Boy Scouts enjoy camporee

Locust Fork Boy Scout Troop 159 enjoyed their time at the 2011 Fall camporee in Hayden, winning the title of “Best Overall Troop” with lots of team work and practice. The troop also took home first place in “Blindfold Knots” and “Log Tying;” second place in “Broken Leg Racing” and “Tri-Pod Chair;” and third place in “Giant Knot,” “Orienteering Compass […]

60th Anniversary

Sedrick and Rose Cardwell’s 60th wedding anniversary is Dec. 1, 2011. They were married at the home of Rev. G.C. Bains in Gardendale. Mr. Cardwell grew up in Susan Moore and attended school there. He is retired after 44 years’ employment with Hayes International and has been a member of the VFW for 50 years. Mrs. Cardwell grew up in […]


Brittany Meagan Self and Frances Scott Schwendemann will exchange wedding vows at 4 o’clock Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Alveridge Hall in Queenstown, New Zealand. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Donna Self of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Burrell, Ashville, Martha Burrell, Gadsden, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Self, Oneonta. The […]


DO YOU HAVE COATS hanging in your closet that are too small, too large, or that for whatever reason won’t be worn this winter? Hope House Inc. needs coats to pass on to children and adults who otherwise won’t stay warm on cold days ahead. The Family Resource Center urges that the coats you share be clean and in good […]

Wester reappointed to Oneonta Housing Authority

The Oneonta City Council, in a brief pre-Thanksgiving session, accepted Oneonta Housing Authority’s recommendation to reappoint Dalton Wester to that body. Chair Kim Hamby requested the action by letter to the council. City manager Ed Lowe reported the contractor had poured the new sidewalk in the city’s downtown revitalization project. The first sidewalk’s grade had not met Americans with Disabilities […]

National Adoption Day celebrated

Doom predicted for schools

It’s general knowledge that American schools rank poorly with those of some other advanced countries over the world. A film to be given an advanced screening at Blountsville this Friday night foresees things worsening, predicting a “real and imminent crisis in our educational system” because of “how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the […]


THE AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION will meet at the home of Ray and Jane Sims on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12 noon. Questions? Phone 274-7302 or 274-7878. ARE YOU 50 OR OLDER? Are you seeking a job? The AWARE program (Aging Workers Are Reliable Employees) may be able to help you. Call Lynette at 625-5159 for more information about the […]

2011-11-30 E-Edition

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