The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 12, 2014

Limestone Ledger 1/12/14

The News Courier


Optical Illusion Art

The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a drop-in art program from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday. Children up to age 12 can visit the library to create optical illusions with everyday craft supplies. No registration required, and the event is free. More information: 256-232-1233.


‘Blood Stock’ blood drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a Haley Humphrey “Blood Stock” scholarship blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God Family Life Center, 16768 U.S. 72 West in Athens.


MLK Day March

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march sponsored by the Limestone NAACP will be Saturday in downtown Athens. Lineup is at 9:30 a.m., with the march at 10 from the Limestone County Courthouse Square to the Event Center on Pryor Street. An hour-long program follows the march.

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., Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.

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. Saturday 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. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.


Tina Hogan Memorial Fund

Athens-Limestone Hospital has established the Tina Hogan Memorial Fund at First National Bank for anyone wishing to make a donation. This fund is designated for the benefit of Tina’s children, Madison, 21, and Cole, 13. Donations may be made at any First National Bank location: U.S. 72 and Lindsey Lane, the Ardmore location or the new location on Jefferson Street. Tina Hogan, who was a long-time employee in the Quality Management Department at Athens-Limestone Hospital, was killed in a car wreck Jan. 8.

Teen Library Council

Applications for the Teen Library Council are now available at the Athens-Limestone Public Library. TLC will meet to discuss books, movies, music and other items of teen interest. Must be 13 years old to join. More information is available at the Library or on the website at Contact Kelli at 256-232-1233 with questions.


• Addiction support group. The Family Addiction Support Group monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at First National Bank Community Room, 1880 U.S. 72 East in Athens. All are welcome. More information at Family Addiction Support Group on Facebook. 

• ASU President’s Ball. The Athens State University Foundation is hosting a meeting from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday to organize activities for the 2015 President’s Ball. The meeting is open to the public and will be in the Sandridge Student Center ballroom on the ASU campus.

• Cancer support group. The American Cancer Society support group dinner meeting of survivors and caregivers is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Catfish Cabin.

• ALSO. Athens-Limestone Seniors Organization will meet following a Dutch-treat lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mac’s Steakhouse on South Jefferson Street.

• THS Class of ’67. The Tanner High School Class of 1967 women will meet and eat at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant. More information: 256-232-1628.

• AMVETS. The American Veterans monthly meeting is Thursday at 22769 Black Road. Fellowship with a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. Contact: Lyle Sadler 256-771-2029.

• SCV. The Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs Camp 768 Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Alabama Veterans Museum. Tim Kent will speak on “Hood’s Army at Spring Hill and Franklin.” The public is invited.

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