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Dear Veterans and Dependents:

November 11th is Veterans Day! Athens State University would like to honor your service by planning a brief program and luncheon on this day. If you are a veteran, active duty, military dependent or family of military personnel or a veteran, I am writing for your support with this event.

The Veterans Day Program will begin at 11:00 am and end at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, November 11th.

We are asking all Veterans or Dependents to send in a picture of you or your family member during the time of service with a brief caption. The picture will be part of a slide show presentation to honor those who have served so devotedly. The picture can be emailed now thru October 24th, 2014 to

Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward receiving your pictures, and working with you to plan this event. If you would like to participate in this event but cannot attend personally, please give me a call or email with your interest.

RSVP's for the program and lunch should be directed to my email by Friday, October 24th. Lastly, click here to update your alumni records. There is a section to enter your branch of service.

Your dream of catching one of North Alabama’s wall-hangers is more of a reality than you think. By hiring a skilled, knowledgeable fishing guide who knows the how, when, and where of catching fish, you could end up with a hog on your wall and a fishing tale to tell your buddies! Pick your favorite North Alabama lake, gather your fishing gear, and give a guide a call to schedule your outing today. Imagine the fish tales you’ll tell!

List of North Alabama Fishing Guides:
1. Angling Adventures – Lake Guntersville and Weiss Lake – Click Here
2. Brent Crow – Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick, and Smith Lakes – Click Here
3. Brian Barton Outdoors – Pickwick and Wilson Lakes – Click Here
4. Dream Ranch – Lake Guntersville – Click Here
5. Fins-n-Grins Freshwater Adventures – Chris Jackson – Lake Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick, Smith, Weiss, and Neely Henry Lakes – Click Here
6. Jimmy Mason Guide Service – Lake Guntersville, Pickwick, Wilson, and Wheeler Lakes – Click Here
7. Lee Pitt’s Guide Service – Lake Guntersville, Weiss and Neely Henry Lakes – Click Here
8. Leon Brewington Guide Service – Wheeler, Guntersville, Pickwick, Smith, and Wilson Lakes – Click Here
9. Mid-South Bass Guide/Captain Jake Davis – Lake Guntersville – Click Here
10. Pat Trammell Guide Service – Weiss and Neely Henry Lakes – Click Here



Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call - First Saturday each month from 8:AM-9:30AM - 100 Pryor Street (at RR tracks) Contact Director Sandy Thompson 256.771.7578

Athens Cruise In on the Square - Every first Saturday April through October only! 3-8PM.

The Athens Dulcimers meet at 6:30 p.m. at Athens Recreation Center 1st & 3rd Thursday night of each month. Contact Jerry Todd for more information 256.233.1262.

Pickin' & Grinnin' at Ardmore every Thursday night at 6:30 PM at the Ardmore TN Annex Building, 256-423-7588

Pickin' & Grinnin' at Elkmont every Monday night at 6:30 PM at the Elkmont Depot, 931-427-6296

Every Wednesday at 10:-11:00 AM – Storytime at Elkmont Library (Depot). Different themes each week. Contact 256-732-3703.

Zumba Fitness with Hannah is held every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Athens State University Sandridge Student Center unless otherwise noted. Classes are $5 per person with every 5th class free. For more information please contact Hannah Each at (256) 749-5485.

PARTNERS IN PINK - All breast cancer survivors living in the Athens area are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Partners in Pink, an Athens Breast Cancer Support Group. Partners in Pink meet in the Education Room of the Athens-Limestone Hospital on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm. For additional information please contact: Tammy Woodward or call 256-206-6052


Special events opening at Smithsonian exhibit
Lunch speakers, art exhibit and robotics training lab open to public

ATHENS – Between brown bag lunch speakers, art exhibits, and a mobile lab, visitors to the Smithsonian exhibit now open in Athens will get to experience everything from Norman Rockwell to training with robots in the coming days.
Special events at the exhibit start Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3, with the Mobile Robotics Training Lab from the Alabama Robotics Technology Park on location at “The Way We Worked – Athens” in the Limestone County Event Center. The lab will be open and staffed for public tours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, and visitors can get a first-hand glimpse of how robotics training works in Limestone County today. More information about the lab is available at

The series will conclude on Nov. 5 with “The Way Alabama Worked” by John Kvach, lead scholar for “The Way We Worked” in Alabama and professor of public history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition hosted by the Limestone County Archives, is open now through Nov. 8 at the Limestone County Event Center, 114 W. Pryor Street, Athens. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about The Way We Worked in Athens, and to stay up to date with latest events, visit or contact Rebekah Davis at 256-233-6404 or To schedule a group tour, contact Misti Fillingame at 205-222-5408 or

CASA (Care Assurance Systems for the Aging and Homebound) is seeking donations of small space heaters (110 voltage). Requests have already begun coming in according to Sandra Zirbel, Director of the Limestone County CASA. “All donations made to CASA will be used here for our elderly in this county.” Another program coordinated by CASA which helps elderly homeowners and tenants is the “Weatherization Program” which readies homes for winter.  “This is a good project for a church group, a supervised school group, or just a group of friends who enjoy working together,” states Zirbel. She urges concerned citizens of Limestone County to call CASA at 256-777-1038  for more details.  

