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Posted on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

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Central High School’s Class of 1973 will have its bi-monthly dinner Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Shoney’s. Call Bill Askew at 536-4955 for more information.


Vietnam Era Veterans will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Legends of Shelbyville at 6 p.m. Navy veteran Randy Carroll will be the guest speaker. As always, all American veterans are invited to attend. To RSVP, call Darrell White at 931-684-0750. For more information on Vietnam Era Veterans, please call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.


Fayetteville and Lincoln County Retired Teachers will meet Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Shoney’s on Huntsville Highway. Guests for the program will be Bro. Van Johnson of First Baptist Church, along with First Baptist’s vocal group “The YY’s” performing Christmas songs. All retired teachers are invited to attend the meeting.


Holiday Luncheon for the benefit of the Southern Alliance Spay and Neuter Clinic, will be held Friday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. You can eat in or carry out. This is a silver bowl charity event, and all donations will be greatly appreciated. For information, call (931) 433-3657.


The Petersburg Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. The theme is “Christmas Across the Decades”.


The 23rd Annual Huntland Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s theme is “Merry Christmas” and will include emergency vehicles, clubs, churches, businesses, four-wheelers and motorcycles, animals, tractors and animal-drawn vehicles. The parade will begin at 1 p.m.  Parade participants assemble at Huntland School at 10 a.m., followed by judging at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Troy Gamble at 469-7592 or Dolton Steele at 469-0283.


Regular events


The Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center’s Dayroom Chatter celebrates local veterans on the third Thursday of every month, from 1 until 2 p.m. All are invited to enjoy refreshments and camaraderie with fellow veterans playing games and activities. The South Central Human Resource Agency RSVP program will provide refreshments, host competitions and award prizes.


Weekly Saturday night dances are held at the American Legion Post 42, 2007 Wilson Pkwy., from 7-10 p.m. The dance is open to the public. The facility is a nonsmoking building, though a smoking area is provided outside. Country Roads Band plays a mix of country, country rock and classic rock and roll music. The cover charge is $6 per person. The kitchen grill is open for the sale of sandwiches, fries and soft drinks. The American Legion is a nonprofit organization, and proceeds from the dances helps in the funding for the aide to the veterans of Lincoln County.


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Monday (closed meeting) at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 106 East Washington; each Tuesday (closed) at 7 p.m. at West End Baptist, 200 North Morgan Avenue; each Thursday (open) at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene; and each Saturday (open) at 9 a.m. at West End Baptist. For more information, call (931) 227-7908.


Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center’s Senior Dance is held each Tuesday from 1 until 4 p.m. Cover charge is $3 per person. A live band is on hand to provide music. Bring a dish to pass or just come and relax, listen to music, dance, eat and enjoy. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 908 West Washington Street, Fayetteville.


Senior citizens’ exercise classes are currently being held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. Kecia Shelton is the exercise instructor. For more information, call (931) 433-7271 or stop by the center at 908 West Washington Street.


The Elk River Book Club, sponsored by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are facilitated by local author Betty Bolte. Join in for lively discussions of what individual members are currently reading. For information, call the library at 433-3286 or visit www.flclibrary.com.