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SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2007


Daily, Lifesouth to hold blood drive

Lifesouth will team up with The Decatur Daily to host a blood drive Tuesday.

The drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The bloodmobile will be in The Daily parking lot located at 201 First Ave. S.E. in Decatur.

Donors will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening.

For more information call toll-free (888) 795-2707 or visit

Lawn mower battle to help firefighters

THACH — There will be divisions for children and even outlaws during an engine-revving event in Thach on July 21.

The Oak Grove-Thach Volunteer Fire Department, located between Athens and Ardmore, is hosting a lawn mower pull to raise money for the department.

There are divisions for children ages 14 and under, garden stock mowers, light to super stock mowers, V-twin mowers, and light and heavy outlaw mowers.

Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the free event.

Hook fee is $10.

Concessions will be available and those proceeds go to the department.

Competition starts at 2 p.m. at the fire department at 21042 Alabama 251, south of Thach Road.

For information, contact Darrell Blankenship at 683-1763.

holly hollman

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.

Hexcel 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, explos-ives, medical or radioactive wastes, flares, gas cylinders or tires.

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

Paul HUggins

Danville High to sell lockers, parking

DANVILLE — Danville High School will distribute schedules, and sell lockers and parking permits July 25-26.

Seniors have first priority at 8 a.m. on July 25, followed by juniors at 10 a.m.

The time for sophomores is July 26 at 8 a.m., followed by freshmen at 10 a.m.

Lockers are $7 and parking permits are $5.

Bayne Hughes

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