CASA anticipates operational changes



After more than a decade of operating as a self-contained county program, administrative direction of Blount County Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) will be transferred to the state CASA office in Birmingham, according to local CASA board of directors president Barbara Andersen. The program is expected to become part of a regional organization made up of four to six […]

Voice master class set for July 22-29



Carol Lewey, soprano, will present a voice master class July 22-29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Eris Horton Auditorium at Oneonta High School. Cost is $30 for the week or $7 per day. A recital will be held at the conclusion of the class on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Call Lewey at 274-0511 for more information and to pre-register, […]

O’Toole qualifies for U.S. Amateur



Casey O’Toole holed a 50-foot birdie putt on the final hole Monday to force a playoff and then knocked home an 8-foot birdie on the first extra hole to claim a spot in next month’s U.S. Amateur Championship. O’Toole, a graduate of Oneonta High School and Samford University, won the second qualifying spot over Alex Mahlik of Madison. Cullman’s Jake […]

ONEONTA LIONS CLUB CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT



will be Thursday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will feature a four-man scramble format and the entry fee is $50 per player. Each player will receive a door prize and lunch and there will be prizes for first-, second-, and thirdplace along with hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to […]

Sport Shorts



ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is now underway. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center through Aug. 2, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534. TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS for the 10-and-under BPA Extreme will be Saturday, July 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holly Pond […]

NEWSbriefs



BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Guest speaker will be Meleah Davis, chief probation officer for the Blount County Juvenile Probation program. NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, July 18, at 10 a.m. at The Outlaw Steakhouse in Guntersville. Speaker will be officer Curtis Summerville of the Alabama State […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Be prepared?

Background Scripture: Ezra 8:21-23.Devotional Reading: 2 Chronicles 7:12-18. No, the “Background Scripture” for today, Ezra 8:21- 23, is not a misprint: the interdenominational committee that prepares the outlines for the Uniform Bible Lessons selected just three verses for our study this week. In the 49 years that I have been writing “The Bible Speaks,” I cannot recall ever being assigned […]

THOMAS LEWIS DABBS,



59, Hayden, died July 9, 2013. He was an active member of Taylor United Methodist Church and employed with Ebsco Industries. Parents Eugene and Laverna Dabbs predeceased him. Surviving are sisters Penny Methvin, Helena, and Carroll (Leonard) Sparks, Hayden; brothers Rod Dabbs and Larry (Linda) Dabbs, both of Hayden; two nieces; four nephews. Horace Swann, Denny Armstrong, and Jim Stephens […]

SYLVIA ‘DOOB’ STEPHENSON DADE,



81, Pensacola, Fla., died July 7, 2013. Formerly of Remlap, Mrs. Dade retired from K-Mart with 25 years of service. Following her retirement, she and husband Junior traveled throughout the country and overseas to visit their children in the military. She also loved Alabama football, shopping, and raising her Dachshunds. She was predeceased by parents Thomas C. and Telitha J. […]

BILLY RAY DUMAS,



78, Oneonta, died July 12, 2013, at the residence. A retired electrician with Western Electric, he graduated from Oneonta High School in 1954. Parents Albert Alvin and Ora Lee Cole Dumas predeceased him, as did brothers L.G., Charles, Roy, James, and Bobby Dumas. Surviving are wife Faye Dumas; son Jimmy (Rachael) Dumas; daughters Billie Faye (Rickey) Price, Nedra Dumas Deerman, […]


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