The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

August 2, 2013

Limestone Ledger 8/2/13


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

Barnes reunion

The Barnes family reunion will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Blackburn Event Center on U.S. 72 West. Covered dish and drink requested. Contacts: Louise Hall 256-206-5501 or Ola Mae Barnes 256-729-1777.

VFW fundraiser

A VFW benefit fundraiser for 5-year-old leukemia victim Alex Spry will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Post on North Jefferson Street. Contact: Kevin 256-278-8276.

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Limestone County Sportsman’s Club's free Kids Fishing Rodeo will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the club’s pond on Kennedy Road, just north of the intersection of Oakdale and Pepper roads. Lunch will be served. Call Michael Hardy at 256-431-7734 for more information.

Benefit breakfast

The Bethel, Tenn., Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a public buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the lodge. Nonperishable food is being collected for the food bank.

Antioch decoration day

Antioch Cemetery decoration will be Saturday, Aug. 3. Upkeep donations may be sent to Amelia Smith, P.O. Box 151, Elkmont, AL 35620. Contact: Annette Lewis Wales 256-777-9851.

Lentzville decoration day

Lentzville Cemetery Decoration Day is Saturday, Aug. 3. Donation checks made out to Lentzville Cemetery Fund may be sent to Belinda Lansford, 1703 Trace End Trail, Athens, AL  35611. Contact: Billy McNatt 256-232-1601.

Salem decoration day

Salem Cemetery Decoration Day is Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be a covered-dish lunch at noon. Donation checks made out to Salem Cemetery may be sent to Joyce Gray McGill, 28980 Alabama 99, Lester, AL 35647.

Sandlin reunion

The 79th annual Sandlin family reunion will be from 10 a.m. until the last cousin leaves Saturday, Aug. 3, at Fort Decatur Recreation Center gymnasium at 610 Fourth St. in Decatur.  Covered-dish dinner at noon. Contact: Patsy Sandlin Medlock at 205-995-7988 or patsymedlock@bellsouth.net.

SUNDAY

McCowan reunion

Descendants of James Wiley and Oleavy Yarbrough McCowan will meet for a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Family Life Center of the Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Contact: Ruth Adams 256-232-4883 or 256-232-9059.

TUESDAY

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Limestone Correctional Facility off Nick Davis Road.

Fairy tales, fables at library

The Athens-Limestone Public Library, in partnership with Girl Scouts, will host a series of free programs about fairy tales and fables from 2-3 p.m. on Aug. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Programs are geared toward girls ages 12 and under, but boys are welcome.

ONGOING

Beginning Bookworms Preschool registration

Registration is underway for Beginning Bookworms Preschool at Athens-Limestone Public Library. The program meets Thursday mornings from 10:15-11:15 beginning Aug. 29. The class is for children in Athens and Limestone County; children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. The fee is $15 at registration and $15 in January. Contact: Kelli at 256-233-1233.

UPCOMING

West Limestone schedules

West Limestone High School students may pick up their schedules between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on these dates: 12th grade, Aug. 5; 11th grade, Aug. 6; 10th grade, Aug. 7; and ninth grade, Aug. 8. Kindergarten orientation will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Middle School schedules will be ready to pick up from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Children in grades first through sixth will have an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug 15.

After school program

The David’s Temple after school (3-5 p.m.) program to help students in grades 1-12 in Athens and Limestone County with homework and study skills resumes Aug. 19. More information: Geraldine McDonald 256-355-1343.

Benefit yard sale

Useable sale items, including clothes and furniture, are needed for a benefit yard sale to be held Aug. 9-10 for cancer patient Jeff Miller, son of Margie and Ray Gold. Drop off items at 200 Hastings Road, next to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, or call 256-232-5380.

AHS Class of ’58 reunion

Members of the Athens High School Class of 1958 are planning a reunion for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Yesterday’s Event Center on Browns Ferry Road. For more information, call Richard at 256-278-1262 or Bobbie Ann at 256-729-5200.

MEETINGS

• Legion District. American Legion Post 49 will host the District 12 quarterly meeting Sunday, Aug. 4, with dinner at 1 p.m. and meeting at 2 p.m. at the Post. Contact: Rod Huffman at 256-233-3023.

• Addiction support group. Family Addiction Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at First National Bank Community Room at 1880 U.S. 72 East.

• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at LuVici’s on The Square. Contact: 256-232-3257.

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