Free Bulbs!

Light bulbs, that is.

The Decatur Minute announces that attendees of this year’s Decatur Greenfest on May 1st will receive a free compact floresent lighbulb if they’re willing to sign an agreement stating they replace one incandesant bulb once they get home.  And anyone proactive enough to bring an incandesant bulb with them to the Fest will receive TWO free bulbs!

Supplies are limited, so plan on getting there on the 3pm side of the 3p-9:30p event duration.

DHS Close Up Students Off To D.C. & Gettysburg Next Week

Mr. Billingsley writes in…

The Decatur High School Close Up Club will send 15 students to Washington, D.C. on April 11 for a week of government policy making and citizenship training. One of my goals is to connect the 9th and 10th grade students to past events that played a major role in the history of the United States.

On April 11, at 3:15, students will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreath will be dedicated to LCDR Harry S. Edwards and SGT Jonathan B. Shields. These former DHS students were killed in action while serving in the military(Edwards in Vietnam and Shields in Iraq).

Later in the week, we will visit the Gettysburg National Battlefield to lay a wreath on the 11th Mississippi monument. Ms. Clyde McCarty, a Decatur homeowner and retired teacher,is one of the few living descendants of Pvt. Joseph Gates Marble. During Pickett’s Charge, Pvt. Marable carried the colors of his unit closer to the federal troops than any other Confederate unit before being captured. Dale Gallon who personally dedicated a copy of his work to Ms. McCarty shows that event in a painting. Marable was her great uncle. The event and painting can be viewed at

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