Oneonta, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter. She worked at the Oneonta Manor Nursing Home in the dietary department for 20 years. She enjoyed her flowers and crossword puzzles. Predeceasing her were husband Revis Thomas Self, parents Robert and Alma Jean Walton Cureton, great-granddaughter Brooklyn Ann Miller, sisters Nancy Nygren and Shirley Rudin. Surviving are children Gary Thomas Self, […]

Gourds galore

Phillip ‘Red’ Mulkey proudly displays his bountiful fall harvest – sweet potatoes, gourds, and pumpkins. The sweet potatoes, a result of 25 plants, produced a bumper crop with many weighing in at over 4 pounds each. The gourds were truly a spectacular sight, ranging in color from green to bright yellow, orange, and white, and all shapes and sizes. Remnants […]

Rose Garden Club gets busy

Members of the Oneonta Rose Garden Club were spotted doing what they do best, keeping Oneonta beautiful, at the railroad historical marker near the Oneonta Public Library. The club will be busy planting fall annuals at other locations on Jefferson Avenue, the Senior Citizens Center, the welcome sign at the Veterans Memorial, and The Olive Home over the next few […]

Bullard wins award

Jo Ann Bullard is pictured with the 2014 Female Songwriter award she received at the Agape Fest held in Granbury, Texas, recently. She won in the category of gospel and inspirational country music. Her new CD, released this summer, is titled ‘True Story’ and may be purchased at

Award-winning jeweler

Oneonta resident and Barton-Clay Fine Jewelers’ jeweler Patrick Conway received two awards from the Alabama Jewelers Association at the 2014 convention held recently. He took first prize for the sterling silver and carved coral ‘Warrior-King’ cuff links he created, and first prize with a unique 18-karat white gold, kunzite, aquamarine, and diamond pendant. Conway made his first ring at age […]

Alabama tribes represented at Hayden Middle School

Representatives from the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama and the Choctaw Nation were on hand at Hayden Middle School recently to discuss tribal customs and artifacts as a celebration of Native American Heritage Day. The tribe members demonstrated traditional dance, bow-and-arrow technique, hatchet throwing, finger weaving, and creating corn husk dolls, medicine bags, and gourd rattles. The students were also […]


Ham and Corn Chowder

Ingredients1/2 cup coarselychopped onion1/2 cup butter ormargarine, melted1 (17-oz.) can creamstyle corn1/2 cup half-and-half1 cup chopped cookedham1/8 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. pepper Directions Saut√© onion in butter in a Dutch oven until tender. Add remaining ingredients; cook over low heat until heated (do not boil). Yield: 4 cups. Microwave Directions: Combine onion and butter in a 2-quart casserole; cover with heavy-duty […]

Oneonta School Board passes Amendment 4 resolution; handles other routine items

In its monthly meeting Monday evening, the Oneonta School Board approved the Sept. 30 year-end financial report. It also approved a resolution supporting passage of Alabama Constitutional Amendment 4 which will appear on the general election ballot next week. The amendment protects the school system from unfunded state mandates that would deplete resources dedicated to the education of children. In […]

Last chance to register for Holiday Decorating Contest

November is almost here which means Christmas is right around the corner, and the Oneonta Business Association is hosting the Second-Annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Registration is due this Friday, and contest entry is free. The contest includes a category for businesses and for-profit entities, and this year a non-commercial category has been added which includes individuals, schools, school groups, churches, […]

Save your life

s with many types of cancer, breast cancer is most successfully treated when it is detected early. Over the previous quarter century, death rates for breast cancer have been on the decline, a positive development that, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer, suggests is a byproduct of the heightened awareness of […]