Last week’s Woodland Park poem was written by Randy Hale.

Neely’s Little Ninjas

Neely’s Little Ninjas is a beginner mixed martial arts class for five- to eight-year-olds. They learn basic punches, kicks, stance, and work on strength and flexibility. Their semester recently finished with a sparring tournament. All participants received a chevron for their accomplishment and a certificate of completion. The top two in each division received medals. The Neely Arts Center will […]

Jones signs scholarship

Southeastern High School senior running back, Avery Jones, has committed to play football at Maryville College in Tennessee. Jones has played varsity football for six years at Southeastern, since the program began at the school. He is the son of Michael and Chere Jones, pictured, with sister Michaela, and the grandson of Newton and Rebecca Williams of Cleveland and Eddie […]

Multi-car accident claims life of Cleveland man

A Monday morning accident two miles south of Hayden claimed the life of a Cleveland man and left another person injured, according to the Alabama State Trooper’s Office. The 8 a.m. accident occurred when the 2005 Toyota Philip Bryan Krutchen was driving crossed the center line and struck four vehicles traveling on Ala 160. A driver of a 2006 Ford […]

Sports Briefs

OHS FOOTBALL MATTRESS SALE The fourth annual football mattress fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 10, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the high school gym. Save up to 50% off retail: twin from $249; full from $289; queen from $299; king from $499. All mattresses are brand new with factory warranty and financing and layaway is available. All […]

Swann earns honors

HollyAnn Swann earned all-conference honors for Marshall University at the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Rice University in Houston, Tex. She finished third out of 43 runners with a new school record of 17:11.64 in the 5000 meter run, besting the former record, set in 2007. Earlier in the season at The University of Virginia, her 10K […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is William McClellan, Aubrey Glasscock is pastor. The church is located on County Road 27 on Straight Mountain. MOUNTAIN CHAPEL CHURCH will have Homecoming services on Sunday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, and The Redemption Trio singing at […]

Doris S. Brasseale

DORIS S. BRASSEALE, 63, Highland Lake, died May 27, 2018. Parents Henry and Ollie Nix Sutherland predeceased her. Surviving are husband Bruce Brasseale; daughter Dana Hettich; son-in-law Jesse Dover; grandchildren Harper, Henry; three siblings. In lieu of a service the family is honoring her memory by donating time and money to the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, Birmingham, and the […]

Ella Ruth Brown

ELLA RUTH BROWN, 85, Pine Mountain, died May 31, 2018. Predeceasing her were husband J.D. Brown, parents Otis and Ruby Horton, and son Ronnie Brown. Surviving are daughter Venecia (Steve) Smith; granddaughters Brandi (Paul) Moro, Leslie (Josh) Pendergrass; grandson Heath (Cynthia) Brown; six great-grandchildren; brother J.B. Horton. Steve Moro officiated the 2 p.m. service held June 3 at Lemley Funeral […]

Hershell Wallace Garrard

HERSHELL WALLACE GARRARD, 82, Oneonta, died May 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was a member of Oneonta Masonic Lodge # 324 F&AM, owner of Garrard Plumbing for more than 50 years, and enjoyed bluegrass music. Predeceasing him were mother Nora Presley and six siblings. Surviving are wife of 61 years Nell Garrard; children Linda (James) Wood, […]