Funding OKd for Christ Community Academy

Christ Community Academy has been approved for funding through the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida.. The Early Learning Coalition provides funding for subsidized child care. Parents can apply online for ELC at http://elcofnwflorida.orgor if you would like assistance in filling out the forms you may call 653-1416. Christ Community Academy provides daycare for infants and toddlers.


Island Methodists to serve breakfast Saturday

The St. George Island Methodist Church will be serving delicious pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee this Saturday, March 2 from 7to10 a.m. Be sure to make this your first stop before Chili Cook-off. All you can eat, $10 adults, $5 children. All proceeds benefit the Nicaragua Mission Team.


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.


Relay for Life April 6 in Apalach

Relay for Life is fast approaching. This year’s theme is “carnival for a cure.” The American Cancer Society's Franklin County Relay for Life will be on Saturday, April 6, beginning at noon and continuing until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola.

There will be games, food, free samples, and much, much more. Make sure you mark it in your calendar and come out and walk to support those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their battle with cancer. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.


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.


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.