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Col. Sam Gibbons Walking Horse Show Update**************************


Due to projected inclement weather and current wet conditions of the Sheriffs Arena,

The June 14th - 3rd Annual Sam Gibbons Memorial Horse Show will be rescheduled to Saturday,

July 19th at 5:00 at the Sheriff’s Arena.
Please Join Us For this Free Veterans’ Fundraiser

Please contact the museum at 256-771-7578 or sndy6732@aol.com for more information.


Ken Wilson—email kenwilson923@gmail.com phone: 256-777-4578
Sandra Thompson—email sndy6732@aol.com phone 256-771-7578
Teresa Todd – email teresa@athensplus.com phone 256-233-4568


• Athens Saturday Market Opens
Saturday's 8 a.m. to noon, Farmers Market Pavilion
The Saturday Market will be open through the last Saturday in August. Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, events, music and more.

• Flag Day Ceremony and Celebration
Friday, June 13, Athens State ballroom
Hosted by Athens State University Alumni. Music by members of Athens State Community Band with soloist Carissa Lovvorn. Guest Speaker: Jerry Barksdale  Free event. Cookout after the program. For more information contact 256-233-8185.

• Third annual Col. Sam Gibbons Tennessee Walking Horse Show
Saturday, June 14, 5 p.m., Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena
Free event, but donations accepted. Proceeds are going to the expansion project / building fund.
For more information, contact Museum Director Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578 or sndy6732@aol.com.

• Our Town Series
Tuesday, June 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Athens State Center for Lifelong Learning
Series of discussions by city leaders to help inform citizens about city government. This month’s speaker will be Grant Coordinator/Communications Specialist Holly Hollman talking about “A Social City” and the use of social media to keep the public informed. $5 (includes pie).

• Singing on The Square
Friday, June 20, 6-8 p.m., downtown Athens
Will feature artist Matt Prater. Free event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Some downtown restaurants and businesses will be open.

• Refuse To Be A Victim Class
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Athens Police Department
Free class but must register by calling Capt. Trevor Harris at 256-233-8778. Learn about crime prevention and personal safety. 20 seats are available and adults of all ages are welcome.  Two APD officers have been certified to teach this class.  Topics include: Home and Workplace Safety, Personal Protection Devices, Travel Security, Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities.

• Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival
June 26 through Aug. 2 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (closed on July 4), 309 E. Street.
10 rides for toddlers and small children to enjoy. Concessions including popcorn, Sno cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes, sandwiches and drinks. Older kids and adults can enjoy bingo. Rides require ticket purchases.


LIMESTONE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2014

Limestone County received a Federal Disaster Declaration as a result of tornadoes which occurred on April 28, 2014.  Federal assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments for debris removal and emergency work.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the storm damaged area can begin applying for assistance by:

  1. Registering online at www.DISASTERASSISTANCE.gov
  2. Call 1-800-621-3362
  3. On a mobile device, visit m.fema.gov
  4. Applicants with speech disability or hearing loss should use TTY and call

1-800-462-7585 ; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

 


LIMESTONE COUNTY DEBRI REMOVAL

Limestone County Commission is asking everyone to please be patient regarding the debris removal. 

should be separated and disposed of by the homeowner. 

Residents are urged not to put debris on the county right-of-way, do not block fire hydrants, drainage ditches or mailboxes.  At this time residents are responsible for their own debris removal.  Building materials that have to be moved with machines or by a contractor should not be moved to county right-of-way.  Large trees, vegetative debris such as shrubs or tree limbs should be separated and disposed of by the homeowner.  Also White goods such as; appliances etc. and household hazardous waste such as paints, bleach, pesticides and harsh cleaners should be separated and disposed of by the homeowner. 

If you have homeowners insurance please contact your Insurance Agent to determine if you have debris removal coverage.  If you have debris removal coverage your contractor must remove and dispose of debris from your property.

 

                The Senior Famer’s Market Nutrition Program is still open to those 60 years of age 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 Farmer’s Market will be mailed to the home after May 15th.

 


The Lee High School Band in Huntsville 70’s/early 80’s Alumni will be having a reunion on June 20/21. This will be for the 1970’s and early 1980’s students. More information at huntsvillerewound.com/leebandreunion or call 256-361-9499


 

 

 River Run Car Show 2014

Classic and vintage cars, trucks and bikes from the surrounding area.
When
Sat, August 23, 2014, 8am – 2pm GMT-06:00 
Where
Marshall County Park #1   

www.RiverRunCarShow.net

 


LIMESTONE COUNTY COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS
(Built by FEMA 361 Community Safe Room Guidance)
CLEMENTS COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM
9158 U.S. Hwy. 72 W., Athens, AL  35611
Holds approximately 100 people
GOODSPRINGS SAFE ROOM
33634 AL Hwy. 99, Anderson, AL  35610
Holds 150 people
PLEASANT GROVE SAFE ROOM
9080 Upper Snake Road, Athens, AL  35614
Holds 150 people
 
OTHER COMMUNITY SHELTERS/SAFE ROOMS
WEST LIMESTONE HIGH SCHOOL
10945 School House Rd., Lester, AL 35647
Holds 1,000 people
Will be open to the public after school hours only
LESTER COMMUNITY SHELTER
30306 Lester Rd., Lester, AL  35647
Holds 100 people
OWENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
21465 AL Hwy. 99, Athens, AL 35611
Holds 600 people
Will be open to the public after school hours only
GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
         
1418 Old Railroad Bed Rd., Madison, AL 35757
Holds 100 people
ARDMORE CITY HALL
25844 Main St.
Ardmore, Tennessee 38449
Holds 150 people
 
PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ANY SHELTER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
THOSE BEING USED AS SERVICE ANIMALS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES