The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 9, 2014

Limestone Ledger for Tuesday, June 10


Blood drive

The Pi Beta Sigma community service sorority blood drive is from 1-6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Family Life Center gym at 201 E. Hobbs St. in Athens. For an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: PiBetaSigmaAthens or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Used book sale

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


VVA Music Night

Listen and dance to music of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Chapter 511 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, 17915 W. Elm St. Bring finger foods if you wish. For more information, call 256-206-5399.


Sam Gibbons horse show

The third annual Sam Gibbons Memorial Walking Horse Show will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sheriff's Rodeo Arena off Alabama 99. For more information, call the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives at 256-771-7578.


VFW fundraiser

The VFW post on North Jefferson Street in Athens is accepting donations until June 18 for its annual yard-sale fundraiser June 21. To have items picked up call 256-1-919-1032 or 256-431-7397.

Owens VFD fundraiser

Owens Volunteer Fire Department is conducting a door-to-door fund/picture drive for the next seven weeks. Proceeds go to upgrade equipment.

Savvy Kids Fitness

Savvy Kids Fitness is a program at Athens Recreation Department for children ages 6-12. It includes a nutrition lesson, a snack to encourage healthy eating and an exercise session. Cost is $5 a class with a one-time $30 registration fee. Meets from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at Athens Recreation Center. Website is http://Savvy Kids

Spencer Black Fun Run

Registration continues for the fourth annual Spencer Black 5K and 1-mile Fun Run set for 8:30 a.m. June 28 at Blue Springs Elementary School, 17687 Hardy Road at U.S. 72 West. Walkers, joggers and runners welcome. The event supports fitness programs at both Blue Springs and Clements High School and Spencer Black Scholarship Fund. Registration at accepted up to day of the event. More information: Email


Reunion Cemetery

Decoration day with a chicken and goat stew fundraiser is Saturday. Bring containers. Donations made payable to Reunion Cemetery Fund may be sent to: Nicole Collins, 25172 Alabama 127, Elkmont, AL 35620.

Jackson Cemetery

Decoration day at the cemetery near Minor Hill, Tennessee, is Saturday. If unable to attend, donations may be made out to Jackson Cemetery and sent to: Billy Joe Word, 980 Shoal Creek Road, Goodspring, TN 38460.

Poplar Creek Cemetery

Decoration day will be Saturday, June 14, at the cemetery on Snake Road. If you are unable to attend, donations may be mailed to Poplar Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 965 Athens, AL 35612. Refreshments will be provided at 11 a.m. Information: Call Pat Raney at 256-771-0518.

Pettusville Cemetery

Homecoming/Decoration day for Pettusville Cemetery will begin with Sunday services at 11 a.m. June 15 with speaker Doug Hodges. Donations may be mailed to: Pettusville Cemetery Fund in care of Marcus Hobbs, 26965 Pettusville Road, Elkmont, Ala. 35620. For more information, call 256-732-4249 or 256-682-9788.


• Cancer survivors support. The cancer survivors support group will meet at 6 p.m. today, June 10, at Catfish Cabin on U.S. 72. Survivors, caregivers and friends are invited.

• Soil and water board. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. The public is invited.

• Beekeepers. The Limestone County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Limestone County Water Authority, 17218 U.S. 72 West.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Email submissions to, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL.