CALENDAR

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet tomorrow, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Oneonta. Rene Powers, ALGOP Sixth District Chairperson, will speak.

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL BAND FUNDRAISER will be Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the school parking lot. Vendor and yard sale spaces are available for $15 each. Contact Margann Stites at 205-756-2364 or margannts@gmail.com to reserve your space.

BLOUNT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY welcomes Kati Murphree to the Blount County Memorial Museum Sunday, July 25, at 2 p.m. Murphree will speak about The Beatles and display personal memorabilia connected to the group. The program is free and open to the public. Phone 205-625-6905 for information.

SNEAD STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOB FAIR AND CAREER EXPO will be Thursday, July 29, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater, Albertville. Come dressed to impress and bring a current resume. Visit www.snead.edu/jobfair for more information.

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. Shop, dine at local restaurants and food trucks, listen to live music with Chapter V, and enjoy family fun for all ages.No entry fee. Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com, www.facebook.com/oneontabusinessassociation, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about these and other OBA events and activities.

THE LADY LAKERS will host a benefit luncheon for Blount County Sav-A-Life Saturday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., at The Anchor. Minimum $25 donation per person is suggested. Seating is limited. RSVP to Allie Pearson at 205-617-7010 or pearsonsamallie@hotmail.com.

BLOUNT COUNTY DHR FOSTER PARENT CLASSES begin Tuesday, Aug. 17. Phone 205-274- 5200 for information.

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.

LEWISBURG JUNIOR HIGH REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 14, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., at Fultondale Elementary School. For more information contact Melissa Linton Stephens at 205-631-7042.

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. Come 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.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Come plant seedlings at the Nursery on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. More info at www.flfr.org.

Joan Babcock’s “Blue Heron” mural at Sullivan’s Auto Service on Ala 79 in Cleveland is almost finished. 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.

Register for hikes and cleanups, learn more about FLFR, donate, and much more at www.FLFR.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ELECTRIC AND PROPANE ASSISTANCE Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama is offering assistance paying electric and propane bills. To apply, download the LITTLite mobile app or call 1-855-287-1730 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Program funding is provided by ADECA. Visit www.caaneal.org or follow us on Facebook for more information.

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 is now open. Those age 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 (across from Douglas High School). Phone 256-840-1440 for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM For genealogy appointments, phone Amy Rhudy during museum hours Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at 205-625-6905.

TLC NURSING CENTER requests inspirational and encouraging letters from the community. They can be addressed to specific patients or just general words of encouragement for staff or patients. The activities and social work team will print letters and give them out or read them when appropriate. Send letters to loveletters@tlcnursingcenter.com.