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April 9, 2014

Limestone Ledger 4/9/14


The News Courier

WEDNESDAY

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. today at the Athens High School old gym on U.S. 31 North. More information: www.redcrossblood.org or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.

FRIDAY

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at the Owens Elementary School art room, 21465 Alabama 99. More information: www.redcrossblood.org or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.

Vidalia onions order deadline

April 11 is the deadline to order Vidalia onions from Athens Ladies Civitan. Cost is $10 for 10 pounds of freshly dug onions from Georgia to arrive in early May. Call orders to: 256-771-7672 or 256-232-6086.

Rodeo queen deadline

April 11 is the deadline to submit applications for ages 3-15 for the 32nd annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Queen Pageant. Deadline for ages 16-26 is May 2. Applications are available at the sheriff's office and online at www.limestonesheriffrodeo.com. Contact: Jennifer McBay 256-232-0111.

SATURDAY

W.L. VFD egg hunt

West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is having a Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The fire department is located 15 miles north of Athens on Alabama 99. More information: Jason McMahan 256-233-7678. On Saturday, call 256-233-5544.

Plant and bake sale

Athens Garden Club annual Plant and Bake Sale is 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 12, at the downtown Athens Farmers Market. A variety of plants and culinary choices available. The event helps support the Athens Garden Club's scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors in Limestone County who major in horticulture, agriculture, or other related fields. More information: athensgardenclub@aol.com.

ALH health fair

Free body fat analysis, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, bone density screenings and more will be available from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Health Fair at the Limestone County Courthouse Square. Numerous health care vendors will be on-site. Also, water and nonperishable food donations accepted for Limestone County Churches Involved.

Reading program

The Limestone County NAACP free motivational reading program for children ages 3-13 will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration information: 256-216-5668.

Clothing giveaway

Women Empowering Women Inc. will hold a clothing giveaway from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park at the corner of Hine Street and Westview Avenue. The event includes a free meal. Open to the public.

Cemetery cleanup

The Lentzville Cemetery Committee will clean the cemetery on Saturday. Rain date is April 19. Anyone with loved ones buried there are invited to help. More information: Billy McNatt 256-232-1601.

ONGOING

Seniors nutrition program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is still open to age 60 year and older in Limestone county who meet certain income requirements. Applications are available at all area senior centers. If approved, $30 in coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables from the Athens Farmers Market will be mailed to the home after May 15.

Walking tours

Free guided one-hour walking tours of Athens historic districts are offered each Saturday in April. Tours begin 10 a.m. at the Athens-Limestone County Visitors Center at Big Spring Memorial Park. More information: 256-232-5411.

Karaoke fundraiser

American Veterans Mims-Russell Post 21 at 22769 Black Road in Athens has karaoke night from 7 p.m. until midnight every Friday. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Proceeds support local veterans and their families in need. Limited food items and refreshments available until 10:30 p.m. More information: 256-444-2793 or 444-1411.

UPCOMING

Sunrise service

A public sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, in front of Athens State University's Waters Hall.  Rain location is the  “Bear Cave” in the ASU Student Union building. The service is sponsored by the Athens Limestone Ministerial Alliance.

MEETINGS

• AGC. Athens Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, April 9, at Tanner Baptist Church. Social begins at 9. Plans will be finalized for the April 12 Plant and Bake Sale. More information: athensgardenclub@aol.com.

• Beekeepers. The Limestone County Beekeepers Assoc. will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Limestone County Water Authority, 17218 U.S. 72 West.

• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Assoc. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Athens Recreation Center. More information: Jerry George 256-729-1145.

• NSDAR. John Wade Keyes chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. More information: Judy Rew 256-230-2105 or Brenda Winter 256-771-3536.

• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, with nominations and election of new officers to follow. The VFW post is on North Jefferson Street. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.

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