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Poker run to raise funds for family

ARDMORE, Tenn. — Bikers will hold a memorial poker run Saturday for the family of a Limestone County deputy.

The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Alabama Chapter 10 and Bikers Against Child Abuse will start the run at the Dollar General Store in Ardmore, Tenn.

Money raised will go to the family of deputy Justin Camp.

Camp, 29, died of natural causes in December, leaving behind a wife and their two children.

Cost is $10 per hand. There will be door prizes and biker games. First bike out at 10 a.m. and last bike in at 2:30 p.m.

A poker run is an organized event using a motorcycle, boat, car or other form of transportation in which participants travel a designated route and, at designated stops, draw playing cards. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.

Holly Hollman

Board to hear West Limestone parents

ATHENS — West Limestone parents plan to address the Limestone County Board of Education at its Thursday meeting at Creekside Elementary.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

The meeting agenda lists the West Limestone Band Boosters under individuals to address the board.

The board non-renewed band director Matt Dobbs, and assistant football coach Clint Legg.

On Thursday, the board also plans to look at making a principal switch between West Limestone Principal Stan Davis and Limestone County Career Technical Center director Charlotte Craig.

Holly Hollman

Nominees sought for farm panels

HARTSELLE — Susan L. Terry, executive director of the Morgan County Farm Service Agency Office here, said agricultural producers may nominate eligible candidates to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture/FSA county committees through Aug. 1. The election is in the fall.

Terry said individuals may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Also, she said community-based organizations representing minorities and women may nominate candidates.

To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign a nomination form.

For more information, visit a local USDA Service Center or go online at

Ronnie Thomas

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