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July 12, 2014

Limestone Ledger 7/12/14


Trinity speaker

“Holding the Fort” author Charlotte Fulton will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center fellowship hall, 112 S. Jefferson St. The book traces  the history of Trinity School on Brownsferry Street, which was founded in 1865 for the education of freedmen. Refreshments at 6:30. The public is invited. Limestone County Historical Society is hosting the free event as part of their quarterly meeting.


Kiddie Carnival

Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival at 309 E. Forrest St. is open 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 2 with 10 rides for young children, bingo and concessions including funnel cakes and cotton candy. Ride tickets are 50 cents each.

Yellow Dot enrollment

People of all ages can enroll in the free Yellow Dot program, which provides information to first responders to give enrollees the “best care in case of a vehicle accident.” Yellow Dot enrollment/SHIP and SeniorX counseling are set for 9-11 a.m. at the following senior centers: Ardmore, July 10; Goodsprings, July 14; East Limestone, July 21; Owens, July 22; Athens, July 24; Elkmont, July 29 and Tanner, July 31. More information: 256-233-6412.

Head Start applications

Applications are being accepted for fall 2014-2015 Head Start classrooms for children ages 3-5 in Limestone County. The free preschool program includes health, nutrition, family and education services and is part of Community Action Partnership of North Alabama. Center locations are: West Limestone, Creekside, Blue Springs, Owens, Cedar Hill, Tanner, Piney Chapel and Cowart. For appointments or more information: 256-262-0361.


Beauty pageant fundraiser

The Miss Summer Fun Pageant fundraiser for the Tanner softball team is Saturday, Aug. 9. More information: Paula Pressnell 256-431-9117/ or Tammy Murphy 256-777-6627/

AHS Class of '64 planning

Planners for the Athens High School Class of 1964 50-year reunion would like classmates to contact them with updated addresses and/or email addresses. The reunion will be at 6 p.m., Aug. 9, at the Athens Senior Center. Some class members have not been contacted. Send updated information to Doug Warren at 770-381-5780 or email him at as soon as possible.

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  • Limestone Ledger 7/30/14

    Walking Horse Show
    The third annual Sam Gibbons Walking Horse Show has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Sheriff's Rodeo Arena. More information: Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.

    July 30, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 7/30/14

    July 30, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 7/27/14

    Blood drive
    The Kelsey Maclin “Student Leaders Save Lives” Scholarship Blood Drive is 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road.

    July 27, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 7/27/14

    July 27, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 7/26/14

    Blood drive

    An American Red Cross blood drive in honor of Jacob Dubois is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Piney Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall, 28430 Pinedale Road, Ardmore.

    July 26, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 7/25/14

    Crape Myrtle pageant

    The 14th annual Miss/Master Crape Myrtle Festival Pageant is Saturday at the Ardmore, Tennessee Annex Building. Competition begins at 1 p.m. for girls, infant through age 19, and boys, infant through age 5. More information: 256-278-5524.

    July 25, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 7/25/14

    July 25, 2014

  • Limestone Ledger 7/24/14

    Art Stroll
    The Athens Arts League Summer Art Stroll is 4-8 p.m. Friday on the downtown Limestone County Courthouse lawn. The free, family-friendly event will include music and 25 artists including painters, ceramicists, jewelry makers, mixed media and textile artists.

    July 24, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 7/24/14

    July 24, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 7/23/14

    July 23, 2014



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