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Track meet set for May 16 Bob Jones High School track and field team is hosting the first Elementary Extreme track meet, to be held Friday, May 16 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the BJHS track complex. The track meet is open to all kindergarten through sixth grade students, with a separate girls and boys division for each grade group.
Scheduled events include: 100, 200 and 440 meter dashes; 800 and 1600 meter runs; long jump; high jump; shot put and discus. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded to winners.
There will be a $5 fee to enter up to five events. Proceeds will go toward this and other BJHS track and field activities.
For more information, call coach Robin Gaines at 772-2547 or Sally Warden at 772-9002.
Valley corridor summit planned A three-day summit will be conducted in regard to the Tennessee Valley Corridor, to be held May 27-29 at the Huntsville Von Braun Center. Those interested can register for $125 at www.tennvalleycorridor.org. The theme is "Creating Next Generation Transportation Solutions." For more information, call Erin Laurence or Jennifer Compton at 615-259-7492.
Fishing rodeo set for Saturday The 21st annual Madison County Commission Fishing Rodeo begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Sharon Johnston Park. All you need is a fishing pole or rod and reel. Bait, hooks and corks will be available at no cost. Children from 5-10 years old may fish from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., and 11-15 year olds may fish from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Directions: Go east on I-565/72 to Moores Mill Road; go north on Moores Mill to Winchester Road; go east on Winchester for 10 miles and turn left onto Coleman Road; go to the third park gate on left.
Job search help available A representative from the Decatur Career Center Employment Security office will be available each Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Decatur-Madison VA Medical Clinic, 8075 Madison Blvd. Veterans can find help in finding employment. For more information, call 256-355-0142.
Naval sea cadets sought Young Americans 13-17 years of age are invited to join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets. Membership provides teenagers with a sampling of military life, with not obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. However, should a cadet decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, their cadet training may allow entry at an advanced pay grade. New recruits must complete two weeks of recruit training during the summer. For more information, call Arnold Staton at 325-3057.

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