Family, Friends Day Sunday at Friendship

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 233 9th Street, welcomes the community to enjoy its Family and Friends Day beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Chairperson Eula Rochelle said everybody is welcome, and for more information, to call 370-0841.


Fellowship Baptist to study Book of John

Fellowship Baptist Church, 706 Ryan Drive, Carrabelle will begin a Bible Study from the Bible at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Book of John will be the first book studied and the group will meet each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. until the study of John is complete.  All you will need is a Bible; you might want to bring a notebook.  

There has been and will be much prayer behind this Bible Study as we know that without the anointing of the Holy Spirit, little can be accomplished.  Pray with us and come and join us.  We will have some time for snacks, fellowship, and sharing. Your active involvement and participation is asked for.

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Sisters of F.B.C. For more information call Babs or Bill Bailey at 697-3660.


Knights of Columbus hosts bingo for cancer fight

The Knights of Columbus Council 1648 Relay for Life team will sponsor a Bingo Night on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Sixth St. and Ave. C in Apalachicola. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and be used towards the team’s financial goal to assist in the effort to fight cancer. The donation is $20 per person which includes eight games of Bingo. Prizes will be awarded and there will also be a final jackpot game. Refreshments will be for sale at the event.


Segree family reunion March 9

The Segree family reunion will be Saturday, March 9 at the Eastpoint Firehouse. Come bring a covered dish, old pictures and have a good time. For more information, call Inez at 670-1115.


Know an outstanding senior volunteer?

The search is on for Florida’s outstanding senior volunteer.

The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted from now through March 31. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15 to 30. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

“We all know seniors who do so much for our community,” said Lee Harrell, co-owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Holmes, Washington, Calhoun, Franklin and Liberty counties. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older.”

Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate.

To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 850-522-1919.