The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

May 17, 2014

Limestone Ledger 5/17/14


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Food giveaway

Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m. today at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.

Troop 221 yard sale

The Boy Scout Troop 221 fundraising yard sale is 7 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Alabama 99 and Easter Ferry Road.

4 Paws and a Book

4 Paws and a Book, a program dedicated to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older is 9-10:30 a.m. today at the Houston Memorial Library. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier and a registered R.E.A.D. dog.

Anderson Founder's Day

The second annual Anderson Founder's Day event is 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. today at the downtown field on Highway 207. Food, vendors, crafts, car shows, live music and fireworks to close the evening. More details at Facebook.com/town of Anderson or at 256-247-3617.

TUESDAY

Chicken stew

The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 with one dessert to eat in or for per quart carryouts or delivery. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. Free delivery to offices or job sites within Athens city limits. More information or to reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.

ONGOING

B&G Club summer program

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Club of Athens summer program, which runs June 2 through Aug. 1. Hours will be 9-5 with early birds starting at 7. Tuition is $35 a week with lunch included. Teens attend free. CMA accepted. There is a $20 application fee. Register at the club, 1017 W. Washington St. Contacts: Kristi or Pete 256-232-4298.

UPCOMING

Spring Garden Tour

Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library Tour is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Tickets, at $20 each, are available until June 6 on The Square at Crawford's, Pablo's, Pimento's, Trinity's, Athens-Limestone Public Library and from members of Friends of the Library. Tickets will be available June 7 at Pablo's and at the library.

McLin family reunion

Descendents of Richard McLin Sr. and Polly Sandifer McLin are invited to attend the McLin family reunion July 25-27 in Athens. More information: Bernice Robinson 256-232-9228 or Dorothy Shoulders 232-8035.

CEMETERY DAYS

• Fielding. Decoration begins at 9 a.m. today, May 17. If unable to attend, send donations made out to Fielding Cemetery to: Mae Todd, 19817 Yarbrough Road, Athens, AL 35613.

• Gatlin. Decoration days are May 17-18 at the cemetery on Stateline Road in Ardmore. If unable to attend, donations can be made at Peoples State Bank on Main Street in Ardmore.

• Sylone. Decoration day is Sunday, May 18. Donations for upkeep are welcome. More information: 256-732-3994.

• Limestone Church. Cemetery decoration day is Sunday, May 18. Short meeting and a storm damage discussion will be at 2 p.m. Any objects hindering cemetery maintenance will be removed. If unable to attend, send donations made out to Limestone Church Cemetery to: Robert Evans, 14919 Reid Road, Athens, AL 35611.

CANCELED

Oxford Healthcare fundraiser

The Oxford Healthcare Benefit Yard Sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, is canceled. All items donated for the sale will go to tornado relief. More information: 256-233-0466.

MEETINGS

• NAACP. Limestone NAACP general membership meeting is 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, 101 Beaty St. Contact: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.

• Friends of Archives. Friends of the Archives will hold its quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Limestone County Archives, 102 W. Washington St. The public is invited. More information: 256-233-6404 or lcarchives@knology.net.

• Partners in Pink. Athens breast cancer support group Partners in Pink will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Athens-Limestone Hospital Education Room. Work will continue on fundraising projects.

• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will meet for fellowship at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, with the monthly meeting to follow. The VFW post is on North Jefferson Street. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.

• Republicans. The Limestone County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at 306 Barbecue, U.S. 72 East, Athens. Social hour begins at 6. Jonathan Barbee, a candidate for Public Service Commission place 2, is the guest speaker. The public is invited.

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