judy at 334.295.4254.



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