CALENDAR

SUSAN MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will have kindergarten and new student registration tomorrow, July 8, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Bring student’s birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of residence, and blue slip.

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL will have kindergarten registration tomorrow, July 8, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., at the high school. Bring parent driver’s license and proof of residence and student birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunization record. Registration forms are available at www.blountboe.net under the Parents/Students tab.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturday, July 10: River cleanups at five locations. Details and registration at www.flfr.org.

Saturday, July 10: Visit our booth at Nature Ramp Expo from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.at Huntsville Botanical Gardens.

Thursday, July 15: Deadline to submit entries in the 2021 Art & Photo Contest. Banners displaying 2020 Art & Photo Contest winners are on display at The Gym in Oneonta through July 31. Entry details at www.flfr.org.

Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Ruminations on the River guided by Tina. Come to King’s Bend Scenic Overlook Park with chair, pen and paper, and drinking water. Dress comfortably and be prepared to wade into shallow water. Registration required at www.flfr.org.

Come plant seedlings at the Nursery on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. More info at www.flfr.org.

Joan Babcock is working on our “Blue Heron” mural at Sullivan’s Auto Service on Ala 79 in Cleveland. Completed murals, “Let Nature be Your Teacher,” by Joan Babcock at 237 Railroad Boulevard in Oneonta and “Explore the River” by Lakshmi Tummalapalli and @OneExplorer at 62441 U.S. Highway 231 in Cleveland are available for photos. Share your pics on social media with the hashtags #FLFRMurals and #NatureAwarenessMurals.

Learn more, donate, and much more at www.FLFR.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

ROYAL FIRE DEPARTMENT will host a slow-pitch softball tournament Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, beginning at 8 a.m., at Royal Ball park to raise funds for the department. Phone 205-446-1836 for info.

ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION Youth football fees need to be paid by day of uniform fitting, Saturday, July 10. If you have equipment that belongs to park and rec, please bring it to the Rec Center by this date. Fittings will be at the Rec Center with following times: kindergarten 9 a.m.; first 9:30 a.m.; second 10 a.m.; third 10:30 a.m.; fourth 11 a.m.; fifth 11:30 a.m.; sixth noon. Coaches need to be there to help.

Fall soccer registration for U5, U7, U9, U11, U13, and high school ages is now open. Larger turnout is expected so register ASAP. Waitlists will be started once age groups are full. Cost will include uniform; player must provide cleats, shin guards, and soccer ball. Register at www.oneonta.club. ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Cruise and Croon events are scheduled for Saturdays, July 31 and Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta.

Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com, www.facebook.com/oneontabusinessassociation, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about these and other OBA events and activities.

ONEONTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Kindergarten students will start school on a staggered schedule to allow them to learn routines and layout of the school in a smaller group. All boys will attend a full school day on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 11. All girls will attend a full school day on Thursday, Aug. 12, and Friday, Aug. 13. All students will attend as normal on Monday, Aug. 16.

MURPHREE REUNION Descendants of Solomon and May Murphree will have a reunion Saturday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Wayne and Vanessa Brown’s barn located at 1226 Barwick Road, Blountsville. Bring your favorite food to share for lunch. Phone 205-559-1926 with questions.

SMALL FARMER TRAINING 2021 Wallace State Community College is conducting online and on-site small farmer training classes through Aug. 25. Visit www.wallacestate.edu/smallfarmer2021 or contact Travis Kress at 256-352-8115 or travis.kress@wallacestate.edu for more information or to register.

SNEAD SENIOR CENTER is now open at 268 Richman Drive. Join us for activities and lunch. Home delivered meals are available. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-466-7628 for information.

ENCOMPASS HEALTH HOSPICE is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to patients. Volunteers run errands, walk and care for pets, and assist with light house cleaning. Volunteers are given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do. For more information or to sign up, contact Terri Bailey, volunteer coordinator, at 205-762-0998 or Terri.Bailey@encompasshealth.com.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-429-3156, visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary. info, or follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for information.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NORTHEAST ALABAMA, a non-profit organization, is taking applications for a part-time assistant case manager. Send resume to taylor@caaneal.org or phone 256-899-9180 with questions.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Library hours are: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Masks are preferred. Phone the library at 205-274-7641 or visit www.oneontapubliclibrary.org for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or until everyone sells out) at the Agribusiness Center, New Street, Oneonta.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK Free tours of the cabins are available during regular hours. The park is available for weddings, reunions, and meetings and is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205-429-2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations.

SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL Oneonta Fire Department has a safe medication disposal box outside the fire department on Second Street. Medications can be dropped off at any time.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will not hold regular monthly meetings until further notice.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at R&R BBQ, Hwy 411, Odenville. Meeting and meal at 6 p.m. All Purple Heart recipients and spouses are welcome to attend or join. Contact Chap. Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-844-1017.

GROW MORE GIVE MORE is a project that teaches home gardeners new skills and encourages them to share their harvest with the community. We teach you to Grow More fruits and vegetables so you can Give More to those fighting hunger and food insecurity. Visit www.aces.edu/go/growmore for online resources, contact the Blount County Extension Office at 205-274-2129, or phone the Master Gardener Helpline at 877-252-4769.

You may drop off donated produce at the following sites:

• One Life Mission, 35 Salem Church Road, Blountsville, AL 35031, Angel Holmes, 205-493-3443

• 79 Thrift Store/Eagle’s Wings/ Teen Challenge, 23536 State Highway 79, Trafford, AL 35172, Phillip Jones or Rick Burleson, 205-966-2272

• Her Recovery/Redeemed, 130 Tuscaloosa Pike, Cleveland, AL 35049, Mary Beth Robertson, 205-446-7183

• The Recovery, 75 Cemetery Road, Altoona, AL 35952, Lisa or Chris Knight, 205-456-0212

• Locust Fork Thrift Store, 29984 State Highway 79, Locust Fork, AL 35097, 205-285-1688

ALABAMA APART TOGETHER is a crisis counseling program providing supportive services to Alabamians affected by COVID-19… all of us. Phone 1-888-442-1793 to access confidential and free services and information about available community resources.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER offers various types of assistance for senior citizens in Blount County. Phone 205-680-2068 or 800-596-4371 for information.

DOUGLAS SENIOR CENTER Those 60 and older can enjoy fellowship, games, and a meal Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The center also offers exercise equipment, quilting facilities, a pool table, and a computer. The center is located at 335 Stadium Circle, Douglas. Phone 256-840-1440 for more information.