The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

August 4, 2013

Limestone Ledger 8/4/13


The News Courier

SUNDAY

McCowan reunion

Descendants of James Wiley and Oleavy Yarbrough McCowan will meet for a reunion at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 4, at the Family Life Center of the Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Contact: Ruth Adams 256-232-4883 or 256-232-9059.

TUESDAY

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Limestone Correctional Facility off Nick Davis Road.

Fairy tales, fables at library

The Athens-Limestone Public Library, in partnership with Girl Scouts, will host a series of free programs about fairy tales and fables from 2-3 p.m. on Aug. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Programs are geared toward girls ages 12 and under, but boys are welcome.

FRIDAY

Back-to-school jam

Believe to Achieve, a nonprofit community advocacy group, will host a back-to-school jam and school supply giveaway from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Jimmy Gill Park at 340 W. Sanderfer Road. The free event includes door prizes, food and entertainment . The public is invited. Contact: 256-874-7457.

SATURDAY

Blood drives

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Mount Carmel Church of Christ fellowship building, 7805 U.S. 72 West. A blood drive will also be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in honor of Jacob DuBois at Piney Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall, 28430 Pinedale Road in Ardmore.

Reading program

The Limestone County NAACP invites children ages 3-13 to attend the free Steps Book Club/Reading Program session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Learning, lunch and fun provided.  Registration and information: 256-216-5668.

NAACP membership rally

The Limestone NAACP will hold a membership rally from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 17308 U.S. 72 West. Free hot dogs and soft drinks. Contact: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.

CEMETERY CLEANUPS

Myers Cemetery

Decoration day is from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Donations made out to Myers Cemetery can be sent to Lynn Nelson, 18347 Cross Key Road, Athens, AL 35614.

Contact: Lynn Nelson 256-777-4431.

Higgins Cemetery

Decoration day is Saturday, Aug. 10. Business meeting at 10 a.m. Donations made out to Higgins Cemetery can be sent to Fay Chandler, 20065 Temperance Oak Road, Rogersville, AL 35652. More information: 256-729-6886.

Sandlin Cemetery

Decoration day is Saturday, Aug. 10. Donations made out to Sandlin Cemetery can be sent to Harold Adams, 22664 Cairo Hollow Road, Athens, AL 35614 or Mark Blakely, 20931 Brackeen Road, Athens, AL 35614.

ONGOING

Beginning Bookworms Preschool registration

Registration is underway for Beginning Bookworms Preschool at Athens-Limestone Public Library. The program meets Thursday mornings from 10:15-11:15 beginning Aug. 29. The class is for children in Athens and Limestone County; children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. The fee is $15 at registration and $15 in January. Contact: Kelli at 256-233-1233.

UPCOMING

West Limestone schedules

West Limestone High School students may pick up their schedules between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on these dates: 12th grade, Aug. 5; 11th grade, Aug. 6; 10th grade, Aug. 7; and ninth grade, Aug. 8. Kindergarten orientation will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Middle School schedules will be ready to pick up from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Children in grades first through sixth will have an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug 15.

After school program

The David’s Temple after school (3-5 p.m.) program to help students in grades 1-12 in Athens and Limestone County with homework and study skills resumes Aug. 19. More information: Geraldine McDonald 256-355-1343.

Benefit yard sale

Useable sale items, including clothes and furniture, are needed for a benefit yard sale to be held Aug. 9-10 for cancer patient Jeff Miller, son of Margie and Ray Gold. Drop off items at 200 Hastings Road, next to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, or call 256-232-5380.

MEETINGS

• Addiction support group. Family Addiction Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at First National Bank Community Room at 1880 U.S. 72 East.

• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at LuVici’s on The Square. Contact: 256-232-3257.

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