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Briefs

By Staff
Beware of scam The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be aware of possible scam artists hoping to prey on American patriotism.
Be aware of pleas for funds to help victims of the war or those fighting in the war, appeals to patriotism and claims of government affiliation or approval, or promotions that hype up fear and panic.
The BBB reminds you to never give your credit card or Social Security number to an unknown telemarketer or in response to an unsolicited email. Check out charities online or by contacting the organization personally and request mailed information. For more information, call the BBB at 1-800-239-1642.
Madison Timber Wolves 12-0 The Madison Recreation Center's 14 and under boys division basketball team, the Timber Wolves, went undefeated in the regular season with a perfect record of 12-0 under the direction of coaches MP Lowery and David Oakley. Players are Kyle Oakley, Nick Bean, Wesley Calloway, Nathan Carter, Marcus Dille, Miloh England, Michael Lowery, Brent Oakley, and Dylan Saulsbury. Congratulations on a perfect season.
Panoply volunteers needed The 22nd annual Panoply of the Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to assist with Panoply 2003. Volunteers are needed for tasks like greeting festival attendees at the entrance gates, helping in the Panoply Convenience Store, assisting children in hands-on activities and more. Volunteer work shifts are flexible and generally last only two-three hours. Panoply 2003 is scheduled for April 25-27 at Huntsville's Big Spring Park. Hours are Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, visit the Panoply website: www.panoply.org or call The Arts Council at 256-519-2787.
Srikishen named semifinalist Bob Jones High School senior Neel B. Srikishen was recently named one of six Alabama semifinalists in the 2003 Presidential Scholars Program. The award is based on academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and community. Srikishen will now have the opportunity to compete to become one of 141 Presidential Scholars nationwide. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will announce the winners in June. Sen. Richard Shelby announced the state's semifinalists and congratulated them for "excelling academically and for the leadership they've displayed to their peers."
Nominations sought for father of the year Nominations for Madison County's First Father of the Year are being sought by The Volunteer Center of Madison County.
The father of the year for 2003 will be honored on June 21 at a gala event in Huntsville. Nominations will be accepted through April 21. Forms and more information are available by calling the center at 539-7797 and from the Web site at www.volunteerhsv.org. Spouses, children, friends, and co-workers make the nominations. Nominees must work or reside within Madison County and be reviewed for the qualifications that make individuals outstanding fathers.

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

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Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

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Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

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Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

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Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

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James Clemens medical and drama students, first responders simulate trauma scene

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Scholarships at stake in American Legion oratorical contest

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Nichols’ podcast avers multi-disciplines feed theatre

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Town Madison becomes city’s first Arts & Entertainment District

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Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

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Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

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Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

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Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

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Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

James Clemens High School

Markowitz, Odom and Wyche earn BBB’s ‘Torch Award for Ethics’

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Arslanbekov of Madison merits first place in von Braun Symposium

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Civic-minded groups help Madison’s blood supply

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Fantasy Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” to open Dec. 2

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Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theatre lab

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Rocket City Christmas Light Show in Madison returns Friday

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Reflections fine arts gives outlet for students’ creativity

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Madison natives, The Beasley Brothers, plan annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theater Dec. 15

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Huntsville International Airport: TSA expects surge in travel volume for Thanksgiving, stresses preparedness

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