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October 26, 2013

Limestone Ledger 10/26/13

SATURDAY

American Legion pancakes

American Legion Post 49 will have a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Post home on Cloverleaf Drive. Price is $5 eat in or carry out. Containers provided. More information: 256-233-3023.

Turkey shoots

Veterans of Foreign Wars invites the public to its annual turkey shoots that begin at 9 a.m. on Saturdays from Oct. 26 through Dec. 7. Shotguns available. More information: Fred 256-233-0213.

ONGOING

Veterans parade entries

Entries are being taken for the sixth annual Athens Veterans Parade to be held Nov. 9 in Athens. A $25 entry fee is requested. All funds used to assist veterans. Contact: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702 or Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.

NAACP presents STEPS

The Limestone County NAACP is presenting the motivational reading program STEPS (Students Taking Excellence Personally = Success) for kids ages 3-13 at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. For registration/information, call 256-216-5668.

MEETINGS

• NARFE. National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street in Athens. Guest speaker is Chris Alexander with Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Breakfast served.  More information: Dean Morgan 256-233-0248.

• Democrats. Limestone Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Catfish Cabin. It will be Dutch treat. Attendees are asked to bring a new or gently used coat to donate to the DHR annual coat giveaway. Robyn Hayden with Alabama Arise will speak on the Affordable Care Act.

• Soil and Water. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 306 Barbecue, 23101 U.S. 72 East. 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 ed@athensnews-courier.com, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611.

 

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