Around the Wiregrass June 2019


SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training will be held at 6 p.m. at the Houston County Farm Center, 1701 E. Cottonwood Road, Dothan. Attendees will learn thunderstorm basics, storm structure, how to identify severe weather features, what to report, how to report, and severe weather safety. Training is free. For more information, email or SKYWARN is a volunteer program that uses trained weather spotters to provide hazardous weather reports to National Weather Service offices. To register, visit


The Dothan Computer & Technology Users Group will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 242 in the Terry Everett Building at Troy University Dothan Campus. The meeting will involve open discussion on a range of topics including system backups, website optimizing, restore point creation, building your own computer and Bluetooth devices. Members can also get help resolving technical issues with their devices. For more information, contact George Mathison at 334-671-1032 or visit


The Wiregrass-Enterprise Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its monthly lunch program at 11 a.m. at Po Folks Restaurant in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Dwain Hartwick, who will speak about appropriate lifestyle planning for seniors. Hartwick will discuss advanced directives, health care proxy, powers of attorney, wills and living wills, probate matters, do not resuscitate orders, deeds and titles, and real estate ownership. All federal employees, active or retired, are invited to attend the Enterprise NARFE programs regularly scheduled at 11 a.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Po Folks Restaurant. For more information, contact Lee O'Berry at 334-393-0492.

Houston County Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, 795 Ross Clark Circle, in Dothan. Social time starts at 11 a.m., lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. Deadline for reservations is June 25. Email or call or text to 334-392-0705 or 502-321-2475 to make reservations. The meeting will be a legislative forum featuring Sen. Donnie Chesteen, Rep. Steve Clouse, Rep. Paul Lee and Rep. Jeff Sorrells.

Disabled American Veterans Wiregrass Chapter 99, located in New Brockton, will be held at 6 p.m. in the New Brockton Senior Center. For more information, call Charles Lobdell at 334-718-5707.

JUNE 28-30

Newbia Baptist Church, 3819 County Road 330, Elba, will be having Vacation Bible School. On Friday, June 28, the times are 6-8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The program will conclude Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m. This year's theme is “In the Wild at Camp Moose on the Loose.” Adult classes will be offered. Anyone in need of transportation can call Pastor Will Jordan at 334-308-7510.


Adventist Community Services presents an ACT of Kindness event with a free oil change and spa day for women from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Dothan First Seventh-day Adventist Church’s community and wellness center. The church is located at 147 Picard St. in Dothan (first church on the right past the Houston County Health Department on Cottonwood Road). The event is for single women, single mothers, elderly women and homeless women and will include free car inspections, oil and filter changes, and a car wash. While they wait for their cars, women will be treated to facials, manicures and massages. There will be health exhibits, a lunch, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity for fellowship. Pre-registration is required by June 20 with year, make, model and vin number of vehicle required for registration. To register, contact Rosalind James at 334-618-3421 or


Geneva City Schools will conduct its annual destruction of old special education student records. Records will be destroyed for all former special education students enrolled in Geneva City Schools that were born in the months from September 1992 through August 1993. Former students who want to keep their records may do so by contacting the Coordinator of Special Education Services, Geneva City Schools, 511 Panther Drive, Geneva, AL 36340, 334-684-1090 before June 28. Identification and signed release of information will be required prior to the release of any special education records.


Bibleway summer feeding program will be held Monday-Friday through July 31 at 2848 Denton Road in Dothan. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m. All kids are welcome. Call 334-714-6058 for more information.

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