Creamery Tours Now Available at Belle Chevre - Visitors to Belle Chevre’s new creamery in the heart of Elkmont will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour with no call-ahead notice and learn the ins and outs of how America’s best goat cheese is made. Guided tours are also optional during set hours or by calling ahead. The tours will include the following: SELF-GUIDED: (Monday-Friday 8am-2:30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm)GUIDED: (Monday through Saturday by calling ahead) - Book your Guided Tour using the form below or by calling the creamery at 1-888-549-1665 (toll free) or 256-732-4801.REGISTER ONLINE AT:

Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 511) On Going Fund Raiser
1st Saturday of every month!! (11am - 2pm)
Turkey, Ham and Prize Shoot
(Chicken Stew for sale - $5.00 all you can eat or $5.00 per quart/$17.50 per gallon) located at 17915 W Elm St, Athens, Alabama
Call (256) 232-0029 for additional information


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In an on-going effort to raise monies for our Museum Expansion Project, we are selling a Museum “Challenge Coin” for $15.00. A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization




ATHENS, Ala. - Members of the Athens State University Accounting Club recently traveled to Indianapolis to attend the 15th Annual Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Leadership Conference. At the conference, the club was honored with a total of four top national awards. The Athens State chapter was one of only two universities across the nation that earned Outstanding Student Chapter. In addition, they were the only chapter to win the Best Strategic Plan and Best Communications Awards. Read more


Calhoun's Public Relations Department Receives Awards
for Exceptional Marketing Initiatives

The Department of Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events at Calhoun Community College was recently recognized for its outstanding efforts by the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).

During NCMPR’s District 2 conference held October 26-29 in Nashville, TN, Calhoun received seven awards in the annual Medallion Awards competition.~ According to Calhoun Public Affairs Director Janet Kincherlow-Martin, a past state representative for NCMPR, Calhoun picked up seven awards in the following categories: Annual Report - Bronze Medallion; Class Schedule – Gold Medallion; Radio Advertisement/PSA, Single – Silver Medallion; Video Advertisement/PSA, Single – Gold Medallion (2); Visual Arts, Original Photography (unaltered) – Gold Medallion; and Website – Silver Medallion. According to officials with NCMPR, the competition attracted more than 450 entries.

The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR today has more than 1,500 members from nearly 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries. District 2 is comprised of the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda.



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Oct 4th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578

Oct 15-24 - Athens-Limestone Hospital is offering a trip to Italy! Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Florence, Venice and more...


Nov 1st - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578


Dec 6th  -  Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578



Civil War Historical Site - The Battle of Sulphur Creek (Branch) Trestle

KALB - Got Electronics?  We'll take them YEAR AROUND! - It seems many still are unaware that our recycling center will take electronics any time during business hours.  It is no longer necessary to wait for a special collection day to properly dispose of your old electronics. More good news!  The center no longer charges a fee for CRT monitors.  The $8 per television disposal fee remains in place.  All other electronics are taken free of charge.  Hours of operation:  Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (lunch 11:30-12:30) Click HERE to learn more about what is accepted at the recycling center

Ways to access information on the City of Athens and Athens Utilities in emergency situations more...

Peace, Love & Animals Athens New NO-KILL Shelter in Tanner
Adopt one of these deserving pets at Peace, Love & Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3, No-kill animal rescue. email 256-233-4343 more
To learn more about us click here


The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library hold used book sales on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The sale is held at the library, 405 E. South St. For further information, please call (256) 232-1233.

The Alabama Veterans Museum needs volunteers! If you have a few hours per week and would like to help out, please call the museum at 256.771.7578. Pick the days and hours you would like to volunteer.

The Shirts-n-Skirts square dance club would like to invites anyone who would like to stop by. The 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month we meet at The Dance Factory on Freeman Ave then on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays we meet at the Athens Recreation Center on Hwy 31. all Kay 256-423-4141  more.

Information from Birdie Thornton Center's project director - Statewide waiting list for Adult Services through the Alabama department of Mental Health MR waiver.

Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival -

Ardmore Renaissance Faire -

Athens Bible School Home Spun -

Athens on the Square Car Show -

Limestone Sheriff Rodeo -

Spirit of Athens -

Storytelling Festival -

TN Valley Old Tme Fiddlers Convention -


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