The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 11, 2013

LIMESTONE LEDGER 1-11-13


For The News Courier

TODAY

Duct tape bookmarks


The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free duct tape bookmark program for kids and teens from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today to make bookmarks using different colors and patterns of tape. Bring tape if desired but not required. Contact: 256-232-1233.

SATURDAY

Reading program


The Limestone County NAACP invites children ages 3-13 to attend the free Steps Book Club/Reading Program session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Learning, lunch and fun provided.  Registration and information contact: 256-216-5668.

MONDAY

Library membership


Friends of the Library will hold its annual membership meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the library at 405 E. South Street. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends is welcome to attend. Rod Huffman, chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, will speak on the various roles played by the Trustees, the Foundation, and the Friends in support of the library. Membership applications are available at the library.



TUESDAY

Chicken stew


The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. Information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023. Reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.

THURSDAY

Legion of Honor ceremony


The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will host at 3 p.m. Thursday Denis Barbet, counsel general of France, who will present the Legion of Honor to four World War II veterans who fought in France: Cal Bonner, Theo Calvin, Jack Hunter and Clifford Wilford. Call Museum Director Sandy Thompson at 256.771.7578 for more information.

Healthy Cooking Class

The Cooperative Extension Service will present a Healthy Cooking Class beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday. There is no fee, but registration is required by Monday. Call 256.232.5510 to register.

Glow-in-dark painting

Athens-Limestone Public Library will present a Glow-In-the-Dark painting class for teens only from 3:50 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Library provides supplies. Call 256.232.1233 for more information.

ONGOING

Nutrition Program


Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program applications are now available for citizens age 60 and older who meet certain income guidelines: Family of one, $1,534 monthly; family of two, $2,064 monthly; family of three, $2,594. Visit your closest senior center during normal business hours or go to the Council on Aging office on Pryor Street to complete an application. These are submitted online by Council on Aging staff, but the website states: “The budget does not allow enough checks to satisfy everyone who wants them and is eligible.”

Canceled

AMVETS memorial ceremony


Organizers say the Mims-Russell American Veterans Post 21 memorial ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery in Athens is canceled due to weather.

MEETINGS

• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at Athens Recreation Center. Guests will be Frank Travis and local state legislators. Contact: Jerry George 246-729-1145.

• Athens Council. Athens City Council will hold a work session to discuss water and wastewater projects at 2 p.m. today in the mayor’s conference room of City Hall, which is temporarily located in the Athens Utilities building at 1806 Wilkinson St. in Athens.

• NSDAR. The John Wade Keyes chapter of The National Society Daughters of the.

American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in Athens. Contacts: Judy Rew or Doris Estes 256-232-8733. Public invited.

• Breast Cancer Support. The Athens Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Athens-Limestone Hospital education room. Kristi Anderson, a personal trainer, is the guest speaker. New members welcome. Contact: Tammy Woodward 256-206-6052 or tammy.woodward@gmail.com.

• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will gather for dinner, programs and the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Post, 4765 N. Jefferson St. Contact: Kevin 256-278-8276.

• Historical Society. The Limestone County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Local historian Bob Jacques will share letters and other mementos at 7 p.m. during his discussion of “Artifacts of the Civil War.”

• Republican Women. Limestone Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Mac’s Steakhouse. Guest speaker will be Sen. Arthur Orr.

• AMVETS. AMVETS will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at 22769 Bill Black Road. A covered dish dinner will be served.

• ALSO. Athens-Limestone Seniors Organization will meet for a Dutch lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Mac’s Steakhouse. Pam Smith of Hospice will talk on “Life Reflections.” Public invited.

• Hobbs Camp SCV. The Hobbs Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Alabama Veterans Museum. Jimmy Hill will talk on the United Confederate Veterans. Public invited.

• Tanner Class of ’67 Women. Tanner High School Class of 1967 Women will have a “Meet & Eat” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at 306 Barbecue Restaurant. For more information call Sandra Birdwell at 256.232.1628.

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.