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BLOUNT COUNTY VETERANS PARADE will be Saturday, Nov. 6. Anyone interested in participating in the parade is asked to contact Amy Rhudy, Blount County Memorial Museum curator, at 205-625-6905, Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., or Lester Hallman at 205-283-4576.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturdays, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, and Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to noon: Landscaping at Scenic Overlook.

Saturdays, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, and Jan 8: Riverbank cleanups at five locations. Swann Covered Bridge starts at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 13: Horton Mill Covered Bridge hike led by Tammy Mason.

Come plant seedlings and share plant knowledge at the Restoration Nursery in Royal on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Last day to volunteer is Nov. 22. Nursery will reopen Jan. 17, 2022.

FLFR seeks a college level environmental/science student for a paid internship. Work 20 hours per month while completing requirements for FLFR Watershed Steward Certificate. Email info@flfr.com for more information. Funds provided by a CAWACO RC&D grant.

Winning photos from the 2021 Art & Photo Contest are on display at The Gym through Dec.1. Winners from the 2020 contest are on display at Shape’n Up.

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

SAND VALLEY COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL and yard sale will be Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Sand Valley Ball Park. Vendor spaces are available for $50 each. There will be a silent auction, cake walk, quilt show, food trucks, horseshoes and other games, hayrides, and a veterans memorial booth. All proceeds benefit the park. Phone Barbara Gay at 404-353-7439 or Norval Stoves at 205-401-2329 for information.

ONEONTA SENIOR CENTER A representative of M4A will be at the center Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m., to help those 60 and up with Medicare open enrollment. First come, first served.

ALABAMA WATER WATCH VOLUNTEERS Play a vital role in protecting the Locust Fork River by learning to monitor water chemistry and perform bacteriological testing. New volunteers and those needing to recertify email debra@flfral.com ASAP with contact information and phone number. Course will be online with an in-person field testing day Saturday, Dec. 4. (Rain date Dec. 11.)

OHS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. Elementary, middle, and high school choirs and the concert band will perform. Capt. Bill Hendrickson will be guest speaker. Veterans and family members are asked to RSVP by Friday, Nov. 5, to Bethany Franklin at bfranklin@ocsredskins.com or 205-545-5913.

SNEAD STATE WIND BAND will perform Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m., at the Bevill Center Auditorium. The band is comprised of Snead State students, adults within the Snead State area, and area high school students who have demonstrated excellence in All-State tryouts. Contact director Mike McGee at mike.mcgee@snead.edu or 256-840-4148 for more information.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Anyone interested in decorating a spot for a business, church, civic group, or family may register through Monday, Nov. 15. Decorating will begin in November. Registration forms are available at the park office or online at www.blountcountypark.com/activities/christmas/. Phone the park at 205-274-0017 with questions.

WEST BLOUNT CHRISTMAS PARADE will be Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Details will be posted on the West Blount Fire District Facebook page.

A SHOT FOR ALABAMA The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and Alabama Cooperative Extension System are looking for current Alabama residents age 19 and older to participate in a survey about COVID-19 vaccination awareness and acceptance. You do not have to be vaccinated to participate. Visit aub.ie/ASFACM to complete the survey. Contact Dr. Matt Ulmer, PhD, at ulmermj@aces.edu or 334-844- 3517 or Dr. Salisa Westrick, PhD, at westrsc@auburn.edu or 334-844-8314 with questions.

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

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for information or photos of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (formerly Church of Christ) located next to Auto Zone in Oneonta. If you have information please contact Amy Rhudy during museum hours Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at 205-625-6905 or Shirley Hall at 205- 994-1135.

ALABAMA EXTENSION SERVICE Important flooding recovery resources are available on the Alabama Extension website www.aces.edu. Topics cover a wide range of issues from gardens and fields to livestock and their forage.

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.

ONEONTA SENIOR CENTER offers arts and crafts, games, monthly day trips and blood pressure checks, computer games and internet access, fall festivals, and holiday parties. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The center is located at 101 First Avenue East. Phone 205-625-4476 for more information.

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

DOUGLAS SENIOR CENTER 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.

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

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY has a display of china painted by Betty Alexander. Also on display are some of her wood carvings. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Masks are required for entry. Phone 205-429-3156, visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary.info, or follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for info.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is reopened to the public. Masks are required and patrons are asked to maintain social distance. Curbside service remains available with 30 minutes notice. Reserve items through the catalog page of www.oneontapubliclibrary.org or by calling 205-274-7641. 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.

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.

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.