The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 9, 2013

Limestone Ledger 3/9/13


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Scout pancake fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 7236 pancake breakfast will be held from 8-10 a.m. today at Applebee’s on U.S. 72. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Rabbit hunters cookout

The Limestone County Rabbit Hunting Club will hold their annual wildlife cookout at noon today at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. No admission. Public invited. Proceeds go toward scholarships for Athens and Limestone County high school students. Contact: Ernest 256-232-6851.

Owens VFD fundraiser

Owens Volunteer Fire Department Swamp Johns catfish fundraiser will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. Each $10 plate includes choice of meat, hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and tea.

MONDAY

Summer library page applications

Summer library page applications will be available at Athens-Limestone Public Library from Monday, March 11 through April 13. Applicants must be at least age 13 and have completed seventh grade by June 1 to be a teen summer volunteer.  Applications also available  at www.alcpl.org .  Applications are due April 13. Questions? Contact: Kelli 256-232-1233.

TUESDAY

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

Blood drive at ASU

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Athens State University Student Center ballroom, 300 N. Beaty St.

Celebrity waiters fundraiser

The city of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Applebee’s on U.S. 72. Patrons are asked to tip your waiters to support the American Cancer Society. Celebrity Waiters include: Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, Sheriff Mike Blakely, Councilman Jimmy Gill, Police Chief Floyd Johnson, local actor Frank Travis, attorney Shane Black, Circuit Court Clerk Brad Curnutt, former Circuit Court Clerk Charlie Page and Probate Judge Charles Woodroof.

WEDNESDAY

Blood drive at Tanner High

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium lobby at Tanner High School, 12060 Sommers Road.

Financial speaker

Jay Livingston, vice president of global marketing at Bank of America in New York, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sandridge Student Center ballroom at Athens State University.  The lecture, sponsored by the Livingston Concert Lecture Series, is free to the public.

UPCOMING

Rescue Squad garage sale

The Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is in need of saleable items for an upcoming garage sale. Call to arrange pickup or drop off items at 1401 Freeman Ave. All types of items needed. Contact: J.R. Creel 256-434-6355.

ONGOING

Vidalia onions sale

The Athens Ladies Civitan club is taking orders for Vidalia onions. Onions are $10 for 10 pounds. Order deadline is April 12. Projected delivery date is early May. Orders taken by phone at 256-232-2865 or 256-729-1255 or mail at P.O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Mail checks by May 1 payable to ALCC. Include name, address and phone number.

MEETINGS

• Women’s conference. A planning meeting for the seventh annual women’s conference will be held at 8 a.m. today, March 9, at the RICMBA Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens.

• Master Gardeners. The Limestone County Master Gardener Assoc. will meet at noon Monday, March 11, in the Extension Office on Market Street in Athens. Denise Woodring of Green Thumb Garden Consulting and Design will speak on rain gardens and how to work with run-off and wet areas.

• Cancer survivor dinner. An American Cancer Society support group meeting for cancer survivors and caregivers will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Shoney’s on U.S. 72 East. Contact: 256-232-6455.

•Republicans. The Limestone County Republican Party will meet Tuesday, March 12, at LuVici’s Restaurant in Athens. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 6:30. Guest speaker is John McMillan, commissioner of Agriculture & Industries.

• Garden Club. Athens Garden Club members and guests will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Chris Becker with Alabama Cooperative Extension will present the program, “Garden Insects and Pests.”



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.