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Alabama Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association the Vulcans invite all paratroopers and gliders men, past or present, to the monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Rowe Hall at Jacksonville State University. Jacksonville Mayor Johnny L. Smith and Association National President Harold A. Schroeder are special guests. Families are welcome.

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A benefit estate sale will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at 624 Liberty Lane on Choccolocco Road near White Plains. All proceeds will benefit Nances Creek Baptist Church which was damaged in a storm. The sale will take place rain or shine. Call 410-552-6890 for more information.

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The seventh annual benefit bake/yard sale for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cheaha Club House, Oxford. Call 256-201-3766 for more information.

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A Relay for Life yard sale will be 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Odd Fellow Lodge, U.S. 278 Bypass in Piedmont. The event is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank.

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AARP safe driving class will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Public Library. Anyone who has a valid driver’s license may take the class. Upon completion of the class you may qualify for a discount on your auto insurance. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 for registration or more information.

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A Calhoun County rabies clinic will be held Saturday at the following times and locations:

• 7:30-9 a.m., Winn Dixie, Coldwater.

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Weaver City Park.

• 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville High School.

• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Ohatchee OldTown Square.

• 11 a.m.-noon, Alexandria High School.

The vaccination will cost $10 and no other vaccines will be available. Call 256-435-9398 for more information.

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A poetry night will be held with doors/artist’s sign-up list opening at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peerless Saloon & Grill. The event will be held the second Tuesday of each month. Call 256-419-8771 or 256-453-5866 for more information.

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Calhoun County Schools will hold pre-registration, for new students who will enter kindergarten in the fall, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in the elementary school offices of the school district in which the student has legal residence.

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Cheaha Regional Head Start is accepting applications for the upcoming 2013-2014 program year. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1. Contact the following centers for more information: Norwood Head Start, 256-237-8628; Ayers, 256-831-4360; Hobson City, 256-831-8491, Constantine, 256-831-0940 or Piedmont, 256-447-0326.

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Events at the Hobson City Public Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:

• Family night, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, food, activities, crafts and more are sponsored by Anniston Community Education Foundation.

• Saturday afternoon movies, 2 p.m., free event sponsored by Ross Handy Mart.

Call 256-231-7069 for more information.

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Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St., include:

• Monday movie, noon.

• Story time, 10 a.m., Tuesday.

• Kids movie, 4 p.m., Wednesday.

• Book making workshop, 4 p.m., Thursday, learn about writing a story, editing, illustrating and binding.

• Super Hero Academy, 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday in the children’s department. Super stations open at 4 p.m. to get your official super hero name and earn your official super hero certificate.

• Teen Green: Grand opening of the new teen department, 4 p.m., April 10.

• Lego’s League, all day, April 13 in the children’s department.

Call 256-237-8501 for more information.

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“Take Pride in Jacksonville” will be held at 8:30 a.m. April 13 at Jacksonville City Hall. The event is an opportunity for residents to spruce up their neighborhoods and their community. The Jacksonville-Piedmont landfill will be free from 7-11:30 a.m. for Jacksonville residents. Cub Scout Pack 19 will be at City Hall collecting aluminum cans. The event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville, RSVP, Calhoun County Recycling Center, Calhoun County Beautification Board and County Commissioner Rudy Abbott. Call RSVP at 256-435-5091 for more information.

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A Miss and Mr. Relay for Life beauty/talent pageant will be held April 13 at the Heflin Civic Center in Heflin. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The event is sponsored by East Heflin Relay for Life team. Call 256-463-2532, 256-236-3548 or email for more information.

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A benefit memorial concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. EST, April 13 at Copeland Hall, 100 Barr Ave., Bowdon, Ga. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Ranburne High School Athletic fund. Michael Tolcher and Bowdon native, Gareth Asher, will perform. Visit and search Judy R. Turner concert in Bowdon, Ga., for tickets or more information.

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Preview/registration for a Support Ministry, to aid in recovery of divorce, separation, or loss of a loved one due to death, will be 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Hill Crest Baptist Church. The classes will begin April 24 and will last 13 weeks. The cost will be $15 for the course workbook. Call 256-236-1464, if no one answers please leave your questions at extension 119.

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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in need of volunteer drivers in Calhoun County for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Training for prospective drivers will be held at 10 a.m. April 19 at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, Physicians Center, Suite 403, 400 E. 10th St. Contact Alison Shirley, the Society’s local staff partner, at 205-930-8884 or email to volunteer or for more information.

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Anniston author/speaker, Alice G. Duckett, will participate in the North Alabama Book Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20 at the First Baptist Church (Multi-Ministry building) in Albertville. Visit for more information.

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The Youth Group of The Salvation Army of Anniston is running a local/national discount card fundraiser through May 1. The discount card offers specials at many local businesses as well as national chains. The proceeds will go towards the youth ministries and outreach programs for the Salvation Army of Anniston. Call Alphonso Hughes Jr. at 256-236-5643 for more information.

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Upcoming trips with Doris Haas of Hokes Bluff include Savannah, Ga., May 6-10 and Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 9-15. Call 256-492-3465 to register.
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