Community Briefs for Aug. 17

Published 10:27 pm Saturday, August 16, 2008

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“Fun!” That’s how most boys and girls describe AWANA club meetings

Pates Chapel Baptist Church in Jemison will again sponsor an AWANA ministry program on Sunday evenings from 5 until 6:45 p.m. AWANA registration begins at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Snacks will be served. The program is available to children 3 years through sixth grade, regardless of religious affiliation. Youth and adult classes and ministries are available as well as a nursery for children under 3 years old.

Every AWANA club meeting kicks off in high gear with team and individual competition. Clubbers progress through handbooks, working individually and together with their leader to learn and memorize scripture. AWANA comes from the first letters of Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed, taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. Most Sunday nights feature a fun theme with prizes for several lucky clubbers. Parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 646-2827 or 646-4006.

Jefferson State classes to begin Monday

Classes at Jefferson State Community College in Clanton will begin Monday at the McKinnon Toyota building on Seventh Street North in Clanton.

Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until mid-afternoon for the day session. The night session will begin at 5 p.m.

According to Jefferson State officials, there are at least 100 students enrolled in the fall term.

Makeshift classrooms have been created in the building until the new building is completed in mid-October. Construction on the civic center portion of the project will likely begin in a few weeks.

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American Legacy Run to Honor Military

Hundreds of motorcyclists from across the country including a group from Clanton are taking the concept of “veterans helping veterans” to a new level this week when The American Legion Riders kick off the third annual American Legion Legacy Run to raise money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship program.

Those going on the Legacy Run from Clanton are from American Legion Douglas Glass Post 6 including Past Post 6 Commander Steve McAnally and Barbara McAnally, Ladies Auxiliary President, District 23 Chaplin.

Mrs. McAnally was also elected as a National State Delegate in June at the State Convention to represent the state of Alabama at the National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona beginning Aug. 23. Mr. and Mrs. McAnally are leaving Birmingham today driving a support vehicle for American Legion Legacy Run at Post 171 in Eastlake. They will all join up with the main body of Legacy Riders in Oklahoma City and then on to Phoenix.

To date Alabama has had donations of over $15,000. for the Legacy Run.

Post 6 was one of the first Posts in Alabama to donate $1,000. Past Commander McAnally would like to personally thank every Chilton County resident who donated to such a worthy cause.

“Please keep all of us in your prayers as we take to the roads on our mission to Phoenix,” he said.

Cmdr. McAnally is an Army Veteran of Korea and Vietnam.

The Riders goal is to raise $350,000 for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund. According to American Legacy Run event planners, more than 200 motorcycle riders and 65 passengers are expected to make the entire five-day journey. Legionnaires at posts along the route, which will be run along the famous Route 66, will provide support in the form of food and bottled water.

– from staff reports