The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

July 28, 2013

Limestone Ledger 7/28/13


The News Courier

TUESDAY

Mental health forum

The News Courier and Athens State University will sponsor a mental health forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the ballroom of the Sandridge Student Center on the campus of Athens State. Featured speakers will be mental health care workers, Probate Judge Charles Woodroof and law enforcement representatives. Topics of discussion will include mental illness indicators, resources and funding. The forum is open to the public, but may be of special interest to health care workers, clergy, teachers or any other professionals who work with the public on a daily basis. The public may also submit anonymous questions that will be answered by the panelists.

WEDNESDAY

PTSD discussion

A post-traumatic stress disorder discussion will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Huntsville Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Dr. David Ferguson, psychologist at Fox Army Health Center will lead a discussion to include signs and symptoms, federal and local resources and a question and answer session. Contact: Linda Blankenship or Mattavia Burks 256-372-4600.

SATURDAY

Benefit breakfast

The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.

Lentzville Cemetery

The Lentzville Cemetery Decoration Day is Saturday, Aug. 3. All with loved ones there are asked to attend. Check donations made out to Lentzville Cemetery Fund can be sent to: Belinda Lansford, 1703 Trace End Trail, Athens, AL  35611. Contact: Billy McNatt 256-232-1601.

Salem Cemetery

Salem Cemetery Decoration Day is Saturday, Aug. 3. There is a covered dish lunch at noon. Check donations made out to Salem Cemetery can be sent to: Joyce Gray McGill, 28980 Highway 99, Lester, AL 35647.

Sandlin reunion

The 79th annual Sandlin family reunion will be held from 10 a.m. until the last cousin leaves Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Fort Decatur Recreation Center gymnasium at 610 Fourth St. in Decatur. All Sandlins or family relations are invited.  Covered dish dinner at noon. Contact: Patsy Sandlin Medlock at 205-995-7988 or patsymedlock@bellsouth.net.

ONGOING

Summer meal program

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided July 15-Aug. 2 at Piney Chapel Elementary School cafeteria for any child through age 18 living in Limestone County. Breakfast is from 7:45-8:15 a.m. and lunch is from 11-11:30 a.m.

UPCOMING

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.

AHS Class of ’58 reunion

Members of the Athens High School Class of 1958 are planning a reunion for 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Yesterday’s Event Center on Browns Ferry Road. For more information, call Richard at 256-278-1262 or Bobbie Ann at 256-729-5200.

Fletcher and Davis reunion

All money must be in by July 31 for those attending the Fletcher and Davis reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. Ages 7 and up, $10; ages 4-6, $5; age 3 and under eat free. Contacts: Dezi Fletcher 256-783-9876 or 256-374-9058.

MEETINGS

• Farmer’s Cooperative. The annual membership meeting of the Limestone Farmer’s Cooperative Inc. will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Tennessee Valley Substation picnic area in Belle Mina. Meeting includes election of three board members, barbecue dinner and door prizes.

• Quilt Guild. The newly formed Athens Dixie Stitchers Quilt Guild monthly meeting is Thursday, Aug. 1, at Friendship Methodist Church on Lucas Ferry Road. Meeting follows 6-6:30 p.m. social time. Anyone interested in quilts or quilting is welcome. More information 256-233-3113.

• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Post home at 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens. Contact: Rod Huffman at 256-233-3023.

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.