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February 7, 2014

Limestone Ledger 2/7/14

SATURDAY

Tech Center open house

The Limestone Career Technical Center will hold an open house from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 505 E. Sanderfer Road in Athens. The public is invited.  Skills USA, a Career Tech Student Organization, will also hold its local competitions.

Reading program

The Limestone County NAACP free motivational reading program for children ages 3-13 will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration information: 256-216-5668.

Jessica Elkins Pageant

The Jessica Elkins Memorial Pageant will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Athens Middle School Auditorium. Registration is 6-8 p.m. Friday and 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Fee is $50 per entry. Additional fee for photogenic category. There is also an Ugly Walk.  Proceeds go to the Jessica Elkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jessica died Dec. 26, 2007, of bacterial meningitis.

MONDAY

Poke Sallet tickets

Tickets for Poke Sallet 2014, “Home Sweet Home,” go on sale Monday at Athens Senior Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. After that, tickets will be sold Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Mondays, from 5-8 p.m. No tickets will be held and all must be paid for at time of purchase. Make checks payable to Foundation on Aging.

TUESDAY

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.

ONGOING

Elkmont beauty walk

Registration is underway through Feb. 26 for the Elkmont High School band’s eighth annual beauty walk to be held March8-9. Any preschooler can enter from outside the Elkmont school district. Parents can pick up forms from the school’s front office or website. More information: Keila Berzett 256-423-3972 and 256-423-5754 or Debbie Evans 256-497-3111.

Women’s History Month

March is National History Month and this year the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will present “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment,” a celebration of women in the Vietnam War. If you know any women who were in service during the Vietnam era, please call Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.

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  • Limestone Ledger 4/17/14

    FRIDAY
    Singing on Square

    Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will present Singing on the Square Concert at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18th sponsored by Champion Chevrolet. Trippin' Dixie will take the stage first. The Dixie Bluegrass Boys will follow at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair for a free concert.

    April 17, 2014

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    April 17, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 4/16/14

    FRIDAY
    Fish fry
    The Limestone NAACP annual fish fry is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park, 814 Westview Ave. in Athens. Cost is $8 a plate. Contact: Greg Orr 256-654-0486.

    April 16, 2014

  • Church Bulletin for Tuesday, April 15

    April 14, 2014

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    April 14, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 4/13/14

    TUESDAY
    • Chicken stew
    The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. More information or to reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.
    Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
    Vietnam Veterans of America, chapter 511, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the VVA building, 17915 W. Elm St. The $7 meal includes spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, dessert and drink. Take out or eat in. Proceeds benefit the VVA scholarship fund. More information: 256-206-5399.

    April 13, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 4/13/14

    April 13, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 4/12/14

    SATURDAY
    W.L. VFD egg hunt

    West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is having a Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The fire department is 15 miles north of Athens on Alabama 99. More information: Jason McMahan 256-233-7678. On Saturday, call 256-233-5544.

    April 12, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 4/11/14

    SATURDAY
    ALH health fair

    Free body fat analysis, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, bone density screenings and more will be available from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Health Fair at the Limestone County Courthouse Square. Numerous health care vendors will be on-site. Also, water and nonperishable food donations accepted for Limestone County Churches Involved.

    April 11, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 4/11/14

    April 11, 2014

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