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Hartselle Enquirer

Community Calendar

Aug. 17

Meet’N Eat- MCHS Class of 1959 will have its annual Meet’N Eat on Thur., August 17 at

6 p.m. at Oh’ Bryans in Hartselle. Please call Linda at 256-560-0771 or Maxine at 256-773-4978 so we can get a number for the waiter staff.


Michael Dean and Memphis will perform at Cahoots on Main Street in Hartselle on Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call 256-565-4697.


Aug. 18

3rd Friday Downtown- Join Decatur Public Library in Jones Park on 2nd Avenue from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be information on upcoming programs and events, and free books for children. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 106.


Aug. 19

Priceville’s Annual Cruise In is set for Sat., Aug. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Park located at 520 HWY 67 South. All car/truck/tractor participants pay $20 to enter. Which allows them to be in participant only raffles. Door Prizes. 50/50 Raffle. Free Kiddie Play Area! Food Vendors!

Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. If you would like to become a vendor or have a question about our cruise in please call the Municipal Building at (256) 355-5476 ext. 0. Rain Date: Sat., August 26.


Aug. 22

Lunch and Learn Series: 19th Century Aldermen of Old Town Decatur, 1880-1892- Join us for a program on three of the aldermen from Old Town Decatur presented by Wylheme H. Ragland, local historian. This will be an entertaining and educational program that is free to the public. You bring your lunch and we will provide drinks and cookies. Will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Decatur Public Library. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 106.

Aug.  24

Free Movie Night at Decatur Public Library- This month the free movies will star Humphrey Bogart. See him win Audrey Hepburn from his playboy brother on Aug. 10. On Aug. 24 he stars with Mary Astor in the movie version of Dashiell Hammett’s most famous novel. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to bring a beverage (spill-proof containers, please) we’ll provide the popcorn.  Licensing restrictions prevent us from printing titles here, but information is available at www.decatur.lib.al.us or by calling 256-353-2993 ext. 106.


Aug. 26

Come Read to a Therapy Dog at Decatur Public Library- This program, courtesy of our friends at the Decatur Alabama Kennel Club, encourages children to read by providing non-judgmental, furry friends to listen to them practice reading. Bring in your reluctant reader to give them a chance to practice with a new canine friend. Advanced sign-up encouraged but not required. Will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Department. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 122.


Lunch and Learn Series: Celebrating Early Old Town with Art- Join us for a program on Old Town Decatur and the art it inspires presented by Frances Tate, local artist. This will be an entertaining and educational program that is free to the public. You bring your lunch and we will provide drinks and cookies. Will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Decatur Public Library. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 106.


Elvis Remembered featuring Michael Dean and Memphis. August 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in Decatur. For tickets call 256-350-1745 or order online at www.princesstheatre.org.



Aug. 29

Story Time with Keilee Terry of Magical Memories- Join us at 10 a.m. in Margarete’s Garden at Decatur Public Library for a special Kanzy the mermaid story time. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 1.


All month

Hartselle Aquatic Center hours of operation are as follows: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Tue. and Thur. 10 a.m. -8 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. -6 p.m. Admission prices will be $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5 and ages 2 and under is free. You can also reserve the aquatic center for private parties!! Contact Lacy at 256-773-2581 for more information.


Aerobics- Ladies, join instructor Mellonie Chappell, on Mon., Wed. and Fri. at the civic center at 8 a.m. for a refreshing morning workout. The class is suitable for all ages. Please bring a mat for floor exercises. Any additional equipment is provided. The fee is $25 per month.

Tumbling- This class, instructed by Mellonie Chappell, is designed for children ages 5 and older. They will learn basic tumbling skills. Classes will be on Mon. from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m at the civic center. The fee is $40 per month.

JMK Martial Arts- Join JMK Martial Arts & Fitness at the Hartselle Civic Center and build a more confident you! Exciting martial arts and fitness classes are available for kids and adults. Classes are divided into age groups as follows; Pre-Kubs (ages 3-4), Lil Kubs (ages 5-7), Kid Kubs (ages 8-10), Jr. Kubs (ages 11-14) and adults (ages 15 and older). Classes include karate, HapKiDo, wrestling/grappling, sparring, self defense, fitness and conditioning. See www.JMKMartialArts.com for a specific schedule and pricing.

Baton- Kim Robertson, a former University of Alabama Crimsonette, instructs girls ages 5 and older in the basics of baton at the civic center. The fee for this class is $50 per month. Classes meet on Thur. afternoons. Call the civic center for more details.

Hartselle Public Library offers Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Nutrition Center, also called the Hartselle Senior Center is the place for friendly visiting, serious Rook and Canasta, a loud game of Texas spinner dominoes, informative chats and so much more. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registered participants are welcome to stay for lunch provided by the Commission on Aging. For more information or for transportation, call Steve Griffin at 256-773-0786.

Falkville VFW, located at 784 Culver Road, hosts bingo every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-784 5747.


Priceville Palace hosts a big band swing dance with the Sophisticated Swingers on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Every Saturday night Hindsight is featured. A free couples dance class is held on the first and third Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m. You do not have to have a partner to participate. For more information, call 256-353-4362.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2214 hosts a dance every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. at 112 Veterans Drive in Cullman with the “Always Country Band” featuring Jerrold Burns from Country Boy Eddie’s Band. Admission is $4. For information, call 796-9111.


The Hartselle Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at noon and 8 p.m.; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.; Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. The Friday meeting is a smoking meeting. The meetings take place at 527 South Sparkman Street. Call 773-3031 for information.


All mothers of active duty reserve or honorably discharged military service members are invited to attend monthly meetings of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. The Morgan County Chapter meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at East Highland Baptist Church in Hartselle.


A cancer support group meets on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Place building. Any person with any type of cancer is invited to attend. For more information, call 784-5694.

A Multiple Sclerosis meeting will be at the Sparkman Civic Center every fourth Monday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 2. For more information, call Susan  at 256-502-1221.

The Hartselle Hope AL-Anon Family Group, located at 527 Sparkman St. in Hartselle, meets Mondays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at noon and 8 p.m., Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. The Ala-Teen Family Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-425-0775.

Hartselle’s Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Freight House Restaurant.


Hartselle Civitan Club meets the first and third Monday at 6 p.m. in Sparkman Civic Center Room 10. Hartselle Civitan Club was responsible for starting the Special Needs Accessible Playground located directly behind the Sparkman Civic Center. Along with Woodmen of the World, they also do the Avenue of Flags along U.S. 31 in Hartselle. For more information, contact secretary Rita Sims at 256-773-5904.

Weight Watchers classes meet on Mondays at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center with weigh-ins beginning 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Call 1-800-651-6000 for more information.


Interested in learning how to lose weight? Join Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS.) every Monday at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, Hartselle. For more information, contact Doris Chapman 773-9358.


AARP Chapter 1831 meets the first Tuesday of every month except July, at the Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located 721 Pickens St. SW in Hartselle, at 10 a.m.

Marine Corps League of Morgan County “LCpl Jonathan L. Smith Detachment” meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Decatur Fire Rescue Training Facility at 4119 Old Hwy. 31, Decatur. For more information, contact Dan Copeland at 256-773-7425.


Morgan County Humane Society, located at 86 Gum Springs Cut Off Road, is a no-kill animal shelter. It meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. For more information, call 256-773-7222.



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Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards


Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State


Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

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Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals


Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  


Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title


Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

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Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

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Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 


New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students


Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  


Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 


State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff


Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

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Hartselle students to attend Boys State