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The Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost Walk will be Oct. 15 in downtown Thomasville. There will be vendors, a carnival, haunted house, family hay rides and a dog and child costume contest.

The Salvation Army is beginning to plan for the 2022 Bell Ringing season. Many more helpers are needed this year.

If interested in signing up to ring the bell call at 334-636-9840.

Round Hill Baptist Church will host Founders Day and homecoming services.

Founders Day services will be Sunday, Oct. 16 with Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m., morning worship follows at 11 a.m.

Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the morning message.

There will be no evening services.

Then revival services will be Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 17- 19, at 7 nightly.

There will be special music for each of the services.

Brother Clay Davis will be the Founders Day and revival speaker.

For more information call John Gibson, church pastor at 334-830-7325.

FAFSA Night (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for parents of Thomasville High seniors Monday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school library.

Southwest Alabama RSVP will be doing taxes for 2022, January through April 2023. You are never too old to help someone by learning tax counseling.

If you can use a computer and are 55 or older, the training is free. Can you volunteer some hours from end of January through April 15, 2023.

We need volunteers who would like to participate in this community service to sign up, so that they can start getting prepared.

For more information contact RSVP at 334- 637- 1143 or email

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association to meet Oct. 20 at 11:45 a.m. in Jackson at the Presbyterian church.

The special interest will be “Horticulture”. Members should invite a prospective member.

Coastal Alabama Community College in Thomasville will host an Instructor Class Presentation series at the Kathryn Tucker Windham museum and library.

Instructors will present class subjects and how to apply this knowledge to new current careers.

Oct. 17 – Pipe Fitting/ Pipe Welding at 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 – App Development with Swift (creating apps for the iPhone) at 4 p.m.

Oct. 25 – Economics at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Nov. 2 – Art appreciation at 4 p.m.

The Thomasville campus is located at 30755 Highway 43 in Thomasville.

For additional information call 334-637-3147 or 334-637-3146.

Angel Tree Registration dates have been announced as follows:

 Tues., Oct. 18 – 9:30 – 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.

 Thurs., Oct. 20 – 9:30 – 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.

 Tues., Oct. 25 – 9:30 – 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.

 Thurs., Oct. 27 – 9:30 – 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Only residents of Clarke and Monroe counties will be serviced.

If you have received Angel Tree three times, you are not eligible.

Children from birth – 12 will be eligible.

The Salvation Army is not making appointments, but will be seeing people as they come into the store on the dates and times listed. You may have to wait for your turn.

Bring copies of all items needed that can be kept. We DO NOT make copies.

Below are the items for which you will need copies.

*Picture ID of head of household

*Birth certificate for each child eligible

*If the child does not belong to the head of household, you must bring proof of guardianship or a letter and all the necessary paperwork from the child’s household.

*Proof of income for anyone in the household, including a food stamp print out from DHR of amount received, child support, SSI for any in the household that receive, and any other income coming into the house. If the household bills are not in your name, please bring information of the one who receives the money.

*All monthly household bills from the previous month. If you do not pay the bills, please bring this information for the one who does.

*Proof of physical address. This is found on power, cable or water bill. If these are not in your name, you must bring something with your physical address, not a box number.

Sizes of children. Be specific. (youth, adult, husky, tall)

Also, have an idea of what your child would like. No electronics will be offered. Bikes are optional.

The Salvation Army requests that you do not bring children or extra people.

Tombigbee Haints and Haunts will be Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 and 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct 28 at 7 and 8 p.m. at 405 N. Commissioners Ave. in Demopolis.

Limited seating for each tour. The cost is $15 per person.

For tickets or for more information call 334-289- 9644 or email

Sponsored by Marengo County Historical Society Canebrake Players.

Pioneer Day will be hosted Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill.

It is a free, living history and folk festival on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill.

Some of the more than 30 interactive demonstrations include cracklins, basket making, pottery, shingle-making, Indian finger weaving, soap making, spinning, native medicine, butter churning, candle dipping, Creek language lessons, quill writing, hide tanning, atlatl throw, and Native Creek encampments depicting women’s life.

Kids can participate in the many free hands-on activities such making their own tin punch art, making and playing a comb harmonica, writing with a quill pen and walking on stilts. A special toddler area will have a hay maze and instead of a sand box, a corn box, with pails and shovels. Winky Hicks and friends will be playing bluegrass music, and storyteller Deborah Rankins will be on hand to tell local tales. Save room for food when you attend! Homemade chicken and dumplings, turnip greens, cornbread and pies cooked over a fire will be available for sale, as well as delicious baked goods and hamburgers and hot dogs for those less adventurous.

The museum is located at 116 West Cobb. St. in Grove Hill.

The Fifth-Sunday congregational singing will be Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. Chilton Baptist, Midway Baptist and Springfield MP will join together to praise the Lord by singing hymns and southern gospel melodies for one hour.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Friendship Baptist Church in the Vineland community (a member church of the Bethel Association) will be celebrating its 200th anniversary on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service.

Thomasville’s Country Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the downtown stroll will follow.

Vendors are welcome to sign up by contacting 334- 636-1542.

The 2023 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest began accepting entries Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 31, 2022.

The contest will focus on traditional photography techniques and the use of handheld cameras. No cellphone, smartphone, game camera, or drone photography will be chosen as winning photos for nine of the 10 categories. Smartphone and tablet photos will be accepted in the Young Photographers category.

The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama in the past two years. Any amateur photographer not employed by ADCNR is encouraged to enter.

A total of eight photos per person may be entered in the following categories. You may enter all eight in one category or among several categories.

2023 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Categories are as follows: Alabama State Parks, Birds, Bugs and Butterflies, Coldblooded Critters, Nature- Based Recreation, Scenic, Shoots and Roots, Sweet Home Alabama, Wildlife and Young Photographers (ages 17 and under)

For more information visit

Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Sweet Water will host Family and Friend’s Day on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. follow by regular worship services at 11a.m.

The church is located on County Road 6 in Sweetwater.

Everyone is invited to join this old fashion celebration of singing and giving praise.

The Pine Hill Food Bank and Mission is in need of volunteers.

Volunteering can be very rewarding.

If interested call Edith Ruffin at 334-419-7008 or Anna Hunter at 334-349- 3858.

Southwest Alabama RSVP is looking for someone to recycle plastic bottles. They are currently recycling newspapers, magazines, catalogs and cans. The RSVP wants to help keep plastic bottles out of landfills.

If anyone you know in the area recycles plastic bottles call RSVP at 334- 637-1143 or email tlyles or

Southwest Alabama RSVP has been recycling newspapers for years but can also recycle magazines and catalogs.

Recycling papers not only frees up three cubic yards of landfill space but saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water. The RSVP also recycles aluminum cans. Bring these items by the RSVP office, located at 147 Adams Avenue, Thomasville, behind the police station.

Southwest Alabama RSVP requests the public save stamped envelopes received in the mail so that they can be sent to Stamps for the Wounded. Stamps for the Wounded helps veterans stay mentally active through stamp collecting.

Stamps can be sent or brought to the Thomasville Nutrition Center located at 147 Adams Ave., Thomasville, AL 36784.

Alabama Department of Public Health is offering Alabama’s smokers help with quitting tobacco or vaping with the Alabama Tobacco Quitline.

Alabama residents can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1- 800-784-8669) or visit for free help.

Those who enroll in the program will be offered free coaching services over the telephone or online and receive up to eight weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy.

The quit line is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight

For additional information visit or www.alabamapublichealth. gov/tobacco.

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