The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

July 29, 2013

Limestone Ledger 7/30/13


TODAY

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.

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

VFW fundraiser

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.

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.

Antioch Cemetery

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.

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.

SUNDAY

McCowan reunion

Descendants of James Wiley and Oleavy Yarbrough McCowan will meet for a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Call Alice Usery at 256-232-4883 or 256-232-9059 for more information.

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

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 9th grade, Aug. 8. Kindergarten orientation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Middle School schedules will be ready to pick up from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. First through 6th grades will have an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug 15. Class lists will be posted outside each elementary classroom

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.

• Legion District. American Legion Post 49 will host the District 12 quarterly meeting with dinner at 1 p.m. and meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Post home. Fore more information call Rod Huffman at 256-233-3023.

• 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.

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.