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April 24, 2014

Limestone Ledger 4/24/14


The News Courier

FRIDAY

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the East Limestone High School old gymnasium, 15641 East Limestone Road.

Fish fry

The Alabama Veterans Museum fish fry fundraiser will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1917 U.S. 72 West. Advance tickets are $10 at the museum and $12 at the fish fry. Includes catfish, chicken tenders, fries, slaw, hush puppies, drinks and dessert. Carryouts available. More information: 256-771-7578.

Respite night

Caregivers Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon today, April 24, at 256-232-7207.

SATURDAY

Triad Trail Ride

The 19th annual Triad Trail Ride will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elkmont Rural Village. Enter by the campground at 24212 Easter Ferry Road and not through the Village by the pavilion. Gates open at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $15 for adults; children 12 and under, $5; non-riders, $5. More information: 256-232-0111 or visit limestonesheriff.com.

Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO

Free event, rain or shine, for the entire family 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Memorial Park. Vicky “Batlady” Smith from A-Z Animals in Georgia and Big Dave Hollaway, senior naturalist at the McDowell Environmental Center, will share information on raptors, reptiles, and bats. Live animals, games, crafts, exhibitors and vendors, music, door prizes, free hot dogs and Pepsi, and lots of fun. More information: 256-233-8728 or KALBCares@gmail.com. Visit the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Facebook page for schedule of events.

Electronics recycling/shoe collection

Bring electronics (anything that runs on electricity or uses batteries) for recycling, and usable shoes for Shoebox Recycling for reuse. $10 fee for television sets — all other electronics accepted free. Collection are 10:a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Dr. Lambert's parking lot at the corner of East and Hobbs streets as part of Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO activities. Enter parking lot from Hobbs Street only. Drive-thru service. More information: 256-233-8728 or KALBCares@gmail.com.

Barbecue fundraiser

A benefit to help cover medical expenses for Jeal Hill will be held Saturday at Village Mart, corner of Alabama 99 and Elk River Mills Road. Barbecue chicken plates with potato salad, baked beans and bread are $5 and available at 11 a.m. For pre-orders or pick up call 256-230-5397 or 710-1872.

Voter education program

A voter education program, presented by the Limestone NAACP, will be held noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the NAACP office, 17308 U.S. 72 West. Topics will include voter registration, the importance of voting and getting out to vote.

EHS Class of '69 picnic

The Elkmont High School Class of 1969 Summer of Peace and Love Picnic is Saturday at Elkmont Rural Village Picnic Pavilion. Fellowship and lunch at noon. Elkmont classes of '68 and '70 are also invited. More information: deputyking@aol.com or 256-584-7001.

Ardmore Farmers Market

The Ardmore Farmers Market behind Pizza Hut in Ardmore, Tenn., opens Saturday for anyone buying or selling fresh produce, dairy, art, flowers, homemade goods, eggs and more. Free setup. More information: 931-427-2124 or 427-6459.

SUNDAY

Confederate Memorial Day

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs Camp 768, is inviting the public to a Confederal Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Confederates' Circle in Athens City Cemetery. Local author Jerry Barksdale will speak.

ONGOING

Earth Day fundraiser

Dan Tera on South Jefferson Street is selling “Light the Way” candles for $12 each in honor of Earth Day. Proceeds go to The Global Greengrants Fund to help provide clean water worldwide. Raffle tickets at $6 each are also available for a hair and body products basket and Dan Tera gift card. Winning ticket drawn April 26.

Donations needed

A good Samaritan account for Ray Poss, associated with Cap Auto Sales of Rogersville, is open at area Bank Independent branches. Donations go toward medical and related expenses for health issues that include cirrhosis of the liver.

UPCOMING

Flag raising ceremony

There will be a flag raising ceremony at the grave of PFC Gary Lewis Elmore at 10 a.m.  Saturday, May 3, in Roselawn Cemetery. Elmore was the first soldier from Limestone County killed in action in Vietnam. Donations for his headstone can be made to: Regions Bank/Gary Elmore Headstone Fund. More information: Tink Haney 256-233-0834 or Bill Schueler 256-206-5399.

MEETINGS

• Tea party. The Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 tonight, April 24, at 100 Beaty St., in Athens. Guest speaker is state school board member Mary Scott Hunter.The public is invited. More information: 256-232-9051 or 777-2528.

• NARFE. National Association of Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street. Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis is guest speaker. Breakfast will be served. Contact: Dean Morgan 256-232-7207.

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