HISTORIAN JOHN YOUNG WILL BE DISCUSSING and signing copies of his new book, Visions of Restoration: The History of Churches of Christ, on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the Overton Memorial Library on the campus of Heritage Christian University in Florence. HCU is located at 3625 Helton Drive in Florence. Books will be available for purchase at the event. John is an alumnus of Mars Hill Bible School. All are invited to attend this free program.

THE COLBERT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER is gearing up for their Bake Sale and Adoption Event on Saturday, September 14 from 10am-2pm at Pet Depot in Muscle Shoals - the front of Southgate Mall. Come early and get your sweet Tailgate Snacks - you may also find a four-legged football fan to take home with you! Dogs from the shelter will be on-site and available for adoption.

Bakers are asked to drop off their goodies for the bake sale at Pet Depot no later than Friday, September 13. All kinds of home-made items are appreciated. However, individual cake slices, groups of cookies, lemon bars, or the like must be wrapped individually and marked with item name. Volunteers are needed and encouraged to call the volunteer coordinator for this event, Alex Terrell, 256-291-7782.