Mental health forum
The News Courier and Athens State University will sponsor a mental health forum from 6 to 7:30 tonight, 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. The forum is open to the public, which may submit anonymous questions to be answered by the panelists.
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.
A VFW benefit fundraiser for 5-year-old leukemia victim Alex Spry will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Post home on North Jefferson Street. There will be raffles and plate lunches. Call Kevin at 256-278-8276 for more information.
Free Fishing Rodeo
Limestone County Sportsman’s Club Free Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the club’s pond on Kennedy Road, just north of the intersection of Oakdale and Pepper roads. Prizes will be given to each age group 4-8; 9-11; and 12-15, for largest fish, smallest fish and weight. Lunch will be served. Call Michael Hardy at 256-431-7734 for more information.
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.
Antioch Cemetery decoration will be Saturday, Aug. 3. A plot map of the cemetery is available for viewing. Upkeep donations may be sent to Amelia Smith, P.O. Box 151, Elkmont, AL 35620. Call Annette Lewis Wales at 256-777-9851 for information.