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Alzheimer’s group to meet 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. Bettye Janis, licensed certified social worker, will present “Caring for the Caregiver.”

Continuing Education Units are available for nurses and social workers through Hospice of the Valley.

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

ASU Constitution Day is Monday

ATHENS — Athens State
University is inviting the public to celebrate Constitution Day.

The university will host a program Monday at 2:30 p.m. at McCandless Hall.

Huntsville attorney Bruce Gardner will be the keynote speaker.

Monday marks the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

“We are proud to host this annual event to commemorate a historic date in our country’s history that is often overlooked,” said Athens State President Jerry Bartlett.

Gardner is a 1975 graduate of Wake Forest University, and a 1979 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law.

He served as the assistant district attorney in Madison County from 1980-1989.

He now serves as part of the defense team for the Benito Albarran firm and is a frequent lecturer at death penalty litigation seminars.

Holly Hollman

Volunteer Center taking nominations

The Volunteer Center of Morgan County is accepting nominations for the 24th annual Heart of the Community Volunteer of the Year awards.

Awards will be presented in six categories: adult individual, youth individual, adult group, youth group, business partners and lifetime achievement.

A panel of local judges will select the recipients.

Winners will receive a $500 donation designated to the organization of their choice.

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, is the awards sponsor this year.

The ceremony will be Oct. 30.

For more information, call 355-8628.

Paul Huggins

Points of Light deadline nears

Wednesday is the deadline to apply for the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute fall class.

The six-week class meets once a week to build leadership skills. It starts in October.

At the end of the class, participants will choose their own service project to complete.

Ages 13 to 18 can apply at the Volunteer Center of Morgan County, Decatur Youth Services or Morgan County Extension Service.

For more information, call 355-8628.

Paul Huggins

Crop disaster aid signup is Oct. 15

HARTSELLE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced signup dates for the Livestock Compensation Program, Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program.

Signup for the livestock programs started Sept. 10, while the crop disaster signup begins Oct. 15.

Additionally, the Morgan County Farm Service Agency is allowing farmers to continue with the Cotton Research and Promotion program.

For additional information, contact Susan Terry at 773-6541.

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