Donkey basketball canceled

Clements High School has canceled the donkey basketball game set for Friday, March 27, at the high school gymnasium.


Hazardous waste collection rescheduled

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day has been rescheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 28, at Athens Middle School. Items accepted include, but are not limited to, household cleaners and chemicals, auto fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, paint and florescent tubes. No medical waste, explosives, biological waste or radioactive materials will be accepted. If unsure about whether an item is eligible for collection, call 256-233-8000

Mom Prom

The Adoption Heritage Tour Mom Prom fundraiser set for Saturday, March 28, at Heritage Church in Madison, has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance by calling 256-777-9671.


Smart Driver canceled

The AARP Smart Driver course at Ardmore Library, 25836 Main St., Ardmore, Tennessee, has been canceled.

Coffee call

The coffee call scheduled for Saturday, April 4, at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives has been canceled.

Miss Spring Day Pageant

The Adoption Heritage Tour Miss Spring Day Pageant, set for Saturday, April 4, at Camp Helen in Harvest, has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Categories include tiny miss, mini miss, little miss, preteen miss, junior miss and teen miss. Entry fee is nonrefundable $25. Additional categories include best hair, best dress and most photogenic. Cost is $5 per entry. People's choice category will cost $1 per vote. More information: 256-777-9671

Vidalia onion sales

Athens Ladies Civitan Club's annual Vidalia onion sale is underway. Ten-pound bags dug from a Georgia farm are $10. Delivery will be available in early May. Deadline to order is Wednesday, April 15. Orders may be placed with any Ladies Civitan member or by calling Carolyn Stair at 256-658-1985. Mail orders can be made by sending your order and a check for payment to Athens Ladies Civitan Club, P.O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Include name, address, phone number, the number of bags you are ordering and a check made payable to Athens Ladies Civitan.

Elkmont Beauty Walk

Registration is open through Monday, April 6, for the 15th annual Elkmont Beauty Walk in the lunchroom of Elkmont High School. Kindergarten through fifth grade competition will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 24. Babies through preschool competition will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Sixth through 12th grade girls and 12th grade girls will be 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Registration is $35 per entry and $5 per photogenic entry. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit Elkmont Band.


Sandlin Cemetery

Sandlin Cemetery will host its annual spring cleanup day 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28. All help will be appreciated. Those who cannot attend may send donations for upkeep to any committee member. Make checks payable to Sandlin Cemetery. Weather makeup day will be Saturday, April 4. More information: Mark Blakely, 20931 Brackeen Road, Athens, AL 35614, 256-729-8430; Harold Adams, 22664 Cairo Hollow Road, Athens, AL 35614, 256-729-1485; or Mike Stinnett, 25285 Corder Road, Lester, AL 35647, 256-232-2809


Decoration reminder

Due to grass-mowing and trimming routines at Athens City Cemeteries, residents should refrain from placing flowers and decorations on the ground between April 1 and Oct. 31, except t following a funeral. Placement of flowers is acceptable year-round on monuments, at the base of monuments or at foot markers. Fresh flowers will be removed seven days after a funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral. Approval is required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod. Trees and shrubs may be removed if they interfere with adjacent lots or prevent grave openings. Worn flags will be removed but will not be replaced by the city. These rules apply to the following cemeteries: City, Hine-Hobbs Street, Old City, Roselawn and Thatch-Mann.

Free tax help

Volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will not offer free tax help at any location. The service has been suspended indefinitely.

Limestone NAACP scholarship

The deadline to apply for 2020 Limestone NAACP scholarships is Thursday, April 30. Scholarships are open to all Limestone County and Athens City School seniors. Contact any Limestone NAACP member or school counselor to apply. More information: Wilbert Woodruff, 256-227-8489

Libraries closing

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Athens-Limestone Public Library and Houston Memorial Public Library, both in Athens, have closed until further notice. No late fees will be charged during this time, but readers can return books they've checked out to the libraries' drop boxes.

Library closing

Ardmore Public Library will be closed through Monday, April 6, due to COVID-19 concerns. Due dates are extended to April 6. Fines will be waived during this period. OverDrive and Libby (READS) are still available with a library card number, and Wi-Fi is available in the parking lot. More information:;

Corruption hotline

The Alabama Attorney General's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar in which nonprofit organizations can notify the public of events. Publication of donation requests should not be considered an endorsement by this newspaper. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before donating. All items will run as space allows until the day of the event and should be submitted at least one week prior to the event for best results. Ongoing items run for up to one month but can be resubmitted regularly. Email submissions to, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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