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The Tuskegee News, December 9, 2010, Page B=5 7- COMMUNIT'.( CALENDAR Deadline Notice: All announcements must be in the Tuskegee News office no later than NOON Monday of the week the announcement is to run. Please type all an- nouncements you want published in The Tuskegee News. The type should be in normal type, no graphics or color, and no colored paper. Class on lives of Muslims Do you have questions about Muslims and no one to an- swer them? Have you ever wondered what do Muslims do? Are there things you have heard about Muslims and you are not sure if they are true? If you have any of these con- cerns and more about Muslims, then there is a one-hour class that is right for you. Class will beheld on Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m. in a temporary location at the Macon County Commission Chambers, 205 North Main Street, downtown Tuskegee. The class, called "Elementary Teach- ings on the Lives of Muslims" will be conducted each second Thursday of the month Please come out and get your ques- tions answered. The public is cordially welcome to the free class. For additional information, please call (334) 727- 1997. Macon County Educaon Retirees The Macon County Retirees Association will meet Thurs- day, December 9 at the Kellogg Conference Center at noon. Alma Wyatt, Area 2 Coordinator of AERA, will be the guest speaker.. All members are asked to attend. Mickie Peter; son, president. Sheriff Warren Optimist Club speaker The Tuskegee Optimist Club will meet on Friday, Decem- ber 10 from 7-8 a.m. in the Tuskegee University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center restaurant. Guest speaker will be Macon County Sheriff David Warren. NARFE Meeting December 16 The National Active and Retired Federal Employees As- sociation (NARFE) meeting 11 be held Thursday, Decem- ber 16 at 10 a.m. The location is 205 North Main Street in Tuskegee (next door to the McQuick Printing). All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend. 12th Annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive The Tuskegee University Police Department at Tuskegee University invites the Tuskegee and University community to share the Christmas spirit by donating new toys and no-perishable items during their 12th Annual Christmas y and Food Drive. Bring all donations or contributions to D). If you need the department to pick up your dona- tions or contributions, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Hodges at (334) 724-4456. Deadline for donations is December 18. TAAC Eggs and Issues All TACC members are invited to attend the Eggs and Is- sues Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m. at theKellogg Conference Center. Guest speaker is the Director of Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Sys- tems, Glen E. Struchtemeyer. Tickets will be $20 per per- son. Tuskegee Fire Department Toys for Tots' Drive The Tuskegee Fire Department has begun its annual hol- iday toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots by collecting/oys at the Fire Station. The station will have a collection box for new, unwrapped toys. This year all toys collected by the Fire Station will be distributed by fire personnel on Wednesday, December 17. Time will be announced at a later date. Toys and/or donations can be dropped off be- tween 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week at the Tuskegee Fire Department located at 904 East Martin Luther King Highway. Please call (334) 724-2185 for more information. NAACP officer elections The Tuskegee-Macon County NAACP Branch will hold election of Officers at the Monday, December 20 meeting at 6 p.m. in the Macon County Commission Chambers Build- ing, 205 North Main Street, Tuskegee. A slate of officers will be presented. However, there will be a call for nomina- tions from the floor. Members' presence is imperative. Tuskegee Institute Nurses' Club New members are being sought for the Tuskegee Insti- tute Nurses' Club. For more information, contact Annie B. Frazier Alexander at (334) 724-0799 or other members of the Tuskegee Institute Nurses' Club. Medicare Benefit for Senior Citizens As a Medicare Beneficiary, ffyou have questions concern- ing your health insurance, please call the South CentralA1- abama Development Commission Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-243-5463 (1-800-AGELINE). There is no charge for this service, and we look forward to assisting you. W/heels Of Love" Do you know someone who has been deprived of their ability to walk due to illness or disease? WHEELS OF LOVE helps Seniors who suffer from respiratory disorders, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, has a mobility limitation and difficulty in propelling a standard wheelchair, to re- ceive a powerchair or scooter paid for by Medicare. For eli- gibility information on WHEELS OF LOVE please call: 1-866-631-3028. Financial Help for People with Cancer Cancer can be a tremendous financial burden, on a pa- tient as well as on a family. Besides hospital bills, cancer treatment includes many expenses that insurance often doesn't cover, such as transportation or child care If the person with cancer or caregiver has to step working, the fi- nancial crisis becomes greater. Some relief is available. For more information, contact McRae Prostate Cancer Aware- ness Foundation P.O. Box 831023. Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 1-800-858-0883 or 334-727-7609 or 334-552-2091; or Fax: 334-727-5351. B&D Cancer Care Early Detection B&D Cancer Care Center, Inc. invites the public to B&D Cancer Care Early Detention Program located at 1203 Scott Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly at noon. The focus is on nutrition; stress management; and exercise. Guest speakers are certified instructors and therapists. Call (334) 727-2545 for more information. Macon County Foster Parents Association This is the first time the Macon County Foster Parents Association has given a scholarship to eligible foster chil- dren. The money for this scholarship will be put towards Various education endeavors, The future goal of the asso- ciation is to give more scholarships to eligible foster chil- dren who are excelling in scholastic achievements..Every third Monday each month at Macon County Department of Human Resources at 5 p.m. the Foster Parents Associ- ation is looking for willing, working people to join in their efforts to support children in need of a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. If interested please contact: KKenyatta Walker, Foster Parents' liaison (334) 725- 2129. Individuals with Disabilities Support Group The Support Group for Individuals with Disabilities meets every 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Please come--we welcome new members. Tuskegee AA Group The Tuskegee AA Group meeting will be held each Thursday on the second floor of the Macon County Court- house at 8 p.m. in the large courtroom. East Alabama Task Force For Battered Women The East Alabama Task Force for Battered Women is there for those who need its services in Macon, Lee, Chambers, Tallapoosa and Randolph Counties. Call the Task Force Office at (334) 749-1515 in Opelika for the lo- cation of meetings. Collect calls are accepted. You may call collect. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for more information. Tuskegee Alliance for the Mentally Ill'Support Group The Tuskegee Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at Tuskegee Municipal Complex (moved from Grace Community Center) on the third Thursday of each month. These meetings are for families who have members with mental illness and need a support group to help them cope with a sometimes difficult sitUation. The meetings are open and members do not have to at- tend every month to stay active, only as the needarises. For more information, call 724-9080. Deadline Notice: All announcements must be in The Taskegee News office no later than NOON Monday of the week the announcement is to run. Please type all announce- ments you want published in The Tuskegee News. The type should be in normal type, no graphics or color, and no col- ored paper. '1ndval Breakouf' The Outreach Church of God In Christ Church, 1304 McKenzie Avenue Tuskegee, will hold its Revival Breakout December 6- 10 at 7 o'clock, nightly. Evangelist Hall will be the guest speaker for Thursday night services. Please join us as we pray for the Lord to restore our city, keep our schools, streets, homes, and children safe. Emma L. Dumas, pastor. Amald and The Night Vmitors St..Jude Catholic Church will present Gian-Carlo Menotti's Amahi and The Night Visitors. The production will be at St. Jude Church on Thursday, December 9, and Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Contact (334) 265-6791 for more information. Sweet Canaan Christmas Day Worship Service Sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church will be having its Christmas Day Worship Service on Saturday December 25 from 10-11 a.m. Rev. John Curry will be the guest speaker, along with his choir and church family. Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Clothes Closet Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church Clothes CHURC] Closet Ministry is open every first and third Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 3403 West Mar- tin Luther King Highway, Tuskegee. For more information, please call Rommie Jones at 727-0491. Washington ChapelAME Church Prayer Room The Prayer Room located on the southeast corner of the Parish House at Washington Chapel AME Church is open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Worshippers may deposit prayer re- quests in the depository Pray Box located in the Prayer Room. The Prayer Room is for all persons in the community who need to render altar prayers privately. For those who need private prayer before or after the posted hours, please call the church office at 727-4821 to request extended hours. The Parish House is located at 2508 Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee. The pastor is Rev. Dr. W.E. Marshall. Bethel. Mionary Baptist Youth Bible Story There is a Youth Bible Study at every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Parents are asked to encourage your children to participate in Bible study class. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Clothes Closet St. Andrew's Clothes Closet Ministry is open every Satur- day from 10 a.m. to noon. We have been blessed to be serv- ing so many of God's children. Donations will be accepted during our operational hours on Saturday. The church is lo- cated at 701 West Montgomery Read across from the East Gate of Tuskbgee University Campus. For more information -t CALENDAR I please call 727-3210. The Rev. Liston A. Garfield, Pastor. E00ly Mormg at St. And00egs St. Andrew, s Episcopal Church will hold an early Sunday morning service on the first Sunday of each month at 7:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 701 West Montgomery Road in Tuskegee. The Rev. Liston A. Garfield is the pastor. Greater Saint Mark Grief Ministry A Grief Ministry is currently in operation at Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church. As a support group, counselors, other professional and laypeople facili- tate it. The group is informal in order to encourage sharing and interaction. The meeting lasts for one hour, beginning at 6 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the second Sunday in each month. The goal is to foster a desirable relationship such that people will feel comfortable in sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences about loss and other life circumstances. It is our aim to nurture, motivate and sus- tain individual that are experiencing grief. For further in- formation, contact Juanita Roberts at 727-5818. Golden Life Center at Greater Saint Mark The Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church Golden Life Center, a program for senior citizens in the community, is open daily, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-l:30 p.m. The program provides opportunities for the elderly to come together for fellowship, spiritual/praise service, social activities, physical activities, health, art, crafts and nutri- tion. V 7 "U g 7 Tl00O UGt-lT'S OF DE, VOTION brought to you by'local Sponsors i'm Iovin' if t_