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GED program restarting for fall

With the return of school, Decatur Youth Services has restarted the “Get Your GED” program.

The class that helps students earn their General Equivalen-cy Diploma meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at the DYS building, 1202 Fifth Ave. S.W., next to Aquadome Recreation Center.

To enroll, new students must take a placement test at Calhoun Community College. To set up a pre-test, call the adult education department at 306-2830.

For general information, call DYS at 341-4690.

Paul Huggins

Alzheimer’s group meets Tuesday

The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Association office, 207 Commerce Circle S.W.

Cindy Wilson, chaplain of Hospice of the Valley, will be the speaker. The topic is “Hospice Care and the Alzheimer’s Patient.”

The program is free, but registration is required. Call 353-1160.

Youth Services offers free tutoring

High school and middle school students can receive free tutoring at Decatur Youth Services.

The program begins Aug. 27 and will occur Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the DYS building, 1202 Fifth Ave. S.W., next to Aqua-dome Recreation Center.

DYS provides some transportation.

For more information, contact Annie Ruth Harris at 341-4690.

Paul Huggins

CCC seeks fans, air conditioners

The Committee on Church Cooperation is getting many requests for fans and air conditioners from clients during the spell of record-setting heat, said Carol Bolding, executive director.

She said that the CCC will give any donated items to clients in need.

The CCC also has distributed school supplies to 430 children in Decatur and Morgan County, Bolding said, and welcomes donations to help offset the expense.

Call 355-8893 for more information.

Seminar moved
to Princess Theatre

Due to overwhelming response, an Alabama Department of Economic and Comm-unity Affairs grants seminar has been moved from Decatur City Hall to the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

The seminar on writing grants will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the theater on Second Avenue. A light lunch is included.

Call Jennifer Monk of ADECA at (334) 242-7891 for more information.

Bayne Hughes

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