The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 21, 2008

Limestone Ledger 11-22


W.L. Pack 221 fundraiser

West Limestone Boy Scout Pack 221 will sell breakfast and lunch items at a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon today at Salem United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Lodge 391 turkey shoot

North Border Masonic Lodge 391 will have a turkey shoot beginning at 8 a.m. today and chicken stew beginning at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99. Shoot for $3 a shot; stew is $8 per half-gallon; $14 per gallon. For more information, call (256) 614-0608.

VFW turkey shoot

The VFW will have a turkey shoot beginning with 8 a.m. coffee today at the post on North Jefferson Street. For more information, call Roger Keyes at (256) 374-2072.

Christmas Open House

The 22nd annual Christmas Open House sponsored by Spirit of Athens and the Chamber of Commerce will be today and Sunday on the courthouse square. Author Jerry Barksdale will also sign copies of his collection, “Cornbread Chronicles,” at Pablo’s on Market both days. For more information, call the Chamber at (256) 232-2600 or Spirit of Athens at 278-6436. Purchase chances on china to benefit the Donnell House at $1 each at Crawford’s Gifts.

West Limestone turkey shoot

The West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual turkey shoot at 10 a.m. today. Goat and chicken stews will also be sold at 11 a.m. For more info, call (256) 232-1095 or 233-7678, or today at 233-5544

Festival of Trees

The Donnell House Festival of Trees will be 1-5 p.m., today and Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

1343rd Engineering Company

Members of the HHC 1343rd Engineering Maintenance Section will have a reunion from 1-4 p.m. today at the Gathering Place at New Haven Townhomes off Hobbs Street. For more information, call Raymond Williams at (256) 230-0246 or Robert Pullen at 232-5368 or 777-7716.


Used books sale

Athens-Limestone Public Library will have a used books sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Respite night canceled

Respite night at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church has been cancelled for Friday, Nov. 28. The next Respite will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow caregivers to do Christmas shopping. Call RSVP, (256) 232-7207, by noon Dec. 2 for reservations.


Troop 236 Christmas trees

East Limestone Boy Scout Troop 236 will be offering North Carolina Frasier Fir Christmas trees for sale. Proceeds will go to purchase a trailer for troop equipment. Order trees at, and receive a 20-percent discount along with being able to pick up your tree on Nov. 28, beginning at noon. Also, buy a tree from the lot beside Joe’s Pharmacy on Capshaw Road Nov. 29 through Dec. 20.

ACT-SO competition

The Limestone NAACP is seeking high school students (grades 9-12) for 2009 for Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). Call Kim Hunt at (256) 874-6170 or e-mail her at for information or an application.


• Alzheimer’s Support Group. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center. There will be a discussion and a session to get ideas for a Christmas party. For information call Amanda Duffield at (256) 874-8716 or Charlotte Orr at 232-8697.

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