The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

May 3, 2013

Limestone Ledger 5/3/13


The News Courier

FRIDAY

Blood drive canceled

American Red Cross has canceled a blood drive scheduled for today at Limestone County Department of Human Resources following a recent drive that exceeded its goal of donated units.

Respite night

Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 tonight at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road, Athens. Contact: 256-232-7207.

Relay for Life

Limestone County’s Relay for Life event  (previously scheduled for the Sportsplex) will be held from 7 tonight until 7 a.m. Saturday at the Limestone County Event Center at 114 W. Pryor St. across from the Alabama Veterans Museum. City of Athens Relay for Life Team chose G.I. Joe/Jane with the slogan “The Best Defense Against Cancer Is A Cure.” City Team will have chicken stew for sale, $1 grab bags, photo ops with soldier cutouts and more.

VFW dance

The public is invited to a dance at 7 tonight at the VFW Post on North Jefferson Street in Athens. Cobb the disc jockey will spin records. Free. Contact: Kevin 256-278-8276.

SATURDAY

Benefit breakfast

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

Coffee Call

Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by Nick and Nora Patterson and Lt. Col. William Coulter and wife Ruth, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contacts: Sandy 256-771-7578.

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

TUESDAY

Cook, sew, quilt contest

Limestone County Farmers Federation will hold its annual cooking, sewing and quilting contest Tuesday at the ALFA office at 524 U.S. 72 West. Drop off items between 9-9:30 a.m. Must be member of Alabama Farmers Federation to enter. Cash prizes. Complete rules available at ALFA office. Contact: 256-350-1875.

UPCOMING

Safe-driving course

Within the next few weeks, The Council on Aging will hold a safe-driving course for anyone age 60 or older. The one-day course, which could lower a driver’s insurance rate,  will cost $12 for members of American Association of Retired Persons and $14 for nonmembers. Course would show drivers how to be safe on the road. Call Emily at 256-233-6412 to leave contact information to be called when course date is set.

MEETINGS

• City Council. Athens City Council will hold its next work session and meeting at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. respectively Monday, May 6, in the municipal courtroom of Athens Police Department on Hobbs Street.

• Vietnam Veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 511 will meet Tuesday, May 7, at the chapter hall, 17915 W. Elm St. in Athens. Board of directors meet at  6 p.m. Pizza follows at 6:30, and regular meeting at 7. All Vietnam Era DD 214 verified veterans are invited.

• Democrats. The Limestone County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. A potluck dinner will be followed by a cake auction. Speaker is Leanne Townsend of the Alabama Democratic Majority. Public 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. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.