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February 3, 2014

Limestone Ledger 2/4/14

TODAY

Creation vs. evolution debate

New Life Assembly of God will be live streaming a creation vs. evolution debate with Bill Nye and Ken Ham at 6 tonight at 16768 U.S. 72 in Athens. Free event. Everyone welcome. More information: 256-232-6119.

THURSDAY

Boys & Girls Club fundraiser

Tickets at $20 each are available at the Boys & Girls Club, 1017 W. Washington St., for its annual banquet and fundraiser to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Beasley Center. More information: Pete Miller 256-232-4298.

Ham radio classes

Anyone interested in free classes on becoming an amateur ham radio operator can attend an organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Limestone County Emergency Management, 1101 W. Market St. Hosted by Limestone A.R.E.S.

SATURDAY

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.

 

ONGOING

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” will 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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