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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007


Chemicollection Day is Saturday

Decatur and Morgan County residents may get rid of unused household chemicals Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Decatur Public Works complex at 1802 Central Parkway S.W.

BP is sponsoring this month’s event and will assist with the collection.

Acceptable chemicals include paints, paint products, used motor oil, antifreeze, automotive products, auto and household batteries, and lawn and garden products such as weed and bug killers. All chemicals should be in original containers or labeled as to contents.

There is a 5-gallon or 50-pound limit per household. Unacceptable items include farm and business chemicals, unknown chemicals, explosives, medical or radioactive wastes, flares, gas cylinders or tires.

For more information, call Emily Johnson at 351-7760.

Paul Huggins

Magic, mystery at Athens library

ATHENS — There’s magic, mystery and messes waiting for you at the Athens-Limestone Public Library.

On Monday, the library will host a magic show for readers starting at 1:30 p.m. and will provide refreshments.

On June 20, children should wear old clothes and plan to get dirty for Craft Day. This event is for ages 3-12.

Call 232-1233 to pre-register and get a schedule.

Adults can join the fun as well through the library’s summer reading program.

This year’s theme is “Get a Clue @ the Library.”

The reading list includes books by author Charlaine Harris, who wrote the Southern Vampire book series.

Holly Hollman

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MHA sponsoring summer camps

The Mental Health Association will sponsor a summer camp for children who have completed first through fifth grades in Morgan County.

Campers must be medically diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or other emotional disorders.

Camp dates are June 18-22 and July 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The fee is $30, which includes a camp T-shirt. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call the MHA office at 353-1160.

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