Larry and Leonette Elkins of Ardmore, AL, celebrate their 50th Anniversary at a surprise party held Saturday, July 10, with family and friends. The couple's anniversary was Monday, July 5, 2021. (courtesy photo)
Will Abernathy, son of Matt and Nikki Abernathy, is the first place winner in the Boys 13-14 year old division of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour held recently at Burningtree Country Club. (courtesy photo)
Decoration Set At Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Decoration will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Friday through Sunday, July 23-25. Members of the Cemetery Committee will be on hand to accept donations for the upkeep of the cemetery in the coming year. All donations are appreciated.
A worship service will be held Sunday, July 25, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Bro. Brad Smith will bring the message at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill Cemetery are located at 3025 Pleasant Hill Road, Prospect, TN 38477.
Blanche School Open House Set
Blanche School will hold an Open House Tuesday, July 27, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the new location at 1491 Ardmore Highway, Taft, TN.
Parents and students are invited to attend and meet the teacher your child will have this year. Everyone is welcome to tour the new school building.
The office will be open for new enrollments and to accept paperwork from students for the 2021-2022 school year.
There are only two weeks left in the summer reading program at Ardmore Public Library. On Wednesday, July 21, Ollie Otter will visit the library virtually at 10:00 a.m. to teach participants about seat belt and booster seat safety. The summer reading finale will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, and includes an ice cream party and a visit from a New Town Shorthorn show cow. Before the finale, participants are encouraged to visit http://ardmorepubliclibrary.readsquared.com/ and log all books, events and missions. Click on the prize store to redeem points for prizes.
Several free technology assistance classes are being offered at the library. Classes taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. are Building a Resume on Wednesday, July 21, Intro to Google Suite on Monday, July 26, and Writing a Cover Letter on Wednesday, July 28. Classes taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. are Intro to Microsoft Office on Tuesday, July 27, and iPhone Basics on Wednesday, July 28. Interested individuals are
by Library Director Nickie Tucker
encouraged to call the library at (931) 427-4883 to register for any or all of these free classes.
Beginning August 4, join the library every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for Storytime. Storytime is for the library's youngest readers and their caregivers. This program encourages the love of reading through books, songs, and activities. Storytime is free and registration is not required.
This week's book recommendation comes from Katie, a library patron. She recommends The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. According to Katie, "If you are looking for a good mystery, thriller, or suspenseful type read, The Lying Game is the book for you. It tells the story about four women, now in their thirties, who are held together by a terrible mistake they made back in boarding school. What they thought was a shared secret turns out to be a lie - one of them is lying! After a boarding school reunion, the truth begins to unfold, but it's not what you think." Visit the library to checkout this suspenseful thriller.
YCS Issue To Feature Crape Myrtle Festival
Your Community SHOPPER will publish a special issue Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in honor of Ardmore's 29th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival. This year's festival will be held Saturday, August 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at John Barnes Park in Ardmore, TN.
In order to promote the festival and encourage participation, Your Community SHOPPER will publish a Crape Myrtle issue featuring local businesses and highlighting the activities scheduled for the festival.
Businesses and festival vendors who wish to advertise in the Crape Myrtle issue may bring their ad by the office at 26287 Main Street in Ardmore or call 931.427.2198. Deadline for ads is Friday, August 13, at 5:00 p.m.
Free School Supplies Saturday, July 24
by Shera Hunt
Piney Grove Baptist Church of Ardmore, Alabama will be giving out free school supplies Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 9 until 11 a.m. The event will take place at the Ardmore, Alabama Town Park under the pavilion.
Pastor Aaron Armstrong hopes to help local students get started with needed supplies. He also wants to help ease the burden on parents and families having to buy for multiple children or who will have a hard time getting the supplies needed for their child.
The supplies will be provided for pre-school through 12th grade students.
Dee Horton, the church secretary, requests that anyone interested pre-register by going online to www.pineygrovebaptist.church. The registration form asks for name, address, phone number, email, student's name, grade, school they will be attending and their gender.
All supplies have been donated by the Piney Grove church members.
This is the first year for this event. Spread the word to anyone who might need help for their children.
Ardmore Sonic Drive-In employees who recently received a $1,000 scholarship each from the Nashville Advertising Co-op of Sonic Drive-Ins are from left, Hannah Carlton, Nicholas Baker and Amber Atchley. (courtesy photo)
Area Sonics Award $70,000 In Scholarships
The Nashville Advertising Co-op of Sonic Drive-Ins awarded seventy $1,000 scholarships Wednesday, June 2, 20021, ot employees of their drive-ins. Over the past 20 years, the Nashville Advertising Co-op of Sonic Drive-Ins has given in excess of a million dollars in scholarships to employees of their drive-ins. The program began as the idea of Robert Newberry, owner and operator of the Lewisburg, TN, Sonic Drive-In. At the time the scholarship program started, Newberry and other operators were looking for incentives that would help reduce turnover and attract higher caliber employees. He states, "Aiding employees in their education experience has helped many drive-ins keep well-trained associates on board."
The scholarship program has gone beyond regular employee retention in some cases. In Dickson, TN, Misty Meadows was an elementary education major who continued to work at the Sonic part-time while completing her education. She received the scholarship four years in a row. After Misty began her career as an educator she continued to work at Sonic part time during summers and holidays. Kent Alsup, owner and manager of the Dickson, TN, Sonic Drive-In says of the program, "It is one of the best resources we have. This program lets us help the people who help us, without them we can't sell a single hamburger. Sonic Scholarship is a program that let sour employees shine."
In order to qualify for receiving these scholarships, the employees must have worked in the drive-in for at least one year; acquire written recommendations form their store managers, teachers, and other community leaders; and have completed high school and be accepted in good standing with a college or university.
Local recipients are Hannah Carlton, Nicholas Baker and Amber Atchley. Hannah, Nicholas and Amber work at the Sonic Drive-In in Ardmore. Each received $1,000.
Hannah will be a senior at University of Alabama-Huntsville studying nursing. Nicholas will be a sophomore at University of Alabama-Huntsville studying nursing. Amber will be a freshman at Calhoun Community College studying General Education.