Olive Baptist Ministry Village Bargain Center Thrift Store Moving To Nine Mile Road

January 29, 2020

The Olive Baptist Ministry Village Bargain Center is moving to Nine Mile Road.

The thrift store is moving to 92 East Nine Mile Road with a grand opening and ribbon cutting scheduled for Monday, February 3 at 10 a.m.

The Bargain Center opened in June 2013 in its original location on North Davis Highway near Fairfield Drive. The new location on 9 Mile Road not only provides access to the booming population growth in that area – both for ease of donations and accessibility of shoppers – but it also provides a better store layout for the merchandise as well as the addition of The Market. The Market at Ministry Village opened in December 2019, providing vendor booth space which allowed the Bargain Center to expand into a unique, boutique-style shopping experience. Vendors at The Market offer a variety of local, handmade, unique and custom items ranging from local honey and jewelry to handmade wreaths and crosses.

“We are very excited to be in the 9 Mile Road area,” says Julie Paden, manager of the Ministry Village Bargain Center. “This building was recently renovated so it truly helps us provide the boutique experience we wanted to be able to offer to our customers.”

While the Bargain Center offers discount shopping and thrifty finds to bargain-loving shoppers, its primary mission is to fund the various programs of Ministry Village at Olive – the Tender Hearts Caring Hands food pantry and benevolence program; Most Excellent Way’s addiction support groups; and the Charis House, a ladies faith-based residential recovery program for women suffering from addiction.

The Ministry Village Bargain Center’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

FWC Hunter Safety Courses Offered In Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties

January 29, 2020

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in February. Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation.

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The locations and times of the online completion course are:

Escambia County

February 12 (6 to 10 p.m.) & February 29 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Molino Community Center
6450 Highway 95A in Molino

February 26 (6 to 10 p.m.) & February 29 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Langley Bell 4-H Center
3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment

Santa Rosa County

February 5 (6 to 10 p.m.) & February 29 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Jay Community Center
5259 Booker Lane in Jay

February 19 (7 to 10 a.m.) & February 29 (7 to 10 a.m.)
Santa Rosa County Extension Office
6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at (850) 265-3676.

Giving Back: Tate High FFA Members Make PB&J Sandwiches For Waterfront Rescue

January 29, 2020

Members of the Tate High School FFA gave back to the community by preparing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Waterfront Rescue Mission. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.