Food Pantry: The Sumter Area Ministerial Association’s (SAMA) Food Pantry will reopen Nov. 13 inside the former Americus Colored Hospital building at the corner of North Jackson and J.R. Campbell streets. Help is needed in restocking the pantry’s shelves and SAMA is asking that citizens drop off non-perishable food items at Railway Freight, 209 N. Lee St.; Innovative Senior Solutions, 721 Felder St., or the Americus Times-Recorder, 101 Ga. Highway 27 East. Monetary donations are also being accepted and checks should be made to SAMA Food Bank, 125 S. Jackson St., Americus GA 31709. Call Minnie Clark 938-7438 to deliver donations.
League Meeting: The Americus Junior Service League general meeting is today at Americus First United Methodist Church.
Neighborhood Watch: A Neighborhood Watch meeting for District 5 is at 6 p.m. today at the Americus Police Department.
DOT Local Meeting: The Georgia Department of Transportation presents Draft FY 2012-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment from 5-7 p.m. today in the Pope Center, Room 122, South Georgia Technical College. The general public is invited to view projects planned for Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter and Webster counties in this area, as well as others.
Marine Corps Birthday Party: All Marines in the area, retired or active, are invited to a Marine Corps get-together on the Marine Corps’ birthday. The first beer is on us. Come and talk about your experiences in the Marine Corps. at 7 p.m. Saturday at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. Sponsored by Gene Allen, Paul Hart and Pat Joiner.
POW Presentation: At 3 p.m. Saturday in the theater of the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site, Park volunteer Pat Curry will tell the story of his father’s 33-month imprisonment in North Korea from 1950-1953, and how it affected his family. This program is in addition to regularly scheduled interpretive programs occurring over the Veterans Day weekend. At 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, a special program will also be held at the Illinois Monument in the Andersonville National Cemetery.