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May 9, 2012

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Memorial Day Solid Waste Schedule
The city of Huntsville solid waste division will run regular residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. The solid waste transfer facility will also be open for business on Monday. The Recycling Drop-Off Center, 590 I-45 North, will be closed to the public Monday, but will open as usual on Tuesday. For more information, call (936) 294-5743.
Downtown Walking Tours
May is Preservation Month and to celebrate, the Main Street Program will offer free guided downtown walking tours every Friday at 2 p.m. Interested citizens can put on their walking shoes and meet at the Gazebo on the courthouse lawn for a historical tour that will last 30 minutes to one hour. Tours will end at the Gibbs-Powell House on 11th Street where there will be an additional tour opportunity. For more information, call (936) 291-5920 or e-mail
Rita B. Huff Garage Sale Donations 
The Rita B. Huff Humane Society is accepting donations for its annual spring garage sale Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, at the old Wal-mart building on Highway 30. Call (936) 295-4666 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday to make arrangements for pick-up or drop off. 
Pine Prairie Baptist Seeks Former Pastors
The Pine Prairie Free Will Baptist Church will be 100 years old and a homecoming will be held Saturday, June 2. The church is looking for former pastors/fill-ins or the children and grandchildren of these men who want to have a part in the event. For more information, call Anita Duke at (936) 291-9229 or Linda Clements at (936) 291-8718.

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