The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 5, 2014

Limestone Ledger 2/5/14


The News Courier

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

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 during this time.

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.

Income tax preparation

Athens-Limestone County RSVP is providing free income tax preparation and electronic filing for taxpayers unable to pay to file their taxes. The service will be offered at Athens First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14 on Mondays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 4-25 on Tuesdays. Bring last year’s tax returns, W-2 forms, Social Security numbers for each person claimed and 1099 forms. No appointment necessary. More information: RSVP office 256-232-7207.

MEETINGS

• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive. More information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023.

• NSDAR. John Wade Keyes chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. More information: Judy Rew 256-230-2105 or Brenda Winter 256-771-3536.

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 ed@athensnews-courier.com, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611.